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Chinese New Year Antarctic Cruise - Now $500 off all prices
Chinese Speaking Guides, Antarctic Peninsula, Penguin Rookeries, Luxury Cruise Ship
10 Days  |  Depart:  02/05/14 - Return 02/14/14  |  Offer price from $4,120

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The Ocean Diamond at Sea


Sightseeing at sea level from a zodiac




Chinstrap penguins



Telefon Bay crater - Deception Island
South Shetlands Group


The Lemaire Channel on the Antarctic Peninsula
A unique trip to Antarctica on board a luxury expedition ship, the Ocean Diamond, overlaid with traditional Chinese culture shortly after the period of celebration of Chinese New Year 2014 (the Chinese New Year in 2014 begins on January the 31st, the year of the horse).

What more memorable way can there be to have a New Year to remember than to experience it in Antarctica surrounded by ice bergs, penguins and glaciers while enjoying the luxury of an ocean cruise in a Chinese atmosphere!

Unusually on this trip, there will be Chinese speaking guides and many or most of the passengers will also be Chinese.

Trip Highlights:  Luxury expedition ship with excellent service, fantastic cuisine, and experienced naturalist guides. All cabins have an exterior view and en suite facilities. A truly beautiful ship!

Rates - prices in USD $ Now $500 less than previously!
Offer prices:

$4,120 - Triple
$6,535 - Twin, obstructed view
$6,850 - Twin with window
$8,320 - Single - obstructed view and single porthole
$8,950 - Suite
$11,890 - Balcony suite

Above rates are per person and do NOT include flights to or from Ushuaia in Argentina where the ship sails from and returns to.

Ship - Ocean Diamond - Luxury Expedition Ship
Passengers: 189

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Ushuaia:
Arrive in Ushuaia, a small town at the "end of the world" surrounded by rugged peaks and glaciers, and transfer independently to your conveniently located hotel. The following day, in the afternoon, the Expedition Team gets you settled aboard your ship as you sail into the Beagle Channel to start your Antarctic expedition.
 
Day 2 Embarkation Day:
Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel. This historic channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of excitement as you depart for the world’s most southern continent!

Day 3 Crossing the Drake Passage:
Prepare for rough water, but do not be disappointed if your crossing is smooth sailing. This is where you can expect to earn your place in Antarctica. Time during these first days is largely spent chatting with other travelers and listening to the presentations given by your Expedition Team. Above all, watch out for the first ice-berg, they get carried around the Antarctic Ocean and don't drift north, they mean you have arrived!

Day 4-7 South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula:
Many factors play a role in shaping the expedition’s progress. There will be attempts to leave the ship to explore in a range of activity levels at least twice a day. Perhaps you’ll feel salt spray on your face as the Zodiac weaves in and around grounded icebergs in Pleneau Bay. You could scramble to the top of a craggy hill for an unforgettable view of an icy chasm near Port Lockroy. You might sit quietly on a pebbled beach and wait for a curious penguin chick to approach or plunge into the frigid Antarctic waters.   Over the course of the austral spring and summer, the sun lingers longer and longer, melting snow and ice. Wildlife abounds: chicks hatch and fledge, and pods of whales breach in a deep bay where a calving iceberg has churned up krill, the local delicacy. The natural cycle of life ensures that every expedition is different. And that every expedition is full of surprises! As you sail from island to shore to bay during four days in the Peninsula, the Expedition Team provides opportunities for contemplation, to test your endurance and engage your curiosity.

Day 8-9 The Drake Passage:
Today you leave Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage. In between bird watching and whale watching, and enjoying some final lectures by your expedition staff, this is a chance to relax and review your adventures before returning to Ushuaia.

Day 10 Depart Ushuaia:
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your independent flights home.

The distance to be travelled means that trips to the Eastern side of Antarctica take longer than trips to the Peninsula region from South America and are also subsequently more expensive.

There are also a lot less trips departing from this region than there are from South America meaning less choice of dates and of ship.

On the other hand, Eastern Antarctica is entirely within the Antarctic Circle and a different kind of Antarctica, as remote as it's possible to get on the planet. It is colder than a Peninsula trip and with a higher chance of rough seas at some point. Getting to Antarctica and back again is more of an expedition than the traditional kind of cruise. You will probably not see any other ships during your cruise at all and other than visits to research bases, you won't see any people other than those on your ship.

Antarctic Peninsula Region Cruises - (sample cruises)
Special trip offer - Chinese Speaking Guides, Antarctic Peninsula, Penguin Rookeries, Luxury Cruise Ship, 10 Days
Depart:  02/05/14 - Return 02/14/14  |  From $4,620
Trip Departure Dates Highlights Ship / Pax Options* Prices** Days Departure port
Antarctica Cruise - The Peninsula 11/15/13 South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Lemaire Channel, Paradise Bay, Port Lockroy Expedition Ship

Sea Adventurer - 122

  $4,595 -
$8,995
10 Ushuaia, Argentina
Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise 12/02/13, 12/07/13, 12/12/13, 12/17/13, 12/22/13, 12/27/13, 01/17/14, 01/22/14, 02/01/14, 02/06/14, 02/11/14 Fly over the Drake Passage both ways, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands Expedition Ship

Ocean Nova - 68
  $9,700 -
$17,995
7 Punta Arenas - Airport
Antarctic Peninsula Air-Cruise 11/30/12, 12/11/12 Sail south, fly back, South Shetland Islands, Abundant Wildlife, Lemaire Channel Research Vessel

Polar Pioneer - 54

kayaking
camping
$6,700 -
$11,800
10 Ushuaia, Argentina
return, Punta Arenas Chile
Antarctica Cruise - The Peninsula - Luxury expedition ship with 5-star service. 12/22/13 Antarctica Cruise - Falkland Islands, The Peninsula Luxury Expedition Ship

Silver Explorer - 132

  $13,750 -
$37,450
13 Ushuaia, Argentina
Antarctica Cruise - The Peninsula (Active Adventure) 12/10/13, 01/27/14, 02/24/14, 03/06/14, 03/16/13 South Shetlands, Antarctic Peninsula, Penguin Rookeries, Lemaire Channel Research Vessel

Akademik Sergey Vavilov - 92

kayaking,
camping
$5,990 -
$12,190
11 Ushuaia, Argentina
Antarctica Cruise - Crossing the Circle 2/16/14 Antarctic Peninsula, Sail far South to land on Antarctica inside the circle, visit penguins, icebergs on a luxury ship Luxury Expedition Ship

Sea Spirit - 112

kayaking,
camping
$11,395 -
$24,995
15 Ushuaia, Argentina
Antarctica Cruise - Weddell Sea Adventure 11/22/13, 1/4/14, 1/13/14, 2/15/14 Antarctic Peninsula, Penguins, Seals, Whales, Historic sites Scenic Exploration Ship

Fram- 240
  $7,876 -
$13,128
10 Ushuaia, Argentina
Trip Departure Dates Highlights Ship / Pax Options* Prices** Days Departure port
Antarctica Cruise - Weddell Sea & Peninsula 2/28/14 Remote Stunning Area, West and East of the Antarctic Peninsula, Seals and Penguins Research Vessel

Polar Pioneer - 56

kayaking

$8,200 -
$13,200
12 Ushuaia, Argentina
Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing 1/1/14, 2/16/14 Fly over the Drake Passage both ways,
Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands
Expedition Ship

Ocean Nova - 68

  $12,695 -
$19,795
9 Ushuaia, Argentina
Antarctica Cruise - Across the Circle Antarctic 12/20/13, 2/25/14, 3/9/14 Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Circle, Historic Areas Expedition Ship

Expedition - 68

kayaking
camping
$5,499 -
$12,999
14 Ushuaia, Argentina
Antarctica - Cruise - The Peninsula
Luxury expedition ship
11/27/13, 12/07/13, 12/17/13, 12/27/13, 01/6/14, 01/16/14, 01/26/14, 02/05/14 South Shetland, Paradise Bay, Lemaire Channel Luxury Expedition Ship

National Geographic Explorer- 148

  $11,990 -
$22,870
14 Buenos Aires / Ushuaia, Argentina
Antarctica Cruise - The Peninsula Luxury Expedition Ship 12/2/13, 12/12/12, 1/21/14, 1/31/14, 2/10/14, 2/20/14, 12/2/14, 12/12/14 Antarctic Peninsula, Penguin Rookeries, Lemaire Channel Luxury Expedition Ship

Silver Explorer - 132

  $9,750 -
$28,550
11 Buenos Aires / Ushuaia, Argentina
Antarctica Cruise - The Peninsula with Circle Crossing 2/10/14, 2/19/14 Sail south, fly back, South Shetlands, Antarctic Peninsula, Lemaire Channel, Spectacular Glaciers Research Vessel

Polar Pioneer - 54

kayaking $7,200 -
$12,200
10 Ushuaia, Argentina
Cruises Visiting South Georgia- (sample cruises)
Trip Departure Dates

Highlights

Ship / Pax

Options* Prices** Days Departure port
Antarctica, Falklands, & South Georgia 11/20/13, 1/31/14 Vast Colonies of King Penguins, Breathtaking Scenery, Historic sites, South Shetlands, Antarctic Peninsula Research Ship

Akademik Ioffe - 96
kayaking $11,190 -
$21,190
19 Ushuaia, Argentina
South Georgia, Antarctica & the Falklands

2/2/13

Vast Colonies of King Penguins, Breathtaking Scenery, Historic sites - kayaking option Expedition Ship

Sea Adventurer - 122

kayaking

$13,495 -
$25,595

23

Buenos Aires / Ushuaia, Argentina

South Georgia, Antarctica & The Falklands  10/19/13 Vast Colonies of King Penguins, Breathtaking Scenery, Historic sites Research Ship

Ushuaia - 84
  $8,500 -
$13,710
17 Fly to Stanley in the Falkland Islands from Santiago, disembark in Ushuaia, Argentina
Notes
*
options may be at additional cost and are usually booked when the cruise is booked - it may be too late once the cruise has started.
** prices are based per person, the lowest price is usually for triple occupancy in a basic cabin, the highest for double occupancy in the best available suite.

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