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Ortelius - 31 Nights Itinerary A

Participate in a spectacular expedition to the Ross Sea. The first “Discovery Cruise” voyages to the Ross Sea were successfully completed in 2013. Take part in a new exploratory voyage to Campbell Island, home to the Southern Royal Albatross, to the huts of Shackleton and Scott on Ross Island, to the Bay of Whales and Kainan Bay, the starting points from where Norwegian Amundsen and the Japanese Shirase gained access to the ice-shelf in 1911 and 1912, and where Byrd wintered in Little America.

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Ortelius: Highlights

Ross Sea, Campbell Island, Bainan Bay, Peter I Island, Historic Antarctica

Ortelius: Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Ushuaia
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Antarctic Peninsula
Day 5: Fish Islands
Day 6: Bellingshausen Sea
Day 7: Bellingshausen Sea
Day 8: Peter Island
Day 9: Amundsen Sea
Day 10: Amundsen Sea
Day 11: Amundsen Sea
Day 12: Amundsen Sea
Day 13: Amundsen Sea
Day 14: Amundsen Sea
Day 15: Ross Sea
Day 16: At Sea
Day 17: Ross Island – Cape Evans – US-station McMurdo and Scott Base – Taylor Valley
Day 18: Ross Island – Cape Evans – US-station McMurdo and Scott Base – Taylor Valley
Day 19: Ross Island – Cape Evans – US-station McMurdo and Scott Base – Taylor Valley
Day 20: Ross Island – Cape Evans – US-station McMurdo and Scott Base – Taylor Valley
Day 21: Ross Island – Cape Evans – US-station McMurdo and Scott Base – Taylor Valley
Day 22: Ross Sea – Terra Nova Bay or Cape Hallet
Day 23: Ross Sea – Terra Nova Bay or Cape Hallet
Day 24: Cape Adare
Day 25: At Sea
Day 26: At Sea
Day 27: At Sea
Day 28: At Sea
Day 29: At Sea
Day 30: Campbell Island
Day 31: At sea.
Day 32: New Zealand
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Ortelius: Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Ushuaia

In the afternoon, we embark in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world located at the Beagle Channel and sail through this scenic waterway for the rest of the evening.

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Dinner
Day 2
At Sea
At Sea
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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 3
At Sea
At Sea
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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 4
Antarctic Peninsula

We arrive in the Antarctic Peninsula and in the morning sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel and land on Pléneau Island, where fur seals may haul-out on the beaches. Gentoo Penguins, Kelp Gulls and South Polar Skuas are confirmed breeders. Pléneau Island was first charted by the French Antarctic Expedition of 1903-05 of Jean-Baptiste Charcot and was named after his expedition’s photographer Paul Pléneau. We will also visit Petermann Island with colonies of Adélie and Gentoo Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags. Petermann Island was named after the German geographer August Petermann who was a member of a German Expedition in 1873-74.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 5
Fish Islands

Sailing south through the Penola Strait, we arrive at the Fish Islands. The small islands lying east of Flouder Island are called the Minnows, first charted by the British Graham Land Expedition (1934-37) of John Rymill. We may observe Adélie Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags among myriads of large icebergs. We may set foot on the Continent for the first time in the stunning setting of Prospect Point.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 6
Bellingshausen Sea

Today we might see our first pack-ice.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 7
Bellingshausen Sea

Today we might see our first pack-ice.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 8
Peter Island

Peter Island (or “Peter I Øy” in Norwegian) is an uninhabited volcanic island (19 kilometres long) in the Bellingshausen Sea. It was discovered by Fabian von Bellingshausen in 1821 and was named after the Russian Tsar Peter I.  It is claimed by Norway and considered a territory on its own. It is very rarely visited by passenger vessels due to the exposed nature of the place. If the weather conditions allow, we are likely to attempt a helicopter landing on the glaciated northern part of the island.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 9
Amundsen Sea

These days we sail through the Amundsen Sea along and through the outer fringes of the pack-ice, while we take advantage of the west-going Antarctic coastal current. The sailing along and through the ice is very lively, with sightings of single straggling Emperor Penguins, groups of seals on ice-flows, and also Orca's and Minke Whales along the ice-edge, often accompanied by different species of fulmarine petrels.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 10
Amundsen Sea

These days we sail through the Amundsen Sea along and through the outer fringes of the pack-ice, while we take advantage of the west-going Antarctic coastal current. The sailing along and through the ice is very lively, with sightings of single straggling Emperor Penguins, groups of seals on ice-flows, and also Orca's and Minke Whales along the ice-edge, often accompanied by different species of fulmarine petrels.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 11
Amundsen Sea

These days we sail through the Amundsen Sea along and through the outer fringes of the pack-ice, while we take advantage of the west-going Antarctic coastal current. The sailing along and through the ice is very lively, with sightings of single straggling Emperor Penguins, groups of seals on ice-flows, and also Orca's and Minke Whales along the ice-edge, often accompanied by different species of fulmarine petrels.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 12
Amundsen Sea

These days we sail through the Amundsen Sea along and through the outer fringes of the pack-ice, while we take advantage of the west-going Antarctic coastal current. The sailing along and through the ice is very lively, with sightings of single straggling Emperor Penguins, groups of seals on ice-flows, and also Orca's and Minke Whales along the ice-edge, often accompanied by different species of fulmarine petrels.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 13
Amundsen Sea

These days we sail through the Amundsen Sea along and through the outer fringes of the pack-ice, while we take advantage of the west-going Antarctic coastal current. The sailing along and through the ice is very lively, with sightings of single straggling Emperor Penguins, groups of seals on ice-flows, and also Orca's and Minke Whales along the ice-edge, often accompanied by different species of fulmarine petrels.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 14
Amundsen Sea

These days we sail through the Amundsen Sea along and through the outer fringes of the pack-ice, while we take advantage of the west-going Antarctic coastal current. The sailing along and through the ice is very lively, with sightings of single straggling Emperor Penguins, groups of seals on ice-flows, and also Orca's and Minke Whales along the ice-edge, often accompanied by different species of fulmarine petrels.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 15
Ross Sea

We approach the Ross Ice Shelf, a floating mass of land-ice, with a front 30 meters high. In the Bay of Whales at the eastern side of the shelf, close to Roosevelt Island (named by the American aviator Richard E. Byrd in 1934 for President Franklin D. Roosevelt), Roald Amundsen gained access to the Shelf and ventured to the South Pole, where he finally arrived on 14 December 1911. Also the Japanese explore Nobu Shirase had his camp in this area at Kainan Bay in 1912. We intend to attempt a helicopter landing on the Ross Ice Shelf if conditions allow for it.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 16
At Sea

Along the Ross Ice Shelf we sail to the west.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 17
Ross Island – Cape Evans – US-station McMurdo and Scott Base – Taylor Valley

In the Ross Sea we intend to visit Ross Island, guarded by Mount Erebus, Mount Terror and Mount Byrd with all the famous spots which played such an important role in the dramatic British expeditions of the last century such as Cape Royds with the cabin of Ernest Shackleton. We also intend to visit Cape Evans with the cabin of Robert Falcon Scott; from Hut Point, Scott and his men set out for the South Pole. If ice blocks access and weather conditions are otherwise favourable, we have the option to use the helicopters to offer landings in one or more places in this area. We will further make attempts to visit the US-station McMurdo and Scott Base - the New Zealand equivalent. From McMurdo Station we may offer a substantial 10 km hike to Castle Rock were we will have a great view across the Ross Ice Shelf toward the South Pole. We will land in by Helicopter in Taylor Valley, one of the Dry Valleys. The conditions here are the closest you get to the conditions on Mars anywhere on Planet Earth.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 18
Ross Island – Cape Evans – US-station McMurdo and Scott Base – Taylor Valley

In the Ross Sea we intend to visit Ross Island, guarded by Mount Erebus, Mount Terror and Mount Byrd with all the famous spots which played such an important role in the dramatic British expeditions of the last century such as Cape Royds with the cabin of Ernest Shackleton. We also intend to visit Cape Evans with the cabin of Robert Falcon Scott; from Hut Point, Scott and his men set out for the South Pole. If ice blocks access and weather conditions are otherwise favourable, we have the option to use the helicopters to offer landings in one or more places in this area. We will further make attempts to visit the US-station McMurdo and Scott Base - the New Zealand equivalent. From McMurdo Station we may offer a substantial 10 km hike to Castle Rock were we will have a great view across the Ross Ice Shelf toward the South Pole. We will land in by Helicopter in Taylor Valley, one of the Dry Valleys. The conditions here are the closest you get to the conditions on Mars anywhere on Planet Earth.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 19
Ross Island – Cape Evans – US-station McMurdo and Scott Base – Taylor Valley

In the Ross Sea we intend to visit Ross Island, guarded by Mount Erebus, Mount Terror and Mount Byrd with all the famous spots which played such an important role in the dramatic British expeditions of the last century such as Cape Royds with the cabin of Ernest Shackleton. We also intend to visit Cape Evans with the cabin of Robert Falcon Scott; from Hut Point, Scott and his men set out for the South Pole. If ice blocks access and weather conditions are otherwise favourable, we have the option to use the helicopters to offer landings in one or more places in this area. We will further make attempts to visit the US-station McMurdo and Scott Base - the New Zealand equivalent. From McMurdo Station we may offer a substantial 10 km hike to Castle Rock were we will have a great view across the Ross Ice Shelf toward the South Pole. We will land in by Helicopter in Taylor Valley, one of the Dry Valleys. The conditions here are the closest you get to the conditions on Mars anywhere on Planet Earth.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 20
Ross Island – Cape Evans – US-station McMurdo and Scott Base – Taylor Valley

In the Ross Sea we intend to visit Ross Island, guarded by Mount Erebus, Mount Terror and Mount Byrd with all the famous spots which played such an important role in the dramatic British expeditions of the last century such as Cape Royds with the cabin of Ernest Shackleton. We also intend to visit Cape Evans with the cabin of Robert Falcon Scott; from Hut Point, Scott and his men set out for the South Pole. If ice blocks access and weather conditions are otherwise favourable, we have the option to use the helicopters to offer landings in one or more places in this area. We will further make attempts to visit the US-station McMurdo and Scott Base - the New Zealand equivalent. From McMurdo Station we may offer a substantial 10 km hike to Castle Rock were we will have a great view across the Ross Ice Shelf toward the South Pole. We will land in by Helicopter in Taylor Valley, one of the Dry Valleys. The conditions here are the closest you get to the conditions on Mars anywhere on Planet Earth.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 21
Ross Island – Cape Evans – US-station McMurdo and Scott Base – Taylor Valley

In the Ross Sea we intend to visit Ross Island, guarded by Mount Erebus, Mount Terror and Mount Byrd with all the famous spots which played such an important role in the dramatic British expeditions of the last century such as Cape Royds with the cabin of Ernest Shackleton. We also intend to visit Cape Evans with the cabin of Robert Falcon Scott; from Hut Point, Scott and his men set out for the South Pole. If ice blocks access and weather conditions are otherwise favourable, we have the option to use the helicopters to offer landings in one or more places in this area. We will further make attempts to visit the US-station McMurdo and Scott Base - the New Zealand equivalent. From McMurdo Station we may offer a substantial 10 km hike to Castle Rock were we will have a great view across the Ross Ice Shelf toward the South Pole. We will land in by Helicopter in Taylor Valley, one of the Dry Valleys. The conditions here are the closest you get to the conditions on Mars anywhere on Planet Earth.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 22
Ross Sea – Terra Nova Bay or Cape Hallet

Sailing northward along the west coast of the Ross Sea, we pass by the Drygalski Ice Tongue and the Italian Mario Zucchelli Station in Terra Nova Bay. Should the ice prevent us from entering Terra Nova Bay we may progress further north were we find the specially protected area of Cape Hallet with a large Adélie Penguin rookery.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 23
Ross Sea – Terra Nova Bay or Cape Hallet

Sailing northward along the west coast of the Ross Sea, we pass by the Drygalski Ice Tongue and the Italian Mario Zucchelli Station in Terra Nova Bay. Should the ice prevent us from entering Terra Nova Bay we may progress further north were we find the specially protected area of Cape Hallet with a large Adélie Penguin rookery.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 24
Cape Adare

We will attempt to make a landing at Cape Adare. This is the place where people for the very first time wintered on the Antarctic Continent. The hut where the Norwegian Borchgrevink stayed in 1899 is surrounded by the largest colony of Adélie Penguins in the World.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 25
At Sea

Working our way through the sea-ice at the entrance of the Ross Sea and start our journey north through the Southern Ocean. Depending on weather conditions we may opt to set a course sailing by Scott Island.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 26
At Sea

Working our way through the sea-ice at the entrance of the Ross Sea and start our journey north through the Southern Ocean. Depending on weather conditions we may opt to set a course sailing by Scott Island.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 27
At Sea

Working our way through the sea-ice at the entrance of the Ross Sea and start our journey north through the Southern Ocean. Depending on weather conditions we may opt to set a course sailing by Scott Island.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 28
At Sea

Working our way through the sea-ice at the entrance of the Ross Sea and start our journey north through the Southern Ocean. Depending on weather conditions we may opt to set a course sailing by Scott Island.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 29
At Sea

Working our way through the sea-ice at the entrance of the Ross Sea and start our journey north through the Southern Ocean. Depending on weather conditions we may opt to set a course sailing by Scott Island.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 30
Campbell Island

We plan to visit the sub-Antarctic New Zealand Reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Campbell Island, with a luxuriant and blooming vegetation. The fauna on Campbell Island is fantastic with a large and easily accessible colony of Southern Royal Albatrosses on the main island and breeding Wandering, Campbell, Grey-headed, Black-browed, and Light-mantled Albatrosses on the satellite islands. Also three penguin species, Eastern Rockhopper, Erect-Crested and Yellow-Eyed Penguins breed here. In the 18th century seals were hunted to extinction, but Elephant Seals, Fur Seals and Sea Lions have recovered.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 31
At sea.
At sea.
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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 32
New Zealand

We arrive in Bluff, Ne Zealand, where passengers depart for their homebound journey.

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Breakfast

Ortelius: Prices

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32US$ 36,400US$ 26,600US$ 20,700US$ 20,700US$ 38,600US$ 35,000
Included in the price:
  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
  • Free use of rubber boots
  • Luggage transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in Ushuaia
  • Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation)
  • During voyages OTL23, OTL27 and OTL28: ship-to-shore helicopter transfers (with no specific amount of helicopter time guaranteed)
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material
Not included in the price:
  • Any airfare whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post-land arrangements
  • Transfers to the vessel in Ushuaia and Ascension and from the vessel in Ascension and Praia
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes
  • Meals ashore
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Charges for all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunications
  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided)
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