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Antarctica Discovery
January 16, 2021 – January 27, 2021
               
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Join us on an incredible journey through the vast beauty of the White Continent, featuring pristine polar wilderness, abundant wildlife, and spectacular scenery. The epitome of adventure, Antarctica is both a region in transformation—where effects of global climate change are noted—as well as a destination that transforms guests. Here in the remote, visitors find inspiration and perspective among elemental forces of ice, snow, water, and rock and become a part of the story of discovery. 

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Program Highlights:
    • Explore the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, a beautiful island chain filled with an impressive variety of wildlife.
    • Cruise aboard the perfect vessel for exploration. Ocean Victory is an Ice Class 1A super (equivalent to Polar Class 6), featuring 83% staterooms with balconies and a unique X-Bow ship design. The inverted bow quickens the Drake Passage crossing as it slices through waves, reducing rolling by 80%—and helping to prevent possible seasickness. This proven technology produces very low levels of noise and vibration. 
    • Enjoy the company and keen insights of expert expedition guides, scientists, and lecturers throughout the journey.
    • Explore at your own pace, with numerous passenger landings and discoveries throughout the voyage, aided by a nimble fleet of Zodiacs and knowledgeable guides.
    • Join the optional Sea Kayaking excursion ($250 per person; limited availability). This is a one-time opportunity to explore the outstanding grandeur and magical beauty of the polar regions using a kayak. Participants must have prior kayaking experience.
    • Take advantage of the ship’s impressive amenities, including a heated infinity swimming pool, two hot tubs, spa, gym, lounges, outdoor bar, and interactive dining experience.
    • What's included: 1 night luxury hotel accommodations (including breakfast) in Ushuaia prior to embarkation; 9 nights accommodations onboard Ocean Victory; a welcome reception and farewell cocktail; all onboard meals; 24-hour self-service coffee and tea facilities onboard; all scheduled landings and excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions); your own expedition parka to keep; a pair of insulated rubber boots for shore landings for the duration of the cruise (to be returned prior to disembarkation); a digital voyage log (including a map of the ship's charted course, a list of wildlife spotted, and a photo album); all ship-board gratuities; all luggage porterage; port fees; transfers from the hotel to the ship or into town on the day of embarkation; and group transfers for all guests arriving and departing during the suggested times.