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LATIN AMERICA Silver Explorer Antarctic Dream


MS Bremen


SILVER EXPLORER The purpose built Silver Explorer (formerly the Prince Albert II) can carry up to 132 passengers and is the most luxurious vessel operating in the polar regions. Each of its spacious cabins has a personal butler. Public areas include a fitness centre, observation lounge and elegant restaurant.


Days 1 to 4: London – Buenos Aires Overnight flight to Buenos Aires for 2 nights before flying to Ushuaia. Board the Silver Explorer for the next 16 nights.


Days 5 to 7: At Sea/Falkland Islands At sea for 1 day before arriving at the Falkland Islands for 2 days exploration. Search for black browed albatrosses, rockhopper penguins and encounter unique vegetation.


Days 8 to 12: South Georgia Set sail (2 days at sea) towards beautiful South Georgia. Expect to see colonies of king penguins.


Days 13 to 18: South Shetlands/Antarctica 2 days at sea before arriving in the South Shetlands and the most remote and untouched place on earth, Antarctica. Depending on weather patterns, expect to see humpback, minke or orca whales, a variety of penguin rookeries along with spectacular iceberg sculptures and carving glaciers.


Days 19 to 22: Buenos Aires – London Sail back to Ushuaia across the Drake Passage. Fly to Buenos Aires for 1 night before flying to the UK.


Prices from £10975 for 22 days departing 13 Nov ‘12


MS BREMEN Capable of negotiating narrow fjords and rivers, the MS Bremen (ice class E4, the highest) features 80 outside cabins and 2 suites (some with private balconies) and can carry up to 164 passengers. Other features of the boat include a sauna and heated pool, Wi-Fi access and regular lectures from on-board experts.


Days 1 to 4: London – Buenos Aires Fly overnight to Buenos Aires, for 2 nights. Take a flight to Ushuaia and board the MS Bremen for 15 nights.


Days 5 to 10: At Sea/South Georgia 2 days at sea before arriving at South Georgia, home to huge colonies of king penguins. With spectacular glaciers and snow-capped peaks it has the most prolific bird life in the Southern Ocean. Spend 2 days exploring this beautiful place.


Days 11 to 17: South Shetlands/Antarctic Peninsula Set sail again towards the South Orkney Islands and South Shetland Islands to find elephant and fur seals. Finally experience the dramatic scenery and phenomenal birdlife on the Antarctic Peninsula.


Days 18 to 21: Drake Passage/Buenos Aires – London Sail back across the Drake Passage to Ushuaia. Fly to Buenos Aires for 1 night before flying back to the UK.


Prices from £6575 for 21 days departing 27 Nov ‘12


ANTARCTIC DREAM At 83 metres, the Antarctic Dream is capable of carrying up to 80 passengers in 40 double en suite cabins. Specifically designed for polar exploration, it has a strengthened hull and carries 6 zodiacs for excursions and shore landings. There is also a large dining area, a passenger bridge and a lecture auditorium.


Days 1 to 4: London – Buenos Aires – Ushuaia Fly to Buenos Aires for 2 nights before taking a flight to Ushuaia for 1 night at the Albatros Hotel.


Days 5 to 8: Drake Passage & King George Island The following day board the Antarctic Dream, your home for the next 10 nights. Your voyage takes you across the Drake Passage (2 days at sea) to the South Shetland Islands, where you should expect to experience seabirds, penguins and seals, before continuing on to the Antarctic Peninsula.


Days 9 to 14: Antarctic Peninsula Discover a selection of different species of penguins, plus leopard seals and fabulous birdlife, as well as dramatic scenic wilderness including the Lemaire Channel, Paradise Bay and Deception Island before sailing back to Ushuaia.


Days 15 to 17: Buenos Aires – London Spend 1 final night in Buenos Aires before your overnight flight back to the UK.


In peak season 8 departures will be shorter, flying one-way from Punta Arenas with a night in Chile pre or post cruise.


Prices from £5995 for 17 days departing 2 Nov ‘12


Photo by Chris Dolder


All prices shown here for sample itineraries in Winter 2012/13 are based on twin share accommodation and include International flights from the UK. Please call for details on our full range of vessels and itineraries, and for Winter 2011/12 departures.


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