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Introduction & Symbols

A trip to Antarctica is a promise of an exceptional journey of discovery of a wild world and amazing spectacle... Antarctica

Mysterious and vast, Antarctica - the “blue continent” at the bottom of the world - is like no other place on Earth. A land of glittering ice, majestic peaks and dazzling beauty, it is the only continent with no indigenous population. Instead, it has for millions of years been a haven for migratory birds, whales, seals and other marine mammals who come each summer to feast in is food-rich coastal waters.

Step into a world removed from your own

When you choose an Antarctic expedition, you step into a world so removed from your own, you may feel you’ve landed on the moon, or stepped into a fairy tale. Here the sun neither rises nor sets. Icebergs drift. Curious penguin chicks may climb right into your lap. Orcas and humpback whales may breach or spy-hop mere meters away, before fixing their ancient eyes on yours and sinking beneath the sea. Many tour companies run Antarctica cruises and Arctic adventures, offering a wide range of polar travel options, itineraries, dates and prices. We evaluate the quality of the ships, operations, tour programs and companies, and provide polar cruise ship information. Then we talk to you about your travel preferences and book the best polar vacation for you. We prefer to offer non- traditional cruise ships – those large, luxurious liners holding many thousands of guests. This is because the size of these ships makes it difficult (sometimes impossible) to provide shore landings – and shore landings are the heart of expedition travel. Instead, we prefer Expedition Ships. These are much smaller vessels, carrying fewer than 200 passengers. They are all equipped with Zodiacs (inflatable landing craft) for shore transfers. These ships will get you to some of the most isolated and breathtaking wilderness areas in the world. The cruises, on smaller craft, offer you the choice of itineraries from 1-3 weeks, where you’ll not only be sailing the southern seas but also making landfall to view the attractions from up close; there are opportunities to kayak, trek, camp, dive, or just stand and stare.

Symbols: You will find throughout the brochure you will find a wide selection of value-for-money options. Check out the symbols below and their meanings when you are browsing the brochure. Fly & Cruise option into King George Is. or the Falklands Is.

Some cruise departures offer opprtunity for swimming. Eg, at Deception Island

Snowshoeing is offered on select Antarctic voyages at the beginning of the season.

Mountaineering adventures are full-day activities that can last up to 5 hours.

Zodiac excursions allow you to step foot on Antarctica.

A few select Antarctic trips include helicopter shuttles and flight-seeing..

Sea Kayaking in Antarctica offers you the opportunity to experience the ice, wildlife and sea life up close and personal in an intimate setting.

Some cruise companies offer, photographic trips with professional photographers.

Diving trips require reservations and can be made by contacting us and check availability.

Cross-country skiing is one of the best ways to sample the vast open areas of Antarctica.

On some Antarctica cruises some companies offer the option to spend the night on the ice.

Most cruises require a down payment deposit and final balance a few months prior to departure. Ask us for full details.

Some cruise companies offer a small gym facilities to keep you active during long cruising days.

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Table of Contents

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Contents: A Few Reasons To Book With Us

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Sub-Antarctic & Antarctica’s History

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Antarctica & Surrounding Area

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Map

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Antarctica Travel Planner

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Typical Day On Cruise

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Things To Do In Antarctica

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Choosing Your Antarctica Ship

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Choosing Your Antarctica Experience

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Ships MV Akademik Ioffe

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MV Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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MV Plancius

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MV Ortelius

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MS Expedition

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MV The Ushuaia

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Fly & Cruise - Ocean Nova

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Fly & Cruise - Sea Explorer/Hebridean

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MV National Geograhic Orion

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MV Ocean Diamond

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MS Expedition

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Terms & Conditions

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The Singular Patagonia

Australis Cruises

Hand-picked Experiences by Travel Projects

Carefully crafted programs for the discerning traveller with an insider view of Latin America.

The Singular Santiago

Australis Cruises

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Vira Vira Hacienda - Hotel


A Few Reasons To Book With Us

A Few Reasons To Book With Us True Destination Specialist We have been selling Central and South America, Antarctica, Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican Republic since 1999. Although Latin America is huge, amongst all in the office we have managed to travel all over this amazing, diverse and beautiful continent. Your Antarctica Cruise ! We will make sure that our Antarctica Cruise offer matches your needs and preferences. We have a wide range of cruises that cater for different interests, activities and specific places you might have in mind. Not all cruise ships and trips are the same and with our knowledge of the different ships on offer we will make sure we match you with the right trip and vessel. Peace of Mind Every one of us enjoys different things, moves at a different speed and requires different features. We can help by offering expert unbiased advice with fast and professional quotes of tours to suit your budget and preferences. We are an Australian Company, incorporated in Victoria since June 1999 with License 32308 and we are members A11616 of ATAS, AFTA Travel Agents Accreditation Scheme. Which means your money is safe with us. Reliable and Well Established Cruise Operators ! All ships with which Travel Projects work operate according to a stringent voluntary code of conduct developed by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (www. iaato.org), designed to minimise impact of visits to this fragile environment. We are fully committed to protect this pristine wilderness for future generations. This is just a small part of the information we have available about Antarctic cruises. Please contact us for more details. Travel Projects Price Guarantee If you find a cheaper genuine price on any of the tours featured in this brochure, we`ll not only match it, we’ll beat it. Comparison has to be for the same tour(s) offered by Australian companies, for the same dates, hotels and services involved. Travel Projects Value Travel planning is not just about price, it’s about value. If the hotel was not in the right location, or the tour package didn’t meet your needs, it doesn’t matter how much you saved. Travel Projects can recommend relevant offerings and also provide cost saving strategies. Responsible Tourism We are committed to provide quality tours throughout Latin America that have a positive impact on the local culture and environment. Our personal approach to travel utilizes local guides, hotels with local character, and the local transportation infrastructure. Programs are mostly designed by us with the intention of providing a fun and exciting holiday, whilst creating a better understanding between travellers and o our wonderful hosts.

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It is nearly impossible to exhibit a have been over 300 expeditions to t events of major importance are liste 1592: In August, the Englishman John Davis, in the DESIRE, discovered the Falkland Islands. This was a tragic expedition as the crew were forced to eat some 14,000 penguins which they were forced to kill for food. Stored as properly as possible, once they reached the tropics the penguin meat spoiled and subsequently only 16 members of the original crew of 76 ever reached home shores. 1773: In January, Captain James Cook and his crew become the first men to cross the Antarctic Circle and in January 1775, on his third voyage, sails past South Georgia and discovers the South Sandwich Islands two weeks later. 1810: In July, Australian Frederick Hasselborough discovers Macquarie Island while searching for new sealing grounds. 1823: In February, Englishman James Weddell sails to 74 degrees south. This is the farthest south yet reached and the penetrated sea bears his name today. Except for possibly Morrell, no one is able to penetrate this sea again for eighty years. 1831: In February, Englishman John Biscoe, an employee of the British sealing business “Enderby Brothers”, discovers Enderby Land, the first sighting of Antarctica from the Indian Ocean zone. 1841: In January, under Sir James Clark Ross in EREBUS and TERROR, search for the South Magnetic Pole has been ordered by the British Royal Navy. He discovers Victoria Land and enters the sea which is known famously now as the Ross Sea. He discovers Ross Island, Mt. Erebus and the Ross Ice Shelf. 1899: In February, Carsten Borchgrevink and crew of the SOUTHERN CROSS land at Cape Adare. They build huts and become the first to winter over on the continent. 1902: In February, a Swedish geologist, Otto Nordenskjöld, and five crew members are left on Snow Hill Island where they spend two winters. It was during this expedition that the first major sledge journey in Antarctica took place; some 400 miles. Unfortunately, their ship Antarctic was crushed in the ice pack after leaving the crew on the island thereby creating two separate groups of explorers. Miraculously, the second crew was able to survive the winter and find their way back to Snow Hill Island where the whole party was rescued in 1903 by an Argentinean relief ship. 1908: In October, explorers Ernest Shackle-

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Sub-Antarctic & Antarctica’s History

detailed chronology of exploration in the Antarctic region simply due to the fact that there the Antarctic mainland, not to mention the Sub Antarctic islands. Only some historical ed here. ton, Frank Wild, Eric Marshall and Jameson Adams attempt to reach the South Pole. Within 30 days they have surpassed Scotts effort in 1903. Reaching within 97 nautical miles, the group is severely ill and undernourished requiring them to abandon their attempt on the pole. 1911: On December 14, Norwegian Roald Amundsen and four team members reach the South Pole. Amundsen discovered a new route which took only 57 days. Letters are left for Scott, a Norwegian flag planted and then they return to the Bay of Whales. 1912: On January 18, Robert F. Scott, Edward Wilson, Edgar Evans and Lawrence Oates reach the South Pole. Unfortunately, Amundsen had already been there and left a flag marking the spot. Terribly discouraged after a tortuous journey, all members perish on the return trip. Scott, Wilson and Bowers die in their tent after using up all fuel and food. The three are not discovered until November. 1915: In October, Ernest Shackleton has a plan to cross the continent but is forced to abandon this idea as his ship, the ENDURANCE, is crushed in the ice of the Weddell Sea after drifting for nine months. The 28 men must camp on the floating ice for five more months before an opening in the ice allows them to take to the boats for Elephant Island in the South Shetlands. Meanwhile, members of Shackleton’s Ross shore party lay depots for the ill-fated group, depots expected to be used by Shackleton and his party on their trek across the continent. Three members die but the rest were eventually rescued in 1917. 1957: In July, the International Geophysical Year begins with Antarctica the main effort of scientists from 67 countries over the next 18 months. Twelve new bases are constructed with the Amundsen-Scott base at the South Pole (American) constructed for the OPERATION DEEPFREEZE expeditions. 1959: In December, the twelve leading nations participating in the IGY sign the “Antarctic Treaty” in Washington, DC. The treaty was framed as an agreement so the continent “shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes”. The treaty came into effect in 1961 and guarantees access and scientific research in all territory south of 60° latitude. 1998: The Madrid Protocol was adopted in response to proposals that the wide range of provisions relating to protection of the Antarctic environment should be harmonised in a comprehensive and legally binding form.

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Antarctica & Surrounding Area Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of the mainland of Antarctica, located at the base of the Southern Hemisphere. At the surface, it is the biggest, most prominent peninsula in Antarctica as it extends 1300 km from a line between Cape Adams (Weddell Sea) and a point on the mainland south of Eklund Islands. Beneath the ice sheet which covers it, the Antarctic Peninsula consists of a string of bedrock islands; these are separated by deep channels whose bottoms lie at depths considerably below current sea level. They are joined together by a grounded ice sheet. Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of South America, lies only about 1000 km away across the Drake Passage. The Antarctic Peninsula is currently dotted with numerous research stations and nations have made multiple claims of sovereignty. The peninsula is part of disputed and overlapping claims by Argentina, Chile and the United Kingdom. None of these claims has international recognition and the respective countries do not attempt to enforce their claims. Argentina has the most bases and personnel stationed on the peninsula.

South Georgia

The Island of South Georgia is said to have been first sighted in 1675 by Anthony de la Roché, a London merchant, and was named Roche Island on a number of early maps. It was sighted by a commercial Spanish ship named León operating out of Saint-Malo on 28 June or 29 June 1756. Captain James Cook circumnavigated the island in 1775 and made the first landing. He claimed the territory for the Kingdom of Great Britain, and named it “the Isle of Georgia” in honour of King George III. British arrangements for the government of South Georgia were first established under the 1843 British Letters Patent. Throughout the 19th century, South Georgia was a sealers’ base as well as a whalers’ base beginning in the 20th century, until whaling ended in the 1960s. A Norwegian, Carl Anton Larsen, established the first landbased whaling station and first permanent habitation at Grytviken in 1904. It operated through his Argentine Fishing Company, which settled in Grytviken.[4][5] The station remained in operation until 1965.

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Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islands are about 300 miles (480 km) east of South America’s southern Patagonian coast, at a latitude of about 52°S. The archipelago, with an area of 12,000 km2, comprises East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 smaller islands. As a British overseas territory, the Falklands have internal self-governance, and the United Kingdom takes responsibility for their defence and foreign affairs. The islands’ capital is Stanley on East Falkland. The islands lie on the boundary of the subantarctic oceanic and tundra climate zones, and both major islands have mountain ranges reaching 700 mts. They are home to large bird populations, although many no longer breed on the main islands because of competition from introduced species. Major economic activities include fishing, tourism and sheep farming, with an emphasis on high-quality wool exports.

South Orkney Is.

The South Orkney Islands are a group of islands in the Southern Ocean, about 604 kilometres north-east of the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.[1] They have a total area of about 620 square kilometres. The islands are claimed both by Britain (as part of the British Antarctic Territory since 1962, previously as a Falkland Islands Dependency), and by Argentina as part of Argentine Antarctica. Under the 1959 Antarctic Treaty, sovereignty claims are held in abeyance. Britain and Argentina both maintain bases on the islands. The Argentinian base, Orcadas, established 1904, is sited on Laurie Island. The 11 buildings of the Argentinian station house up to 45 people during the summer, and an average of 14 during winter. The British Antarctic Survey base, Signy Research Station, is located on Signy Island and was established in 1947. Apart from personnel at the bases, there are no inhabitants on the islands.

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AFRICA

MADAGASCAR

ATLANTIC OCEAN

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Montevideo South Georgia Is.

Buenos Aires

SOUTH AMERICA

Falklands Is.

Santiago

Scotia Sea

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ARGENTINA

Ushuaia

CHILE

Punta Arenas

Antarcti cC irc le SOUTHERN OCEAN

South Orkney Islands

INDIAN OCEAN

King George Is. South Shetland Islands

Drake Passage

Weddell Sea

Mawson (Aus)

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

ANTARCTICA Davis (Aus)

South Pole Amundsen Sea

Ross Ice Shelf Ross Is. Mc Murdo Sound Ross Sea

PACIFIC OCEAN

SOUTHERN OCEAN

Casey (Aus)

Commonwealth Bay

Ross Sea Cruise Weddell Sea Cruise Classic Antarctic Peninsula Cruise Falklands Is, Sth Georgia & Antarctica Cruise South America & Antarctica Fly & Cruise

Campbell Is.

Invercargill

NEW ZEALAND

Weddell Sea

The Weddell Sea is part of the Southern Ocean and contains the Weddell Gyre. Its land boundaries are defined by the bay formed from the coasts of Coats Land and the Antarctic Peninsula. The easternmost point is Cape Norvegia at Princess Martha Coast, Queen Maud Land. To the east of Cape Norvegia is the King Haakon VII Sea. Much of the southern part of the sea is covered by a permanent, massive ice shelf field, the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf (not pack ice). The sea is contained within the two overlapping Antarctic territorial claims of Argentina, (Argentine Antarctica) and Britain (British Antarctic Territory) At its widest the sea is around 2,000 km across, in area it is around 2.8 million km². The Weddell Sea has been deemed by scientists to have the clearest water of any sea. Dutch researchers from the German Alfred Wegener Institute, on finding a Secchi disc visible at a depth of 262 feet (79.86 metres) on October 13, 1986, ascertained that the clarity corresponded to that of distilled water.

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Macquarie Is. (Aus)

Auckland Is.

Hobart

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AUSTRALIA

East Antarctica

East Antarctica is one of the most isolated places on the planet. Here, the massive polar ice cap rolls down to a sea rich in wildlife. It is also where explorers both heroic and modern day have landed and lived in the face of nature. Mawson, David, and Mackay were the first to reach the South Magnetic Pole (in January 15th, 1909) after trekking some 1,000 miles. Celebrate the achievement with a visit to the remains of Mawson’s Hut in Commonwealth Bay and several islands that were also visited during Mawson’s expedition. This voyage is an opportunity to experience a seldom-visited part of Antarctica, rich in history and wildlife. Named “Home of the Blizzard” by Sir Douglas Mawson during the 191113 Australasian Antarctic Expedition, this rarely visited part of Antarctica was in fact the location of the very popular film “March of the Penguins”. The remains of Mawson’s Hut at Commonwealth Bay is a piece of Antarctic history few people have ever seen. The French Base nearby welcomes visitors. Because ice “breaks out” early in the season it is a great place for wildlife.

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Antarctica Travel Planner

When to go to Antarctica

December - January • Long days of summer light, milder temperatures. • Penguin chicks hatch in the Falklands and South Georgia, then the Antarctic Peninsula. • Seal pups born on South Georgia and the Falklands. Whale sightings increase.

What the weather is like The Antarctic Peninsula and islands have a typical maritime climate. The cold winters are followed by warmer summers, with temperatures lower in the higher altitudes on the eastern side. Average temperatures during the cruising season vary between +1°C and -15°C. It’s technically a desert; precipitation averages only 166mm (6½ins) per year. Depressions can bring in cloud and snow or rain, but when the sun shines, it is magic. The ice is tinted from an extraordinary palette of pink, crimson, tangerine and violet – a kaleidoscope of colour. Weather conditions can be unpredictable: periods of calm, frozen intensity give way to a sudden storm or blizzard. White-outs are not infrequent, and winds can career down from the polar plateau to the coast at velocities of up to 300km an hour – treacherous conditions for the unprepared and it can be bitterly cold.

January and February. • At this time, wildlife is at its most prolific. • Travel before this, however, in November or early December, and you will encounter a spring-awakened environment of virgin snow unpolluted by the footsteps of other visitors • Wait until March, and the pack-ice is relenting, giving access to areas further south and there are fewer travellers as the season draws to a close. • The sublime landscape of rock and ice is of course timeless, but subtle differences characterise each month.

The Antarctic is accessible by ship from late October to March, the southern hemisphere summer. Outside this period, days are short and dark. During the summer, however, the land radiates in long lingering hours of daylight. The most popular months for cruising are

What to see as the season unfolds

November • Start of the season: clean, untouched landing sites. Spring flowers peppering the Falklands and South Georgia. • Courtship rituals of penguins and other seabirds, nest building. • Elephant and fur seals court and carve out their territories. • Emperor penguins on the frozen wastes of the Weddell Sea.

February - March • Excellent whale-watching opportunities. • Penguin chicks begin to fledge. • Fur seals increasingly numerous on the Antarctic Peninsula. • Colourful snow algae breaks the snow-white domination of the landscape. • Spectacular sunrises and sunsets add a rosy glow to the ice. • The pack ice is breaking up and may allow for deeper penetration of the Weddell Sea.

What is the nature of an Antarctic cruise?

Antarctica is very remote: once committed to your journey, you are humbled by the domination of the weather and ocean conditions, the melting and freezing of ice-packs, and the movement of icebergs.

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A cruise here is not like a jaunt around the Caribbean or Mediterranean. This is expeditionary cruising: you will be facing the same environmental challenges as the early explorers, albeit in much greater comfort, and with the assistance of modern technology and communications. Itineraries will vary from the original plan if conditions demand/permit. You may not be able to visit a spot you had been particularly keen to see; on the other hand, new unforeseen opportunities may well open up.

Who takes a cruise in Antarctica?

A mix of ages and nationalities, they are made up of couples, groups of friends, organised groups and single people. (Singles can request a samesex share to keep the costs down.) Children are accepted but we do not recommend a cruise for anyone under 12 years of age. Most visitors will share a love of adventure, the natural environment and wildlife, and it is easy to make new friends.

Do I have to be fit?

You need to be sufficiently agile to get in and out of small landing craft and walk over rocky terrain. There is a doctor on board, but Antarctica is a very remote destination and if you fall ill or have an accident you cannot just be helicoptered out to safety, so bear this in mind if you have a pre-existing condition. Your holiday is not cheap –make sure your insurance covers you for the full amount if you have to cancel.

What clothes should I take?

Protective clothing is the single most important way of ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable cruise. Modern fabrics are available which are neither heavy nor voluminous. We recommend a breathable, thermal base layer to wick away perspiration; a warm mid-layer such as a fleece

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A Typical Day On An Expedition Cruise

What’s the routine of a typical day on cruise? You’ll wake early – partly because dawn breaks in the middle of the night, but also out of excitement: the promise of what a new day in Antarctica will bring. Some linger at breakfast and chat whilst contemplating the frozen world beyond their table. Others have already been out on deck and are itching to get back outside. One or two, disorientated by the neverending daylight in Antarctica, have forgotten to go to bed ’til 5am and make it to breakfast in the nick of time. The call to Zodiacs sounds at 9-ish. Cocooned in layers, you’ll be glad you wrapped up as you exit the ship. On a stormy day the biting sleet-laden winds of Antarctica will sandblast any remaining bits of exposed flesh. On a glistening, sunlit morning you’ll soon be peeling off those layers while the Antarctic sun warms your body as you crunch through the snow. Although not the norm, clear days in Antarctica, with their palette of whites and blues, are truly magical. But the never-ending spectacle of Antarctica’s wildlife unfolds before you whatever the weather. Although the expedition team will always supervise all landings, there are opportunities to absorb it all on your own. Antarctic travel can make you hungry. Lunch is back on board, icebergs gliding slowly past your table as the ship heads for new territory. The call of a whale sighting can send everyone rushing outdoors. An occasional roll of the boat tests the agility of the crew as they head towards tables with the next course. There’s never a dull moment. or down sweater; light, lined trousers; and a wind and shower proof (but breathable) outer shell garment. A hat, scarf, warm socks, gloves and rubber boots (for wet landings: these can be pre-ordered and supplied on board) are essential.

Who are the expedition team and crew?

An Antarctic cruise is an informal, friendly affair. It’s assumed that all visitors will have a love of natural wilderness and wildlife, and everything will be done to ensure that your enjoyment of these will be maximised. The staff and crew are highly trained, welcoming and very experienced: Captains have spent years navigating in polar regions. An experienced and enthusiastic English-speaking expedition team from Europe or the Americas is employed to organise the daily programme and accompany the shore excursions. You will be informed by lecturers who specialise in the natural and human history of the region – many of them well known naturalists or former members of research stations.

Wrap up again for the afternoon landing – perhaps 3pm. It could be a Zodiac cruise amid penguin-studded ice floes, or a call upon scientists in an isolated research station. And everything depends on the weather. The warmth of life on board can be as inviting as the adventure itself. You really appreciate that steaming mug of cocoa and hot shower when you get back on ship. There’s time to really unwind – enjoy an informal lecture, relax with a book - before dinner. Polar evenings are stunning if conditions are still. Go out on deck and enjoy crimson-tinged icescapes. The only difficult decision is when to call it a day. Not easy when it never gets dark.

Antarctic scientific expeditions.

The ship crew is usually from Europe, Russia or the Philippines.

Is my cruise environmentally friendly?

All ships with which Travel Projects work operate according to a stringent voluntary code of conduct developed by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (www.iaato.org), designed to minimise impact of visits to this fragile environment. We are fully committed to protect this pristine wilderness for future generations. This is just a small part of the information we have available about Antarctic cruises. Please contact us for more details.

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Activities in Antarctica Things To Do In Antarctica While planning your next Antarctic cruise, be sure to check out our adventure options. Many Antarctic cruises have a number of adventure options available. Kayak through Antarctic ice fields, Photograph Antarctic wildlife and scenery found nowhere else on the planet, Camp on ice, Cross country ski or showshoe the Antarctic Circle, or re-explore expeditions of the past. We have activities that will peak any interest. Check some of the activities below for more information, and then call us to plan your your Antarctic cruise. PLEASE NOTE: Activities are subject to weather conditions and are at the sole discretion of the captain and its personnel. Prior experience required for some activities, especially Kayaking and Mountaineering.

Zodiac Excursions

Shore Explorations

Diving

All ships have a fleet of zodiacs with capacity of 8-12 people to transfer from/to the ship for landings and also for excursions along the shore-line and quiet to maximise the opportunity of wildlife sightings.

These shore explorations are lead by expert naturalist guides and staff. During these hikes you will have the chance to absorb the enviroment and marvel at some of the amazing wildlife and wilderness of this remote continent.

Dive expeditions are for experienced dry suit divers. Led by an experienced dive guide, this is a fascinating journey to explore the hidden treasures beneath the waters of Antarctica. Must be booked in advance. Optional activity

Helicopter Flights

Overnight Camping

M/V Ortelius has helicopters on board for the Ross Sea and Weddell Sea voyages. These landings by helicopters are designed to see wildlife and scenery that would otherwise be inaccessible. This activity is optional and must be pre-booked. May be an optional activity.

A wonderful way to experience the ambience of Antarctica is to spend a night ashore. This option is available on all our adventure voyages. We provide the tents, snow grade sleeping bags and inflatable sleeping mats. There is no additional cost for this activity. Optional.

This popular adventure allows an exciting but gentle way to explore the many bays and wildlife breeding grounds along the Peninsula. Excursions amongst the translucent icebergs are the ultimate paddling experience. Only for established sea kayakers. Optional activity.

Snow Shoeing

Cross Country Skiing

Mountaneering

This non-committing adventure will allow you to explore the bizarre but beautiful terrain of a Antarctica, with ample time to photograph the many exotic shapes and colours of this fascinating environment. Optional activity.

Cross-country skiing is one of the best ways to sample the vast open areas of Antarctica. Using our ship as a base, we take advantage of the long hours of daylight, without being too strenuous, or committing. Limited cross-country skiing experience is recommended. Optional.

The rugged and spectacular spine of the Antarctic Peninsula is home to numerous mountains. Many of these summits are readily accessible as a one day expedition. Prior experience is not necessary but you must be in good physical condition. Optional activity.

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Choosing your Antarctica Ship

Select Your Antarctica Cruise We offer a wide variety of ships - from the rustic to absolute luxury to accomodate travelers taste and budget. Each type of ship offers its own unique travel experience, amenities and advantages.

Luxury Expedition Ships (75-200 Passenger Range) Luxury Class doesn’t have to do with the size of the ship, but rather the class of travel. A luxury ship to Antarctica offers luxurious accommodations, spacious public spaces and lounges, and Five-Star amenities such as a TV/VCR, mini-fridge, choice of bed type (twin or queen), elevator, as well as Butler Service and verandas in select cabin types. It carries you in style to the most remote wilderness destination in the world. You do not need to trade comfort for safety and adventure. Luxury ships to Antarctica still come with ice-strengthened hulls, active stabilizers for motion control, sophisticated navigation equipment, ample Zodiacs for landings, expert expedition staff and lecturers, an experienced crew and wait staff. This type of ship provides you with an Antarctic experience with luxury accommodations.

Expedition Ships (50-200 Passenger Range) Expedition ships are the bread and butter of Antarctic exploration. Though the ships themselves aren’t small – they displace from 2000 to over 5000 tons – they are designed to carry small groups of passengers for a more intimate travel experience. Expedition cruising began in 1966. This category of ship still adheres to the principles of conservation and preservation and world exploration for the fortunate few. These vessels let you get up-close and personal with the beauty of Antarctica while having minimal impact on the local environment. All are equipped with a fleet of Zodiac landing craft and staffed by qualified expedition leaders, experienced naturalists and lecturers. You can’t go wrong aboard one of these ships for your Antarctica voyage.

Ross Sea, East Antarctica Ships and Specialty Trips (50-125 Passenger Range) The sub-antarctic islands and Ross Sea region of Antarctica offers very unique opportunities but is characterized by much longer trips with more time at sea. Some of the unique sites and sights found on a Ross Sea visit: • Historic Huts • Dry Valleys • Awe-inspiring Ross Ice Shelf • Majestic snow-capped volcano of Mount Erebus • McMurdo Station • Scott Base • Enormous Adélie Penguin rookeries • Emperor Penguins The forgotten islands of the South Pacific, are the Galapagos’ of Antarctica. They include the following: Snares, Aucklands, Macquarie, Campbell, Antipodes, and Bounty Islands. These islands can be numbered among the last unspoilt environments on Earth, they are home to a rich diversity of plants, seabirds and marine mammals, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Nine species of great albatross come ashore to breed, as do many different species of petrels, prions and shearwaters. Eight species of penguin, three of which are endemic, breed on the Islands and the world’s rarest sea lion makes its home in the Auckland and Campbell Islands. • Abundant wildlife • A birders paradise • 8 species of penguins • 9 species of Albatross • Hooker Sea Lion Land Based trips offer a completely different experience of Antarctica including visits to the South Pole, Emperor Penguins, trekking and other very adventurous itineraries.

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Choosing your Antarctica Experience

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MADAGASCAR

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Montevideo South Georgia Is.

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Falklands Is.

Scotia Sea

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Ushuaia Punta Arenas

South Orkney Islands

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Drake Passage

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Scotia Sea

Puerto Madryn

King George Is. South Shetland Islands

South Georgia Is.

Buenos Aires

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Mawson (Aus)

CHILE

Ushuaia Punta Arenas

ANTARCTICA Davis (Aus)

South Orkney Islands King George Is. South Shetland Islands

Drake Passage

Weddell Sea

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

South Pole Amundsen Sea

Ross Ice DAY Shelf 12 South Orkney Islands, where we plan a Falkland, South Georgia & Antarcvisit to Orcadas station tic Peninsula (18-22 Days Trip) Mc Murdo Is. DAY 13 At seaRoss towards Antarctica Casey (Aus) Sample Itinerary Sound DAYS 14 – 16 Antarctic Peninsula! We plan to visit PACIFIC OCEAN RossBluff Seawhere we may set foot on the ConBrown tinent. This extended expedition encompasses the wildSOUTHERN OCEAN DAYS 17 – 18 At sea en-route to Ushuaia life paradise of South Georgia, the remote FalkDAY 19 Commonwealth The end of our voyage. We disembark land Islands (Islas Malvinas), as well as the extraorm/v Plancius inBay the morning in Ushuaia. dinary beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll experience a great diversity of environments and Notes: landscapes, which will provide unprecedented Activities and sites visited do vary slightly dependwildlife viewing opportunities. ing which boat you travel on. Some cruises operate in the opposite direction and all itineraries are The Falklands islands are full of wildlife, vast colosubject to change according to Macquarie daily weather Is. (Aus) nies of Black-browsed Albatrosses, five species of conditions. Campbell Is. penguins, Elephant Seals and much more.

SOUTHE

AN

Sout Amundsen Sea

Antarctic Peninsula - Base Camp (10 -11 Days) - Sample Itinerary

Ross She

Mc Murd Sound “Base camp”OCEAN is by definition a temporary storing PACIFIC Ross and starting place, from which an activity starts. We offer “activity modules” which go beyond our SOUTHERN OCEAN normal shore program. The vessel will stay for two Ross Sealocations Cruise or three days at specific to serve our Sea Cruise active passengers asWeddell a comfortable hub to allow Classic Antarctic Peninsula Cruise more time than usualFalklands for wide ranging Is, Sth Georgia &activities. Antarctica Cruise South America & Antarctica

Fly & Cruise In the southern summer the large ice-free areas at the peninsula’s north-west coast provide breeding grounds for large numbers of seabirds such as petrels, skuas and four species of penguins. On beaches and ice-flows nasty Fur Seals, sheepish Auckland Is. Crab-eater Seals, ferocious Leopard Seals and Includes: Observe the various penguins species and albafriendly Weddell Seals can be seen in abunTASMANIA • Cabin accommodation, Hobart trosses residing on South Georgia. dance. Vegetation is scarce on the peninsula Invercargill • All meals on board including snacks, tea & though. Besides abundant lichens and mosses coffee In the waters around the Peninsula Fin Whales, the only higher plants are Antarctic Hairgrass and NEW ZEALAND NEW ZEALAN • Shore excursions & activities by Zodiac, AUSTRALIA Humpback Whales, Minke Whales and Killer Antarctic Pearlwort. • Use of rubber boots & snow shoes Whales are common. se • Lecture programs by noted naturalists The Antarctic Peninsula offers the most dramatic Peninsula Cruise • All miscellaneous service taxes & port charges Voyage eorgia & Antarctica Cruise summary: scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarcti• Comprehensive pre-departure material Antarctica DAY 1 In the afternoon we embark our vessel m/v ca. Visitors are easily overcome by sensory overPlancius in Ushuaia load by the huge amount of ice-bergs, glaciers, Not Included: DAY 2 At sea, en-route to the Falkland Islands (Ishigh mountains and the abundant and tame • Transfers to/from the vessel las Malvinas) wildlife. • Government arrival and departure taxes DAY 3 On the Falkland Islands (Malvinas). A hike • Polar clothing & baggage along the Shore of Carcass Island will give us Voyage summary: • All items of a personal nature such as laundry, views of MagellanicPenguins DAY 1 In the afternoon we embark our vessel m/v bar, beverages, internet, gratuities DAY 4 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Islas MalviPlancius in Ushuaia nas). Here we can see quite a number of strandDAYS 2 & 3 At sea, en-route to the Antarctic Pened clippers from a century ago insula where we cross the Antarctic Convergence DAYS 5 & 6 At sea on our way to South Georgia DAYS 4 - 9 Antarctica! We plan to stay overnight we will cross the Antarctic Convergence at anchor in order to implement the camp nights DAYS 7 – 10 South Georgia! We might visit the bay and activity days. of Elsehul, with its very active fur seal breeding DAYS 10 & 11 At sea en-route to Ushuaia beach DAY 12 The end of our voyage. We disembark DAY 11 At sea where we might have a chance to m/v Plancius in the morning in Ushuaia. see some high-Antarctic species like the McCormick Skua and Snow

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AFRICA

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ATLANTIC OCEAN Montevideo South Georgia Is.

Buenos Aires

SOUTH AMERICA

Falklands Is.

Santiago

Scotia Sea

Puerto Madryn

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Ushuaia Punta Arenas

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South Orkney Islands

INDIAN OCEAN

King George Is. South Shetland Islands

Drake Passage

Weddell Sea

Mawson (Aus)

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

ANTARCTICA Davis (Aus)

South Pole Amundsen Sea

Notes: Activities and sites visited do vary slightly depending which boat you travel on: some cruises operate in the opposite direction and they are all subject to change due to daily weather conditions.

Antarctica Air & Cruise (7-10 PACIFIC OCEAN Sample Itinerary

Ross Ice Shelf Mc Murdo Ross Is. Casey (Aus) Sound Cuverville Island and Deception Island. Days are Days) Rosswith Sealandings, zodiac trips and a selection of busy, presentations, yet still time to soak up the scenery.

SOUTHERN OCEAN

Short on time? Don’t want to experience the potentially rough seas of the Drake Passage? Then this adventure may be the one for you.

Commonwealth Includes: Bay • One night pre-cruise hotel in Punta Arenas • Flights Punta Arenas/King George Is./Punta Arenas • Accommodation and all meals • Shore excursions and activities in Zodiacs • Experienced expedition staff • Presentations by noted naturalists Macquarie Is. (Aus) Campbell Is. • The use of rubber boots Auckland Is. • Pre-departure information kit • Group transfers and baggage handling • All service taxes and port charges. Hobart TASMANIA

Includes: Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical wa• Voyage aboard the indicated vessel. ters of the Drake Passage, we invite you to a Ross Sea the Cruise • All meals throughout the voyage aboard Weddell Sea Cruiseunique experience that will take you to one of ship including snacks, coffee and tea. the most Classic Antarctic Peninsula Cruiseremote places on earth, the coldest, • All shore excursions and activities throughout Falklands Is, Sth Georgia & Antarctica Cruise highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable South America & Antarctica the voyage by Zodiac. continent - Antarctica. Fly & Cruise • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff. In less than 2 hours of flying from Punta Arenas to • Free use of rubber boots on Plancius and OrKing George Island, the largest Island of the South Invercargill telius, and snowshoes on Plancius. Shetland Archipielago, you will be at the gates of Not Included: • Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel the white continent. NEW ZEALAND AUSTRALIA • Any International airfare. to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disem• Government taxes barkation). Itinerary summary • Adventure options of kayaking or diving • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and • Excess baggage charges leadership by experienced expedition staff. Punta Arenas (Chile) • All miscellaneous service taxes and port Day 1: Arrive in Punta Arenas and stay overnight charges throughout the program. in a hotel. In the evening there will be a pre-cruise • Comprehensive pre-departure material. briefing and welcome dinner. Not Included: • Transfers to/from the vessel • Government arrival and departure taxes • Polar clothing & baggage • All items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverages, internet, gratuities “Basecamp” During our “Basecamp” departures all offered activities (including camping, kayaking, snowshoe/hiking, mountaineering, photo workshops as well as our standard included shore excursions and zodiac cruises) are free of charge, except for scuba diving (see legend for prices). Please review our separate “Basecamp” brochure for further details.

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South Shetland Islands Day 2: Fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island (South Shetland Islands) on a British Aerospace (BAE) aircraft specially designed for this kind of trip. The flight takes about three hours and on arrival you will have a short tour around the area (there are Chilean and Russian bases) before boarding ship. Antarctic Peninsula Days 3-6: Cruising between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, along ice-filled fjords and between spectacular icebergs, accompanied by many sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Some of the stunning areas visited include Hannah Point, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay,

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Choosing your Antarctica Experience Antarctic Circle (11-14 Days) Sample Itinerary Crossing the fabled Antarctic Circle has held fascination for adventurers and explorers since Captain Cook first did so in 1773. Join us as we venture towards the line and discover a whole new world of rarely explored bays and coves - a treasure trove of exciting and remote new places, where only a few are fortunate to visit. This is a journey filled with wonderful discoveries and the joy of exploration in an untouched wonderland. With regular landings on our zodiacs we walk among the multitude of penguin rookeries and seal colonies in the vicinity of Deception Island, Gerlache Strait, Paradise Bay and the Lemaire Channel. Throughout the voyage there are ample opportunities to enjoy our wildlife encounters and the dramatic landscapes of the most pristine region of the planet, under the guidance of our expert staff and crew. Voyage summary DAY 1 In the afternoon we embark our vessel m/v Ortelius in Ushuaia DAYS 2 & 3 At sea, en-route to the Antarctic Peninsula where we cross the Antarctic Convergence DAYS 4 - 9 Antarctica! We will see Gentoo Penguins, Chinstraps and southern Giant Petrels, as well as Elephant Seals DAYS 10 & 11 At sea en-route to Ushuaia DAY 12 The end of our voyage. We disembark m/v Ortelius in the maorning in Ushuaia Includes: • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel. • 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 on Plancius and Ortelius, and snowshoes on Plancius. • Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation). • 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.

PACIFIC OCEAN

Falklands Is.

Scotia Sea

ARGENTINA

An Emperor Penguin rookery is situated south of Snow Hill Island. The captain of the vessel will do CHILE his utmost to position the vessel close enough to Snow Hill Island in order to enable us to offer shipto-shore helicopter transfers to approx. 45 minutes walking distance from the Emperor Penguin Rookeries. If we succeed, this will be a fascinating and a once-in-a lifetime experience. During this voyage we will reserve three days to visit the Emperor Rookeries by helicopters. If we succeed the first two days, we may decide to offer an alternative landing in the Weddell Sea on the third day, such as Paulet Island where we can visit a fantastic Adelie penguin colony with approximately 1 million breeding pairs. Voyage summary DAY 1 In the afternoon we embark our vessel m/v Ortelius in Ushuaia DAYS 2 & 3 At sea, en-route to the Antarctic Peninsula where we cross the Antarctic Convergence DAYS 4 - 7 The Weddell Sea! During these days we use the helicopters in our attempts to find individual Emperor Penguins. DAY 8 Early in the afternoon we will sail to Deception Island DAYS 9 & 10 At sea en-route to Ushuaia DAY 11 The end of our voyage. We disembark m/v Ortelius in the maorning in Ushuaia Important: DAYS 5 & 6 Alternative program if the route to Snow Hill Island is free of multi-year pack-ice (less than 50 % chance):

ANTARCTICA

Important Infor Helicopters Davis (Aus) Helicopter will be on board during voyages OTL23-16 – OTL27-17 & OTL28-17. Providing the South Pole conditions, such as but not limited to ice and weather conditions, are suitable, the captain of Amundsen the vessel will position the vessel at a safe and Ross Ice Sea (for the helicopters and helicopter pilots) feaShelf sible distance from the intended landing site. Mc Murdo Ship-to-shore Ross Is. helicopter transfers will enable us to (Aus) Sound offer the scheduled shoreCasey excursions, but every passenger who participates in those mentioned Ross Sea voyages, understands and accepts that no guarSOUTHERN OCEAN antees can be given, including a specific amount Commonwealth of helicopter time. For further information please Bayour Helicopter Manual. consult

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South Georgia Is.

Buenos Aires

A typical itinerary to the Weddell Sea is illustrated below. All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and SOUTH AMERICA weather conditions, the availability of landing sites and opportunities to see Santiago wildlife. The final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition LeadPuerto Madryn er on board. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

Includes: • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel. • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea. • All shore excursions and activities throughout Not Included: the voyage by Zodiac. AFRICA MADAGASCAR • Transfers to/from the vessel • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and ATLANTIC OCEAN • Government arrival and departure taxes leadership by experienced expedition staff. • Polar clothing & baggage • Free use of rubber boots on Plancius and Or• All items of a personal nature such as laundry, telius, and snowshoes on Plancius. bar, beverages, internet,Is.gratuities • Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel South Georgia to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation). An• tarProgram ctic of lectures by noted naturalists and Cir by experienced expedition staff. leadership cle All miscellaneous service taxes and port SOUTHERN• OCEAN Falklands Is. South Orkney charges throughout the program. Islands INDIAN OCEAN • Comprehensive pre-departure material. ryn Scotia King Sea George Is. Not Included: A South Shetland • Transfers to/from the vessel Ushuaia Islands Weddell • Government arrival andMawson departure (Aus)taxes Sea • Polar clothing & baggage Drake Passage • All items of a personal nature such as laundry, Punta Arenas bar, beverages, internet, gratuities ANTARCTIC

PENINSULA

ATLANTIC OCEAN

Weddell Sea (10-13 Days) Montevideo Sample Itinerary

Ushuaia Punta Arenas

SOUTHE

South Orkney Islands King George Is. South Shetland Islands

Drake Passage

Weddell Sea

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

AN

Sout Amundsen Sea

Ross Sh

Mc Murd Sound Ros

PACIFIC OCEAN

SOUTHERN OCEAN

NEW ZEALAN

Ross Sea Cruise (30-32 Days) Sample Itinerary Our first Discovery Cruise voyages to the Ross Sea were successfully completed in 2013. Join us for an 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 iceshelf in 1911 and 1912, and where Byrd wintered in Little America. Voyage summary Day 1: In the afternoon we embark our vessel m/v Ortelius in Ushuaia Days 2 & 3: At sea Day 4: Antarctica! We sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel and land on Pléneau Island, Day 5: We may set foot on the Continent for the first time in the stunning setting of Prospect Point. Days 6 & 7: We may see our first pack-ice Day 8: If the weather conditions allow, we may attempt a helicopter landing on Peter I Island Days 9 - 14: Amundsen Sea! Sailing along and through the ice is very lively, with sightings of single straggling Emperor Penguins Day 15: Ross Sea! We intend to attempt a helicopter landing on the Ross Ice Shelf if conditions allow for it. Day 16: Sailing along the Ross Ice Shelf Days 17 - 21: We intend to visit Cape Evans with the cabin of Robert Falcon Scott and other interesting sites Days 22 - 23: We pass by the Drygalski Ice Tongue and the Italian Mario Zucchelli Station in Terra Nova Bay Day 24: We will attempt a landing at Cape Adare to visit Borchgrevink’s Hut Days 25 - 29: At sea en-route to Campbell Island Day 30: Campbell Island! The fauna on the island is fantastic with a large colony of Southern Royal

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Antarcti cC irc le ERN OCEAN INDIAN OCEAN

Mawson (Aus)

NTARCTICA Davis (Aus)

th Pole

s Ice helf

do Ross Is. d ss Sea

Casey (Aus)

Commonwealth Bay

ND

Campbell Is.

Macquarie Is. (Aus)

Auckland Is.

Invercargill

Hobart

TASMANIA

AUSTRALIA Albatrosses Day 31: At sea en-route to Bluff, New Zealand Day 32: The end of our voyage. We disembark m/v Ortelius in Bluff, New Zealand.

guarantees can be given, including a specific amount of helicopter time. For further information please consult our Helicopter Manual.

Includes: • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel. • 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 on Plancius and Ortelius, and snowshoes on Plancius. • Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation). • 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: • Transfers to/from the vessel • Government arrival and departure taxes • Polar clothing & baggage • All items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverages, internet, gratuities Important Infor Helicopters Helicopter will be on board during voyages OTL23-16 – OTL27-17 & OTL28-17. Providing the conditions, such as but not limited to ice and weather conditions, are suitable, the captain of the vessel will position the vessel at a safe and (for the helicopters and helicopter pilots) feasible distance from the intended landing site. Ship-to-shore helicopter transfers will enable us to offer the scheduled shore excursions, but every passenger who participates in those mentioned voyages, understands and accepts that no

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Akademik Ioffe

AKADEMIK IOFFE Designed for polar research, the One Ocean Navigator is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. From small group sessions to briefings for all passengers, we have public spaces onboard the ship ideally suited for each and every need. A separate bar and lounge, as well as a library provide ideal places to sit and relax or catch up on some reading. A selection of movies and documentaries can also be watched in the lounge. Enjoy the sumptuous meals prepared for you by our culinary team in our dining room, which can host all clients in a single seating with ample room. Other facilities include the theatre style presentation room, giftshop, fitness room, massage room, sauna and plunge pool.

Akademik Ioffe - Ship Specifications Registered name:Akademik Ioffe Built:1989, Rauma, Finland Length:117m Breadth:18.2 m Draft:6 m Power: Twin engine, 5,000Kw diesel, twin propeller Max speed: 14.5 kts Crew and staff:63 Passengers:96 Safety Features: An extremely experienced captain, crew and an ice-strengthened hull ( Lloyds Register 1A, Canadian Type B) provides an exceptionally safe combination for polar expedition cruising.

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Akademik Ioffe Prices & Cabins AKADEMIK IOFFE (All prices in USD per person, sharing (2016-17) Date

Nights

Itinerary

Starts Ends

Triple Share

Twin SemiPrivate

Twin Private

Superior

Shackelton Suite

One Ocean Suite

10

Marine Mammals of Antarctica

Ushuaia/ Ushuaia

$7,495

$9,795

$10,695

$11,495

$12,195

$13,195

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Falkland Is, Sth Georgia & Antarctica

Ushuaia/ Ushuaia

$13,095

$14,895

$16,395

$17,195

$17,995

$20,995

13

Antarctica Off the Beaten Track

Ushuaia/ Ushuaia

$8,095

$10,295

$11,295

$12,095

$12,995

$14,995

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Falkland Is, Sth Georgia & Antarctica

Ushuaia/ Ushuaia

$13,095

$14,895

$16,895

$17,695

$18,995

$21,995

10

Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

Ushuaia/ Ushuaia

$8,795

$11,095

$11,695

$12,195

$12,995

$14,995

10

Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

Ushuaia/ Ushuaia

$15,895

$18,795

$20,695

$21,795

$22,495

$25,295

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Falkland Is, Sth Georgia & Antarctica

Ushuaia/ Ushuaia

$16,395

$19,395

$21295

$22,495

23,995

$25,995

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Antarctic Circle Voyage Extended Edition

Ushuaia/ Ushuaia

$11,195

$14,295

$15,095

$16,095

$16,995

$18,995

10

Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

Ushuaia/ Ushuaia

$8,795

$11,095

$11,695

$12,195

$12,995

$14,995

10

Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

Ushuaia/ Ushuaia

$8,795

$11,095

$11,695

$11,895

$12,995

$13,995

10

Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

Ushuaia/ Ushuaia

$7,795

$10,095

$10,995

$11,695

$12,995

$13,995

9 - 27 Mar 2016

21 Oct - 8 Nov 2016

08 - 20 Nov 2016

20Nov - 08Dec 2016

08 - 18 Dec 2016

18 - 28 Dec 2016

28Dec16 - 15Jan 2017

15 -28 Jan 2017

15 - 25 Feb 2017

25 Feb - 07Mar 2017

17 - 27 Mar 2017

All prices are in US$ per person sharing. Voyages start and finish in Ushuaia, Argentina. Single supplement is 1.5 x the published twin rate for twin-semi private, twin private and superior cabins. Single supplement is 2 x the published twin rate for suites. Single supplement is not available in triple cabins. Costs for standard adventure options: Photography - Free of charge, Snowshoeing - Free of charge, Camping - Free of charge, Kayaking (must be prebooked, maximum 16 participants) – $795. Costs for Off the Beaten Track adventure options (must be pre-booked): Standard Kayaking (maximum 16 participants) – $795, Overnight Kayaking Additional $300 add-on to standard kayaking program (maximum 6, minimum 4 participants), Ski Touring (maximum 12, minimum 6 participants) - $750, Expedition Snowshoeing (maximum 12 participants) - $45, Expedition Field Photography (maximum 18 participants) - $45.Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience. Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips. All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

Main Deck Triple Share

Twin Semi-Private

Located on Deck 3 these cabins have bunk beds and a sofa bed. Facilities are shared. There is a washbasin with cold/hot water in the cabin, a writing desk/chair, in-room clock radio with ipod connector kit, and ample storage space. All cabins have a porthole.

Located on Deck 4 these cabins have one lower berth and one sofa bed, a writing desk,inroom clock radio with ipod connector kit and ample storage. Facilities are semi-private (one bathroom between two cabins). All cabins have a window which opens.

These cabins are located on Deck 4 and 5. All cabins have two lower berths, a writing desk/ chair, in-room clock radio with ipod connector kit and ample storage. Facilities are private and all cabins have a window.

Superior Cabins

Shackleton Suites

One Ocean Suites

Located on Deck 6 these cabins have two lower berths, a sofa, a writing desk/chair, in-room clock radio with ipod connector kit and ample storage. Facilities are private and all cabins have a window.

Located on Deck 4 and 5. All cabins have one double berth, one sofa bed, separate sleeping quarters, a writing desk/chair, ipad with polar literature and access to various media, IPod Dock Alarm Clock. Facilities are private and all cabins have windows, which can be opened.

Located on Deck 5 this cabin has a double berth, one sofa bed and separate sleeping quarters, up-graded bedding, a writing desk/ chair, ipad with polar literature and access to various media, IPod Dock Alarm Clock and IPod Speaker System for main room.

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Akademik Vavilov

AKADEMIK SERGEY VAVILOV Designed for polar research, the One Ocean Voyager is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. From small group sessions to briefings for all passengers, we have public spaces onboard the ship ideally suited for each and every need. A separate bar and lounge located on deck 6 with expansive 180 degree views, as well as a library provide ideal places to sit and relax or catch up on some reading. Enjoy the sumptuous meals prepared for you by our culinary team in our dining room, which can host all clients in a single seating with ample room. Other facilities include the theatre style presentation room, giftshop, fitness room, massage room, hot water spa (November 2012), sauna, and salt water plunge pool.

Akademik Vavilov - Specifications Registered name: Akademik S. Vavilov Built: 1988, Rauma, Finland Length: 117m Breadth:18.2 m Draft: 6 m Power: twin engine, 5,000Kw diesel, twin propeller Max speed: 14.5 kts Crew and staff: 63 Passengers: 92 Safety Features: An extremely experienced captain, crew and an ice-strengthened hull ( Lloyds Register 1A, Canadian Type B) provides an exceptionally safe combination for polar expedition cruising.

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31 Oct - 19 Nov 2016

19Nov - 06Dec 2016

06 - 17 Dec 2016

17 - 27 Dec 2016

27Dec16 - 07Jan 2017

07 - 17 Jan 2017

17 - 28 Jan 2017

28Jan - 11Feb 2017

11 - 21 Feb 2017

21Feb - 04Mar 2017

16 - 26 Mar 2017

Nights

Itinerary

Starts Ends

Triple Share

Twin SemiPrivate

Twin Private

Superior

Shackelton Suite

One Ocean Suite

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South Georgia in Depth to Ushuaia

Punta Arenas/ Ushuaia

$10,395

$12,395

$13,295

$14,095

$14,995

$16,995

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Falkland Is, Sth Georgia & Antarctica Extended

Ushuaia/Port Stanley

$13,095

$14,895

$16,895

$17,695

$18,995

$21,995

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Falkland Is, Sth Georgia & Antarctica

Punta Arenas/ Ushuaia

$13,095

$14,895

$16,895

$17,695

$18,995

$21,995

11

Antarctica & The Falkland Islands

Ushuaia/Port Stanley

$10,395

$12,395

$13,195

$13,995

$14,995

$16,995

10

Christmas in Antarctica

Pta Arenas/Pta Arenas

$10,095

$12,095

$12,995

$13,695

$14,995

$15,995

11

Ultimate Antarctica: Wedell Sea, Antarctica & Falkland Is

Pta Arenas/Port Stanley

$10,895

$13,395

$14,395

$15,095

$16,995

$17,995

10

Quest for the Antarctic Circle

Pta Arenas/Punta Arenas

$10,095

$12,095

$12,995

$13,695

$14,995

$15,595

11

Ultimate Antarctica: Wedell Sea, Antarctica & Falkland Is

Punta Arenas/Port Stanley

$10,895

$13,395

$14,395

$15,095

$16,995

$17,995

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South Georgia in Depth & the Falkland Is.

Punta Arenas/ Punta Arenas

$13,395

$16,595

$17,595

$18,595

$19,995

21,995

10

Quest for the Antarctic Circle

Punta Arenas/ Punta Arenas

$10,095

$12,095

$12,995

$13,695

$14,995

$15,595

11

Ultimate Antarctica: Wedell Sea, Antarctica & Falkland Is

Punta Arenas/Port Stanley

$10,895

$13,995

$14,395

$15,095

$16,995

$17,995

10

Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$7,795

$10,095

$10,995

$11,695

$12,995

$13,995

Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single supplement is 1.5 times the cabin rate except for Suites which are 2 times the cabin rate. Single supplement is not available in Triple Share Category. Costs for adventure options: Photography - Free of charge, Snowshoeing - Free of charge, Camping - Free of charge, Kayaking (must be pre-booked, maximum 16 participants) – $795 (Space is subject to availability). Some activities require experience. Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips. All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

Main Deck Triple Share

Twin Semi-Private

Located on Deck 3 these cabins have bunk beds and a sofa bed. Facilities are shared. There is a washbasin with cold/hot water in the cabin, a writing desk/chair, in-room clock radio with ipod connector kit, and ample storage space. All cabins have a porthole.

Located on Deck 4 these cabins have one lower berth and one sofa bed, a writing desk,inroom clock radio with ipod connector kit and ample storage. Facilities are semi-private (one bathroom between two cabins). All cabins have a window which opens.

These cabins are located on Deck 4 and 5. All cabins have two lower berths, a writing desk/ chair, in-room clock radio with ipod connector kit and ample storage. Facilities are private and all cabins have a window.

Shackleton Suites

One Ocean Suites

Located on Deck 4 and 5. All cabins have one double berth, one sofa bed, separate sleeping quarters, a writing desk/chair, ipad with polar literature and access to various media, IPod Dock Alarm Clock. Facilities are private and all cabins have windows, which can be opened.

Located on Deck 5 this cabin has a double berth, one sofa bed and separate sleeping quarters, up-graded bedding, a writing desk/ chair, ipad with polar literature and access to various media, IPod Dock Alarm Clock and IPod Speaker System for main room.

Superior Cabins

Located on Deck 6 these cabins have two lower berths, a sofa, a writing desk/chair, in-room clock radio with ipod connector kit and ample storage. Facilities are private and all cabins have a window.

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MV Plancius

MV PLANCIUS ​ /v “Plancius” was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy and was M named “Hr. Ms. Tydeman”. The ship sailed for the Dutch Navy until June 2004 and was eventually purchased by Oceanwide Expeditions. The vessel was completely rebuilt as a 116-passenger vessel in 2009 and complies with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea). M/v “Plancius” is classed by Lloyd’s Register in London and flies the Dutch flag. The vessel offers a restaurant/lecture room on deck 3 and a spacious observation lounge (with bar) on deck 5 with large windows, offering full panorama view. M/v “Plancius” has large open deck spaces (with full walk-around possibilities on deck 3), giving excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife.

MV Plancius - Specifications Passengers: 116 in 53 cabins Staff & crew: 45 Length: 89 meters (293 feet) Breadth: 14,5 meters (47 feet) Draft: 5 meters (16 feet) Ice class: 1D (Plancius has a Lloyds class notation 100A1 Passenger ship, Ice Class 1D at a draught of 5 meters.) Displacement: 3434 tonnes Propulsion: 3x Diesel-Electric Speed: 10 - 12 knots maximum Safety Features: The 3 diesel engines generate 1.230 horse-power each, giving the vessel a speed of 10 - 12 knots. The vessel is ice-strengthened and was specially built for oceanographic voyages.

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MV Plancius Prices & Cabins MV PLANCIUS (All prices in USD per person, sharing (2016-17) Date

Nights

Itinerary

Starts Ends

Quad Porthole

Triple Porthole

Twin Porthole

Twin Window

Twin Deluxe

Superior Cabin

10

Basecamp Plancius Antarctica

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$7,200

$8,100

$8,750

$9,300

$9,850

$$10,750

11

Basecamp Plancius Antarctica

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$7950

Full

Full

Full

Full

$11,850

18

Falkland Is, Sth Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$12,400

$13,550

$14,900

$15,650

$16,600

$18,150

11

Basecamp Plancius Antarctica

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$7,950

$8,950

$9,650

10,250

$10,850

$11,850

11

Basecamp Plancius Antarctica

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$7,950

$8,950

$9,650

$10,250

$10,850

$11,850

10

Classic Antarctic Peninsula

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$7,950

$8,950

$9,650

$10,250

$10,850

$11,850

18

Falkland Is. South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$14,250

$15,650

$17,000

$18,000

$19,000

$20,800

10

Classic Antarctic Peninsula

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$7,950

$8,950

$9,650

$10,250

$10,850

$11,850

19

Falkland, Sth Georgia, & Antarctic Peninsula.

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$14,250

$15,650

$16,900

$17,900

$18,900

$20,800

11

Basecamp Plancius Antarctica

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$7,950

$8,950

$9,650

$10,250

$10,850

$11,850

9

Antarctic Peninsula - Whale Watching Voyage

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$5,550

$6,150

$7,050

$7,450

$7,850

$8,600

08 - 18 Nov 2016

18 - 29 Nov 2016

29Nov - 17Dec 2016 17 - 28 Dec 2016

28Dec16 - 08Jan 2017

08 - 18 Jan 2017

18Jan - 05Feb 2017 05 - 15 Feb 2017

15Feb - 06Mar 2017

06-17 Mar 2017

17 - 26 Mar 2017

Single Supplement is 1.7 times the standard rate. We can pair you with another person of the same gender in Twin Deluxe and below cabins without the Single Supplement pricing. Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required. Airfare is not included in these prices. Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience. Camping - US$180 per night, max 30 people, Kayaking - US$465 per trip, max 14 people & Snowshoe - No charge but sign up required Activities are Free for the “Basecamp Plancius� voyages (incl. Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering & Photography Workshop. All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge. Note: 10% Discount when booking back-to-back voyages Antarctic Peninsula Whale Watching (Mar 17-26, 2017) & Atlantic Odyssey (Mar 26 - Apr 22, 2017).

Quad Porthole Private

Triple Porthole

Twin Porthole

These cabins provides you with: 1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flatscreen TV, Tel, Internet , hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.

Same as Quad Porthole, but with 3 berths. The cabin provides you with: 1 porthole, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flatscreen TV, tel, and Internet, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families with children, or passengers who do not require a twin.

The cabin provides you with; 1 porthole, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.

Twin Window

The cabin provides you with; 1 window, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.

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Twin Deluxe

Superior Cabins

The cabin provides you with; 2 windows, 2 lower berths, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins.

The cabin provides you with; 2 windows (2 cabins have 3 windows), 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, Private shower & toilet, Desk & chair, Flatscreen TV, Telephone and Internet connection, a refrigerator, coffee & tea maker, a hair dryer and ample storage space.

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MV Ortelius

MV ORTELIUS ​ Ortelius” was built in Gdynia, Poland in 1989, was named “Marina Svetaeva”, and served as a special pur“ pose vessel for the Russian Academy of Science. The vessel is re-flagged and renamed “Ortelius”. “Ortelius” is classed by Lloyd’s Register in London and flies the Cyprus flag.As Plancius, Ortelius was a Dutch / Flemish cartographer. Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598) published the first modern world atlas, theTheatrum Orbis Terrarum or Theatre of the World in 1570. At that time, the atlas was the most expensive book ever printed. “Ortelius” is a great expedition vessel for 116 passengers with lots of open-deck spaces. The vessel is manned by 20 highly experienced international nautical crew, 19 international hotel crew, including stewardesses, 7 expedition staff in Antarctica.

MV Ortelius - Specifications Passengers: 116 in 53 cabins Staff & crew: 47 Length: 91.25 meters Breadth: 17.61 meters Draft: 5.8 meters Ice class: UL1 (Equivalent to 1A) Displacement: 4575 tonnes Propulsion: 6 ZL 40/48 SULZER Speed: 14.3 knots maximum Safety Features: The vessel has the highest ice-class notation (UL1 equivalent to 1A) and is therefore very suitable to navigate in solid one-year sea ice and loose multi-year pack ice.

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MV Ortelius Prices & Cabins MV ORTELIUS (All prices in USD per person, sharing (2016-17) Date

Nights

Itinerary

Starts Ends

Quad Porthole

Triple Porthole

Twin Porthole

Twin Window

Twin Deluxe

Superior Cabin

19

Falkland Is., Sth Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Purto Madryn/ Ushuaia

$12,150

$13,250

$14,550

$15,350

$16,200

$17,950

10

Weddell Sea In Search of Emperor Penguins

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$11,550

$12,800

$13,550

$14,150

$14,800

$16,150

9

Antarctic Peninsula

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$6,500

$7,300

$7,900

$8,400

$8,900

$9,650

18

Falkland Is., Sth Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$13,200

$14,600

$15,950

$16,950

$17,800

$19,400

10

Antarctic Peninsula

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$7,950

$8,950

$9,650

$10,250

$10,850

$11,850

32

Ross Sea Antarctic Odyssey - West

Ushuaia/Bluff (NZ)

$25,700

$27,900

$32,750

$33,850

$35,550

$37,300

30

Ross Sea Antarctic Odyssey - East

Bluff (NZ)/Ushuaia

$25,700

$27,900

$32,750

$33,850

$35,550

$37,300

11

Antarctic Peninsula & Polar Circle

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$7,950

$8,950

$9,650

$10,250

$10,850

$11,850

30 Oct - 18 Nov 2016

27 Nov - 07 Dec 2016

07 - 16 Dec 2016

16 Dec 16 - 03 Jan 2017 03 -13 Jan 2017

13 Jan - 14 Feb 2017

15 Feb - 17 Mar 2017

17 - 28 Mar 2017

Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single Supplement for twin cabins is 1.7 times the twin rate. Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips. Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience. Nov 27th, Jan 13th & Feb 15th voyages include helicopters. There is always a possibility of an added fuel surcharge if marine oil prices raise significantly. Activities fees: Kayaking - $465 (min 4, max 14 kayakers), Camping - $180 (min 8, max 30 campers), Snowshoe - No charge but sign up required, Photography workshop - $500 (min 4, max 14).

Quad Porthole Private

Ortelius has 4 quadruple cabins #341-344 located on deck 3. Quadruple cabins have 2 porthole windows, 2 upper and 2 lower berths, private shower and toilet, desk and chair, hair dryer and ample storage space.

Twin Window

With12 twin window cabins #511-517, 522-527 located on Deck 5, approximately 183 square feet each. Each cabin has view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space.

CALL 1300 662 533

Triple Porthole

Twin Porthole

2 triple cabins on Deck 3 #337-338 have 2 portholes, 1 upper and 2 lower berths, private shower and toilet, desk and chair, hair dryer and ample storage space. 

Twin Deluxe

Ortelius has 27 twin porthole cabins: #334 and #339-340 located on Deck 3 and #428-439 and #445-456 on Deck 4. Each has two porthole windows, private toilet and shower, two single lower berths, desk and chair, hair dryer and ample storage space. 

Superior Cabins

With 2 twin deluxe cabins #510 and #528 located on Deck 5. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin window/porthole cabins. Each cabin has three view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space.

Ortelius has 6 superior cabins #509, 518-521 and 529 on Deck 5. Each superior cabin has a double bed, single (sofa) bed, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, flatscreen TV, refrigerator, hair dryer and ample storage space.

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MS Expedition

MS EXPEDITION T​ he G Expedition provides an intimate small-ship cruising experience. Completely refurbished in 2009, she boasts spacious cabins, each featuring ocean-facing windows or portholes and private en-suite facilities. Large common areas and observation decks provide panoramic views of the distinctive landscapes of some of the world’s most remote regions. The Expedition’s spacious confines can hold up to 134 passengers. Many expedition cruise operators offer you a choice of space, comfort or expertise; the Expedition delivers all three at a price few can top. With a focus on safety, comfort and the unique demands of polar travel, the crew of the Expedition is committed to the ship’s continued safe operation. MS Expedition - Specifications Built: Helsingr Skibsvaerft, Denmark, 1972 (2009) Ice Class: Swedish/Finnish 1B Length: 105m (345 ft) Breadth: 18.6m (61 ft) Max Draft: 4.7m (15 ft) Gross Tonnage: 6334 GRT Cruising Speed: 14.5 knots Stabilizers: Fins, Type Brown/AEG Passenger Capacity: 140 (maximum) Crew: 55 Safety Features: Forward-looking sonar reduces the risk of its grounding on uncharted reefs or rocks. Ice Class 1B.Four totally covered liferafts provide capacity for all passengers and crew, while six liferafts boast a capacity of 150 persons.Full immersion cold weather survival suits for all passengers and crew.

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MS Expedition Prices & Cabins MS EXPEDITION (All prices in USD per person, sharing (2016-17) Date 23 Oct-13Nov 2016

12-24Nov 2016

23Nov - 13Dec 2016

12-22 Dec 2016

21Dec 16- 03Jan 2017

02 - 12 Jan 2017

11 - 31 Jan 2017

30Jan - 09Feb 2017

08 - 21 Feb 2017

20Feb - 05 Mar 2017

04 - 14 Mar 2017

13 - 23 Mar

Nights

Itinerary

Starts Ends

Cat 1 Quad

Cat 1 Triple

Cat 2

Cat 3

Cat 4

Cat 5

21

Falkland Is, Sth Georgia & Antarctica

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$11,999

$13,199

$14,899

$15,999

$16,999

$18,799

12

Antarctica Classic In Depth

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$6,999

$7,799

$8,899

$9,999

$10,999

$12,499

20

Spirit of Shackleton

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$11,899

$12,999

$16,299.

$18,999

$21,799

$25,099

10

Antarctica Classic

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$6,199

$6,999

Sold Out

$9,499

$10,599

$11,999

13

Quest for the Antarctic Circle

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$9,799

$10,499

$11,999

$12,999

$13,999

$15,499

10

Antarctica Classic

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$7,699

$8,499

$9,799

$10,899

$11,999

$13,499

20

Spirit of Shackleton

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$15,399

$16,499

$19,799

$22,499

$25,299

$28,599

10

Antarctica Classic

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$7,699

$8,499

$9,799

$10,899

$11,999

$13,499

13

Quest for the Antarctic Circle

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$9,799

$10,499

$11,899

$12,999

$13,999

$15,699

13

Quest for the Antarctic Circle

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$9,799

$10,499

$11,899

$12,999

$13,999

$15,699

10

Antarctica Classic

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$6,199

$6,999

Sold Out

$9,499

$10,599

$11,999

10

Antarctica Classic

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$5,699

$6,499

$7,899

$8,999

$9,999

$11,499

Single Supplement is 1.6 times the regular price. Please note that evacuation insurance is mandatory on all cruises. Camping Excursion - $349 per person. Kayaking Excursion - $999 per person. Restricted to participants 18 and older. Adventure options must be prebooked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience. Camping is limited to 60 people, kayaking to 20. The first night of all cruises is a hotel night in Ushuaia. All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

Category 1 - Quad

There are a range of cabins and suites available and all feature outside views (window or porthole), full private en-suite bathrooms a writing desk and reading desk. Category 1 cabins measure 15sqm with a porthole.

Category 3

There are a range of cabins and suites available and all feature outside views (window or porthole), full private en-suite bathrooms a writing desk and reading desk. Category 3 cabins measure 15sqm with a window.

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Category 1 - Triple

There are a range of cabins and suites available and all feature outside views (window or porthole), full private en-suite bathrooms a writing desk and reading desk. Category 1 cabins measure 15sqm with a porthole.

Category 4

There are a range of cabins and suites available and all feature outside views (window or porthole), full private en-suite bathrooms a writing desk and reading desk. Category 4 cabins measure 15sqm with a large window.

Category 2

There are a range of cabins and suites available and all feature outside views (window or porthole), full private en-suite bathrooms a writing desk and reading desk. Category 2 cabins measure 15sqm with a porthole.

Category 5

There are a range of cabins and suites available and all feature outside views (window or porthole), full private en-suite bathrooms a writing desk and reading desk. Category 5 suites measure 30sqm and have multiple windows with a separate living and sleeping area.

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MV The Ushuaia

MV THE USHUAIA T​ he Ushuaia recently underwent some “remodeling” including lower berths only in the Cat A cabins plus replacing some Portholes with Windows and other cabins changes. Enjoy the new enhancements! The 88-guest Ushuaia is one of the smallest ships operating in Antarctica, maximizing her passengers’ time on land. Originally built for the United States agency NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), the ice-strengthened polar vessel is very well appointed with ample deck space and an open bridge policy that invites you to observe the navigational operations of the ship. A full complement of inflatable landing craft ensures superb landings and wildlife viewing opportunities on the otherwise inaccessible Antarctic coastline. MV Ortelius - Specifications Length: 84.73m / 278.3 feet Breath:15.41m / 51 feet Draught: 5.48m / 18.08 feet Gross Tonnage: 2,923 tonnes Speed (Max): 14 knots Cruise Speed: 12 knots Passengers: 88 Crew & staff: 38 Zodiacs & RIBs: 7 Electrical Outlets:110 V, 60 Hz Yard:American Shipbuilding, Toledo, Ohio Year of build: 1970 Classification: INSB Ice class C Engine:2 ALCO 1600 HP each Bow thrust:1x 500Kw Safety Features: The vessel has the highest ice-class notation (UL1 equivalent to 1A) and is therefore very suitable to navigate in solid one-year sea ice and loose multi-year pack ice.

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MV The Ushuaia Prices & Cabins MV THE USHUAIA (All prices in USD per person, sharing (2016-17) Date 24 Oct -12 Nov 2016 13 - 23 Nov 2016 23 Nov - 02 Dec 2016 02 - 12 Dec & 12 - 21 Dec 2016 21 - 31 Dec 2016 31 Dec 16 - 10 Jan 2017 10 - 21 Jan 2017 21 - 30 Jan & 17 - 26 Mar 2017 07 - 15 Feb 2017 15 - 26 Feb 2017 26 Feb - 08 Mar 2017 8-17 Mar, 17-26Mar & 26Mar04Apr 2017

Nights

Itinerary

Starts Ends

Std Plus Triple

Standard Twin

Std Plus Twin

Premier Twin

Premier Single

Superior Twin

Suite Twin

19

Classic Falkland, South Georgia & Antarctic P.

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$8,760

$9,380

$11,940

$14,210

$17,050

$15,040

$15,800

10

Classic Antarctica

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$5,780

$6,180

$7,870

$9,350

$11,210

$9,900

$10,410

9

Classic Antarctica

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$5,200

$5,560

$7,080

$8,420

$10,090

$8,910

$9,370

10

Classic Antarctica

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

Sold Out

Sold Out

Sold Out

Sold Out

Sold Out

Sold Out

Sold Out

10

Classic Antarctica

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$7,270

$7,770

$9,410

$11,230

$13,480

$11,870

$12,470

10

Classic Antarctica

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$7,270

$7,770

$9,410

$11,230

$13,480

$11,870

$12,470

11

Weddell Sea Quest

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$7,990

$8,550

410,350

$12,350

$14,830

$13,060

$13,720

9

Classic Antarctica

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

Sold Out

Sold Out

Sold Out

Sold Out

Sold Out

Sold Out

Sold Out

8

Classic Antarctica

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$5,820

$6,220

$7,530

$8,980

$10,780

$9,500

$9,980

11

Polar Circle Quest

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$7,990

$8,550

$10,350

$12,350

$14,830

$13,060

$13,720

10

Classic Antarctica

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$6,080

$6,500

$8,180

$9,730

$11,660

$10,290

$10,820

9

Classic Antarctica

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$5,200

$5,560

$7,080

$8,420

$10,090

$8,910

$9,370

Note: All expedition rates are per person in US dollars, based on shared occupancy. Standard twin cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.5 times the share price. Please ask about our request share program. Suites may be reserved at 2 times the twin rate charge. The third berth in two of the suites may be occupied at 50% of the published twin share rate. Triple Cabins are not available as Shared Berths and must be booked for parties of 3. A child (under 16 years) accompanied by two adults will be free of charge in a triple Superior cabin or triple Suite. Airfare is not included in the price of this voyage. There may be a fuel surcharge on all bookings. Accommodation Aboard Ushuaia:46 comfortable cabins and suites, with ample storage space, accommodate 88 passengers aboard Ushuaia. Both private and semi-private facilities, with hairdryers provided, are available depending upon cabin category. The ship is fully climate controlled, with individual temperature controls in each cabin. Cabins are fitted with multi-type sockets suitable for several international plugs; the electrical current onboard is 110 V/60 Hz.

Std Plus Triple

Standard Twin

2 triple outside cabins with portholes or windows on deck E, private facilities, three lower berths.

10 twin outside cabins with portholes on deck E, two berths (upper/lower), semi-private facilities including an in-room washbasin and a bathroom with shower and toilet shared by two cabins.

11 twin outside cabins with portholes or windows on deck E, private facilities, two lower berths. Cabin 640 has one double bed.

Superior Twin

Suite Twin

9 twin outside cabins with windows on the upper deck G, private facilities, two lower berths. Cabin 301 has one double and one single bed.

4 outside cabins with windows on the upper deck G, private facilities, lounge, TV, DVD player and fridge. Suite 201 features two double beds. Suite 202 has one double bed and a sofa bed. Suites 204 and 207 feature three lower single beds.

Premier Twin/Single

6 twin outside cabins with windows on the upper deck G, private facilities and 2 single cabins with portholes on the upper deck G, private facilities.

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Std Plus Twin

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Fly & Cruise Ocean Nova

OCEAN NOVA (FLY & CRUISE) The M/V Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable vessel carrying just 68 passengers (78 in the Arctic). She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, and her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in the polar regions. The M/V Ocean Nova features comfortable outside cabins, all with private facilities, including dedicated single, twin and triple cabins. In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, a spacious dining room, a bar, a library and an infirmary. The ship has Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching. The BAe 146 was manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace (which later became part of BAE Systems). It is a high-wing aircraft with very short runaway requirements which makes it particularly suited for this kind of destinations. It is operated by AerovĂ­as DAP,which has more than 20 years of experience of flying in Patagonia and Antarctica. Ocean Nova - Ship Specifications Passengers: 68 guests Built: 1992 Refurbished: 2006 38 crew members Length: 240 feet Beam: 36 feet Draft: 12 feet Cruising Speed: 12 knots Flag: Bahamas Ice Class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A) Aircraft Features: Model: BAE 146-200 Engines: 4 turbofans Honeywell ALF 502R-5 Length: 93 ft 8 in (28,55 m) Wingspan: 86 ft 5 in (26,34 m) Cruise speed: 465 mph (750 km/h) Service ceiling: 31,200 ft (9.500 m)

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Fly &Fly Cruise & Cruise Prices Prices & Cabins & Cabins ANTARCTICA XXI, FLY & CRUISE - OCEAN NOVA (All prices in USD per person, sharing (2016-17) Date 02 - 09 Dec & 07 - 14 Dec 2016

12 - 19 Dec 2016

17 - 24 Dec 2016

22 - 29 Dec 2016

27Dec16 - 03Jan17

01 - 10 Jan 2017

17 - 24 Jan 2017

22 - 29 Jan 2017

27Jan - 03Feb 2017

01 - 10 Feb 2017

08 - 15 Feb 2017

13 - 20 Feb 2017

18 - 27 Feb 2017

Nights

Itinerary

Starts/Ends

Triple Share

Twin Share

Single Cabin

7

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Arenas/Pta Arenas

$10,795

$11,595

$15,996

7

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Arenas/Pta Arenas

$10,795

$11,595

$15,996

7

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Arenas/Pta Arenas

$10,795

$11,595

$15,996

7

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Arenas/Pta Arenas

$11,995

$13,995

$19,995

7

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Arenas/Pta Arenas

$11,995

$13,995

$19,995

9

Polar Circle Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Arenas/Pta Arenas

$13,995

$15,995

$22,995

7

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Arenas/Pta Arenas

$11,395

$12,995

$17,995

7

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Arenas/Pta Arenas

$11,395

$12,995

$17,995

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Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Areans/Pta Arenas

$11,395

$12,995

$17,995

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Polar Circle Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Arenas/Pta Arenas

$13,995

$15,995

$22,995

7

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Arenas/Pta Areans

$11,395

$12,995

$17,995

7

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Arenas/Pta/ Arenas

$11,395

$12,995

$22,995

9

Polar Circle Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Arenas/Pta Arenas

$13,995

$15,995

$22,995

Triple Cabins are available ONLY for 3 people booking together - NOT for single travelers wanting to share. Kayaking Option - $895, Snowshoe Option on select departures - $195. 10 total kayak spots and 12 total snowshoeing spots available. A minimum of $50,000 USD worth of emergency evacuation insurance is mandatory for these voyage. Rates are per person, double occupancy. If no single cabins are available, single supplement is 1.85 x shared cost. All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

Triple Share

Upper Deck cabins 317, 319-321. 2 lower and 1 upper berth, private facilities, desk, chair, 2 closets.

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Twin Lower Berths

Dedicated Single

Upper Deck cabins 301, 306-315, 318; Bridge Deck cabins 401-415. 2 lower and 1 upper berth, private facilities, desk, chair, 1 closet.

Upper Deck cabins 302-305, 316. 1 lower and 1 upper berth, private facilities, desk, chair, 1 wardrobe.

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Fly & Cruise Hebridean Sky

HEBRIDEAN SKY (FLY & CRUISE) The SEA EXPLORER has always been known for its effortless elegance, impeccable service and atmosphere of charm and camaraderie. Now we add increased adventure options and an on-site Passenger Service Representative. Sea Explorer is the perfect blend of luxury and adventurous exploration. Is it a luxury ship? An adventure ship? It’s both! Sea Explorer is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 110 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and refurbished in 2014. The BAe 146 was manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace (which later became part of BAE Systems). It is a high-wing aircraft with very short runaway requirements which makes it particularly suited for this kind of destinations. It is operated by Aerovías DAP,which has more than 20 years of experience of flying in Patagonia and Antarctica.

Hebridean - Ship Specifications 71 guests (max capacity 110) Year Built: 1991 Renovated: 2005 85 crew members Length: 297 feet Beam: 36 feet Draft: 15 feet Cruising Speed: 12.5 knots Flag: Marshall Islands Ice Class: 1C Aircraft Features: Model: BAE 146-200 Engines: 4 turbofans Honeywell ALF 502R-5 Length: 93 ft 8 in (28,55 m) Wingspan: 86 ft 5 in (26,34 m) Cruise speed: 465 mph (750 km/h) Service ceiling: 31,200 ft (9.500 m)

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Fly &Fly Cruise & Cruise Prices Prices & Cabins & Cabins HEBRIDEAN SKY - FLY & CRUISE (All prices in USD per person, sharing (2016-17) Date 21- 28 Dec 2016

26 Dec16 - 02 Jan17

31 Dec 16 - 07 Jan 17

05 - 12 Jan 2017

Nights

Itinerary

Starts/Ends

Triple Suite

Window Suite

Superior Suite

Veranda Suite

Penthouse Suite

Single Suite

7

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Arenas/Pta Arenas

$12,995

$14,595

$14,995

$16,995

$19,995

$19,995

7

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Arenas/Pta Arenas

$12,995

$14,595

$14,995

$16,995

$19,995

$19,995

7

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Arenas/Pta Arenas

$12,995

$14,595

$14,995

$16,995

$19,995

$19,995

7

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pta Arenas/Pta Arenas

$12,995

$14,595

$14,995

$16,995

$19,995

$19,995

Triple Cabins are available ONLY for 3 people booking together - NOT for single travelers wanting to share. Kayaking Option - $895, Snowshoe Option on select departures - $195. 10 total kayak spots and 12 total snowshoeing spots available. A minimum of $50,000 USD worth of emergency evacuation insurance is mandatory for these voyage. Rates are per person, double occupancy. If no single cabins are available, single supplement is 1.85 x shared cost. All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge. Included • Transfers airport/hotel on the first and last day of the voyage, as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage. • Overnight stays in Punta Arenas as indicated in program corresponding to each voyage. • Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage. • Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage. • Full board including all drinks at meals. • All guided shore excursions. • Lectures and entertainment on board. • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material. • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica. Not Included • Accommodation, meals and transfers other than those included in the Travel Program corresponding to each voyage. • Personal insurances. • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.). • Tips (suggested USD 10-15 per person per day). • Visas or Passport expenses and/or any other arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.

Triple Suite

Averaging 225 square feet, this suite has two twins and a sofa bed. Window and seating area. Located on Deck 3.

Veranda Suite

Averaging 260 square feet including private veranda and a sitting area. Two singles or one queen. Located on Deck 5.

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Window Suite

Averaging 225 square feet, this suite has two beds, a window and a sitting area. Located on Deck 3.

Penthouse Suite

This suite is 325 square feet inlcuding private balcony and sitting area. Two singles or one queen. Located on Deck 6.

Superior Suite

This suite is 220 square feet. Two beds, window and a sitting area. Located on Deck 4.

Single Suite

Averaging 230 square feet, this suite has two beds, window and a sitting area. Located on Deck 3.

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Fly & Cruise National Geographic Orion

National Geographic Orion Technically and aesthetically, Orion is arguably the most sophisticated vessel in its class. The Berlitz Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships guide describes her as “the latest in the quest to build the ideal expedition cruise ship”. Constructed by the world-leading Cassens Shipyard in Emden, and launched in November 2003, she boasts a host of advanced design features including technology that sets new standards in sustainable marine environmental practices. Although custom-made for expedition cruising, Orion is the epitome of elegance. No expense has been spared when it comes to the quality of fittings and furnishings, and the range and caliber of on-board recreational facilities are nothing short of five-star. Orion’s luxurious appointments means she is more mega-yacht than cruise ship and her guests are few; around just 50 couples, all cared for in 5-star comfort by a crew of 75. Chart your own path less traveled. NGO Ship Specifications Length: 103 metres Beam: 14.25 metres Draft: 3.82 metres Hull: Ice-reinforced for voyages in the Arctic and Antarctic Ice Class: E3 (Germanischer Lloyd) Gross Tonnage: 4,000 Engines: Mak; 8M25; 3,265HP Speed: 15.5 knots Stabilisers: Blohm & Voss, retractable fin stabilisers Manoeuvrability: Bow and stern thrusters Built: 2003 Delivery Date: November 2003 Builder: Cassens Shipyard-Emden, Germany

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National Geographic Orion Cabins & Cruise Prices MV NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ORION (All prices in USD per person, sharing (2016-17) Date 06 - 29 Nov 2016

26 Nov - 19 Dec 2016

16 Dec - 29 Dec 2016

26 Dec 16 - 08 Jan 17

05 - 18 Jan 2017

15 - 28 Jan 2017

25 Jan - 17 Feb 2017

14 Feb - 09 Mar 2017

Nights

Itinerary

Starts/Ends

Cat 1 Oval Window

Cat 2 Main Deck

Cat 3 Suite

Cat 4 Dlx Suite

Cat 5 Balcony Suite

Charter Airfare SCL/USH/SCL

23

Antarctica, Sth Georgia & Falklands

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$23,100

$24,750

$27,130

$33,290

$38,420

$990

23

Antarctica, Sth Georgia & Falklands

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$23,100

$24,750

$27,130

$33,290

$38,420

$990

13

Antarctica, The White Continent

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$14,430

$15,500

$17,190

$20,510

$23,630

$990

13

Antarctica, The White Continent

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$14,430

$15,500

$17,190

$20,510

$23,630

$990

13

Antarctica, The White Continent

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$13,360

$14,360

$15,920

$18,990

$21,880

$990

13

Antarctica, The White Continent

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$13,360

$14,360

$15,920

$18,990

$21,880

$990

23

Antarctica, Sth Georgia & Falklands

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$23,100

$24,750

$27,130

$33,290

$38,420

$990

23

Antarctica, Sth Georgia & Falklands

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$23,100

$24,750

$27,130

$33,290

$38,420

$990

Dates shown include 1 night accommodation in Santiago at the start. The air component from/to Santiago must be booked and ticketed through this cruise operator. Please call for prices in Cat 6 Owner’s Suite, Cat 1 Solo & Cat 3 Solo. Inclusions for Pre-Expedition Package: • For passengers utilising pre-expedition package with charter flights to/from Ushuaia: • Group transfer from airport to hotel in Santiago (only for flight arrival at set time) • 1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast and city tour in Santiago • Group transfer from hotel to airport for charter flight to Ushuaia • Transfers from airport to pier for catamaran cruise including lunch • Inclusions for all passengers: • Cabin accommodation aboard cruise as selected • All meals aboard ship throughout your voyage • Non-alcoholic beverages including soft drinks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate as well as light snacks • Services of Expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides • Presentations on history, wildlife, geography, etc. • Zodiac cruises and shore excursions in Antarctica with expedition team • Use of kayaks • A fully-lined windproof, water-resistant parka (note: you are required to provide your own knee-high rubber boots with high-traction soles) • Hairdryer and bathrobes in every cabin • Ushuaia group departure transfer to airport.

Cat 1 - Oval Window

Main Deck with oval windows #316, 318, 319321. 175 square feet. All accommodations are outside, and most cabins feature oversized picture windows that connect you with the passing views.

Cat 2 - Main Deck

Cat 3 - Suite

Main Deck with large oval window #302-312, 314, 315, 317. 180 square feet. All accommodations are outside, and most cabins feature oversized picture windows that connect you with the passing views.

Upper Deck Suite with window #401-412, 414419. These generously sized 218 square-foot suites offer lots of storage space and most feature a comfortable two-seater sofa in the sitting area.

Cat 4 - Dlx Suite

Cat 5 - Balcony Suite

Cat 6 - Owner’s Suite

Bridge Deck Deluxe Suite with window #511, 515. The two Deluxe Suites occupy up to 230 square feet. An open living room with a two-seater sofa and large rectangular window lets you relax and enjoy the beautiful ocean view after a day of exploration.

Bridge Deck Suite with balcony #501, 503-506, 508. The six luxurious Balcony Suites have an open living room with a total average area of 230 square feet. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto a private French balcony allowing you to take in the sea breeze.

Owner’s Suite with balcony 502, 507, 509, 510. Orion’s four Owner’s Suites are located on the Bridge Deck with three unique configurations. They contain a beautifully appointed bedroom and separate living room (except 502). Enjoy a private French balcony.

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Fly & MV Ocean CruiseDiamond

MV Ocean Diamond Sail aboard the Ocean Diamond, a modern, stable super-yacht and experience Antarctica. Carrying a maximum of 189 passengers this outstanding vessel, features onboard amenities such as a massage and wellness program and a well-stocked polar library. The Ocean Diamond is staffed with outstanding captains, officers, expedition leaders, and guides. Highlights of the Ocean Diamond include a bar staffed by a professional bartender, theater-style auditorium, clinic with licensed doctor, photography program including the services of a resident photography instructor, Polar Library containing a large collection of polar books & DVDs, Massage & Wellness program offering yoga classes, aromatherapy treatments & massage therapy. A passenger elevator makes navigating decks easy, and chefs pamper you three times daily with delicious meals. All-inclusive beverage packages are available for those who don’t want to hassle with any bar tabs. Ship Specifications Staff & Crew: 144 Guests: 189 Length: 124 meters Breadth: 16 meters Draft: 4.9 meters Propulsion: 2 Wichmann Engines, 7375 horsepower Ice Class: 1D Cruising speed: 15.5 knots Lifeboats: 2 fully enclosed Safety Features: Provision of immersion suits for all guests in addition to a policy of no open lifeboats. Four fully enclosed lifeboats. • Expedition staff training in STCW (Standards of Training, Certification & Watch keeping of Seafarers)

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MV Ocean Diamond Cabins & Cruise Prices MV OCEAN DIAMOND (All prices in USD per person, sharing (2016-17) Date 22 Nov - 11 Dec 2015

10 - 20 Dec 2015

19 2 9 Dec 2015

28 Dec15 - 07 Jan 16

06 - 16 Jan 2016

15 - 28 Jan 2016

15 - 25 Feb 2016

24 Feb - 05 Mar 2016

Nights

Itinerary

Starts/Ends

Triple Cabin

Twin Obs/ ted View

Single Porthole

Twin Window

Suite Cabin

Balcony Suite

19

Falklands, Sth Georgia & Antarctica

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$12,795

$15,295

$20,295

$16,295

$18,995

$19,995

10

Antarctic Explorer

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$5,995

$8,995

$11,595

$9,595

$10,595

$11,595

10

Antarctic Explorer

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$6,795

$9,595

$12,395

$10,295

$10,995

$11,995

10

Antarctic Explorer

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$6,795

$9,595

$12,395

$10,295

$10,995

$11,995

10

Antarctic Explorer

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$6,795

$9,595

$12,395

$10,295

$10,995

$11,995

13

Crossing The Circle

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$8,795

$12,395

$15,995

$12,995

$16,995

$17,995

10

Antarctic Explorer

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$6,795

$9,595

$12,395

$10,295

$10,995

$11,995

10

Antarctic Explorer

Ushuaia/Ushuaia

$6,795

$9,595

$12,395

$10,295

$10,995

$11,995

Cruise Price does not include international airfare. Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Single Porthole & Single Obstructed View Cabins have the same prices. Above dates include 1 nights accommodation prior to cruise. Single cabin prices are 1.7 times the cost of the appropriate twin-share prices listed above except for suites and balcony suites which are 2x the price listed above. If you are a solo traveler requesting to share a cabin note that suites and balcony suites can not be shared. Adventure Options: Kayaking - $950, Camping - $250, Kayak + Camping Combined Package - $1,050, X Country Ski - $575, Mountaineering - $575, Snowshoe-Included, Photography-Included. Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Camping is limited to 60, Kayaking 26, Mountaineering 10 and Skiing to 15 individuals.. Some activities require experience. All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

Triple Cabin

Twin Obstructed View

Twin Window

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has two twin beds and an upper bed, and two portholes (Note: cabin 332 has three lower beds). Located on the Lower Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window (the view is obstructed). Located on the Captain’s Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower and more..

Between 183 and 200 square feet (19 and 17 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window. Located on the Upper and Main Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Single Porthole

Suite Cabin

Balcony Suite

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed and two portholes. Located on the Lower Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom and shower. Amenities include: wardrobes, drawers, flatscreen TV, DVD player and more...

Between 200 and 183 square feet (19 and 17 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window. Located on the Upper and Main Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Approximately 325 square feet (30 square meters), including the balcony, one double bed or two twin beds, and a full-size window with a sliding glass door that leads to a private deck with chairs. Located on the Observation Deck, private bathroom with bathtub and shower.

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MS Zaandam

MS ZAANDAM (Taste of Antarctica) ​ esigned to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort, ms Zaandam is a prize in D the mid-size ship category. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs. A cruise of South America, Antarctica & Falklands is for those wanting to have a taste of what the two continents have to offer. Cruise to the remote part of the Patagonian Fjords on the coast of Chile, with the opportunity to marvel at some glaciers innaccesible by land. In Antarctica, MS Zaandam will cruise along the Antarctica Sound, The Danco Coast and The Palmer Archipelago (No Disembarking). Then the cruise continues to the Falkland Islands for the opportunity to disembark and do some optional excursions. MS Zaandam - Specifications Class and type: Rotterdam class (R class) cruise ship Tonnage: 61,396 GT 6,150 DWT Length: 237 m (777.56 ft) Beam: 32.3 m (105.97 ft) Decks: 10 decks Propulsion: Diesel powered Speed: 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph) Capacity: 1,432 passengers Crew: 615 MS Zaandam is a cruise ship owned and operated by Holland America Line, named for the city of Zaandam, Netherlands near Amsterdam. She was built by Italy’s Fincantieri in Venice, and delivered in 2000. Zaandam is part of the ‘R-Class’.

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MS Zaandam Prices & Cabins MS ZAANDAM(All prices in AUD per person, sharing (2016-17) Date

Nights

Itinerary

Starts Ends

Interior Cabin

Ocean View

Vista Suite

Neptune Suite

20

South America, Antarrctica & Falklands

Valparaiso/Buenos Aires

$4,298

$4,498

$9,598

$14,998

20

South America, Antarrctica & Falklands

Buenos Aires/ Valparaiso

$5,299

$5,599

$10,699

$17,099

20

South America, Antarrctica & Falklands

Valparaiso. Buenos Aires

$5,299

$5,599

$10,599

$16,999

20 Dec 15 - 10 Jan 2016 10 - 31 Jan 2017 31 Jan 15 - 21 Feb 2017

Note: *For your convenience, we’ve combined our staterooms into four general stateroom categories: Interior, Ocean-view, Verandah and Suite. Each general category may include multiple sub categories of stateroom, depending on the ship. For example, Suites may include Vista Suite, Signature Suite or Neptune Suite. *Fares are in AU$, per person, based on double occupancy. Fares reflect best fare available for a stateroom in each category, on one date that this itinerary is available from a snapshot taken in the last 24 hours. Fares include Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses. Payments made by credit card are subject to a service charge of 1.5%. This service charge does not apply to payments made by debit card. View pricing terms. All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator’s terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration.

Inside Cabin

Ocean View

Verandah Suites

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower. All L-, N- & NN-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed & pullman upper. All M- & MM-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed. Approximately 182–293 sq. ft.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. All FF-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed & pullman upper. Approximately 140–319 sq. ft.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower. All L-, N- & NN-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed & pullman upper. All M- & MM-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed. Approximately 182–293 sq. ft.

Neptune Suites AFRICA

MADAGASCAR

ATLANTIC OCEAN Montevideo South Georgia Is.

Buenos Aires

SOUTH AMERICA

Falklands Is.

Santiago

Scotia Sea

Puerto Madryn

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-toceiling windows. Approximately 558–566 sq. ft. including verandah.

ARGENTINA CHILE

Ushuaia Punta Arenas

Antarcti cC irc le

SOUTHERN OCEAN

South Orkney Islands

INDIAN OCEAN

King George Is. South Shetland Islands

Drake Passage

Weddell Sea

Mawson (Aus)

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

ANTARCTICA Davis (Aus)

South Pole Amundsen Sea

PACIFIC OCEAN

Ross Ice Shelf Mc Murdo Ross Is. Sound Ross Sea

SOUTHERN OCEAN

Casey (Aus)

Commonwealth Bay

Campbell Is.

Macquarie Is. (Aus)

Auckland Is.

Invercargill

NEW ZEALAND

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Booking Conditions and Responsibility Please ensure you understand the following conditions before you book your holiday. Reservations are accepted on the basis that you abide by the following conditions. All tours in this brochure and others that we may create are operated by Travel Projects Pty Ltd. Suite 805, 365 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000. Travel Projects refers only to the tour operating company specified on this page, as does “we”, “us” and “ours”. Bookings are taken on the basis that you accept these conditions. Payment Terms Deposits A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person for land services is required in order to confirm and secure your reservation. Failure to pay the deposit on time may result in your booking to be cancelled. Should you need to re-instate any expired reservation due to a non payment of the deposit, we will charge a $55 amendment fee in addition to immediate payment of standard deposit. Additional Deposits Multi-Country Tours: 25% per person, payable within 5 days of confirmation (Non -refundable) Rio de Janeiro/Salvador Carnival/New Year’s Eve: Immediate, NON REFUNDABLE full payment is required on confirmation. Inca Trail: $600 per person non-refundable for us to request. Galapagos Cruises: 25% per person non-refundable within 5 days of confirmation. Jungle Lodges: 50% per person non-refundable within 5 days of confirmation. Skorpios Cruises: 25% per person non-refundable within 5 days of confirmation. Amazon Cruises: 30% with conditions. Per person is required within 5 days of confirmation. Australis Cruises: 30% non-refundable deposit within 5 days of confirmation. Atacama & Patagonia Lodges: 30% - 50% non-refundable deposit within 5 days of confirmation. Some services require immediate $300 deposit in order to confirm Final Payment Full payment is required 60 days prior to departure from Australia, please note, some services require stricter final payment due dates that will be advised to you on the invoice. If reservation is made within 30 days prior to departure, full payment is required at time of booking. Cancellation Fees All cancellations must be received in writing. Following fees or percentages will be charged based on the date of receipt in writing, by fax or by email by Travel Projects of notification of cancellation. Cancellations will take effect the day said written notification is received by us. The following fees apply per person, plus any other cancellation

fees and conditions imposed by other service operators such as Antarctica, Patagonia and Galapagos cruises: a. More than 60 days notice - Loss of deposits. b. 30 to 60 days - 50 % c. Less than 30 day - No refund. Above-mentioned cancellation fees will be strictly adhered to and for this reason we strongly recommend you to take out a travel insurance at the time of reservation. Please advise if you want us to send you an application form for insurance. There is no refund of pre-paid packages on special events Amendments Should you wish to amend your reservation, an amendment fee of $75 will be charged per amendment. Prices Prices shown in this manual have been calculated on tariffs applicable as of 01 March 2016, and are subject to change without notice. If between the date you make your booking and the date of outbound travel from Australia, these air fares and services change; you may be required to pay additional charges. Acceptance of this arrangement is a condition of booking. Late Booking Fee Bookings made within 15 days of commencement of travel will incur a late booking administration fee of $ 55 plus courier costs if necessary. Travel Insurance We strongly recommend Travel Insurance, particularly when touring in Latin America as medical costs and repatriation are very high in that area. Refunds Please note that there will be no refund of unused ground content for any reason. If you make any alteration to any portion of the holiday. Such alteration will be entirely at your own expense. Not included in tour cost Visae, insurance, excess baggage, meals not mentioned, vaccinations, airport departure taxes, beverages, tips, shipboard gratuities, items of personal nature like: Laundry, telephone calls etc., cost of passport, personal services to hotel rooms. Validity We have taken considerable care to make sure all information, tours, itineraries, cruises, are correct at time of printing. Circumstances beyond the control of Travel Projects, may necessitate change in tours/itineraries/cruises etc. up to the date of departure and including after departure date. Travel Projects can not be held responsible for any changes that may occur and reserves the right to adjust,

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MV Akademik Ioffe MV Akademik Sergey Vavilov MV Plancius MV Ortelius MS Expedition MV The Ushuaia Fly & Cruise - Ocean Nova Fly & Cruise - Sea Explorer MV National Geographic Orion MV Ocean Diamond MS Zaandam

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Travel Projects Pty Ltd. Suite 805, 365 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia ATAS Nbr: A11616 - A.B.N 67 088 334 249 Telephone: +61 3 9670 7304 Facsimile: +61 3 9670 7438 e-mail: enquiry@travelprojects.com.au

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We will make sure that our Antarctica Cruise offer matches your needs and preferences. We have a wide range of cruises that cater for differ...

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