Solar Eclipse – South Georgia & Antarctica cruise aboard the Ocean Victory
Your once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience a Solar Eclipse in Antarctic waters
Solar Eclipse- South Georgia & Antarctica
A 15-DAY LONG CRUISE
The Trip Highlights
Solar Eclipse from Antarctic waters
Whale watching from the open deck
Visit Shackleton's Grave
Awe at immense icebergs
Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience
One of a kind Solar Eclipse trip
Expert guides answer all questions
Your trip is 100% carbon offset
Free photography workshop
On Saturday, December 4, 2021, a total solar eclipse will run over the South Atlantic towards Antarctica. The Ocean Victory will be in place exactly at the center of the eclipse during this once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise to South Georgia and Antarctica.
The eclipse begins early in the morning east of the Falkland Islands. From here the moon shadow speeds south at 10,000 km per hour towards the South Orkney Island and Antarctica. The expert team has selected the best possible observation position east of South Orkney, where the sun is 11 degrees above the horizon. This magical phenomenon will last for almost 2 minutes.
The solar eclipse is just one out of several highlights of this 15-day Antarctica cruise. From Ushuaia to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia. From here to the eclipse path and onwards to South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. You will outline the borders of the Weddell Sea, birthplace of the mighty Antarctic Sound, and cruise close to famous explorer, Shackleton’s harsh winter-camp on the shore of Elephant Island.
The Antarctic Peninsula are a nature photographer’s paradise, and your guides will attempt as many shore landings as possible per day, weather conditions permitting, bringing you close to Antarctica’s draw-dropping beauty. During your days at sea, enjoy a variety of onboard educational activities, from lectures to workshops, wildlife spotting and eclipse photography.
Your ship: Ocean Victory
We’re delighted to welcome you to the new premium infinity vessel, Ocean Victory, whose maiden Antarctic cruise will begin in November 2021. This makes her one of the most modern small ship Antarctic exploration vessels.
Built to be a robust and capable polar explorer, she’s also designed with a touch of class. Her 93 comfortable guest cabins all feature ocean views and almost all of them feature a private ocean balcony.
Other standout features of Ocean Victory include several restaurants, a dedicated wellness area, a Nordic Bar, an open deck dining facility, a modern lecture lounge, and … Read more about Ocean Victory
Food & Drinks
Beagle Restaurant Dinner always starts with delicious hot soups, cold cuts, and crisp, fresh salads. Several choices of entrees are offered each evening, to accommodate different tastes and dietary requirements; always including a meat choice, fish choice, and vegetarian choice. After dinner, freshly prepared desserts, including ship-made ice cream or cakes are a great way to end a meal and satisfy any sweet tooth. A selection of wines and beers is available to perfectly complement your visit to our restaurant. If you’re interested in relaxing during your time off from activities and landings, delight onboard Ocean Atlantic by raising your glass to the experience of a lifetime! Our bar is fully equipped with a variety of cocktails, beers, non-alcoholic beverages and more, to quench your thirst and reward the explorer in you.
Single Room Supplement
What is included
15-day cruise with accommodation in a shared outside double stateroom with private facilities
Position on the solar eclipse centerline
All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary
Solar Eclipse glasses
Rubber boot rentals
Guiding and lectures by your expedition leader and team
Special Photo Workshop
English-speaking expedition team
Visual Journal link after voyage including voyage log, gallery, maps, species list and more!
Full board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon snacks
Free tea and coffee 24 hours’ daily
Welcome and farewell cocktails
What is not included
Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
Single room supplement and stateroom upgrades
Meals not on board the ship
Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
Tips for the crew (we recommend USD 14 per person per day)