Ocean Atlantic: Solar Eclipse- Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica | Polartours
Ocean Atlantic Solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse- The Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica aboard the Ocean Atlantic

Experience an unforgettable journey- watching a Solar Eclipse from Antarctic waters!

From: USD 9,250
Solar Eclipse-Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica
A 20-DAY LONG EXPEDITION CRUISE

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A 20-DAY LONG CRUISE

The Trip Highlights

Solar Eclipse from Antarctic waters

Elephant Island

Immense icebergs and glaciers

Bird and whale watching

Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience

Special Photo Workshop

Expert guides answer all questions

Your trip is 100% carbon offset

Digital Visual Journal

On Saturday, December 4, 2021, a total solar eclipse will run over the South Atlantic towards Antarctica. The Ocean Atlantic will be in place exactly at the center of the eclipse umbra during your amazing 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 Ocean Atlantic has selected the best possible observation position east of South Orkney, where the sun is 11 degrees above the horizon. This once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon will last for almost 2 minutes.

The solar eclipse is just one out of several highlights of this unforgettable expedition cruise. You will follow in the path of the brave explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton – just in the opposite direction: 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 circle the outline of the Weddell Sea, birthplace of the mighty tabular icebergs, and cruise close to Shackleton’s harsh winter-camp on the shore of Elephant Island.

The sub-Antarctic islands and Antarctic Peninsula are a nature photographer’s paradise, and the crew of expert guides will attempt as many shore landings as possible per day, weather conditions permitting, bringing you close to Antarctica’s beauty. During your days at sea, a variety of onboard activities, from lectures to workshops, wildlife spotting and eclipse photography await you.

Your Cruise Ship

Ocean Atlantic is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising in Antarctic and Arctic waters! Newly renovated in 2016 and with an international ice class rating of 1B, she is one of the strongest ships operating in Antarctica. Her high maneuverability, shallow draft and strong engines allow for extended voyages into isolated fjords, creating exciting adventures for any Antarctica and Arctic traveler.

Ocean Atlantic is newly renovated (2016) with elegant common areas and accommodation for 198 passengers. The ship was built in 1985 and underwent an extensive rebuild in 2010. With a length of 140m, she has ample space on the multiple decks for several lecture halls, a relaxed restaurant serving 4-star international cuisine, professionally staffed bars, and observation platforms – and even a pool.

All common areas on the Erickson Deck feature large panel windows, enabling passengers to quickly spot passing whales and photographic sights from the comfort of indoor lounges.

All private cabins are stylishly appointed and feature individual bathroom facilities, phone for internal calls, individual temperature controls, and TV. Ideal for relaxation, the vessels’ accommodation ranges in size from 11 - 35 m2 and are designed with either portholes or windows.

Daily shore landings at penguin rookeries, research stations, and other Antarctic wonders are made possible by her fleet of 20 Zodiacs.

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Amenities

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Fitness Center
Bar
Mudroom
Lecture Theater
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Observation Deck
Pool
Zodiac Fleet
Observation Lounge
Gift Shop
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Sauna
Medical Services
Library

Food & Drinks

The bright, spacious restaurant prepares 4-star international cuisine. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in your tour price. All meals are served in the restaurant where you can enjoy the spectacular views. You have free seating at all meals.

Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style, while dinner is a la carte. Meals, including daily snacks, are prepared by a professional chef. Coffee, tea, and water are free during the entire cruise; other drinks can be purchased in the restaurant and at the bar. In the event you are not onboard at lunch time, we will prepare a lunch bag for you in the morning, which you can take ashore. In the afternoon, we offer tea and coffee in the lounge. We also offer a midnight snack between 10 pm and 12 am.

We only prepare seafood that is either caught or farmed in ways that consider the long-term vitality of harvested species and the well-being of our oceans, as well as the livelihoods of fisheries-dependent communities. The hotel management uses MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) to ensure the purchase of species approved as sustainable.

Ocean Atlantic Solar eclipse
Ocean Atlantic Solar eclipse
Ocean Atlantic Solar eclipse
From: USD 9,250