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Ocean Atlantic Solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse-Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica

Experience an unforgettable journey- watching a Solar Eclipse from Antarctic waters aboard the Ocean Atlantic

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Solar Eclipse-Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica

20 days

First Class Ship

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A 20-Day Polar Expedition Cruise

First Class Ship
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

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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 ship: Ocean Atlantic

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 140 … Read more about Ocean Atlantic

Amenities

gym

Fitness Center

bar

Bar

rubber boots

Mudroom

theater

Lecture Theater

binoculars

Observation Deck

swimming pool

Pool

zodiac fleet

Zodiac Fleet

lounge

Observation Lounge

gift

Gift Shop

sauna

Sauna

doctor's suitcase

Medical Services

library

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

Reviews

Majestic Face of Ice from an Iceberg in Torssukatak
Richard

June 2022

Luxury Ship

Possibly the best was the Walrus colony onshore. Life altering was realising the lagoon we were anchored in was 10 years ago a glacier (Copied from Swoop Arctic)

Deanna Rieden

First Class Ship

This was the trip of a lifetime. Our final continent. Once we arrived in Punta Arenas, we were met at the airport by Paula from Aurora who took us to hotel. My baggage was lost by airline and she gave me a coat to wear immediately. Shout out to Paula and Michael for tracking my Luggage. Once we transferred to Antarctica we were met by ship crew with drinks and smiles. The week was packed with excursions and amazing information presented by scientists in different aspects of expertise. The ship staff was friendly, personable making the trip an amazing adventure. The fly and cruise is the way to go!

Marion K

First Class Ship

It was an AMAZING journey through one of the most spectacular landscapes I have ever scene (if not the most). The boat was top of the line, the professional crew incredibly professional, knowledgeable and fun to hang out with. The service crew took well care of us during all the journey. The kayak pack is specially recommended and if you are lucky you will also a face to face hunch whale experience you will remember as your top wildlife adventure for life (copied from Trip Advisor)

Doug Beham

First Class Ship

Couldn't be better! This company checks all the boxes: well-planned expeditions, pristine ship, and skilled & courteous service from all the employees. Best cruise company I have traveled with by far. (Copied from Google)

QuarkExpeditions_ Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears
Shari

Luxury Ship

Beautiful ship, though my cabin did have an weird odour issue. Dinner at night not fantastic. I felt it had been prepared way too early and had been sitting there and heated at the time . Though I could be wrong . My favourite meal was lunch due to fresh salads (copied from Swoop Arctic)

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