Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage with navigational workshop
Take part in this incredible polar cruise to Antarctica aboard the Ortelius
From: USD 7,871
A 11-day expedition cruise
The Trip Highlights
Visit Deception Island
Observe breathtaking icebergs and glaciers
Cross the infamous Drake Passage
Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience
Step a foot on the 7th continent
Your trip is 100% carbon offset
Learn from Polar experts
This Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands cruise delivers you into a landscape of dark rugged rock, pure white snow, and a fantastic variety of wildlife. Come say hello to whales, seals, and thousands of penguins.
Be part of a true polar expedition! During this adventurous voyage, we will visit some of Antarctica’s remote islands. This includes the Wauwermans Islands (close to Anvers Island), where we will chart and make depth measurements while exploring the area in our Zodiac boats and kayaks. Navigation workshops and presentations about historic Antarctic voyages are also part of this exciting activity-based expedition.
If you’re interested in learning the history, theory, and practice of land and sea navigation, participate in a navigational workshop. Topics covered include the use of sextants, chart positioning, and GPS functions, among others. All courses led by experienced expedition guides. No additional equipment needed. The workshop is included in the price!
Your ship: Ortelius
Ortelius has a fascinating history of polar exploration. Originally launched as the “Marina Tsvetaeva” in 1989, she served as a special purpose vessel for the Russian Academy of Science. Later re-flagged and renamed, *Ortelius” is now classed by Lloyd’s Register in London and flies the Dutch flag.
Ortelius is first and foremost a true Antarctic exploration vessel. She has the highest Ice-Class specification (UL1, equivalent to 1A) and is certified to navigate through solid annual sea ice as well as loose multi-year pack ice. In this ship, you can discover the true Antarctic, reaching plac … Read more about Ortelius