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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition aboard the Ultramarine

Spend two weeks discovering the beauty of Antarctica

Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition
A 14-day long expedition cruise
Luxury Ship

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A 14-day long Cruise

Luxury Ship
The Trip Highlights

Humpback whales swimming alongside the ship

Walk among the King Penguins

Step a foot on the 7th continent

Cross the drake passage

Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience

Hike up a sparkling glacier

Experience the chill of a polar plunge

Your trip is 100% carbon offset

Polar experts to answer all your questions

Experience a polar experience few people get in their lifetime as we set foot on the 7th continent and cross the iconic Antarctic Circle! Discover polar wildlife as we set sail on the comfortable and spacious Ocean Diamond to venture south to South Georgia Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. Observe ice formations, whales and playful seals swimming alongside the ship, polar birds flying overhead and walk among the continent's penguins. Take a polar plunge and make the most of your cruise experience with a wide range of activities available on your Zodiac.

Your ship: Ultramarine

Welcome aboard the Ultramarine! One of the newest cruise ships in the Polar fleet, Ultramarine was designed to go beyond the familiar in polar exploration - to discover new places and immerse you in the best of the region. Equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, it offers robust adventure activities. It features the category’s most spacious suites, breathtaking public spaces, and more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than other expedition ships of its size. It also features a best-in-class operational range and an innovative mix of sustainability features that exceed all industry standards. … Read more about Ultramarine

Amenities

gym
Fitness Center
rubber boots
Mudroom
theater
Lecture Theater
binoculars
Observation Deck
zodiac fleet
Zodiac Fleet
lounge
Observation Lounge
spa
Spa
gift
Gift Shop
sauna
Sauna
doctor's suitcase
Medical Services
library
Library

Food & Drinks

*Ultramarine” two dining options. “Balena” is the main restaurant located on Deck 5. “Bistro 487” gives guests an alternative dining option on Deck 7. Both offer a great choice of high-quality international dishes and healthy options. While mealtimes may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be served three meals a day.

In addition, an “early riser’s” breakfast will be offered in Bistro 487, as well as afternoon tea and late-night snacks. There’s also a permanent selection of light snacks available here at all times.

The dress code on the ship is casual, as befits a polar exploration vessel, though some may choose to dress up a little for the Captain’s Welcome Reception.

The well-stocked bar on the ship is open to enjoy with your fellow shipmates in the late morning, afternoon, and evening. Soft drinks, juices, and water are available at no cost, and beer and wine are offered with dinner. A selection of liquors, spirits, and premium beer, wine, and champagne is available and can be charged to your shipboard account.

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