Experience unforgettable moments with vast glaciers, majestic icebergs and deep fjords and bays. The Antarctic is a fascinating expedition region where nature determines the course of the day and the opportunities for numerous Zodiac rides. Blaze a trail into this glistening world in the spirit of bold pioneers of polar research. Colonies of Adelie and chinstrap penguins and ponderous elephant seals and fur seals are but a few of the Antarctic creatures you’ll encounter.
from Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
|Cruise dates:||from 03.12.2014 to 22.12.2014 (20 days)|
| Your ship:|| MS BREMEN|
| Cruise number:|| BRE1424|
This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.
Unforgettable Encounters in South Georgia
Three expedition days full of magnificent experiences lie ahead of you when glaciated peaks on the horizon announce this unique animal paradise. Hundreds of thousands of king penguins inhabit and animate the coastlines and cliffs of the island and the overwhelming landscape. On up to three daily rides and landings with the Zodiacs, you will get really close to the abundant animal world and be able to discover elephant seals fighting about their harem or gentoo penguins and thousands of king penguins incubating their eggs or rearing their chicks. Outstanding experts who can look back on comprehensive experience in Antarctica make you familiar with the indigenous fauna and flora. In Grytviken, you can immerse yourself in the exiting history of polar expeditions and research - visit the small whalers’ church dating from 1913 and the grave of the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton whose legendary ”Endurance“ expedition came to a happy end on South Georgia.
Enthralling Moments in the Ice: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
In regions where the weather and ice define the route, only a genuine expedition ship like the BREMEN can guarantee the complete Antarctic experience - small, manoeuvrable and, thanks to the highest ice class for passenger ships, capable of sailing through even drift and pack ice. Unstoppably, the ship advances in the direction of the Antarctic Peninsula. Or while cruising in the Antarctic Sound, when the enormous table icebergs drift silently through the waters. Every day on board is experienced in the spirit of courageous pioneers such as Otto Nordenskjöld, who once explored this remote region under great hardship. With their years of experience in the polar regions of this world, your captain, crew and the team of well-versed experts in different fields will enable you to obtain impressions that you will never forget.
You can, for example, take a bath in hot springs on the black lava beaches of Deception Island. Or marvel at the miracles of Paradise Bay - with the Zodiacs, you will pass the glistening icebergs towards majestic glacial towers with shining blue crevasses.
If the ice and weather conditions allow for a landing, you will be able to set foot on the Antarctic mainland – an especially elevating moment of your expedition. Further south the voyage through the Neumayer Channel offers you fantastic panoramic views of glaciers which continue in the narrow Lemaire Channel - spectacular peaks on both sides make this waterway one of the most beautiful ship passages in the world. In the Penola Strait, the tension on board rises once again: How far south will the BREMEN be able to advance? A question that can only be clarified on board. However, it is certain that you will enjoy the entire beauty of this Antarctic wonder world during your final landings with the Zodiacs. Between icebergs and large colonies of Adelie and chinstrap penguins, it is easy to be amazed – and all the more difficult to say goodbye.
It may become necessary to change the itinerary on this expedition to the Antarctic. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives based on the weather and ice.
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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: IGUACU
Geology specialist in the expert team
Dr Franz Gingele studied
glaciology and climatology before travelling to every continent as a
specialist and expedition leader. He teaches marine geology and
climatology at the University of Canberra in Australia – perfect for
giving you first-hand knowledge of the Antarctic ecosystem.