On board MS BREMEN from Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Expedition Antarctica - A white Christmas like never before
An evocative spectacle of natural light: At Christmastime, the icy landscapes of the Antarctic give off a unique glow and light up the animal kingdom as a new generation is born. Give yourself the gift of intense encounters with the rich variety of species in this wildlife habitat.
from Ushuaia to Ushuaia
|Cruise dates:||from 18.12.2015 to 09.01.2016 (22 days)|
|Your ship:||MS BREMEN|
| Fri, 18.12.2015 |
Scheduled flight Germany – Buenos Aires
| Sat, 19.12.2015 |
City tour, overnight stay with breakfast
| Sun, 20.12.2015 |
Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 22.00 hrs
| Mon, 21.12.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Tue, 22.12.2015 |
- Wed, 23.12.2015
Dream destination for birdwatchers: the Falkland Islands
| Thu, 24.12.2015 |
- Fri, 25.12.2015
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 26.12.2015 |
- Mon, 28.12.2015
Unforgettable encounters in South Georgia Three expedition days packed with great experiences lie ahead, when glaciated mountain summits on the horizon announce your approach to this unique animal paradise. Hundreds of thousands of king penguins live on the coasts and hillsides of the island and bring the stunning landscape to life. On up to three trips and landings each day with the Zodiacs, you can experience this rich animal kingdom up close, and see elephant seals fighting over a harem or observe gentoo penguins and thousands of king penguins breeding and raising their young. Prominent experts with extensive experience in the Antarctic will be able to tell you all about the fauna and flora. In Grytviken, for example, you will be able to immerse yourself in the exciting history of polar exploration. Visit the tiny whalers’ church built in 1913, and the grave of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose legendary Endurance expedition came to a fortunate end on South Georgia.
| Tue, 29.12.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Wed, 30.12.2015 |
- Mon, 04.01.2016
South Orkney Islands , Weddell Sea , South Shetland Islands , Antarctic Peninsula
You will also gain an insight into the everyday lives of modern polar researchers on the South Orkney Islands, where, weather permitting, you will be taken ashore in the Zodiacs to visit the Argentinian Orcadas research station (subject to authorisation). And with a little luck, you will have your first sighting of majestic icebergs off Signy Island.
| Tue, 05.01.2016 |
Sailing through the Drake Passage
| Wed, 06.01.2016 |
The legendary Cape Horn, which was first sailed around in 1616, will be a memorable end to your cruise. If the weather is good and the currents are favourable, there will be a last landing with the Zodiacs. You could then climb up to the famous Cape Horn Memorial with the albatross in honour of sailors from times gone by – and look back over an unforgettable Antarctic expedition.
| Thu, 07.01.2016 |
Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs
| Fri, 08.01.2016 |
Scheduled flight Buenos Aires – Germany
| Sat, 09.01.2016 |
Arrival in Germany
A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition to Antarctica. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on weather and ice conditions.
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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
A marine biology specialist in the team of experts
The marine biologist Dr Antje Kakuschke travelled for many weeks on board research ships as a student and has studied the influence of pollutants on the health of marine mammals at the Geesthacht research centre.