Ocean NovaPlease note that the January 5-11, 2016 departure (AE3-XPL) on board Sea Explorer is a day longer and operates in reverse, with start in Punta Arenas and end in Ushuaia. An itinerary description is available on request. The December 18, 2015 departure is also aboard the Sea Explorer.
M/V OrteliusDuring our “Basecamp Ortelius” , all offered activities (including camping, kayaking, snowshoe/hiking, mountaineering, photo workshops as well as our
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M/S Fram Join us for the Christmas 2014 Expedition and enchantingly white and unique Christmas is guaranteed. We invite you on this epic voyage to Antarctica via the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Orkneys. The Fram family invites you to a traditional Christmas celebration and an unforgettable holiday, all set against a backdrop of icebergs and penguins
M/S FramExperience the planet’s last untouched continent from one of the most advanced expedition ships ever built. This voyage will take us through the Drake Passage, escorted by albatrosses and storm petrels before arriving at the magical white landscape. You will experience the continent in summer with its incredible wildlife including seals, penguins and whales.
m/v Sea ExplorerIn Antarctica the silence is so perfect that every blink of an eye or every breath taken seem so loud. You will become a part of it – whether you wish it or not – with its own conditions and rules. A whale doesn’t care you have only “whale-watching” in your program when you are close enough to get a “whale shower”, leaving you bathed in fish-scented mist. A penguin leaves no chance to keep the demanded 5-meter distance, climbing up your boot. A huge piece of ice splitting off a glacier with crash and thunder breaks a silence and waves our Zodiacs. Orcas interrupt a lecture on wildlife coming right close by the ship. In the course of our exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula and its surrounding islands we will see penguin rookeries, old whaling stations, operational research stations, and elephant seal colonies. We are going to encounter the humpback and minke whales, adelie penguins, whirling Antarctic petrels and many others in their true, natural habitat.
M/S FramYou're invited to sail with us as far south as the Antarctic Circle, that is a privilege only to be enjoyed on this particular voyage. Located at 66˚ 33’ south you will find yourself in an area of sublime beauty. The avid explorers joining us on this adventure will experience an area of Antarctica few others have laid their eyes on.
Polar PioneerAntarctic adventures are best enjoyed midsummer, when near-midnight sun powers an explosion of life along the shore and brightens the thought of camping out, early alpine climbing starts or extended kayaking trips. Penguin highways are busy with traffic as parents hurry to fatten chicks and waterways are alive with whales and seals. We visit historic sites and step onto the most spectacular continent on Earth.