Days
11
Price from
8216EUR
Map of New Year in Antarctica including Antarctica and Argentina

Toast to the New Year on the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica.

Experience a New Year’s celebration like no other on this 11-day adventure along the Antarctic Peninsula. Fill your days with wildlife encounters: visit penguin rookeries to see Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins; scout for minke, humpback and orca whales from the deck or get a closer look in a Zodiac; and spot seals playing along the shores. After a day of exploration, make the most of the onboard comforts with the ship’s health and wellness services including a heated saltwater pool, sauna and gym. Celebrating 2020 in a way that’s truly memorable, this Antarctica expedition is one for the ages.


Start
Ushuaia, Argentina
Finish
Ushuaia, Argentina
Destinations
Antarctica, Argentina
Style
Peregrine
Theme
Polar
Code
PPNYA
Physical rating
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 1, Max 200

Why you'll love this trip

  • The festive season is one of the most active times for wildlife and there’s plenty of opportunities to see penguins, seals and whales with the midnight sun and our expert polar team leading the way

  • Toast to the New Year in the southernmost region in the world and enjoy the included onboard celebrations

  • Enjoy the freedom to customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities. In addition to regular Zodiac excursions, choose to explore the water on a kayaking expedition, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and massage, or camp out overnight like a true polar explorer

  • Whereas most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Peregrine expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every 8 passengers for a greater personal touch

  • Our experienced leaders have made hundreds of polar voyages. Learn about the history, geography and wildlife of the Antarctic from experts in marine biology, glaciology and history

  • Rest assured you will leave only footprints behind. Your Antarctica expedition is carbon offset, and we serve only sustainably-sourced seafood, avoid single-use plastics and use biodegradable and phosphate-free cleaning products on board

  • This is the perfect adventure for solo travellers, with single cabins at the same price as some twins

Is this trip right for you?

  • Although our ice strengthened ships are big and sturdy, Antarctic waters can be unpredictable and rough. Some people may experience seasickness, especially through the Drake Passage and other open water crossings. Please be prepared with medications to combat this. There is also a doctor on board should you need further assistance.

  • As you’d expect, temperatures in the Antarctic can be freezing. And yet it can get surprisingly warm at times – when the sun comes out, for instance, or with increased physical activity. It is wise to dress in layers when you journey outside. We provide you with waterproof boots that are sturdy and warm. Please see the trip notes for further important information about what to bring.

  • Weather depending, you will be making regular excursions in a Zodiac boat to explore the local area and look for wildlife. It can get very cold and wet on the Zodiac, so make sure you are dressed appropriately and that you keep your camera safe and dry. Sturdy sea legs are needed as you make wet and dry landings from the boat, and on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces. The Ocean Endeavour has a lift, but you will need to take stairs to get to the gangway and some other parts of the ship that the lift does not provide access to.

  • The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially to such a remote area. We may also be confined to the ship during rough weather. The onboard library, educational lectures and health facilities are ideal ways for keeping entertained.

Boats

Ocean Endeavour 2020

On this itinerary, you'll be travelling on the Ocean Endeavour 2020

Itinerary

Your New Year’s trip starts in Ushuaia. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to the hotel and settle in before meeting your fellow travellers. Arriving earlier? There are plenty of activities to choose from. Tierra del Fuego National Park can be visited on a day trip or if there’s less time, take a walk around town and head to the main street of Avenida San Martin (San Martin Avenue), in downtown Ushuaia, for any last-minute shopping needs. The Museo Maritimo (Maritime Museum), housed in an old prison, sets the scene with its fascinating history or simply enjoy the tantalising flavours of Argentinean cuisine at a local restaurant.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
This afternoon you’ll be transferred to the city’s port for boarding the Ocean Endeavour. After meeting your fellow passengers and settling into your cabin, begin the journey through the famed Beagle Channel. Look around at the incredible views as we glimpse our last sight of land and head south towards Antarctica.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Spend two days travelling across the legendary waters of the Drake Passage, named after the famous English seafarer, Sir Frances Drake. If conditions allow, enjoy the outer deck space for your first sightings of dolphins, whales and orcas as well as seabirds including the iconic albatross.

A comprehensive optional lecture program will also get under way, with some fascinating insights into Antarctic history, geology, biology and everything in-between. Today we continue crossing the Drake Passage, scheduled to reach the Antarctic Peninsula by early evening if conditions are favourable. The first sighting of land always brings great excitement on any expedition south.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
Your first day of landings on the white continent will be even more memorable as we see in the New Year at the bottom of the world. The ship will be in a celebratory mood tonight. Raise your glass and imbibe with fellow passengers for a New Year’s Eve party to remember.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
The Antarctic Peninsula gives access to a high number of wildlife sightings on a mountainous backdrop of ice and water. Each excursion (scheduled twice daily) is tailored to suit the location of the ship. There are a number of potential landing sites and the crew will make a decision on which will be visited based on conditions. A list of these sites can be found at https://www.peregrineadventures.com/en-au/antarctica/landing-sites. Zodiac rides allow for a closer encounter with marine life including whales and seals. Onshore exploration takes you to penguin rookeries with optional activities for the active adventurer – snowshoeing, kayaking and camping overnight (these must be booked before departure). Wildlife encounters along the Antarctic Peninsula are likely to include Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals; gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, and elephant seals. Our lecture program from experts in polar wildlife continues during our voyage and throughout the trip the team is on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (3)
  • Dinner (3)
Leaving Antarctica behind we cruise north to our home port of Ushuaia. Now is the time to reflect on the amazing journey. We are scheduled to reach the waters of the Beagle Channel by the evening, ensuring a restful night’s sleep. Our last meal together is often a highlight, so live it up and enjoy as you celebrate the trip with your fellow travellers.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
After breakfast we disembark the ship. Transfer to the airport is included for flights departing today. Your Antarctic adventure comes to an end.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners

Transport

Expedition cruise ship, zodiac

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Important notes

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Arctic and Antarctic bookings have an increased deposit requirement of 20% of the full voyage cost (before any discount). The balance is due 120 days before departure.

If a booking is cancelled 120 days or more before departure - the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.

If a booking is cancelled between 119 days and departure - the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.

Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a Polar voyage.

ADVENTURE ADD ON's
Kayaking is available to book on all Antarctic voyages. Some voyages also offer other activities such as camping and snowshoeing. All of these activities must be booked prior to departure and incur an additional cost. Spaces are limited so please enquire at time of booking. For kayaking, previous, recent experience is essential.

Your voyage is operated by our sister company, Intrepid Travel. Your group will be a mixture of Peregrine booked passengers and other international like-minded travellers from Intrepid.

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