PERU TRAVEL PLANNER
Antarctic Dream Expedition
(11 days - 10 nights)
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for more information and for pricing.
Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina
Passengers board the M/V Antarctic Dream where you will be
greeted by our Expedition Leader and staff and shown to your
cabin. Check-in will begin at 2:30 pm. aprox. On departure
Day 2 to 3: Drake Passage
Wandering albatrosses, storm petrels and other seabirds will
escort the vessel as you sail south across this famous
passage named after Sir Francis Drake, the 16th-century
English navigator. We will continue towards the Antarctic
Convergence, a biological barrier where cold polar waters
sink beneath the warmer waters of the more temperate zone.
In 1819, the British explorer William Smith described the
South Shetland Islands as “barren and covered with snow,
with seals in abundance”.
Day 4: Aitcho Island
Aitcho Island will give us an early taste of what the
Antarctic really is. It is the biggest island of the South
Shetlands, where we will disembark in Potter Bay. In the
afternoon we will disembark at Aitcho Island which is in
between Greenwich and Robert Islands.
We will continue with the crossing of the Bransfield and
Gerlache Straits to enter Andvord Bay where we find Neko Bay.
Day 5: Antarctic Peninsula & Neko Bay
Besides the magnificent scenery of mountains, snow and ice,
in Antarctica you can expect to see a wide variety of the
native wildlife. Other birds to look out for are blue-eyed
shags, gulls, cape petrels, skuas, snowy sheathbills and
Marine mammals that you are likely to see include Weddell
crab-eaters and leopard seals while orcas, humpback and mink
whales may be spotted at close range. The program includes
your first landing on the White Continent (Neko Bay) and
another on Port Lockroy (Gaudier Island). Neko Bay was
discovered by Adrian de Gerlache, a Belgian explorer. Port
Lockroy is close to Wiencke Island in the Antarctic
Peninsula and was the principle base of the 1944 Tabarin
Operation - the scientific research included the Antarctic’s
first ionosphere measurements and also the first recording
of an atmospheric whistle.
Day 6: Paradise Bay - Cuverville Island
At this point of our program we will begin our return voyage.
During the morning and, stressing again that if weather
permits, we will disembark or use our zodiacs in Paradise
Bay. In the evening we will visit Cuverville Island. Beside
its dramatic scenery it is home to one of the largest colony
of Gentoo penguins and skuas. We will continue with the
crossing of the Bransfield and Gerlache Straits to enter
Andvord Bay where we find Neko Bay.
Day 7: Pleneau - Petermann Island
We sail south through the narrow Lemaire Channel who’s high,
sheer cliffs suggest that no passage could be found. Once
through the channel, known as one of the most beautiful
places in the world, and provided climate and ice conditions
are good enough, we will be able to visit Petermann Island
which is the most southern land point of our expedition.
Here we will disembark and will be able to see the most
southern colony of Gentoo penguins which nest near our
landing spot. On this island we will also be able to see a
colony of beautiful Adelei penguins, skuas and blue-eyed
shags. At Pleneau we should have the opportunity to take our
zodiacs and visit impressive ice formations.
Day 8: Deception Island - Whaler’s Bay - Pendulum Cove
We continue sailing to Deception Island which is the largest
active volcano in the area at the northwest side of the
During the morning we will try to disembark in Whaler’s Bay
and Pendulum Cove where you can live the unique experience
of swimming in this water. In the afternoon we will
disembark at Hannah Point (Livingstone Island). This is one
of the best places in the Antarctic to see fauna and we
should see Chinstrap and Gentoo penguins, giant petrels,
Wilson petrels, skuas and blue-eyed shags. With luck, we
should also see sea elephants.
Days 9 and 10: Drake Passage
Today, we will leave the Antarctic and head north back
across the Drake Passage. Now is the chance to compare and
revise notes and dwell on the adventures of the past week,
to take in the final lectures and to enjoy the delicious
gastronomy on board as you return to Ushuaia.
Day 11: Ushuaia, Argentina
After an early breakfast we will land at 9:00 am. aprox. and
bid farewell to our guests. Thus ends an incredible and
End of the service
M/V Antarctic Dream (former Piloto Pardo)
Command bridge open to passengers
40 Outside Double Staterooms
02 Suites Cape Horn deck
02 Suites Piloto Pardo deck
17 Superior Staterooms Shackleton deck
19 Staterooms Amundsen deck
6 Zodiacs, each one with capacity for 15
Specs Public Areas
Main Dining Room (capacity for 100 passengers)
Auditorium / Projection Lounge
Heliport, in case of emergency
Fitness Room / Sauna (Upon reservation)
First Aid (doctor on board)
Internet available at the library (Email service only)
• Accommodation in cabin according to deck request
• Breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner and welcome cocktail
• Wine and beverages included according to the menu
• Use of the library
• Use of fitness room and sauna
• On board lectures and exhibits
• Information on the region
• Passenger insurance (P&I)
• Expedition in zodiac boats 4
• Medical attention on board only in case of Emergency
Programs do not Include
• Flights to and from boarding ports
• Passports or visas
• Taxes or boarding taxes at airport/ports
• Transfers not specified in the program
• Telephone calls are not free of charge
• Meals or beverages not included in the menu
• Fines or Flight Cancellation Assistance
• Travel or Health Insurance
• Medical attention off board
• Fuel Surcharge
Note: Travel and Health Insurance will be compulsory
for the voyage.
This must include evacuation from remote places.
Kayaking in Antarctic
(Price per Person)
Kayaking at the Antarctica is, as a full concept, a lifetime
experience. There is no other place in the world so
different from everything we know, and one way to find it
out deeply and intimately is kayaking.
During 2010-2011 season we will perform a minimum of three
kayak trips in each of our cruises along the Antarctic coast
in a safety atmosphere and fully respecting the environment.
During the seafronts we will silently approach the penguins,
seals and sea lions that are resting over the icebergs or
over the snow-covered coast, having a closer view of their
natural state behavior with a minimum impact on them. We
will kayaking through different size icebergs, some small
and others large. We will be able to touch them to observe
in detail their textures and colors while penguins will pass
in groups, jumping out the water very close to us. If we are
lucky, a deep and guttural sound will announce the presence
of a group of humpback whales. Then we will be able to
admire, one of the most touching spectacles of nature, its
fins elegantly sinking in the Antarctic sea mysterious
We will sail only under safe sea conditions. Each
participant will have the choice to leave the activity any
time they want.
The activity will be performed using sit-on-top kayaks,
extremely stable and comfortable, and we will provide the
continued assistance of our staff of professional guides and
support zodiacs, assuring a totally safe experience.
Passengers may not board until 4:00 pm. aprox. and the
departure from the port of Ushuaia will be at 6:00 pm.
aprox. it is highly recommended to arrive to Ushuaia 1 day
before the departure date as Antarctic Shipping can not be
held responsible for delayed or cancelled fights.
Check-in procedures will be the following (included in
• For passengers who arrive by plane the same day of
Our personnel will be waiting for you at the airport. Your
luggage will be sealed (safety seals) and will be taken
to the check-in point. From here on you will be free until
3:45 pm. aprox. where you will have to go to check-in and
you will be taken to the M/V Antarctic Dream.
• For passengers who arrive by plane or land 1 day before
Our personnel will be waiting for you at the airport and
will take you to the hotel booked by you. Here, your safety
seals will be given to you so you can seal your luggage. On
departure date luggage must be left at the Hotel Counter at
9:30 am. aprox. in order to be picked up at 10:00 am. aprox.
and be taken to the ship.
From here on you will be free until 3:30 pm. aprox. where
you will have to be at your hotel to be taken to the M/V
• For passengers who arrive several days before departure
(Transfer from airport to Hotel not included) On departure
date please leave your luggage at your Hotel Counter at 9:30
am. aprox, in order to be picked up at 10:00 am. aprox. to
be taken to the ship. From here on you will be free until
3:30 pm. aprox. where you will have to be at the Hotel to be
taken to the M/V Antarctic Dream. During check out, we offer
transfer service to the airport or downtown early in the
morning. We strongly
recommend scheduling your departure fight after 12:00 pm.
aprox. (Mid-day) as the disembarking time is completely
subject to climatic conditions.
Rates – Procedures
• Rates in USD at valid exchange rate
• Rates per person based on type of occupancy (sgl / dbl)
• Cabin rates vary depending on deck
• Rates may vary without prior notice
• Children under 14 not recommended
• Full rate paid before boarding
• We highly recommend scheduling your arrival in Ushuaia
with at least one day in advance in order to avoid any
• Special dietary requirements must be requested upon
booking, in writing and with all the necessary information
• Safety rules for disembarking must be abided by all
Note: All passengers must fill out the medical forms
online and accept the terms and conditions provided by the
company with online code at least 15 days before the
departure, or will not be allowed to board.
Terms & Conditions
Reservations and Payment
The following deposits are required to confirm a reservation.
Deposit: US$ 1,500 per person is required to guarantee the
All rates and payments are in US dollars. No other
currencies are accepted. The full payment must be completed
90 days prior to
Cancellations and Refunds
All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
Cancellation received 90 days prior to departure will be
fully refunded less an administrative fee of US$ 515 per
person. Within the 90 day limit, all money is forfeited.
If cancellation occurs within the 90 day period and full
payment has not yet been received, the full penalty will
still apply, and unpaid money is due immediately. For these
and other reasons mentioned below, you are strongly
encouraged to obtain trip cancellation insurance.
Rates quoted are based on group participation and no refunds
will be made for any part of the program in which you choose
not to participate. It is understood that refunds cannot be
made to passengers who do not complete the tour for any
The itinerary described is subject to change at the
discretion of the ship’s master. This is an expedition to a
remote part of the world, and we reserve the right to change
the itinerary due to weather conditions, availability of
anchorages, political conditions and other factors beyond
our control without consulting the participants.
It is understood that such decisions will be made in the
best interests of all the passengers aboard and with regard
to the safety of the vessel. Participants have no right to
any refund or other considerations in the event of these
inevitable itinerary changes.
Expedition rates are based on tariffs and exchange rates in
effect at the time prior to departure. Substantial changes
in tariffs, exchange rates and the price of fuel, services
and labor sometimes increase the cost of expedition
arrangements significantly, and we reserve the right to
alter our prices accordingly.
Please read this important information carefully. The
payment of a deposit of any part or full payment for a
reservation on this expedition shall constitute consent to
all the provisions contained here in. Our Operator act as
general sales agents for the vessel and as such exercise
every possible care. However, Our operator , their
subsidiaries and/or associated Agents, shall not be held
liable for property loss or damage and/or any damages
resulting from illness, personal injuries or death which may
be sustained by reason of, or while engaged in, any tour
whether due to The ownership, maintenance, use, operation or
control of any aircraft, automobile, bicycle, boat, vehicle,
hotel, common carrier or any other conveyance used in
carrying out these expedition.
Our Operator requires that all passengers fill out the
entire personal and medical form, which is confidential and
provided online to all travelling passengers. We can not be
held responsible for any problems caused by incomplete or
missing information. We can assume no liability due to any
cause whatsoever whether caused by failure or delay or other
irregularity, acts or omissions occurring during a tour
under which the means of transportation or other service
provided thereby is offered or supplied by owners, operators
or public carriers for whom We act only as agents.