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Orion Expedition Cruises - Antarctica

Orion Expedition Cruises - Antarctica

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During the peak of the southern hemisphere summer, Orion Cruises offers travellers a unique opportunity to venture to the Continent of Antarctica. Orion sails from Australia and New Zealand, crossing the Antarctic Circle to places redolent with history and adventure.

Along the way the wildlife you encounter will astound you. The Sub-Antarctic islands are home to penguin breeding colonies numbering in the millions, to Elephant Seals and Hooker Sea Lions, and the endangered Wandering Albatross.

Cruise Options:


21 NIGHT SCOTT & SHACKLETON'S ANTARCTICA - ROSS SEA

2014 Departures - 17 January + 07 February

This voyage covers some of the polar regions famously charted during the first race to the South Pole by pioneering explorers Scott and Shackleton exactly 100 years ago. The Ross Sea coast extends from the ice shelf northwards until it reaches the very tip of Victoria Land and Cape Adare. During our time in the Ross Sea Region we will attempt a variety of opportunistic landings, subject to weather conditions. Although our itinerary to the extreme sub-Antarctic and Antarctic regions is based on many years of collective experience, prevailing weather and ice conditions in this area of the world are unpredictable, mother nature dictates our course. These are not cruises they are true expeditions to what can be the most inhospitable region on earth. Bring with you a spirit of adventure and flexibility.

Dawn in the Arctic Station

Map of 20 Night Scott & Shackleton's Antarctica- Ross Sea


Expedition Fares: Ctgy Type Price - 2014
(AU$ per person)
  • Deluxe Stateroom B - Stateroom - ?
  • Oceanview Stateroom A - Stateroom - ?
  • Junior Suite JS - Junior Suite - ?
  • Deluxe Suite DS - Deluxe Suite - ?
  • French Balcony Suite BS - Balcony Suite - ?
  • Owners Suite OS - Owners Suite - ?
    Contact us for rates and availability
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SAMPLE ITINERARY Enquire Now
  • Day 1 - Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Day 2 - At Sea
  • Day 3 - Auckland Islands
  • Day 4 - At Sea
  • Day 5 - Macquarie Island
  • Day 6 - At Sea
  • Day 7 - At Sea
  • Day 8 - At Sea
  • Day 9 - At Sea
  • Day 10 - Ross Sea Region
  • Day 11 - Ross Sea Region
  • Day 12 - Ross Sea Region
  • Day 13 - Ross Sea Region
  • Day 14 - Ross Sea Region
  • Day 15 - Ross Sea Region
  • Day 16 - At Sea
  • Day 17 - At Sea
  • Day 18 - At Sea
  • Day 19 - At Sea
  • Day 20 - Campbell Island
  • Day 21 - At Sea
  • Day 22 - Dunedin, New Zealand



21 NIGHT ANTARCTICA, SOUTH GEORGIA & FALKLANDS - from Argentina

2014 Departure - 27 December
2015 Departure - 15 + 26 January

This voyage has it all. The ultimate Southern ocean expedition takes you into the majestical wildness of Antarctica. The endless beauty of polar snowfields, mountains and icebergs. Spectacular wildlife sightings; over 300,000 king penguins on a single beach in South Georgia and the world's largest albatross colony in the Falklands. Have your camera ready for rare sightings too - massive herds of wallowing elephant seals and wandering albatrosses stretching their 11-foot wings. Our southern ocean experience echoes the epic history of explorer Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance. Only a fortunate few have seen the extraordinary land and the seascapes in which he and his crew survived. Decades of exploring the Antarctic region have given us the expertise to access special landing sites. These safe landings allow you to walk on wild beaches with thousands of king penguins, take a rugged hike and explore where few have gone before. For most travellers, visiting Antarctica is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. So, for those with the luxury of time, including South Georgia and the Falklands in your itinerary makes sense and will give you a genuine experience of a lifetime. The sublime beauty of Antarctica is a not-be-missed polar experience.

Lowering the Life Raft Antarctica

Map of 21 Night Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands


Expedition Fares: Ctgy Type Price - 2014-2015
(AU$ per person)
  • Deluxe Stateroom B - Stateroom - $20,720
  • Oceanview Stateroom A - Stateroom - $22,205
  • Junior Suite JS - Junior Suite - $24,335
  • Deluxe Suite DS - Deluxe Suite - $29,855
  • French Balcony Suite BS - Balcony Suite - $34,455
  • Owners Suite OS - Owners Suite - $39,955
    * Prices are valid till 31 January 2015
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SAMPLE ITINERARY Enquire Now
  • Day 1 - Buenos Aires, Argentina (Hotel overnight)
  • Day 2 - Ushuaia, Chile (optional charter flight from Buenos Aires)
  • Day 3 - At Sea
  • Day 4 - Falkland Islands
  • Day 5 - Falkland Islands
  • Day 6 - At Sea
  • Day 7 - At Sea
  • Day 8 - South Georgia Island
  • Day 9 - South Georgia Island
  • Day 10 - South Georgia Island
  • Day 11 - South Georgia Island
  • Day 12 - South Georgia Island
  • Day 13 - At Sea
  • Day 14 - At Sea
  • Day 15 - Antarctica
  • Day 16 - Antarctica
  • Day 17 - Antarctica
  • Day 18 - Antarctica
  • Day 19 - Antarctica
  • Day 20 - At Sea
  • Day 21 - At Sea
  • Day 22 - Ushuaia, Chile (optional charter flight to Buenos Aires)


Ice Breaking Orion Seal

CRUISE FARE – WHAT’S INCLUDED

Included in your cruise fare are accommodations as booked, cruise transportation, all meals onboard, 24-hour room service, entertainment and educational programmes, use of ship's sporting equipment and facilities, port & handling charges, Zodiac excursions and tender transfers, access to the ship's library, Govt. Fees & Taxes. Fares also include the services of 75 experienced crew.

CRUISE FARE – WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Fares do not include items of a personal nature, including but not limited to: travel and medical insurance, laundry charges, shopping onboard, bar expenses, hair dressing and massage treatments, optional shore experiences, medical treatment, telephone and internet charges.

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