Destination Area: Ocean Crossings
Length: 33 NIGHTS
Vessel: Europa


Departs:

Falkland Islands on November 18, 2017

Returns:

Ushuaia, Argentina on December 21, 2017


Fares start at 7,690 Euros (+- $6,921.) per person for a 4 to 6 person cabin. Fare for a 2 person cabin starts at 8,780 Euros (+- $7,902.)per person which includes all meals and soft drinks. Landing fee is approximately 196 Euros (+- $176.) Excluded is alcohol, ground transportation and travel.

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ANTARCTICA EXPEDITION - A VOYAGE AT SEA TO SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE ANTARCTIC: 34 Night Voyage From Falkland Islands, United Kingdom to Ushuaia, Argentina

The bark Europa is well known by blue water sailors. She has sailed in tall ships races in the Atlantic & Pacific oceans, and even in the Great Lakes ...

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  • When in Falkland go to the Falkland Islands Museum devoted to maritime exploration/ natural history/ the 1982 Falkland War and other subjects
  • Create new friendships with people from all over the world and have the time of your life sailing the high seas
  • Assist with sailing Europa
  • Take day and night shifts at the helm
  • Manage the sails when changing course
  • Learn the names of hundreds of different lines and 30 sails
  • Learn to read the compass and even climb the mast with a safety harness
  • You will find that Ushuaia is a fascinating place- commonly called "the southernmost city in the world" and the "End of the World"
  • It is the gateway to Antarctic cruises and "Penguin Islands"
  • Notice how busy the port is and how the Andes meet the ocean in a sharp skid providing space for steep streets and jumbled buildings.

South Georgia and Antarctica voyage with an option to sail an additional 18 days to Montevidio.

When you reach South Georgia Europa will anchor for a week in different bays surrounded by mountains, glaciers, beaches and steep cliffs inhabited by albatrosses and thousands of penguins. You will see Fur and Elephant Seals and the remains of a former whaling station and the grave of Shackelton- a heroic pole traveller. You will sail towards the Weddell Sea covered with icebergs and bordered at the south by the large Larsen and Ronne Ice Shelf- where large icebergs break away. You will stay here for a few days and hopefully go ashore.

From the Weddell Sea Europa will sail westward of the Antarctic peninsula and visit Deception Island- an active imploded volcano. You will sail through Neptune's Bellows into the caldera and walk on the steaming black beaches.

Returning to Ushuaia you will sail through the Drake Passage- about 450 nautical miles. During this leg you will see dolphins and many sea birds.

Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are located in the South Atlantic approximately 300 miles east of the South American coast.

The majority of the 2,500 people that live in the Falkland Islands are of British descent. Over 80% live in the capital, Stanley, and the remainder live in settlements or on family farms around the islands.

The economy of the Falkland Islands was traditionally based on revenue from sheep ranching. However, with the creation of a conservation and management zone around the islands in 1986, income from a major offshore fishery has become the driver of economic growth. The Islands are now economically self-sufficient and investment in new facilities and services has brought about major improvements in the standard of living.

The Falkland Islands are filled with spectacular wildlife - a place where Nature is still in charge! Five species of penguin breed in the Falkland Islands. As well as the King, Gentoo and Magellanic (locally known as Jackass), there are Rockhopper and Macaroni all attracted to the Islands by the rich waters of the South Atlantic.

Sharing the white sandy beaches with the penguins are Elephant Seals, Sea Lions and Fur Seals; they hide in Tussac grass that can be ten feet tall in places. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded on the Islands, ranging from the tiny Tussac bird to large birds of prey such as the Striated and Crested Caracara, the majestic black-necked and Coscoroba Swans and, of course, the Black-Browed Albatross.


32 Days at Sea


Ushuaia, Argentina
Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, is the southernmost city in the world, and the principal gateway to Antarctica. The city is surrounded by coastal forests and by mountains of the Andes. Directly on the Beagle Channel (named after Darwin's expedition ship), Ushuaia is about 600 miles across the Drake Channel from the Antarctic peninsula.

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