Destination Area: Ocean Crossings
Length: 21 NIGHTS
Vessel: Europa


Departs:

Ushuaia, Argentina on December 24, 2018

Returns:

Ushuaia, Argentina (return) on January 14, 2019


Per person fares are 7,490 Euros (~$8,839) in a 4 to 6 person cabin and 8,580 Euros (~$10,124) per person in a two person cabin. Fares include all meals and soft drinks. Landing fee is approximately 196 Euros (~$231).

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SPEND CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S IN ANTARCTICA!

Your Antarctica expeditions are voyages for the sailing and bird lovers, for photographers, artists or just nature admirers. The expeditions to Antarctica start from Ushuaia (Argentina), the most southern city in South America is located alongside the Beagle Channel. From here, the famous “Drake Passage” has to be crossed. On the way albatrosses and storm birds will accompany the ship to the Antarctic paradise.

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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  • Upon entering Ushuaia you will immediately notice the busy harbor and the Andes which meet the ocean in a sharp skid
  • Notice the city's steep streets and jumbled buildings at the base of the mountain
  • During your voyage 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
  • Meet you Antarctic guide who will give lectures on board Europa about the fauna and flora and prepare you for shore landings and walks

Leaving Ushuaia you will cross the Drake Passage on your way to the Antarctic. Along the way you will see Albatrosses and Petrels keeping Europa company. Once in Antarctica you will delight in seeing seals, seagulls, cormorants raising their young and whale species approaching the ship out of curiosity. You will anchor at different protected shelters each day and sometimes go ashore. Ice masses will get bigger close to the mainland and steep glaciers, walls of ice will surround the Europa. The crew will take groups ashore in the dinghies to see glaciers, mosses and lichens, seals, birds and penguin rookeries. Ashore, you will be welcomed by different kinds of penguins such as the Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie. You may also find bird and sea elephant colonies.

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.

Crossing the Drake Channel
The Drake Passage is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn, the border between Argentina and Chile and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It connects the southwestern part of the Atlantic with the southeastern part of the Pacific.

South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
These islands in the Southern Ocean less than 100 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula, consist of a chain of four island groups (of which some are volcanic) including eleven major islands (Elephant and Clarence Islands; King George and Nelson Islands; Robert, Greenwich, Livingston, Snow, and Deception Islands; Smith and Low Islands) and many smaller islands, islets and rocks. They cover an area of roughly 1,400 square miles, and are 80% covered with ice. A whaling station operated at Deception Island from 1912 to 1931. The islands are claimed by the UK, Argentina and Chile.

Anchor in sheltered bays


Shore walks w/ guide


Learn about fauna, flora and sea animals


Crossing the Drake Channel
The Drake Passage is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn, the border between Argentina and Chile and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It connects the southwestern part of the Atlantic with the southeastern part of the Pacific.

Ushuaia, Argentina (return)
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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