Voyage to Antarctica with Rose Gray

January 17, 2022 to January 31, 2022

Join Rose Gray for this once in a lifetime adventure to Antarctica!  Nothing can prepare you for the feeling of stepping on the ice for the first time. Hearing the crunch underfoot and feeling the timelessness of this remarkable white continent.  Gaze upon the epic sights of the blue glaciers that line the waters of Antarctica. The impressive vistas of the Antarctic are rivaled only by the breath-taking wildlife sightings: Penguin colonies with tens of thousands of breeding pairs. Albatross with 10-13-foot wingspans. Elephant, Weddell, crabeater, leopard, and fur seals. Humpback, minke, and Orca whales. And, no real human population! January is the peak of the Antarctic summer, so you will get to enjoy magical 20+ hours of sunlight each day.   

Your journey begins from Milwaukee when where you will board your overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

Welcome to Argentina! Upon arrival, transfer to your overnight hotel. Your evening is at leisure

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your FLIGHT. Arrive in Ushuaia, where your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

(Meal: Breakfast)

Wake up at the “End of the World,” situated on the island of Tierra del Fuego. Once a secluded outpost and penal colony, Ushuaia is now a growing community thriving on timber, fishing, and tourism. Perhaps venture into Tierra del Fuego National Park to learn about its bountiful flora and fauna. With the Chilean Andes as the backdrop, the scenery is nothing short of spectacular. Later this afternoon, embark the Ocean Atlantic for a nine-night cruise bound for the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. This evening navigate the Beagle Channel as the expedition staff welcomes you on board with a welcome cocktail, dinner, and briefing.

(Meal: Breakfast, Dinner)

During the next two days, cross the famed Drake Passage, a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Throughout the voyage, enjoy a multitude of lectures on the ecology of area and the wildlife found here from the expert team of Naturalists on board. As you sail closer to the South Pole, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view. Weather permitting, catch the first sight of seals, whales, and penguins and make your first zodiac cruise and landing! The area is also well-known for its abundance of birds.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Continue on crossing the famed Drake Passage, a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Throughout the voyage, enjoy a multitude of lectures on the ecology of area and the wildlife found here from the expert team of Naturalists on board. As you sail closer to the South Pole, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view. Weather permitting, catch the first sight of seals, whales, and penguins and make your first zodiac cruise and landing! The area is also well-known for its abundance of birds.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Over the next two days, explore the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain and be marveled by the captivating landscapes that you will encounter along the way. Weather permitting, the projected landfalls and zodiac cruises include: King George Island where the majority of research stations are located; Deception Island, an extinct volcano with waters warm enough for a polar swim; and Half Moon Island with nesting Wilson’s storm petrels and chinstrap penguins. Other wildlife sighting here include elephant, Weddell, and leopard seals, and Adelie and Gentoo penguins. Please note: The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. All outings and landings rely on weather, sea, and ice conditions being favorable both for the ship to access the sites, as well as for the zodiacs and kayaks to maneuver under adequate conditions, ensuring the safety of all passengers and staff.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Continue exploring the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain and be marveled by the captivating landscapes that you will encounter along the way. Weather permitting, the projected landfalls and zodiac cruises include: King George Island where the majority of research stations are located; Deception Island, an extinct volcano with waters warm enough for a polar swim; and Half Moon Island with nesting Wilson’s storm petrels and chinstrap penguins. Other wildlife sighting here include elephant, Weddell, and leopard seals, and Adelie and Gentoo penguins. Please note: The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. All outings and landings rely on weather, sea, and ice conditions being favorable both for the ship to access the sites, as well as for the zodiacs and kayaks to maneuver under adequate conditions, ensuring the safety of all passengers and staff.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

As the white shimmer of Antarctica looms on our horizon, the presence of wildlife multiplies by tens of thousands with many species of lively penguins, inquisitive seals, nesting birds, and the spray of marine mammals. Wildlife abounds along the Antarctic Peninsula: leopard, fur, and Weddell seals of Cuverville Island; humpback whales of Gerlache Strait; Paradise Bay; the dramatic Lemaire Channel’s orcas and much more. The cruise will make as many landfalls and zodiac cruises as weather permits in this region. There will also be an opportunity for the most brave to take the polar plunge into the ice-cold Antarctic waters!

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Continue exploring the Antarctic Peninsula.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Depart Antarctica and spend two days at sea on your way back to the calms of Beagle Channel and Ushuaia. En-route, cross Drake Passage and cruise past Cape Horn, a legendary maritime landmark and the southern tip of South America.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

At sea returning to Ushuaia via the Drake Passage and Cape Horn.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Arrive back in Ushuaia this morning and disembark the ship. After disembarkation, transfers are provided for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay.

(Meal: Breakfast)

After breakfast, your tour ends with your transfer to the airport for your flight home.

(Meal: Breakfast)

Today your journey draws to an end with your arrival in Milwaukee.

(Meal: Breakfast)

Hotels and tour itinerary are subject to change. All outings and landings rely on weather, sea, and ice conditions being favorable both for the ship to access the sites, as well as for the zodiacs and kayaks to maneuver under adequate conditions, ensuring the safety of all passengers and staff.


Air-Inclusive Package

  • Round-trip air from Milwaukee to Buenos Aires, Argentina and return including current air taxes and fees
  • Round-trip airport/hotel motorcoach transfers in Buenos Aires including baggage handling when purchasing our air-included package
  • Internal flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia round trip (baggage fees may apply)

Accommodations

  • Hotel accommodations for two nights in Buenos Aires at the Hilton Buenos Aires (or similar) at the start of the tour and night in Ushuaia at the Cilene del Faro hotel (or similar) at the end of the tour, including breakfast
  • Nine-night Antarctic Cruise on the Ocean Atlantic (or similar)

Tour Highlights

  • Sail through the Beagle Channel and Drake Passage, the intersect of the Antarctic, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans
  • Enjoy onboard lectures by naturalists on the ecology of the area and wildlife
  • Zodiac landing to see seals, whales and penguins near the South Pole
  • Landing on Deception Island  with an extinct volcano and waters warm enough for a polar swim
  • Landing on Half Moon Island with nesting Wilson’s storm petrels and chinstrap penguins, elephant, weddell and leopard seals
  • View Humpback whales of Gerlache Strait, Lemaire Channel’s orca whales and the brave can try a “polar plunge” in the Antarctic waters
  • A free morning in Ushuaia to explore this community located on the island of Tierra del Fuego

Included Meals

  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard the ship

Additional Inclusions

  • Expedition Parka for you to keep!  Boots supplied for you to use!
  • Hotel and ship service charges, port taxes, fees and luggage handling for one bag
  • Escorted by a professional, local Tour Director
  • Professional tour manager from Fox World Travel*
  • Customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.

*A minimum number of passengers are required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany this group. If the minimum is not met, the tour will still include a professional local guide in the destination.

Air Inclusive

Category E

Inside Cabin
Airfare Included from Milwaukee, WI
Based on double occupancy

Category D

Porthole Cabin
Airfare Included from Milwaukee, WI
Based on double occupancy

Category C

Window Cabin
Airfare Included from Milwaukee, WI
Based on double occupancy

Tour & Cruise Only

Category E

Inside Cabin
Limited Availability!
Based on double occupancy

Category D

Porthole Cabin
Based on double occupancy

Category C

Window Cabin
Based on double occupancy
Initial Deposit: $1,600.00 per person at time of booking
Final Payment Date: September 13, 2021

All current air taxes and fees of $521.03 per person are included and subject to change.

Single pricing is based on availability and upon request.

Roundtrip flights from Milwaukee, WI are currently pending.

Flight schedules are subject to change and FWT has no control over flight changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations.  Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference. Additional restrictions may apply.  Checked baggage fees may apply.

Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Rose Gray

Rose Gray is the Manager of Business Development for Vacation Sales at Fox World Travel.  She is also the host of the Fox World Travel Show heard on WTMJ on Saturday mornings. Rose has a bachelor’s degree from Lakeland College and has completed the C T C program, a two-year management course offered by the Institute of Certified Travel Consultants. During her 35 years in the travel industry she has traveled as far north as Reykjavik, Iceland, as far south as Porto Montt, Chile, as far west as Vanuatu, and as far east as Singapore.  And although she loves traveling the globe, her favorite vacation is Arizona in March for Brewers’ Spring Training.

Optional Insurance:

Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Fox World Travel offers several plans with Travel Guard Insurance. Details and rates can be obtained from your travel consultant.

Limited Occupancy Availability:

Some cabin categories have limited double and single occupancies and are based on availability at time of booking with the vendor. Please contact your Fox World Travel Consultant for additional details.

Onboard Gratuities – Additional Cost:

Onboard ship gratuities (approximately $13.50 per day) for crew are not included and will be applied to shipboard account for each guest. (Subject to change)

Cancellation Penalties:

  • From date of deposit to September 13, 2021: Initial deposit of $1,600.00 per person
  • September 14 – November 17,  2021: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • November 18  – December 17, 2021: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • December 18, 2021 to 0 days prior to travel: No refunds

Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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