We embark MS Fram in Ushuaia, the world's southernmost town. We set a course through the scenic Beagle Channel toward the notorious Drake Passage, accompanied by wandering albatross and other seabirds. An expert lecture series focusing on the history, environment, and wildlife of Antarctica prepares you for the adventure ahead as the ship heads south into the open sea.
EXPLORE THE WILDLIFE OF ANTARCTICA
The animals in Antarctica are fearless when encountering humans since they have no land predators. They are as curious as you are, and there will be plenty of opportunities to take advantage of your mutual curiosity when we visit the resident colonies of chinstrap penguins at Deception Island and Half Moon Island; the gentoo penguin colonies at Yankee Harbour, Cuverville Island, Neko Harbour, and Paradise Harbour; the Adélie penguins at Peterman Island; and the huge icebergs in the Antarctic Sound, where you also meet leopard seals and killer whales. The sights, smells, and noise of these huge colonies will astound you - as will the hikes that explore some of the last untouched places on the planet.
Turning back, we will once again sail through Drake Passage, notorious among the early polar explorers, before debarking in Ushuaia.