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Atlantic Odyssey  |  32 days and/or 7 day extension

This very special voyage as the vessel is repositioned from the Southern Atlantic Ocean to the Arctic region has been called the ‘finest pelagic bird-cruise’ in the world.

Apart from observing many bird species, you will be able to witness the northern bird migration.  Starting in Ushuaia the ship heads south to the Antarctic Peninsula in search of albatross, petrels and other southern species. Then we turn north to the South Orkneys and on to South Georgia for king penguins, macaroni penguins and wandering albatross before continuing deeper into the Atlantic to visit the Tristan da Cunha archipelago. Here we may be able to land at Inaccessible Island to see the endemic inaccessible rail. There are zodiac cruises close to Gough Island for Gough moorhen and Gough bunting before sailing on north to St. Helena, where Napoleon lived in exile, and Ascension Island with its colony of over a million sooty terns.

Passengers can disembark at Ascension or continue/join the ship for a further week's voyage to Praia in the Cape Verde Islands with its spectacular volcanic scenery, so different from the ice of the Southern Ocean.

 

Ship: Plancius 

When: 23 March – 23 April 2015 Ushuaia to Ascension
23-29 April 2015 Ascension to – Praia (Cape Verdes) 

Guide price:Contact us for prices

 

 

 

The Antarctic