OCTOBER 18th – Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina. Orientation with ski or trekking guide at glacier. Welcome Dinner. Overnight in Ushuaia.
OCTOBER 19th – Board the Ocean Victory and set sail down the Beagle Channel.
OCTOBER 20th – Cross the Drake Passage. Sperm, fin, and humpback whales, along with skies of seabirds will accompany our journey.
OCTOBER 21st – Continue crossing the Drake Passage.
OCTOBER 22nd – Ski and trekking objectives at Neko Harbour. Zodiac cruises, penguin rookeries, hiking.
OCTOBER 23rd – Ski and trekking objectives at Anvers and Wenke Islands. Port Lockroy scientific base and museum. Visit gentoo and adelie penguin habitat.
OCTOBER 24th – Ronge/Island/Mt. Britannia. Visit penguin rookery at Georges Point.
OCTOBER 25th – Ski and trekking objectives in Paradise Bay. Zodiac excursions. Visit penguin rookery and Almirante Brown Station.
OCTOBER 26th – Lemaire Channel/ Mt. Scott/ Mt. Demaria/Mt. Mill ski descents. Visit the Ukrainian Vernadsky scientific station. Killer whale and leopard seal sightings.
OCTOBER 27th – New ski descents and nature cruises of Charlotte Bay; begin journey north in the evening.
OCTOBER 28th – Sail Drake Passage; pass the dramatic cliffs of Cape Horn.
OCTOBER 29th – Continue sailing Drake Passage.
OCTOBER 30th – Disembark the Ocean Diamond in Ushuaia, Argentina.
*Flexibility is necessary for all Antarctic travel. This program is subject to change throughout the journey depending on ice, weather, and local conditions.