Antarctic Adventures - Hebridean Sky

Rs. 500,000.00
The mysterious White Continent of Antarctica was once uniquely the domain of scientific expeditions and explorers. Today, under strict environmental guidelines, on an Antarctic expedition discerning visitors are allowed to...

The mysterious White Continent of Antarctica was once uniquely the domain of scientific expeditions and explorers. Today, under strict environmental guidelines, on an Antarctic expedition discerning visitors are allowed to discover the extraordinary wildlife and scenery in the world’s last true wilderness area. These voyages are truly unparalleled and cannot be compared with any ordinary cruise.

Hebridean Sky

The Hebridean Sky (formerly the Sea Explorer) recently underwent a ten million dollar refit and boasts a level of comfort and safety unmatched in polar waters. Always  known for its effortless elegance, impeccable service and atmosphere of charm and camaraderie, the Hebridean Sky continues that tradition adding a host of new amenities as well as state of the art stabilization, fuel efficiency, and upgraded communications systems. Its all-suite accommodations and increased adventure options make the Hebridean Sky the perfect blend of luxury and adventurous exploration. Is it a luxury ship? An adventure ship? It’s both!

All Hebridean Sky departures from Ushuaia begin with a complimentary, optional pre-arrival night to take the stress out of traveling

SPACIOUS SUITES
Hebridean Sky is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 112 guests. Built in 1992, refurbished 2014 and again in 2016, each suite features:
• Exterior views
• Your choice of queen or two twin beds
• Sitting area with sofa and side chair
• Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player
• Telephone
• En-suite temperature controls
• Mini-Bar
• Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries
• Hair dryer
• 225 SQ. FT. or more
• Sofa can be converted to bed for third person

In adition Owner's, Penthouse, Veranda, Deluxe, Promenade & Single Suites include:
• En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival
• Complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine & soft drinks)
• $100 per person Gift Shop credit (October 2017 and on)
• En suite Nespresso machine

Owner's Suite (385 sq.ft.), Penthouse Suites (325 sq.ft.) and Veranda Suites (260 sq.ft.) feature private balconies

ONBOARD DINING
Great expeditions require great food! Our team of world-class chefs offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that change daily. They have boat-loads of creativity, so you are sure to experience a variety of remarkable cuisine throughout your voyage.

SERVICES
• World-Class Cuisine
• Complimentary Wine or Beer with Dinner
• Live Entertainment
• Complimentary Coffee/Tea station
• Voyage Photo Coach
• On-board MD and Facilities
• Dedicated Passenger Service Manager
• Complimentary Pre-voyage hotel night
• Complimentary Expedition Jacket

FACILITIES
• Elevator serving all passenger decks
• Upgraded WIFI Internet for your personal device (100 minutes of Free access - October 2017 and on)
• Free Internet on computers in the Library
• Panoramic Top Deck Observation Platform
• Bar/Lounge with Live Entertainment
• Lounge with Audiovisual Facilities
• DVD Movie Library

VESSEL STATISTICS
    Country of registry: Bahamas
    Gross tonnage: 4200
    Length: 90.6 M
    Width: 15.3 M
    Draft: 5.14 M
    Ice Class: 1C
    Maximum speed: 14.5 knots
    Cruising speed: 12.5 knots
    Crew capacity: 70
    Refurbished: 2014

OPERATIONAL SPECIFICATIONS
    Zodiacs: 10
    Maximum Passengers: 114

ITINERARY

The Antarctic Peninsula – 11 days
DEPARTURES
• Nov 23 – Dec 3, 2018 HSK
• Nov 30 – Dec 10, 2018 ISK
• Dec 9 – Dec 19, 2018 ISK
This succinct version of our “classic” Antarctic Peninsula voyage
offers the same abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities as well
as possible stops at active scientific or historic bases as the 12 day
version, while allowing travelers to complete door-to-door travel
within two weeks.


 Day 1, Ushuaia:
Arrive in Ushuaia anytime today, or take advantage of
our complimentary flexible arrival program and arrive up
to 24 hours in advance. You’ll be staying at the beautiful
Arakur Hotel & Resort, a member of the Leading Hotels
of the World. Explore the trails, take a spa, relax and
soak in the surroundings, or head into Ushuaia and
browse the Argentinean leather markets. Our optional
evening briefing is a great opportunity for you to ask
questions and to meet some of your fellow travelers.
Enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast in the morning.


Day 2, Embarkation:
This morning, we’re free to explore Ushuaia or unwind
at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship.
On board, we’ll be greeted by our Expedition Team
and the Ship’s Officers. A concise safety and orientation
briefing will be followed by the Captain’s welcomedinner. After dinner, we’ll relax and take in the scenery
on our early evening sail through the Beagle Channel,
past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea
Lion colonies.


Day 3-4, Drake Passage:
As we make our way ever closer to the white
continent, numerous Polar Experts will prepare us with
presentations on everything Antarctic, from wildlife to
history. Eventually, we’ll cross the Antarctic Convergence
where we’ll notice a distinct drop in temperature as we
enter the waters of the Antarctic Ocean.
Those interested in Citizen Science can take part in Sea
Bird sighting surveys, or help collect salinity samples
and weather data along the way. We’re likely to witness
some spectacular sights, from icebergs to an array of
seabirds and whale species. If we’re lucky, we may see
some of them fully breach from the sea.

Day 5-8, Antarctica:
In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, we hope to
make as much time as possible to explore by inflatable
Zodiac boats and marvel up close at nature’s glory. Our
Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible
itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. We
will aim for the most scenic bays and channels of the
Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows,
bird colonies and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of
historic and scientific interest.
The trip may include picturesque Neko Harbor,
sheltered Paradise Harbor, the Humpback Whale
favored Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel,
the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic
Neumayer Channel. We may stop at an active scientific
base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy
as well as a historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or
Wordie House.
Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins abound, and
Weddell, Crabeater and Elephant Seals are oftenfound hauled out to rest along with predatory Leopard
Seals and the assertive Antarctic Fur Seal. Minke and
Humpback Whales are frequent visitors in the late
season (Feb – Mar) and Orca sightings are also common.


Day 9-10, Drake Passage:
As we leave this magical place and make our way north,
heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and
the Drake Passage, we will continue our presentation
series and wildlife spotting. Sailing back to Ushuaia
through the Beagle Channel, we celebrate the
conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow.


Day 11, Ushuaia disembarkation:
Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to
Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights
and adventure.

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