For an entire month during spring, YPT will be venturing on our Grand South Atlantic cruise, from Ushuaia (Argentina) to Cape Verde, via the South Georgia Islands, Tristan da Cunha, Saint Helena and Ascension Island. Pack a good book, a deck of cards, bring your camera, and settle back to experience some of the most isolated and remote places in the world with good company!
The tour will meet up in Ushuaia, Argentina, before heading to board the m/v Hondius, one of the most flexible, advanced, innovative ice-strengthened ship in the polar region. We will set sail from Tierra del Fuego, the ‘Land of Fire’, on the archipelago at the tip of South America where the Andes curl east. This is truly the end of the world, and yet it’s the last city we’ll see for a while!
Our first stop will be in South Georgia, where we will spend a few days. We’ll see an abandoned whaling station, Shackletons grave, and thousands, if not tens of thousands, of penguins. If you thought the polar regions are empty, the South Georgia’s thriving wildlife will blow your mind.
We’ll then circumnavigate Gough Island and set foot on Tristan da Cunha, Nightingale Island and we’ll see if we can land on Inaccessible Island – as the name imply, it’s not an easy feat! The next leg of the trip will take us to Saint Helena, the final place of exile and death of Napoleon Bonaparte. At this point of the cruise, an island of 4000 people will feel like proper civilisation to us! We’ll then sail to Ascension Island, before we end our odyssey in the Republic of Cabo Verde, after having sailed the full south Atlantic to above the equator.
On this trip you will experience everything the ocean has to offer. From the cold Antarctic seas to the tropics, you’ll be snapping photos in penguin colonies, watching albatrosses control the skies, spotting whales and maybe even dolphins tailing our ship, marvelling at green turtles on the beaches and tropical fish in the seas off Saint-Helena, or simply wondering about the lives of the people who call those remote places their home.
On a trip like this, we cannot guarantee the itinerary – it will depend on the weather, the condition of the ice and wildlife spotting opportunities. The final say is with the captain of the ship and the professional team onboard.
Special offer: For a limited time, you can book a spot in a twin porthole cabin for the price of a quadruple.
|€12,495||Superior (double bed for one or two people)|
|€13,095||Junior Suite (double bed for one or two people)|
|€15,295||Grand Suite with private balcony (double bed for one or two people)|
Thursday 28th March – Ushuaia
Friday 29th March – The Beagle Channel
Saturday 30th March – the Antarctic Convergence
Sunday 31st March – en route to South Georgia
Monday 1st April – South Georgia
Tuesday 2nd April – South Georgia
Wednesday 3rd April – South Georgia
Thursday 4th April to Sunday 7th April: Sailing the South Atlantic
Monday 8th April – Gough Island
Tuesday 9th April – Tristan da Cunha
Wednesday 10th April – Tristan da Cunha, Nightingale Island
Thursday 11th April – Tristan da Cunha, Inaccessible Island
Friday 12th April – Tristan da Cunha
Saturday 13th April to Wednesday 17th April – Subtropical seas of the Atlantic
Thursday 18th April – Saint Helena
Friday 19th April – Saint Helena
Saturday 20th April – Saint Helena
Sunday 21st April and Monday 22nd April – Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Tuesday 23rd April – Ascension Island
Wednesday 24th April – Ascension Island
Thursday 25th April to Monday 29th April – Mid-Atlantic Seas
Tuesday 30th April – Santiago Island, Cape Verde
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