Chilean Fjords Expedition
DURATION:14 Days/ 13 NightsREGION:South & Central AmericaSHIP:Resolute
This 14 day expedition aboard one of the world's most advanced expedition ships showcases the Patagonian ice-sheet that straddles the Andes mountains in South America. It is the third largest ice-mass on the planet, after Antarctica and the Greenland icecap. It is a remnant of the earth’s most recent ice age and dominates the landscape, ecology and geology of Patagonia. Commencing in Ushuaia, you will cruise north through a vast network of deep fjords and channels, occasionally venturing out to the Pacific Ocean while navigating towards Valparaiso - Chile’s
historic deep-sea port. Explore the surroundings by zodiac, approaching huge glaciers and observing resident and migratory wildlife and birdlife. On shore, enjoy hikes of varying durations to outstanding viewpoints, in the company of expert guides. In addition, visits to small coastal communities showcase the unique way of life of the hardy local inhabitants - telling a story of both indigenous and European settlement. It is hard to think of a more remote, pristine location and you'll discover it all in the comfort of one of the world’s most capable expedition ships, RCGS Resolute.
We have multiple departure dates for this cruise. Select a year and month to view itineraries for alternative departure dates.
Operated by: One Ocean Expeditions
RCGS Resolute, the newest addition to the One Oceans Expeditions fleet was purpose built for polar expedition cruising with the highest ice class (Lloyds 1AS). Equipped with propellers of stainless steel, high density steel plating and small frame spacing on her hull, RCGS Resolute continues into the ice, when others simply cannot. This stability and strength are features greatly appreciated in ice-laden waters. Unmatched stability, coupled with superior speed allows for more time at your destination and more flexibility with itinerary planning - a critical factor in polar waters where ice and weather conditions sometimes dictate daily plans. Throughout the ship there are spaces ideally suited to every need. Spacious outer decks provide 360 degree viewing platforms perfect for photography, wildlife watching, birding and appreciating expansive views. The salt water plunge pool, large relaxation deck, hot water jacuzzi are all located aft of the wellness centre (massage therapy, Finnish Sauna, steam room) and well equipped gymnasium. Inside there are multiple areas to explore ranging from a well appointed theatre style presentation room, aft observation lounge and bar, forward observation lounge and bar, and both dining rooms. Add in the One Ocean Expeditions multimedia room, and mobile laboratory and the opportunities are endless. Resolute previously operated as the award-winning MS Hanseatic.
Your cruise price includes:
- Shipboard accommodation aboard Resolute
- All meals on board throughout the expedition
- Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily
- All scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions)
- Leadership throughout the voyage by the experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
- All port fees
- Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation
- Pre-departure materials
Your cruise price does not include:
- Flights, pre- and post- cruise accommodation
- Charter flights (additional expense)
- Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended - SAVE 20% when purchased with your expedition)
- Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations
- Personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges
- Staff gratuities
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Please note: This cruise is sold in USD
This itinerary may change due to unstable weather conditions and wildlife movements in these remote regions of the world. Changes may occur due to ‘Force Majeure’, weather, ice conditions or other circumstances beyond the cruise line's control or which simply cannot be foreseen and/or changes to excursions and landings.
A single supplement of 50% applies sole use of cabins, and 100% for sole use of suites.