DAY 3: USHUAIA / ANTARCTICA CRUISE / BEAGLE CHANNEL
Having completed customs’ proceedings and checked in baggage at the port, your tour guide will be available to take you around Ushuaia. You may visit, for instance, the Maritime Museum now operating in the old prison, displaying a reconstruction of the exploration to Antarctica, as an introduction to your upcoming cruise. Or also visit the End of the World Museum displaying an exhibit about the history of the indigenous peoples who used to inhabit Tierra del Fuego. You will board the Ushuaia in the afternoon. The crew will welcome you onboard and take you to your cabins. The boat will leave the port and sail towards the famous Beagle Channel. Before your first night aboard the ship, passengers may visit the viewing decks, the lounge and the library, which has plenty of board games, the bar, and the restaurant. At the end of the day, the crew will present you with the itinerary for the following day.
Tecnical description: The Ushuaia was built for the US oceanic research agency and then turned into a passenger ship and is equipped with top-notch technology and communication devices to sail Antarctica. It has 41 cabins and suites to comfortably host up to 84 passengers, all of them with access to the outside deck, a restaurant, a lounge and bar, a meeting room equipped with multimedia technology, a library and a mini-hospital and doctor onboard. The zodiac boats will enable access to the most unreachable places. All members of the crew are specialists in sailing Antarctica, and there is a head of expedition, cruise guides and expert lecturers. All of them are nature enthusiasts and are committed to the environment. The whole crew will help you discover the wonders of this white continent. In addition, you will be granted access to the pilot cabin. The sailing itinerary will be provided for reference, however the captain will be entitled to change the route depending on weather and sailing conditions. We recommend bringing polar and waterproof clothing, gloves, scarf and hat, sun block lotion, sunglasses and binoculars. Rubber boots will be provided onboard.
Lunch: not included.
Dinner and night: on board.