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Antarctica feat the Ross Sea

Ship: Greg Mortimer  
Departure: Monday, January 31, 2022
Nights: 25 nights
Departs: Hobart
Returns: Hobart
Return Trip
Return
trip
Duration
25
Nights
Days at Sea
15
Sea Days
Ports
9
Ports
Countries Visted
4
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Antarctica feat the Ross Sea

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Monday, January 31, 2022 Hobart, Australia
    View of Hobart, Australia

    Take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the view of the river lined with sailing boats, whilst admiring the sandstone architecture warehouses throughout the city centre. Make your way through the iconic and most visited Salamanca market which operates every Saturday showcasing Tasmania’s local artisans, designers and producers. Heading west of the city centre, Mount Wellington is a spectacular site to visit and one not to be missed! Take a tour or a scenic drive up to the summit and stroll along historic walking trails. Read more about Hobart, Australia

    2 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 At Sea
    3 Wednesday, February 2, 2022 At Sea
    4 Thursday, February 3, 2022 At Sea
    5 Friday, February 4, 2022 Auckland Islands, New Zealand

    The Auckland Islands, or Motu Maha, form an archipelago of the Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra ecoregion, and they lie 465 km from the South Island port of Bluff. From the early 19th C whalers and sealers set up temporary bases there, and explorers included Dumont D’Urville (giving name to a future Ponant Yacht Cruises explorer vessel) and James Ross. Intermittent efforts were made to permanently settle the islands. Today they have no permanent human inhabitants, though scientists visit regularly, and limited tourism on Enderby and Auckland Islands is allowed. Read more about Auckland Islands, New Zealand

    6 Saturday, February 5, 2022 Auckland Islands, New Zealand

    The Auckland Islands, or Motu Maha, form an archipelago of the Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra ecoregion, and they lie 465 km from the South Island port of Bluff. From the early 19th C whalers and sealers set up temporary bases there, and explorers included Dumont D’Urville (giving name to a future Ponant Yacht Cruises explorer vessel) and James Ross. Intermittent efforts were made to permanently settle the islands. Today they have no permanent human inhabitants, though scientists visit regularly, and limited tourism on Enderby and Auckland Islands is allowed. Read more about Auckland Islands, New Zealand

    7 Sunday, February 6, 2022 Campbell Island, New Zealand
    View of Campbell Island, New Zealand

    Campbell Island lies 600 km due south of New Zealand, the most southerly of NZ’s subantarctic islands. This uninhabited UNESCO World Heritage site is surrounded by numerous stacks, rocks and islets. The island is mountainous, rising to 569 metres in the south. It lies on the Campbell Plateau, a submerged portion of the New Zealand continental landmass, and the largest portion of submarine continental crust in the world. Read more about Campbell Island, New Zealand

    8 Monday, February 7, 2022 At Sea
    9 Tuesday, February 8, 2022 At Sea
    10 Wednesday, February 9, 2022 At Sea
    11 Thursday, February 10, 2022 At Sea
    12 Friday, February 11, 2022 Cape Adare, Antarctica

    Cape Adare is an impressive, dark peninsula, towering as a prominent landmark above the entrance to the Ross Sea. The cliffs of volcanic rocks – the rest of the volcano has been eroded long time ago – are at the northernmost end of the Transantarctic Mountains, offering splendid views over amazing glacier and mountain scenery on rare days with good weather. Cape Adare was discovered and named by Captain James Clark Ross in 1841, who was, however, unable to land due to strong winds and high surf. Read more about Cape Adare, Antarctica

    13 Saturday, February 12, 2022 Cape Hallett, Antarctica

    Cape Hallett, at 72.3 deg. South, is within the Antarctic Circle. It lies at the tip of the Victorian Land region near the head of the Ross Sea and is set against the awesome vista of Antarctica’s highest mountains, over 4000 metres, the Admiralty Range. Massive glaciers course their way down from the interior to the sea and the area is home to large numbers of Weddell seals, as well as Adelie penguins. Read more about Cape Hallett, Antarctica

    14 Sunday, February 13, 2022 Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica

    Terra Nova Bay, lies between Cape Washington and the Drygalski Ice Tongue along the coast of Victoria Land, in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. It is a significant destination, because the 64 km long bay is often ice-free! Read more about Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica

    15 Monday, February 14, 2022 McMurdo Sound, Antarctica

    McMurdo Sound, first discovered in 1841 by the Scottish explorer Sir James Ross, is a bay off Antarctica that forms the western extension of the Ross Sea, lying at the edge of Ross Ice Shelf, west of Ross Island and east of Victoria Land. Read more about McMurdo Sound, Antarctica

    16 Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Recherche Bay, Australia

    Recherché Bay is located in SE Tasmania, just 10 km from the most southerly point of Australia. In 1792 and 1793 it was a landing place of the d’Entrecasteaux expedition to find the missing French explorer La Pérouse. It is named in honour of the Recherché (Research), one of the expedition's ships. (Lapérouse was a French Naval officer and explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceania.) The Bay indeed was the location of the first scientific expeditions in Australia (botany, ethnology and geophysics). Read more about Recherche Bay, Australia

    17 Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Ross Sea Coast
    18 Thursday, February 17, 2022 Balleny Islands
    19 Friday, February 18, 2022 At Sea
    20 Saturday, February 19, 2022 At Sea
    21 Sunday, February 20, 2022 At Sea
    22 Monday, February 21, 2022 Macquarie Island, Australia
    View of Macquarie Island, Australia

    Macquarie Island is a sub-Antarctic island (54.5 deg.S) that is part of the state of Tasmania, Australia, located in the Southern Ocean. It lies 1500 km from Tasmania, and 1000 km from New Zealand. The island is rectangular, 32 km by 5 km, running N-S. The Australian Antarctic Division maintains a permanent base, the Macquarie Island Station, on the 130 m wide isthmus at the northern tip of the island at the foot of Wireless Hill. Read more about Macquarie Island, Australia

    23 Tuesday, February 22, 2022 At Sea
    24 Wednesday, February 23, 2022 At Sea
    25 Thursday, February 24, 2022 At Sea
    26 Friday, February 25, 2022 Hobart, Australia
    View of Hobart, Australia

    Take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the view of the river lined with sailing boats, whilst admiring the sandstone architecture warehouses throughout the city centre. Make your way through the iconic and most visited Salamanca market which operates every Saturday showcasing Tasmania’s local artisans, designers and producers. Heading west of the city centre, Mount Wellington is a spectacular site to visit and one not to be missed! Take a tour or a scenic drive up to the summit and stroll along historic walking trails. Read more about Hobart, Australia

  • Ship

    Greg Mortimer Overview

    Greg Mortimer

    With centuries of collective experience in expedition cruising, the state-of-the-art Greg Mortimer has been revolutionised to be purposed built to reach the most remote places on earth. The first ship designed with the distinctive Ulstein X-BOW® allows the ship to sail the expansive oceans more comfortably and efficiently. Designed with adventure at heart, the sweeping observation decks bring you closer to nature while offering inviting communal areas and unsurpassed environmental credentials. Guests can enjoy intimate voyages with only 132 expeditioners per cruise with 85% of cabins have their own balcony. The Greg Mortimer features a modern lecture lounge, multiple observation areas, zodiac launching platforms, gym and wellness centre, jacuzzis, a mudroom and many other amenities.

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