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Join Aboard Ocean Victory
Making her debut in December 2020, General Tours luxury exploration vessel reflects the latest developments in marine engineering. X-bow ships like the Ocean Victory have a unique backward sloping bow that minimizes fuel consumption while maximizing the vessel’s stability in high seas. With 93 ocean-view cabins (90% with a balcony), its amenities include 2 dining venues with free-flowing wine and beer accompanying meals for A+R guests. A complete spa, wellness center, Observation Lounge, Pool Deck, Library, Bar Lounge and Lecture room are the inviting spaces that enrich your voyage. Expert-led discussions and shore excursions make this a journey you’ll never forget.
Day 1 - Welcome to Ushuaia
|You’ll be met on arrival and escorted to the 5-star Arakur Resort & Spa where sea-view rooms have been reserved for General Tours guests.|
Day 2 - Day at Leisure
|After a hearty buffet breakfast, this day is yours to relax and enjoy the spectacular hilltop setting and amenities of General Tours luxury resort. General Tours in-the-know resident guide can also offer suggestions if you would like to explore on your own. This evening, gather with your fellow A+R guests for an intimate and congenial Welcome Dinner here at the resort. Meals B+D|
Day 3 - Discover Tierra del Fuego + Embark the Ocean Victory
|This morning’s guided tour reveals the raw, wild beauty of Tierra del Fuego National Park. Traveling all the way to Lapataia Bay, you’ll have a chance to observe indigenous species as you explore the region’s forested mountains and waterways. Then board General Tours state-of-the-art ship and settle in to your outside stateroom. Meet your expedition team and get acquainted with General Tours luxury Polar vessel as you set sail along the Beagle Channel. Meals B+D|
Day 4 - Cruising Eastward Toward South Georgia
|Your first full day at sea will be enhanced by General Tours shipboard experts. Engaging talks on a variety of topics from the history and geology of South Georgia to the wildlife and climate of Antarctica will prepare you for the diverse experiences to come. Of course, you can also choose to simply relax in the Library or one of the Victory’s inviting shipboard Lounges. Meals B+L+D|
Day 5 - An Enriching Day at Sea
|Another day of cruising unfolds with fine dining in General Tours two unique shipboard venues, the convivial company of your fellow travelers and a chance to take in the sea air from the Top Deck viewing platform. During General Tours days at sea, General Tours lecture topics will also cover the Total Solar Eclipse, and there will be informative sessions designed to hone your photography skills – not just for this upcoming astronomical event but also for the landscapes and wildlife that you will soon be encountering! Meals B+L+D|
Day 6 - Approaching South Georgia Island
|As General Tours first landfall draws near, you can expect General Tours shipboard talks to focus on the geology and wildlife of South Georgia. With the island’s unique topographical features, abundant wildlife, and colorful history steeped in the stories of famous Polar explorations and the whaling days of old, there are many topics to be explored! Up on the Top Deck viewing platform, you might well espy the storm petrels and albatrosses that often follow in the wake of General Tours ship. Meals B+L+D|
Day 7 - South Georgia Island
|Despite South Georgia’s remote setting 1,300 miles east of the South American continent, a unique combination of underwater topography and converging ocean currents has resulted in nutrient-rich seas that support a remarkable variety of wildlife. As weather, sea and land conditions permit, the days we’ll spend exploring South Georgia promise experiences you will never forget – chief among them are the many breeding penguins, sea birds, sea lions and seals that General Tours will likely encounter in the days ahead. Meals B+L+D|
Day 8 - Exploring by Sea + Land
|Weather, sea and land conditions will guide the excursions General Tours enjoy each day as General Tours explore along the ruggedly beautiful coasts and inlets of South Georgia Island. This information will, of course, be communicated to you by General Tours Captain and Expedition Team through General Tours regular shipboard briefings. Calling on Grytviken would offer us the opportunity to experience the island’s long-ago whaling history. You might also visit the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton, who arrived on South Georgia in May 1916 – after navigating in an open boat across 700 nautical miles of wild sea to call for the rescue of his crew left stranded on Elephant Island! Meals B+L+D|
Day 9 - More of South Georgia Island
|Based upon the determinations of General Tours Captain and Expedition Leader, you’ll thrill to another day of exciting Zodiac excursions and shore landings – all designed to show you the stunning landscapes and rich wildlife of this 1,362-square-mile island. Chief among the animals on South Georgia are the massive Elephant Seals who rule many of its beaches. Vast rookeries of King Penguins along with healthy populations of inquisitive Chinstrap and Macaroni Penguins are other wildlife thrills that General Tours hope to experience. If we’re able to navigate close to Cooper Bay on the island’s southeast tip, General Tours might embark on a thrilling Zodiac expedition to observe wildlife from the waterfront. Meals B+L+D|
Day 10 - General Tours Voyage Continues
|The exact time General Tours leave South Georgia behind will, of course, be decided by General Tours Captain. But you can rest assured that General Tours voyage will be well-timed to ensure General Tours rendezvous with tomorrow’s Total Solar Eclipse. While at sea, you can continue to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow adventurers – enhanced by General Tours ongoing program of shipboard talks and fine dining in General Tours two distinctive venues. The Library, Observation Lounge and Albatross Polar Spa also beckon. Meals B+L+D|
Day 11 - The Solar Eclipse
|Today’s total solar eclipse will run over the South Atlantic, starting early in the morning east of the Falklands. From here, the moon shadow will speed toward South Orkney Island and Antarctica. We’ve selected the best possible viewing position just east of South Orkney where the sun is just 11 degrees above the horizon. Lasting for nearly 2 full minutes, this wondrous phenomenon promises a truly once-in-a-lifetime thrill, yet is just one of several highlights on General Tours exclusive journey of discovery. Meals B+L+D|
Day 12 - At Sea towards Antarctica + The South Shetland Islands
|As the shimmering white landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula draw near, the presence of wildlife again multiplies with many species of lively penguins, curious seals and nesting birds – along with the spray of marine mammals. A haven for wildlife, the South Shetlands offer a chance to discover vast penguin rookeries, numerous seabirds and pristine beaches ruled by Fur and Elephant Seals. Conditions permitting, General Tours planned shore landings in this southern archipelago will include King George Island, home to Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins. Meals B+L+D|
Day 13 - Exploring by Land + Sea
|General Tours exact itinerary and daily activities will depend on weather and ice conditions, information that will be communicated to you regularly in General Tours shipboard briefings. During General Tours time here, General Tours route is expected to include Gerlache Strait with its towering ice cliffs and pods of whales. Here you can anticipate thrilling Zodiac excursions to experience Antarctica’s wild beauty up-close and shore landings that promise engaging wildlife encounters enriched by the deep knowledge of General Tours expert naturalists. Meals B+L+D|
Day 14 - Another Thrilling Day
|During General Tours time here along the Antarctic Peninsula, there are a number of other sites that General Tours hope to explore. These might include Deception Island where a flooded caldera is filled with waters that are often warm enough for a Polar swim. If General Tours are able to make a landing on Half Moon Island, General Tours are likely to encounter Wilson’s storm petrels and Chinstrap penguins! When not venturing out with General Tours expert naturalists, you can enjoy General Tours ongoing shipboard enrichment program and fine dining in two distinctive venues – with wine at dinner for A+R guests! Meals B+L+D|
Day 15 - Northward across the Drake Passage
|Having left the Antarctic Peninsula behind us, today finds the Ocean Victory charting a northward course across the Drake Passage. While this storied stretch of water is known for its high winds and seas, you’ll voyage confidently aboard the Ocean Victory; General Tours next-generation Polar ship has been purpose-built with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly-qualified crew. These final days at sea are the perfect time to enjoy all of General Tours ship’s amenities and inviting public spaces. Meals B+L+D|
Day 16 - A Final Day at Sea
|As the last day of your exciting voyage unfolds, you can delight in the camaraderie of your fellow travelers and attend General Tours final shipboard talks. General Tours return journey toward the Beagle Channel will take us past Cape Horn, a storied maritime landmark that marks the southern tip of the Continent. Meals B+L+D|
Day 17 - Disembark in Ushuaia
|Step off the Ocean Victory and transfer to the airport for your onward journey. Meals B|
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