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RCGS Resolute

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Cruise Overview

The Vessel

Designed for comfort, RCGS Resolute is modern, well appointed, safe and ice-strengthened. From small group sessions to briefings for all passengers, we have public spaces onboard the ship ideally suited for each and every need. Two separate bar and lounge areas featuring 180 degree views and a wonderfully stocked library provide ideal places to relax or catch up on some reading. The sumptuous meals prepared for you by our culinary team are enjoyed in either of our two dining rooms, one of which features our popular bistro menu offering quick and easy meals for those prioritizing time out on deck. Both dining rooms have ample and open seating paired with modern furnishings and large picture windows with 180 degree views. Other facilities include our theatre style presentation room, gift-shop, gymnasium, wellness centre, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room and salt water pool.

Optional Activities available on selected voyages include: Kayaking from $795, Ski Touring $750, Overnight kayaking $300 Camping and Snowshoeing Free. Check with us for updated pricing and availability

 

 

 

Cabin Types
Twin Private
Superior
Shakleton Suite
One Ocean Suite

Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Cruise

Day 1: Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s most southerly city, where you board your expedition ship. In the early evening we set sail along the Beagle Channel and push out into the Drake Passage, direction Antarctica.

Dinner
Days 2 - 3: Drake Passage

Crossing the Drake Passage, there is so much excitement in the air as we make our way ever closer to the white continent. Guests eagerly soak up the friendly atmosphere onboard as our numerous Polar experts prepare us for our adventures with presentations on everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history. Eventually, we will cross the Antarctic Convergence where we will notice a distinct drop in temperature as we enter the waters of the Antarctic Ocean. Along the way, we will witness many spectacular sights from icebergs to an array of seabirds and even several whale species some of which on occasion fully breach from the sea.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 4 - 7: Antarctic Peninsula

Take a deep breath – you have arrived. Welcome to Antarctica! This morning the magnificent snowy peaks are laid out before us. It’s a truly awesome sight. The waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula are home to deep bays, pristine coves and inlets and numerous small islands. The Gerlache coastline features heavily glaciated mountains permanently covered in ice and snow. Rocky outcrops are home to gentoo, adelie and chinstrap penguin rookeries and the waters are rich in marine life. We frequently encounter seals, including the powerful leopard seal. Curious humpback whales and the smaller minke whales are present much of the time as they feed on the vast schools of krill. Sightings of orca are not uncommon. Every day we plan an exciting range of activities including guided hikes on shore and visits to wildlife colonies with our expert naturalist guides. The historic huts and science stations located along the peninsula provide a fascinating glimpse into the past and potential future. Zodiac cruising among the ice searching for seals and whales is amemorable activity. Meanwhile, the sea kayakers may range several miles from the ship. Our resident photography guide will be on hand to help you with your camera setting and image composition. Somewhere along this stretch of coastline we plan a night on shore, camping in Antarctica. We have all the right gear and equipment and an expert team to make it happen – all you need is an adventurous spirit!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: South Shetland Islands and Deception Island

After several busy days of exploration along the Antarctic Peninsula, we head for the South Shetland Islands. If the weather conditions allow, we sail the ship into the flooded volcanic caldera at Deception Island, a very dramatic location. History is all around us as we explore the old whaling station, with its rusted relics and dilapidated wooden buildings.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 9 - 10: Drake Passage and Cape Horn

As we make our way back to South America, the educational presentations continue and we enjoy an entertaining and memorable voyage recap by our Expedition Leader. If weather conditions allow, we hope to make a rounding of Cape Horn. It’s a fitting place to reflect on a wonderful expedition. Approaching the entrance to the Beagle Channel in early evening light, we enjoy a special dinner attended by the Captain of the ship.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Ushuaia

In the early morning, we will arrive back in Ushuaia. It is time to say farewell to your crew and fellow travellers. Guests will be transported to their hotels or to the airport for return flights home.

Breakfast

Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica

Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
Fly - Cruise

Day 1: Punta Arenas, Chile

Our journey commences this morning in Punta Arenas, where we board our flight to Stanley in the Falkland Islands. After a short 90-minute journey we are met on arrival and transferred to the pier. Stanley is home to 2,000 residents and is reminiscent of a charming, rural town in coastal Britain, full of brightly colored houses, flower-filled gardens, a quaint cathedral and several pubs. There is time to explore the town before embarkation.

Dinner
Day 2: Falkland Islands

Having cruised down the eastern coastline of the Falkland Islands overnight, we are at the far south-eastern end of the archipelago. Near the barren and windswept Sea Lion Island, we launch the Zodiacs for our first shore excursion. If we enjoy good weather conditions we may be able to visit neighboring Bleaker Island, another settlement on this remote eastern coast of the Falklands. In the evening, we navigate into the Scotia Sea towards South Georgia.

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3-4: Southern Ocean

The seabirds join us as we leave the Falklands. Stand out on the decks watching the giant albatross and petrels as they duck and weave on the winds of the South Atlantic. Our onboard photographic guide will be able to give you tips about image composition, the subtle polar light, and the basics of good camera craft.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5-8: South Georgia

South Georgia has often been called the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’. We explore the island from our Zodiacs. Large numbers of fur seals and the much larger elephant seal will line the dark sand beaches. Living in the tussock grass, king penguins and their chicks may number up to 100,000 birds in some locations. The island is also home to large numbers of nesting albatross, filling the skies above as they come and go from their nests. South Georgia is a thrilling location for history buffs: we will plan to visit the rusting relics of the early whaling industry, including several old stations, and the gravesite of the great explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9-11: Scotia Sea

Weather and ice will dictate our crossing of the Scotia Sea from South Georgia to Antarctica, leading us perhaps to the South Orkney Islands or Elephant Island. As with all of our itinerary planning, our expedition leader and captain will make a decision based on the conditions at the time. As we edge ever closer to the frozen continent, large icebergs announce our arrival in Antarctic waters.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12-16: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Possible landing sites in the South Shetland Island group could include King George Island, Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbour or Hannah Point. Weather conditions permitting we sail the ship into the flooded volcanic caldera of Deception Island. Finally, after so much anticipation, we enter the icy waters of the Antarctic Peninsula in the vicinity of Mikkelson Harbour or Cierva Cove. Snow covered mountains soar from the dark waters. Along the shoreline in the bays and harbors of the Peninsula lives an incredible abundance of wildlife. Large rookeries are home to chinstrap, gentoo and Adelie penguins. Seals live on the ice floes, including the powerful leopard seal that we hope to encounter. Gulls, skuas and cormorants are also found nesting and feeding at many sites along the Antarctic Peninsula. We explore by Zodiac boat and ashore, where a range of wonderful activities await: join the photographic guide and take close up photos of the penguins or the impossibly blue ice; enjoy a hike to the top of a snowy mountain saddle with one of our adventure guides; or perhaps visit a science base or an old historic hut. The sea kayakers may range up to several miles from the ship, for a truly memorable experience. Each day, you will have a range of great choices.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17-18: Drake Passage and Cape Horn

After several busy days of exploration along the Antarctic Peninsula, it’s time to return to South America. If weather conditions allow, we hope to make a rounding of Cape Horn. This fabled stretch of water is home to legendary tales of exploration and early navigation. It’s a fitting place to reflect on a wonderful expedition to some of the most remote corners of the planet.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19: Ushuaia, Argentina

In the early morning, we arrive into Ushuaia, Argentina. Guests will be transported to their hotels or to the airport for return flights home.

Breakfast

Journey Below The Antarctic Circle

Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Cruise

Day 1: Ushuaia – Embarkation

We board our expedition ship in the late afternoon, “throw the lines”, and launch into our adventure. Heading eastwards, we navigate through the Beagle Channel and into the Drake Passage.

Dinner
Days 2 & 3: Drake passage

We awake to the gentle motion of the ship as we transit the Drake Passage. This famed stretch of water is known for the challenging weather conditions it posed to the great square-rigged ships of the sailing era. We hope to have an easier time of it as we head south toward the Antarctic Circle. Along the way, we witness many spectacular sights, from icebergs to an array of seabirds and whale species. Onboard entertainment in the form of educational presentations about the Southern Ocean, Antarctic wildlife, glaciers, ice and polar history will be punctuated by fantastic meals and announcements from our staff as a new species of bird is spotted.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 4 - 10: Antarctic Circle and Antarctic Peninsula

Our first goal is to sail south of the Antarctic Circle and, depending on ice conditions, we hope to make a landing at Detaille Island. This is a breathtaking location and home to an old British Antarctic Survey hut. We then chart a course north along the rugged coastline of the Antarctic Peninsula. Landing sites typically include the Yalour Islands, Petermann Island, Neko Harbour and Wilhelmina Bay – a known ‘ hotspot’ for humpback whale encounters. In all locations we will encounter an abundance of Weddell, crabeater and elephant seals, as well as skuas, penguins, and other seabirds. If weather conditions permit you will have the opportunity to spend the night camping ashore in Antarctica, an experience that you’ll never forget

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Deception Island, South Shetland Islands

We cross the wildlife ‘ super highway’ of the Bransfield Strait and make landfall at the stunning location of Deception Island. The old whaling station begs exploration onshore and there is an exceptional hike to a high point on the wall of the volcanic caldera. Nearby Livingstone Island is simply spectacular, with its snowy peaks and towering cliffs. Other great locations in the South Shetlands include Hannah Point, Half Moon Island, and the rocky spit of land at Yankee Harbour, where we often see Weddell seals sunning themselves.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 12 - 13: Drake Passage

Pushing out of the MacFarlane Strait and leaving the icy landscape behind, we chart a course back to South America. Our onboard presentations continue and the seabirds once again join us for our journey north. Our expedition leader delivers a memorable voyage recap and we celebrate with a special dinner attended by the Captain of the ship. Ifconditions allow, we attempt a rounding of Cape Horn. It’ s a fitting place to reflect on a remarkable journey to the frozen continent.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14: Ushuaia

In the early morning, we arrive back in Ushuaia. Guests will be transported to their hotels or to the airport for onward flights.

Breakfast

Christmas In Antarctica

Ushuaia to Ushuaia or King George Island
Cruise - Cruise or Cruise - Fly

Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s most southerly city, where you board your expedition ship. In the early evening we set sail along the Beagle Channel and push out into the Drake Passage, towards Antarctica.

Dinner
Days 2 - 3: Drake Passage

Giant petrels, albatross and smaller Cape petrels are also constant companions as we transit towards Antarctica. Join the ship’s Captain on the bridge and learn about the operations of our modern research vessel. Throughout the day our onboard experts educate us with a series of presentations about the environment, wildlife and history.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 4 - 7: Antarctic Peninsula

Take a deep breath – you have arrived. Welcome to Antarctica! This morning the magnificent snowy peaks are laid out before us. It’s a a truly awesome sight. The waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula are home to deep bays, pristine coves and inlets and numerous small islands. The Gerlache coastline features heavily glaciated mountains permanently covered in ice and snow. Rocky outcrops are home to gentoo, adelie and chinstrap penguin rookeries and the waters are rich in marine life. We frequently encounter seals, including the powerful leopard seal. Curious humpback whales and the smaller minke whales are present much of the time as they feed on the vast schools of krill. Sightings of orca are not uncommon. Every day we plan an exciting range of activities including guided hikes on shore and visits to wildlife colonies with our expert naturalist guides. The historic huts and science stations located along the peninsula provide a fascinating glimpse into the past and potential future. Zodiac cruising among the ice searching for seals and whales is amemorable activity. Meanwhile, the sea kayakers may range several miles from the ship. Our resident photography guide will be on hand to help you with your camera setting and image composition. Somewhere along this stretch of coastline we plan a night on shore, camping in Antarctica. We have all the right gear and equipment and an expert team to make it happen – all you need is an adventurous spirit!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: South Shetland Islands and Deception Island

After several busy days of exploration along the Antarctic Peninsula, we head for the South Shetland Islands. If the weather conditions allow, we sail the ship into the flooded volcanic caldera at Deception Island, a very dramatic location. History is all around us as we explore the old whaling station, with its rusted relics and dilapidated wooden buildings.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 9 - 10: Drake Passage and Cape Horn

Those onboard RCGS Resolute will make their way back to South America, the educational presentations continue and we enjoy an entertaining and memorable voyage recap by our Expedition Leader. If weather conditions allow, we hope to make a rounding of Cape Horn. It’s a fitting place to reflect on a wonderful expedition. Approaching the entrance to the Beagle Channel in early evening light, we enjoy a special dinner attended by the Captain of the ship. On our departure in 2018/19 we have extended amount of time to explore the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands on Day 9 and 10. For those onboard the Ioffe, enjoy an extra day in South Shetland before your flight the next morning.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Ushuaia/ King George Island

RCGS Resolute guests will arrive in the early morning into Ushuaia. It is time to say farewell to your crew and fellow travelers. Guests will be transported to their hotels or to the airport for return flights home. Guests onboard Akademik Ioffe will arrive at King George Island and transfer ashore by Zodiac to take the short flight into Punta Arenas, Chile.

Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

  • Comprehensive pre-voyage information package including details to help you prepare for your trip
  • Shipboard accommodation in your selected cabin category with daily housekeeping. Cabins feature outside views with windows or portholes
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage with daily afternoon tea
  • 24 hour tea, coffee, hot chocolate in bar/lounge plus in cabin tea and coffee making facilities
  • Experienced Expedition Leader and professional expedition team of marine biologists, naturalists, historians, adventure guides and photographers
  • Daily off-ship excursions by Zodiac boat breaking into small groups for shore landings
  • Guided hikes and walks on shore of various durations for guests of all abilities
  • Visits to wildlife colonies, historic sites, places of outstanding natural beauty and community visits
  • Educational presentations and talks by polar experts in their fi eld (ie. marine biologists, naturalists, historians etc). Onboard or on shore
  • Resident photography guide available to assist all guests plus access to computers in the multimedia lab for image downloads, file back up and management
  • An emergency trained Physician onboard every voyage
  • Dedicated hospitality team including Hotel Manager, four chefs, professional bar staff and Adventure Concierge staff
  • Onboard sauna, plunge pool, Jacuzzi and fi tness centre including massage options (charge applies for massage and treatments)
  • Sea Kayaking programme available (additional charge of US$795pp) – must be reserved at the time of booking your voyage and you must have some prior experience paddling a sea kayak in open water
  • Access to well stocked library full of polar reference books
  • End of voyage video, photos and take home USB
  • US$900 worth of essential equipment, includes a quality waterproof/ windproof jacket, bib-pants, insulated rubber boots, a set of binoculars and a Nordic trekking pole
  • Port fees and all permits to access visited areas
  • Select voyages only charter flights from Santiago to Stanley or Punta Arenas to King George Island
  • A pre-voyage hotel night in Santiago, Ushuaia or Punta Arenas
  • For 2020/2021 season only: Ushuaia: Transfer from a central meeting point to the ship on Day 1 and from port to the airport at voyage conclusion. Punta Arenas: Transfer from a central meeting point to airport on Day 1 and from airport to downtown location at voyage conclusion

Tour Exclusions

  • Any international or local airfare unless otherwise specifi ed in the voyage itinerary
  • Any items not mentioned as included
  • Visa and passport expenses
  • Pre or post-cruise hotel accommodation unless otherwise specified in the itinerary (or pre-arranged)
  • For 2019/2020 season only: airfares to/from embarkation and disembarkation city
  • Personal expenses on board such as alcoholic beverages, bar charges or laundry expenses
  • Telecommunication charges (ie. email, satellite phone)
  • Voyages start and finish in locations indicated. Voyages commencing/ending in Stanley (Falkland Islands) are accessed by flights from Santiago (Chile). The cost of these flights is in addition to the voyage price.
  • Baggage, cancellation or medical travel insurance related expenses (travel insurance is mandatory on all voyages)
  • A voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for expedition staff and ship crew (suggested amount – US$12-15 per day)

Tour Pricing

Itinerary (USD)
Departure Date
Voyage Type
Days
Start-End
Triple Private
Twin Private
Superior
Superior Plus
Shakleton Suite
One Ocean Suite
Charter Flights
Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica
OCT 20, 2019
FLY/FLY
19
Punta Arenas / Stanley
$15,095
$19,795
$20,895
$21,395
$22,995
$25,195
$495
South Georgia in-Depth Photography Symposium
NOV 07, 2019
FLY/FLY
15
Stanley/Stanley
$13,195
$14,995
$15,995
$16,395
$18,095
$19,995
$995
Antarctic Peninsula Adventure
NOV 21, 2019
FLY/FLY
11
Stanley/Stanley
$11,295
$12,995
$14,095
$14,395
$15,395
$17,795
$995
Antarctic Peninsula Adventure
DEC 01, 2019
FLY/FLY
11
Stanley/Stanley
$11,295
$12,995
$14,095
$14,395
$15,395
$17,795
$995
Antarctic Peninsula Adventure
DEC 11, 2019
FLY/ FLY
11
Stanley/Stanley
$12,495
$13,395
$14,495
$14,995
$15,895
$17,995
$995
Christmas in Antarctica
DEC 21, 2019
FLY/ FLY
11
Stanley/Stanley
$12,695
$13,595
$14.795
$15,195
$16,095
$18,295
$995
Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica - Mega Colonies
DEC 31, 2019
FLY/ FLY
18
Stanley/Ushuaia
$21,195
$25,595
$26,995
$27,395
$28,795
$29,995
$495
Antartic Circle Voyager
JAN 17, 2020
CRUISE
12
Ushuaia/Ushuaia
$13,695
$14,995
$16,195
$16,695
$17,795
$20,195
-
Antarctica,South Georgia & Falkland Islands
JAN 28 , 2020
CRUISE/FLY
18
Ushuaia/Stanley
$21,195
$25,595
$26,995
$27,395
$28,795
$29,995
$495
Journey Below the Antarctic Circle
FEB 14, 2020
FLY/ FLY
13
Stanley/Stanley
$14,995
$16,295
$17.695
$18,295
$19,395
$21,995
$995
Journey Below the Antarctic Circle
FEB 26, 2020
FLY/ FLY
12
Stanley/Stanley
$13,695
$14,995
$16,195
$16,695
$17.795
$20,195
$995
Antarctic Peninsula Adventure
MAR 08, 2020
FLY/ FLY
11
Stanley/Stanley
$11,295
$12,995
$14,095
$14,395
$15,395
$17,795
$995
Marine Mammals od Antartica
MAR 15, 2020
FLY/ FLY
11
Stanley/Stanley
$11,295
$12,995
$14,095
$14,395
$15,395
$17,795
$995
Chilean Fjords Adventure
MAR 28, 2020
CRUISE
14
Ushuaia/Valparaiso
$6,495
$7,995
$8,295
$8,695
$8,995
$11,195
-
2020/2021 Season Itinerary (USD)
Departure Date
Voyage Type
Days
Start-End
Triple Private
Twin Private
Superior
Superior Plus
Shakleton Suite
One Ocean Suite
Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica
OCT 08, 2020
Cruise
20
Punta Arenas / Stanley
$18,195
$20,695
$21,995
$22,495
$24,795
$27,295
Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica
OCT 27, 2020
Cruise
19
Stanley - Stanley
Sold out
Sold out
Sold out
Sold out
Sold out
Sold out
South Georgia in Depth
NOV 14, 2020
Cruise
15
Stanley - Stanley
Sold out
Sold out
Sold out
Sold out
Sold out
Sold out
Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica
NOV 27, 2020
Fly/Fly
21
Santiago/Santiago
$21,795
$25,295
$26,395
$26,995
$29,495
$32,595
Christmas in Antarctica/Circle Crossing
DEC 16, 2020
Fly/Fly
13
Santiago/Punta Arenas
$15,095
$15,995
$17,195
$17,695
$18,595
$20,895
Ultimate Antarctica/ Weddell Sea & Falkland Islands
DEC 26, 2020
Fly/Fly
13
Punta Arenas/ Santiago
$16,295
$17,395
$18,695
$19,195
$20,195
$22,695
Quest for the Antarctic Circle
JAN 06, 2021
Fly/Fly
13
Santiago/Punta Arenas
$15,095
$15,995
$17,195
$17,695
$18,595
$20,895
Antarctica, South Georgia, Falkland Islands
JAN 16, 2021
Fly/Fly
18
Punta Arenas/Santiago
$22,895
$24,395
$26,395
$27,095
$28,595
$32,195
Antarctic Circle Crossing
FEB 02, 2021
Sold out
Sold out
Sold out
Sold out
Sold out
Sold out
Sold out
Sold out
Sold out
Antarctic Deep South/ Circle Crossing
FEB 13, 2021
Fly/Fly
15
Santiago/Santiago
$17,995
$19,595
$21,095
$21,695
$23,095
$25,995
Marine Mammals of Antarctica/Extended
FEB 26, 2021
Fly/Cruise
13
Santiago/Ushuaia
$14,195
$16,295
$17,595
$17,995
$19,295
$22,195
Antarctic Peninsula Adventure
MAR 10, 2021
Cruise/Cruise
12
Ushuaia/Ushuaia
$11,795
$13,595
$14,695
$14,995
$16,095
$18,595
Antarctic Peninsula Adventure
MAR 20, 2021
Cruise/Cruise
12
Ushuaia/Ushuaia
$11,795
$13,595
$14,695
$14,995
$16,095
$18,595

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