Antarctica Wilderness

    Day 1

    DAY 1 - Thursday, January 14, 2016 - Depart U.S. for Atlanta and then Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Grand Circle Cruise Line

    Antarctica's White Wilderness

    Sebastián (Seba) Lescano

    When Vic said he wanted to go "South" in January, I thought he might be talking about Arizona or Florida. No...

    Day 2

    DAY 2 - Friday, January 15, 2016 - Arrive Buenos Aires; Trip Briefing; Neighborhood Walk; Welcome Dinner

    Delta took very good care of us on our overnight flight. We left Atlanta on time and arrived about fifteen minutes early in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. It was a great...

    Day 3

    DAY 3 - Saturday, January 16, 2016 - Buenos Aires Tour; Plaza de Mayo; La Boca; Recoleta & Eva Peron Tomb; Economy of Argentina Discussion

    We did not have to hurry this morning. After breakfast we met Seba in the lobby and were joined by María Soledad, our local city...

    Day 4

    DAY 4 - Sunday, January 17, 2016 - Flight to Ushuaia; Tour of Ushuaia; Prison Museum Visit

    The alarm went off at 5:00 am and we took our luggage to the front lobby at 5:30 and then went for breakfast. Everyone was on time and we walked our bags out...

    Day 5

    DAY 5 - Monday, January 18, 2016 - Ushuaia; Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park; Embark "Corinthian"

    We had a hearty breakfast at the hotel, the best we have had on our journey so far. Our bags had to be out at 7:00 but we left our carry-ons and computers...

    Day 6

    DAY 6 - Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - Cruise Drake Passage

    About 1:30am we knew the ship had passed through the calm Beagle Channel and out into the Drake Passage as the ship started rocking and rolling. We had had several warnings about safety, “when walking or standing, give one...

    Day 7

    DAY 7 - Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - Cruise the Drake Passage; View & Spot Wildlife; Cross the Antarctic Convergence

    After another good night's sleep, we were up before the alarm went off. The seas were much calmer but it was still foggy.

    After breakfast we went to the mandatory...

    Day 8

    DAY 8 - Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands; View & Spot Flora & Fauna

    After sailing during the night we woke to sunshine and blue skies. However, by the time we went to breakfast, the sun was under a heavy bank of...

    Day 9

    DAY 9 - Friday, January 22, 2016 - Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands; View Glaciers; Variety of Antarctic Wildlife

    At 6:30 am Claudia announced we were entering the Lemaire Channel. We could see the sun peaking over the jagged mountain peaks. Another beautiful day in the neighborhood!...

    Day 10

    DAY 10 - Saturday, January 23, 2016 - Explore South Shetland Islands; Zodiac Excursions

    Sunshine! Imagine that!!! We woke up this morning to sunshine, no fog, no precipitation, and calm seas with 33 degrees temperature – summer in Antarctica.

    Although the tops of the steep mountains had cloud cover, we...

    Day 11

    DAY 11 - Sunday, January 24, 2016 - Antarctic Peninsula Landscape; Bransfield Strait; Deception Island

    Claudia gave us the morning announcements at 7:00. We knew we had traveled through some rough seas during the night. She told us that the wind speed was 35 knots and the temperature was 33...

    Day 12

    DAY 12 - Monday, January 25, 2016 - Cruise the Drake Passage

    The ship was rolling quite a bit last night after dinner. We were just publishing GarciaTrips when Claudia announced that there were whales on the port (left) side of the ship.

    Even though the seas were choppy, Vic...

    Day 13

    DAY 13 - Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - Cruise the Drake Passage; See Sea Life; Lectures

    We had another day sailing the Drake Passage. The seas were still rolling and the waves were crashing as the Corinthian sped through the water at 14 knots.

    These two sea days were relaxing...

    Day 14

    DAY 14 - Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - Return to Ushuaia; Fly to Buenos Aires; Fly to Atlanta, Georgia, USA and return to U.S.

    Claudia announced our wake up call at 5:45 am. We had to leave the Corinthian this morning early so the crew could ready the ship for...

    Day 15

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    Sebastián Lescano

    Trip Evaluation

    My wife and I had been thinking about visiting Antarctica for many years and when we saw and read of the Grand Circle trip to the White Continent we decided to explore the advantages of the Grand Circle...

    Day 16

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    Hotel Evaluations

    NH City Hotel Buenos Aires, Argentina


    We spent two nights at this hotel with our tour group from the USA.

    As it was only a block from downtown it is a great location.

    Friendly staff but...

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