Ultimate 29-Day Ortelius Cruise Experience
29 Day Cruise Itinerary aboard Ortelius
Welcome aboard the Ortelius for an incredible 29-day cruise adventure exploring the stunning Bouvet Island and its surroundings. Get ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime, immersing yourself in the beauty of this remote island and its unique wildlife.
Day 1: Embarkation in Bouvet Island
Arrive at Bouvet Island and board the Ortelius. Settle into your comfortable cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship's facilities. Attend a welcome briefing and meet the crew and fellow travelers.
Day 2-5: Exploring Bouvet Island
Over the next four days, we will explore the captivating landscapes and wildlife of Bouvet Island. Enjoy zodiac cruises along the rugged coastline, marvel at the towering cliffs, and witness the abundance of seabirds nesting on the cliffsides.
Day 6-9: Offshore Excursions
Leaving Bouvet Island behind, we will embark on offshore excursions to discover the marine wonders of the surrounding waters. Keep an eye out for whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals that call these waters home.
Day 10-15: South Atlantic Exploration
As we sail through the South Atlantic, take the opportunity to attend informative lectures by our expert guides. Learn about the history, geology, and wildlife of the region. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the deck as we navigate towards our next destination.
Day 16-19: Discovering Remote Islands
Our journey continues to remote islands in the area. Explore pristine beaches, hike along scenic trails, and encounter unique wildlife species found nowhere else in the world. Capture the beauty of these untouched landscapes through your camera lens.
Day 20-25: Antarctic Peninsula and Surroundings
Arrive at the awe-inspiring Antarctic Peninsula and witness the grandeur of icebergs, glaciers, and snow-covered peaks. Explore by zodiac, visit penguin rookeries, and observe seals lounging on ice floes. Experience the untouched wilderness of this pristine continent.
Day 26-28: Drake Passage
As we sail back through the Drake Passage, take this time to reflect on the incredible journey you've experienced. Attend final lectures and presentations, swap stories with fellow travelers, and enjoy the ship's amenities.
Day 29: Disembarkation in Bouvet Island
Arrive back in Bouvet Island, bid farewell to the Ortelius, and disembark with memories that will last a lifetime. Depart with a deep appreciation for the unspoiled beauty and wildlife that you have encountered on this remarkable 29-day cruise adventure.