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Saturday 3 February 2007, Ushuaia – Argentina
Please ensure that you have checked in at reception and that your luggage is in your
If you are missing any luggage or have bags that do not belong to you, please contact
Please take a few minutes to read the hotel information in your cabin dossier.
Afternoon tea is available in the Lecture Hall.
1730 Introduction to the Explorer and Expedition Staff .Please join us in the Explorer
1800 Explorer departs Ushuaia and heads for the ice…….!!!
1830 Mandatory Lifeboat Drill. International safety regulations require all passengers
to participate in this drill. Please listen for
1930 Dinner is served in the Dining Room
On behalf of GAP, the Great Adventure People, we welcome you onboard M/S EXPLORER
and to this expedition to Antarctica!
Sunday 4 February 2007, Drake Passage
Explorer, the Little Red Ship, ventures into the great Southern Ocean as we enjoy
a day of lectures and time on deck watching the impressive flights of seabirds.
0700 Early bird coffee & snacks available in the Explorer Lounge
0800 Breakfast buffet available in the Dining Room for one hour
0915 Ocean Wanderers - The Lives of Seabirds. Join Chris Cutler in the Lecture Hall
to find out about some of the birds we might see during
1030 Binoculars - Tricks of the Trade. Join Heidi in the Lecture Hall for an introduction
to binocular use and some tricks of the trade, then
practice on the Pool Deck! Bring your binos.
1200 Briefing: Join Stephen in the Lecture Hall for a trip overview
1230 Lunch buffet available in the Dining Room for an hour
1500 What is a Marine Mammal? Shannon Fowler brings us into the mysterious world
of the cetaceans & pinnipeds in the Lecture Hall.
1600 Afternoon tea in the Lecture Hall
1730 In Search of Antarktos - The Discovery of Antarctica . Join Christopher Gilbert
in the Lecture Hall as he tells us about the discovery of
2100 Movie: Antarctica - Life in the Freezer (in the Lecture Hall) David Attenborough
at his best introducing you to the wildlife of Antarctica.
Monday 5 February 2007, Drake Passage to the South Shetlands
0630 Early bird snacks available in the Explorer Lounge
0915 Antarctic Peninsula - Plate Tectonics & Volcanoes. Join Chris Edwards in the
lecture hall for an insight into the geology of the
1030 Zodiac and IAATO Briefing (followed by a Penguin Island briefing)
Join your Expedition Leader, Stephen Anstee, in the Lecture Hall for an introduction
to Explorer zodiac operations & the tourism
guidelines and an overview of our trip. Your attendance is mandatory!
1145 Pinnipeds… Shannon introduces us to some of the Pinnipeds we may and shares
some of her insights into the research currently
1230 Lunch buffet available in the Dining Room
1400 Cracking Antarctic Photogaphy. For a few basic hints and tips on how to make
better photographs, join Chris Dolder in the Lecture
Expedition afternoon: Please listen to announcements as we head for Penguin Island
1500 Please pay your local payment and final surcharge at reception. Also, if you’re
intending to pay your shipboard account by credit card,
please bring it with you.
1600 Afternoon tea-time
1930 You’re invited to the Explorer Lounge for the Captain’s Cocktails.
2000 Captain’s Welcome Dinner is served in the Dining Room.
Tuesday 6 February 2007, Antarctic Sound, tip of the Antarctic Peninsula
Early this morning we will be cruising along Antarctic Sound - renowned for its large
tabular bergs - be out on deck to enjoy the scenery and early morning light!
For the keen beans amongst us, sunrise will be at 0428, so if you only do it once
this trip, you can join Sonja on deck to hopefully enjoy a memorable morning.
0600 Snacks for the early risers in the Explorer Lounge
0700 Breakfast buffet available for one hour
0800 Briefing: Devil Island - in the Lecture Hall. Devil Island - Weddell Sea
0845 Zodiacs ashore for Team Amundsen
0900 Zodiacs ashore for Team Shackleton
1130 Last zodiac back to Explorer
1230 Lunch will be served in the dining room
1345 Briefing: Brown Bluff - in the Lecture Hall. Brown Bluff - Antarctic Continent
1430 Zodiacs ashore for Team Shackleton
1445 Zodiacs ashore for Team Amundsen
1700 Last zodiac back to Explorer
1900 Join the Expedition Team in the Explorer Lounge for a recap on today and for
an insight into our plans for tomorrow.
1930 Dinner is served
2100 Entertainment: ‘Call My Antarctic Bluff’
Do you think you’re good enough to sniff out the bluffers from our expert
panel who will test your grasp of Antarctic terminology? Join
the expedition team in the Explorer Lounge for a chance to win major prizes!
Wednesday 7 February 2007, Gerlache Strait, Neumeyer Channel, Port Lockroy & Jougla
0700 Early riser snacks in the Lecture Hall
0800 Enjoy breakfast in the Dining Room
Make sure you’re out on deck to soak up the fresh air, scenery and the chance to
see whales as we cruise down the Gerlache Strait and Neumeyer Channel. Be prepared
to board zodiacs for a cruise.
1230 Lunch Buffet is available in the Dining Room
1800 Briefing: Port Lockroy. Join Stephen and the Manager of Port Lockroy in the
Lecture Hall more about this historic base.
1830 Dinner is served. Port Lockroy (British Base ‘A’) & Jougla Point
1930 Zodiacs ashore to Port Lockroy - First Group
1945 Zodiacs ashore to Jougla Point - Second Group
2030 Start team rotation between Port Lockroy & Jougla Point
2130 Shuttle back to ship begins
2145 Last Zodiac
2145 Warm up with dessert back on board
Thursday 8 February 2007, Lemaire Channel, Pleneau Island, Danco Island
0600 Early riser snacks in the Explorer Lounge
0730 Be on deck as we transit the Lemaire Channel
0800 Breakfast is available in the Dining Room
0915 Zodiacs leave the ship -Team Shackleton
0930 Zodiacs leave the ship -Team Amundsen
Be sure to be on deck as we return from our most southerly latitude, steaming
north through the beautiful Lemaire Channel!
1230 Lunch buffet is available in the dining room.
We plan to visit Danco Island, mid-way through the spectacular Errera Channel. Please
listen for announcements.
1900 Join the expedition staff for a recap in the Explorer Lounge.
1930 Dinner is served in the dining room.
2100 Entertainment: Monster Antarctic Quiz
So you think you’re good? Join in the Antarctic Quiz in the Explorer Lounge to pit
your wits against the Question Master for more absurdly
extravagant prizes. All seats will be equipped with seat-belts…
Friday 9 February 2007, Deception Island, Half Moon Island
0630 Be on deck as we enter Deception Island through Neptune’s Bellows
0700 Breakfast is available in the Dining Room
0800 Briefing: Join Stephen in the Explorer Lounge to hear the big game plan…
Whalers Bay, Deception Island. Become a fully-fledged member of the South
Shetland Swim Team! Fearless swimmers (Speedos
preferred, Bermuda Shorts frowned upon) are encouraged to swim a few lengths
of Port Foster from the beaches of Whalers Bay.
0830 Zodiacs ashore - Team Amundsen
0915 Zodiacs ashore - Team Shackleton
1130 Last Zodiac (swimmers make their own way to the ship)
1230 Lunch will be served in the Dining Room
EXPEDITION AFTERNOON - THE LAST LANDING
Weather dependent we plan to visit Half Moon Island in the South Shetlands to chill
with the Chinnies in a last tear-jerking landing. Please listen for announcements.
Remember folks - it’s the last two furious days of retail madness in the Explorer
Shop no pushing, shoving or biting… Shop opens after Half Moon Island.
1900 Join the Expedition Team in the Explorer Lounge for a recap of the day
2100 DVD: “Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure” (41 mins). Sit back and enjoy the dramatic
film that recounts the events of the Imperial
Trans-Antarctic Expedition (originally created for IMAX)
Saturday 10 February 2007, The Drake Passage
0700 Early bird snacks
0800 Breakfast buffet
0915 Penguins - a Retrospective. Chris Cutler (a.k.a. Swiss Tony) reminisces over
the past few days to relive our best penguin moments.
Bonus memories may include other feathered friends…
1100 Ice is Nice. Join Chris Edwards in the Lecture Hall for an inside line on all
that white stuff.
1500 Cetaceans. Shannon welcomes you to her world… (that’s right folks - fasten those
seatbelts) to learn more about whales we might see
as we cross the Drake.
1700 Hell Served for Breakfast. Christopher Gilbert unveils the harsh true story
of Shackleton’s lost men - the Ross Sea Party of the Imperial
1900 Join the Expedition Team in the Explorer Lounge for a recap of the day.
1930 Dinner is served in the Dining Room.
2115 DVD: Around Cape Horn (roughly an hour-ish). Follow the Peking, a five-masted
sailing ship rounding the Horn in 1929 original footage
and enthralling commentary… just to warm us up for our shot.
Please note that the last time to put your laundry out is noon today.
Sunday 11 February 2007, The Drake Passage and Cape Horn
Be on deck to see the infamous Cape Horn.
0800 Breakfast buffet available
0915 Long-line Fishing - Short-lived Birds. Chris Cutler will share the story of
the albatrosses’ struggle for survival against long-line fisheries
and what’s being done to try and save these beautiful birds.
1100 My Life with Dogs. Join Chris Edwards in the Lecture Hall as he shares his personal
experiences of working with huskies in the 1970s
as part of the British Antarctic Survey.
1230 Lunch buffet
1345 Expedition Final Recap & Disembarkation Briefing. Please join your expedition
team in the lecture hall for a lively recap of the
highlights of our southern ocean expedition. In memories we are rich…
1600 Time for afternoon tea!
1700 Mawson & A Penguin Egg. Re-live the stories of two different expeditions to
the White Continent and their shocking fight for survival in
the early years of the 20th Century with Christopher Gilbert in the Lecture
1830 Please join Captain Utbolt and his Officers in the Explorer lounge for Farewell
1845 Auction and raffle in the Explorer Lounge for Saving the Albatross !!
Don't miss the opportunity to bid on the Captain's chart, our expedition
flag and more at this evening's recap in the Explorer lounge.
Monies raised go to support the Save the Albatross Campaign.
2100 DVD: March of the Penguins - an all time classic…
Monday 12 February 2007, Ushuaia
Please ensure that your luggage (EXCLUDING carry-on luggage) is placed outside your
cabin before breakfast so that it can be transferred to the dock.
ORANGE – Noble Caledonia Passengers
GREEN – Djoser Passengers
BLUE – End of wharf and/or storing luggage
YELLOW - GAP Package Passengers
RED - Passengers to Hotels/Hostels
0700 Breakfast buffet in the Dining Room
0800 Buses depart for respective destinations.
Please ensure that you have all your hand luggage and that you have returned all
our library books! Many thanks.
On Behalf of GAP Adventures and the Explorer Team, we thank you for joining us on
this fantastic expedition to the Antarctic.
Have a safe journey home, and we hope to see you onboard the Little Red Ship again
some time soon!
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