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Clipper Cruise Lines

Clipper Cruise Lines, of St. Louis, Missouri, plans to conduct 7 cruises to the Antarctic during the 2004-2005 season using the M/V Clipper Adventurer.

M/V Clipper Adventurer

The vessel was built in 1975 and rebuilt in 2002. The call letters are C6PG6. The Clipper Adventurer is 100 meters in length, 16.24 meters in breadth, has a 4.65 meter draft and displacement of 4,364 tons. The vessel has an average cruising speed of 14.5 knots. The vessel is classified by the Lloyd’s Register as a 100 A1 Ice Class 1A Passenger Ship LMC. The Clipper Adventurer carries four 50-person life boats and three 25-person life rafts, in addition to ten 15-person Mark V heavy-duty zodiacs. Approximately 122 passengers and 80 crewmembers will be onboard for each cruise.

ITINERARY: Sites visited may vary depending on weather and ice conditions as well as length of cruise, and may include South Orkney Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Paulet Island, Brown Bluff, Deception Island, Elephant Island, Paradise Bay, Neko Harbor, Lemaire Channel, Petermann Island, Aitcho Islands, Penguin Island, Turrret Point,, Cuverville Island, Pléneau Island, Hannah Point, Port Lockroy, Neumayer Channel, Vernadsky Research Station, and Galindez Island.

Schedules for each of the cruises follows:

  1. Depart Ushuaia December 1, 2004, arrive Ushuaia December 12 (in Treaty area December 3 - 9);
  2. Depart Ushuaia December 12, arrive Stanley December 23 (in Treaty area December 15 - 19);
  3. Depart Stanley December 23, arrive Ushuaia January 7, 2005 (in Treaty area December 28, 2004 - January 4, 2005);
  4. Depart Ushuaia January 7, arrive Stanley January 24 (in Treaty area January 10 - 16); Sub-chartered by Zegrahm Expeditions of Seattle, Washington.;
  5. Depart Stanley January 24, arrive Ushuaia February 4 (in Treaty area January 28 - February 1);
  6. Depart Ushuaia February 4, arrive Stanley February 15 (in Treaty area February 7 - 11);
  7. Depart Stanley February 15, arrive Ushuaia February 26 (in Treaty area February 19 - 23).