Island Sky

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Cruise line
Noble Caledonia (Small Cruise Lines)

Current cruise:
12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Valletta to Istanbul
25 May, 2017 - 07 Jun, 2017

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Island Sky Review and Specifications

Specifications of Island Sky

Year built 1992  /  Age : 25
Flag state Bahamas
Builder Nuovi Cantieri Apuania SpA (Carrara, Italy)
Class ice-strengthened expedition ship
Owner Noble Caledonia
Speed 17 kn / 31 kph / 20 mph
Length (LOA) 90 m / 295 ft
Beam (width) 15 m / 49 ft
Gross Tonnage 4200 gt
Passengers 114 - 118
Crew 75
Passengers-to-space ratio 36
Decks 5
Cabins 57
Decks with cabins 5
Last Refurbishment 2013
Former names Renaissance VIII (Renaissance Cruises)

Review of Island Sky

MS Island Sky cruise ship belongs to the fleet of Noble Caledonia, together with MS Caledonian Sky and MS Hebridean Sky. The vessel was originally built for the now defunct Renaissance Cruises (as "Renaissance VIII") and was launched in 1992.Island Sky cruise ship

History - construction & ownership

The 4,200-ton, 114-passenger cruise ship Island Sky was under construction at the same time and in the same Italian yard as the other ship of Noble Caledonia, ms Caledonian Sky. In 2012, APT bought nearly 50% strategic stake in Noble Caledonia, retaining control of ms Island Sky. The vessel offers to its passengers wine at lunch and dinner, a high-brow guest speaker programme and in-depth excursions included in the price of the ticket.  

Cruise itinerary program

Island Sky itinerary program is based on Suez Canal cruises from Aqaba, Jordan. The ship also operates on Mediterranean voyages from Venice, Italy.

Cabins

Island Sky is a spacious, yet intimate, all-suite expedition vessel. All 57 suites boast an ocean view and offer en suite bathroom, a sitting room, flat screen TV, dressing table and spacious wardrobes. 23 of the suites have private balconies.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

With a maximum of just over 100 guests and only one sitting, the cuisine onboard Island Sky is of consistent superior quality. Where possible, the chefs obtain local produce or buy the catch of the day from passing fishing boats. Pre-dinner canapes and afternoon tea take place every day in either the lounge or out on the Lido Deck.

When dining, guests are able to choose their seating arrangements, whether that be joining a table of 4 to 6 other passengers outside on the Lido Deck or whether enjoying meals in the à la carte restaurant. Those travelling alone are seated with other like minded travelers. In the main stylish dining room, breakfast is buffet-style, with certain items cooked to order. Lunch and dinner are an à la carte 5-course affair. A selection of wines are included with both meals to further enhance dining experience.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Refurbished in 2010, the beautifully designed public spaces of Island Sky include a large lounge with piano, stylish bar, sun deck, enclosed panoramic viewing deck, library, spa pool and small gym. The ship carries a fleet of Zodiacs, available for accessing remote shores and islands and equipped to offer scuba diving. Guests would find cruising on board this ship peaceful and relaxing. There is more, passengers could also enjoy endless entertainment and high quality service. MS Island Sky offers calm atmosphere and comfort.

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Island Sky Itineraries 2017

The below listed Island Sky cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Chennai cruise port

26 March 2017 11 nights / 12 days, one-way from Chennai to Mumbai
Prices starting
from $10492
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27 Mar      Departing from Chennai, Madras, India   
28 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     At Sea   
29 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     Trincomalee, Sri Lanka   
30 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     Hambantota, Sri Lanka   
31 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     Galle, Sri Lanka   
01 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Colombo, Sri Lanka   
02 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Trivandrum, India   
03 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Cochin, India   
04 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Cochin, India   
05 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Mangalore, India   
06 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Mormugao, Goa, India   
07 Apr      Arriving in Mumbai, Bombay, India   
Piraeus cruise port

22 April 2017 11 nights / 12 days, one-way from Piraeus to Naples
Prices starting
from $7942
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23 Apr      Departing from Piraeus, Athens, Greece   
24 Apr     Heraklion, Crete, Greece   
25 Apr     Rethymno, Crete, Greece   
26 Apr     Kalamata, Greece   
27 Apr     Cephalonia Island, Argostoli, Greece   
28 Apr     Corfu Island, Greece   
29 Apr     Otranto, Italy   
30 Apr     Catania, Sicily, Italy   
01 May     Siracusa, Sicily, Italy   
02 May     Stromboli Island, Italy   
03 May - 04 May     Naples, Italy (Overnight)   
04 May      Arriving in Naples, Italy   
Naples cruise port

03 May 2017 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Naples to Valletta
Prices starting
from $6742
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04 May      Departing from Naples, Italy   
05 May     Agropoli, Italy   
06 May     Giardini-Naxos, Sicily, Italy   
07 May     Palermo, Sicily, Italy   
08 May     Trapani, Sicily, Italy   
09 May     Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy   
10 May     Licata, Sicily, Italy   
11 May     Pozzallo, Sicily, Italy   
12 May     Siracusa, Sicily, Italy   
13 May     Valletta, Malta   
14 May      Arriving in Valletta, Malta   
Valletta cruise port

13 May 2017 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Valletta to Istanbul
Prices starting
from $7792
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14 May      Departing from Valletta, Malta   
15 May     Pozzallo, Sicily, Italy   
16 May     Licata, Sicily, Italy   
17 May     Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy   
18 May     Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy   
19 May     Trapani, Sicily, Italy   
20 May     Palermo, Sicily, Italy   
21 May     Lipari Island, Italy   
22 May     Catania, Sicily, Italy   
23 May     Siracusa, Sicily, Italy   
24 May     Gozo Island, Malta   
25 May     Valletta, Malta   
26 May      Arriving in Istanbul, Turkey   
Valletta cruise port

25 May 2017 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Valletta to Istanbul
Prices starting
from $7792
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26 May      Departing from Valletta, Malta   
27 May     Crotone, Italy   
28 May     Otranto, Italy   
29 May     Kotor, Montenegro   
30 May     Kotor, Montenegro   
31 May     Vlore, Albania   
01 Jun     Sarande, Albania   
02 Jun     Itea, Greece   
02 Jun     Corinth Canal, Greece   
03 Jun     Nafplio, Greece   
04 Jun     Sifnos Island, Greece   
05 Jun     Chios Island, Greece   
06 Jun     Lemnos Island, Greece   
07 Jun      Arriving in Istanbul, Turkey   
Istanbul cruise port

06 June 2017 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip Circumnavigation of the Black Sea
Prices starting
from $9142
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07 Jun      Departing from Istanbul, Turkey   
08 Jun     Istanbul, Turkey   
09 Jun     Bartin, Turkey   
10 Jun     Sinop, Turkey   
11 Jun     Trabzon, Turkey   
12 Jun     Batumi, Georgia   
13 Jun     Sochi, Russia   
14 Jun     At Sea   
15 Jun - 16 Jun     Odessa, Ukraine (Overnight)   
16 Jun     Odessa, Ukraine   
17 Jun     Constanta, Romania   
18 Jun     Nessebar, Bulgaria   
19 Jun      Arriving in Istanbul, Turkey   
London Tilbury cruise port

16 July 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Tilbury to Stockholm
Prices starting
from $13492
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17 Jul      Departing from London Tilbury, England   
18 Jul     At Sea   
19 Jul     List auf Sylt, Sylt Island, Germany   
20 Jul     Kiel Canal, Germany (Transit)   
21 Jul     Ronne, Bornholm Island, Denmark   
22 Jul     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
23 Jul     Klaipeda, Lithuania   
24 Jul     Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden   
25 Jul     Riga, Latvia   
26 Jul     Tallinn, Estonia   
27 Jul - 28 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Overnight)   
28 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
29 Jul     Helsinki, Finland   
30 Jul     Turku, Finland   
31 Jul      Arriving in Stockholm, Sweden   
Barcelona cruise port

27 September 2017 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Seville
Prices starting
from $7478
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28 Sep      Departing from Barcelona, Spain   
29 Sep     Palamos, Spain   
30 Sep     Tarragona, Costa Daurada, Spain   
01 Oct     Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   
02 Oct     Cartagena, Spain   
03 Oct     Motril, Spain   
04 Oct     Gibraltar, UK   
05 Oct     Cadiz, Spain   
06 Oct - 07 Oct     Seville, Spain (Overnight)   
07 Oct      Arriving in Seville, Spain   
Falkland Islands cruise port

12 November 2017 20 nights / 21 days, one-way from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $15742
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13 Nov      Departing from Puerto Madryn, Argentina   
14 Nov - 15 Nov     At Sea   
16 Nov - 17 Nov     Falkland Islands (Overnight)   
17 Nov     Falkland Islands   
18 Nov - 19 Nov     At Sea   
20 Nov     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
21 Nov     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
22 Nov     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
23 Nov - 24 Nov     At Sea   
25 Nov     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
26 Nov     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
27 Nov     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
28 Nov     South Shetland Islands, Antarctica   
29 Nov     South Shetland Islands, Antarctica   
30 Nov     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
01 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
02 Dec     Ushuaia, Argentina   
03 Dec      Arriving in Buenos Aires (flight)   
Antarctic Peninsula cruise port

12 December 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
fly-cruise (Punta Arenas)
Prices starting
from $16725
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13 Dec      Departing from Punta Arenas (flight)   
13 Dec      Departing from King George Island, Antarctica   
14 Dec     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
14 Dec     Petermann Island, Antarctica   
15 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
16 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
17 Dec     South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)   
18 Dec     King George Island, Antarctica   
18 Dec      Arriving in Punta Arenas (flight)   
Antarctic Peninsula cruise port

17 December 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
fly-cruise (Punta Arenas)
Prices starting
from $16725
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18 Dec      Departing from Punta Arenas (flight)   
18 Dec      Departing from King George Island, Antarctica   
19 Dec     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
19 Dec     Petermann Island, Antarctica   
20 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
21 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
22 Dec     South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)   
23 Dec     King George Island, Antarctica   
23 Dec      Arriving in Punta Arenas (flight)   
Antarctic Peninsula cruise port

22 December 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
fly-cruise (Punta Arenas)
Prices starting
from $16725
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23 Dec      Departing from Punta Arenas (flight)   
23 Dec      Departing from King George Island, Antarctica   
24 Dec     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
24 Dec     Petermann Island, Antarctica   
25 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
26 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
27 Dec     South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)   
28 Dec     King George Island, Antarctica   
28 Dec      Arriving in Punta Arenas (flight)   
Ushuaia cruise port

29 December 2017 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Antarctic Explorer
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $13610
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30 Dec      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
30 Dec      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
31 Dec - 01 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
02 Jan     South Shetland Islands, Antarctica   
03 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
04 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
05 Jan - 06 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
07 Jan     Ushuaia, Argentina   
07 Jan      Arriving in Buenos Aires (flight)   

Island Sky Itineraries 2018

The below listed Island Sky cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Antarctic Peninsula cruise port

05 February 2018 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
fly-cruise (Punta Arenas)
Prices starting
from $13494
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06 Feb      Departing from Punta Arenas (flight)   
06 Feb      Departing from King George Island, Antarctica   
07 Feb     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
07 Feb     Petermann Island, Antarctica   
08 Feb     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
09 Feb     South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)   
10 Feb     King George Island, Antarctica   
10 Feb      Arriving in Punta Arenas (flight)   
Antarctic Peninsula cruise port

09 February 2018 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
fly-cruise (Punta Arenas)
Prices starting
from $13494
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10 Feb      Departing from Punta Arenas (flight)   
10 Feb      Departing from King George Island, Antarctica   
11 Feb     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
11 Feb     Petermann Island, Antarctica   
12 Feb     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
13 Feb     South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)   
14 Feb     King George Island, Antarctica   
14 Feb      Arriving in Punta Arenas (flight)   
Antarctic Peninsula cruise port

13 February 2018 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
fly-cruise (Punta Arenas)
Prices starting
from $13494
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14 Feb      Departing from Punta Arenas (flight)   
14 Feb      Departing from King George Island, Antarctica   
15 Feb     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
15 Feb     Petermann Island, Antarctica   
16 Feb     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
17 Feb     South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)   
18 Feb     King George Island, Antarctica   
18 Feb      Arriving in Punta Arenas (flight)   
Antarctic Peninsula cruise port

17 February 2018 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
fly-cruise (Punta Arenas)
Prices starting
from $13494
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18 Feb      Departing from Punta Arenas (flight)   
18 Feb      Departing from King George Island, Antarctica   
19 Feb     Pleneau Island, Antarctica   
19 Feb     Petermann Island, Antarctica   
20 Feb     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
21 Feb     South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)   
22 Feb     King George Island, Antarctica   
22 Feb      Arriving in Punta Arenas (flight)   
Ushuaia cruise port

23 February 2018 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Antarctic Explorer
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $13610
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24 Feb      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
24 Feb      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
25 Feb - 26 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
27 Feb     South Shetland Islands, Antarctica   
28 Feb     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
01 Mar     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
02 Mar - 03 Mar     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
04 Mar     Ushuaia, Argentina   
04 Mar      Arriving in Buenos Aires (flight)   
Ushuaia cruise port

03 March 2018 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Antarctic Explorer
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $13610
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04 Mar      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
04 Mar      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
05 Mar - 06 Mar     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
07 Mar     South Shetland Islands, Antarctica   
08 Mar     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
09 Mar     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
10 Mar - 11 Mar     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
12 Mar     Ushuaia, Argentina   
12 Mar      Arriving in Buenos Aires (flight)   
Mindelo cruise port

29 March 2018 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Island Hopping in Cape Verde
Prices starting
from $7342
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30 Mar      Departing from Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde   
31 Mar     Maio Island, Cape Verde   
01 Apr     Sal Island, Palmeira, Cape Verde   
02 Apr     Sao Nicolau Island, Tarrafal, Cape Verde   
03 Apr     Santo Antao Island, Porto Novo, Cape Verde   
04 Apr - 05 Apr     Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde (Overnight)   
05 Apr     Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde   
06 Apr     Fogo Island, Sao Filipe, Cape Verde   
07 Apr     Brava Island, Furna, Cape Verde   
08 Apr - 09 Apr     Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde (Overnight)   
09 Apr      Arriving in Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde   
Naples cruise port

01 May 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Naples to Barcelona
Prices starting
from $8842
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02 May      Departing from Naples, Italy   
03 May     Naples, Italy   
03 May     Ischia Island, Italy   
04 May     Amalfi, Italy   
05 May     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
06 May     Portoferraio, Elba, Italy   
07 May     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
08 May     Calvi, Corsica, France   
09 May     San Remo, Italy   
10 May     Menton, France   
11 May     Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, France   
12 May     Toulon, France Riviera   
13 May     Cassis, France Riviera   
14 May     Sete, France   
15 May     Palamos, Spain   
16 May      Arriving in Barcelona, Spain   
Copenhagen cruise port

29 August 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm
Prices starting
from $8092
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30 Aug      Departing from Copenhagen, Denmark   
31 Aug     Ronne, Bornholm Island, Denmark   
01 Sep     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
02 Sep     Klaipeda, Lithuania   
03 Sep     Riga, Latvia   
04 Sep     Saaremaa Island, Kuressaare, Estonia   
05 Sep     Tallinn, Estonia   
06 Sep - 07 Sep     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Overnight)   
07 Sep - 08 Sep     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Overnight)   
08 Sep     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
09 Sep     Helsinki, Finland   
10 Sep - 11 Sep     Stockholm, Sweden (Overnight)   
11 Sep      Arriving in Stockholm, Sweden   
Stockholm cruise port

10 September 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Stockholm to Dover
Prices starting
from $8842
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11 Sep      Departing from Stockholm, Sweden   
12 Sep     Stockholm, Sweden   
13 Sep     Helsinki, Finland   
14 Sep - 15 Sep     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Overnight)   
15 Sep     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
16 Sep     Tallinn, Estonia   
17 Sep     Saaremaa Island, Kuressaare, Estonia   
18 Sep     Riga, Latvia   
19 Sep     Klaipeda, Lithuania   
20 Sep     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
21 Sep     Ronne, Bornholm Island, Denmark   
22 Sep     Wismar, Germany   
23 Sep     Kiel Canal, Germany (Transit)   
24 Sep     Harlingen, Holland   
25 Sep      Arriving in Dover, England   
Falkland Islands cruise port

12 November 2018 20 nights / 21 days, one-way from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $15742
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13 Nov      Departing from Puerto Madryn, Argentina   
14 Nov - 15 Nov     At Sea   
16 Nov - 17 Nov     Falkland Islands (Overnight)   
17 Nov     Falkland Islands   
18 Nov - 19 Nov     At Sea   
20 Nov     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
21 Nov     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
22 Nov     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
23 Nov - 24 Nov     At Sea   
25 Nov     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
26 Nov     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
27 Nov     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
28 Nov     South Shetland Islands, Antarctica   
29 Nov     South Shetland Islands, Antarctica   
30 Nov     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
01 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
02 Dec     Ushuaia, Argentina   
03 Dec      Arriving in Buenos Aires (flight)