The distinguished 114-guest Corinthian II offers a classic yacht-like atmosphere and deluxe accommodations for expeditions to Antarctica. Originally built in 1992 and refurbished in 2004, this luxury cruise ship provides fine service and Five-Star amenities. Corinthian II accommodates all guests in 57 outside suites. Each suite has ocean views and is elegantly designed with a sitting area, TV, mini-refrigerator, safe, and other amenities, as well as a marble bathroom. Several suites include private balconies accessed via sliding glass doors. Spacious and finely-decorated public areas include: a library stocked with books related to the itinerary and other volumes, and two computer terminals for e-mail access; an elegant lounge; and The Club, a gathering area for convivial relaxation, with picture windows for panoramic views.

The restaurant, serving fine cuisine prepared by European chefs, accommodates all guests at a single unassigned seating. The ship also includes a gym, beauty salon, a sun deck with Jacuzzi, and an outdoor café and bar, where meals may be served al fresco. Corinthian II is served by 70 experienced European officers and crew. Corinthian II is ice-strengthened for voyages into Antarctic waters, and is equipped with a fleet of Zodiac inflatable craft for forays ashore.

Comforts and Extras INCLUDED

On most departures the following applies. There may be some variation depending upon embarkation city:

• One night hotel stay at the Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Hotel in Buenos Aires.
• Round-trip group flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
• Full program of excursions as described in the accompanying itinerary
• Welcome and farewell receptions aboard ship, hosted by the captain
• Open Bar
• Physician aboard ship (easy link-up with a medical assistance service in the U.S.)
• Educational program of lectures and discussions with accompanying guest lecturers and onboard naturalist guides
• Expedition parka, complete pre-departure materials, and detailed cruise log
• Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated program departure and arrival dates
• Embarkation taxes and port dues
• Gratuities to porters, guides, and drivers