Flying over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, this cruise takes you to one of the most spectacular and remotest places on earth - Antarctica. Sail to the far south, and be one of the few adventurous travelers to cross the Antarctic Circle.

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Starting from $15,495

Rates & Dates Prices are per person and shown in USD.

TripleTwinSingle
Jan 1, 2022 - Jan 10, 2022$15,495
 
$17,995
 
$24,995
 
Feb 16, 2022 - Feb 25, 2022$15,495
 
$17,995
 
$24,995
 

Itinerary

Day 1: Start of the Air-Cruise

Expedition staff welcomes you in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM. Transfer to your hotel and attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local gastronomy as you meet fellow adventurers from around the world.

Day 2: Scheduled flight to Antarctica

A smooth two-hour flight takes you efficiently from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Your Antarctic adventure begins as you exit the airplane and the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. The 2-km (1.25-mi) walk to the shore, where you board a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel, takes you through Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station.

Day 3-8: Exploring Antarctica

Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. Visit the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, disembarking by Zodiac each day. In small groups, hike to extraordinary sites and take part in exploratory Zodiac excursions to otherwise inaccessible areas. Our expert polar guides share their passion for Antarctica through an engaging program of illustrated presentations, and lead you ashore to interpret the wildlife, the history and the many wonders of the Antarctic environment. From the glass-enclosed lounge, enjoy spectacular views while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests over a drink. The goal of the expedition is to sail far south in the attempt of reaching the Polar Circle. The Expedition Team plans the specific voyage route based on local conditions, and takes advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature. Flexibility will be the key to a successful voyage. Your expedition may include visits to sites such as Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Prospect Point or other magnificent places. Each voyage is unique and each is crafted to provide the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

Day 9: Scheduled return flight from Antarctica

Back at King George Island, bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).

Day 10: End of the Air-Cruise

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Highlights

  • In-depth Antarctic experience – do more, see more
  • Sail farther south to try and reach the Antarctic Circle

Included

  • Group transfers from airport to hotel on Day 1
  • Hotel overnight in Punta Arenas with breakfast at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar, with a welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1
  • Hotel overnight in Punta Arenas with breakfast at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica
  • Group transfers from airport to hotel on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica, and group transfers from hotel to airport on last Day of the Air-Cruise
  • Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program
  • Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes
  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition
  • All guided shore excursions
  • Lectures and entertainment on board
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica
  • IAATO passenger fee

Adventure Options

  • Kayaking: $895
  • Hiking and Snowshoeing: $85 per excursion
 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of expedition cruising, itineraries are subject to change due to weather, ice conditions, natural and cultural events, wildlife viewing opportunities and other logistical considerations. In general, a ship's crew will endeavor to complete the itinerary provided, but the ultimate decision lies with the ship's captain and expedition leaders.

 
 
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