The program includes flying to and from Antarctica by air, and cruising by ship along the Antarctic Peninsula. Round-trip flights from Punta Arenas eliminates the time-consuming, and often rough, ship crossing of the Drake Passage, thereby making the most of your time in Antarctica.
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, this cruise takes you to one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and remotest continent - Antarctica.
Upon arrival at the Punta Arenas Airport, you are welcomed by cruise staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a briefing that provides important about your upcoming voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu.
All meals and guided excursions are included.
Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.
Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable vessel. She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, and her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica. Ocean Nova has capacity for 68 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins, all with private facilities, including dedicated single, twin and triple cabins.
Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular vistas from the glass-enclosed lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests. No journey is the same as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places.
Antarctic cruise with daily guided excursions.
Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. Transfer to a Punta Arenas hotel. Overnight (dinner on your own tonight).
Hotel pickup and transfer to the Punta Arenas Airport.
|Price from||$11,895.00 per person, based on double occupancy|