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About

AIR-CRUISE | Featuring the M/V Ocean Nova & Aircraft BAE-146 Punta Arenas, Chile to Antarctica

Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, ANTARCTICA XXI invites you to join a truly unique experience that takes you to the continent of Antarctica – one of the most remote places on earth – the coldest, highest, windiest, driest and most inhospitable. This is truly an adventure of great magnitude. On this voyage you fly to King George Island in a high wing aircraft the BAE-146 before sailing the M/V Ocean Nova, a modern vessel with the capacity to accommodate 68 passengers in comfortable outside single, twin and triple cabins, all with private facilities. In addition to a glass enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, a spacious dining room, bar and library, the M/V Ocean Nova has an infirmary and an exercise room. See this amazing continent come to life in ways you’ve never imagined.

Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cross the Drake Passage on a 2 hour flight – versus – 2 days of oceanic sailing
  • 4 Star Boutique Discovery Journey
  • Official language on board is English
  • Ice class modern vessel – safe and comfortable, ideal for polar cruising
  • Active voyage rich in daily activities such as landings, zodiac cruising and lectures
  • Full board with open bar – excellent international cuisine. All drinks (wines, spirits, etc.) are included
  • All-inclusive package – no extra charges or surcharges. (Tips and personal expenses are not included)

Itinerary

ITINERARY

DAY 1 | PUNTA ARENAS
Arrive in the city of Punta Arenas; meeting by ANTARCTICA XXI staff and transfer to the Hotel Rey Don Felipe. In the afternoon, meet your fellow travelers and receive instructions and guidelines to follow on your trip to Antarctica and procedures for Zodiac boat embarkation and disembarkation. Later, you will be invited to gather for a welcome dinner together with your expedition mates and you will have the chance to enjoy a typical Magellan menu. (D)

DAY 2 | SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS | EMBARKATION
Our Antarctic adventure begins with a 1-1/2 hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island (South Shetland Islands). Upon arrival, tour the area where the Frei Chilean Base and the Bellingshausen Russian Base are located. Then, gather on the beach at Fildes Bay; embark on Zodiac boats that takes us to the expedition vessel. (B, L, D)

DAY 3 to 6 | CRUISING THE WESTERN COAST OF THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the Western Coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Sail along ice-filled fjords and between spectacular icebergs while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Our journey southwards will include visits to some of the most magnificent spots in the white continent, such as: Livingston Island, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Cuverville and Deception Islands amongst others. Our adventure will be very active, with several daily landings and cruises in Zodiac boats, lectures and a very enjoyable time on board. (B, L, D)

DAY 7 | DISEMBARKATION | PUNTA ARENAS
The ship returns to King George Island for disembarkation and your flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night (B)

DAY 8 | PUNTA ARENAS
Morning breakfast, then transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your departure flights. (B)

(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner

Cruise Prices Per Person

8 Days | 7 Nights
2016 ~ Dec 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27 2017 ~ Jan 17, 22, 27 | Feb 8, 13
Fixed DeparturesTwin Triple Dedicated Single Cabin
Starting From:$11,325 $10,295 $15,960

Features: All Transfers, Touring, Sightseeing via Shared Services and Bilingual Guide. One complimentary hotel night upon request in Punta Arenas on the day of return from Antarctica. Full board including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during the ship cruise.
Note: The above itinerary is to be used as a guide only. The exact route and program will vary to best take advantage of local weather, ice conditions and wildlife viewing. Changes will be made by the Captain and/or Expedition Leader to facilitate the best results from the prevailing conditions. A daily program sheet will be issued on board.
Children are admitted from the age of 8 years old, accompanied by an adult. A 5% discount on the rate per person is offered for children up to 12 years of age. Accommodations, meals excursions, and transfers other than those included in the Travel Program and the Contingency Plan, personal insurances, personal services, visa or personal are not included

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