Antarctica Express Fly Cruise


from$ 6997 AUD



Note: Current p/p indicative rate. Final price may change due to currency fluctuations.

Ship
Ocean Nova
City
Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

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Early Bird Savings on Antarctica Express Air-Cruise

Early Bird Savings on Antarctica Express Air-Cruise


2020-04-09

2020-08-31


Overview

Our Antarctica Express Air-Cruise was designed for travelers looking for a quick and affordable visit to the White Continent. This expedition offers you the chance to visit Cape Horn, cruise the Drake Passage, land in Antarctica, and fly back.

Overview

  • ANTXI
  • 6 Days
  • Ocean Nova

Cruise Itinerary

  • Ushuaia (Argentina)
  • Punta Arenas (Chile)
  • Antarctic Peninsula

Departures


$ 6997 AUD

2 lower/1 upper berths. Cabins located on Upper Deck


$ 8456 AUD

2 lower berths. Cabins located either on Upper or Bridge Deck


$ 10207 AUD

1 lower berth. Cabins located on Upper Deck


$ 6997 AUD

2 lower/1 upper berths. Cabins located on Upper Deck


$ 8456 AUD

2 lower berths. Cabins located either on Upper or Bridge Deck


$ 10207 AUD

1 lower berth. Cabins located on Upper Deck


$ 6997 AUD

150 ft2 – 14 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, 2 lower twin beds and 1 upper bed.


$ 8456 AUD

106 ft2 – 10 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, and 2 lower twin beds.


$ 10207 AUD

87 ft2 – 8 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, single lower bed.


$ 6997 AUD

150 ft2 – 14 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, 2 lower twin beds and 1 upper bed.


$ 8456 AUD

106 ft2 – 10 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, and 2 lower twin beds.


$ 10207 AUD

87 ft2 – 8 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, single lower bed.

Note: Current p/p indicative rate. Final price may change due to currency fluctuations.

Cruise Itinerary

Board your ship at the pier in the afternoon and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Cape Horn.


After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake in full view of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Back on board, set sail towards Antarctica and cross the famous passage named in honour of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.


As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica.


After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Taking advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight, exploration will continue well into the evening


Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay. A 2-km (1.25-mi) walk takes you through Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station to the aircraft. Bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight back 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).


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


Every effort will be made to adhere to the planned program. However, with this type of adventurous travel to Antarctica, changes to the itinerary may occur due to severe and unpredictable weather. We need to emphasize the fact that weather conditions are unpredictable and that safety is always the paramount concern on any Antarctic voyage.


Ocean Nova

Vessel Type: Expedition Length: 73 metres Passenger Capacity:86 Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2005 The ice-strengthened expedition ship Ocean Nova was built in Denmark in 1992 with high ice class to serve Greenland’s west coast. In 2004 to 2005 she was completely refurbished and has now a career as a small and comfortable expedition ship. The Ocean Nova accommodates 86 passengers in single, double and triple cabins, all with sea-view and private facilities. The double cabins have either two lower beds or upper and lower beds. The triple cabins have upper and lower beds. In your cabin you will also find a desk with chair and ample storage space for clothes and equipment. In the dining room you are treated to delicious meals in between landings and in the panorama lounge you can enjoy a drink with a breathtaking view of the surrounding polar landscape. This is where PolarQuest’s on board specialists entertain and educate you with lectures on polar biology, history, geology and conservation. There is also a library with panoramic views and a good selection of polar books. On board there is a satellite phone, gym and medical doctor. Passengers are welcome on the bridge around the clock and there is always something to see or search for from the spacious observation decks. The ship has North European officers and there is a friendly and informal atmosphere on board. Travelling with this small expedition ship offers an entirely different experience and perspective than you can get on a larger and more conventional cruise ship. Ice Class: Ice 1B, E0 (Hull Ice 1A) Some Deck plans may vary, please contact us for more details.

Highlights

• Enjoy a day in Antarctica exploring the landscape. • Enjoy the privilege of seeing penguins, whales, seals, and many species of antarctic birds in their native habitat. • Enjoy a day exploring Antarctica on a Zodiac boat on our most affordable air-cruise. • Fly from Antarctica back to Punta Arenas, Chile, and avoid one crossing of the Drake Passage. • Visit legendary Cape Horn during your Antarctica Express Air-Cruise.

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