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Antarctica XXI:

Classic Air Cruise (6 nights)

classic air cruiseJumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, ANTARCTICA XXI invites you to a unique experience that will take you to one of the most remote places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable continent ‐ Antarctica.

Classic Air Cruise Itinerary

flight to antarcticaDay 1
Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, where you are welcomed by ANTARCTICA XXI staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a briefing that provides important information about your 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.

Day 2
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.

wildlife Days 3 to 6
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.

penguins 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.

Day 7
Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. The program ends upon arrival at the airport in Punta Arenas.


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2013/14 Rates

rate in US Dollars rate in US Dollars rate in US Dollars
Category Low Season Shoulder Season High Season
Single 14,900 15,995 17,995
Twin 10,800 11,395 12,495
Triple 9,700 9,995 10,895


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* Rates and cruise itinerary are subject to change. Canadian Dollar rates are subject to change according to the daily exchange rate at the time of payment.

What’s Included in this Antarctica Cruise Package:

Transfer airport – hotel • 1 night lodging in Punta Arenas , breakfast included • Welcome Dinner • Flight Punta Arenas - King George Island - Punta Arenas • Sea voyage and lodging on board ship, in accordance with cabin chosen • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks) • Shore excursions • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica • Conferences and shipboard entertainment • Transfer airport - city

What’s Not Included in this Antarctica Cruise Package:

Visa and/or Passport expenses • Arrival and departure taxes • Lodging and meals other than those offered in the program • Personal insurance • Excess baggage charge • Additional expenses, such as: laundry service, telephone calls, use of Internet or other means of communication, etc. • Gratuities

Pre & Post Cruise Options

We can assist with more than just your Antarctica cruise arrangements, for hotels and tours in Chile check out our tour options or ask us to customize your tour.

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