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Antarctica XXI:

Express Air Cruise (4 nights)

express air cruise Jumping 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.

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Express Air Cruise Itinerary

flight to antarcticaDay 1
Start your journey in Ushuaia, Argentina where you board Ocean Nova 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.

Day 2
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.

whalesDay 3
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 glass-enclosed lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent sea birds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica.

penguinsDay 4
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 sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Tanking advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight, exploration will continue well into the evening.

Day 5
Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay and explore the area, such as the Chilean Base Frei and the Russian Base Bellingshausen. Bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas, Chile. The program ends upon arrival at the airport in Punta Arenas.

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2013/14 Rates

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Category Low Season High Season
Single -- 5,995
Twin -- 4,595
Triple -- 3,995

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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.

Departure Dates

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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