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Polar Circle Air-Cruise

2019 Departures
January 01, 22
February 18
Prices From$24595 per Person Single
$17495 per Person Double
$14995 per Person Triple
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Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, we invite 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.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Punta Arenas
Meals: Dinner

Our staff welcomes you in Punta Arenas, Chile. Transfer to your hotel and attend a briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local gastronomy as you meet fellow adventurers from around the world.

Passengers should plan to be in Punta Arenas at 3.00pm, at the latest.

Pick-up at the Punta Arenas airport and transfer to the hotel cannot be guaranteed for travellers arriving later than 3.00pm.

 
Day 2     Punta Arenas - King George Island - South Shetland Islands
On Board the Ocean Nova
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

A smooth two-hour flight takes you efficiently from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Your Antarctic adventure begins as you exit the airplane and 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.

 
Days 3 - 8     South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula
On Board the Ocean Nova
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Visit the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, disembarking by Zodiac each day. In small groups, hike to extraordinary sites and take part in exploratory Zodiac excursions to otherwise inaccessible areas. Expert polar guides share their passion for Antarctica through an engaging program of illustrated presentations, and lead you ashore to interpret the wildlife, the history and the many wonders of the Antarctic environment. From the glass-enclosed lounge, enjoy spectacular views while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests over a drink.

The goal of the expedition is to sail far south in the attempt of reaching the Polar Circle. The Expedition Team sets the specific voyage route based on local conditions, and takes advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature. Flexibility will be the key to a successful voyage. Your expedition may include visits to sites such as Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Prospect Point or other magnificent places.

Each voyage is unique and each is crafted to provide the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

 

Back at King George Island, bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight 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.)

 
Day 10     Punta Arenas
Meals: Breakfast

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

 
Price Includes
Airfare to and from St. George Island
Conferences and Shipboard Entertainment
Services of Expedition Guides
Shore Excursions
Loan of Waterproof Boots for the Duration of Cruise
Accommodations in Select Cabin Category
Transfers Per Itinerary
All Meals Shipboard With Drinks
Hotel Accommodation As in Itinerary With Breakfast
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