Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle All Inclusive (with Santiago and Punta Arenas flights)

Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle All Inclusive (with Santiago and Punta Arenas flights)

» Antarctica

» Feb 12 2018Feb 22 2018 (11 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: King George Island, Antarctica

» DISEMBARKATION: King George Island, Antarctica

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Experience the fastest, most direct way to Antarctica

  • Fly over the Drake Passage

  • Marvel at all the Antarctic Peninsula highlights, including crossing the Antarctic Circle

  • Take advantage of such inclusions as domestic flights, gratuities, and drinks aboard our all-suites ship, the Island Sky

  • Enjoy on-board lectures and educational presentations from polar specialists

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Santiago and Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Day 2 – Embarkation day
  • Days 3 to 5 – Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
  • Days 6 and 7 – Antarctic Circle
  • Days 8 and 9 – Northbound Along the Peninsula
  • Day 10 – Disembarkation and fly to Punta Arenas
  • Day 11 – Depart Punta Arenas

You may go in search of whales and find yourself bearing witness to a glacier calving.

SHIP

Island Sky

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Stand-up paddleboarding

ACTIVITIES

A short, comfortable flight from Punta Arenas, Chile, to King George Island in Antarctica has you with boots on the ground in no time, overtaken by the sheer magnitude of the 7th Continent. Fully immersed in the Antarctic environment, you’ll experience a roller coaster of emotions, from excitement to exquisite solitude to incredible gratitude for the wonder of it all.

You may go in search of whales and find yourself bearing witness to a glacier calving. Or you may plan to climb one more peak for a better vantage point and find yourself in a rookery of curious penguins. Antarctica will leave you in awe, but it won’t leave you unchanged.


CABINS & PRICES

Standard Suite USD 21,295
Superior Suite USD 22,795
Premium Suite USD 24,095
Corner Suite USD 25,795
Deluxe Balcony Suite USD 27,795
Owner’s Balcony Suite USD 31,795

All rates expressed in USD per person sharing

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INCLUDES

  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board
  • Complimentary house wine, beer and spirits on board
  • All shore landings per the daily program
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • An official Quark Expeditions parka to keep
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • A hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • Comprehensive predeparture materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Gratuities for shipboard staff and crew
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
  • Flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas
  • Group transfer in Punta Arenas from the airport to the pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas, with breakfast
  • A briefing dinner on Day 1 in Punta Arenas
  • Pre-expedition group transfer in Punta Arenas from the hotel to the airport
  • Flights to and from Antarctica
  • Post-expedition group transfer in Punta Arenas from the airport to the hotel
  • One night’s post-expedition hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas, with breakfast
  • Group transfer from the Punta Arenas hotel to the airport on the final day of the expedition
  • Flight from Punta Arenas to Santiago

EXCLUDES

  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Optional adventure activities

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