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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle (with Punta Arenas flights)

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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle (with Punta Arenas flights)

» Antarctica

» Feb 13 2019Feb 23 2019 (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 optional polar camping along the Peninsula

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

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – 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 in Punta Arenas
  • Day 11 – Depart Punta Arenas

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

SHIP

Ocean Adventurer

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Camping
Kayaking

ACTIVITIES

Ocean Adventurer

Owner´s Suite

Suite

Deluxe

Superior

Main Deck Twin Window

Main Deck Twin Porthole

Lower Deck Twin

Triple

Clipper-club

Dinning Room

Library

Main Lounge

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

Triple
Lower deck
Main deck porthole
Main deck window
Superior
Deluxe
Suite
Owner suite
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INCLUDES

  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks 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
  • All gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
  • 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

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
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Optional adventure activities

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