Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition (with Buenos Aires flights)

Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition (with Buenos Aires flights)

» Antarctica

» Feb 27 2018Mar 12 2018 (14 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Ushuaia

» DISEMBARKATION: Ushuaia

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Be one of the few travelers to venture to 66°33′ S

  • Visit historic research stations in Marguerite Bay

  • Witness abundant Antarctic wildlife, including penguins, seals, whales and more

  • Experience western Peninsula highlights and visit iconic landing sites

  • Learn about Antarctica’s geology and wildlife from on-board lecturers and specialists

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Day 2 – Ushuaia, Argentina, and Embarkation
  • Days 3 and 4 – Crossing the Drake Passage
  • Days 5 to 7 – Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
  • Days 8 and 9 – Antarctic Circle
  • Days 10 and 11 – Northbound Along the Peninsula
  • Days 12 and 13 – Crossing the Drake Passage
  • Day 14 – Disembark in Ushuaia and fly to Buenos Aires

Dramatic ice formations will ignite your imagination as you search the landscape for the wildlife that calls it home.

SHIP

Ocean Endeavour

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking
Stand-up paddleboarding

ACTIVITIES

Photography

Explore Buenos Aires and Ushuaia, with a convenient charter flight in between, before embarking on the cruise portion of your once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Not only does this expedition include the most in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula, but it also offers the opportunity to venture farther south across the Antarctic Circle. As you head toward a milestone that few travelers reach, you’ll feel as if you’re in a world without borders, sailing across an endless stretch of sea dotted with ice.

Dramatic ice formations will ignite your imagination as you search the landscape for the wildlife that calls it home. Whether it’s humpback whales alongside the ship, a leopard seal diving beneath your Zodiac, penguins sliding off an iceberg into crystal waters, or a giant petrel soaring above cracking sea ice, you’ll experience a sensory overload in Antarctica like you’ve never felt before.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple USD 8,495
Single USD 13,495
Twin Porthole Cabins USD 13,495

USD 15,295 Plus*

USD 15,295 Plus (2)**

Twin Window Cabins USD 14,495

USD 18,295 Plus*

USD 18,295 Plus (2)**

Upper Deck Twin USD 16,595
Superior Twin USD 17,295
Top Deck Twin USD 17,595
Suites USD 18,995 Junior

USD 19,995 (Owner’s)

All rates per person in USD
*Twice the space of the Twin Porthole or Twin Window, with one bathroom.
**Twice the space of the Twin Porthole or Twin Window, with two bathrooms. Complimentary wine with dinner on Ocean Endeavour.

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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
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person

EXCLUDES

  • Mandatory transfer package*
  • 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
  • Arrival transfer in Buenos Aires on Day 1

*Buenos Aires transfer package includes:

  • One night’s hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires, with breakfast
  • Group transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires
  • Charter flight from the Buenos Aires international airport to Ushuaia, and return
  • Group transfer from the Ushuaia airport to the ship, and return
  • Combined airport transfer and express bus tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park after disembarkation

Package cost: USD 950

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