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Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica, with South Georgia and Falkland Islands

Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica, with South Georgia and Falkland Islands

» Antarctica

» Nov 25 2021Dec 14 2020 (20 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Ushuaia

» DISEMBARKATION: Ushuaia

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Day 2 – Embarkation day
  • Day 3 and 4 – Crossing the Drake Passage
  • Day 5 to 7 – South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 8 and 9 – At Sea
  • Day 10 – Solar Eclipse at Sea
  • Days 11 to 14 – South Georgia
  • Days 15 and 16 – At Sea
  • Days 17 and 18 – Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
  • Day 19 – At Sea
  • Day 20 – Disembarkation in Ushuaia

Watch a wild, isolated and extreme world come to life as scores of penguins dive for food, herds of elephant seals bathe in the sun, and pods of orcas pass you by.

SHIP

Ocean Diamond

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking
Paddling Excursion

ACTIVITIES

Photography

Balcony Suite

Balcony Suite

Single Obstructed View

Twin Obstructed View

Twin Window

Single Porthole

Triple

Library

Dinning Room

Total Solar Eclipses are rare in Antarctica, and 16 years ago, a group of Quark Expeditions passengers became the first humans ever to witness a Total Solar Eclipse on the 7th continent. In 2021, we will bring back our special guest expert from the epic 2003 voyage, retired NASA scientist Fred Espenak, to join us on one of two special voyages: Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica, with South Georgia and Falkland Islands.

Designed for eclipse chasers, this itinerary offers the rare opportunity to witness the total eclipse of the sun while also setting foot in Antarctica, as well as a chance to explore the rarely visited sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and South Georgia. During your voyage, you will have the opportunity to participate in talks led by Fred Espenak, known as “Mr. Eclipse,” who has participated in 29 eclipse expeditions around the world, while also learn about the region, its wildlife and history, during onboard presentations by our team of polar experts.

On December 4, the day of the Total Solar Eclipse, you will receive a pair of eclipse glasses, and an invitation to a special evening celebration where you can relive your eclipse experience with fellow passengers. The excitement of the voyage continues as your ship then departs for South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, where you will explore regions rich in wildlife and polar history.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple USD 16,995
Twin (obst. view) USD 24,495
Twin (window) USD 25,995
Single (obst. View) USD 29,995
Single (porthole) USD 29,995
Suite USD 27,995
Balcony Suite USD 28,995
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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

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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