Legendary Snow Hill: March to the Emperor Penguins – Nov ’18

Legendary Snow Hill: March to the Emperor Penguins – Nov ’18

» Antarctica

» Oct 30 2018Nov 12 2018 (14 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Ushuaia

» DISEMBARKATION: Ushuaia

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Experience thousands of pairs of emperor penguins—including chicks—in their natural habitat
  • View other iconic Antarctic wildlife, such as whales, seals and seabirds
  • Travel aboard the legendary Kapitan Khlebnikov, the storied icebreaker and the only vessel to circumnavigate Antarctica twice
  • Cross the famous Drake Passage on your way to explore the Snow Hill emperor colony
  • Enjoy helicopter sightseeing and Zodiac cruising for a unique perspective of the Antarctic Peninsula

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Ushuaia
  • Day 2 – Embarkation day
  • Days 3 and 4 – At sea
  • Days 5 to 11 – Weddell Sea and Snow Hill Island Emperor Penguin Colony
  • Days 12 and 13 – At sea
  • Day 14 – Disembark in Ushuaia

SHIP

Kapitan Khlebnikov

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

ACTIVITIES

Aerial Sightseeing
Photography

Exterior

Helicopter Deck

Exterior

Exterior

Outer Decks

Outer Deck

Breaking Ice

Breaking Ice

Helicopter flying

Arctic landscape

Arctic Landscape

Dinning room

Pool

Gym

Bridge

Bridge

Bridge

Bridge

Bridge

Bridge

Sauna

Presentation Theather

Bridge

Bridge

Library

During this once-in-a-lifetime experience, journey to the bottom of the world—cruising past masses of dense ice and thick, tabular icebergs—aboard the legendary icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov. True to the explorer spirit, this exclusive Antarctic adventure, last offered by Quark Expeditions® in 2010, is your chance to be a part of polar history. You’ll have the rare opportunity to observe one of the most spectacular sights in the wild: the elusive emperor penguin colony off the coast of Snow Hill Island, whose existence was first confirmed in 1997, and to which the first ground visit was conducted by Quark in 2004.

Imagine flying in a helicopter to the vicinity of this astounding rookery, then walking across the sea ice to come within several feet of chicks so young they’re huddling with their parents. Watch in awe as these extraordinary creatures toboggan across the ice on their way to the ocean to dive for food. If you’re lucky, some may even approach you! An experience like no other, it’s like a wildlife documentary come to life.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple
Twin
Suite
Corner Suite
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INCLUDES

Accommodation onboard with daily housekeeping

All meals, snacks, coffee, tea, cocoa and juices onboard (please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible; unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals)

All shore landings per the daily program, weather permitting

Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader

All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program

Photographic journal documenting the expedition

Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled

Waterproof expedition boots on loan for the duration of your voyage

Official Quark Expeditions parka to keep

Life jackets and immersion suits

Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin

Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader

All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program

All luggage handling aboard 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 are 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

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