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Polar Circle

Across the Antarctic Circle

Your most southerly objective is 66 degrees south, with a whole lot of Antarctica to explore along the way
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Overview

Spacious cabins, state-of-the-art technology and optional kayaking, polar snorkelling and diving are all available to you on an exciting new vessel, crossing Antarctica's frozen regions to explore the Polar Circle.

Experiences

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6 full days exploring Antarctica with 12 planned off ship excursions

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Join an exclusive club of Polar Circle visitors

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Limited departure dates

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With only 100 guests logistics are faster and everyone can do landings together 

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Optional kayaking, diving or snorkelling (extra cost)

Itinerary

Day 1 - Embarkation in Ushuaia:

Settle into your comfortable cabin onboard your home-away-from-home. Before our evening cruise down the Beagle Channel, you will have time to greet fellow passengers, meet the staff and explore the ship.

Day 2 - Cross the Drake Passage:

Accompanied by albatrosses, petrels, fulmars and prions, we cross the Drake Passage. Joined by our polar experts you will learn of Antarctica's unique wildlife and history, and environmental and safety briefings will prepare you for landings.

Day 3 - First glimpse of Antarctica:

The water and air temperatures fall, marking our crossing of the Antarctic Convergence and as we do so, spirits soar and eyes are peeled for glimpses of the first iceberg, the first penguin and the first sight of land. An afternoon excursion ashore is planned.

Days 4 to 9 - Antarctic Peninsula & Polar Circle:

As the summer days begin to shorten, we explore the Peninsula's west coast, watching for the frenzied activities of penguin parents and chick and as imperial cormorant chicks bravely make their first flights from the sea cliffs. We will cruise amongst icebergs and floes, past basking Weddell and leopard seals, in the unparalleled beauty of the vast, Antarctic landscape.

Besides landing on the wildlife-rich islands, we plan to make a continental landing, possibly hiking to find spectacular views. Ice conditions will determine our journey as we move further south. Whether we cross the Polar Circle via the Inner Route or by the Bellingshausen Sea, we will make sure we celebrate in style! With luck we will reach the magnificent Crystal Sound, and pass through the Gullet, steaming on to Marguerite Bay, where relatively few have gone before. Orca, humpback and minke whales feed in the channels. We may visit the historical Stonington, Pourquoi Pas and Detaille islands, before turning north, back towards warmer climes.

Day 10 - Flight back to Punta Arenas:

We arrive at mountainous King George Island. If time and weather permit, we plan to explore Fildes Bay and the remote Bellinghausen Church before connecting with our charter flight back to Punta Arenas, Chile.

Day 11:  Punta Arenas

After breakfast it is time to bid farewell to your fellow travellers, before continuing on with your own arrangements.

Please note: The itinerary is for guidance only; each voyage will vary depending on ice and weather conditions, and any opportunities to see wildlife.Also, please note that charter flights to and from Antarctica are particularly prone to weather, which requires us to have a flexible flight schedule.

 

All excursions are included in price unless stated as 'optional'


What's Included

Includes:

  • Complimentary parka jacket
  • Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation during the voyage on full board basis
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • All shore excursions and zodiac activities
  • Educational lectures by expert onboard polar guides
  • Access to an onboard doctor and basic medical services
  • Loan of rubber boots for the voyage's duration
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Port taxes and any entry fees to historic landing sites
  • A printed photo book produced with photos from your voyage

Excludes:

  • Flights to and from points of embarkation/disembarkation
  • Any additional services before and after your voyage
  • Transfers not specific to the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional adventure activities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Items of a personal nature: laundry, beverages, etc
  • Customary staff gratuity at the end of the voyage
  • Additional onboard purchases (i.e. gift shop)

100 Capacity Classic Vessel (USD)

Trip start and end date Balcony Stateroom Balcony Suite Junior Suite Captain's Suite Notes
Feb 3 2020 - Feb 15 2020 $12,700pp $16,300pp $19,200pp $22,100pp
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Feb 14 2020 - Feb 26 2020 $12,700pp $16,300pp $19,200pp $22,100pp
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