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Polar Circle Air-Cruise

Punta Arenas – Antarctica – Punta Arenas  (9 NIGHTS)
FROM US$15,495

About the Expedition Air-Cruise

Flying over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, the 2019-20 Polar Circle Air-Cruises take you to one of the most spectacular and remotest places on earth – Antarctica. Sail to the far south, and be one of the few adventurous travellers to cross the Antarctic Circle. Three departures are offered during the 2019-20 season, two aboard Ocean Nova and one on Magellan Explorer.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Start of the Air-Cruise → A smooth two-hour flight takes you efficiently from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Your Antarctic adventure begins as you exit the airplane and the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.


Day 2: Scheduled Flight to Antarctica → Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.


Day 3 to 8: Exploring Antarctica → Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Visit the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, disembarking by Zodiac each day. In small groups, hike to extraordinary sites and take part in exploratory Zodiac excursions to otherwise inaccessible areas. Expert polar guides share their passion for Antarctica through an engaging program of illustrated presentations, and lead you ashore to interpret the wildlife, the history and the many wonders of the Antarctic environment. From the glass-enclosed lounge, enjoy spectacular views while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests over a drink. The goal of the expedition is to sail far south in the attempt of reaching the Polar Circle. The Expedition Team sets the specific voyage route based on local conditions, and takes advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature. Flexibility will be the key to a successful voyage. Your expedition may include visits to sites such as Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Prospect Point or other magnificent places.


Day 9: Scheduled return flight from Antarctica → Back at King George Island, bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).


Day 10: End of Air-Cruise
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

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Offer

Incredible Antarctica Offer

Due to Chinese Client Cancellation

50% Off from normal rates

Cabins Types / Normal / Offer

Per Person in USD
Porthole USD5,995 / USD2,998

Veranda USD6,695 / USD3,348

Deluxe Veranda USD6,995 / USD3,498

PH Suites USD7,995 / USD3,998

Grand Suite USD13,990 / USD6,995

Single Veranda USD12,386 / USD6,193

Triple Grande Suite USD9,327 / USD4,664
Start 17 March from Ushuaia, Argentina

Return 26 March to Ushuaia, Argentina

Email US for info request@experiencechile.org

 

Best of the South Promotion, includes Cape Horn, The Falklands & Patagonia

We offer you a great price for our 2020-21 Ushuaia, Cape Horn, and the Falklands expeditions, with a complimentary two-night stay at the fantastic The Singular Patagonia hotel.

Send us an email to know more.

*Restrictions apply

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We also include in most cases some attractive extras free of charge should we book one of these expedition cruises for you. Such extras range from free return flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas, or Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, or a hotel night or two free of charge or other parts of your overall travel itinerary at no cost. Note: The final offer will be determined by us and depend on type of cabin, length of trip and which expedition cruise you book with us. Send us your enquiry…

Rates and Dates (2 Ships By Separate):

On Board The Magellan Explorer

NEW SHIP
Trip start and end Triple Suite Porthole Cabin Veranda Cabin Deluxe Veranda Cabin Penthouse Suite Grand Suite Single Cabin
Dec 6-13, 2019 12,995 13,995 15,995 16,995 20,995 23,995 23,995
Dec 11-18, 2019 12,995 13,995 15,995 16,995 20,995 23,995 23,995
Dec 16-23, 2019 12,995 13,995 15,995 16,995 20,995 23,995 23,995
Dec 21-28, 2019 12,995 13,995 15,995 16,995 20,995 23,995 23,995
Dec 26-Jan 2, 2020 14,595 15,795 17,995 18,995 23,495 26,995 26,995
Dec 31-Jan 7, 2020 14,595 15,795 17,995 18,995 23,495 26,995 26,995
Jan 5-12, 2020 14,595 15,795 17,995 18,995 23,495 26,995 26,995
Jan 19-26, 2020 14,595 15,795 17,995 18,995 23,495 26,995 26,995
Jan 24-31, 2020 14,595 15,795 17,995 18,995 23,495 26,995 26,995 Sold out
Feb 5-12, 2020 14,595 15,795 17,995 18,995 23,495 26,995 26,995 Limited availability
Feb 10-17, 2020 14,595 15,795 17,995 18,995 23,495 26,995 26,995
Feb 15-22, 2020 14,595 15,795 17,995 18,995 23,495 26,995 26,995
Feb 20-27, 2020 14,595 15,795 17,995 18,995 23,495 26,995 26,995
Feb 25-March 3, 2020 14,595 15,795 17,995 18,995 23,495 26,995 26,995

– All prices are per-person and indicated in USD.

 A Preferred Seating promotion is now in effect until Sept. 20, 2018. Travellers who book before the deadline will receive Preferred Seating Promotion reduction per person. This promotion is capacity-controlled and may be discontinued at any time.

– Single travellers can choose between booking a dedicated single cabin, booking a twin cabin for single use (an 85% supplement will be added to the rate per person in Twin Cabin) or sharing a cabin with another passenger of the same gender.

Note: This pricing chart presents our dates and prices. For real-time availability, please contact us.

On Board The Ocean Nova

Trip start and end Triple Cabin Twin Cabin Single Cabin
Dec 2-9, 2019 11,395 12,995 17,395 Sold Out
Dec 7-14, 2019 11,395 12,995 17,395
Dec 12-19, 2019 11,395 12,995 17,395 Sold Out
Dec 17-24, 2019 11,395 12,995 17,395 Sold Out
Dec 22-29, 2019 12,995 14,995 21,495
Dec 27, 2019-Jan 3, 2020 12,995 14,995 21,495 Sold Out
Jan 17-24, 2020 12,995 14,995 21,495
Jan 22-29, 2020 12,995 14,995 21,495 Sold Out
Jan 27-Feb 3, 2020 12.995 14,995 21,495 Dedicated to Asian groups
Feb 1-8, 2020 12,995 14,995 21,495 Sold out
Feb 6-13, 2020 12,995 14,995 21,495
Feb 11-18, 2020 12,995 14,995 21,495

– All prices are per-person and indicated in USD.

 A Preferred Seating promotion is now in effect until Sept. 20, 2018. Travellers who book before the deadline will receive Preferred Seating Promotion reduction per person. This promotion is capacity-controlled and may be discontinued at any time.

– Single travellers can choose between booking a dedicated single cabin, booking a twin cabin for single use (an 85% supplement will be added to the rate per person in Twin Cabin) or sharing a cabin with another passenger of the same gender.

Note: This pricing chart presents our dates and prices. For real-time availability, please contact us.

Fleet (2 Ships):

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable expedition vessel. She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland. She was fully refurbished in 2006 and has since benefitted from annual upgrades and improvements. Her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica.

In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, Ocean Nova also has a spacious dining room, a bar, a library, a small gym, and an infirmary. The ship has a fleet of seven Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

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Accommodation Details:

Category Average size Details
Single cabins 87 ft2 – 8 mt2 One lower single bed
Twin cabins 106 ft2 – 10 mt2 Two lower beds
Triple cabins 150 ft2 – 14 mt2 Two lower beds and one upper bed

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Magellan Explorer (NEW)

Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom build for our Antarctic air-cruises. She was built in Chile to the latest Polar Code specifications.

For our air-cruises, Magellan Explorer has capacity for 73 passengers accommodated in seven categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins. All cabins except Porthole cabins feature private balconies. All double cabins except two have two twin beds that can be configured as one king-size bed. All other cabins have two twin beds that can be configured as one queen-size bed. All cabins feature a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, a sitting area, and a private bathroom with shower.

The ship features a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, a spacious and stylish dining room, a well-stocked bar, a library, a meeting room, a gym, a sauna, and a medical clinic. The forward-facing observation deck leads to the bow of the ship, which is accessible to guests to offer proximity to marine wildlife. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

Accommodation Details

Category Average size Details
Triple
Suite
440 ft-40 mt2 2 twin beds and 1 queen-size sofa bed, 2 private balconies with sitting area
Porthole
Cabin
220 ft-20 mt2 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed
Veranda
Cabin
220 ft-20 mt2 2 twin beds or 1 king size bed, private balcony with sitting area
Deluxe Veranda
Cabin
220 ft-20 mt2 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, private balcony with sitting area
Penthouse
Suite
330 ft-30 mt2 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, private balcony with sitting area
Grand
Suite
440 ft-40 mt2 2 twin beds or 1 king-size sofa bed, 2 private balconies with sitting area
Single
Cabin
220 ft-20 mt2 1 king-size bed, private balcony with sitting area

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Technical Details

PASSENGERS: 100 maximum*
* Up to 73 guests for Air-Cruise operations:
EXPEDITION STAFF & CREW: 60
LENGTH: 90.7 m (298 ft.)
BREADTH: 16.2 m (53 ft.)
PROPULSION: 2x MAN main engines, total 3,440 kW
ICE CLASS: LR PC6
DRAFT: 4.3 m (14 ft.)
CRUISING SPEED: 14 knots
GROSS TONNAGE: 4,900
FLAG: Bahamas

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Send Us Your Enquiry

Please supply us with as much information as you can about where you want to go, what you want to do, what you want to experience and how much money you want to spend (or do not want to spend!).  How many people, what type of beds (matrimonial, twin, single etc.)

VIP – if you are a VIP in any of the fields such as celebrity and/or political and/or business, and you need “special attention” such as privacy and/or security for your trip please use an alias in the enquiry, but mention that you are VIP and one of the directors will handle your request and keep your real name and details confidential.

Remember, our speciality is to create a travel itinerary custom-built to your needs.

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