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Overview

Flying over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, the 2017-18 Classic Antarctica Air-Cruises take you to one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and remotest continent - Antarctica.

Fifteen departures are offered during the 2017-18 season, eleven aboard Ocean Nova and four aboard Hebridean Sky.

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Itinerary

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights

    Start of the Air-Cruise

    Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM where you are welcomed by ANTARCTICA XXI staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu.

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights

    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.

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights

    Exploring Antarctica

    Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular views from the lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.

    No journey is the same as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places.

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights

    Scheduled return flight from Antarctica

    Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back 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).

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights

    End of the Air-Cruise

    After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

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.

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

Dates & Rates

Trip start and end

Triple Cabin

Twin Cabin

Single Cabin

Dec 2-9, 2017

10,995

11,895

15,995

Dec 7-14, 2017

10,995

11,895

15,995

Dec 12-19, 2017

10,995

11,895

15,995

Dec 17-24, 2017

10,995

11,895

15,995

Dec 22-29, 2017

12,495

14,495

20,795

Dec 27-Jan 3, 2018

12,495

14,495

20,795

Jan 17-24, 2018

11,795

13,495

18,795

Jan 22-29, 2018

11,795

13,495

18,795

Jan 27-Feb 3, 2018

11,795

13,495

18,795

Feb 8-15, 2018

11,795

13,495

18,795

Feb 13-20, 2018

11,795

13,495

18,795

All prices are per-person and indicated in USD.


Hebridean Sky

Hebridean Sky, formerly called Sea Explorer, is a small, all-suite expedition vessel. She was built in 1992 and refurbished in 2005. In 2016 the ship underwent an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation that transformed her into one of the finest small-ships in the world.

Hebridean Sky offers an exclusive and stylish base for adventurous exploration in Antarctica. Public areas include “The Club” lounge, a Library, a presentation lounge with audio-visual facilities, a dining room, an outdoor cafe, a medical clinic, a wraparound deck, and an elevator serving all passenger decks. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats.

Accommodation Details

Category Average size Details
Owner’s suite 370 ft-34 mt2 Two-room suite with sitting room, balcony and bedroom
Single suite 240 ft-22 mt2 Suites with window and sitting area
Penthouse suite 325 ft-30 mt2 Suites with private balcony and sitting area
Veranda suite 260 ft-24 mt2 Suites with private balcony and sitting area
Deluxe suite 240 ft-22 mt2 Suites with bow and side windows, and sitting area
Promenade suite 220 ft-20 mt2 Suites with window and sitting area
Window suite 225 ft-21 mt2 Suites with window and sitting area
Triple suite 225 ft-21 mt2 Suites with window and sitting area

Dates & Rates

Trip start and end

Triple Suite

Window Suite Promenade Suite Deluxe Suite Veranda Suite Penthouse Suite Single Suite

Owner’s Suite

Dec 11-18, 2017

12,995

14,595 14,995 15,995 16,995 19,995 19,995

21,995

Dec 16-23, 2017

12,995

14,595 14,995 15,995 16,995 19,995 19,995

21,995

Dec 21-28, 2017

13,495

15,495 16,495 17,795 18,795 21,995 21,995

24,995

Dec 26-Jan 2, 2018

13,495

15,495 16,495 17,795 18,795 21,995 21,995

24,995


Additional Activities

Preferred Seating

For an extra level of comfort, travellers can purchase Preferred Seats on their Antarctic flight. This option offers a guaranteed aisle or window seat at the front of the aircraft, and a guaranteed empty middle seat. It also offers priority boarding when departing from Punta Arenas and an amenities kit.

Price
The per-person price for Classic Antarctica Air-Cruises (roundtrip) is $495.

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Strait of Magellan Wildlife Experience

Take advantage of your trip to the deep south of Chile and see more of Patagonia with our Strait of Magellan Wildlife Experience package. Visit Magdalena and Marta Islands, home to a protected nature reserve. With this packages you will also gain peace of mind, adding a buffer in case unfavourable weather delays your return flight from Antarctica.

Price
Single occupancy: $289 USD per person
Double occupancy: $259 USD per person
Triple occupancy: $245 USD per person

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Adventure Activities

Sea Kayaking in Antarctica
See Antarctica from the unique vantage point of a sea kayak. Join a small group of participants and paddle in Antarctica under the leadership of an experienced Kayak Master.
Price: $895 USD per person

Hiking and Snowshoeing in Antarctica
Gain greater mobility and see more of the Antarctic landscape with our hiking and snowshoeing program.
Price: $195 USD per person


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