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Antarctic Peninsula Sail/Fly

10 Day Sample Cruise aboard Polar Pioneer
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Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Ushuaia
Day 2 : Drake Passage
Day 3 : South Shetland Islands
Days 4-9 : Antarctic Exploration
Day 10 : King George Island / Fly to Punta Arenas

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Polar Pioneer

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Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Unforgettable wildlife encounters A close up of an Elephant Seal. Penguins on a rocky beach in Antarctica. A traveler stares into the arctic sunset. Heading out on a zodiac tour.

Day 1 Embark in Ushuaia

Enjoy a hearty, late afternoon welcome from your friendly staff and Russian crew. You will have time to settle in to your cabin and explore the ship before your evening departure. Watch for dolphins and albatross as you sail down the Beagle Channel.

Day 2 Drake Passage

Your Drake Passage crossing offers excellent bird-watching from the outer decks or the warmth of the bridge. Learn about Antarctica from your expert naturalist’s informative talks, and about safety and environmental guidelines from expedition staff. Enjoy time to meet fellow travellers, chat, read and prepare for the days ahead.

Day 3 South Shetland Islands

If the Drake Passage is kind, make your first landing today. Keen eyes watch for icebergs, while sightings of penguins, fur seals and king cormorants announce your approach to the South Shetlands Islands.

Day 4-9 Antarctic Exploration

An overnight passage along Gerlache Strait delivers you to the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, an ethereal wonderland of vast proportions. Aboard robust Zodiacs, explore penguin rookeries, historic sites and scientific stations. Zodiac cruising brings you close to intricately shaped icebergs and seals basking on ice floes whilst kayakers glide into secluded bays.

The focus will be on immersing yourselves in nature, spontaneity and flexibility enhancing your enjoyment. Bubble-netting humpbacks demand a wakeup call, even at midnight! A curious leopard seal cruising amongst spectacular icebergs may mean postponing lunch. Make the most of every day.

Day 10 King George Island / Fly to Punta Arenas

Arrive at King George Island, time and weather permitting explore Fildes Bay and the remote Bellinghausen Church before meeting your mandatory charter flight back to Punta Arenas in Chile.

Polar Pioneer

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Polar Pioneer's Triple Cabin.
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Triple Shared
Triple Cabins have two lower and one upper berth, a desk, a small washbasin, storage and hanging space and portholes. Showers and toilets are very close by and are shared with other Main Deck cabins.
Polar Pioneer's Public Twin Cabin.
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Twin Shared
Twin Shared Cabins have two lower bunks, a desk, small washbasin, ample storage and hanging space and portholes. Showers and toilets are very close by and are shared with other Main Deck cabins.
Polar Pioneer's Private Twin Cabin.
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Twin Private
Twin Private Cabins have two lower bunks, a desk, windows, and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Two cabins have upper and lower bunks (cabins 402 and 403).
Polar Pioneer's Mini Suite.
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Mini Suite
Mini Suites have a separate small bedroom with double bed, a sofa bed in the main room, a desk, video player and TV, windows and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin.
Polar Pioneer's Captain Suite.
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Suite
The Suite features a large lounge area, a separate small bedroom with double bed, a sofabed in the main room, a video player and TV, refrigerator, large forward and side facing windows, and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin.

Notes

This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

Please note that all of Polar Pioneer itineraries are at the mercy of weather conditions and not all landings are guaranteed. These itineraries are flexible and will change voyage to voyage, allowing the best chance to make the most of surprising wildlife displays and unexpected opportunities.

- Rates represent costs per person, double or triple occupancy. Request the Twin or Triple Share Program where you are matched with a cabin mate of the same gender. Even if a cabin mate is not found for you, no single supplement will be charged.

- Single costs are 1.7 times the twin rate


Please note that the itineraries are at the mercy of weather conditions and not all landings are guaranteed. Itineraries are flexible and will change voyage to voyage, allowing the best chance to make the most of surprising wildlife displays and unexpected opportunities.

Cruise fare includes:
- Comprehensive pre-departure information
- All meals, snacks, tea & coffee
- All shore excursions and zodiac cruises
- Educational lectures and guiding services by polar experts
- Use of gumboots
- Daily cabin service
- Polar Pioneer travel mug
- Professionally produced voyage log

Flights:
A mandatory group flight from King George Island to Punta Arenas at the conclusion of the voyage are an additional charge, please add $1,200 per person.
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