Antarctic Small Ship Expedition Cruise

$1000
OFF
A humpback whale feeds on krill in Antarctic waters
Enjoy the company of the seals in Antarctica
A zodiac-ride of a lifetime during your Antacrtica cruise
Paul Orenstein
Cruising in the Zodiac
Claudio Suter
Antarctic Sunrise
Tom Arban
Spacious views from the lounge
Tom Arban
Dining room
Leaving from Ushuaia, Argentina, the small ship expedition cruise takes you through the Beagle Channel and across the mythical waters of the Drake Passage. Explore one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and remotest continent - Antarctica.

Day 1

    Ushuaia, Argentina

    Your journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina. Board the Ocean Nova and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Antarctic land. (Note: this technical stop in Puerto Williams may take place upon return from Antarctica)

    Days 2-3

      Drake Passage

      Sail towards Antarctica across the famous passage named in honor of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer. As you sail en route to the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the glass-enclosed lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent sea birds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica. After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land.

      Days 4-7

        Antarctic Exploration

        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 boat and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. From the ship enjoy spectacular vistas from the glass-enclosed 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 Antarctic cruise 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.

        Your polar adventure will be very active, with several daily landings and cruises in Zodiac boats, lectures and a very enjoyable time on board.

        Days 8-9

          At Sea

          Return to South America with a northbound crossing of the Drake Passage. Relax and take the time to watch for wildlife from the bridge or outside decks.

          Day 10

            Disembark in Ushuaia

            The program ends upon arrival at the port in Ushuaia.
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            Snowshoeing Option: $195 per person (only available on November 2014 departures)
            Sea Kayaking Option: $895 per person
            $1000 OFF
            Save $1000 per person off cruise fare when you book one of these departures by September 30!
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            Save $500 per person off cruise fare when you book this March departure by September 30!
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            These special offers are applicable only to new bookings.
            Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
            - Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double or triple occupancy.
            - Solo travelers can request the Twin Share Program where you will be matched with a cabin mate of the same gender. Even if a cabin mate cannot be found for you, no single supplement will be charged.
            - Solo travelers not wishing to opt for the Share Program can book a dedicated single cabin at published rate, or book a twin cabin for single use with a 85% supplement.
            - Emergency medical evacuation coverage for a minimum of US$100,000 per person required. Contact us for details on arranging travel insurance.
            INCLUDED IN YOUR CRUISE FARE:
            • Comprehensive pre-expedition information material
            • Expedition along the Antarctic Peninsula with daily shore excursions (based on local conditions)
            • Loan of waterproof boots for every passenger for wet landings
            • Briefings and recaps pre- and post-excursions given by expedition staff
            • All guided shore excursions and Zodiac cruises
            • Lectures and presentations given by Antarctic specialists
            • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch offering a wide choice of dishes
            • Daily served dinner offering a choice of three main courses
            • A selection of wines, beers, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner
            • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks throughout the expedition
            • Post-expedition information file including a gallery of images from the trip

            NOT INCLUDED IN CRUISE FARE:
            • Juice, soft drinks, wine, beer, spirits, and mixed drinks served at the bar
            • Accommodation, meals, excursions, and transfers in Ushuaia
            • Personal travel medical insurance (required)
            • Any personal expenses, such as for communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
            • Gratuities for the shipboard personnel (suggested USD 10 per person per day).
            • Visas or Passport expenses and/or any other arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable

            Deposit & Payment

            Initial deposit is $1700 for Antarctic Express, $1700 for Small Ship Expeditions, $2700 for all other itineraries, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

            Final payment is due 130 days prior to departure.

            Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or AmEx. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.

            Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 130 days prior to departure.

            Click here to see a copy of our Terms and Conditions.

            Cancellation Policy

            Days Prior to departureFee
            120+ Days75% of the Deposit
            119-9050%
            89-0100%