Spirit of Antarctica Cruise

Jennifer Prerau
Kayaking through arctic waters.
Andrew Halsall
Hiking through through the snow.
Andrew Halsall
Zodiac tour through the icebergs.
Andrew Halsall
Sleeping in the snow!
Andrew Halsall
A Base camp on Antarctica.
Polar Pioneer's dining room.
Polar Pioneer's bar and lounge.
On these Spirit of Antarctica voyages, enjoy the Beagle Channel from Argentina and Chile. The December departure voyages from Ushuaia, Argentina and returns to Puerto Williams, Chile, whereas the January departs from Puerto Williams and returns to Ushuaia. This polar voyage cost includes the flight between Punta Arenas and Puerto Williams, and a tour of Puerto Williams and surrounds on arrival.

Day 1

    Embark in Ushuaia, Argentina

    Enjoy Ushuaia before boarding Polar Pioneer this evening with time to settle in before your evening departure. Excitement lifts as your ship sets sail down the Beagle Channel, keeping watch for magellenic penguins, dolphins and albatross.

    Days 2-3

      Drake Passage

      Your Drake Passage crossing offers cape petrels darting about the ship, black-browed and wandering albatross soaring, and Wilsonís storm petrels flitting above the sea. Learn about Antarctica from expert naturalistís informative talks, and about safety and environmental guidelines from your expedition team as you prepare for adventures ahead.

      Days 4-9


        An overnight passage along Gerlache Strait delivers you to the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, an ethereal wonderland of vast proportions. Aboard Zodiacs, explore penguin rookeries, historic sites and scientific stations and cruise near exquisite icebergs. Kayakers glide into secluded bays, while climbers ascend pristine peaks.

        Stepping ashore on the continent itself creates an everlasting memory. Bubble-netting humpbacks demand a wake-up call, even at midnight! A curious leopard seal cruising amongst spectacular icebergs may mean postponing lunch.

        Your expedition team will make the most of every day and a fair bit of each night as well. If the weather allows, you'll have a sleep-out on the ice Ė a must for any Antarctic explorer!

        Days 10-11

          Drake Passage

          As the Captain steers the ship north across Drake Passage, your minds and souls revel in rich Antarctic experiences. Thereís time to watch for seabirds, enjoy entertaining talks, discuss what youíve seen and learned, exchange photos and stories. With luck, you may make a ceremonial rounding of Cape Horn before sharing a farewell dinner.

          Day 12

            Disembark in Puerto Williams / Fly Punta Arenas

            A dawn cruise along the Beagle Channel ends in Puerto Williams. Disembark after breakfast for a tour of the town and stunning surrounds, before your flight to Punta Arenas. From Punta Arenas begin your independent journey home.
             Triple SharedTwin SharedTwin PrivateMini SuiteSuite
            Camping Option: Complimentary
            Climbing Option: $250
            Kayaking Option: $995

            Please note that the January 20, 2015 itinerary operates in reverse.
            * Itinerary operates in reverse.
            - Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and 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
            General Voyage Inclusions
            ∑ Accommodation during the voyage
            ∑ Flight from Puerto Williams - Punta Arenas
            ∑ Transfers in Puerto Williams and town tour
            ∑ All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
            ∑ All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
            ∑ Educational lectures and guiding services from your expert team
            ∑ Access to the on board doctor and basic medical services
            ∑ Loan of gumboots during the voyage
            ∑ Daily cabin service
            ∑ Comprehensive pre-departure information
            ∑ Professionally produced electronic voyage journal
            ∑ Port taxes and charges

            Deposit & Payment

            Initial deposit is $1450, 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 100 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 100 days prior to departure.

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            Cancellation Policy

            Days Prior to departureFee
            90 days or moreDeposit
            89 days or less100% trip cost