Description

Antarctica is a remote, magical place that will greet you with its awe-inspiring beauty. See peaceful bays dotted with colossal icebergs; cruise along deep fjords and see massive glaciers; be amazed by sharp snowy peaks that jut out of the sea. Adventure awaits in Antarctica. Cruise at sea level with our Zodiac boats and feel the spray of seawater on your cheeks. Follow in the footsteps of early explorers as you hike on Antarctic soil. Join our optional sea kayaking and snowshoeing programs. Set foot on the seventh continent and add a new destination to your travel list. You will bring home indelible memories, while tales of your journey will arouse the curiosity of your peers and produce their admiration. Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, ANTARCTICA XXI takes you to one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and remotest Continent - Antarctica. Sail to the far south, and be one of the few adventurous travelers to cross the Antarctic Circle.

FLY THE DRAKE
A two-hour flight takes you from Punta Arenas, in the Chilean Patagonia, directly to Antarctica where you board your expedition ship. You thereby avoid the stormy seas of the Drake Passage and experience only the best Antarctica has to offer.

CRUISE ANTARCTICA
ANTARCTICA XXI offers a boutique-style wilderness adventure, not a cruise. Feeling more like a private yacht than a cruise ship, our small expedition vessels give us privileged access to Antarctica, allowing you to go where larger ships can’t. Disembarkation is efficient so you spend time exploring, not waiting.

The M/V Ocean Nova, a modern ship with the capacity to accommodate 68 passengers all in comfortable Staterooms with private facilities. In addition to a glass enclosed observation lounge, presentation room, a spacious dining room, bar & library. The M/V Ocean Nova has an infirmary and an exercise room.


Itinerary

Day 1 - START OF THE AIR-CRUISE

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 3 PM where you are welcomed by ANTARCTICA XXI staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a 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.

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 - 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 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 everchanging 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.

Day 4 - 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 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 everchanging 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.

Day 5 - 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 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 everchanging 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.

Day 6 - 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 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 everchanging 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.

Day 7 - 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).

Day 8 - END OF THE AIR-CRUISE

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

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Includes

  • Transfers from the airport to the Hotel on Day 1 (only available to travelers who arrive before 3 PM)
  • Overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas
  • Welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1
  • Overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas on the day of the scheduled return flight from Antarctica
  • Transfers airport/hotel on the day of the scheduled return flight from Antarctica, and transfers hotel/airport on last day of the air- cruise program
  • Round trip flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island
  • Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes
  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition
  • All guided shore excursions
  • Lectures and entertainment on board
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica
  • IAATO passenger fee
  • NOT INCLUDED IN THE RATE

  • Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary
  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar
  • Personal insurance
  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Tips (suggested USD 12 per person per day)
  • Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable

Hotels

Punta Arenas

Hotel Cabo De Hornos | hotels in Punta Arenas Chile

Hotel Cabo De Hornos

2 Nights / Luxury
The elegant Cabo de Hornos Hotel is located in the historical town of Punta Arenas. Recently renovated, it features vang...

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Notes

    All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. 
    Also available is our 9 Night Polar Circle Air-Cruise and our Antarctica Express Air-Cruise. Please call for additional information

Departures & Rates

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy.

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