Leaving from Ushuaia, the Antarctica Express Air-Cruises take you through the Beagle Channel and to legendary Cape Horn. From there you cross the mythical waters of the Drake Passage and spend a day in one of the most spectacular places on earth - Antarctica.

As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island, in 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. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Tanking advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight, exploration will continue well into the evening.

Highlights


• Visit the White Continent for a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime experience

• 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

• 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

• In the austral summer, large numbers of penguins, whales, seals, and sea birds congregate along the Antarctic Peninsula to feed and reproduce. Unconcerned by your presence, these animals will provide endless inspiration for your photographs

Your journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina. Board your ship in the afternoon and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Cape Horn
After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake in full view of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Back on board, set sail towards Antarctica and cross the famous passage named in honour of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.
As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island, in 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. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Tanking advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight, exploration will continue well into the evening.
Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay and explore the area, such as the Chilean Base Frei and the Russian Base Bellingshausen. Bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas, Chile. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program.).
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.
Every effort will be made to adhere to the planned program. However, with this type of adventurous travel to Antarctica, changes to the itinerary may occur due to severe and unpredictable weather. We need to emphasize the fact that weather conditions are unpredictable and that safety is always the paramount concern on any Antarctic voyage.

Triple Cabin

$ 4695 USD pp
Triple Cabin
2 lower/1 upper berths. Cabins located on Upper Deck

Twin Cabin

$ 5695 USD pp
Twin Cabin
2 lower berths. Cabins located either on Upper or Bridge Deck

Single Cabin

$ 6995 USD pp
Single Cabin
1 lower berth. Cabins located on Upper Deck

Triple Cabin

$ 4695 USD pp
Triple Cabin
2 lower/1 upper berths. Cabins located on Upper Deck

Twin Cabin

$ 5695 USD pp
Twin Cabin
2 lower berths. Cabins located either on Upper or Bridge Deck

Single Cabin

$ 6995 USD pp
Single Cabin
1 lower berth. Cabins located on Upper Deck

Triple Cabin

$ 4795 USD pp
Triple Cabin
2 lower/1 upper berths. Cabins located on Upper Deck

Twin Cabin

$ 5795 USD pp
Twin Cabin
2 lower berths. Cabins located either on Upper or Bridge Deck

Single Cabin

$ 6995 USD pp
Single Cabin
1 lower berth. Cabins located on Upper Deck

Triple Cabin

$ 4795 USD pp
Triple Cabin
2 lower/1 upper berths. Cabins located on Upper Deck

Twin Cabin

$ 5795 USD pp
Twin Cabin
2 lower berths. Cabins located either on Upper or Bridge Deck

Single Cabin

$ 6995 USD pp
Single Cabin
1 lower berth. Cabins located on Upper Deck

Ocean Nova

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 73 metres

Passenger Capacity:86

Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2005

The ice-strengthened expedition ship Ocean Nova was built in Denmark in 1992 with high ice class to serve Greenland’s west coast. In 2004 to 2005 she was completely refurbished and has now a career as a small and comfortable expedition ship. The Ocean Nova accommodates 86 passengers in single, double and triple cabins, all with sea-view and private facilities. The double cabins have either two lower beds or upper and lower beds. The triple cabins have upper and lower beds. In your cabin you will also find a desk with chair and ample storage space for clothes and equipment.

In the dining room you are treated to delicious meals in between landings and in the panorama lounge you can enjoy a drink with a breathtaking view of the surrounding polar landscape. This is where PolarQuest’s on board specialists entertain and educate you with lectures on polar biology, history, geology and conservation. There is also a library with panoramic views and a good selection of polar books. On board there is a satellite phone, gym and medical doctor. Passengers are welcome on the bridge around the clock and there is always something to see or search for from the spacious observation decks. The ship has North European officers and there is a friendly and informal atmosphere on board. Travelling with this small expedition ship offers an entirely different experience and perspective than you can get on a larger and more conventional cruise ship.

Ice Class: Ice 1B, E0 (Hull Ice 1A)

Some Deck plans may vary, please contact us for more details.

Cabin layout for Ocean Nova

Hotel and Transfer Package. From (165.00 USD)

Accommodation at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel, the same hotel included in your Antarctic Air-Cruise itinerary. The package is available pre-expedition and post-expedition and includes group airport transfers, 1 night hotel accommodation, breakfast and drink voucher.

Preferred Seating. From (295.00 USD)

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.

Signature Waterproof Expedition Jacket. From (349.00 USD)

The Antarctica21-branded BR2 Offshore Waterproof Jacket by MUSTO has been hand-selected for you as the perfect, technical outer shell for use on our Antarctic Air-Cruises.

$500 Air Credit on Antarctica Express Air Cruises

Tis Early Booking Promotion is in effect until December 31, 2019, unless the allocated capacity sells out first. Travelers who book before the deadline will receive a $500 Air Credit reduction per person. Nov 29 - Dec 4, 2020, Dec 10 - 15, 2020, Jan 2 - 8, 2021, Jan 11 - 16, 2021 & Jan 14 -19, 2021 departures. Prices online do not show the discounted rates. Terms and Conditions apply, special offer is subject to availability, please contact us for more details.

Ocean Nova
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$ 4695 USD pp

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