The Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise is our most popular itinerary. Once arriving by flight to Antarctica, you will sail between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Enjoy seeing ice-filled fjords and spectacular icebergs, while spotting penguins, seals, and whales that call the White Continent home. This trip is available on all three of our expedition ships.

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

Arrive in Punta Arenas before 2:00 pm, where you will be welcomed by the Antarctica21 staff and transferred to your hotel. Today, you will have a mandatory briefing with important trip information. In the evening, enjoy dinner of typical Chilean food with your fellow adventurers.
Begin your adventure with a scheduled two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island in Antarctica. Upon landing the clear Antarctic air will fill your lungs. You then walk 2-km (1.25-mi), passing Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station, to reach the shore and board a Zodiac that will take you to your boutique expedition vessel.
Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing among the spectacular landscapes Antarctica offers. Each day, you disembark by Zodiac and explore the continent with our expert guides. On board, you will enjoy educational programs and presentations. No journey is the same and flexibility is key to success in Antarctica.
Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding your flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival from the 7th continent, transfer to your hotel for the night and enjoy an evening at your own leisure.
Today, your air-cruise officially ends. After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.
Itineraries are subject to change.

Triple cabin

$11,495 USD pp
Triple cabin
150 ft2 – 14 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, 2 lower twin beds and 1 upper bed.

Twin cabin

$13,495 USD pp
Twin cabin
106 ft2 – 10 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, and 2 lower twin beds.

Single cabin

$17,495 USD pp
Single cabin
87 ft2 – 8 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, single lower bed.

Triple cabin

$11,495 USD pp
Triple cabin
150 ft2 – 14 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, 2 lower twin beds and 1 upper bed.

Twin cabin

$13,495 USD pp
Twin cabin
106 ft2 – 10 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, and 2 lower twin beds.

Single cabin

$17,495 USD pp
Single cabin
87 ft2 – 8 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, single lower bed.

Triple cabin

$11,495 USD pp
Triple cabin
150 ft2 – 14 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, 2 lower twin beds and 1 upper bed.

Twin cabin

$13,495 USD pp
Twin cabin
106 ft2 – 10 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, and 2 lower twin beds.

Single cabin

$17,495 USD pp
Single cabin
87 ft2 – 8 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, single lower bed.

Triple cabin

$11,495 USD pp
Triple cabin
150 ft2 – 14 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, 2 lower twin beds and 1 upper bed.

Twin cabin

$13,495 USD pp
Twin cabin
106 ft2 – 10 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, and 2 lower twin beds.

Single cabin

$17,495 USD pp
Single cabin
87 ft2 – 8 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, single lower bed.

Triple cabin

$13,495 USD pp
Triple cabin
150 ft2 – 14 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, 2 lower twin beds and 1 upper bed.

Twin cabin

$15,395 USD pp
Twin cabin
106 ft2 – 10 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, and 2 lower twin beds.

Single cabin

$21,995 USD pp
Single cabin
87 ft2 – 8 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, single lower bed.

Triple cabin

$13,495 USD pp
Triple cabin
150 ft2 – 14 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, 2 lower twin beds and 1 upper bed.

Twin cabin

$15,395 USD pp
Twin cabin
106 ft2 – 10 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, and 2 lower twin beds.

Single cabin

$21,995 USD pp
Single cabin
87 ft2 – 8 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, single lower bed.

Triple cabin

$13,495 USD pp
Triple cabin
150 ft2 – 14 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, 2 lower twin beds and 1 upper bed.

Twin cabin

$15,395 USD pp
Twin cabin
106 ft2 – 10 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, and 2 lower twin beds.

Single cabin

$21,995 USD pp
Single cabin
87 ft2 – 8 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, single lower bed.

Triple cabin

$13,495 USD pp
Triple cabin
150 ft2 – 14 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, 2 lower twin beds and 1 upper bed.

Twin cabin

$15,395 USD pp
Twin cabin
106 ft2 – 10 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, and 2 lower twin beds.

Single cabin

$21,995 USD pp
Single cabin
87 ft2 – 8 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, single lower bed.

Triple cabin

$13,495 USD pp
Triple cabin
150 ft2 – 14 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, 2 lower twin beds and 1 upper bed.

Twin cabin

$15,395 USD pp
Twin cabin
106 ft2 – 10 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, and 2 lower twin beds.

Single cabin

$21,995 USD pp
Single cabin
87 ft2 – 8 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, single lower bed.

Triple cabin

$13,495 USD pp
Triple cabin
150 ft2 – 14 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, 2 lower twin beds and 1 upper bed.

Twin cabin

$15,395 USD pp
Twin cabin
106 ft2 – 10 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, and 2 lower twin beds.

Single cabin

$21,995 USD pp
Single cabin
87 ft2 – 8 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, single lower bed.

Triple cabin

$13,495 USD pp
Triple cabin
150 ft2 – 14 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, 2 lower twin beds and 1 upper bed.

Twin cabin

$15,395 USD pp
Twin cabin
106 ft2 – 10 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, and 2 lower twin beds.

Single cabin

$21,995 USD pp
Single cabin
87 ft2 – 8 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, single lower bed.

Triple cabin

$13,495 USD pp
Triple cabin
150 ft2 – 14 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, 2 lower twin beds and 1 upper bed.

Twin cabin

$15,395 USD pp
Twin cabin
106 ft2 – 10 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, and 2 lower twin beds.

Single cabin

$21,995 USD pp
Single cabin
87 ft2 – 8 m2 - Bathroom, window, desk and chair, single lower bed.

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

Sea Kayaking Program (895.00 USD)

See Antarctica from the unique vantage point of a sea kayak.

Hiking and Snowshoeing Program (85.00 USD)

Gain greater mobility and see more of the Antarctic landscape while hiking and snowshoeing.

Hotel and Transfer Package

This package is available pre-expedition and post-expedition and includes group airport transfers, 1-night hotel accommodation, breakfast and drink voucher. Please contact us for more details.

Preferred Seating. From (495.00 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.

Inclusions


Port Fees/Taxes
All meals on board the ship
Complimentary Coffee/Tea and water throughout the voyage
Complimentary Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner while on board
Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage
Group transfers airport - hotel on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica
Group transfers hotel - airport on last Day of the itinerary
All Zodiac excursions
On board lectures
Evening entertainment
Comprehensive Pre-departure materials
Rubber boots to borrow for the voyage
1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica

Exclusions


International airfares
Pre and post voyage accommodation unless specified in the itinerary
Travel insurance including mandatory Medical Evacuation insurance
Beverages not listed in inclusions
Meals when not on board the ship unless specified in the itinerary
Transfers not listed in the itinerary
Passport and visa costs if applicable
Personal expenses including any medical expenses incurred on board
Optional excursions (eg kayaking where available)
Gratuities (recommended USD$15.00 per passenger per day
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