Flying over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, the Polar Circle Air-Cruises take you to one of the most spectacular and remotest places on earth - Antarctica. Sail to the far south, and be one of the few adventurous travellers to cross the Antarctic Circle.

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

We welcome you in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM. Transfer to your hotel and attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local gastronomy as you meet fellow adventurers from around the world.
A smooth two-hour flight takes you efficiently from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Your Antarctic adventure begins as you exit the airplane and 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.
Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Visit the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, disembarking by Zodiac each day. In small groups, hike to extraordinary sites and take part in exploratory Zodiac excursions to otherwise inaccessible areas. Expert polar guides share their passion for Antarctica through an engaging program of illustrated presentations, and lead you ashore to interpret the wildlife, the history and the many wonders of the Antarctic environment. From the glass-enclosed lounge, enjoy spectacular views while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests over a drink. The goal of the expedition is to sail far south in the attempt of reaching the Polar Circle. The Expedition Team sets the specific voyage route based on local conditions, and takes advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature. Flexibility will be the key to a successful voyage. Your expedition may include visits to sites such as Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Prospect Point or other magnificent places.
Back at King George Island, bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight 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).
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

$ 15495 USD pp
Triple Cabin
2 lower/1 upper berths. Cabins located on Upper Deck

Twin Cabin

$ 17995 USD pp
Twin Cabin
2 lower berths. Cabins located either on Upper or Bridge Deck

Single Cabin

$ 24995 USD pp
Single Cabin
1 lower berth. Cabins located on Upper Deck

Triple Cabin

$ 15495 USD pp
Triple Cabin
2 lower/1 upper berths. Cabins located on Upper Deck

Twin Cabin

$ 17995 USD pp
Twin Cabin
2 lower berths. Cabins located either on Upper or Bridge Deck

Single Cabin

$ 24995 USD pp
Single Cabin
1 lower berth. Cabins located on Upper Deck

Triple Cabin

$ 15495 USD pp
Triple Cabin
2 lower/1 upper berths. Cabins located on Upper Deck

Twin Cabin

$ 17995 USD pp
Twin Cabin
2 lower berths. Cabins located either on Upper or Bridge Deck

Single Cabin

$ 24995 USD pp
Single Cabin
1 lower berth. Cabins located on Upper Deck

Triple Cabin

$ 15495 USD pp
Triple Cabin
2 lower/1 upper berths. Cabins located on Upper Deck

Twin Cabin

$ 17995 USD pp
Twin Cabin
2 lower berths. Cabins located either on Upper or Bridge Deck

Single Cabin

$ 24995 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

Sea Kayaking in Antarctica. From (895.00 USD)

See Antarctica from the unique vantage point of a sea kayak. Join a small group of participants and paddle in Antarctica under the leadership of an experienced Kayak Master.

Hiking and Snowshoeing in Antarctica. From (85.00 USD)

Gain greater mobility and see more of the Antarctic landscape with our hiking and snowshoeing program.

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.

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.

Ocean Nova
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$ 15495 USD pp

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