Trip Type : Small Ship Cruise
Polar Circle Air-Cruise - Ocean Nova tour

Polar Circle Air-Cruise - Ocean Nova

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
10 days
From: $ 17,495 $ 1,750 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station
  • Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs
  • Chances to witness penguins, seals and whales
  • Explore Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
  • If weather permits, vist the sites such as Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Prospect Point or other magnificent places

Short Description

Flying over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited to a unique experience that will take you to one of the most remote places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable continent – Antarctica. The round-trip flights eliminate the time-consuming, and often rough, ship crossing of the Drake Passage, thereby making the most of your time in Antarctica.

Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Trip Type Small Ship Cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Internal airfare and ground transport
Start City Punta Arenas
End City Punta Arenas

Trip Includes

  • 2 nights Punta Arenas hotel, breakfast included (dinner on Day 1)
  • 7-night Antarctic cruise
  • All meals and guided excursions during cruise
  • Round-trip air Punta Arenas - Frei Station (King George Island)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Punta Arenas

Upon arrival in Punta Arenas you will be met by cruise staff and transferred to your hotel.

After settling in you will attend a 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.

Day 2: Punta Arenas - King George Island

A 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 - the Ocean Nova.

Day 3: Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

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. Each voyage is unique and each is crafted to provide the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

Days 4 -8: Antarctic Peninsula & the Polar Circle

Sailing along the Antarctic Peninsula with daily excursions.

Day 9: King George Island - Punta Arenas

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.)

Day 10: Punta Arenas

Hotel pickup and transfer to the Punta Arenas Airport.

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  • Dinner in Punta Arenas on Day 9

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