Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

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Duration:
11 days - 10 nights
From:
AUD $ 17,200
p.p. Twin Cabin share, Excludes Flights

If this is your first visit, our classic Antarctic Explorer voyage gives you the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula in 11 days. Conquer the famed Drake Passage in your choice of four stabilized, polar-class vessels; explore majestic natural environments by zodiac and on foot; get up close and personal with penguins, whales and other wildlife; and enjoy talks on history, biology and glaciology by onboard polar experts. You can personalize your adventure with options that suit your interests, and cross the 7th Continent off the list—your way.

This itinerary can also start in Buenos Aires and has 11 or 12 day options. The below itinerary is for 11 days and starts and end in Ushuaia. Please speak to your consultant for further information regarding Buenos Aires departures.

Departures

Departure Return Duration Ship Price Range *
31 Oct 2021 10 Nov 2021 11 days - 10 nights Ultramarine From $23,900 to $47,700
3 Nov 2021 13 Nov 2021 11 days - 10 nights World Explorer From $21,600 - $28,300
20 Nov 2021 30 Nov 2021 11 days - 10 nights Ultramarine From $24,600 - $49,100
19 Dec 2021 29 Dec 2021 11 days - 10 nights World Explorer From $24,600 - $32,000
7 Jan 2022 17 Jan 2022 11 days - 10 nights World Explorer From $23,900 - $31,300
12 Jan 2022 22 Jan 2022 11 days - 10 nights Ocean Adventurer From $19,400 - $32,800
16 Jan 2022 26 Jan 2022 11 days - 10 nights World Explorer From $23,900 - $31,300
17 Jan 2022 27 Jan 2022 11 days - 10 nights Ocean Diamond From $18,600 to $22,400
21 Jan 2022 31 Jan 2022 11 days - 10 nights Ocean Adventurer From $19,400 - $32,800
26 Jan 2022 5 Feb 2022 11 days - 10 nights Ocean Diamond SOLD OUT
30 Jan 2022 9 Feb 2022 11 days - 10 nights Ocean Adventurer From $19,400 - $32,800
3 Feb 2022 13 Feb 2022 11 days - 10 nights World Explorer SOLD OUT
11 Feb 2022 21 Feb 2022 11 days - 10 nights Ultramarine From $24,600 - $49,100
13 Feb 2022 23 Feb 2022 11 days - 10 nights Ocean Diamond From $18,600 to $22,400
6 Mar 2022 16 Mar 2022 11 days - 10 nights Ocean Diamond From $17,200 - $20,100
* All prices listed are per person in AUD based on a Twin cabin share. Contact us for Triple or Quad cabin shares for lower pricing.

Overview

Day 1

Arrive in Ushuaia

Day 2

Embarkation Day

Day 3 - 4

Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 5 - 8

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Day 9 - 10

Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 11

Disembark in Ushuaia

Itinerary

Map

Inclusions:

  • Experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and shore landing and cruising per the daily program – Adventure options Hiking, Polar Plunge and Zodiac cruising
  • For Ultramarine departures: Flight seeing aboard
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • Beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • Group transfer in Ushuaia from airport to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia with breakfast
  • Group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day
  • Group departure transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from ship to local airport or to luggage storage facility

Exclusions:

  • International airfare
  • Passport and applicable visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, massage services and other personal charges, unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Adventure options on expeditions (all weather dependent) that are not included in the cost of the voyage (e.g., sea kayaking, camping, etc.)

Optional Extras:

  • Camping
  • Paddling/ Sea kayaking
  • Stand up Paddle Boarding
  • For Ultramarine departures: Alpine Heli trekking & Exclusive Heli Landing

*Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates. 

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