Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia

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Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia

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Duration:
23 days - 22 nights
From:
AUD $ 41,700
p.p. Twin Cabin share, Excludes Flights

Our Epic Antarctica voyage is called so for a reason—it includes all of the major Antarctic highlights you can imagine. From the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) to South Georgia to the Antarctic Peninsula, you will have countless unforgettable moments on this adventure-packed, 23-day voyage. Start with the Falklands, reminiscent of both sandy Cape Cod and the English moors, home to albatross, dolphins, and five species of penguins. From there, venture to South Georgia where you’ll enter the home of 300,000 breeding king penguins, 50 million other seabirds and 5 million seals. Then, explore the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, and finally cross the Antarctic Circle—a significant milestone for any world traveler.
This itinerary can also start in Buenos Aires. The below itinerary starts and end in Ushuaia. Please speak to your consultant for further information regarding Buenos Aires departures.

Departures

Departure Return Duration Ship Price Range *
Departure: 27 Dec 2021
Return: 18 Jan 2022
Duration: 23 days - 22 nights
Ship(s): Ocean Diamond
AUD Price Range: $41,700 - $49,900
* 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

At Sea

Day 4 - 5

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Day 6 - 7

At Sea

Day 8 - 11

South Georgia

Day 12 - 13

At Sea

Day 14 - 16

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Day 17 - 18

Antarctic Circle

Day 19 - 20

Northbound Along the Peninsula

Day 21 - 22

Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 23

Disembarkation 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. 

Please fill out the form below to Build Your Quote. You will receive an initial email or phone call confirming when to expect your quote soon. While we are often able to send through a fully priced quotation within 24 to 48 hours, this does depend on the specific itinerary you are building. If you wish to combine multiple itineraries from the website OR have us create a customised program just for you - please call us on 03 9937 1800.
We will only call you to clarify any questions regarding your quote.
If you are flexible with your travel dates, please list your range of availability. For cruises, please indicate departure date you are interested in.
Please advise if any travellers are under the age of 16 as there may be discounts available.
The majority of itineraries on our website list 'Starting From' prices based on 3* & 4* properties.
Each ship has different names for their cabins. We will provide you with the cabin specifications in your quote! All cabins have their own bathroom.
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