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Magellan Explorer - 73 Guests

Polar Circle Air-Cruise

Flying over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, the 2019-20 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

  • Enjoy a smooth two-hour flight that takes you quickly from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands
  • As you exit the airplane, experience the clear Antarctic air filling your lungs for the first time
  • Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station
  • Visit the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, disembarking by Zodiac each day
  • Hike to extraordinary sites and take part in exploratory Zodiac excursions to otherwise inaccessible areas
  • Your expedition may include visits to sites such as Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, ParadiseBay, the Lemaire Channel, Prospect Point or other magnificent places

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DateTriplePortholeVerandaDeluxe VerandaPH SuitesGrand SuiteSingle
Jan 24, 2023Feb 02, 202318,99520,59523,99524,99529,99533,99533,995
Jan 24, 2024Feb 02, 202419,99521,39524,99525,99529,99534,99534,995
Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
Triple
(Mid-range)
Deluxe Veranda
(High-end)
Single
Jan 24, 2023Feb 02, 202318,99524,99533,995
Jan 24, 2024Feb 02, 202419,99525,99534,995


ITINERARY

Flying over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, Antarctica21 takes 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.

DAY 1 • Start of the Air-Cruise
Antarctica21 staff 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.

DAY 2 • Scheduled flight to Antarctica
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.

DAY 3-8 • Exploring Antarctica
Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of seabirds, 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. Our 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, ParadiseBay, 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.

DAY 9 • Scheduled return flight from Antarctica
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 • End of the Air-Cruise
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Magellan Explorer (Luxury Expedition, 73-guests)

Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for Antarctic and sub-Antarctic expeditions. The ship has a capacity for 73 passengers (maximum 100) in seven categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
  • Ship cruise as indicated in the itinerary corresponding to each expedition.
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board.
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino,
  • water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing.
  • All guided shore excursions.
  • Lectures and entertainment on board.
  • Landing fees and IAATO passenger fee.

ADVENTURE OPTIONS
  • Sea Kayaking - USD 895 per person
  • Hiking and Snowshoeing - USD 85 per person
  • Zodiac Cruises
  • Photography

 

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