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  • Jan 6, 2015 · 7:00 PM
  • Antarctica

Antarctica Singles Vacation

January 6th - 14th, 2015 

9-days Cruise South, Fly North - $8,995*

We will be going with Quark Expeditions whom I am confident, with my extensive research, are the best in the business for this tour. The reviews I have read are all outstanding.  We will be on their Sea Adventurer ship which has a capacity of just 117 guests. Our price reflects a 10% group discount saving you almost $1,000 plus we will match you up with a roommate as always.

Here is more information on our ship and itinerary:


Day 1 — 

Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 2 — Embarkation Day

You will embark in the afternoon, with a journey through the picturesque Beagle Channel.

Days 3 to 4 — 

Crossing the Drake Passage

Legendary for its high winds and rolling seas, you may get lucky and have surprisingly calm seas. Spend your time in the lounge or chatting with your fellow travelers.

Days 5 to 7 — 

Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

Icebergs are the first attractions that welcome you to Antarctica. Massive floating bergs become more common as you get closer to land and you catch your first glimpse of the Peninsula, with its grand snow-covered mountains.

Day 8 — 

Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas

As the ship turns north, you’ll say goodbye to the penguins, as well as many of your shipmates. Spent the night in 

Punta Arenas hotel.

Day 9 — 

Depart for Home

Depart for home.




Please pay your deposit by February 1st as we do not have cabins on hold and this is the only cruise of the entire season where we can fly one way. We will not forward your deposit over to Quark until we reach 16 passengers so your deposit will be refundable until we reach the point of having a confirmed group. 

Day-by-Day Expedition in BriefThe excitement of a southbound Drake Passage crossing.The speed and convenience of a flight back to South America.All the Antarctic Peninsula highlights.Lecturers and specialists deliver presentations on geology and animal life.

 Onboard Lectures

Presentations by Quark’s Expedition Team are included as part of your voyage. Through formal illustrated presentations, as well as informal briefings, the Quark Expeditions Team will cover a range of topics including ornithology, marine biology, glaciology, geography, geology, history and the environment.

* Cost is for a lower deck shared room. Upgrades are available as follows:

Add $1,000 for a main deck porthole room

Add $1,500 for a main deck window room

South Shetland Islands


These islands will be your first sighting of land after Ushuaia, as the archipelago stretches for 540 km (335 miles) from northeast to southwest off the coast of Antarctica. The Bransfield Strait separates this archipelago from the Antarctic Peninsula. Nearly 200 years ago the islands were wiped clear of seals. Today, you’ll see that the seal populations have recovered and the islands once again support an abundance of wildlife.

 AITCHO ISLANDS This is a group of small islands, some still unnamed, situated in the northern entrance of English Strait. You can often spot a great mix of wildlife here, with gentoo and chinstrap penguins having established rookeries. Southern elephant and fur seals are frequently hauled out here too.

 BAILY HEAD Also known as Rancho Point, this area is a rocky headland on the southeastern shore of Deception Island. Chinstrap penguins build nests on slopes leading to a high ridge that dominates the natural amphitheater and provides you with a superb setting for landscape photography.

 HALF MOON ISLAND This crescent-shaped island was known to sealers as early as 1821. Unlike sealers who liked to keep their best locations secret, we’re happy to bring you ashore on this impressive island. Many Antarctic birds breed here including chinstrap penguins, shags, Wilson’s storm petrels, kelp gulls, snowy sheathbills, Antarctic terns and skua.

 HANNAH POINT Macaroni, chinstrap and gentoo penguin rookeries are located on the point, which is on the south coast of Livingston Island. Due to the rather congested area available to the nesting penguins, you can only visit here from January 10 onwards.

 PENDULUM COVE Hot geothermal waters are found along the shoreline of this cove, named for observations made in 1829 by a British expedition. You may see yellow algae and boiled krill floating on the surface of the water, because of the scalding hot water!

 PENGUIN ISLAND Antarctica has two flowering plants, both of which you can find on Penguin Island: Deschampsia antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis. Chinstrap penguins, fur seals and southern elephant seals use the island for breeding purposes.

 ROBERT POINT A nice spot for Zodiac cruising, this point was known to sealers as early as 1820. Chinstrap penguins, kelp gulls and pintado petrels breed and whales may be seen in the surrounding waters.

 TELEFON BAY Your Expedition Team will be happy to point out that it is here where the most recent evidence of volcanic eruption on Deception Island can be seen.

 TURRET POINT Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries are found on this point, situated on the south coast of King George Island. You’ll find the beaches here can get crowded with fur, southern elephant and Weddell seals hauled out on the rocks.

 WHALER’S BAY To reach Whaler’s Bay it is necessary to sail through a narrow passage called Neptune’s Bellows. The bay was used by whalers from 1906 to 1931 and it is part of a protected harbor created by a circular flooded caldera, known as Deception Island. Along with waddling penguins and lounging seals, you’ll see rusting remains of whaling operations on the beach. Watch for steam that may rise from geothermally heated water springs along the shoreline.

 YANKEE HARBOUR Gentoo penguins have established a rookery on this harbor, which is situated on the southwest side of Greenwich Island. Here you can see an abandoned Argentine refuge hut and a large glacier that stretches along the east and north sides of the bay. An abandoned sealing try pot is all that remains of the activity that brought men thousands of miles in tall ships to seek their fortune.


One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia, Argentina, or Punta Arenas, Chile as indicated in the itinerary (The number of guests per room is the same as cabin occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms at the hotel. Triple rooms may not be available.)

• Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping

• All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage (Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible. Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals.)

• All shore landings per the daily program

• Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leaders, including during shore landings and other activities

• All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program

• Snowshoes available on loan for shore excursions on designated voyages

• Formal and informal presentations by our expedition team and guest speakers as scheduled

• Photographic Journal on DVD, documenting the voyage

• A pair of waterproof expedition (Muck) boots on loan for shore landings

• An offi cial Quark Expeditions parka to keep

• Life jackets and immersion suits

• Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock

• Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin

• Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic reader

• A group transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from the ship to the local airport

• 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 US$100,000 per person



• Group transfers in Ushuaia from the airport to any local hotel

• Group transfers from a designated location in Ushuaia to the ship on embarkation day


• All flights between Punta Arenas (PUQ) and Antarctica (KGI) as specified in the itinerary

• One pre-night (group dinner included) and one post-night expedition hotel accommodation with breakfast in Punta Arenas

• A group arrival transfer in Punta Arenas from the airport to the included hotel for passengers arriving on day 1 of the program only

• Included lunch in Punta Arenas prior to boarding, or on the charter flight to Antarctica

• Group transfers between the hotel and airport in conjunction with the charter flight to/from Antarctica


• Pre-expedition night hotel in Ushuaia including breakfast

• Group transfers in Ushuaia from the airport to any local hotel

• Group transfers from a designated location in Ushuaia to the ship on embarkation day

• Flight from Antarctica (KGI) to Punta Arenas (PUQ) as specifi ed in the itinerary

• Group transfer between the airport and hotel in conjunction with the charter flight from Antarctica

• One night post-expedition hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas with breakfast as indicated in the itinerary


• Any airfare unless otherwise specified in the itinerary

• Passport and visa expenses

• Government arrival and departure taxes, including Argentina’s Reciprocity Fee

• Any meals ashore with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel before

embarkation and lunch/dinner on specified fly-cruise programs

• Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance

• Excess baggage charges

• Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal

charges unless specified

• Telecommunications charges

• The voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew

• Massage services

• Adventure options that are not included in

the cost of the voyage

As we get closer to the trip we will have more information on the possibility of group air to Punta Arenas, Chile and a potential stopover in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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