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12-days with a 9-night cruise - from $9,346*
It's been 6 years since our last Antarctica trip and we've had quite a few people ask about taking a trip to visit the 7th continent so here it is.
We will be going with Quark Expeditions, a company that we went with last time that everyone raved about. They are the best in the business for this tour. We will be on their Ocean Diamond ship which has a capacity of just 189 guests. Our price reflects a 15% group discount saving you over $1,600 plus we will match you up with a roommate as always.
Here is more information on our ship and itinerary:
Day 1 — Ushuaia, Argentina
This quaint city at the southernmost tip of South America is your gateway to Antarctica.
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 8 — Antarctic Peninsula
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 9 and 10— Crossing the Drake Passage
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 11 — Disembarkation is Ushuaia
Depart for home.
DOWNLOAD THE FULL BROCHURE FOR OUR TRIP
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.
DEPOSIT OF $500
We have limited availability for a total of 25 people. Please pay your deposit by December 30th as we will have to give an update to Quark at this time. We will need an additional deposit of 20% at the end of March where your deposit will become non-refundable (although we may be able to replace you). We will hold on to your deposit until the end of March at which time we will then forward it on to Quark and you will be subject to their cancellation policy.
* Cost does not include airfare and is for a twin obstructed shared room. Upgrades are available as follows:
We only have 9 spots total for the listed price of $9,346. After those are sold you will only have the choice to upgrade cabins.
Add $500 for a shared window cabin - 8 spots available
Add $1,500 for a shared suite - 4 spots available
Add $2,500 for a single porthole suite - 2 spots available
FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS YOU'LL NEED TO MAKE:
USA to Buenos Aires to arrive on December 8th
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia on December 9th - departing out of AEP airport.
Ushuaia to Buenos Aires on December 19th - the EZE international airport. Recommended flight time is 12 pm
Buenos Aires to your gateway in the USA on December 19th or later (flights typically depart at 9 pm or later.
Please go to our website for more information and to sign up for this trip: