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Across the Antarctic Circle: Christmas Expedition

A special festive foray to the furthermost reaches of the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula beyond the celebrated Circle.
Starting at:
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$ 16,196
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Length
14 Days
Embark
Ushuaia
Disembark
Ushuaia
Starting at:
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$ 16,196
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Highlights

  • Enjoy a special Christmas dinner with new friends surrounded by the most incredible views you could ever imagine.
  • Celebrate the crossing of the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33' South (approximately).
  • By Zodiac, explore hidden bays and quiet coves hoping to spot whales, penguins, and ice seals such as Weddell and crabeater seals.

Venturing below the Antarctic Circle is about more than just earning bragging rights. It is the chance to enter a different world more rarely seen, it feels more isolated and colder than further north, with great swathes of pack-ice and dreamlike icebergs. Thread through pack ice and narrow channels where scenes of ice-clad mountains, feeding whales and lively penguin colonies become lasting memories.

Standard Activities

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Lectures
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
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Hiking
Historic Hut Visits
Historic Hut Visits
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Photography Workshops

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia, where you will be met by a representatives and transferred with your fellow expeditioners to your assigned pre-voyage hotel. If you are already in Ushuaia, we ask you to make your way to your hotel. Check-in is from 3.00 pm. This afternoon, visit the hospitality desk in the lobby at Las Hayas Ushuaia Resort, Luis Fernando Martial 1650, between 8.00 am and 12.00 pm, or 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm, to collect your luggage tags, and confirm if you wish to join our Beagle Channel and Isla de Los Lobos Cruise (sea lion island) tomorrow. Our team will confirm details regarding your embarkation day, answer any questions and provide you with information on where to dine or purchase last minute items.

Expeditioners arriving after 7:00pm will find a welcome pack waiting for them at check-in. We ask you to visit our hospitality desk tomorrow between 08:00am – 10:00am.

The remainder of your time is at leisure. All meals today are at your own expense.

Assigned accommodation: Las Hayas Ushuaia Resort or Los Acebos Ushuaia Hotel

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Day 2

Embarkation

Days 3-4

Drake Passage crossing

Days 5-11

Antarctic Peninsula & Antarctic Circle

Days 12-13

Drake Passage Crossing

Day 14

Disembark in Ushuaia

Route Map

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Ushuaia, Argentina
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What's Included

  • All airport transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
  • One night’s hotel accommodation including breakfast, in Ushuaia on Day 1.
  • Half-day tour of Ushuaia on Day 2, prior to embarkation.
  • Onboard accommodation during voyage, including daily cabin service.
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage.
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner.
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell receptions including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages.
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises.
  • Educational lectures and guiding services provided by Expedition Team.
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consultation).
  • One 3-in-1 waterproof, polar expedition jacket.
  • Complimentary use of Muck Boots during the voyage.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information.
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees.
  • Gratuities for ship’s crew.

What's Excluded

  • International or domestic flights – unless specified in the itinerary.
  • Transfers – unless specified in the itinerary.
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes.
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination fees and charges.
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges.
  • Hotel accommodation and meals – unless specified in the itinerary.
  • Optional excursions and optional activity surcharges.
  • All items of a personal nature, including but not limited to alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, wi-fi, email or phone charges.