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Our Air-Cruises 2019-20

Visit Antarctica for a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. We have five unique itineraries to choose from.

Air Cruise

Itinerary

  • 16 Days / 15 Nights

    Start of the Air-Cruise

    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.

  • 16 Days / 15 Nights

    Scheduled flight to Antarctica

    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.

  • 16 Days / 15 Nights

    Exploring Antarctica

    Exploring Antarctica

    Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular views from the lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.

    No journey is the same as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots in the Gerlache Strait that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

  • 16 Days / 15 Nights

    Elephant Island

    Elephant Island

    Sailing north of the Antarctic Peninsula, we hope to stop at Elephant Island. It was here that the crew of Shackleton’s Endurance found refuge while he and five handpicked men carried on in a small open lifeboat, crossing 1,300 km of open sea to South Georgia in order to arrange the rescue of their comrades. While the stormy conditions of this area rarely allow a shore landing, you will be able to see the island from the ship.

  • 16 Days / 15 Nights

    Sailing to South Georgia

    Sailing to South Georgia

    As we sail on northward, our historian and our naturalists offer presentations and informal chats. There is time to socialize in the ship’s lounge and to be inspired by tales of exploration, while keeping an eye out for the region’s abundant birdlife.

  • 16 Days / 15 Nights

    South Georgia

    South Georgia

    The island of South Georgia is a diverse landscape of majestic mountains, massive glaciers, grassy uplands and deep fjords. Visit the former whaling outpost of Grytviken, where you may pay your respects at the simple grave of Ernest Shackleton. At St. Andrew’s Bay be overwhelmed by the sight of 150,000 King Penguins. At Cooper Island, the nesting home of thousands of black-browed albatrosses, see a large colony of macaroni penguins. If the weather is favourable, visits are also planned at Fortuna Bay, Salisbury Plains, Prion Island, and Elsehul Bay.

  • 16 Days / 15 Nights

    Sailing towards South America

    Sailing towards South America

    As the ship heads to South America, the Expedition Team continue their program of presentations. Use this time to enhance your understanding of the region and its history: Enjoy the collection of themed books in the library, attend film screenings, and spend time socializing in the ship’s lounge. Take your binoculars to the outside observation decks and spot for the great wondering albatross that may be soaring in the proximity of the ship.

  • 16 Days / 15 Nights

    At sea and Beagle Channel

    At sea and Beagle Channel

    Approach the South American continent and sail along the Beagle Channel. Take in the beauty of Tierra del Fuego to the north and Navarino Island to the south as you make your way to Ushuaia.

  • 16 Days / 15 Nights

    Ushuaia, Argentina

    Ushuaia, Argentina

    Arrival to Ushuaia, where your journey ends.

Ships

Magellan Explorer

Strong and agile, Magellan Explorer has been developed from the ground up as the ideal platform for Antarctica21’s air-cruise operations. Several international polar expedition experts have contributed to the design of the ship. Working with designers, engineers, and naval architects, they developed a wide range of technical solutions designed to enhance the expedition experience of guests.

Magellan Explorer will join the Antarctica21 fleet during the 2019-20 season. She is the world’s first expedition ship custom designed for Antarctic air-cruise operations. The ship provides a stylish base for our guests’ adventures, combining excellence in expedition and boutique hospitality.

A complete presentation with the vessel’s details is available here.

Accommodation Details

Category Average size Details
Triple
Suite
440 ft-40 mt2 2 twin beds and 1 queen-size sofa bed, 2 private balconies with sitting area
Porthole
Cabin
220 ft-20 mt2 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed
Veranda
Cabin
220 ft-20 mt2 2 twin beds or 1 king size bed, private balcony with sitting area
Deluxe Veranda
Cabin
220 ft-20 mt2 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, private balcony with sitting area
Penthouse
Suite
330 ft-30 mt2 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, private balcony with sitting area
Grand
Suite
440 ft-40 mt2 Separate living and bedroom area 2 Twin beds or 1 King size Bed, and 1 Queen Sofa bed, 2 washrooms 2 balconies
Single
Cabin
220 ft-20 mt2 1 king-size bed, private balcony with sitting area

Dates & Rates

Trip start and end Triple Suite Porthole Cabin Veranda Cabin Deluxe Veranda Cabin Penthouse Suite Grand Suite Single Cabin
March 1-16, 2020 14,395 15,395 17,495 18,495 21,995 25,495 25,595

– All prices are per-person and indicated in USD.

A Preferred Seating promotion is now in effect until Sept. 20, 2018. Travellers who book before the deadline will receive Preferred Seating Promotion reduction per person. This promotion is capacity-controlled and may be discontinued at any time. For complete details please refer to this overview.

– Single travellers can choose between booking a dedicated single cabin, booking a twin cabin for single use (an 85% supplement will be added to the rate per person in Twin Cabin) or sharing a cabin with another passenger of the same gender.

– For complete terms and details, please review our 2019-20 brochure.

 

Note: This pricing chart presents our dates and prices. For real-time availability, please contact us.


Additional Activities

Preferred Seating

Preferred Seating

For an extra level of comfort, travellers can purchase Preferred Seats on their Antarctic flight. This option offers a guaranteed aisle or window seat at the front of the aircraft, and a guaranteed empty middle seat. It also offers priority boarding when departing from Punta Arenas and an amenities kit.

Price
The per-person price for Polar Circle Air-Cruises (roundtrip) is $295.

Hotel and Transfer Package

Hotel and Transfer Package

Accommodation at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel, the same hotel included in your Antarctic Air-Cruise itinerary.

The package is available pre-expedition and post-expedition and includes group airport transfers, 1 night hotel accommodation, breakfast and drink voucher.

Price
Single Accommodation, $295 USD. Double, $185 USD. Triple, $165 USD.

Signature Waterproof Expedition Jacket

Signature Waterproof Expedition Jacket

The Antarctica21-branded BR2 Offshore Waterproof Jacket by MUSTO has been hand-selected for you as the perfect, technical outer shell for use on our Antarctic Air-Cruises.

Price
$349 USD. Available in the Antarctica21 Gear Shop.

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