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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

  • 10 Days / 11 Nights

    Start of the Air-Cruise

    Start of the Air-Cruise

    Your journey begins in Punta Arenas, Chile. Upon boarding the ship in the afternoon you are welcomed by the Expedition Team. Attend a welcome briefing that provides important information about your voyage. The ship sails along 
the Strait of Magellan towards the majestic Cape Froward, the southernmost tip of the American landmass, and continues south through the fiords that open along the Magdalena Channel. These areas are home to Magellanic penguins, cormorants and other seabirds.

  • 10 Days / 11 Nights

    Explore Southern Patagonia

    Explore Southern Patagonia

    Escorted by Peale’s dolphins, the ship will navigate the Cockburn, Brecknock and Ballenero channels, offering impressive views of the islands that form Tierra del Fuego and its mountain ranges. Learn about these southern lands through an engaging program of shipboard presentations. In the afternoon the ship enters the western side of the Beagle Channel and proceeds through the spectacular Glacier Alley in the De Agostini National Park, where massive glaciers descend from the Darwin ice field into the sea. By the late evening we will call at Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

  • 10 Days / 11 Nights

    Beagle Channel

    Beagle Channel

    Wake up in the southern-most Argentinean city and enjoy a catamaran tour exploring the Lighthouse at the End of the World and the Sea Lion and Cormorant islands. After spending some free time strolling along Ushuaia’s main street, the ship set sails again towards Port Williams, on Navarino Island. Explore this southernmost town in the world and visit the Anthropological Museum Martin Gusinde, learning about the Yagan people, the canoe nomads who lived in this remote region.

  • 10 Days / 11 Nights

    Cape Horn and Drake Passage

    Cape Horn and Drake Passage

    After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake in full view of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Back on board, set sail towards Antarctica and cross the famous passage named in honour of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.

  • 10 Days / 11 Nights

    Drake Passage

    Drake Passage

    As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica.
    After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land.

  • 10 Days / 11 Nights

    Drake Passage and Antarctica

    Drake Passage and Antarctica

    Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony.

  • 10 Days / 11 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.

    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

  • 10 Days / 11 Nights

    Scheduled return flight from Antarctica

    Scheduled return flight from Antarctica

    Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back 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).

  • 10 Days / 11 Nights

    End of the Air-Cruise

    End of the Air-Cruise

    After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

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
Nov 28-Dec 8, 2019 4,995 5,995 6,295 6,695 7,795 8,595 8,595 Sold Out

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

– 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, 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 Magellan Explorer Inaugural Voyage Air-Cruise (one way) 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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