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Our Air-Cruises 2020-21

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

Air Cruise

Itinerary

  • 10 Days / 9 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.

  • 10 Days / 9 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.

  • 10 Days / 9 Nights

    Exploring Antarctica

    Exploring Antarctica

    Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Visit the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, disembarking by Zodiac each day. In small groups, hike to extraordinary sites and take part in exploratory Zodiac excursions to otherwise inaccessible areas. Expert polar guides share their passion for Antarctica through an engaging program of illustrated presentations, and lead you ashore to interpret the wildlife, the history and the many wonders of the Antarctic environment. From the glass-enclosed lounge, enjoy spectacular views while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests over a drink. The goal of the expedition is to sail far south in the attempt of reaching the Polar Circle. The Expedition Team sets the specific voyage route based on local conditions, and takes advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature. Flexibility will be the key to a successful voyage. Your expedition may include visits to sites such as Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Prospect Point or other magnificent places.

  • 10 Days / 9 Nights

    Scheduled return flight from Antarctica

    Scheduled return flight from Antarctica

    Back at King George Island, bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight 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 / 9 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
Jan 29-Feb 7, 2021 18,995 20,595 23,495 24,795 29,995 33,995 33,995

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

For early bookers, a Preferred Seating promotion is now in effect until September 30, 2019 or unless the allocated capacity sells out first. The offer is capacity-controlled and limited to the first 50 guests on Magellan Explorer. Travelers who book before the deadline will receive Preferred Seating Promotion reduction per person. Please remember this offer is capacity-controlled and may be discontinued at any time. For complete details please refer to this overview.

– Single travelers 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, click here.

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


Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable expedition vessel. She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland. She was fully refurbished in 2006 and has since benefitted from annual upgrades and improvements. Her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica.

In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, Ocean Nova also has a spacious dining room, a bar, a library, a small gym, and an infirmary. The ship has a fleet of seven Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

Accommodation Details

Category Average size Details
Single cabins 87 ft2 – 8 mt2 One lower single bed
Twin cabins 106 ft2 – 10 mt2 Two lower beds
Triple cabins 150 ft2 – 14 mt2 Two lower beds and one upper bed

Dates & Rates

Trip start and end Triple Cabin Twin Cabin Single Cabin
Jan 1-10, 2021 15,495 17,995 24,995
Feb 16-25, 2021 15,495 17,995 24,995

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

For early bookers, a Preferred Seating promotion is now in effect until September 30, 2019 or unless the allocated capacity sells out first. The offer is capacity-controlled and limited to the first 50 guests on Magellan Explorer. Travelers who book before the deadline will receive Preferred Seating Promotion reduction per person. Please remember this offer is capacity-controlled and may be discontinued at any time. For complete details please refer to this overview.

– Single travelers 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, click here.

 

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 per person
495 USD for Classic Antarctica and Polar Circle, and 245 USD for other itineraries.

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
Please inquire at time of reservation

Adventure Activities

Adventure Activities

Sea Kayaking in Antarctica
See Antarctica from the unique vantage point of a sea kayak. Join a small group of participants and paddle in Antarctica under the leadership of an experienced Kayak Master. Reservation recommended.
Price: $895 USD per person/air-cruise

Hiking and Snowshoeing in Antarctica
Gain greater mobility and see more of the Antarctic landscape with our hiking and snowshoeing program. Book on board.
Price: $85 USD per person/excursion (booking aboard the ship)

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