Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

The Classic Antarctica air-cruise is our most popular Antarctica expedition itinerary.


Fly and Cruise Antarctica
Air-Cruise Classic Antarctica

Duration: 8 days
Starts: Punta Arenas, Chile
Ends: Punta Arenas, Chile
Language: English Speaking Voyage


Included
Optional


Once arriving by flight to Antarctica, you will sail between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Enjoy seeing ice-filled fjords and spectacular icebergs, while spotting penguins, seals, and whales that call the White Continent home. The Classic Antarctica air-cruise is available on all our expedition ships.

Itinerary

© Rodrigo Moraga
© Philip Stone
© Nicolas Gildemeister

DAY 1 | START OF THE AIR-CRUISE
Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM, where you are welcomed by Antarctica21 staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you are welcomed at Explorers House to attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your air-cruise and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu.

DAY 2 | SCHEDULED FLIGHT TO ANTARCTICA
George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. You then walk 2-km (1.25-miles), passing Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station to reach the shore and board a Zodiac that will take you to your boutique expedition vessel.

DAYS 3 - 6 | 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 educational presentations, and enjoy spectacular views from the lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.
No journey is the same and flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team plans the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience every time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several sites that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites in the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Sound, the Gerlache Strait, and the Penola Strait.

DAY 7 | 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).

DAY 8 | END OF AIR-CRUISE
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Itinerary

DAY 1 | START OF THE AIR-CRUISE
Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM, where you are welcomed by Antarctica21 staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you are welcomed at Explorers House to attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your air-cruise and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu.

DAY 2 | SCHEDULED FLIGHT TO ANTARCTICA
George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. You then walk 2-km (1.25-miles), passing Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station to reach the shore and board a Zodiac that will take you to your boutique expedition vessel.

DAYS 3 - 6 | 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 educational presentations, and enjoy spectacular views from the lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.
No journey is the same and flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team plans the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience every time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several sites that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites in the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Sound, the Gerlache Strait, and the Penola Strait.

DAY 7 | 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).

DAY 8 | END OF AIR-CRUISE
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.


© Rodrigo Moraga
© Philip Stone
© Nicolas Gildemeister


INCLUSIONS

• For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, group transfers airport/hotel on Day 1.
• For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, one overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar, with a welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1.
• 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica.
• For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, enjoy special access to Explorers House.
• Group transfers airport/hotel on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica, and group transfers hotel/airport on the last day of the air-cruise.
• Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
• Ship cruise as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
• Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
• Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
• Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board.
• Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water, and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
• All guided shore excursions.
• Lectures and entertainment on board.
• Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
• Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica.
• Contingency Plan as described further on.
• IAATO passenger fee.

EXCLUSIONS

• Anything that is not specifically listed under the “Included in the Rate” section. For example: · Accommodation, meals, excursions, and transfers other than those included in the itinerary and the Contingency Plan corresponding to each voyage. Specifically, dinner in Punta Arenas upon return from Antarctica is not included.
• Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
• Internet connection on board the ship.
• Personal travel insurance.
• Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
• Gratuities.
• Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.


Dates & Rates


Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 10 Feb 2023 - 17 Feb 2023 (1053)
Triple Suite
$14,795
Porthole
$15,995
Veranda Cabins
$18,995
Deluxe Veranda
$19,995
Penthouse Suite
$23,995
Grand Suite
$26,995
Single
$26,995
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 11 Feb 2023 - 18 Feb 2023 || Kayak $895 (1070)
Triple Cabin
$13,495
Single Cabin
$21,995
Twin Cabin
$15,495
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 15 Feb 2023 - 22 Feb 2023 (1054)
Triple Suite
$14,795
Porthole
$15,995
Veranda Cabins
$18,995
Deluxe Veranda
$19,995
Penthouse Suite
$23,995
Grand Suite
$26,995
Single
$26,995
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 25 Feb 2023 - 4 Mar 2023 (1060)
Triple Suite
$13,495
Porthole
$14,595
Veranda Cabins
$17,595
Deluxe Veranda
$18,495
Penthouse Suite
$21,995
Grand Suite
$24,995
Single
$24,995
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 01 Dec 2023 - 08 Dec 2023 (1440)
Triple Suite
$13,995
Porthole
$14,995
Veranda Cabins
$18,395
Deluxe Veranda
$19,395
Penthouse Suite
$22,795
Grand Suite
$25,995
Single
$25,995
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 02 Dec 2023 - 09 Dec 2023 (1555)
Triple Cabin
$11,495
Single Cabin
$17,795
Twin Cabin
$13,595
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 06 Dec 2023 - 13 Dec 2023 (1441)
Triple Suite
$13,995
Porthole
$14,995
Veranda Cabins
$18,395
Deluxe Veranda
$19,395
Penthouse Suite
$22,795
Grand Suite
$25,995
Single
$25,995
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 07 Dec 2023 - 14 Dec 2023 (1457)
Triple Cabin
$11,495
Single Cabin
$17,795
Twin Cabin
$13,595
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 11 Dec 2023 - 18 Dec 2023 (1442)
Triple Suite
$13,995
Porthole
$14,995
Veranda Cabins
$18,395
Deluxe Veranda
$19,395
Penthouse Suite
$22,795
Grand Suite
$25,995
Single
$25,995
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 12 Dec 2023 - 19 Dec 2023 (1458)
Triple Cabin
$11,495
Single Cabin
$17,795
Twin Cabin
$13,595
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 16 Dec 2023 - 23 Dec 2023 (1443)
Triple Suite
$13,995
Porthole
$14,995
Veranda Cabins
$18,395
Deluxe Veranda
$19,395
Penthouse Suite
$22,795
Grand Suite
$25,995
Single
$25,995
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 17 Dec 2023 - 24 Dec 2023 (1459)
Triple Cabin
$11,495
Single Cabin
$17,795
Twin Cabin
$13,595
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 21 Dec 2023 - 28 Dec 2023 (1444)
Triple Suite
$15,995
Porthole
$17,295
Veranda Cabins
$20,995
Deluxe Veranda
$21,995
Penthouse Suite
$25,795
Grand Suite
$28,995
Single
$28,995
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 22 Dec 2023 - 29 Dec 2023 (1460)
Triple Cabin
$13,495
Single Cabin
$21,995
Twin Cabin
$15,595
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 26 Dec 2023 - 02 Jan 2024 (1445)
Triple Suite
$15,495
Porthole
$16,795
Veranda Cabins
$19,995
Deluxe Veranda
$21,595
Penthouse Suite
$25,395
Grand Suite
$27,995
Single
$27,995
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 27 Dec 2023 - 03 Jan 2024 (1461)
Triple Cabin
$13,495
Single Cabin
$21,995
Twin Cabin
$15,595
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 31 Dec 2023 - 07 Jan 2024 (1446)
Triple Suite
$15,995
Porthole
$17,295
Veranda Cabins
$20,995
Deluxe Veranda
$21,995
Penthouse Suite
$25,795
Grand Suite
$28,995
Single
$28,995
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 14 Jan 2024 - 21 Jan 2024 (1447)
Triple Suite
$15,495
Porthole
$16,595
Veranda Cabins
$19,795
Deluxe Veranda
$20,795
Penthouse Suite
$24,995
Grand Suite
$27,995
Single
$27,995
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 17 Jan 2024 - 24 Jan 2024 (1462)
Triple Cabin
$13,595
Single Cabin
$21,995
Twin Cabin
$15,595
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 19 Jan 2024 - 26 Jan 2024 (1448)
Triple Suite
$15,495
Porthole
$16,595
Veranda Cabins
$19,795
Deluxe Veranda
$20,795
Penthouse Suite
$24,995
Grand Suite
$27,995
Single
$27,995
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 22 Jan 2024 - 29 Jan 2024 (1463)
Triple Cabin
$13,595
Single Cabin
$21,995
Twin Cabin
$15,595
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 27 Jan 2024 - 03 Feb 2024 (1464)
Triple Cabin
$13,595
Single Cabin
$21,995
Twin Cabin
$15,595
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 31 Jan 2024 - 07 Feb 2024 (1449)
Triple Suite
$15,495
Porthole
$16,595
Veranda Cabins
$19,795
Deluxe Veranda
$20,795
Penthouse Suite
$24,995
Grand Suite
$27,995
Single
$27,995
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 01 Feb 2024 - 08 Feb 2024 (1465)
Triple Cabin
$13,595
Single Cabin
$21,995
Twin Cabin
$15,595
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 05 Feb 2024 - 12 Feb 2024 (1450)
Triple Suite
$15,495
Porthole
$16,595
Veranda Cabins
$19,795
Deluxe Veranda
$20,795
Penthouse Suite
$24,995
Grand Suite
$27,995
Single
$27,995
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 06 Feb 2024 - 13 Feb 2024 (1466)
Triple Cabin
$13,595
Single Cabin
$21,995
Twin Cabin
$15,595
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 10 Feb 2024 - 17 Feb 2024 (1451)
Triple Suite
$15,495
Porthole
$16,595
Veranda Cabins
$19,795
Deluxe Veranda
$20,795
Penthouse Suite
$24,995
Grand Suite
$27,995
Single
$27,995
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 11 Feb 2024 - 18 Feb 2024 (1467)
Triple Cabin
$13,595
Single Cabin
$21,995
Twin Cabin
$15,595
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 15 Feb 2024 - 22 Feb 2024 (1452)
Triple Suite
$15,495
Porthole
$16,595
Veranda Cabins
$19,795
Deluxe Veranda
$20,795
Penthouse Suite
$24,995
Grand Suite
$27,995
Single
$27,995
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 20 Feb 2024 - 27 Feb 2024 (1453)
Triple Suite
$15,495
Porthole
$16,595
Veranda Cabins
$19,795
Deluxe Veranda
$20,795
Penthouse Suite
$24,995
Grand Suite
$27,995
Single
$27,995
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 25 Feb 2024 - 03 Mar 2024 (1454)
Triple Suite
$13,995
Porthole
$15,295
Veranda Cabins
$17,995
Deluxe Veranda
$19,395
Penthouse Suite
$22,795
Grand Suite
$25,995
Single
$25,995
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 01 Mar 2024 - 08 Mar 2024 (1455)
Triple Suite
$13,995
Porthole
$15,295
Veranda Cabins
$17,995
Deluxe Veranda
$19,395
Penthouse Suite
$22,795
Grand Suite
$25,995
Single
$25,995

* The prices are per person in US Dollars, unless expressly specified in a different currency. In that case, payment will be in US dollars at the exchange rate of the day.
** All prices will be re-confirmed by email at the time of booking.
NOTE: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.

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