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: 1 Dec 2022 - 8 Dec 2022 || Kayak $895
Triple Suite
N/A
Porthole
14595
Veranda Cabins
N/A
Deluxe Veranda
18494
Penthouse Suite
21995
Grand Suite
24995
Single
24995
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 6 Dec 2022 - 13 Dec 2022
Triple Suite
N/A
Porthole
N/A
Veranda Cabins
17595
Deluxe Veranda
18495
Penthouse Suite
N/A
Grand Suite
24995
Single
N/A
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 7 Dec 2022 - 14 Dec 2022 || Kayak $895
Quad Cabin
N/A
Triple Cabin
11495
Single Cabin
17495
Upper / Lower Berth
N/A
Twin Cabin
13495
Bridge Deck Cabin
N/A
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 11 Dec 2022 - 18 Dec 2022
Triple Suite
N/A
Porthole
14595
Veranda Cabins
17595
Deluxe Veranda
18495
Penthouse Suite
21995
Grand Suite
24995
Single
N/A
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 12 Dec 2022 - 19 Dec 2022 || Kayak $895
Quad Cabin
N/A
Triple Cabin
11495
Single Cabin
17495
Upper / Lower Berth
N/A
Twin Cabin
13495
Bridge Deck Cabin
N/A
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 16 Dec 2022 - 23 Dec 2022
Triple Suite
N/A
Porthole
14595
Veranda Cabins
17595
Deluxe Veranda
N/A
Penthouse Suite
N/A
Grand Suite
24995
Single
24995
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 17 Dec 2022 - 24 Dec 2022 || Kayak $895
Quad Cabin
N/A
Triple Cabin
11495
Single Cabin
17495
Upper / Lower Berth
N/A
Twin Cabin
13495
Bridge Deck Cabin
N/A
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 21 Dec 2022 - 28 Dec 2022
Triple Suite
N/A
Porthole
16395
Veranda Cabins
19495
Deluxe Veranda
N/A
Penthouse Suite
N/A
Grand Suite
N/A
Single
N/A
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 22 Dec 2022 - 29 Dec 2022
Quad Cabin
N/A
Triple Cabin
N/A
Single Cabin
21995
Upper / Lower Berth
N/A
Twin Cabin
15495
Bridge Deck Cabin
N/A
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 26 Dec 2022 - 2 Jan 2023
Triple Suite
N/A
Porthole
N/A
Veranda Cabins
N/A
Deluxe Veranda
20495
Penthouse Suite
N/A
Grand Suite
N/A
Single
N/A
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 27 Dic 2022 - 3 Jan 2023
Quad Cabin
N/A
Triple Cabin
N/A
Single Cabin
21995
Upper / Lower Berth
N/A
Twin Cabin
15495
Bridge Deck Cabin
N/A
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 31 Dec 2022 - 7 Jan 2023
Triple Suite
N/A
Porthole
16395
Veranda Cabins
N/A
Deluxe Veranda
N/A
Penthouse Suite
N/A
Grand Suite
27995
Single
27995
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 17 Jan 2023 - 24 Jan 2023 || Kayak $ 895
Quad Cabin
N/A
Triple Cabin
N/A
Single Cabin
21995
Upper / Lower Berth
N/A
Twin Cabin
15495
Bridge Deck Cabin
N/A
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 19 Jan 2023 - 26 Jan 2023
Triple Suite
N/A
Porthole
15995
Veranda Cabins
N/A
Deluxe Veranda
N/A
Penthouse Suite
N/A
Grand Suite
N/A
Single
N/A
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 27 Jan 2023 - 3 Jan 2023 || Kayak $895
Quad Cabin
N/A
Triple Cabin
13495
Single Cabin
21995
Upper / Lower Berth
N/A
Twin Cabin
15495
Bridge Deck Cabin
N/A
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 31 Ene 2023 - 7 Feb 2023 || Kayak $895
Triple Suite
N/A
Porthole
N/A
Veranda Cabins
N/A
Deluxe Veranda
N/A
Penthouse Suite
N/A
Grand Suite
26995
Single
N/A
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 1 Feb 2023 - 8 Feb 2023 || Kayak $895
Quad Cabin
N/A
Triple Cabin
13495
Single Cabin
21995
Upper / Lower Berth
N/A
Twin Cabin
15495
Bridge Deck Cabin
N/A
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 6 Feb 2023 - 13 Feb 2023 || Kayak $895
Quad Cabin
N/A
Triple Cabin
13495
Single Cabin
21995
Upper / Lower Berth
N/A
Twin Cabin
15495
Bridge Deck Cabin
N/A
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 10 Feb 2023 - 17 Feb 2023
Triple Suite
N/A
Porthole
15995
Veranda Cabins
18995
Deluxe Veranda
19995
Penthouse Suite
N/A
Grand Suite
26995
Single
N/A
Ship: Ocean Nova | Date: 11 Feb 2023 - 18 Feb 2023 || Kayak $895
Quad Cabin
N/A
Triple Cabin
13495
Single Cabin
21995
Upper / Lower Berth
N/A
Twin Cabin
15495
Bridge Deck Cabin
N/A
Ship: Magellan Explorer | Date: 25 Feb 2023 - 4 Mar 2023
Triple Suite
13495
Porthole
14595
Veranda Cabins
17595
Deluxe Veranda
18495
Penthouse Suite
21995
Grand Suite
24995
Single
24995

* The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.
** 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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