Holidays in Antarctica

The most magical way to spend the holiday season, discover the great white continent’s striking shores and endless vistas.


Antarctic Peninsula
©Agustin Ullmann

Enjoy time exploring the abundant wildlife and rich biodiversity of the seas as you experience the last wild place on earth. Our team ensures that the spirit on board the ship is festive and fun!

Duration: 13 days
Starts: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
Ends: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
Language: English speaking voyage


Included
Optional

Itinerary

©Agustin Ullmann
©Agustin Ullmann
©Agustin Ullmann

Day 1, Arrival
No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

Day 2, Ushuaia
Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers.

Day 3, Embarkation
Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.

Day 4-5, Drake Passage
Join our Polar Experts as they teach you about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in our renowned Citizen Science program; or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching exciting glimpses of wildlife. Grab your binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship as we cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.

Day 6-7, South Shetland Islands
The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, the perfect place to spend a memorable Christmas Day! We’ll hop into our inflatable Zodiac boats and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory.

Day 8-10, Antarctica
Here we’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels as we travel the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.

Day 11-12, Drake Passage
We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate New Year’s Eve at the bottom of the earth and conclude our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

Day 13, Ushuaia Disembarkation
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrival
No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

Day 2, Ushuaia
Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers.

Day 3, Embarkation
Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.

Day 4-5, Drake Passage
Join our Polar Experts as they teach you about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in our renowned Citizen Science program; or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching exciting glimpses of wildlife. Grab your binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship as we cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.

Day 6-7, South Shetland Islands
The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, the perfect place to spend a memorable Christmas Day! We’ll hop into our inflatable Zodiac boats and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory.

Day 8-10, Antarctica
Here we’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels as we travel the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.

Day 11-12, Drake Passage
We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate New Year’s Eve at the bottom of the earth and conclude our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

Day 13, Ushuaia Disembarkation
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.


©Agustin Ullmann
©Agustin Ullmann
©Agustin Ullmann


INCLUSIONS

PRIOR TO DEPARTURE:
-Two pre-voyage hotel nights in Ushuaia for all departures which embark in Ushuaia
-Nov 2, 2023 departures only: One pre-voyage hotel night* in Puerto Madryn
*These departures also includes a post-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia
-Transfer from airport in embarkation city to group hotel if arriving on Day 1 of itinerary, and providing we have your confirmed air itinerary at least 30 days prior to departure
-Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation

ON BOARD:
-Shipboard accommodations
-All meals on board
-All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (some super premium brands excluded)
-Coffee/Tea/Cocoa 24 hours a day
-All scheduled landings and excursions
-Our Citizen Science program: participation in a variety of scientific activities that support important research projects
-Expedition jacket (yours to keep)
-A pair of loaner boots for use during the voyage
-WiFi from the public computers
-200 MB WiFi card for use on your personal devices
-Daily international news service
-All port fees
-All landing fees
-Digital Voyage Log

POST DEPARTURE:
-Group transfer from ship
-Please note we cannot drop at Airbnb / private homes which are often inaccessible for our transfer vehicles.
-Nov 2, 2023 departures only, one post-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia.

EXCLUSIONS

-Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn other than those listed above
-Transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary
-Pre- or post-voyage expenses in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn
-Travel insurance; medical insurance; evacuation coverage
-Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board
-Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, WiFi from personal devices in excess of the 200 MB provided
-Staff gratuities


Dates & Rates


Ship: Island Sky | Date: 19 Dec 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 (1487)
Triple Suite
$11,225
$9,540
Porthole Suite
$13,465
$11,445
Window Suite
$14,995
$12,710
Promenade Suite
$16,595
$14,105
Deluxe Suite
$16,925
$14,385
Veranda Suite
$18,115
$15,400
Penthouse Suite
$19,745
$16,785
Owner's Suite
$21,715
$18,460

* 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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