Antarctic Peninsula Explorer

Explore the White Continent onboard one of the newest additions to the Polar fleet, a state-of-the-art expedition vessel combining adventure with comfort. Limited to only 126 passengers, there’s also a wide range of optional adventure activities on this classic Antarctic Peninsula voyage.

12-13 Days

$11,300

Antarctic Peninsula Explorer - 12-13 - $11,300

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 5 full days exploring Antarctica = 10 planned ‘off ship’ excursions
  • Choice of departure dates
  • Only 120-126 guests (depending on departure) means faster logistics and everyone can do landings together 
  • Kayaking, camping, mountaineering & ski touring (additional cost), plus snowshoeing (no cost)
  • Complimentary parka jacket & post voyage photo book

Start from Ushuaia and end at Ushuaia

Landmarks visited on Antarctic Peninsula Explorer

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1-2 : Punta Arenas to King Georges Island, South Shetlands

Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer to your downtown hotel to check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure before a group briefing about tomorrow's flight. The next day we transfer to Punta Arenas airport for our charter flight to King George Island. Please remember that we are flying to a very remote areas and flight schedules are dependent on weather, both in Punta Arenas & King George Island.


Days 3-8: Antarctica Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula's western flanks offer long days and relatively ice-free waters. We visit historic huts and Zodiac cruise through narrow straits and majestic icebergs, and if we're lucky, whale watch from the bow of the ship. A few landing points we hope to visit include Half Moon Bay, Lemaire Channel, Hydrurga Rocks and more. We will also venture into Weddell Sea if weather and ice conditions permit. We hope to visit the large Adelie and gentoo penguin colonies of Brown Bluff or Paulet Island, and fossil-rich Seymour Island. We may hike to spectacular vantage points on Beak or Devil Islands; large tabular icebergs and volcanic scenery create long lasting memories. Wherever we go, wildlife, Heroic Age relics and haunting landscapes await.


Day 9-10: Drake Passage

Relax and reminisce as we cross the Drake Passage, bound for South America. Our expedition team recap all the incredible things we've witnessed, or perhaps you'll find a quiet moment place to review the hundreds of photos taken.


Day 11: Ushuaia, Argentina

We slip up the Beagle Channel and pull into Ushuaia, where you'll say goodbye to new friends and begin any onward travel.


Additional Notes:

  • The 17-Dec-2019 Christmas departure is 1 day longer (13 days), beginning and ending in Ushuaia with 6 days in Antarctica. The optional activities on this trip are limited to kayaking
  • The 30-Oct-2019, 9-Nov-2019, 19-Nov-2019, 17-Dec-2019 and 28-Nov-2020 departures are sailing only itineraries
  • The 16-Jan-2020, 27-Dec-2020 and 12-Feb-2021 departures are flying only itineraries

NOTE: This itinerary is for guidance only as each voyage will vary depending on ice and weather conditions, and opportunities to see wildlife. Flexibility is key and all part of the adventure of an expeditionary cruise. Furthermore, it's important to understand that the charter flight(s) to/from Antarctica are particularly prone to weather, which requires a flexible flight schedule.

What our customers think

About The Ship

  • With its sexy and sleek X-bow lines and ground breaking design, few new Polar ships have created such excitement.
  • Zodiac platforms specially designed for quick boardings and more time exploring
  • Rolls Royce stabiliser system and polar code 6 ice rating  
  • Large comfortable cabins

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices quoted below are per person based on 2 people sharing. Cabin availability changes all the time so please contact us for up-to-date details and information on specific cabin availability.

Balcony Stateroom
Balcony Suite
Junior Suite
Captain's Suite
October 2019
30-Oct-2019 Full* Full Full Full
November 2019
9-Nov-2019 $11,300* $14,800 $17,400 $20,000
19-Nov-2019 Full Full Full Full
December 2019
17-Dec-2019 $12,300 $15,700 Full $21,400
February 2020
24-Feb-2020 Full Full Full Full
November 2020
28-Nov-2020 $13,000 $16,700 $20,200 $23,600
December 2020
27-Dec-2020 $13,500 $17,100 $20,300 $23,600
January 2021
5-Jan-2021 $13,300 $16,500 $19,400 $22,300
13-Jan-2021 $13,900 $17,600 $20,900 $24,300
February 2021
12-Feb-2021 $13,900 $17,600 $20,900 Full
March 2021
1-Mar-2021 $13,500 $17,100 $20,300 $23,600

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $11300

Additional Notes

  • The 17-Dec-2019 Christmas departure is 1 day longer (13 days), beginning and ending in Ushuaia with 6 days in Antarctica. The optional activities on this trip are limited to kayaking
  • The 30-Oct-20199-Nov-201919-Nov-2019, 17-Dec-2019 and 28-Nov-2020 departures are sailing only itineraries
  • The 16-Jan-2020, 27-Dec-2020 and 12-Feb-2021 departures are flying only itineraries

Optional activities:

Kayak: available on all voyages (USD $1,200 for 2019/20 dates and $1,260 for 2020/21 dates)

Snow-shoe: available on all voyages except 17-Dec-2019 (USD $280 for 2019/20 dates and $370 for 2020/21 dates)

Snorkelling: available on 28-Nov-2020 only (USD $640)

Camping: available on 28-Nov-2020 and 27-Dec-2020 voyages only (no cost)

Skiing: available on 30-Oct-2019, 9-Nov-2019 and 28-Nov-2020 voyages only (USD $1,200 for 2019/20 dates and $1,260 for 2020/21 dates)

Mountaineering: available on 30-Oct-2019, 9-Nov-2019, 27-Dec-2020 and 13-Jan-2021 voyages only (USD $1,200 for 2019/20 dates and $1,260 for 2020/21 dates)

Single Supplement And Child Policy

For those travelling solo who would like their own cabin, the single supplement is 1.5 times the cost of a single berth, please contact us for details. However, there is no single supplement for passengers willing to share a cabin. 

Children aged 8 years old or over are welcome. There isn't any concession on pricing. Please contact us for details.

Includes

  • Pre-embarkation hotel night (day 1)
  • A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation during the voyage on full board basis
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell drinks including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • All shore excursions and zodiac activities
  • Educational lectures by expert onboard polar guides
  • Access to an onboard doctor and basic medical services
  • Loan of rubber boots for the voyage's duration
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Port taxes and any entry fees to historic landing sites
  • A printed photo book produced with photos from your voyage

Excludes

  • Flights to and from points of embarkation/disembarkation
  • Any additional services before and after your voyage
  • Transfers not specific to the itinerary
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Optional adventure activities
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Items of a personal nature: laundry, beverages, etc
  • Customary staff gratuity at the end of the voyage
  • Additional onboard purchases (i.e. gift shop)

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