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 100 passengers, there’s also a wide range of optional adventure activities on this classic Antarctic Peninsula voyage.

11-12 Days

$10,900

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Antarctic Peninsula Explorer - 11-12 - $10,900

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 5 full days exploring Antarctica = 10 planned ‘off ship’ excursions
  • Choice of departure dates
  • Only 100 guests means faster logistics and everyone can do landings together 
  • Kayaking, camping, mountaineering & ski touring (extra cost), plus snowshoeing (complimentary)
  • Complimentary parka jacket & post voyage photo book

Start from Punta Arenas 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. Expeditions onboard the Polar Pioneer 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.


Please 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.


Additional Notes

  • The 17th Dec 2019 Christmas departure is 1 day longer (13 days)
  • The optional activities on 17th Dec 2019 trip are limited to only kayaking 

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
Stateroom - Triple
Stateroom - Twin
Balcony Suite
Junior Suite
Captain's Suite
October 2019
30-Oct-2019 $11,300 Full Full Full $17,400 $20,000
November 2019
9-Nov-2019 $11,300 Full Full $14,800 $17,400 $20,000
19-Nov-2019 Full* Full Full Full Full Full
December 2019
17-Dec-2019 Full Full Full Full Full Full
February 2020
24-Feb-2020 Full Full Full Full Full Full
November 2020
28-Nov-2020 $13,000 $10,900* $12,100 $16,700 $20,200 $23,600
December 2020
27-Dec-2020 $13,500 $11,500 $12,700 $17,100 $20,300 $23,600
January 2021
13-Jan-2021 $13,900 $11,900 $13,100 $17,600 $20,900 $24,300
February 2021
12-Feb-2021 $13,900 $11,900 Full $17,600 $20,900 Full
March 2021
1-Mar-2021 $13,500 $11,500 Full $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 $10900

Additional Notes

  • The 17-Dec-2019 Christmas departure is 1 day longer (13 days)
  • The optional activities on 17-Dec-2019 trip are limited to only kayaking 
  • The 16-Jan-2020 departure starts in Ushuaia and ends in Punta Arenas with a flight back from King George Island in Antarctica.
  • The 25-Jan-2020 departure starts in Punta Arenas and flies to King George Island in Antarctica. It then sails back to Ushuaia.
  • The 28-Nov-2020 departure starts and ends in Ushuaia
  • The 27-Dec-2020 departure starts in Ushuaia and ends in Punta Arenas with a flight back from King George Island in Antarctica.
  • The 13-Jan-2021 departure starts in Punta Arenas and flies to King George Island in Antarctica. It then sails back to Ushuaia.
  • The 12-Feb-2021 departure starts in Ushuaia and ends in Punta Arenas with a flight back from King George Island in Antarctica.
  • The 1-Mar-2021 departure starts in Punta Arenas and flies to King George Island in Antarctica. It then sails back to Ushuaia.

Optional activities:

Kayak: available on all voyages

Snow-shoe: available on all voyages

Snorkelling: available on all voyages

Camping: available on 28-Nov-2020 and 27-Dec-2020 voyages onoly

Skiing: available on 28-Nov-2020 voyage only

Mountaineering: available on 27-Dec-2020 and 13-Jan-2021 voyages only

Stand-Up-Paddleboarding: available on 12-Feb-2021 and 1-Mar-2021 voyages only

Polar diving: available on 12-Feb-2021 and 1-Mar-2021 voyages only


Single Supplement And Child Policy

For those travelling solo who want their own cabin, the single supplement to have your own twin cabin varies between 1.25 - 1.7 times the cost of a single berth. There is no single supplement for passengers willing to share a cabin.

For young travellers there’s a minimum age of 8 years. There isn't any concession on pricing.

Optional Adventure Activities

Enhance your trip with the following add ons. Limited places per activity.
Get in contact to check availability.

Activity Cost Additional Information
Add on icon Camping Camping Complimentary
Add on icon Snowshoeing Snowshoeing $320 Dependent on snow conditions
Add on icon Kayaking Kayaking $1,260
Add on icon Mountaineering Mountaineering $1,260
Add on icon Skiing Skiing $1,260
Add on icon Paddleboarding Paddleboarding $640
Add on icon Polar snorkelling Polar snorkelling $640
Add on icon Polar diving Polar diving $1,260

Includes

  • Complimentary parka jacket
  • Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation during the voyage on full board basis
  • 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 & from points of embarkation/disembarkation
  • Any additional services before and after your voyage
  • Transfers not specific to the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional adventure activities
  • 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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