Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
- 7-8 days “off ship exploring - Antarctica (3-4 days depending on departure date) and South Georgia (4)
- Fly over the Drake Passage in one direction, just 2 hours by plane
- State of the art vessel with a high staff to guest ratio
- Intimate onboard atmosphere and increased time ashore with just 73 passengers
- Generously proportioned cabins with refined contemporary decor, many with private balcony
- Kayaking available on select departures (additional cost)
Day 1: Embarkation
Welcomed by the staff of the vessel, you board your ship in the afternoon in Ushuaia. Set sail along the Beagle Channel towards South Georgia.
Days 2 to 4: Sail to South Georgia
Our historians and naturalists offer a series of presentations as we sail toward South Georgia. There is time to socialize in the ship's lounge, while also keeping an eye out for the region's birdlife.
Days 5 to 8: South Georgia
On the island of South Georgia you can visit the former whaling outpost of Grytviken and pay your respects at the simple grave of Ernest Shackleton with a diverse backdrop of majestic mountains, massive glaciers, grassy uplands and deep fjords.
Where conditions allow, possible stops will include St. Andrew's Bay and the sight of 150,000 king penguins and Cooper Island for thousands of nesting black-browed albatrosses and a large colony of macaroni penguins. Visits are also planned at Fortuna Bay, Salisbury Plains, Prion Island, and Elsehul Bay depending on the weather.
Days 9 & 10: Sail to the Antarctic Peninsula
The program of presentations continues, as the ship heads to Antarctica. You can use this time to enhance your understanding of the region and its history.
Day 11: Elephant Island
It was here that the shipwrecked crew of Shackleton's Endurance found refuge while he and five handpicked men continued to South Georgia to seek rescue. Stormy conditions rarely allow a shore landing, but as we sail south, you will hopefully see the island from the ship.
Days 12 to 15: Explore Antarctica
We cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and around spectacular icebergs. Each day gives the chance to disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape with our expert polar guides. No journey is the same; flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica and your Expedition Team plan the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature. We will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied environment in the Gerlache Strait.
Day 16: King George Island & return flight
When the vessel reaches King George Island, we disembark at Fildes Bay. A 2km (1.25 mile) walk through Chile's Frei Station and Russia's Bellingshausen Station brings you to your aircraft. Bid farewell to Antarctica as you board your flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night.
(Please note: meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).
Day 17: End of your journey
After breakfast, you transfer to Punta Arenas airport for your onward journey.
(Please note: flights out of Punta Arenas should not be booked before 1430 on the day of departure.)
About The Ship
- The first small-ship (under 100 passengers) built specifically for Antarctic expedition travel since 2003
- Limited to a maximum of only 73 passengers per departure, Antarctic exploration doesn't get much more personal.
- Hugely spacious, well appointed suites, many with floor to ceiling windows and outside balconies
- Adventure activities, such as kayaking and snowshoeing, will be available to guests
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.
|Triple Suite||Porthole Suite||Veranda Suite||Deluxe Suite||Penthouse Suite||Grand Suite||Single Veranda|
* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $15495
Preferred seating on your one way flight from Antarctica back to Chile can be added for USD $245 per person (limited spaces). This guarantees priority boarding and an aisle or window seat, with an empty middle seat, at the front of the aircraft.
Single Supplement And Child Policy
For those travelling solo and want their own cabin, this ship has a good number of dedicated single cabins, please contact us for details. However, there is no single supplement for passengers willing to share a cabin.
Children aged 8 years or more are admitted if accompanied by a fully responsible adult. A 5% discount on the rate per person is offered for children up to 8-12 years of age.
- Airport/ hotel transfers as indicated
- Hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas on Day 16
- Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
- Accommodation and meals on full board basis
- Charter flights from King George Island to Punta Arenas
- Welcome dinner including drinks
- Complimentary drinks offered during meals
- All guided 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
- IAATO passenger fee
- Accommodation on arrival in Ushuaia
- Parka jackets are not provided
- Any flights to/ from voyage start and end points
- Any additional pre/post land services, including meals
- Transfers not specified in the itinerary
- Optional adventure activities (e.g. kayaking and snowshoeing)
- Visa, passport and any vaccination expenses
- Airport arrival or departure taxes
- Personal travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature - laundry, bar tab, etc
- Customary staff gratuity at the end of the voyage
- Additional onboard purchases (i.e. gift shop)