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$ 7895

Antarctic Explorer: Ocean Adventurer

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min $ 7895
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Destinations: Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 7895
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This cruise to visit Antarctica offers the best of the Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll be delighted by the places to visit in Antarctica, along with Antarctica’s wildlife such as penguins, seals and whales. Cruise amongst icebergs while you explore the iconic sights of the world’s most pristine, exotic and unforgettable natural environment
Highlights of this Antarctic Expedition
  • Perfect for first time visitors to Antarctica.
  • Witness and explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • The expedition ship Ocean Adventurer - specially designed and ice strengthened
  • Learn about the environment and Antarctica's wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists
  • Encounter thousands of penguins, elephant seals, whales and more!

Special Offers

Save on the following selected departures:

11 Nov 2018 - Standard cabins* 20%, Premium cabins** 30%

BOOK EARLY FOR 2019/20 SEASON: Book before 1ST OCTOBER 2018 and save only for the following selected departure:

12 Nov 2019 - Standard cabins* 25%, Premium cabins** 30%
21 Nov 2019 - Standard cabins* 20%, Premium cabins** 25%
03 Mar 2020 - Standard cabins* 25%, Premium cabins** 30%

Use Promocodes XXQ10, XXQ15, XXQ20, XXQ25 or XXQ30 during the booking process.

Terms and Conditions:

*Standard cabins: Standard: Lower Deck Twin, Main Deck Porthole, Main Deck Window

**Premium cabins: Superior, Deluxe, Suite
Valid on new bookings, applicable to above departure dates and selected categories only. Excludes triple and Owner's Suite cabins. Must quote the Promocodes above and provide full names at time of booking. Not combinable with any other promotion and applies to voyage only - not applicable for transfer packages, land-based programs, Adventure Options, additional hotel accommodation, pre/post tours, insurance, or flights. The right is reserved to limit, change or discontinue promotion at any time without notice. No cash value.


Overview

This cruise to visit Antarctica offers the best of the Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll be delighted by the places to visit in Antarctica, along with Antarctica’s wildlife such as penguins, seals and whales.

Cruise amongst icebergs while you explore the iconic sights of the world’s most pristine, exotic and unforgettable natural environment.
Day 1 — Ushuaia, Argentina With a population of more than 63,000 people, Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. The city has grown over the past few years, yet it has retained an easy going and accessible feel. With the sea to the south and mountains to the north, Ushuaia is a spectacular departure point for your Antarctic cruise. If you arrive early, you can spend some time in the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park, enjoy some Argentinean wines and barbeques in the city, or visit the many boutique shops before for your expedition to Antarctica. Day 2 — Embarkation Day Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel. This historic channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of excitement as we depart - the next time you see land we’ll be in the world’s most southern continent! Day 3 - 4 — Crossing the Drake Passage Prepare yourself for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing as the Drake is unpredictable and always changing. You’ll spend these first days getting to know your shipmates, while we’ll provide safety briefings and insights into what excitement lies ahead. Days 5 to 8 — South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula When the Antarctic Convergence is left in our wake, you will truly begin your Antarctic adventure. Weather permitting we’ll be able to make our first landing on the afternoon of day 4. It is perhaps the first sight of land itself that is embraced as the true beginning of any Antarctic expedition. You can begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every time we visit Antarctica we witness something new or unexpected, meaning your expedition will be unlike any other - creating a unique, personal experience. We will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore bays, channels and landing sites each day. With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and Minke whales and search for a number of the southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. The majesty of the Peninsula’s mountains will enchant you as you scramble up snowy pathways to vantage points offering you 360° views of your surroundings. One of these in particular, in Orne Harbour, gives the opportunity to visit a chinstrap penguin colony high up on a ridge. Here you’ll have the choice between going for a mountain hike or spending time sitting quietly on a pebbled beach to enjoy the antics of curious penguins. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, participating in the Polar Plunge swim is about as crazy as it gets! Amidst the peaceful silence of Antarctica, noisy interruptions become indelible memories such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles or the boom and crack of a calving glacier in Neko Harbour. You can make a bit of noise yourself too by listening to the echo of voices bounce off a giant glacier. Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team so as to entertain and educate you on this wonderful part of the world. Days 9 and 10 — Drake Passage to Ushuaia The journey back across the Drake Passage provides you with some final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy a few final presentations by your Expedition Team or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences. Day 11 — Disembarkation in Ushuaia We’ll arrive in Ushuaia in the morning for you to continue your adventure on land or catch your flights home. Important reminder: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.
Included One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation with breakfast. Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping. All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage. All shore landings per the daily program. Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader. All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program. Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled. Photographic Journal on DVD, documenting the voyage. A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings and a Quark Expeditions parka jacket to keep. Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock. Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin. Comprehensive pre-departure materials. A group transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from the ship to the local airport. All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program. All luggage handling aboard ship. Emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $100,000 per person. Excluded Any airfare unless otherwise specified in the itinerary. Passport and visa expenses. Government arrival and departure taxes. Any meals ashore with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel before embarkation Baggage, cancellation and medical travel insurance. Excess baggage charges. Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified. Telecommunications charges. The voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew. Rates and Share Bookings Prices shown are per person in US Dollars on a shared basis. If you are travelling alone and wish to share, you will be matched with someone of the same gender and pay only the share rate. If desired, Single occupancy is available at 1.7 times the twin share rate. Deposits Reservations require a deposit of 20% (minimum $1000 per person) at the time you receive a booking confirmation from Expeditions Online. A payment link will be sent to you and this may be paid by major credit card. Bookings within 120 days of departure require full payment. Final Payments Balances are due 120 days prior to departure and may be paid by bank transfer. Cancellations All requests for cancellation must be received in writing to Expeditions Online. Cancellations received 180 days or more prior to departure, are refunded less a fee of $1000 per person. If cancellation is received between 179 days and 120 days, the full deposit is forfeited. If cancellation occurs less than 120 days prior to departure, all payments are forfeited. If full payment has not yet been received, the full penalty will still apply and any unpaid balance is due immediately. We strongly recommend that you obtain adequate trip cancellation insurance. Booking Terms Please read carefully the Terms and Conditions for Expeditions Online (link at the bottom of this page). This voyage is operated by Quark Expeditions and you additionally travel under their terms and conditions as the operator as well as of the Shipping Company/transport carrier. Details will be forwarded to you at the time of booking.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Expeditions Online
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