Itinerary - Arctic Kingdom Polar Expeditions

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Antarctica

Antarctic Cruise Itinerary

I think part of the appeal of Antarctica is experiencing some sort of power, the forces of the natural world. Jon Krakauer

Day 1 - Punta Arenas, Chile

You are welcomed by our local representatives at the airport, then transferred to your hotel to spend the night. After a briefing - an age old Antarctic expedition tradition - you enjoy a cocktail reception and welcome dinner featuring regional foods.

Day 2 - Antarctic cruise after the flight

The two hour flight across the Drake Passage ends on the Chilean Research Station Frei. Located next to the Chilean facility is Russia's Bellinghausen Station. A Zodiac transfers you to Hebridean Sky for embarkation and the first night of your Antarctic cruise.

Day 3 to 6 - Aboard ship

Hebridean Sky LibraryNo single day aboard ship is alike. You might attend a presentation by a naturalist. You could board a Zodiac for a cruise through an iceberg graveyard. Perhaps, you'll sip a glass of wine on the veranda of your cabin? When a pod of whales is sighted, you might watch from the deck or board a Zodiac. The weather, ice conditions and the time of year you choose to travel dictates what you experience and witness. Your days will be full of adventure, learning and laughter.

Day 7 - Overnight in Punta Arenas

Disembark at Frei Station. Fly to Punta Arenas to spend the night.

Day 8

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport.

Included:

  • Airport transfer in Punta Arenas on Day 1 if arrival is before 3 PM local time.
  • Welcome cocktail reception and dinner
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas, including breakfast.
  • 5 nights shipboard accommodation, based on your choice of cabin category.
  • All shipboard meals, including wine, beer, soft drinks and juice served with lunch and dinner.
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
  • Return flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island
  • All guided shore excursions.
  • Lectures and entertainment on board.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for Antarctic landings.
  • IAATO Passenger fee.
  • Contingency plan.

Not included:

  • Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary and the Contingency Plan.
  • Beverages purchased at the ship's bar.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Expenses for communications, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
  • Tips (Suggested tip of USD $12 per person per day.)
  • Visas for Chile, passport, any arrival or departure tax when applicable.


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2016 - 2017 EXPEDITION SUMMARY
Trip Length
7 nights / 8 days
Dates
Dec 21 - 28, 2016
Dec 26, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017
Dec 31, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017
Jan 5 - 12, 2017
Prices from
USD $12,995
SGL Suite
USD $19,995
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Occupancy
1, 2 or 3 per cabin
Location
Antarctic Peninsula
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