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Classic Antarctica Fly Cruise aboard Ocean Nova

Classic Antarctica Fly Cruise aboard Ocean Nova

From USD $11,495

Description

The Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise is our most popular itinerary. Once arriving by flight to Antarctica, you will sail between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Enjoy seeing ice-filled fjords and spectacular icebergs, while spotting penguins, seals, and whales that call the White Continent home. This trip is available on all three of our expedition ships.

Trip Name
Classic Antarctica Fly Cruise aboard Ocean Nova
Days
8
Overview
Vessel Type: Expedition Length: 73 metres Passenger Capacity:86 Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2006 The ice-strengthened expedition ship Ocean Nova was built in Denmark in 1992 with high ice class to serve Greenland’s west coast. In 2004 to 2005 she was completely refurbished and has now a career as a small and comfortable expedition ship. The Ocean Nova accommodates 86 passengers in single, double and triple cabins, all with sea-view and private facilities. The double cabins have either two lower beds or upper and lower beds. The triple cabins have upper and lower beds. In your cabin you will also find a desk with chair and ample storage space for clothes and equipment. In the dining room you are treated to delicious meals in between landings and in the panorama lounge you can enjoy a drink with a breathtaking view of the surrounding polar landscape. This is where PolarQuest’s on board specialists entertain and educate you with lectures on polar biology, history, geology and conservation. There is also a library with panoramic views and a good selection of polar books. On board there is a satellite phone, gym and medical doctor. Passengers are welcome on the bridge around the clock and there is always something to see or search for from the spacious observation decks. The ship has North European officers and there is a friendly and informal atmosphere on board. Travelling with this small expedition ship offers an entirely different experience and perspective than you can get on a larger and more conventional cruise ship. Ice Class: Ice 1B, E0 (Hull Ice 1A)  

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1: Punta Arenas Arrival
Arrive in Punta Arenas before 2:00 pm, where you will be welcomed by the Antarctica21 staff and transferred to your hotel. Today, you will have a mandatory briefing with important trip information. In the evening, enjoy dinner of typical Chilean food with your fellow adventurers.
Day 2 - Day 2: Flight to Antarctica
Begin your adventure with a scheduled two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island in Antarctica. Upon landing the clear Antarctic air will fill your lungs. You then walk 2-km (1.25-mi), passing Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station, to reach the shore and board a Zodiac that will take you to your boutique expedition vessel.
Day 3 - Days 3 - 6: Exploring Antarctica
Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing among the spectacular landscapes Antarctica offers. Each day, you disembark by Zodiac and explore the continent with our expert guides. On board, you will enjoy educational programs and presentations. No journey is the same and flexibility is key to success in Antarctica.
Day 4 - Day 7: Return Flight to Punta Arenas
Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding your flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival from the 7th continent, transfer to your hotel for the night and enjoy an evening at your own leisure.
Day 5 - Day 8: End of Air-Cruise
Today, your air-cruise officially ends. After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.
Day 6 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
02-12-202109-12-2021USD $11,495Triple Cabin
02-12-202109-12-2021USD $13,495Twin Cabin
02-12-202109-12-2021USD $17,495Single Cabin
07-12-202114-12-2021USD $11,495Triple Cabin
07-12-202114-12-2021USD $13,495Twin Cabin
07-12-202114-12-2021USD $17,495Single Cabin
12-12-202119-12-2021USD $11,495Triple Cabin
12-12-202119-12-2021USD $13,495Twin Cabin
12-12-202119-12-2021USD $17,495Single Cabin
17-12-202124-12-2021USD $13,495Twin Cabin
17-12-202124-12-2021USD $17,495Single Cabin
17-12-202124-12-2021USD $11,495Triple Cabin
22-12-202129-12-2021USD $13,495Triple Cabin
22-12-202129-12-2021USD $15,395Twin Cabin
22-12-202129-12-2021USD $21,995Single Cabin
27-12-202103-01-2022USD $13,495Triple Cabin
27-12-202103-01-2022USD $15,395Twin Cabin
27-12-202103-01-2022USD $21,995Single Cabin
17-01-202224-01-2022USD $13,495Triple Cabin
17-01-202224-01-2022USD $15,395Twin Cabin
17-01-202224-01-2022USD $21,995Single Cabin
22-01-202229-01-2022USD $13,495Triple Cabin
22-01-202229-01-2022USD $15,395Twin Cabin
22-01-202229-01-2022USD $21,995Single Cabin
06-02-202213-02-2022USD $13,495Triple Cabin
06-02-202213-02-2022USD $15,395Twin Cabin
06-02-202213-02-2022USD $21,995Single Cabin

Inclusions

    • Visit the White Continent for a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime experience
    • See peaceful bays dotted with colossal icebergs; cruise along deep fjords and see massive glaciers; be amazed by sharp snowy peaks that jut out of the sea
    • Cruise at sea level with our Zodiac boats and feel the spray of seawater on your cheeks. Follow in the footsteps of early explorers as you hike on Antarctic soil
    • In the austral summer, large numbers of penguins, whales, seals, and sea birds congregate along the Antarctic Peninsula to feed and reproduce. Unconcerned by your presence, these animals will provide endless inspiration for your photographs

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