Ocean Nova, Polar Circle Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Ocean Nova. Enjoy 7 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

Departure date: 1 January 2022
Embark port: Punta Arenas, Chile
Cruise line: Antarctica 21
Ship: Ocean Nova

Itinerary
Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
01/01/22 Punta Arenas, Chile Hotel
02/01/22 Punta Arenas, Chile Flight to King George Island
02/01/22 King George Island, South Shetland Islands Embark
03/01/22 South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
04/01/22 South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
05/01/22 Port Lockroy, Antarctica
06/01/22 Petermann Island, Antarctica
07/01/22 Paradise Bay, Cuverville Island
08/01/22 Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
09/01/22 King George Island, South Shetland Islands Disembark Flight to Punta Arenas
09/01/22 Punta Arenas, Chile Hotel
10/01/22 Punta Arenas, Chile
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.
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Cruise Description

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Ocean Nova. Enjoy 7 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, ANTARCTICA XXI takes you to one of the most spectacular and remotest places on earth – Antarctica. Sail to the far south, and be on of the few adventurous travellers to cross the Antarctic Circle.

Day 1 ANTARCTICA XXI staff welcomes you in Punta Arenas, Chile. Attend a briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local gastronomy as you meet fellow adventurers from around the world.

Day 2 A smooth two-hour flight takes you efficiently from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Your Antarctic adventure begins as you exit the airplane and the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.

Days 3 to 8 Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Visit the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, disembarking by Zodiac each day. In small groups, hike to extraordinary sites and take part in exploratory Zodiac excursions to otherwise inaccessible areas. Expert polar guides share their passion for Antarctica through an engaging program of illustrated presentations, and lead you ashore to interpret the wildlife, the history and the many wonders of the Antarctic environment. From the glass-enclosed lounge, enjoy spectacular views while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests over a drink.

The goal of the expedition is to sail far south in the attempt of reaching the Polar Circle. The Expedition Team sets the specific voyage route based on local conditions, and takes advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature. Flexibility will be the key to a successful voyage. Your expedition may include visits to sites such as Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Prospect Point or other magnificent places.
Each voyage is unique and each is crafted to provide the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

Day 9 Back at King George Island, bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program.)

Day 10 Program ends.

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