In less than 2 hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, the largest Island of the South Shetland Archipielago, you will be at the gates of the white continent.

From King George Island we will navigate for six days and five nights along the Antarctic Peninsula, visiting the most wonderful places and enjoying the best wildlife sites of Antarctica.

During the whole journey we will be giving different lectures to introduce and inform you about this wonderful Continent. We are sure this will be the trip of your lifetime.

Itinerary

Day 1             Ushuaia

The program starts in Ushuaia, the southern city in Argentina.  You have to check in from 14:00 until 16:00 at the M/V “Ocean Nova”.  After departure, the ship will start sailing Beagle channel until reaching Puerto Williams, for many the most south city in the world.  Later, continue to Cape Horn.

Day 2             Drake Passage

If the weather conditions allow it, today you will start the first zodiac navigation to visit the chilean lighthouse, locate at Cape Horn.  Later, the ship will start the navigation through the famous Drake Passage.

Day 3             Drake Passage

During the navigation that takes around 48 hours, you will have the chance of watching wildlife as the petrels or Albatrosses birds.

Day 4             South Shetland Islands

Today probably during the morning you will pass the “Antarctic Convergence” to start sailing the Antarctic Ocean.  Also, during the afternoon, there will be a land excursion to visit a Colony of Penguins, located at South Shetland Islands.

Day 5             King George Island

Land excursion to visit Frei Base, a Chilean Base and also Belligshausen Base, that belong to Russia.  Later, transfer to the aerodrome to take your flight to Punta Arenas.  Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer to the Airport of the city.  End of our services.

Rates:

Rates are per passenger. And include:

  • Transfer in Ushuaia from the Airport to the Pier
  • Flight from King George Island to Punta Arenas
  • Accommodation on board Ocean Nova, according the selected.
  • Full board, during the program (breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks).
  • Land excursions.
  • Conferences and ship board entertainment.
  • Waterproof boots for landing in Antartica (Loan)

CategoryRate per passenger
Single CabinU$ 5,650
Double Twin CabinU$ 4,110
Triple CabinU$ 3,590

Departures

December 10th, 2011

Important

The program is subject to change without any previous notice

Excursions and programs describes in this itinerary can normally be carried out.  However, without prejudice to the aforesaid, the Company reserve the right to reschedule shorten or alter all or part of itineraries and/or excursions without previous notice, in order to safeguard the well being and safety of passengers, preserve the environment or due to the extraordinary circumstances, acts of god or force major. In view of the same reasons, the hours of departure or arrival of the vessels may be subject to change.

Cancellation Policies

If after confirming the cruise reservation, passengers need to cancel the service, our company will charge the following amounts, according the dates prior to cruise departure.  All cancellations must be sent via email to our office.  We consider “working days”:

Days in advance                                                                         Charges

150 days before cruise departure                                      U$ 200 per passenger

Between 149 and 75 days before cruise departure     40% of the total amount

Between 59 and 45 days before cruise departure       60% of the total amount

Between 44 and 30 days before cruise departure       80% of the total amount

Less than 30 days before cruise departure                          No refund applied

We strongly recommend to consider a Travel Insurance

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