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Antarctic Express - Reverse

  • Overview
    Leaving from Punta Arenas, you will fly the Drake Passage and arrive at King George Island. Here you will join your expedition vessel and spend a day in one of the most spectacular places on earth - Antarctica. Before heading north, crossing the Drake Passage and arriving in Ushuaia.
    Duration: 7 days
    Passengers: 72 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Punta Arenas, Chile
    Disembarkation Point: Ushuaia, Argentina
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Mandatory extra flight
    Single Supplement: 1.85x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Punta Arenas

      Arrive and transfer to the pre-cruise hotel.

    • Day 2 - Antarctica and departure flight

      This morning, you'll transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your charter flight to King George Island. Upon reaching King George Island, embark at Fildes Bay and explore the area, such as the Chilean Base Frei and the Russian Base Bellingshausen.

    • Day 3 - Antarctica

      Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular views from the lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.

    • Day 4 - Antarctica and Drake Passage

      As we near the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales.

    • Day 5 - Drake Passage

      As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to Ushuaia, Argentina, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent sea birds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica.

    • Day 6 - Cape Horn and Drake Passage

      After a successful Drake Passage crossing we may stop at Cape Horn. We sail down the Beagle Channel for our last part of the journey, before pulling alongside in Ushuaia.

    • Day 7 - Ushuaia; Disembarkation Day

      After breakfast this morning you will disembark

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your Captain and Expedition Leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    The great Antarctic Safari

    An express itinerary, where you spend a day spotting a wonderful array of wildlife, including sea elephants and sea lions, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and Minke, killer and humpback whales and the magnificent wandering albatrosses.

    An iceberg in your whiskey

    Don’t miss your chance for a whiskey or water refreshed by millenary Antarctic ice. While luxury bars in the world’s top cities can double the menu price for adding glacier ice on your whiskey, here it’s quite at hand. What could better than contemplating the latitude you have reached with a noble drink in hand as your expedition cruise heads back to port.

  • Inclusions

    Transfers & Accommodation

    Arrival and departure transfers are provided as per the itinerary. Pre-cruise accommodation is provided in Punta Arenas

    Charter flight

    Your flight to King George Island from Punta Arenas is included in the cost of your expedition cabin

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - Transfers / accommodation and flights as stated
    - Expedition boots
    - Comprehensive pre and post voyage information
    - Lectures and onboard entertainment
    - All shore excursions
    - Beverages served with dinner
    - All meals while on board
    - Hot beverages

    Not included in your Expedition

    - arrival and departure taxes
    - Passport and Visa fees
    - Gratuities
    - Laundry costs
    - Communication costs
    - Accommodation / meals / excursions & transfers to explicitly outlined in the itinerary
    - Mandatory waterproof gear not provided
    - Baggage / cancellation / interruption and medical travel insurance
    - Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar
    - International & internal airfares
  • Map
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  • Gallery
  • Vessel

    HEBRIDEAN SKY

    Hebridean Sky, is a small, all-suite expedition vessel. She was built in 1992 and refurbished in 2005. In 2016 the ship underwent an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation that transformed her into one of the finest small-ships in the world. Hebridean Sky offers an exclusive and stylish base for adventurous exploration in Antarctica. Public areas include “The Club” lounge, a Library, a presentation lounge with audio-visual facilities, a dining room, an outdoor cafe, a medical clinic, a wraparound deck, and an elevator serving all passenger decks. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats. Suites in all eight categories are spacious, with premium appointments throughout. Each Suite features a sitting area, a private bathroom, a picture window and two twin beds that, upon request, can be joined to form a queen-size bed. A number of suites also include private balconies. Triple cabins feature a sofa bed.

    Features & Facilities
    • Luxury expedition vessel
    • Newly refurbished
    • Large observation decks
    • Balcony Cabins
    • Single Cabins
    • Passenger elevator
    • Library with computers
    • Internet/Wifi
    • Bar/Lounge
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 4
    Guests #: 72
    Crew #: 85
    Ice Class: 1C
    Speed: 17
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 90m
    Width: 15
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 4200
    Registry: Bahamas
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
Check Voyage Dates, Pricing and Availability

Triple Suite

31 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
Suites with window and sitting area
USD 4,995pp
USD 4,995pp

Window Suite

31 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
Suites with window and sitting area
USD 5,995pp
USD 5,995pp

Promenade Suite

31 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
Suites with window and sitting area
USD 6,295pp
USD 6,295pp

Deluxe Suite

31 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
Suites with bow and side windows, and sitting area
USD 6,495pp
USD 6,495pp

Veranda Suite

31 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
Suites with private balcony and sitting area
USD 6,995pp
USD 6,995pp

Penthouse Suite

31 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
Suites with private balcony and sitting area
USD 7,795pp
USD 7,795pp

Single Suite

31 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
A single inside Suite with queen bed.
USD 7,795pp
USD 7,795pp

Owner's Suite

31 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
Two-room suite with sitting room, balcony and bedroom
USD 8,595pp
USD 8,595pp