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Quest for the Antarctic Circle with One Ocean

13 day/12 night Antarctic cruise from $23,985 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 30 Mar 20 by 4pm

 

13 day/12 night Antarctic cruise from
$23,985
per person share twinFlights are additional

Quest for the Antarctic Circle with One Ocean

This unique expedition provides a modern twist on a much-loved classic. Utilising decades of experience, this innovative itinerary allows the opportunity to reach the Antarctic Circle. From Santiago, in Chile you fly to the embarkation point of Stanley in the Falkland Islands. Crossing south to Antarctica witness the magnificent pelagic seabirds of the Southern Ocean, including the Wandering albatross. This ocean habitat is a fascinating ecosystem in its own right. Navigating towards the Circle, enjoy seven days of off-ship exploration along the Antarctic Peninsula, visiting many landing sites and cruising among the ice floes in Zodiac boats. For a relatively short voyage, this trip packs a serious punch and offers fantastic diversity of scenery, wildlife, historic and scientific interest.

Deal Includes
10 nights aboard RCGS Resolute with private bathroom
1 night hotel in Santiago
1 night hotel in Punta Arenas
 Breakfast daily
 All meals on board RCGS Resolute
 Private air charters
 Transfer to airport on Day 2
 Transfer from Punta Arenas airport to downtown hotel on Day 12
 Port fees & permits
 Excursions & Lectures
Flights are additional

13 days/12 nights
From $23,985 per person share twin
Set departure: Starts 6th January 2021 / Ends 18th January 2021

Itinerary 

Day 1: Santiago
(Wednesday 6th January 2021)
Once you’ve arrived in Santiago, the cultural centre of Chile, make your way to the start hotel. There will be a welcome desk set up in the lobby of the hotel to check in with the One Ocean Expeditions' representative and to collect luggage tags for your voyage.

Day 2: Stanley (Falkland Islands)
Depart Santiago this morning on a special charter flight direct to Stanley, the small capital of the Falkland Islands. On arrival transfer from the airport into town. There is time to explore the town and later board the expedition ship, RCGS Resolute in the afternoon.

Day 3-4: At sea
Chart a southerly course for Antarctica, joined by hundreds of seabirds including the wandering albatross. Throughout the day onboard experts educate us with a series of presentations about the environment, the wildlife and history and the locations we hope to visit in the coming days.

Day 5-6: King George Island & the Antarctic Peninsula
This morning we are in position at King George Island – the largest in the South Shetlands group. There are two landing sites here and a visit depends on the prevailing weather conditions. Penguin Island and nearby Turret Point offer good opportunities for shore landings to view Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins. Large icebergs will be present from this point onwards and make for striking photographs in the evening light. By morning, the towering mountain peaks of the Antarctic continent loom into view and we should make landfall around Wilhelmina Bay.

Day 7-9: Towards the Antarctic Circle
Spend time on the outer decks soaking up the scenery as the ship navigates further south. We pass through the ice strewn waters making our way towards our ultimate objective, the Antarctic Circle.
Exploring the dramatic coastline of the Antarctic Peninsula, possible visits include to a working scientific base, a hike over the snowy saddle of nearby Winter Island to explore a historic British Antarctic Survey hut – Wordie House. Then enter the Lemaire Channel. Pleneau Island offers more opportunities for shore landings.

Day 10-11: Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
Head north towards Paradise Harbour and Neko Harbour. Both offer terrific hiking opportunities up to panoramic view points. For the sea kayakers, the paddling opportunities here are endless. Expect to be in full sensory overload by this time of the voyage. By morning you’ll arrive in the South Shetland Islands. If the weather conditions allow, the ship will sail into the flooded volcanic caldera at Deception Island. This is a very dramatic place and history is all around us as we explore the old whaling station, with the rusted old boilers and dilapidated wooden huts. At the far end of the beach is an old aircraft hangar. This is where Australian, Sir Hubert Wilkins, made the very first flight in Antarctica in 1928. There is also an outstanding hike here, high up onto the rim of the crater.

Day 12: King George Island to Punta Arenas
This morning you’ll say goodbye to the expedition team and transfer ashore by Zodiac and then walk to the nearby airstrip. Board the special charter flight. Upon arrival into Punta Arenas a transfer from the airport into town and to your last night hotel is provided.

Day 13: Punta Arenas
After breakfast and check-out, make your own way to the airport for your onward journey. (We recommend you book flights after midday).

> Be inspired by Antarctica

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Terms and Conditions

Sales to 30 Mar 20 • Prices are correct as at 17 Sep 19 • Prices are thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability • Deposit of 20% of the full voyage cost per person per trip is required upon booking. If booking within 120 days of departure, full payment is due immediately • Price mentioned is based on 2 pax travelling. Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only • All tours are subject to availability. Prices are based on twin share accommodation, low season • Prices, itineraries and inclusions are subject to change without notice • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost • Amendment and cancellation fees apply – please ask your House of Travel consultant.

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