It's been 6 years since our last
Antarctica trip and we've had quite a few people ask about taking
a trip to visit the 7th continent so here it is.
We will be going with Quark Expeditions,
a company that we went with last time that everyone raved about.
They are the best in the business for this tour. We will be on
Diamond ship which has a capacity of just 189 guests.
Our price reflects a 15% group discount saving you over $1,600
plus we will match you up with a roommate as always.
is more information on our ship and itinerary:
Day 1 Ushuaia,
This quaint city at the southernmost tip of South America is your
gateway to Antarctica.
Day 2 Embarkation
You will embark in the afternoon, with a journey through the picturesque
Days 3 to 4 Crossing
the Drake Passage
Legendary for its high winds and rolling seas, you may get lucky
and have surprisingly calm seas. Spend your time in the lounge
or chatting with your fellow travelers.
Days 5 to 8 Antarctic
Icebergs are the first attractions that welcome you to Antarctica.
Massive floating bergs become more common as you get closer to
land and you catch your first glimpse of the Peninsula, with its
grand snow-covered mountains.
Day 9 and 10 Crossing
the Drake Passage
the ship turns north, youll say goodbye to the penguins, as well
as many of your shipmates. Spent the night in Punta Arenas hotel.
Depart for home.
ON OUR SHIP
for full details on Ocean Diamond
Presentations by Quarks Expedition Team are included
as part of your voyage. Through formal illustrated presentations,
as well as informal briefings, the Quark Expeditions Team
will cover a range of topics including ornithology, marine biology,
glaciology, geography, geology, history and the environment.
DEPOSIT OF $500
have limited availability for a total of 25 people. Please pay your
deposit by December 30th as we will have to give an update to Quark
at this time. We will need an additional deposit of 20% at the end
of March where your deposit will become non-refundable (although
we may be able to replace you). We will hold on to your deposit
until the end of March at which time we will then forward it on
to Quark and you will be subject to their cancellation policy.
* Cost does not include
airfare and is for a twin obstructed shared room. Upgrades are
available as follows:
We only have 9 spots total for the listed price of $9,346. After
those are sold you will only have the choice to upgrade cabins.
Add $500 for a shared
window cabin - 8 spots available
Add $1,500 for a shared
suite - 4 spots available
Add $2,500 for a single
porthole suite - 2 spots available
YOU'LL NEED TO MAKE:
USA to Buenos Aires to
arrive on December 8th
Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
on December 9th - departing out of AEP airport.
Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
on December 19th - the EZE international airport. Recommended
flight time is 12 pm
Buenos Aires to your
gateway in the USA on December 19th or later (flights typically
depart at 9 pm or later.
ALL SHIPS, RATES INCLUDE:
One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation with breakfast in
Ushuaia, Argentina, or Punta Arenas, Chile as indicated in the
itinerary (The number of guests per room is the same as cabin
occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers
who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms
at the hotel. Triple rooms may not be available.)
Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage
(Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance
as possible. Unfortunately, the ships galleys cannot prepare
All shore landings per the daily program
Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition
Leaders, including during shore landings and other activities
All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
Snowshoes available on loan for shore excursions on designated
Formal and informal presentations by our expedition team and guest
speakers as scheduled
Photographic Journal on DVD, documenting the voyage
A pair of waterproof expedition (Muck) boots on loan for shore
An offi cial Quark Expeditions parka to keep
Life jackets and immersion suits
Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an
informative Antarctic reader
A group transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from the ship
to the local airport
All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the
All luggage handling aboard the ship
Emergency evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum
benefit of US$100,000 per person
INCLUDED DURING EXPEDITIONS
EMBARK IN USHUAIA:
Group transfers from a designated location in Ushuaia to the ship
on embarkation day
SPECIFICALLY DO NOT INCLUDE:
Any airfare unless otherwise specified in the itinerary
Passport and visa expenses
Government arrival and departure taxes, including Argentinas
Any meals ashore with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel
embarkation and lunch/dinner on specified fly-cruise programs
Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance
Excess baggage charges
Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal
charges unless specified
The voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard
staff and crew
Adventure options that are not included in
the cost of the voyage
As we get closer to the trip we will
have more information on a recommended hotel in Buenos Aires.
You may also consider arriving early to spend more time in Buenos
up for this Singles Trip!