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Antarctic Peninsula
12 days - Prices $6,295 - $16,995

Departures:

11/27/2014 12/17/2014 01/14/2015 01/24/2015 02/03/2015 11/17/2015 11/27/2015 12/07/2015 01/10/2016 01/20/2016


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Ship(s): Sea Explorer (charter)

 

Trip Highlights:

Experience the natural marvels, spectacular wildlife and rich history of the Antarctic Peninsula aboard this luxury expedition vessel with kayaking  and camping option.


Just Released Offer:

Members of ExpeditionTrips.com save up to $2,500 per person based on cabin category. Offer is based on availability, subject to change, and not combinable with any other offer. Please contact ExpeditionTrips for details.
Applicable Dates: Dec 2014 - Feb 2015 Departures

Discounted Rates:
12/17/2014, 1/14/2015, 1/24/2015
Triple Suite: $7,895 per person
Porthole Suite: $8,995 per person
Window Suite: $10,295 per person
Deluxe Suite: $12,595 per person
Veranda Suite: $12,895 per person
Penthouse Suite: $14,295 per person

Discounted Rates: 2/3/2015
Triple Suite: $7,195 per person
Porthole Suite: $8,195 per person
Window Suite: $9,395 per person
Deluxe Suite: $11,995 per person
Veranda Suite: $11,995 per person
Penthouse Suite: $13,495 per person

New Reservations Only

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Family Discount:
Children travel at 50% off (up to $8,397 off per child) when traveling with a full-fare paying adult. Discount applies to guests 21 years or under at the time of travel. Children 12 and older welcome on the Sea Explorer. Additional restrictions may apply for children 8 - 11 years. Limit of two child discounts per single full-fare paying adult. Offer applies to cabin rate only, is based on availability, is subject to change, and may not be combined with any other offers. Please contact ExpeditionTrips for details.   
Applicable Date: 11/27/2014, 12/17/2014, 1/24/2015

Discounted Rates: 11/27/2014 (Age 21 and under only)
Triple Suite: $3,148 per child
Porthole Suite: $3,698 per child
Window Suite: $4,298 per child
Superior Suite: $4,498 per child
Deluxe Suite: $4,998 per child
Veranda Suite: $5,448 per child
Penthouse Suite: $6,298 per child

Discounted Rates: 12/17/2014, 1/24/2015 (Age 21 and under only)
Triple Suite: $4,448 per child
Porthole Suite: $4,998 per child
Window Suite: $5,648 per child
Superior Suite: $6,098 per child
Deluxe Suite: $6,798 per child
Veranda Suite: $7,448 per child
Penthouse Suite: $8,398 per child

New Reservations Only

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Early Booking Discount:
Members of ExpeditionTrips.com save 15% per person in Deluxe, Veranda, and Penthouse Suites, and save 10% per person in Window and Superior Suites. Not applicable to triple or porthole suites. Offer is based on availability, subject to change, and not combinable with any other offer. Please contact ExpeditionTrips for details.
Applicable Dates: 11/17/2015, 11/27/2015, 12/7/2015, 1/10/2016, 1/20/2016
Expiration Dates: 12/30/2014

Discounted Rates: 
(11/17/2015, 11/27/2015, 12/7/2015)
Window Suite: $8,276 per person
Superior Suite: $8,726 per person
Deluxe Suite: $9,176 per person
Veranda Suite: $10,026 per person
Penthouse Suite: $11,046 per person

Discounted Rates: (1/10/2016, 1/20/2016)
Window Suite: $10,616 per person
Superior Suite: $11,246 per person
Deluxe Suite: $11,896 per person
Veranda Suite: $13,001 per person
Penthouse Suite: $14,446 per person

New Reservations Only




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Rates: $6,295 - $16,995

Summary: Explore the majestic beauty and amazing wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula. The pristine scenery of Antarctica is unlike any in the world. The white continent offers unparalleled landscapes and an abundance of wildlife including penguins, seals and whales. This voyage also features classic sites of historic and scientific interest. Experience the journey of a lifetime to this fascinating region of the world.


Trip Itinerary
Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina
Arrive in Ushuaia anytime today, with the day free to relax or experience the town and surroundings on your own. Enjoy the Argentinean markets and savory cuisine that make Patagonia famous as you explore the southernmost town in the world. Highlights of Ushuaia include an award-winning museum and trips to nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park and its popular “Train at the End of the World”. The optional evening briefing is a great opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers.

Day 2: Ushuaia / Embark
The morning is free to explore Ushuaia until a mid-afternoon transfer to the ship where you will be greeted by your Expedition Team and ship's officers at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain's welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the mountainous scenery on your early evening sail down the Beagle Channel past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and sea lion colonies.

Days 3 - 4: Drake Passage
Providing plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities, birds such as albatrosses, prions and petrels follow in the ship’s wake as you sail south. Your Expedition Team will be on deck as well, looking for whales and dolphins often seen in the area. Your experts will begin the presentations with informative and entertaining lectures on the wildlife, history, and geology of Antarctica. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held in the comfortable lecture hall as you make your approach to the South Shetland Islands.

Days 5 - 9: The Antarctic Peninsula / South Shetland Islands
The White Continent stretches before you, a land of extremes and extreme beauty. Your expedition leader and captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunities for wildlife viewing. The route will focus on the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest. The trip may include picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, the humpback whale frequented Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. You may stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy, as well as an historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House. Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins abound, and Weddell, crabeater and elephant seals haul out of the sea to rest along with predatory leopard seals and the aggressive Antarctic fur seal. Minke, humpback and orca whales are frequent visitors of this region and provide many opportunities for whale sightings.

Days 10 - 11: Drake Passage
Your lecture series and wildlife sightings with continue as you sail back to Ushuaia and reflect on beautiful Antarctica and its wild inhabitants. Arrive at Ushuaia in the early morning hours.

Day 12: Disembark / Ushuaia, Argentina
This morning, disembark in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost town, to catch flights homeward or continue on with your adventure.


Notes:

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions – and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition.

Kayaking Option:
$650 per person (11/27/2014 - 2/3/2015); $750 per person (11/17/2015 - 1/20/2016)
The kayaking option provides passengers with an up-close encounter of Antarctica. Any passenger in good health with basic paddling experience is welcome to join the program. Dry suits, neoprene gloves and personal flotation devices included. Space is limited; please enquire at the time of booking.

Camping Option: $95 per person
The camping option provides passengers with the ultimate camping experience on the ice of the Antarctic Peninsula. Camping in limited to one night per voyage. Insulated sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, one dry-bag for pillow and change of dry clothes, mountaineering tents, limited number of mountaineering bivy sacks, and insulated sleeping pads are provided. Space is limited; please enquire at the time of booking.

Fuel Surcharge: Fuel surcharge may apply in the event of significant fuel price increases.

Mandatory Travel Insurance: All passengers are required to carry valid travel insurance. This insurance must contain medical and evacuation coverage. Cancellation and trip interruption insurance are strongly recommended as well. As any potential evacuation from Antarctica can cost up to $200,000, it is recommended that no policy carry less than this amount of coverage. Pre-departure forms will require information as to travel insurance carrier, policy number, and a 24 hour contact number. ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends that the travel insurance policy covers trip cancellation insurance, trip delay (interruption or after departure coverage), baggage and repatriation. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.

Included: One pre-voyage hotel night in designated embarkation city, shipboard accommodations; all scheduled landings and excursions; all meals onboard; coffee, tea, cocoa, and espresso 24-hours daily; welcome and farewell cocktail; one glass of house wine / beer / soft drink with dinner; a pair of boots for use during the voyage; daily international news service; all port fees; transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation; digital voyage log; commemorative Expedition Jacket.

Not included: Airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Ushuaia; arrival transfer from airport to group hotel in Ushuaia; pre or post voyage expenses; travel insurance; laundry, bar and personal expenses incurred on board; items of a personal nature; onboard communication charges; adventure options; staff gratuities; fuel surcharge (may apply in the event of significant fuel price increases).

 


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