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.
Photography Departure: 11/21/2015 only
Join internationally-renowned and multi-award winning photographer Peter Eastway as you develop your photography skills through a free program of photography lectures and workshops. Learn new camera skills, polar photography tips and post-editing techniques. Those interested in film-making and story telling can also expect great insight and guidance from award-winning cinematographer Abraham Joffe who will also join this exclusive voyage.
Mandatory Travel Insurance:
All guests are required to have emergency medical evacuation travel insurance coverage. Proof of coverage is required prior to embarkation. The policy provider, policy number and emergency contact phone number must be provided prior to departure date. ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends at least $200,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage for Antarctic trips which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.
Sea Kayaking Option: All departures
If you wish to take this option, please advise us when you make your booking as numbers are limited. Please note, some sea kayaking experience is necessary.
Flight from Punta Arenas or Santiago to Stanley (no reduced fare for starting in Punta Arenas); transfer from Stanley airport to ship, including tour of Stanley; transfer from ship to Puerto Williams airport, including Puerto Williams tour; flight from Puerto Williams to Punta Arenas; cabin accommodation on the ship; meals, snacks, tea and coffee onboard; lectures and guide services; gumboots (for loan onboard); polar expedition jacket (to keep); daily cabin service; access to onboard medical doctor and basic medical services; voyage journal (one per booking); port taxes and charges; entry fees to historic landings sites. Subject to change without notice.
Airfare except flight from Punta Arenas or Santiago to Stanley and flight from Puerto Williams to Punta Arenas; accommodation, meals and transfers before or after the cruise not mentioned in the itinerary; visa, passport, and vaccination charges; airport arrival or departure taxes; fuel surcharge may apply; optional sea kayaking; optional excursions not included in the itinerary; items of a personal nature including but not limited to alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and phone charges; internet charges; travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges.