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.
Mandatory Travel Insurance:
All guests are required to have comprehensive travel insurance coverage. Due to the remoteness of the areas in this itinerary, travelers must have a minimum $50,000 of emergency medical coverage. Proof of coverage is required prior to embarkation. The shipping company will not be held responsible for delays due to force majeure. Any additional costs accrued will be the responsibility of the traveler. 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: Available all departures
Not included in cruise rate. Must be pre-booked prior to the departure. Taken in small groups of 16 people, multiple times per voyage, kayaking adventures are only conducted during calm weather conditions. Minimum age 16 years. It is recommended you have some prior kayaking experience,
including the capability to do a wet exit. Please contact ExpeditionTrips for additional details.
Camping Option: Not available 2/3/2016-2/21/2016, 3/5/2017
Not included in cruise rate. See rates page for price. Minimum age 16 years. Space is limited; request at time of booking. No camping experience is necessary to participate in this program. Sleeping bags and all safety equipment are provided.
Mountaineering Option: Available 11/16/2015-12/4/2015, 11/6/2016-12/21/2016
Not included in cruise rate. See rates page for price. Minimum age 16 years. Space is limited; request at time of booking. The program is for adventurers with above average physical fitness and mental stamina. Each mountaineering adventure can last up to 5 hours. Axes, ropes, crampons, and all safety equipment are provided. Requires a fitness waiver to be completed in order to participate.
Cross-Country Skiing Option: Available 11/16/2015-12/4/2015, 11/6/2016-12/21/2016
Not included in cruise rate. See rates page for price. Minimum age 16 years. Space is limited; request at time of booking. With journeys taking a few hours, it is imperative to be in good physical shape. Ideally, you’ll have cross-country skiing experience to partake in this activity, however exceptions may be made for those deemed physically capable. Skis, poles, and all safety equipment provided.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Available all departures
Not included in cruise rate. Must be pre-booked prior to the departure (2015-2016), or offered via signup on board the ship on a first-come, first-served basis (2017). Taken in small groups in good weather conditions on a calm bay or harbor, with Zodiac accompaniment. Prior experience is necessary. One session per person.
Photography Option: 11/6/2016–12/12/2016, 12/21/2016, and 3/5/2017 only
Included in the price. Whether you own a serious SLR or a simple point-and-shoot, the on-board photography expert will provide you with hands-on instruction and technical tips to ensure that you capture the best of your Antarctica experience.
Shipboard accommodation; meals on board the ship; Zodiac cruising and shore landings per the daily program; waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings; parka to keep; coffee, tea, and cocoa available around the clock; miscellaneous service taxes and port charges; luggage handling aboard ship; emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of $100,000 per person. Subject to change without notice.
Airfare; mandatory Transfer Package; arrival transfer in Buenos Aires from airport to hotel on Day 1; passport and visa expenses; government arrival and departure taxes, Argentina's Reciprocity Fee; meals ashore; kayaking, camping, cross-country skiing, mountaineering and stand-up paddleboarding; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, except for ones mentioned as included; baggage, cancellation and medical travel insurance; excess baggage charges; laundry, bar, beverage, massage and other personal charges; phone and internet charges; gratuity for shipboard staff and crew; fuel surcharge may apply.
*Emergency Evacuation Insurance:
Emergency evacuation coverage to a maximum benefit per paying passenger of $100,000 is included in the cost of this expedition. Included coverage is applicable only to travel between the first and last day of the expedition purchased. Additional days of travel prior to the expedition and/or after the expedition are not covered by the included emergency evacuation insurance. We strongly advise all passengers to purchase medical, cancellation and baggage insurance, and additional emergency evacuation coverage.