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Antarctica  Cross the Circle

Antarctica offers so many extraordinary things to see and do, and travelling with Quark Expeditions® offers multiple options to personalize your experience. We’ve designed this guide to help you identify what interests you most, so that you can start planning your version of the perfect expedition to the 7th Continent.
Check off a travel milestone by crossing the Antarctic Circle. Maximize your adventure by skipping the ocean transit and flying over the Drake Passage by charter plane. Simply combine our exciting Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition itinerary with a direct round-trip flight from Chile to your polar-ready ship, to get our Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle voyage. Then, explore the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula by sea, and continue further to reach 66⁰33´ south. Check other achievements off your bucket list as well, such as sea kayaking through channels dotted with icebergs.
Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries and our expeditions offer the chance for you to discover why. We’re excited to host you on your unforgettable adventure! Feel free to reach out to our team of Polar Travel Advisers who can answer your questions and provide assistance at any time.

 

Inclusions

Pre & post night in Punta Arenas, airfares Punta Arenas -King George Island return,  Transfers to/from the ship, cabin accommodation, all meals including daily afternoon tea and complimentary house wine / beverages at lunch and dinner, experienced expedition leader and expedition team, hire of windproof / waterproof jacket / pants and rubber boots, daily shore excursions by Zodiac boat, educational presentations, professional photographer on board to assist guests, guided hikes and walks ashore, access to computers, use of on board  fitness centre, use of library, emergency medical attention on board,Emergency evacuation  insurance.

Exclusions:

Flights to and from Punta Arenas , passports and/or visas,gratuities, Travel or health insurance




Vessel: Quark Ocean Adventurer

The Ocean Adventurer is a comfortable vessel with spacious cabins, which all have private bathroom facilities and exterior views. Designed to carry travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world, Ocean Adventurer was built in 1976, and underwent extensive upgrades in 2017. This multi-million dollar investment included renovations to the interior of the ship, significant technical upgrades, and the addition of a new cabin category, the Owner’s Suites. The refurbishment gave the ship new bathrooms in every cabin, and upgrades to the Lounge, Dining Room, gym, and suites. Technical enhancements – including two new engines, generators, gear  boxes, drive systems, and re-bladed propellers – resulted in increased fuel efficiency, and a minimized carbon footprint.

The ship accommodates  128 guests and has a staff&crew of 87. Ice Class 1A.Offers  a good range  of  cabins with private facilities, lounge areas,lecture theatre, Gym and medical clinic

 
 

 

Antarctica Cross the Circle

Abbreviated Itinerary

 

10 Nights / 11 Days

Arrive Punta Arenas for  1 night then fly to King George Island 

Board your ship . Onwards to the Antarctic Circle, exploring the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula in inflatable Zodiac's, heading further South to the Antarctic Mainland and return to PuntaArenas.

Abbreviated Itinerary:

DAY 1: Arrive in Punta Arenas

DAY 2: Punta Arenas-King George Island Join ship

DAY 3-5: Explore Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands 

DAY 6-7: Cross the Antarctic Circle 

DAY 8 &9 : northbound along the Antarctic Peninsula   

DAY 10: Disembark and fly back to Punta Arenas

DAY 11: end Punta Arenas



 
 

Detailed Itinerary & Prices

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