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From £3995 for 11 days
Trip Overview

Welcome to the pinnacle of expedition travel – Antarctica. It’s a place of extremes, where the wildlife and landscape paint a picture like nowhere else in the world. The extraordinary islands around the Antarctic Peninsula are a stunning reward for those who conquer the infamous Drake Passage – which is all of you – and amid the Antarctic’s barren beauty you may well encounter orcas, humpback whales, seals and penguins. Explore the ice-filled waters by Zodiac then set foot on the rock and ice that makes up this mysterious continent, and spend your evenings enjoying the state-of-the-art ship and its health and wellness facilities. You’ll be talking about this journey for years to come.

Essential Info
Starts: Ushuaia
Ends: Ushuaia – Disembarkation Day
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Polar
Trip Code: IGQMDE
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Antarctica, Argentina
What's Included

Meals

10 Breakfasts included
8 Lunches included
9 Dinners included

Transport

Expedition cruise ship,zodiac

Accommodation

Trip Highlights

•   This is the extended, 11-day version of our classic Antarctica cruise, perfect for first time explorers or seasoned adventurers. With an extra day on the Antarctic Peninsula, you will experience more of the Great White Continent. (For the classic 10-day version of this trip, see trip code GQMDT or https://www.intrepidtravel.com/antarctica/discover-antarctica-10-days-122184)

•   Freezing is great but freedom is better. Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities on top of regular Zodiac excursions. Explore the water by kayak, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and a massage, take a refreshing polar plunge or camp overnight like a true polar explorer.

•   Whereas most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every 8 passengers for a greater personal touch.

•   Our experienced leaders have made hundreds of polar voyages between them. They’re experts in marine biology, glaciology and Antarctic history, and they’ll share their knowledge throughout the journey during a comprehensive lecture program.

•   Rest assured that footprints are all you’ll leave behind. Your Antarctica expedition is carbon offset, and we serve only sustainably sourced seafood, avoid single-use plastics and use biodegradable and phosphate-free cleaning products.

•   Travelling solo? This is your perfect Antarctic adventure, with single cabins at the same price as some twins.

Where you'll be staying

Ocean Endeavour 2020

Not only is the Ocean Endeavour the only polar expedition ship in Antarctica focused on health and wellness – it also has, on our new voyages starting in 2020, one crew member for every eight travellers. This outstanding crew-to-passenger ratio means a greater personal touch and more time with onboard experts. With contemporary interiors, lounges for learning and reflection, Zodiacs for remote exploration, a wide range of cabin types, a surplus of space and breathtaking 360° views from the flydeck, the Ocean Endeavour is the Antarctic expedition vessel to be on in 2020.

Ocean Endeavour Price List 2020

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Dates & Availability
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Availability
Departing: 4th Nov 2020
Returning: 14th Nov 2020
£8,870pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY6(ComfortTwin)' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 4th Nov 2020
Returning: 14th Nov 2020
£7,255pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY4A(SinglePorthole)' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 4th Nov 2020
Returning: 14th Nov 2020
£6,450pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY1(SingleInterior)' room type
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Fully Booked
Departing: 4th Nov 2020
Returning: 14th Nov 2020
£12,100pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY10(Owner’sSuite)' room type
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Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 4th Nov 2020
Returning: 14th Nov 2020
£6,450pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY3(TwinInterior)' room type
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Fully Booked
Departing: 4th Nov 2020
Returning: 14th Nov 2020
£7,255pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY4(TwinPorthole)' room type
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Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 4th Nov 2020
Returning: 14th Nov 2020
£8,065pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY5(TwinWindow)' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 4th Nov 2020
Returning: 14th Nov 2020
£9,675pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY7(SelectTwin)' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 4th Nov 2020
Returning: 14th Nov 2020
£10,485pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY8(Superior)' room type
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s southernmost city. You’ll be briefed at the hotel tonight on the journey and details for tomorrow’s embarkation, but if you happen to arrive early there are a surprising amount of ways to entertain yourself at ‘the End of the World’. Check out the Museo Maritimo to brush up on the region’s history, or take a stroll down Avenida San Martin if you’re after any last-minute essentials before departing. Oh, and did we mention this is Argentina – if all else fails, head to a local restaurant to get your fill of red wine and steak. Muy bueno.
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