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Christmas in Antarctica

From £4585 for 11 days
Trip Overview
Take the Christmas holiday of a lifetime – an 11-day expedition exploring the wonders of Antarctica. Set foot on the Antarctic Peninsula, spot seals resting on the icefloe and witness seabirds nesting in landscapes that must be seen to be believed. Marvel at the surrounds of the ice-capped mountain ranges and be inspired as you explore bays filled with immense icebergs and glaciers. Visit penguin rookeries, spot minke and humpback whales and enjoy regular Zodiac excursions for up-close wildlife encounters. After a day of exploration, relax in in the ship’s heated saltwater pool, sauna or book into the health spa on board. Onboard experts, ample space and five-star lashings make this a Christmas adventure to remember.
Essential Info
Starts: Ushuaia
Ends: Ushuaia
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Polar
Trip Code: IGQMAC
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

•   The festive season is one of the most active times for wildlife and there are plenty of opportunities to see penguins, seals and whales under the midnight sun with our expert polar team leading the way.

•   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: 18th Dec 2020
Returning: 28th Dec 2020
£12,905pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY9(JuniorSuite)' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Dec 2020
Returning: 28th Dec 2020
£8,870pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY4A(SinglePorthole)' room type
G
Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 18th Dec 2020
Returning: 28th Dec 2020
£8,065pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY1(SingleInterior)' room type
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Dec 2020
Returning: 28th Dec 2020
£13,715pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY10(Owner’sSuite)' room type
G
Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 18th Dec 2020
Returning: 28th Dec 2020
£8,065pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY3(TwinInterior)' room type
G
Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 18th Dec 2020
Returning: 28th Dec 2020
£8,870pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY4(TwinPorthole)' room type
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Dec 2020
Returning: 28th Dec 2020
£9,675pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY5(TwinWindow)' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Dec 2020
Returning: 28th Dec 2020
£10,485pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY6(ComfortTwin)' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Dec 2020
Returning: 28th Dec 2020
£11,290pp
This price is for a 'cATEGORY7(SelectTwin)' room type
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Your Christmas trip begins in Ushuaia, about as far as you can get from Santa without joining an Antarctic expedition – luckily that’s exactly what’s going on. You’ll be transferred from the airport to the hotel to meet your fellow travellers, but if you arrive early we highly recommend checking out the area. Tierra del Fuego National Park can be visited on a day trip if you have time, otherwise Ushuaia itself has got a bit of a vibe about it. Check out the Museo Maritimo for a history lesson or maybe just take a stroll down Avenida San Martin to do pick up some last-minute essentials for the journey.
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