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Pristine Antarctica 11 days from Ushuaia

From £4935 for 11 days
Trip Overview

Experience one of the most Intrepid experiences out there — an expedition to Antarctica via the famous Drake Passage. Departing from Ushuaia late January, ready the camera for the arrival of mid-summer and the full spectacle of the Antarctic season. As the ice and snow melts away, wonderful rocky beaches spring into view, and the region is primed for explorations by Zodiac. Each day on this otherworldly continent presents a new jaw-dropping scene, as whales, penguin chicks and seabirds reveal themselves in their element. In the comfort of the brand-new MV Hondius, and under the guidance of an expert leader, full expedition crew and onboard naturalists, rest assured this trip provides all the essential ingredients for an unforgettable Antarctic adventure.

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

Meals

10 Breakfasts included
8 Lunches included
9 Dinners included

Transport

Expedition cruise ship,zodiac

Accommodation

Expedition cruise ship 9 nights

Trip Highlights

•   The wildlife viewing opportunities are next-level in this extreme environment, and the abundance is astounding for such a remote and extreme environment. Scan the seas for seals; look out for minke, humpback and orca whales; spot rare birds on the Beagle Channel; and witness gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins

•   Come for the beautiful animals, stay for the eye-popping landscapes. The mountains, plains and beaches are half the fun of exploring this unique white continent, and the sight of an iceberg calving into the sea is a moment you won’t forget

•   A polar plunge in the sub-zero Antarctic waters is one invigorating experience. You’ve never a had a swim quite like this!

•   Onboard presentations from our Antarctica experts bring you up to speed on the geology and wildlife of the region, along with some remarkable tales of expeditions past

•   Your ship, the brand-new, ice-strengthened MV Hondius, is the strongest vessel operating in the Antarctic, to say nothing of the creature comforts to be enjoyed on board

Where you'll be staying

M/V Hondius

When it comes to Polar exploration, it doesn’t get much better than this. The brand-new M/V Hondius, debuting in 2019, is one of the first civilian ships ever to receive a Polar Class 6 notation. Not only is it one of the strongest vessels coasting the Antarctic, it's modern interiors and fittings mean you'll be cruising in luxury too. All told, M/V Hondius has capacity for 167 guests across 84 cabins, each with its own incredible views of the Antarctic.

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Dates & Availability
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Price
Availability
Departing: 22nd Nov 2019
Returning: 2nd Dec 2019
£5,055pp
£4,935pp
This price is for a 'quad' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Nov 2019
Returning: 2nd Dec 2019
£9,215pp
£9,000pp
This price is for a 'grandSuite(Balcony)' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Nov 2019
Returning: 2nd Dec 2019
£7,325pp
£6,226pp
This price is for a 'superior' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Nov 2019
Returning: 2nd Dec 2019
£5,715pp
£5,580pp
This price is for a 'triple' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Nov 2019
Returning: 2nd Dec 2019
£6,795pp
£6,116pp
This price is for a 'twinDeluxe' room type
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Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 22nd Nov 2019
Returning: 2nd Dec 2019
£6,035pp
£5,432pp
This price is for a 'twinPorthole' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Nov 2019
Returning: 2nd Dec 2019
£6,340pp
£5,706pp
This price is for a 'twinWindow' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Nov 2019
Returning: 2nd Dec 2019
£10,325pp
£8,776pp
This price is for a 'hondiusSuite' room type
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Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 22nd Nov 2019
Returning: 2nd Dec 2019
£7,820pp
£6,647pp
This price is for a 'juniorSuite' room type
G
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Ushuaia. After being transferred to your hotel, the day is yours to explore the world's most southerly city. There will be a welcome and information meeting at the hotel at 7.30 this evening so please ensure you are at the hotel in time for this.
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