7 Days round trip from Punta Arenas, Chile | Aboard: MV Ocean Nova
Departures: 12 expeditions from beginning Dec to mid Feb
Prices: 6 nights per person twin share $12,100
MS Ocean Nova is a modern comfortable expedition style ship with single, twin and triple cabins for up to 68 guests each featuring oceanfacing windows and private en-suite facilities and has its own fleet of zodiacs for going ashore as well as excellent on board common facilities such as a forward observation deck, a glass enclosed observation lounge /presentation room, a lounge bar, library and infirmary.
●● Flying to and from Antarctica
●● Cruising along the Antarctic Peninsula as far south as the Lemaire Channel
●● On board lectures and presentations
●● Visits to Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, and Deception Island and Lemaire Channel weather permitting
Day 1: Punta Arenas | Arrive independently with one hotel night here including airport arrival transfer, briefings and welcome dinner.
Day 2: King George Island | A two-hour flight to King George Island, South Shetlands with visits to Chile’s Frei and Russia’s Bellingshausen stations on arrival before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.
Day 3-6: Antarctic Peninsula | Cruise from the South Shetland Islands to the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula and return sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs and wildlife such of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales with spectacular vistas from the glass-enclosed ship’s lounge.
The Expedition Team sets the ship’s route to take best advantage of the prevailing weather and other local conditions hence there is no fixed itinerary but you may expect visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places. Daily guided Zodiac expeditions and an engaging program of lectures and presentations are provided designed to ensure guests attain the most from their time at the Peninsula.
Day 7: Punta Arenas | Returning to King George Island to zodiac ashore for the flight back to Punta Arenas where your cruise ends on arrival.
- ●● Airport transfers,
●● One night hotel Punta Arenas
●● Flights Punta Arenas to King Georges Island
●● All meals while on board with drinks
●● Lectures and on board entertainment
●● Shore excursions.
- ●● Bar expenses
●● Gratuities and all personal expenses
●● Fuel surcharge if applicable
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Price per person twin share | Based on lead in cabin rising in price according to cabin level and seaso