Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise



1 Night in Punta Arenas
5 Nights aboard Ocean Nova
1 Night in Punta Arenas

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If you are looking for the ultimate ice-breaker (literally!) at your next dinner party and exploration of new destinations runs high on your list, you do not want to miss a chance at visiting the planet’s “White Continent”: the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most remote continent - Antarctica. Unlike anything you’ve seen or experienced, Antarctica is sure to stir up feelings of surreality and awe, similar to those you felt in your early travel days. So head south and get ready for the ride of your life as you jump over Cape Horn and sail the mythical waters of the Drake Passage en route one of the most truly spectacular places on earth.


  • All transfers and transport as per the program (Day 1, 2, 7 & 8)

  • Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and vice versa

  • All accommodations as per program (based on double sharing room)

  • All guided shore excursions

  • Lectures and entertainment on board

  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material

  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica

  • Breakfast and welcome Dinner in Punta Arenas

  • Hotel in Punta Arenas - Cabo de Hornos Hotel

  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board, offering a wide choice of dishes

  • Daily served dinner on board offering a choice of three main courses

  • Snacks and soft drinks on board

  • IAATO passenger fee

  • *Not included: gratuities, visas (if applicable), international flights not described above, meals and drinks not described above, items of a personal nature




Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Day 1

Start of the Air-Cruise

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile just before 2 PM, where you will be welcomed by The Antartica XXI staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu of food and drinks.

Overnight at Cabo de Hornos Hotel, Punta Arenas (D)


Day 2

Flight to Antarctica

Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air will fill your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.

Overnight aboard Ocean Nova (B, L, D)


Day 3-6

Exploring Antarctica

Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular views from the lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests. 

No journey is the same and flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include 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.

Overnight aboard Ocean Nova (B, L, D)


Day 7

Return Flight from Antarctica

On your scheduled return flight to King George Island, bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).

Overnight at Cabo de Hornos Hotel, Punta Arenas (B)


Day 8

End of the Air-Cruise

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.



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