For the past three years, Craft Travel has continued to expand its product offering to include the destinations around the world we feel are truly unmissable. Our Bucket List Series is an ode to these special places and the amazing itineraries they have to offer.
Our latest addition to the Bucket List Series is a natural choice for us; not only is it nearly by definition one of the most exotic places on earth, its primary points of entry are through two of our classic destinations, Chile and Argentina.
Antarctica is the world's southernmost and most remote continent. And while making it all the way down there certainly can't be done on a long weekend, it is increasingly accessible. Up until recently, almost all trips to Antarctica were done via large cruise ships. Sure, they might be luxurious...but not everyone wants to spend 5-15 days on a big ship with hundreds of strangers and rough seas. In fact, the passage can be so rough that ships at times are forced to turn back. Imagine planning a trip of such magnitude only to be sent home before it truly gets started!
All of that changed when Antarctica XXI came to the scene, introducing Antarctica's first Air Cruise. Instead of having to cross the Drake Passage from Ushuaia, Argentina or Punta Arenas, Chile to make landing upon King George Island, travelers can now fly from Punta Arenas directly to King George Island on a brief two-hour flight. Upon arrival in Antarctica, you board a luxury expedition ship which will serve as your base for all of your activities. Spend your days on Zodiacs floating alongside penguins, seals and whales.
ANTARCTICA XXI pioneered the Antarctic Fly Cruise model and now offers 28 departures on three itineraries each season aboard two deluxe ice-class expedition vessels.
We really can't think of a better way to do Antarctica: lots of action, minimal travel time and a five-star onboard experience.
For the full Antarctica experience, check out our Classic Antarctica or Polar Air Cruise packages. To celebrate these incredible new itineraries, we're offering our clients $1,000 off for any booking made by June 15, 2018.
Looking for a shorter trip that takes you on a quick trip to Antarctica at a fraction of the price? Consider Antarctica Express. You'll sail from Ushuaia, Argentina down to the ice-filled continent, but get to fly back on the Air Cruise to Punta Arenas. You'll get a full day exploring King George Island plus several days at sea. Book by June 15 and receive $500 off.
It's hard to describe just how incredible this journey is, so we'll let the video below do the talking.