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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise | Ocean Nova

8 Days
From USD 13,595

Trip Code: ACTSCAAC

DIFFICULTY RATING: 1 (easy)

SHIP: Ocean Nova

DestinationDestination

Antarctica

DestinationDeparture Date

27/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 06/02/2023, 11/02/2023, 02/12/2023, 07/12/2023, 12/12/2023, 17/12/2023, 22/12/2023, 27/12/2023, 17/01/2024, 22/01/2024, 27/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 06/02/2024, 11/02/2024, 02/12/2024, 07/12/2024, 12/12/2023, 17/12/2024, 22/12/2024, 27/12/2024, 17/01/2025, 22/01/2025, 27/01/2025, 01/02/20245 06/02/2025, 11/02/2025

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OVERVIEW

UP TO $3000 AUD OFF per person*

Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, take a journey to one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and remotest continent – Antarctica. On board the Ocean Nova you will find a true expedition experience as you reach some of the most untouched places on Earth.

*Save up to $3000 AUD off selected departures in selected cabins.  Some departures require a minimum of three passengers in the booking for discount to be applied (please Offer has limited availability and is only available until sold out or until 31 March for 2023/2024 season. On new bookings only and not combinable with any other offers.

*Discount offers are correct at the time of publishing and are available for sale on selected cabins and departure until 03 April 2023 or sold out.. Discounts are subject to change, availability will be confirmed at time of booking. Only combinable with Shackleton Club Past Passenger offers. Prices are subject to change based on currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, and other external factors. No discount applies to any transfer packages, additional activities or pre/post services. Excludes Triple and Single Cabins. The below prices may also include a 'Pay in full at time of booking' which is a 5-10% early payment bonus. Further conditions may apply, contact us for more information.

ITINERARY

Arrival

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, where you are welcomed and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a 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.

Embarkation

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 fills 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.

At Sea - Days 3 to 6

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 sea birds, 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 vistas from the glass-enclosed lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.

No journey is the same as 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.

King George Island

Return to King George Island and 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.)

Departure

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

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Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova

The M/V Ocean Nova is a modern, comfortable vessel. She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, and her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited to expedition travel in Antarctica. The M/V Ocean Nova has the capacity for 78 passengers accommodated in 38 comfortable outside cabins, all with exterior views and private en-suite facilities. In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, on board facilities include a spacious dining room, a bar, a library, a polar boutique, an exercise room and an infirmary with doctor. The ship carries Zodiacs that are well suited for shore transfers and cruising. 

Why we like it:

Modern, small and comfortable. Fewer passengers means that you get to know everyone on board by name, making great friendships with fellow passengers and the crew - you’ll be sad to say goodbye to Antarctica and your new mates! The cabins are huge, and a smaller ship means you’ll have shorter ship-to-shore excursions – which is a bonus on cooler days! Head out onto the bridge and hang with the captain, he’s been with the ship a long time, and knows it capabilities inside out - you’re in very safe hands!

Ice Class: Length: 73 metres
Breadth: 11 metresMax
Draft: Cruising
Speed: 12 knots
Electricity: N/A Passenger
Capacity:
68

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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Optional Activities vary for each itinerary. Limited spaces available. Contact your Destination Specialist for pricing & availability.

Kayaking

Experience the unforgettable thrill and serenity of kayaking in Antarctica as part of a small, expertly guided paddling group.

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Pricing per person & date

Classic Antarctica Air Cruise | Ocean Nova from USD 13,595
Departing Ending Duration
27 Jan 2023 03 Feb 2023 8
01 Feb 2023 08 Feb 2023 8
06 Feb 2023 13 Feb 2023 8
11 Feb 2023 18 Feb 2023 8
02 Dec 2023 09 Dec 2023 8
07 Dec 2023 14 Dec 2023 8
12 Dec 2023 19 Dec 2023 8
17 Dec 2023 24 Dec 2023 8
22 Dec 2023 29 Dec 2023 8
27 Dec 2023 03 Jan 2024 8
17 Jan 2024 24 Jan 2024 8
22 Jan 2024 29 Jan 2024 8
27 Jan 2024 03 Feb 2024 8
01 Feb 2024 08 Feb 2024 8
06 Feb 2024 13 Feb 2024 8
11 Feb 2024 18 Feb 2024 8
01 Jan 1970 08 Jan 1970 8
07 Dec 2024 14 Dec 2024 8
12 Dec 2023 19 Dec 2023 8
17 Dec 2024 24 Dec 2024 8
22 Dec 2024 29 Dec 2024 8
27 Dec 2024 03 Jan 2025 8
17 Jan 2025 24 Jan 2025 8
22 Jan 2025 29 Jan 2025 8
27 Jan 2025 03 Feb 2025 8
01 Jan 1970 08 Jan 1970 8
11 Feb 2025 18 Feb 2025 8

Important Info

  • Flights Punta Arenas - King George Island - Punta Arenas 

    Two nights hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas 

    Six nights shipboard accommodation 
    Full board & drinks served with meals
    Shore excursions
    Lectures and onboard entertainment
    Loan of boots for landing in Antarctica
    Transfer from/to airport/hotel according to the itinerary
    Comprehensive pre- and post- departure information

  • Available upon request

  • Please note that itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions.

    Contact us for more details

  • Season and availability