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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise | Ocean Nova

8 Days
From USD 13,795



Start: Punta Arenas, Chile

Finish: Punta Arenas, Chile

SHIP: Ocean Nova



DestinationDeparture Date

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


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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.



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.


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.)


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

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 67 passengers accommodated in 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 for exploring the icy waters of the Antarctica, looking for wildlife.

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

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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.


Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.


Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.


Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.


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


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 13,795
Departing Ending Duration
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
02 Dec 2024 09 Dec 2024 8
12 Dec 2024 19 Dec 2024 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
01 Feb 2025 08 Feb 2025 8
06 Feb 2025 13 Feb 2025 8
11 Feb 2025 18 Feb 2025 8

Important Information

  • 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.

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  • Season and availability