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Congratulations on booking your expedition to Antarctica

In the Wake of Mawson, departing 10 Dec 2018


We are thrilled to have you join us on this incredible adventure. Here you will find additional details that we require from you and information to help you plan for your trip. At any time if you wish to discuss the details or your expedition cruise or additional arrangements such as  flights, insurance, pre and post tour travel arrangements please contact your booking agent.



Arrival and departure in Hobart

Day ONE of this itinerary is an arrival day, please book your flights to arrive anytime this day. If you wish to arrive earlier to explore Hobart please contact us to enquire about pre tour accommodation options. On the day of disembarkation we highly recommend that you book your flights to depart Invercargill after 12 noon. Please be aware that we will not be held responsible for the late arrival of the ship from your voyage. 


Fuel Surcharges

Please note that your cruise booking may be subject to fuel surcharges should world oil prices increase significantly prior to the time of your departure. Cruise operators do attempt to factor this price into your tour cost. However, unexpected rises in the cost of marine fuel can result in a fuel surcharge that will depend on the cost of oil per barrel and the individual ship operator. By booking a tour with us, you agree that this may be the case with your booking. You will be advised of any surcharge once we have been notified of the surcharges from the cruise operator if this situation arises.


Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and policy details must be provided prior to your final documentation being issued. We strongly recommend you obtain a policy for the level of cover at the time of booking you are comfortable with ensuring it meets our minimum guidelines. For more information please contact your booking agent.


Terms and Conditions

By making the booking, he or she has read and has agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please click here to view.




International Maritime Regulations require that we create a manifest for each expedition. To fulfil our obligation certain information is required. Please complete and return the form below NO MORE THAN 100 days prior to departure.

CLICK HERE to download the Passenger Information Form



Please see below additional resources to help you prepare for your upcoming trip to Antarctica including our Pre-Departure Information and Antarctica and Sub-Antarctic Islands Handbook.






Learn all about the flora and fauna, wildlife you might encounter on your voyage and learn about the history of East Antarctica and the Sub-Antarctic Islands.


Wake of Mawson
Pre-departure Information

Pleliminary information to help you prepare for your expedition cruise. Please note more detailed trip notes will be available 2-3 months prior to departure.


About the
Akademik Shokalskiy

This fully ice strengthened expedition vessel is ideally suited to Antarctic expeditions due to its strength, maneuverability and small passenger numbers.