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MS Expedition

Congratulations on booking your expedition to Antarctica!

 

We are thrilled you will be traveling on this incredible adventure to the White Continent. Here you will find additional details that we require from you, information to help you plan for your trip as well as some ideas on other destinations you might like to visit in South America either before or after your Antarctica cruise. At any time if you wish to discuss the details or your cruise or additional travel arrangements including flights, insurance, pre and post tour travel arrangements please contact your booking agent.

 

⬤ IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Arrival Montevideo/Ushuaia, Departure in Ushuaia

Day One of your itinerary is an arrival day, please book your flights to arrive anytime this day. If you wish to arrive earlier to explore please contact us to enquire about pre cruise accommodation and flight options. On the day of disembarkation we highly recommend that you book your flights to depart Ushuaia 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.

 

International Flights to meet your cruise

International flights to join your Antarctica cruise will be available for booking approximately 11 months prior to tour departure date. Please contact your booking agent to discuss flight options available for your travel arrangements. Please see below for some suggestions on pre and post cruise itinerary options in South America.

 

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 on Travel Insurance please refer to the Antarctica Travellers Guide below or 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.

 

 

⬤ FORMS

International Maritime Regulations require that we create a manifest for each expedition. To fulfill our obligation certain information is required. Below are a few forms that will need to be completed. Forms must be returned NO MORE THAN 100 days prior to departure. 
 
ALL passengers must:
✔ Complete 'A Good to G'o link that will be supplied by your booking agent that will include emergency contact details, relevant medical forms, proof of insurance, passport information & a traveller participation waiver to be completed online. This must be completed no later than 100 days prior to your voyage departure date

✔ Advise your booking agent of Expedition Parka size, please see below for more information

 

 
Based on the information provided some passengers may be required to complete additional forms.
- Kayaking Waiver Form - required by all travellers confirmed for the kayaking programme . Please CLICK HERE to download. For more information about the kayaking programme please see below.
 
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
The following activities are available on this voyage subject to availability:
- Kayaking in the far-flung corners of the world is an experience guaranteed to refresh your soul. Paddling in small groups, you'll glide between ice flows, brash ice and icebergs dotted with wildlife. Previous kayaking experience is required. Limited availability. Price dependent on your voyage, please contact your booking agent for price and availability. 
- Camping is an incredible opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of being in the Antarctic elements at night. Witness dramatic light changes and the clamor of scurrying penguins on a true outdoor adventure. Available selected voyages. Limited availability. Please contact your booking agent for price and availability. Please note the Liability Waiver Form will be completed on board prior to your camping excursion.
Please see below for more information. Please contact your booking agent with any queries and to check availability.
 
EXPEDITION PARKA
Wear your bragging rights. We wouldn’t send you all the way to the ends of the Earth without making sure you were prepared for the Antarctic climate. As a polar passenger you will receive an exclusive parka as part of your trip, which is yours to keep.
A high-performance parka designed specifically for adventuring in the polar regions’ frozen climes, the official MS Expedition jacket combines functional cold-weather features like breathable waterproof fabric, 5cm Thinsulate(TM) liner, reflective taping by 3M (tm), removable hood with microfleece lining, large rear storage pocket and cuff pockets.
 
 
⬤ RESOURCES & CRUISE EXTENSIONS
We have some additional resources to help you prepare for your upcoming trip to Antarctica, as well as some excellent itinerary ideas to explore South America pre or post your cruise.

 

 

 

Optional Activity
Camping

Experience the sights and sounds of being in the elements at night. Witness dramatic light changes and the clamor of scurrying penguins on a true outdoor adventure.

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Optional Activity
Kayaking

Paddle through the majesty of the icebergs with your guide and live the experience of seeing varied birds, seals and whales in their natural habitat.  

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About the
MS Expedition

Safe, sturdy and fast, she is amongst the most comfortable and spaciousin its class, with great stability and performance in rough conditions. 

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TRAVELLERS GUIDE
ANTARCTICA

Check out our Antarctica Travellers Guide to help you prepare for your Antarctica adventure. Includes information about joining cities, what to pack and more.

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Beyond Antarctica
South America Add-ons

There are many incredible places to explore in South America. Let us inspire you with our top itineraries to add pre or post your Antarctic cruise.

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Travellers Guide
Latin America

Useful traveller information about each country in Latin America, from the climate, visa requirements, local currency and everything in between.

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