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World Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent - 12 Days

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Overview

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Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries. And this expedition offers you the chance to discover why, with an unforgettable journey through the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll encounter a world where nature creates the rules, her unpredictable temperament making each trip unique, exciting and personal.

Imagine cruising in a Zodiac through crackling sea ice like shattered glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs, each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy iconic Antarctic highlights, exhilarating adventures and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.

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Trip Code: ACTSWD12

Location: Antarctica

Ship: World Explorer

CRUISE ITINERARY

With a population of more than 63,000 people, Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. The city has grown over the past few years, yet it has retained an easy going and accessible feel. With the sea to the south and mountains to the north, Ushuaia is a spectacular departure point for your Antarctic cruise.

Ushuaia, Argentina

Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel. This famous channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America.

Embarkation Day

Prepare yourself for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing as the Drake is unpredictable and always changing.

Crossing the Drake - Day 3 & 4

When the Antarctic Convergence is left in our wake, you will truly begin your Antarctic adventure. It is perhaps the first sight of land itself that is embraced as the true beginning of any Antarctic expedition.

South Shetlands & Antarctic Peninsula - Day 5 to 9

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides you with some final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air.

Drake Passage to Ushuaia - Day 10 & 11

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning allowing for you to continue your adventure on land or catch your flights home.

Disembarkation in Ushuaia
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Pricing & date

Departing Ending Duration Price
07 Dec 2019 18 Dec 2019 12 USD 7,598
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Save Up to 50%USD 7,598
17 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019 12 USD 13,676
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Save Up to 10%USD 13,676
03 Nov 2020 14 Nov 2020 12 USD 8,995
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USD 8,995
13 Nov 2020 24 Nov 2020 12 USD 8,995
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USD 8,995
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SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

As a member of IAATO we follow guidelines appointed by the Antarctic Treaty System to go above and beyond in support of minimizing negative impacts on this pristine landscape. We also encourage clients to look to book pre-and post- accommodation with us, where local businesses will be supported. Our clients also receive restaurant recommendations which support locally owned restaurants

We carefully select all ships we work with and choose smaller sized vessels to create less impact. We use a highly regulated, licensed vessel which is well equipped to operate in the Antarctic’s delicate ecosystem. We view the voyage to the Antarctic as an expedition, not a sightseeing trip. Smaller boats such as ours can navigate narrow waterways and are far less polluting than the larger ships in Antarctic waters. By carrying less passengers, we have far less waste. The waste is carried back to the home port to allow for environmentally conscious waste management and disposal.

Quark Expeditions undertake a number of initiatives committed toward sustainable travel. Quark sponsor 'Penguin Lifelines' a project dedicated to study the changing populations of penguin species. All Quark vessels use marine Gas Oil, a cleaner, low-emission factor alternative to heavy fuels. On board the vessel passengers will be provided with reusable water bottles, minimising single-use plastic, sustainable seafood is served, paper-use is also minimised.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE