Luxury VIP Antarctica Expeditionary Cruise Nov 2023

Luxury cruise 23 Nov-05 Dec 2023. Experience the magic of the wildest, most isolated continent on the planet AND travel alongside two special guests - Professor Mike Stroud OBE and Rt Hon Sir John Key - aboard the brand new luxury infinity class ship the Ocean Albatross.

Deal Details

Travel Dates

23 Nov-05 Dec 2023

Sale Ends

Sep 1, 2023

Priced From

$17,995 per person

Highlights

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Highlights:

* Travel with one of the great modern-day explorers, whose stories will give guests incredible insights into the remarkable landscapes and extreme conditions of their Antarctic surroundings
* Mingle with a former Prime Minister, who after two previous trips is an avid Antarctica enthusiast, with fascinating tales to tell from his travels and time in office as well as experiences to share from his illustrious business career
* Explore spectacular, other-worldly landscapes teeming with wildlife in Antarctica and the South Shetland Islands
* Set foot on the great white continent, an experience so few have had before, with plenty of opportunities to explore on the ice
* Cruise aboard a brand new ship – the Ocean Albatros launches in May 2023 and features all the luxury comforts of a modern cruise vessel (from heated pool to high quality restaurants), while being small enough to access narrow inlets and disembark passengers quickly onto Zodiacs for excursions
* Enjoy the smoothest possible ride across the Drake Passage, with the X-Bow®-Infinity class of the Ocean Albatross providing high stability in rough weather

 

Your Itinerary:

DAY 1 | Arrival in Buenos The birthplace of the tango is, like the dance itself, captivating, seductive and bustling with energy. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 2 | Explore Buenos Aires Enjoy a leisurely day exploring Buenos Aires’ atmospheric old neighbourhoods and discovering the city’s unique culture and history, before being treated to an intimate and passionate evening tango show.

DAY 3 | Ushuaia - the world’s southernmost town Explore the quaint city, or visit Tierra Del Fuego National Park, home to stunning glaciers, waterfalls, mountains and an impressive range of flora and fauna.

DAY 4 | Embarkation in Ushuaia After a morning spent exploring Ushuaia, and fizzing with excitement for the journey ahead, we board our ship and navigate through the calms of Beagle Channel, taking in the beautiful landscapes of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago.

DAY 5 & 6 | Crossing the mighty Drake Sailing onward, we cross the famed Drake Passage, where excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view. During this time, you can enjoy the ships’ excellent facilities including the spa/sauna, restaurant, bar, library, and enjoy lectures hosted by our special guests and expedition leaders.

DAY 7 & 8 | South Shetland Islands Marvel at the captivating beauty of these sub-Antarctic islands teeming with wildlife. Visit Deception Island, an active volcano with water warm enough for a polar swim; and Half Moon Island with nesting Wilson’s storm petrels and chinstrap penguins.

DAY 9 & 10 | Antarctic Peninsula

DAY 11 & 12 | At sea We depart Antarctica for our return journey back to Ushuaia, cruising past iconic landmark Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. This is the perfect opportunity to socialize with our special guests and fellow travellers equally passionate for discovering the world, and to enjoy the ship’s facilities, designed to provide a comfortable, relaxing journey.

DAY 13 Disembarkation in Ushuaia Arrive back in Ushuaia, Argentina, buzzing with incredible stories to share with friends and family back home from your amazing adventure. 

Inclusions

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One easy package covering:

• Tour escort ex Auckland, New Zealand

• 2 nights’ accommodation at the Sofitel in Buenos Aires including breakfast daily

• Buenos Aires city tour, evening dinner and tango show

• Transfers in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia

• Flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

• 1 night accommodation at the Wyndham Hotel in Ushuaia including breakfast

• 10 day / 9 night Antarctica cruise onboard the Ocean Albatross

• Full board on ship; breakfast-lunch-dinner, from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on last day

• English speaking expedition team during voyage

• Information briefings and lectures by expedition team in English

• Presentations by our special guests and the opportunity to mingle with them throughout the cruise

• Shore landings and Zodiac cruises

• Boots in all assorted sizes, suitable for shore landings

• Parka to keep

• Special VIP package in all Premium, A and B cabins:

Unlimited access to specialty restaurant Deck 8, wine and fruit and stocked minibar upon arrival, free laundry, free pressing, Julius Meinl Espresso machine, upgraded amenities hair and lotion products

• Photographic trip-log shared after the voyage via an online link

• Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Cocktail Receptions (sparkling wine; non-alcoholic beverages)

• Flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

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