Holidays in Antarctica: Island Sky

Antarctic Peninsula

This voyage features the abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery of the Antarctic Peninsula, including the classic sites of historic and scientific interest. Spot penguins, seals and seabirds and admire the spectacular beauty of the Antarctic coastline with its mountains, glaciers and icebergs. Landing on the continent itself is a memorable highlight, where you’ll explore the iconic sights that make this one of the world’s most pristine, exotic and unforgettable natural environments

  • Perfect for first time visitors to Antarctica.
  • Witness and explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Be aboard a luxury ice strengthened vessel
  • Learn about the environment and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists
  • Witness the abundant wildlife - penguins, elephant seals, whales and more!
  • Enjoy time exploring the abundant wildlife and rich biodiversity of the seas as you experience the last wild place on earth. Our team ensures that the spirit on board the ship is festive and fun!

    As part of a Covid-safe 'travel bubble', a charter flight package is now being added to 2021-22 season trips at a cost of $615 per person. You only need to get to Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires where you overnight before taking a morning charter flight to Ushuaia. NOTE: Departure dates ex Buenos Aires now start one day later than scheduled on 11 Dec - contact us for details!

    Stewart's Take

    Visit Antarctica on a classic expedition without sacrificing an inch of comfort!

    Overview

    This voyage features the abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery of the Antarctic Peninsula, including the classic sites of historic and scientific interest. Spot penguins, seals and seabirds and admire the spectacular beauty of the Antarctic coastline with its mountains, glaciers and icebergs. Landing on the continent itself is a memorable highlight, where you’ll explore the iconic sights that make this one of the world’s most pristine, exotic and unforgettable natural environments
    Day 1, Arrival No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. Day 2, Ushuaia Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers. Day 3, Embarkation Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner. Day 4-5, Drake Passage Join our Polar Experts as they teach you about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in our renowned Citizen Science program; or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching exciting glimpses of wildlife. Grab your binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship as we cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures. Day 6-7, South Shetland Islands The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, so we’ll hop into our inflatable Zodiac boats and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory! Day 8-10, Antarctica Here we’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels as we travel the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea. Day 11-12, Drake Passage We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together. Day 13, Ushuaia Disembarkation With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

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    Expedition Vessel: M/S Island Sky

    Island Sky

    Island Sky is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests, built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2016. One of the finest small ships in the world, M/S Island Sky is hallmarked by its effortless elegance, impeccable service and atmosphere of charm and camaraderie. Now with the addition of more adventurous itineraries, alternative adventure options as well as an on-board Passenger Service Representative, Island Sky is the perfect blend of luxury and adventurous exploration. Is it a luxury ship? An adventure ship? It’s both!

    For full information about this vessel click here:

    Included
    • Two nights hotel accommodations in embarkation city
    • Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation
    • Group transfer from ship to airport or central location at disembarkation
    • Shipboard accommodations
    • All scheduled Landings / excursions
    • All meals onboard
    • Coffee/tea/cocoa 24 hours daily
    • Welcome/Farewell cocktail
    • House wine / beer / soft drink with dinner
    • Expedition jacket (yours to keep)
    • A pair of boots for use during the voyage
    • Wifi from the public computers in the library
    • Daily international news service
    • All port fees
    • Digital Voyage Log
    • 200 MB WiFi card for use on your personal devices
    Excluded
    • Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Ushuaia or Buenos Aires
    • Arrival transfer from airport to group hotel in Ushuaia or Buenos Aires
    • Pre or post voyage expenses in Ushuaia or Buenos Aires
    • Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board
    • Alcohol and soft drinks onboard (except as listed above in inclusions)
    • Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, WiFi from personal devices in excess of the 200 MB provided
    • Staff gratuities
    Deposits - Reservations require a deposit of 20% per person at the time you receive a booking confirmation from Expeditions Online. A payment link will be sent to you and this may be paid by major credit card. Bookings within 120 days of departure require full payment. Final Payments - Balances are due 120 days prior to departure. Final payment can be made by calling us (final payment cannot be made online) and may be paid by major credit card, bank transfer or check. Cancellations - All requests for cancellation must be received in writing to Expeditions Online. Reservations cancelled 181 days or more prior to departure are subject to a $1000 per person cancellation fee. Cancellations 180 days to 121 days prior to departure are full loss of deposit. Reservations cancelled 120 days or less prior to departure are subject to full fare forfeiture. If full payment has not yet been received, the full penalty will still apply and any unpaid balance is due immediately. We strongly recommend that you obtain adequate trip cancellation insurance. Share Pricing and Single Occupancy All prices are per-person, based on twin occupancy (except in Triple cabins). Share cabins available: Triple, Porthole, Window. Please note: only Triple cabins can accommodate 3 guests. A limited number of twin cabins may be sold for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate. Booking Terms - Please read carefully the General Booking Conditions for Expeditions Online. This voyage is operated by Polar Latitudes and you additionally travel under their terms and conditions as the operator as well as of the Shipping Company/transport carrier. Details will be forwarded to you at the time of booking.
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