Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

The perfect amount of time to explore.

A Full Antarctic Experience

Enjoy an 8 day/7 night air-cruise to Antarctica.

Classic Antarctica

Duration

8 Days/7 Nights

Departure city

Punta Arenas, Chile

Itinerary Type: Air-Cruise

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    Flight
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    Sailing
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    Flight Return

Optional extras

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    Kayaking Program
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    Hiking Program
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    Preferred Seating

Ship options

Ocean Nova

From 11,495 to 21,995 USD

Magellan Explorer

From 13,395 to 27,995 USD

Hebridean Sky

From 12,995 to 24,995 USD

Prices reflect 2021/22 season, and lowest to highest cabin categories. For all pricing see here.

Itinerary at a Glance

The Classic Antarctica air-cruise is our most popular Antarctica expedition itinerary. Once arriving by flight to Antarctica, you will sail between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Enjoy seeing ice-filled fjords and spectacular icebergs, while spotting penguins, seals, and whales that call the White Continent home. The Classic Antarctica air-cruise is available on all three of our expedition ships.

  • Day 1: Punta Arenas Arrival Arrive in Punta Arenas before 2:00 pm, where you will be welcomed by the Antarctica21 staff and transferred to your hotel. Today, you will have a mandatory briefing with important trip information. In the evening, enjoy dinner of typical Chilean food with your fellow adventurers.
  • Day 2: Flight to Antarctica Begin your Antarctic air-cruise with a scheduled two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island in Antarctica. Upon landing the clear Antarctic air will fill your lungs. You then walk 2-km (1.25-mi), passing Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station, to reach the shore and board a Zodiac that will take you to your boutique expedition vessel.
  • Days 3 - 6: Exploring Antarctica Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing among the spectacular landscapes Antarctica offers. Each day, you disembark by Zodiac and explore the continent with our expert guides. On board, you will enjoy educational programs and presentations. No journey is the same and flexibility is key to success in Antarctica.
  • Day 7: Return Flight to Punta Arenas Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding your flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival from the 7th continent, transfer to your hotel for the night and enjoy an evening at your own leisure.
  • Day 8: End of Air-Cruise Today, your air-cruise officially ends. After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.
  • Please note: This itinerary is offered on both our 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 seasons.

Photo Album: Classic Antarctica

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Each day disembark your expedition vessel by Zodiac and explore the landscapes together with our expert polar guides.

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Elect to spend your time kayaking on in the austral waters of Antarctica during your expedition.

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In the company of our expert polar guides, visit colonies of penguins while hiking on the 7th continent.

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Fly from Punta Arenas, Chile to the White Continent where you can start your expedition directly in Antarctica.

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Enjoy a wide range of dining options during your Antarctica expedition experience.

Choose Your Ship

The Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise is available on all three of our expedition ships. Review which ship is best for your trip.

Ocean Nova

Sturdy and nimble, this ship was built to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland and is ideally suited for Antarctic expeditions.

From 11,495 to 21,995 USD

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Sail as far as the Antarctic Circle in comfortable accommodations.

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Built for the ice-choked waters of Greenland, this ship can go where most cannot.

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Enjoy a glass-enclosed observation lounge, a spacious dining room, and other welcoming features while on board.

Magellan Explorer

Featuring a modern design and innovative technologies, this expedition vessel was custom-built for our Antarctic air-cruises.

From 13,395 to 27,995 USD

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Magellan Explorer was custom-built for Antarctic air-cruises.

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Public spaces that are perfect for relaxing and wildlife watching.

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Enjoy access to the expansive bridge and learn about polar navigation.

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Enjoy views of the unforgettable landscapes from your bed.

Hebridean Sky

After a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2016, this classically elegant, all-suite vessel became one of the world’s finest small ships. Experience your Antarctica cruise on board small ship Hebridean Sky.

From 12,995 to 24,995 USD

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Share your adventure with other Antarctic explorers or find a quiet corner to absorb the magnificence of the White Continent.

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Each of the eight suite categories has premium appointments fitting for the beauty of the destination.

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Experience your Antarctica cruise on small ship. From fine dining to surprising adventures, this is a perfect small-ship for your expedition.

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Walk on the wraparound deck, enjoy a drink in the lounge and have lunch outdoors, all with the 7th Continent in view.

Optional Trip Extras

For your air-cruise, you can choose a few additional add-ons to enhance your expedition experience with us.

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Preferred Seating: For an extra level of comfort, travelers can purchase Preferred Seats on their Antarctic flight.
2021/22 Preferred Seating Promotion Book upon reservation, price $495 USD pp.
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Sea Kayaking Program: See Antarctica from the unique vantage point of a sea kayak.
Reserve at booking, price: $895 USD per person (for the entire trip).
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Hiking and Snowshoeing Program: Gain greater mobility and see more of the Antarctic landscape while hiking and snowshoeing.
Book onboard, price: $85 USD per person/excursion.
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Hotel and Transfer Package: This package is available pre-expedition and post-expedition and includes group airport transfers, 1-night hotel accommodation, breakfast and drink voucher.
For pricing, please inquire at time of reservation.

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Antarctica is like no other place on Earth, and we would love to welcome you there. Complete this short form to receive a customized quote from our team and start planning your Antarctic air-cruise today!

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