New Year in Antarctica - Fly/Cruise

Polar Pioneer Cruise Ship
Polar Pioneer
56 Passengers
Adventure Options

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Antarctica with penguins, elephant seals and first-landing buzz. With summer in full swing, penguin highways are busy with traffic between rookeries and beach as parents hurry to fatten up chicks. Glaciers shed ice with an echoing roar and waterways are alive with feeding and breaching whales. Zodiacs whisk us on whale-watching cruises and amongst glorious icebergs. The near-midnight sun powers an explosion of life. What an unforgettable way to start the year!

Voyage Highlights
- Explore penguin rookeries, historic sites and scientific stations
- Zodiac cruise past glaciers and icebergs
- New Year's Eve party in Antarctica!
- Camp out on the ice (weather conditions permitting)
- Kayaking offers unparalleled encounters with wildlife
- Fly directly to Antarctica, cross Drake Passage once!

This voyage includes a pre-night accommodation in Punta Arenas and a flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, Antarctica.

Day 1

Make your way to our joining hotel in Punta Arenas, Chile. This evening’s briefing will prepare us for our charter flight and our first leg of our expedition to Antarctica!

Day 2

We first fly from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica to be warmly welcomed aboard Polar Pioneer. We settle in for safety and environmental briefings to prepare us for landings as we set off across Bransfield Strait.

Days 3 to 8

We wake in the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, an ethereal wonderland of vast proportions. Aboard robust Zodiacs, we explore penguin rookeries, historic sites and scientific stations. Zodiac cruising brings us close to intricately shaped icebergs and seals basking on ice floes whilst our kayakers glide into secluded bays.

Stepping ashore on the continent itself creates an everlasting memory, especially if it involves a bum-slide down snow slopes. We immerse ourselves in nature, spontaneity and having fun, making sure to pause and celebrate as we bring in the New Year.

We make the most of every day and a fair bit of each night as well. If the weather allows, we’ll have a sleep-out on the ice – a must for any Antarctic explorer!

Days 9 & 10

As the Captain steers the ship north across Drake Passage, our minds and souls revel in rich Antarctic experiences. There’s time to watch for seabirds, enjoy entertaining talks, discuss what we’ve seen and learned, exchange photos and stories.

Day 11

We enjoy a gentle cruise along the Beagle Channel in the early morning. We disembark after breakfast for onward travel or to savor more time in Ushuaia.

Please note that all of our itineraries are at the mercy of weather conditions and not all landings are guaranteed. Our itineraries are flexible and will change voyage to voyage, allowing the best chance to make the most of surprising wildlife displays and unexpected opportunities.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Per Person USD
Rates 2014-2015
Triple Shared
Twin Shared
Twin Private
Mini Suite
Captain's Suite
Kayaking
Option
Charter
Air
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak
- Full -
$8,700
Full
$10,290
Full
$11,550
Full
$12,900
Full
$14,290
Full
$995
Full
 
Kayak
- Full -
$13,660
Full
$16,200
Full
$18,900
Full
$20,700
Full
$21,990
Full
$1,250
Full
 
Kayak
- Full -
$13,660
Full
$16,200
Full
$18,900
Full
$20,700
Full
$21,990
Full
$1,250
Full
 
Camp, Kayak
- Full -
$8,700
Full
$10,290
Full
$11,550
Full
$12,900
Full
$14,290
Full
$995
Full
 
Mountaineering, Kayak
Shackleton Crossing
- Very Limited Availability -
$13,660
Full
$16,200
Full
$18,900
 
$20,700
Full
$21,990
Full
$1,295
Full
 
Kayak
- Full -
$7,100
Full
$8,750
Full
$10,200
Full
$11,300
Full
$12,600
Full
$925
Full
 
Kayak
Snorkeling
- Full -
$7,100
Full
$8,750
Full
$10,200
Full
$11,300
Full
$12,600
Full
$925
Full
 
Kayak
- Very Limited Availability -
15% Discount on all remaining berths
$12,660
Full
$15,200
$12,920
$17,900
$15,215
$19,700
Full
$20,990
Full
$1,295
Full
 
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Airfare Not Included. Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single costs are 1.7 times the twin rate.

Mandatory Flight for Fly/Cruise (Punta Arenas to Antarctica) and Cruise/Fly (Antarctica to Punta Arenas) - $1200
Optional Flight Punta Arenas / Falklands or Falklands / Punta Arenas $660

Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

Optional Activities: Kayaking $925-1295, South Georgia Alpine Crossing $1250, Climbing $250, Photography Free, Camping  Free.

Mandatory Emergency Evacuation Insurance Required. All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

Only show rates under
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Please note that availability is updated about once a week.
Per Person USD
Rates 2015-2016
Triple Shared
Twin Shared
Twin Private
Mini Suite
Captain's Suite
Kayaking
Option
Charter
Air
Kayak
$14,300
 
$16,900
 
$19,800
 
$21,700
 
$23,090
Full
$1,295
 
 
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak
$8,310
 
$9,825
 
$11,025
 
$12,325
 
$13,650
 
$1,050
 
 
Camp, Kayak
$7,800
 
$9,600
 
$11,220
 
$12,430
Full
$13,860
Full
$995
 
 
Camp, Kayak
$7,800
 
$9,600
 
$11,220
 
$12,430
Full
$13,860
Full
$995
Full
 
Kayak
$14,300
 
$16,900
 
$19,800
 
$21,700
 
$23,090
Full
$1,295
 
 
Kayak
$14,300
 
$16,900
 
$19,800
 
$21,700
 
$23,090
Full
$1,295
 
 
Camp, Kayak
$8,310
 
$9,825
 
$11,025
 
$12,325
Full
$13,650
 
$1,050
 
 
Kayak
- Very Limited Availability -
$7,800
Full
$9,600
Full
$11,220
 
$12,430
 
$13,860
 
$995
 
 
Kayak
- Very Limited Availability -
$7,800
Full
$9,600
Full
$11,220
 
$12,430
 
$13,860
 
$995
 
 
Mountaineering
$14,300
 
$16,900
 
$19,800
 
$21,700
Full
$23,090
Full
$1,295
 
 
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International Airfare Not Included. Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single costs are 1.7 times the twin rate.

Flights included for Fly/Cruise itineraries.

Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

Optional Activities: Kayaking $925-1295, South Georgia Alpine Crossing $1250, Climbing $450, Photography Free, Camping  Free.

Mandatory Emergency Evacuation Insurance Required. All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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