New Years Eve in Antarctica

Polar Pioneer Cruise Ship
Polar Pioneer
56 Passengers
Adventure Options

This itinerary will give you a brief idea of what you may encounter on this voyage. The emphasis is on wi  ldlife  encounters, personal contact with the environs, visiting sites of historical interest and to a lesser extent scientific stations. However we stress that this is an expedition style cruise.

The actual program will vary to take best advantage of local conditions, spontaneous opportunities and wildlife. No two voyages are the same; there is always an element of the unexpected.

Day 1

Note: We recommend Expeditioners arrive into Ushuaia the day prior to voyage departure.

Enjoy a hearty, late afternoon welcome from our friendly staff and Russian crew. You have time to settle in to your cabin and explore the ship before our evening departure. Watch for dolphins and albatross as we sail down the Beagle Channel.

Day 2

Our Drake Passage crossing offers excellent bird-watching from the outer decks or the warmth of the bridge. Learn about Antarctica from our expert naturalist’s informative talks, and about safety and environmental guidelines from expedition staff. We have time to meet fellow travelers, chat, read and prepare for the days ahead.

Day 3

If the Drake Passage is kind, we should make our first landing today. Keen eyes watch for icebergs, while sightings of penguins, fur seals and king cormorants announce our approach to the South Shetlands Islands.

Days 4-9

An overnight passage along Gerlache Strait delivers us to 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. We focus on immersing ourselves in nature, spontaneity and flexibility enhancing our enjoyment. Bubble-netting humpbacks demand a wake-up call, even at midnight! A curious leopard seal cruising amongst spectacular icebergs may mean postponing lunch. We make the most of every day.

Days 10 to 11 Drake Passage

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. With luck, we may make a ceremonial rounding of Cape Horn before sharing a farewell dinner.

Day 12 - Beagle Channel

Cruise along the Beagle Channel in the early morning. Disembark after breakfast for onward travel or to savor more time in Ushuaia.

During the early morning we cruise up the Beagle Channel, before quietly slipping into dock in Ushuaia about 0700. As soon as customs have cleared the ship we will be free to disembark. It’s a busy time, saying farewell to our crew and to fellow passengers who have shared the intensity of exploring this magnificent white wilderness. We head off in our different directions, hopefully with a newfound sense of the immense power of nature.

At the conclusion of the voyage flights are not to be booked from Ushuaia prior to 12 noon on the day of disembarkation.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates 2014-2015
Triple Shared
Twin Shared
Twin Private
Mini Suite
Captain's Suite
Kayaking
Option
Charter
Air
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak
- Full -
$8,700Full$10,290Full$11,550Full$12,900Full$14,290Full$995Full 
Kayak
- Full -
$13,660Full$16,200Full$18,900Full$20,700Full$21,990Full$1,250Full 
Kayak
- Full -
$13,660Full$16,200Full$18,900Full$20,700Full$21,990Full$1,250Full 
Camp, Kayak
- Full -
$8,700Full$10,290Full$11,550Full$12,900Full$14,290Full$995Full 
Mountaineering, Kayak
Shackleton Crossing
- Very Limited Availability -
$13,660Full$16,200Full$18,900$20,700Full$21,990Full$1,295Full 
Kayak
- Full -
$7,100Full$8,750Full$10,200Full$11,300Full$12,600Full$925Full 
Kayak
Snorkeling
- Full -
$7,100Full$8,750Full$10,200Full$11,300Full$12,600Full$925Full 
Kayak
- Very Limited Availability -
15% Discount on all remaining berths
$12,660$10,761Full$15,200$12,920$17,900$15,215$19,700$16,745Full$20,990$17,842Full$1,295Full 
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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.

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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$23,090Full$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$12,430Full$13,860Full$995 
Camp, Kayak
$7,800$9,600$11,220$12,430Full$13,860Full$995Full 
Kayak
$14,300$16,900$19,800$21,700$23,090Full$1,295 
Kayak
$14,300$16,900$19,800$21,700$23,090Full$1,295 
Camp, Kayak
$8,310$9,825$11,025$12,325Full$13,650$1,050 
Kayak
- Very Limited Availability -
$7,800Full$9,600Full$11,220$12,430$13,860$995 
Kayak
- Very Limited Availability -
$7,800Full$9,600Full$11,220$12,430$13,860$995 
Mountaineering
$14,300$16,900$19,800$21,700Full$23,090Full$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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