AIR-CRUISE | Featuring the M/V Ocean Nova & Aircraft BAE-146 Punta Arenas, Chile to Antarctica
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, ANTARCTICA XXI invites you to join a truly unique experience that takes you to the continent of Antarctica – one of the most remote places on earth – the coldest, highest, windiest, driest and most inhospitable. This is truly an adventure of great magnitude. On this voyage you fly to King George Island in a high wing aircraft the BAE-146 before sailing the M/V Ocean Nova, a modern vessel with the capacity to accommodate 68 passengers in comfortable outside single, twin and triple cabins, all with private facilities. In addition to a glass enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, a spacious dining room, bar and library, the M/V Ocean Nova has an infirmary and an exercise room. See this amazing continent come to life in ways you’ve never imagined.
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  • Cross the Drake Passage on a 2 hour flight – versus – 2 days of oceanic sailing
  • 4 Star Boutique Discovery Journey
  • Official language on board is English
  • Ice class modern vessel – safe and comfortable, ideal for polar cruising
  • Active voyage rich in daily activities such as landings, zodiac cruising and lectures
  • Full board with open bar – excellent international cuisine. All drinks (wines, spirits, etc.) are included
  • All-inclusive package – no extra charges or surcharges. (Tips and personal expenses are not included)


Punta Arenas1Rey Don Felipe
Antarctica2M/V Ocean Nova
Punta Arenas1Rey Don Felipe
Day 1 - Arrival in Punta Arenas

Arrive in the city of Punta Arenas; meet and transfer to hotel. Attend a mandatory briefing about your voyage and review essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Gather for a welcome dinner, meet your fellow adventurers and enjoy a regional menu.

Day 2 - Punta Arenas/King George Island

Depart on a two hour flight to King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station before boarding a Zodiac to embark on your expedition vessel.

Days 3 -6 Exploring Antarctica

Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the Western Coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Each day disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship attend lectures and presentations. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

Day 7 - King George Island/Punta Arenas

Return to King George Island and board your flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for an overnight.

Day 8 - Depart Punta Arenas

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your return flight.

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