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Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

The advantage of our Air-Cruises? You spend less time at sea, more time exploring a choice of spectacular destinations.

Take the Classic Antarctic Air-Cruise and fly from Punta Arenas to join your ship in the South Shetland Islands. From there you cruise to the awe-inspiring beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula’s western coast with its monumental icebergs and stunning fjords.

Now you also have the option of flying in one direction, to or from Punta Arenas, and cruising in the other – either to or from Ushuaia. It’s your choice.

The Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise is available on the Hebridean Sky, Magellan Explorer and Ocean Nova

Hebridean Sky - After a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2016, this classically elegant, all-suite vessel became one of the world’s finest small ships. Max number of passengers per fly-cruise: 75

Magellan Explorer - Featuring a modern design and innovative technologies, this expedition vessel was custom-built for our Antarctic air-cruises. Max number of passengers per fly-cruise: 73

Ocean Nova - Sturdy and nimble, this ship was built to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland and is ideally suited for Antarctic expeditions. Max number of passengers per fly-cruise: 67


PLEASE NOTE: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. The on-board expedition leader will determine the final itinerary. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. 

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    Day 1 Punta Arenas
    Punta Arenas

    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 Fly to Antarctica
    Fly 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.

    Day 3-6 Exploring Antarctica
    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 Fly to Punta Arenas
    Fly 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.

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