Antarctica Express Air-Cruise


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.

  • A complete Antarctic experience
  • Shore landings, excursions, lectures and Zodiac Safaris
  • See peaceful bays dotted with colossal icebergs
  • Cruise along deep fjords and spot massive glaciers


Day 1 Start of the Air-Cruise 

Your journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina, at the pier. Board your ship in the afternoon and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Cape Horn.

Day 2Cape Horn and Drake Passage 

After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake in full view of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Back on board, set sail towards Antarctica and cross the famous passage named in honor of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th-century British explorer.

Day 3Drake Passage

 As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica.

Day 4Drake Passage and Antarctica

 After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals, and whales. Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Exploration will continue well into the evening taking advantage of the long Antarctic daylight.

Day 5 Antarctica and scheduled return flight 

Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay. A 2-km (1.25-mile) walk takes you through Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station to the aircraft. Bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).

Day 6End of the Air-Cruise 

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


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Antarctica Express Air-Cruise

Start : 29 Nov, 2023  End : 4 Dec, 2023
Departure : Punta Arenas   Arrival : Punta Arenas
6 Days
Triple Cabin
Twin Cabin
Single Cabin

Antarctica Express Air-Cruise

Start : 11 Jan, 2024  End : 16 Jan, 2024
Departure : Punta Arenas   Arrival : Punta Arenas
6 Days
Deluxe Veranda
PH Suites
Grand Suite

Antarctica Express Air-Cruise

Start : 14 Jan, 2024  End : 19 Jan, 2024
Departure : Punta Arenas   Arrival : Punta Arenas
6 Days
Triple Cabin
Twin Cabin
Single Cabin



This expedition includes:

  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
  • Ship cruise as indicated in the itinerary corresponding to each expedition.
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board.
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing.
  • All guided shore excursions.
  • Lectures and entertainment on board.
  • Landing fees and IAATO passenger fee.
This expedition excludes:
  • Flights, accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary corresponding to each voyage.
  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
  • Gratuities.
  • Visas for Chile, Argentina, and/or the UK, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.


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