Christmas & New Years Eve in Antarctica

Save up to 20%* + Celebrating Shackleton

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$55,728.00*
pp twin share Explorer Suite

Nothing says unique bucket list adventure quite like Christmas Day and New Years Eve in Antarctica. You will discover that Antarctica is a land of extremes. At one moment you’ll be overcome with a feeling of complete isolation and silence, and at the next moment you’ll be inspired by nature as a calving glacier crashes into a brilliant blue sea or a penguin waddles by to inspect your footwear. Your Expedition Team will take care of you at each excursion, whether you are Zodiac cruising, visiting a historical site or consorting with penguin colonies. Chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins are found here, along with Weddell, fur, crabeater and leopard seals. Keep a lookout for Antarctic whales, such as minkes, while on a Zodiac cruise. Each day and each excursion will present a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep your camera busy. As exciting as the Zodiac excursions and landings are, perhaps you’ll treat yourself to an extra-special Antarctic experience by partaking in an optional paddling excursion (at an extra cost) or cast reason aside and jump into Antarctic waters for the Polar Plunge! 

This brand new itinerary celebrates the life of Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose passing in South Georgia on January 5, 1922, marked the end of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. The 20-day itinerary Celebrating Shackleton: Journey from Antarctica to South Georgia (which will coincide with the centenary of Shackleton’s death) not only honours one of Antarctica’s greatest heroes—but also his unwavering spirit of exploration, which Quark Expeditions continues to emulate to this day.

Whereas Shackleton and his crew braved the harsh elements of Antarctica aboard Endurance, which had the most basic of amenities, guests on this voyage will board the brand new ship Ultramarine—during its inaugural Antarctic sailing season. The technologically-advanced vessel will follow the route of Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914–1917), allowing passengers to experience the full splendour of Antarctica and South Georgia while exploring on Ultramarine’s two twin-engine helicopters and 20 fast-launching Zodiacs.

Inclusions

  • 19 Night package including 1 night pre-trip in Buenos Aires and 19 nights in an Explorer Suite on the brand new Ultramarine Ship
  • Return flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and select transfers throughout
  • Flightseeing on one of two twin-engine helicopters stationed on the ship
  • Hiking in the polar regions, zodiac cruising and your opportunity to take a Polar Plunge into the icy Antarctic waters
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board
  • Beer and wine during dinner and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • An official Quark Expeditions parka to keep

Travel dates

22 December 2021.

  • You must book by 30-Sep-2020

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