One Ocean Expeditions

Antarctica Christmas in Antarctica - Circle Crossing 12 nights

This unique expedition provides a modern twist on a much-loved classic and is a magical way to spend the holiday season.

We hope to reach the Antarctic Circle in the vicinity of Detaille Island. Over the course of the voyage, we plan to visit several classic locations such as Petermann Island, and the iceberg ‘graveyard’ at Pleneau Island. We transit the Lemaire Channel if ice conditions permit and make continental landings at Paradise Harbour or nearby Neko Harbour.

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Christmas in Antarctica - Circle Crossing

Starting Rate: US$15,095.00+

Number of Nights: 12

Departs from: SANTIAGO

Returns to: PUNTA ARENAS

NEW for 2020/2021 Antarctic season - please check trip notes for information on your pre-voyage hotel night and private air charter flight, now included in the voyage fare for the Antarctic 2020/2021 season.

Experiences:

    Education
    Wildlife Viewing
    Zodiac Cruising
    Photography
    Hiking
    Sea Kayaking
    Camping
    History
    Ornithology
    Health & Wellness
    Family

Available Dates:

2020
December 16 - 28 RCGS Resolute Download Trip Notes

Day by Day: What you can experience: Christmas in Antarctica - Circle Crossing

NEW for 2020/2021 Antarctic season - please check trip notes for information on your pre-voyage hotel night and private air charter flight, now included in the voyage fare for the Antarctic 2020/2021 season.

Please note this is a SAMPLE ITINERARY and subject to change. Please reference the full trip notes for your chosen departure details.



Day 1

Santiago, Chile

Once you’ve arrived in Santiago, the cultural centre of Chile, make your way to our signature hotel for an included pre-voyage stay. This evening, ...

Once you’ve arrived in Santiago, the cultural centre of Chile, make your way to our signature hotel for an included pre-voyage stay. This evening, we encourage you to visit the welcome desk set up in the lobby of the hotel to check in with the One Ocean Expeditions' representative and to collect luggage tags for your voyage.




Day 2

Stanley, Falkland Islands

We depart Santiago this morning on our private air charter (this flight is included in the price of your voyage) direct to Stanley, the small capit...

We depart Santiago this morning on our private air charter (this flight is included in the price of your voyage) direct to Stanley, the small capital of the Falkland Islands. We are met on arrival and transfer from the airport into town. There is time to explore the town or enjoy a guided visit to nearby Gypsy Cove which provides our first opportunity for observing the local wildlife, including nesting Magellanic penguins and other sea birds.




Days 3- 4

At Sea - Towards Antarctica

We chart a southerly course for Antarctica. This stretch of the South Atlantic is rich in its bio-diversity and showcases an abundance of wildlife....

We chart a southerly course for Antarctica. This stretch of the South Atlantic is rich in its bio-diversity and showcases an abundance of wildlife. We will be joined by hundreds of seabirds including the wandering albatross. Giant petrels and smaller Cape petrels are also constant companions as we make our way south.




Days 5 - 6

King George Island & the Antarctic Peninsula

This morning we are in position at King George Island – the largest in the South Shetlands group. There are two landing sites here and a visit depe...

This morning we are in position at King George Island – the largest in the South Shetlands group. There are two landing sites here and a visit depends on the prevailing weather conditions. Penguin Island and nearby Turret Point offer good opportunities for shore landings to view Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins. Southern giant petrels, kelp gulls and Antarctic terns are also known to nest here.




Days 7 - 9

Towards the Antarctic Circle

We encourage you to spend time on the outer decks soaking up the scenery as we navigate further south. We pass through the ice-strewn waters making...

We encourage you to spend time on the outer decks soaking up the scenery as we navigate further south. We pass through the ice-strewn waters making our way towards our ultimate objective, the Antarctic Circle, which we aim to cross on Christmas Day. This will be a magical experience for the whole family. Given favourable ice conditions, our first goal will be to sail south of the Antarctic Circle and into Crystal Sound. A favoured landing site here is Detaille Island, home to an abandoned British science hut from the 1950s.




Days 10 - 11

Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetlands

We aim to transit the Lemaire Channel on our way north towards Paradise Harbour where we will spend a white Christmas and have an opportunity to st...

We aim to transit the Lemaire Channel on our way north towards Paradise Harbour where we will spend a white Christmas and have an opportunity to step foot on the continent of Antarctica itself. Nearby Neko Harbour offers another continental landing. Both locations offer terrific hiking opportunities up to panoramic viewpoints. For the sea kayakers, the paddling opportunities here are endless. Expect to be in full sensory overload by this time of the voyage.




Day 12

King George Island - Return to South America

This morning we say goodbye to our expedition team and transfer ashore by Zodiac. We walk from the shore landing site past the Chilean research sta...

This morning we say goodbye to our expedition team and transfer ashore by Zodiac. We walk from the shore landing site past the Chilean research station and up towards the airstrip where we board our private air charter. This flight takes a little over two hours and is included in the price of your voyage. Upon arrival into Punta Arenas a transfer from the airport into town is provided.




Day 13

Punta Arenas

After breakfast and check-out, make your own way to the airport for your onward journey. (We recommend you book flights after midday). Otherwise, w...

After breakfast and check-out, make your own way to the airport for your onward journey. (We recommend you book flights after midday). Otherwise, why not continue your exploration of Patagonia. Just a few hours north, lies the celebrated Torres del Paine National Park – home to towering peaks, glaciers and spectacular wilderness - a paradise for hikers and nature lovers.


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Dates and Rates

The following departures are available for this voyage

Christmas in Antarctic - Circle Crossing
December 16 - 28 2020 12 Nights
RCGS Resolute From: US$15,095.00+
Charter Flights Included
One Ocean Suite




US$20,895.00
Shackleton Suite




US$18,595.00
Superior Plus




US$17,695.00
Superior




US$17,195.00
Twin Private




US$15,995.00
Main Deck Triple




US$15,095.00

All prices are listed in USD. Single supplement: 1.5 for the twin occupancy cabins and 2 for the suites (single supplements not available for the triple share cabins).
Sea Kayaking in Antarctica: USD795
*NEW for 2020/2021 Antarctic season - please check trip notes for information on your pre-voyage hotel night and private air charter flight, now included in the voyage fare for the Antarctic 2020/2021 season.

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