Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 8-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-27478
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, French, German
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  • Starts Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Ends Ushuaia, Argentina
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Be one of the few travelers to venture to 66°33'S
  • Visit Antarctic research stations
  • Witness abundant Antarctic wildlife, including penguins, seals and whales
  • Experience western Antarctic Peninsula highlights and visit iconic landing sites
  • Enjoy presentations on wildlife, history, glaciology & geology by our onboard polar experts
  • Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Antarctic, with an optional paddling excursion
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The trip "Crossing The Circle: Southern Expedition" is a cruise tour that starts from Buenos Aires and ends in Ushuaia. You will be cruising through Argentina and Antarctica and pass by Drake Passage, Ushuaia and South Shetland Islands. "Crossing The Circle: Southern Expedition" takes 14 days and includes cabin accommodation onboard the cruise ship and other items. Please see the package includes section for more details.

Setting foot on the 7th Continent is a polar achievement relatively few people experience in their lifetime. Even more rare is the incomparable milestone that’s achieved when a traveler crosses the iconic Antarctic Circle. Navigating south of 66°33' S is—for most guests—the highlight of the 14-day itinerary Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition, which rewards passengers daily with views of dramatic ice formations, humpback whales swimming alongside the ship, leopard seals diving beneath your Zodiac, penguins sliding off icebergs into crystal waters, or giant petrels soaring above the crackling sea. Starting in 2021, this itinerary allows you to the opportunity to experience our pioneering new vessel, Ultramarine. This purpose-built vessel is designed to extend the boundaries of polar exploration and offer an unmatched Antarctic experience, including a flightseeing tour you’ll never forget and a range of adventure options more extensive than any other ship in its class.
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Overview
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Day 2 : Fly to Ushuaia and Embark
  • Days 3 and 4 : Crossing the Drake Passage
  • Days 5 to 7 : South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 8 and 9 : Antarctic Circle
  • Days 10 and 11 : Northbound Along the Peninsula
  • Days 12 and 13 : Crossing the Drake Passage
  • Day 14 : Disembark in Ushuaia and Fly to Buenos Aires
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • Beer and house wine during dinner
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
Accommodation
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All shore landings per the daily program
Guide
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
Others
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • Official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
  • Comprehensive onboard materials, including a map and an informative Arctic/Antarctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
  • Mandatory price included
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition tour. You can cancel the tour up to 125 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 124 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 06 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 06 July 2024, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 124 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Clean and healthy vessels that meet international certifications for infection prevention is ensured.
  • For the duration of the expedition, you will be only interacting with your fellow pre-screened passengers and Quark Expeditions staff.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day.
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