Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

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  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 8+ years old
  • max group size 20
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  • Starts Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Ends Punta Arenas, Chile
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Fly over the Drake Passage and experience the fastest, most direct way to Antarctica
  • Witness iconic Antarctic wildlife, such as penguins, seals and whales
  • Marvel at Antarctic Peninsula highlights, including crossing the Antarctic Circle
  • Celebrate crossing the Antarctic Circle with a toast
The trip Antarctic Express: Crossing The Circle is a cruise trip that sets out and ends in Punta Arenas. You will be cruising through Antarctica and Chile and pass by King George Island, Punta Arenas and South Shetland Islands. Antarctic Express: Crossing The Circle takes 11 days and includes cabin accommodation onboard the cruise ship and other items. Please see the package includes section for more details.

Check off a travel milestone by crossing the Antarctic Circle. Maximize your adventure by skipping the ocean transit and flying over the Drake Passage by charter plane. Simply combine our exciting Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition itinerary with a direct round-trip flight from Chile to your polar-ready ship, to get our Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle voyage. Then, explore the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula by sea, and continue further to reach 66⁰33´ south. Check other achievements off your bucket list as well, such as sea kayaking through channels dotted with icebergs.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT QUARK EXPEDITIONS
5 - Excellent
Based on 32 reviews
Review for another Quark Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • On Sep 20 2019
“We explored the Far North, discovering an Arctic world with wonderful new friends and grand daily adventures. We attended lectures, jumped into zodiacs for new shores, walked on the ice pack, learned about northern life and its peoples, and shared vibrant conversations at meals. Hotel staff very hospitable and expedition staff wise and fun. An outstanding adventure was had.”
Review for another Quark Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • On Nov 22 2019
“I am at a loss to come up with adjectives to describe this Expedition. Fantastico! The Expedition was Fantastico! The success of this Expedition was the result of the professionalism and hard work of the entire team. From the Hotel staff to the Ships crew and Expedition staff, this was truly a Team Effort. Everyone involved pulled together to make this a memorable experience. And everyone was in good humour from the moment we stepped aboard. And the Diamond did her part as well. She is well named - truly a Diamond.. Yours in loving Antarctica.”
Review for another Quark Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • On Jun 28 2018
“This journey changed our lives,. it will tell us that we live in a small planet and we're sharing it with all animals.”
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Overview
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Day 2 : Fly to King George Island and Embarkation
  • Days 3 to 5 : Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
  • Days 6 and 7 : Antarctic Circle
  • Days 8 and 9 : Northbound Along the Peninsula
  • Day 10 : Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas
  • Day 11 : Depart Punta Arenas
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • 1 Breakfast and 1 Dinner
  • 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
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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SHIPS
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle 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 24 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 October 2021, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 124 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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