Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 8+ years old
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  • Starts Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Ends Ushuaia, Argentina
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • If you’re travelling onboard Ultramarine in 2021, arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina and let us take care of the rest of your journey
  • Be one of the few travelers to venture to 66°33´
  • Visit Antarctic research stations
  • Witness abundant Antarctic wildlife, including penguins, seals and whales
The tour Crossing The Circle: Southern Expedition is a cruise trip that sets out and ends in Ushuaia. You will be cruising through Antarctica and Argentina and pass by Antarctic Peninsula, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands and 3 other destinations. 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.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT QUARK EXPEDITIONS
5 - Excellent
Based on 32 reviews
Review for another Quark Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
“What a GREAT trip. The ship is a destination all on its own. 50 Years of Victory cutting through the ice is amazing to watch. As always, Quark's guest lecturers and expedition staff were excellent. We also saw 14 lovely polar bears and several groups of walrus. Stunning trip.”
Review for another Quark Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
“Thanks for everything !!! This trip was just perfect. This was my first cruise ever and I loved it. I thought the stop at Port Lockroy was the icing on the cake. I was really worried that we would not be able to stop there as I didn't know if it was a sure thing or not. But we went there and I got a TON of souvenirs. I hope to travel with Quark here in the near future. Thanks again !!!!!!!”
Review for another Quark Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
“What a great expedition! It was a trip of a lifetime. I’m so glad we included the South Georgia Islands as part of the itinerary.”
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Overview
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Day 2 : Embarkation Day
  • 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 : Disembarkation in Ushuaia
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Meals
  • 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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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

A deposit of 1889 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 124 days before departure. For any departures within 10 August 2020 full payment is required.

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. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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