Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 23 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 8+ years old
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  • Starts Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Ends Ushuaia, Argentina
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore the world’s seventh continent on the Antarctic Peninsula by ship, Zodiac and on foot;
  • Learn about Antarctica’s unique geology, history and wildlife with an expert team of lecturers;
  • See the incredible wildlife of South Georgia, often referred to as “the Galapagos of the South.” This includes more than 30 species of breeding birds, including four species of penguin;
  • Follow in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous voyage on South Georgia and pause for a moment at his graveside;
This cruise trip starts from and ends in Ushuaia. You will be cruising through the Falkland Islands, Antarctica and Argentina and sail via Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula and 3 other destinations. The tour Epic Antarctica: Crossing The Circle Via Falklands And South Georgia takes 23 days and includes cabin accommodation onboard the cruise ship and other items. See the package includes section for additional details.

Our Epic Antarctica voyage is called so for a reason—it includes all of the major Antarctic highlights you can imagine. From the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) to South Georgia to the Antarctic Peninsula, you will have countless unforgettable moments on this adventure-packed, 23-day voyage. Start with the Falklands, reminiscent of both sandy Cape Cod and the English moors, home to albatross, dolphins, and five species of penguins. From there, venture to South Georgia where you’ll enter the home of 300,000 breeding king penguins, 50 million other seabirds and 5 million seals. Then, explore the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, and finally cross the Antarctic Circle—a significant milestone for any world traveler.
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
“Many people on this boat have had the privilege of traveling many places, but unequivocally, this Antarctica trip surpassed all of our expectations! It's all downhill from here! :) The level of service from the cabin crew to the dining room and all around the ship was impeccable. The personalities and friendliness of the Expedition team, combined with absolute professionalism really made this trip! This was an incredible trip and I would highly recommend to any of my friends and family and would definitely book with Quark again in the future!”
Review for another Quark Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
“This carefully designed expedition has provided me with a once in a life time experience. All the crew staffs are friendly and worked very hard with flexibilities to make our stay on board comfortable and all the expedition member made their best efforts to make our expedition experiences memorable.”
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.”
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Overview
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Day 2 : Embarkation Day
  • Day 3 : At Sea
  • Days 4 & 5 : Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
  • Days 6 & 7 : At Sea
  • Days 8 to 11 : South Georgia
  • Days 12 & 13 : At Sea
  • Days 14 to 16 : South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 17 & 18 : Antarctic Circle
  • Days 19 & 20 : Northbound Along the Peninsula
  • Days 21 & 22 : Crossing the Drake Passage
  • Day 23 : Disembarkation in Ushuaia
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • 1 Breakfast
  • 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 Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia 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 4759 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 124 days before departure. For any departures within 03 March 2021 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia 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 Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia 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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