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Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent - Resolution

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Imagine yourself standing at the front of a state-of-the-art X-Bow ship floating through the Lemaire Channel. Glaciers, a sun that won't quite set, a cocktail, silence, YOU.

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SPECIAL OFFER

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9.2*

ECO SCORE

126

PASSENGERS

12

DAYS

3/5

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Antarctica: Drink It In

Antarctica may be at the end of the Earth, but this operator has been bringing guests here for decades— safely sharing all the wonders of this vast land and sea. People come for the wildlife but fall in love with the ice: an entire museum of colossal and magical ice forms defying description. And you’ll get a front seat to the dashing history of the Heroic Age of Exploration. Armed with a flexible itinerary that allows you to go where conditions are best and wildlife is most active, you’ll experience all the splendor of Antarctica.
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Travel Curator’s Insights:

    • Venture into channels and coves framed by towering peaks. Watch whales play off the bow and glide around enormous icebergs in Zodiacs.
    • Photograph penguin colonies with a National Geographic photographer; hike, kayak, and even possibly cross-country ski in complete tranquility.
    • This operator has been offering this program for over 50 years! Benefit from their great expertise while traveling on their brand new, purpose-built ship.

SPECIAL OFFER

Save up to 33% on solo cabins on select departures. Book now and receive $500 per person credit, deducted from cabin fare.

Rates:
From $15,178 per person
Policies and protocols provided before you book.

Dec 1-14, 2023
Dec 11-24, 2023
Dec 21, 2023-Jan 3, 2024
Dec 31, 2023 - Jan 13, 2024
Jan 10-23, 2024
Jan 20-Feb 2, 2024
Jan 30-Feb 12, 2024
Ask us for later dates.

January - February
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Departures:

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Trip Sustainability Awards 

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CARBON

Fantastic advances in minimizing carbon footprints at locations.

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ENERGY

On the East African Energy Renewal Board

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EDUCATION

Runs local educational facilities for children.

Itinerary 

Day 1: Santiago, Chile
Transfer to the Ritz-Carlton, Santiago, or similar before our guided overview of this vibrant city backed by the inspiring Andes. Discover sites like the Plaza de Armas and get a feel for the mix of old and new that makes this city so great. In the early evening, we gather for an informal reception and a drink at the hotel.
Arrival Time: Arrive before 11:30 a.m. local time.


Day 2: Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina / Embark
Fly southward to Ushuaia. Sandwiched between ice-mantled peaks and the frigid waters of Beagle Channel, this is a fittingly wild place to be known as “El Fin del Mundo” or “The End of the World.” Before departing, visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, clad in dense beech forest just as much of Antarctica was millions of years ago. Savor lunch onboard a private catamaran as you cruise the Channel, keeping an eye out for plump South American sea lions and sleek seabirds like the imperial cormorant. By day’s end, you’ll be comfortably on board your ship and ready to meet the White Continent.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Days 3-4: At Sea Crossing the Drake Passage
At times ferocious, at others flat calm, this legendary 500-mile-wide strait divides South America from the Antarctic Peninsula. Feel the excitement build as we begin the crossing, often accompanied by seabirds like the wandering albatross and—if luck allows—a pod of killer whales or rare dolphins. Get to know the ship and prepare for the adventures ahead. Visit the Bridge (ideal for wildlife spotting), relax with a massage, attend a talk on the unique biology of penguins. Or simply settle into a comfy chair in the observation lounge, looking out over the waves as you contemplate the history of this passage named for English privateer Francis Drake, but first discovered by Spanish navigator Francisco de Hoces.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Days 5-9: Exploring Antarctica
With long hours of daylight at this time of year, we have ample opportunities to explore. Our schedule is flexible, allowing us to take advantage of the unexpected, whether we’re watching whales at play off the bow of our ship, hiking alongside penguin highways, or enjoying an evening Zodiac cruise amid porpoising penguins. While wildlife is magnificent, ice defines the Antarctic. You’ll get to know ice up close and personal - from icebergs the size of islands, bergy bits and near-vertical glaciers, to the fragile, nearly invisible layers that have just begun to freeze. One day, we might set out by kayak to encounter towering icebergs at water level; embark on a Zodiac excursion in search of seals and blue-eyed shags; or walk amid thousands of Adélie and gentoo penguins. The next, we might experience the thrill of the ship crunching through pack ice. Everywhere we go in Antarctica we’re surrounded by opportunities to capture uniquely beautiful images. Along the way your expert expedition team will enrich our experiences.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Days 10-11: At Sea
Enjoy the ship’s amenities as the coast of Antarctica disappears from view. Round the southernmost tip of South America and see the meeting of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Take some time to go through your photos, or send a message home to friends and family. Celebrate your voyage at a farewell dinner on board.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 12: Ushuaia / Disembark Ship / Santiago
Today we disembark in Ushuaia. Fly by private charter flight to Santiago and connect with your overnight flight home.
Departure Time: Depart after 9:00 p.m. local time.
Meals Included: Breakfast


Please Note: Some departures may have a slightly modified itinerary. Please confirm departure and arrival cities with your Travel Curator before booking your flights.


Children: Take $500 off for each child under the age of 18.


Group Rates: Save 5% when traveling as a group of 8 or more people. Take advantage of these great savings, while enjoying traveling with your friends and family. This savings is applicable to voyage fares only, and is not valid on extensions or airfare. Deposit, final payments, and cancellation policies for group travel vary from regular policies.

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CATEGORY 1 CABIN

Two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair 183 square ft. #406, 408, 411, 413, 415

Rates from in USD:

$18,865pp

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CATEGORY 4 CABIN

Suite with balcony and sofa, 205 square ft. #608, 610, 612, 613-623

Rates from in USD:

$25,222pp

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CATEGORY 7 CABIN

Large Balcony Suite with sofa bed, bathtub, walk-in closet 430 square ft. #700-707, 712, 714-717

Rates from in USD:

$37,109pp

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CATEGORY 2 CABIN

Two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair 205 square ft. #410, 412, 414, 416-419, 421-427

Rates from in USD:

$19,427pp

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CATEGORY 5 CABIN

Suite with balcony and sofa 205 square ft. #708, 709, 711, 713

Rates from in USD:

$29,078pp

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CATEGORY A SOLO CABIN

Suite with balcony and sofa 140 square ft. #504-510, 513

Rates from in USD:

$18,865pp

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CATEGORY 3 CABIN

Suite with balcony and sofa 205 square ft. #512-524

Rates from in USD:

$22,579pp

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CATEGORY 6 CABIN

Junior Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed 344 square ft. #710

Rates from in USD:

$33,262pp

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CATEGORY B SOLO CABIN

Suite with balcony and sofa 140 square ft. #604, 606, 609, 611

Rates from in USD:

$22,579pp

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This veteran operator offers what we consider to be the "gold standard" of trips to Antarctica. Combine their 50 years of experience with traveling on their brand new, space-age ship, and this trip will be out of this world!

Joy Martinello, Founder

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What’s Included & Cancellation Policy:

WHAT'S INCLUDED
All accommodations; meals indicated; alcoholic beverages (except premium brands); excursions; services of Expedition Leader, Naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes; gratuities to ship’s crew.

NOT INCLUDED
Travel Insurance (recommended) Air transportation; charter flights Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires; immigration/passport fees; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD.

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