Two nights hotel accommodation in embarkation city; transfer from airport in embarkation city to group hotel if arriving on Day 1 of itinerary and with confirmed air itinerary at least 90 days prior to departure; transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation; group transfer from ship to airport, hotel in Ushuaia or central location following disembarkation; shipboard accommodations; all scheduled landings & excursions; Citizen Science program participation; all meals on board; coffee, tea and cocoa 24 hours daily; non-alcoholic and house-brand alcoholic drinks; expedition jacket (yours to keep); a pair of boots for use during the voyage; WiFi from the public computers in the library; 200 MB WiFi card (for use on your personal devices); daily international news service; all port fees; all landing fees; digital Voyage Log.
Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival to departure city; transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary; pre- or post-voyage expenses in departure city; travel insurance and insurance of any kind; laundry and personal expenses incurred on board; onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, WiFi from personal devices in excess of the 200 MB provided; optional activities; staff gratuities. Possible fuel surcharge may apply.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $1,500 (2022-23 season) or 20% of the total trip cost (2023-24 season) is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 181 days – $1,000 cancellation fee
180 to 121 days – 100% of deposit
120 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.
Arrival & Departure
The Christmas in Antarctica voyage begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). Plan flights to arrive to Ushuaia, Argentina any time on Day 1 of the itinerary. The estimated disembarkation time from the vessel is 8:00am on the last day of the itinerary. We recommend booking your return flight as late in the day as possible, avoiding any flights departing before 12:00pm noon, in case of unintended delays due to weather or sea conditions. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.
Various optional activities may be available on your Christmas in Antarctica voyage. Per-person prices: kayaking $895 (2022-23 & 2023-24 seasons); camping $295 (2022-23 & 2023-24 seasons); photography and citizen science activities included. Contact AdventureSmith for more details and to reserve your spot on these adventure activities. Starting with the 2023-24 season, a nonrefundable deposit of 20% of the activity fee is required per person at time of booking.
Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability.
Families & Children
Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in an Antarctic Peninsula voyage. However, on a case-by-case basis, children ages 8-11 may be accepted with additional screening prior to booking.
Medical insurance and emergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $150,000 USD per person. This plan must cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, evacuation expenses and pre-existing medical conditions. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.