Antarctica Express Air Cruise jet landed on snowy King George Island with the sun behind gray clouds.
Antarctic travelers Zodiac cruising with guide standing and steering the inflatable boat & mountains in the background on a sunny day.
Close up of a gentoo penguin's face on an Antarctica Express Air Cruise.
Seal barking atop a rock with a snowy hillside in the background on a clear day in Antarctica.
Kayakers in a red tandem kayak floating on ice-blue water with snowy island mountains in the background on an Antarctica Express Air Cruise.
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Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

Antarctica Express Air Cruise

Explore Antarctica with the best of both worlds, by sailing there and flying back in a single week, starting in Ushuaia, Argentina, and ending in Punta Arenas, Chile (or reverse). Sail along the Beagle Channel, down to Cape Horn, and then across the famous Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands and Antarctica. Capitalize on Antarctica’s long days with Zodiac rides, onboard lectures and wildlife viewing alongside expert naturalist guides. For travelers who only have a week to explore the great White Continent, this is the perfect small ship cruise.

In Antarctica’s South Shetland Islands, spend a full day photographing icebergs, identifying sea birds, walking amid a penguin colony, spotting seals and whale watching. Activities go well into the evening to get the most out of your time here. This expedition expertly merges education, experience, and science. Participate in interactive workshops, open discussions, photography workshops and participation in Citizen Science programs that collect data in support of scientists around the world. As you explore collect phytoplankton samples, document migrating whales, gather photos of wildlife with polar tags and conduct seabird surveys.

Sail to King George Island at Fildes Bay and then take a 2-hour flight back to Punta Arenas, skipping the usual second sailing across the Drake Passage. The flight back is aboard a BAE 146 plane; starting with the 2021-22 season, the flight may also be in an AVRO RJ 85 or AVRO RJ 100 jet. Each aircraft features high wings and engineering for very short runway requirements, perfect for landing in Antarctica.

In addition to the 6-Day Antarctic Express Air Cruise, there is a 7-day departure, which operates in reverse. The 7-Day Antarctica Express Air Cruise begins in Punta Arenas, Chile, with a charter flight over Cape Horn and across the Drake Passage to reach Antarctica. Sailing across the Drake Passage occurs at the end of the cruise itinerary to end in Ushuaia, Argentina. The 6-day Itineraries are aboard the 100-guest Hebridean Sky 21, the 72-guest Ocean Nova or the 2019-built, 73-guest Magellan Explorer. The 7-day itinerary is aboard the 100-guest Hebridean Sky 21. AdventureSmith recommends Magellan Explorer, as her 73 guest count makes her one of the smallest ships in Antarctica, allows for ample space on board for ultimate comfort and off-board passenger expedition experience. For these reasons and more, Magellan Explorer is an ideal ship for luxury Antarctica cruises.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Antarctica cruises.



Itinerary

6-Day Antarctica Express Air Cruise Itinerary

The 6-Day Antarctica Express Air Cruise begins in Ushuaia, Argentina, sails around Cape Horn and across the Drake Passage to Antarctica. It ends with a charter flight from King George Island to Punta Arenas, Chile.

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Day 1
Embark Ushuaia, Argentina

The journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina, at the pier. Board the ship in the afternoon and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Cape Horn.

Accommodations

Ocean Nova, Hebridian Sky 21, Magellan Explorer

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
Cape Horn & Drake Passage

After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, awake in full view of legendary Cape Horn. Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Back on board, set sail towards Antarctica and cross the famous passage named in honor of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.

Accommodations

Ocean Nova, Hebridian Sky 21, Magellan Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
Drake Passage

As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. Perhaps spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica.

Accommodations

Ocean Nova, Hebridian Sky 21, Magellan Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Drake Passage & South Shetland Islands

After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for the first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Take advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight and explore well into the evening.

Accommodations

Ocean Nova, Hebridian Sky 21, Magellan Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Disembark King George Island & Fly to Punta Arenas

Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay. Walk a short 1.25 miles walk through Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station to the aircraft. Bid farewell to Antarctica and board the air flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for the night.

Accommodations

Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar

Meals

breakfast

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Day 6
Depart Punta Arenas, Chile

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on the day of the scheduled return flight from Antarctica; group transfers between airport and hotel on the day of the scheduled return flight from Antarctica and group transfers between hotel and airport on last day of the air-cruise; flight from Frei Station on King George Island to Punta Arenas; ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the itinerary; daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes; daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses; wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship; coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition; all guided shore excursions as indicated in itinerary; lectures and entertainment on board; comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material; loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica; Contingency Plan as described below; IAATO passenger fee.

Exclusions

Accommodation, meals (specifically, dinner in Punta Arenas upon return from Antarctica is not included), excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary and the Contingency Plan; beverages purchased at the ship’s bar; personal travel insurance; extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.); preferred seating on flight ($245 per person one-way in 2020-21 & 2021-22); gratuities; visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $1,500 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 penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:

2020-21 season:
Up to 180 days – full refund except for $500
179 to 120 days – 100% of deposit
119 to 90 days – 85% of total trip cost
89 to 60 days – 90% of total trip cost
59 to 30 days – 95% of total trip cost
29 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

2021-22 season:
Up to 180 days – full refund except for $1,000
179 to 120 days – 100% of deposit
119 to 90 days – 90% of total trip cost
89 to 60 days – 92.5 % of total trip cost
59 to 30 days – 95% of total trip cost
29 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

If full payment has not yet been received at 120 days prior, the full penalty will still apply and unpaid amount is due immediately.

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.

Arrival & Departure

The 6-Day Antarctica Express Air Cruise begins in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH), and ends in Punta Arenas, Chile (PUQ). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Ushuaia by 2:00pm on day 1 of the itinerary. The same deadline applies to travelers arriving directly at the hotel on day 1. Travelers who miss their arrival deadline will be considered “no-show.” They will not be able to participate in the expedition and will receive no refund. In the afternoon, all travelers must attend a mandatory safety and Antarctic guidelines briefing, an information session covering important practical details and fitting session for expedition boots. Participation in these activities is essential for the success of the expedition. Depart from Punta Arenas anytime on the final day of your trip, however, AdventureSmith strongly suggests that a flexible air ticket be held for your journey home in case you need to change your travel arrangement following a delay of the return flight from Antarctica. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Upon arrival at Frei Base airfield on King George Island, travelers are required to walk approximately 1 mile to the vessel mooring (20-30 minutes). Checked luggage will be transferred to the vessel by staff. If you think that you will not be able to walk this distance, then please inform your Adventure Specialist.

The maximum weight allowed on the flights to and from Antarctica is 20 kg (44 lb.) per passenger, including hand luggage. For the main Antarctica air cruise, excess luggage will be kept in custody in Punta Arenas and will be handed over to travelers upon their return from Antarctica. The baggage weight limit is a technical requirement imposed by the flight operation. Unfortunately, it is not possible to purchase extra allowance. Note that at certain points during the expedition you will be required to handle your own luggage.

Seats are not assigned on the charter flight between Antarctica and Chile, however preferred seating may be pre-booked for an extra level of comfort ($245 in 2020-21 & 2021-22). This option offers a guaranteed aisle or window seat at the front of the aircraft (limited to rows 2-5), and a guaranteed empty middle seat.

Activities

Various activities are included in your Antarctica Express Air Cruise (weather conditions dependent), such as Zodiac rides, onboard lectures, programs by expert naturalist guides, and photography instruction. Contact AdventureSmith for more details about these adventure activities.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Single cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at an 85% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select Porthole and Veranda Cabins (Magellan Explorer), Twin Cabins (Ocean Nova), and Window Suites and Promenade Suites (Hebridean Sky 21) upon availability; all other categories incur a 100% supplement. Sharing a cabin with another passenger of the same gender is also an option (same cabin categories apply). Passengers who book a Twin Cabin on a shared basis are accommodated in single rooms at the hotel in Punta Arenas and must pay a Single Hotel Room Supplement that varies based on departure selected.  

Note: Single travelers who use CPAP machines or other assistive devices, as well as those who have conditions that can be disrupting to others (loud snoring, sleepwalking etc.) can only book their Air Cruise in a Single Cabin or in a Twin Cabin for single use. They cannot book on a twin-share basis.

Families & Children

Children are admitted from the age of 8 years if accompanied by a fully responsible adult. A 5% discount on the rate per person is offered for children up to 12 years of age.

Travel Insurance

Emergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $100,000 USD per person. In addition to the emergency evacuation insurance, we highly recommend our travelers protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions and the wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flights to and from Antarctica operate based on weather conditions. While historically only a minority of flights have experienced a delay, be prepared for that possibility. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

Contingency Plan

In the unlikely event that the flight to Antarctica cannot take place on the scheduled day due to unfavorable weather conditions, a Contingency Plan, included in the cost of your expedition, will apply. The primary goal of the plan is to provide an engaging and comfortable travel experience while adapting to the weather. A change in the flight schedule can impact travel to Antarctica or the return back, and the plan includes a range of activities determined by the circumstances. Additionally, the Contingency Plan offers financial protection by providing a refund should weather conditions prevent you from reaching Antarctica. Please read the full Contingency Plan and contact your Adventure Specialist for more details.

7-Day Antarctica Express Air Cruise Itinerary

The 7-Day Antarctica Express Air Cruise begins in Punta Arenas, Chile, with a flight over the Drake Passage to reach Antarctica. Explore the extraordinary landscapes of the South Shetland Islands before sailing across the Drake Passage to end in Ushuaia, Argentina.

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Day 1
Arrive Punta Arenas, Chile

Arrive to the Punta Arenas airport and be welcomed then transported to the hotel. In the afternoon, attend a briefing that provides important information about the upcoming voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors (hosted at Explorer House in 2021-22 season). Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu.

Accommodations

Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
Fly to King George Island & Embark

This Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, where you transfer to the expedition vessel and begin your Antarctic adventure.

Accommodations

Hebridean Sky 21

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
South Shetland Islands

Marvel at the overwhelming beauty of Antarctica’s South Shetland Islands. Sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for a memorable shore visit to a penguin colony and taking advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight to explore well into the evening.

Accommodations

Hebridean Sky 21

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 4 - 5
Drake Passage

Head north through the Drake Passage and attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the glass-enclosed lounge or from the outside decks. Perhaps spot magnificent sea birds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales.

Accommodations

Hebridean Sky 21

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Cape Horn & Beagle Channel

Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on legendary Cape Horn. Explore this famous and rarely visited island before continuing the journey. Sail along the Beagle Channel towards Port Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Ushuaia, Argentina.

Accommodations

Hebridean Sky 21

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

Arrive to Ushuaia, where your journey ends.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Group transfers airport/hotel on day 1; 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar, with a welcome dinner including drinks on day 1; exclusive access to the Explorers House Expedition Center (opening in Punta Arenas during 2021-22 season); flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island; ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the itinerary; daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes; daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses; wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship; coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition; all guided shore excursions as indicated in itinerary; lectures and entertainment on board; comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material; loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica; Contingency Plan as described below; IAATO passenger fee.

Exclusions

Accommodation, meals (specifically, dinner in Punta Arenas upon return from Antarctica is not included), excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary and the Contingency Plan; beverages purchased at the ship’s bar; personal travel insurance; extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.); preferred seating on flight ($245 per person one-way in 2020-21); gratuities; visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $1,500 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 penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:

2020-21 season:
Up to 180 days – full refund except for $500
179 to 120 days – 100% of deposit
119 to 90 days – 85% of total trip cost
89 to 60 days – 90% of total trip cost
59 to 30 days – 95% of total trip cost
29 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

2021-22 season:
Up to 180 days – full refund except for $1,000
179 to 120 days – 100% of deposit
119 to 90 days – 90% of total trip cost
89 to 60 days – 92.5 % of total trip cost
59 to 30 days – 95% of total trip cost
29 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

If full payment has not yet been received at 120 days prior, the full penalty will still apply and unpaid amount is due immediately.

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.

Arrival & Departure

The 7-Day Antarctica Express Air Cruise begins in Punta Arenas, Chile (PUQ), and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Punta Arenas by 2:00pm on day 1 of the itinerary. The same deadline applies to travelers arriving directly at the hotel on day 1. Travelers who miss their arrival deadline will be considered “no-show.” They will not be able to participate in the expedition and will receive no refund. In the afternoon, all travelers must attend a mandatory safety and Antarctic guidelines briefing, an information session covering important practical details and fitting session for expedition boots. Participation in these activities is essential for the success of the expedition. Depart from Ushuaia anytime on the final day of your trip, however, AdventureSmith strongly suggests that a flexible air ticket be held for your journey home in case you need to change your travel arrangement following a delay of the return flight from Antarctica. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Upon arrival at Frei Base airfield on King George Island, travelers are required to walk approximately 1 mile to the vessel mooring (20-30 minutes). Checked luggage will be transferred to the vessel by staff. If you think that you will not be able to walk this distance, then please inform your Adventure Specialist.

The maximum weight allowed on the flights to and from Antarctica is 20 kg (44 lb.) per passenger, including hand luggage. For the main Antarctica air cruise, excess luggage will be kept in custody in Punta Arenas and will be handed over to travelers upon their return from Antarctica. The baggage weight limit is a technical requirement imposed by the flight operation. Unfortunately, it is not possible to purchase extra allowance. Note that at certain points during the expedition you will be required to handle your own luggage.

Seats are not assigned on the charter flight between Chile and Antarctica, however preferred seating may be pre-booked for an extra level of comfort ($245 in 2020-21 & 2021-22). This option offers a guaranteed aisle or window seat at the front of the aircraft (limited to rows 2-5), and a guaranteed empty middle seat. It also offers priority boarding in Punta Arenas and an amenities kit.

Activities

Various activities are included in your Antarctica Express Air Cruise (weather conditions dependent), such as Zodiac rides, onboard lectures, programs by expert naturalist guides, and photography instruction. Contact AdventureSmith for more details about these adventure activities.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Single cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at an 85% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select Window Suites and Promenade Suites (Hebridean Sky 21) upon availability; all other categories incur a 100% supplement. Sharing a cabin with another passenger of the same gender is also an option (same cabin categories apply). Passengers who book a Twin Cabin on a shared basis are accommodated in single rooms at the hotel in Punta Arenas and must pay a Single Hotel Room Supplement that varies based on departure selected. 

Note: Single travelers who use CPAP machines or other assistive devices, as well as those who have conditions that can be disrupting to others (loud snoring, sleepwalking etc.) can only book their Air Cruise in a Single Cabin or in a Twin Cabin for single use. They cannot book on a twin-share basis.

Families & Children

Children are admitted from the age of 8 years if accompanied by a fully responsible adult. A 5% discount on the rate per person is offered for children up to 12 years of age.

Travel Insurance

Emergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $100,000 USD per person. In addition to the emergency evacuation insurance, we highly recommend our travelers protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions and the wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flights to and from Antarctica operate based on weather conditions. While historically only a minority of flights have experienced a delay, be prepared for that possibility. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

Contingency Plan

In the unlikely event that the flight to Antarctica cannot take place on the scheduled day due to unfavorable weather conditions, a Contingency Plan, included in the cost of your expedition, will apply. The primary goal of the plan is to provide an engaging and comfortable travel experience while adapting to the weather. A change in the flight schedule can impact travel to Antarctica or the return back, and the plan includes a range of activities determined by the circumstances. Additionally, the Contingency Plan offers financial protection by providing a refund should weather conditions prevent you from reaching Antarctica. Please read the full Contingency Plan and contact your Adventure Specialist for more details.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

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Nov 29 - Dec 04, 2020
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Learn About the Small Ships on Your Itinerary

Expedition Ship
Magellan Explorer

The 73-guest Magellan Explorer is a brand new expedition ship built specifically for Antarctica fly cruises. This polar class 6 vessel features stylish design with technical advances for smooth and safe expeditions.

Expedition Ship
Ocean Nova

The 72-guest Ocean Nova is a comfortably compact and nimble expedition vessel cruising the Antarctic. Options to fly over the Drake Passage and then board the Ocean Nova make her itineraries appealing.

Expedition Ship
Hebridean Sky 21

The 73-passenger Hebridean Sky is an ice-strengthened, all-suite expedition ship featuring picture windows in every cabin and private balconies on several suites.

Deals

Current Deals on This Trip

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Flexible Booking Policy for 2021-22 Antarctica Expeditions

Book your Antarctica expedition with confidence using these relaxed cancellation conditions.

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Complimentary Preferred Seating On 2021-22 Antarctic Flight Cruises

Receive complimentary preferred seating on your Antarctic flight ($495 value) on 2021-22 Antarctica expeditions in this early-booking deal.

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Receive a $1,000 Air Credit On 2021-22 Antarctica Express Air Cruises

Book your Antarctica Express Air cruise and receive a $1,000 air credit per person in this early-booking deal.

Expert Review

Reviews From Our Experts So You Know What to Expect

Mary Kohut • February 28th, 2020
Expert Aboard: Hebridean Sky Ship Review

Two AdventureSmith cruise experts provide insights into the different charters of 73- to 114-guest Hebridean Sky in this ship review. Read about the luxury and service aboard, and traveling aboard this ship on an air cruise versus a cruise across the Drake Passage.

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The 5-day Fjords of Tierra del Fuego cruise aboard the 210-guest Stella or Ventus Australis begins in Punta Arenas, Chile, and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina. Explore Glacier Alley, Darwin Mountains, Magellanic penguins in Tucker Islet, elephant seals in Ainsworth Bay, Wulaia Bay, Cape Horn and more.

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Spend 5 days cruising Patagonia aboard 210-guest Stella or Ventus Australis from Ushuaia, Argentina, to Punta Arenas, Chile, and visit remote fjords, penguin colonies on Magdalena Island and the rarely visited Condor Glacier in Agostini Sound.

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