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Polar Circle - Fly And Cruise

Fly to Antarctica...
The unique Fly and Cruise format of this Antarctica itinerary offers the benefit of
speed and comfort. Instead of spending multiple days sailing from South America, across the notorious Drake Passage, which is renowned for its stormy waters, you will board a four-engine jet and and in just about two hours arrive in Antarctica, where your ship will be waiting.
You will sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, you will enjoy Zodiac excursions to get close to the wildlife. The goal of the expedition is to sail far south and reach the Polar Circle.

Tour Highlights

  • Fly to Antarctica; maximising your time on the White Continent and with the wildlife
  • From South America to Antarctica in just two hours
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands and the surrounding ice-choked waterways
  • See penguins, seals and sea birds up-close on land and from your Zodiac
  • Visit an array of islands on the Antarctic Peninsula


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  • 1
    Arrive Punta Arenas

  • 2
    Fly to King George Island

  • 3
    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula

  • 4
    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula

  • 5
    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula

  • 6
    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula

  • 7
    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula

  • 8
    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula

  • 9
    King George Island to Punta Arenas

  • 10
    Tour ends Punta Arenas

Trip notes

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We have the following different versions of the Polar Circle - Fly and Cruise trip available at present.

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Included meals 9 8 8
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Zodiac, Ocean Nova
2 nights Standard Hotel
7 nights Boat
Trip Staff
Expedition Crew, Naturalist(s)
Ship Description
The M/V Ocean Nova is a modern vessel that offers the exclusive Fly and Cruise combination. Built in Denmark in 1992 and completely rebuilt, the boat has an ice-strengthened hull ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica. Capacity is limited to 68 passengers, accommodated in cabins with en-suite facilities. On-board is a panoramic observation lounge and presentation room, spacious dining room, bar and library. The ship has a fleet of seven Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.