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Dates
  • Jan 7-21, 2015
  • Feb 8-20, 2015
  • Duration 15 days
    Group Size 117-189
    Land Cost $9,995-$18,995 Details
    Single Supplement $9,097 Details
    Lodging 2 stars-3 stars
    Grade I-II
    Best Time

    Antarctic Circle Quest

    A comprehensive reach deep into less-explored southern polar regions

    Additional Information

    2015 Expedition Dates & Prices

    All dates are per person in US dollars, based on shared occupancy.
    Single occupancy of selected twin cabins is available for an additional 70% of the cabin cost.

    Optional activities are indicated in chart.

    Fuel Surchage may apply

     

    Sea Adventurer

    Date                         Cabins 
                                                      Triple    Lower Deck Twin

    Main Deck Twin
    Porthole

    Main Deck Twin Window

    Superior Cabin

    DeluxeSuite 

    Optional
    Activities

    Feb 8 - Feb 20, 2015 $9,295  $11,295  $12,295  $13,295  $14,295  $15,295  $17,295 kayaking

     

    Ocean Diamond

    Date                                 Cabin
      Triple Twin
    Obst
    View
    Twin

    Suite

    Single
    Porthole
    Balcony
    Suite
    Optional
    Activities
    Jan 7-21, 2015 $9,995 $12,995 $13,995 $16,995 17,995  $18,95

     camping,

     kayaking

    Camping
    Camping

     

    Kayaking
    Kayaking

     

    Mountaineering
    Mountaineering
    Cross Country Skiing
    Cross Country Skiing

     

    SHIP INFORMATION

     

    Ocean Diamond
    Sail aboard the Ocean Diamond, a modern, stable super-yacht and experience Quark's Antarctica. Carrying a maximum of 189 passengers, this outstanding vessel features numerous adventure options plus onboard amenities such as a massage and wellness program and a well-stocked polar library.

    • Intimate viewing of Antarctic wildlife, icebergs and more
    • All cabins have exterior views and facilities en suite.
    • Flat Screen TVs and DVD players in every cabin.
    • Chefs prepare delicious meals, three times daily.
    • Remote headsets available for remote presentations.
    • Massage & Wellness Program, Photography Program
    • Optional camping, kayaking, snowshoeing, skiing & mountaineering.
    • Polar Library & Expert in Residence Program
    • One-year enrollment in Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI)
    • All-inclusive beverage packages available
    • Speed of vessel saves up to 12 hours on Drake crossing. Giving you more time to enjoy Antarctica
    • We only use high quality camping equipment on the Ocean Diamond

     

    Sea Adventurer
    This Polar Adventure Ship was built in 1975. Sea Adventurer underwent a $13 million conversion in 1998. Sea Adventurer is the perfect expedition ship for people who enjoy soft adventures and creature comforts. The Sea Adventurer is equipped with Zodiacs for shore landings and ocean level cruising, yet offers fine dining, and cabins with exterior views and facilities en suite.

    • Only 117 guests.
    • 4 partially enclosed lifeboats.
    • Fleet of Zodiacs for shore transfers.
    • All cabins have exterior views and facilities en suite.
    • One dining room with unreserved seating.
    • Multi-purpose lounge and presentation room.
    • Ice-strengthened hull.




    Detailed Trip Information

    Dates
    • Jan 7 to Jan 21, 2015, Ocean Diamond
    • Feb 8 to Feb 20, 2015 (13 day trip), Sea Adventurer
     
    Duration 15 days
     
    Land Cost $9,995-$18,995
    Fuel surcharge may apply
     
    Single Supplement $9,097
    twin cabin available for an additional 70% of the cabin cost; no supplement if willing to share
     
    Lodging 2 stars-3 stars
     
    Grade I-II
     
    Group Size 117-189

    Trip Terms & Conditions

    Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in our Global Expedition Catalog, on our website and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

    Insurance: All travelers must be covered by travel and medical insurance. We strongly recommend that you be covered by comprehensive travel and cancellation insurance in case of emergency situations, which should be purchased at the time of booking. Please contact us for a recommended policy. 

    Airfares: JOURNEYS can make complete air arrangements applicable to your trip as noted in this itinerary. If you wish to redeem frequent flyer mileage or arrange flights directly with the airline, you may do so on your own at no penalty. If you do, please consult with us on exact arrival and departure dates and times before having your tickets issued to avoid errors. For scheduled flights, the fare rules of the airline carrier, including payment and cancellation conditions apply.

    Included in costs: Shipboard accommodation, highly experienced expedition leader, crew and lecturers, all meals including tea/coffee 24 hours a day, complimentary parka, boot loan on all departures, access to public viewing areas, shore excursions by Zodiac boat, on-board lectures, videos, slide and film shows, on-board medical officer, port taxes, comprehensive pre-departure information.

    Not included in costs: Visa and passport fees, international airfare, charter flights, airport departure taxes, any pre-trip or post-trip hotel accommodation not indicated on the itinerary, laundry, postage, telephone calls, drinks, medical expenses, travel insurance, helicopter flights, gratuities to staff and crew, changes to the itinerary after confirmation, changes to itinerary after arrival at destination, or other costs as are more fully described in JOURNEYS Terms & Conditions.

    Rates: Rates for voyages, flights, and pre-expedition and post-expedition extensions are based on tariffs and exchange rates in effect at the time of printing and are subject to change prior to departure. Substantial changes in tariffs, exchange rates and the price of fuel, services and labor sometimes increase the cost of expedition arrangements significantly, and we reserve the right to alter our prices or introduce surcharges accordingly, even if payment has been received in full.

    Trip-specific payment & cancellation schedule: A deposit of 25% of the product cost (minimum $1,300) per person is required to confirm a reservation. You may sign up on-line and make your deposit at our secure website: http://www.journeys.travel/info/sign_up/. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card or Discover.  If you prefer, a Reservation Form may be submitted by fax, or mail, and payment may also be made by check. Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure and can be made by Visa, Master Card, or check. All prices and payments are in US Dollars and no other currencies can be accepted. Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. Cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations made up to 180 days prior to departure will be refunded less an administrative fee of $1300 per person. Cancellations made 179 to 120 days prior to departure forfeit the full deposit. Cancellations made less than 120 days prior to departure are subject to cancellation fee of 100% of the trip cost; if full payment has not yet been received, the full penalty will still apply and unpaid monies are due immediately. It is understood that refunds cannot be made to passengers who do not complete the tour for any reason whatsoever. Prices quoted are based on group participation and no refunds will be made for any part of the program in which you choose not to participate, including any helicopter flying time (if applicable and which, at the discretion of the Captain and Expedition Leader, may or may not be utilized).

    Photography: Passengers extend permission to the operator of the trip to take their photograph during the voyage, and release all rights over those images. Passengers who do not wish to be photographed during the voyage must inform the operator in writing prior to the voyage.

    Itinerary Change Fee: There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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