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Dates
  • Nov 7-18, 2014
  • Nov 16-27, 2014
  • Nov 26-Dec 7, 2014
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  • Duration 11 days
    Group Size 117-189
    Land Cost $5,995-$19,295 Details
    Single Supplement $5,597 Details
    Lodging 2 stars-3 stars
    Grade I-II
    Best Time

    Antarctic Explorer

    The Antarctic peninsula with options for active adventure

    Additional Information

    2014-2015 Expedition Dates & Prices

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

    Options for sea kayaking and camping are offered on most all departures.  Mountaineering and cross-country skiing are offered on select departure on the Ocean Diamond. 

    DATES  SHIP DURATION

             PRICE

    Nov 7-Nov 18, 2014 Sea Spirit 12 days $7,595-14,595
    Nov 16-Nov 27,2014 Sea Adventurer 12 days $5,995-10,995
    Dec 2-Dec 12, 2014 Ocean Diamond 11 days $5,995-14,595
    Dec 5-Dec 16, 2014 Sea Spirit 12 days $10,595-19,295
    Dec 6-Dec 17, 2014 Sea Adventurer 12 days $6,995-14,995
    Dec 11-Dec 21, 2014 Ocean Diamond 11 days $5,995-14,995
    Dec 20-Dec 30, 2014 Ocean Diamond 11 days $6,995-15,995
    Dec 29-Jan 8, 2015 Ocean Diamond 11 days $6,995-15,995
    Jan 7-Jan 18, 2015 Sea Spirit 12 days $10,595-19,295
    Feb 4-Feb 15, 2015 Sea Spirit 12 days $10,595-19,295
    Mar 4-Mar 15, 2015 Sea Spirit 12 days $7,595-14,595

     

     CABIN OPTIONS

     Sea Adventurer

    Date                                    DaysCabin
       TripleLower Deck TwinMain Deck Twin PortholeMain Deck Twin WindowSuperiorDeluxe  Suite
          $ $ $ $ $ $8,995

    Sea Spirit

    Date                         DaysCabin
                                                       TripleMain Deck    ClassicSuperiorDeluxe   Suite     Owner's Suite          
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     

     

    Ocean Diamond

    Date                                 DaysCabin
       Triple Twin
    Obst
    View
    Twin

    Suite

    Single
    Porthole
    Balcony
    Suite
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   

     

    Fuel Surcharge may apply

    SHIP INFORMATION

    About the OCEAN DIAMOND

    • 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 pamper you with delicious meals, three times daily.
    • Remote headsets available for remote presentations.
    • Massage & Wellness Program, Photography Program
    • 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

    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. The Ocean Diamond is staffed with Quark’s legendary captains, officers, expedition leaders, and guides.

     

    About the SEA ADVENTURER

    • Only 122 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.
    • New for 2012-13: All-inclusive beverage packages

    This Polar Adventure Ship was built in 1975. Clipper underwent a $13 million conversion in 1998. Her proud reputation is complimented by her well-appointed, elegance. Clipper Adventurer is the perfect expedition ship for people who enjoy soft adventures and creature comforts. All cabins have outside views and facilities en suite.

    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.

     

    About the SEA SPIRIT

    • Quark's all-suite ship
    • Smallest suite is a spacious 215 square feet.
    • 15 suites have balconies.
    • Owner's Suite is an outstanding 550 sq. feet.
    • Flat Screen TVs and DVD players in every suite
    • Open bar
    • Every suite has an exterior view
    • 10MB communications access card included in every voyage

    Sail aboard the remarkably comfortable Sea Spirit and experience Quark's Antarctica in grand style with spacious suites. Carrying a maximum of 112 passengers this outstanding vessel, approved for polar waters, is equipped with rubber inflatable boats - called RIBs - for shore transfers and cruising.

     

    Optional Adventure Activities
    **Confirmed at booking on a first-come, first-served basis.**

    KAYAKING: Exploring the Peninsula by kayak is an unforgettable experience: plying inlets and waterways, you encounter penguins at water level and glide past massive icebergs, raising your paddle to hear the intense silence. We provide ideal kayaks for this environment: 5 m (16 ft) rudder-equipped Prijon tandem models, which are stable, tough and surprisingly comfortable. Up to 10 travelers per voyage will enjoy at least four kayak excursions, each led by two highly qualified instructors - with a Zodiac safety boat in constant communication, ready to assist if necessary. Possible kayaking sites include Hannah Point/Aitcho Islands, Deception Island, Port Lockroy, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay and Lemaire Channel. On some voyages a combination of kayaking and ice camping is also available. (ask about pricing)


    ICE CAMPING: Join the select few who’ve camped overnight on the pristine ice shelf of Antarctica. In keeping with our commitment to leave no trace, this is camping at its simplest: an expedition tent and sleeping bag; no fire or meals (you eat aboard the ship before we land); and around you the deepest silence imaginable, broken only by the call of a boastful penguin or the crack of ice breaking in the distance. Your Expedition Team handles all logistics for up to 20 campers on a single night ashore (as always, ice and weather permitting). We generally camp near Port Lockroy on the Neumayer Channel, carefully selecting the site to avoid disturbing wildlife or contaminating vegetation. (ask about pricing)


    CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: Another unforgettable way for 10 passengers to experience the spectacular landscapes of Antarctica is on a pair of cross-country skis. Traveling quickly and quietly under your own power, you can explore deeper into the White Continent than you’d be able to reach on foot, while taking advantage of the long hours of daylight. We supply the equipment and expert guides, you provide the energy, enthusiasm and ideally a bit of previous experience - and together we break trail (subject to weather conditions) through an incredible pristine world of snow and ice. (ask about pricing)

    MOUNTAINEERING: If gazing up at spectacular Antarctic icebergs isn't awe-inspiring enough, you can always put your mountaineering skills to work and try climbing one of the ice cliffs. Our expert guides provide detailed briefings and all the equipment you need, then offer helpful direction as you climb. Maximum 10 participants. (ask about pricing)

    Detailed Trip Information

    Dates
    • Nov 7 to Nov 18, 2014 (12 day trip), Sea Spirit
    • Nov 16 to Nov 27, 2014 (12 day trip), Sea Adventurer
    • Nov 26 to Dec 7, 2014 (12 day trip), Sea Adventurer
    • Dec 2 to Dec 12, 2014, Ocean Diamond
    • Dec 5 to Dec 16, 2014 (12 day trip), Sea Spirit
    • Dec 6 to Dec 17, 2014 (12 day trip), Sea Adventurer
    • Dec 11 to Dec 21, 2014, Ocean Diamond
    • Dec 20 to Dec 30, 2014, Ocean Diamond
    • Dec 29 to Jan 8, 2015, Ocean Diamond
    • Jan 7 to Jan 18, 2015 (12 day trip), Sea Spirit
    • Feb 4 to Feb 15, 2015 (12 day trip), Sea Spirit
    • Feb 22 to Mar 5, 2015 (12 day trip), Sea Spirit
    • Mar 4 to Mar 15, 2015 (12 day trip), Sea Spirit
     
    Duration 11 days
    11 day trips available on certain dates
     
    Land Cost $5,995-$19,295
    Fuel surcharge may apply
     
    Single Supplement $5,597
    twin cabin available for an additional 70% of the cabin cost; no supplement if willing to share
     
    Lodging 2 stars-3 stars
    depends on cabin type chosen
     
    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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