- Experience a guaranteed white Christmas as you explore the icy wilderness of the White Continent.
- The festive season is a wonderful time for wildlife lovers to visit Antarctica, as penguin chicks are hatching and abundant on the peninsula and South Shetland Islands.
- With over 22 hours of sunlight each day, you’ll have more time for exploration.
- Enjoy daily Zodiac excursions, on-shore landings and take advantage of optional activities during the voyage such as sea kayaking, ice camping and snowshoeing.
- Benefit from a variety of on-board activities including educational lectures on history, geology and ecology by the expedition team.
- When you’re not exploring off the ship, explore the amenities onboard including the expedition lounge, restaurant, bar, pool, jacuzzi, library, gym, sun deck, spa facilities and sauna.
16 Dec 2023
Best of Antarctica: A White Christmas (Ocean Endeavour)
Validity: 01 Nov 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
Christmas getaways simply don’t get better than this. Journey to Antarctica on an 11-day expedition and experience the magic of the festive season among ice-capped mountain ranges, iconic wildlife and immense icebergs and glaciers. Set foot on the Antarctic Peninsula, spot seals resting on ice floes and witness seabirds nesting in landscapes that must be seen to be believed. Visit penguin rookeries, spot minke and humpback whales while enjoying regular Zodiac excursions for up-close wildlife encounters. Your expert team will ensure that the spirit on board the Ocean Endeavour is festive and fun, delivering an unforgettable experience and making this a Christmas adventure to remember.
Expedition cruise ship,zodiac
Although you don't need to be particularly fit to take part in an Antarctic expedition, you do need to have a good level of mobility. You must be able to complete the onboard safety drills and emergency evacuation procedures unaided. Rolling seas and windy conditions require you to be stable on your feet while negotiating the ship over potentially slippery decks and gangways. Zodiacs are accessed via a gangway which is reached via some steep and narrow internal stairs. The Ocean Endeavour has a lift (elevator), but it does not access all decks so some stair climbing on board will be necessary. Onshore conditions will vary. Ice and snow underfoot can make conditions slippery. Some locations have steep climbs or longer walks to reach a place of interest but wherever possible, the expedition guides will offer options of shorter or longer stays onshore, and varying levels of activity. The Expedition Team and crew are on hand to assist guests on and off the Zodiacs during all excursions.
For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point.
18 Dec 2023 (GQMAC231218)
Wyndham Garden Ushuaia Hotel del Glaciar
Luis Fernando Del Martial 2355
Built at the base of the Martial Glacier, Wyndham Garden Ushuaia Hotel Glaciar offers breathtaking views of the mountains, surrounding forest, and Beagle Channel, as well as easy access to the area’s top attractions. The hotel is just a short drive from Ushuaia International Airport Malvinas Argentinas (USH), and minutes from exciting downtown dining, museums, and entertainment.
An arrival transfer from Ushuaia (USH) airport to your hotel is included if you are arriving on Day 1. Please meet the Intrepid representative in the arrivals hall. A pre-departure briefing will be held on the evening of Day 1 at your joining point hotel. The time of your pre-departure briefing will be confirmed in your Final Travel Documentation. If you are arriving prior to Day 1, please contact your booking agent to discuss additional arrangements. If you have not pre-arranged a transfer, taxis are available from the airport to your hotel. A taxi counter is located in the arrival halls. A Taxi fare from the airport to downtown is approximately ARS250.
On the day of disembarkation in Ushuaia we highly recommend that you book your flights to depart after 12 noon incase of delays caused by unfavourable weather conditions. On the day of disembarkation, the following transfers are included. - Morning transfer from port to Ushuaia airport (USH) for your onward flight - or - - Morning transfer port to Ushuaia downtown. Luggage storage is available for the day (at no cost). Onward travel (i.e to the airport or to your Ushuaia accommodation) will be at your own cost.
SPECIAL BOOKING CONDITIONS You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of AUD1500, USD1000, EUR900, NZD1600, GBP800, CAD1300, CHF900 or ZAR17,000 per person per trip for your booking to be confirmed. Full payment is required 95 days prior to departure. Please refer to our “Booking and Conditions” section on our website including the special conditions that apply to Antarctica Voyages (Ocean Endeavour) COVID 19 VACCINATION COVID-19 vaccination is a pre-embarkation requirement for all guests, staff, and crew on all Ocean Endeavour voyages. We will request a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination status on Day 1 ADVENTURE OPTIONS Approaching a looming glacier in a sea kayak, strapping on snowshoes to reach the best icy viewpoints, capturing the perfect photo of a seal hunting its prey or camping under an Antarctic perpetual twilight – these are just some of the ways you can enrich your exploration of the great White Continent with our additional activities. A range of Paid Adventure Options is available on the Ocean Endeavour, on selected voyages, subject to availability. Your booking agent can assist with availability and pricing. • Kayaking or Photography Program - Voyage-duration program available on all voyages. Pre-book via your booking agent. • Day Paddle or Stand Up Paddleboarding- One-off excursion available on all voyages. Pre-book via your booking agent. Additional spaces may be available to book on board via the Expedition Team • Camping - One-off excursion available on selected voyages. Pre-book via your booking agent. • Snowshoeing - One-off excursion available on selected voyages. Book on board via the Expedition Team.
Your expedition will be led by an experienced Expedition Leader and at least one Assistant Expedition Leader. In addition, there will be a team of Polar experts and Expedition Guides who will be with you throughout. These experts will have various areas of expertise to inform you about the wildlife you may see, the terrain you'll pass through, the history of the area and to help you get the most out of photography opportunities, there will be a photography guide on board. In addition there will be specialist guides for kayaking, a yoga instructor and on some voyages, special guest presenters. With a guest to guide ratio of 8:1, there will always be someone around to answer any questions you may have.
On your way to join your voyage, you may take advantage of the opportunity to visit a larger South American city such as Buenos Aires or Santiago. It is worth researching matters of personal safety and security in these places before your departure. Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.
The Ocean Endeavour has facilities to communicate with the outside world. Satellite phone communications are available but be aware that this connection is only available in certain locations and may not be possible from your cabin. Satellite communications can be intermittent and may not be available at all times or in all locations. Phone calls are charged per minute of usage. Internet access is possible via wifi on your personal laptop or device in certain areas of the ship and is charged via a pre-paid card which can be purchased through the hotel manager. Please be aware that accessing some websites from the ship will be very expensive as downloading picture-heavy content will use up a large amount of data. Text-only emails use up much less data and is a very affordable way to communicate with friends and family at home. All communications from the ship are a bit intermittent as when travelling through mountainous areas or through narrow channels, signals can be disrupted and may not be transmitted until clearing this terrain or until satellites next pass overhead. Please make sure your loved ones have realistic expectations of your ability to communicate with them so they don’t worry about you. Please refer to the Ocean Endeavour Ship Booklet for rates and more information.
PASSPORT You’ll need a valid passport to travel internationally and most countries require your passport to have a minimum of 6 months validity, so remember to check the expiry date. We need your passport information to get everything ready for your trip so it’s important that the information on your booking matches your passport exactly. Please take care to provide the correct details. We recommend carrying a copy of the photo page of your passport while travelling and leaving a copy at home with family or friends. VISAS & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Many countries require a visa and obtaining the correct visa for your trip and any countries you may transit through is your responsibility. We recommend you check your visa requirements as soon as you have booked your trip. This will ensure you have time to prepare your documents and for your visa application to be processed. You can check the entry requirements for your nationality on your government's foreign travel advisories, consular websites or on our page here: www.intrepidtravel.com/visa-entry-requirements No visas are required to visit the Antarctic continent or its offshore islands. However, you will need to have your passport with you on the ship, as port authorities will wish to inspect passports on departure from Ushuaia and also again at the end of your voyage.
Experience a guaranteed white Christmas as you explore the icy wilderness of the White Continent.
The festive season is a wonderful time for wildlife lovers to visit Antarctica, as penguin chicks are hatching and abundant on the peninsula and South Shetland Islands.
With over 22 hours of sunlight each day, you’ll have more time for exploration.
Enjoy daily Zodiac excursions, on-shore landings and take advantage of optional activities during the voyage such as sea kayaking, ice camping and snowshoeing.
Benefit from a variety of on-board activities including educational lectures on history, geology and ecology by the expedition team.
When you’re not exploring off the ship, explore the amenities onboard including the expedition lounge, restaurant, bar, pool, jacuzzi, library, gym, sun deck, spa facilities and sauna.
The Ocean Endeavour is an ice-strengthened ship – large, sturdy and suited to the unpredictable Antarctic waters. Some people may experience seasickness in occasional rough seas however, we do have a doctor on board should you need assistance. Over-the-counter seasickness medication is usually an easy fix. Temperatures in the Antarctic can get very cold, but it also can get surprisingly warm when the sun comes out. We recommend dressing in layers when you journey outside. We’ll provide you with waterproof boots on loan that are sturdy and warm, as well as an inner jacket that is yours to keep. Please see the Essential Trip Information for notes on what to pack. Depending on the weather, you’ll be travelling around in a Zodiac boat quite regularly to explore the area and search for wildlife. It can get cold and wet on the Zodiac, so make sure you dress appropriately and keep your camera safe and dry. A fair level of mobility is needed for wet and dry landings from the boat, as well as on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces. The Ocean Endeavour has a lift, but you’ll need to take the stairs to get to the gangway and some other parts of the ship that the lift does not provide access to. The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and, although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially in such a remote area like the Antarctic. There are nearly 200 recognised sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned in the itinerary may need to be changed to other locations – which are just as interesting and beautiful! We may also be confined to the ship during rough weather, but there are plenty on onboard resources and activities. The ship’s library and educational lectures are ideal ways to stay entertained, while the wellness spa, saunas, gym and yoga classes will keep you fresh for when the weather clears.
GENERAL HEALTH All travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with this style of travel. Please also bear in mind the isolation of where you will be travelling and the distance to medical facilities. Please note that if in the opinion of the staff, any traveller is found to be unfit to complete the itinerary on the day of embarkation, they may be denied boarding and excluded from the trip without a refund. VACCINATIONS Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for joining this voyage (please refer to our Safe Travel Strategy for more information). Generally, you do not need other travel vaccinations for this voyage. Some travel vaccinations may be required or recommended for countries you are visiting en route to Antarctica. It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain any vaccinations or preventative medicines for the countries you are visiting – or any which may be required by your home country upon your return. To find out which, if any, vaccinations are mandatory or recommended for your destination, please contact your local doctor, immunisation centre or medical centre for up-to-date information. You should be issued with an International Certificate of Vaccination booklet that records each vaccination. Always carry this with you on your travels; it could provide essential information for doctors in the event that you fall ill whilst travelling. Our Travel Safe strategy COVID-19 vaccination is a pre-embarkation requirement for all guests, staff, and crew on all Ocean Endeavour voyages. We will request a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination status on Day 1. It is all guests' responsibility to ensure they have the correct vaccination status paperwork. Please produce the proper paperwork to avoid being denied boarding. Some travelers may be eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption for their Antarctica voyage on the Ocean Endeavour; please speak to your booking agent to discuss this. Additionally, we will implement a range of health protocols to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and crew onboard the Ocean Endeavour. Please refer to our Travel Safe Strategy for more information. Travel insurance Travel insurance is mandatory on all Antarctic voyages. This is a condition of carriage. Your final travel documentation cannot be released until you have provided us with your travel insurance details. Travel insurance is one of the most important components of any trip, especially in Antarctica - the most remote and inhospitable place on Earth. It is vital that you have the most suitable insurance with adequate levels of cover. Because of the remoteness of Antarctica, medical attention and evacuations are extremely expensive, making insurance cover an absolute necessity, especially as you have invested large sums of money to travel there. Your travel insurance must provide cover with a minimum coverage of USD250,000 for medical expenses, evacuation (including ship to shore transfer) and/ or emergency repatriation, including cover for COVID-19 and any significant pre-existing conditions, in particular those that have the potential to give rise to issues on board. If you wish to discuss any points of concern, please reach out to your booking agent who can clarify with our Medical Team if needed. Be aware that some travel insurance policies have minimum requirements for vaccination series (i.e 2 doses + booster) to cover COVID-19 related medical, evacuation and/or emergency repatriation. Your travel insurance policy must meet these minimum requirements. We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability, personal accident, death, sickness and loss of baggage and personal belongings as well as disruption to your travel plans. We strongly advise you purchase travel insurance at the same time as booking, to ensure you are covered for cancellation and curtailment from the moment that you confirm your Antarctic voyage. You need to ensure you know exactly what you are covered for and ensure that your policy covers this from the time you leave to arrive home. There are many activities that can be undertaken in Antarctica. If you plan to participate in adventure options such as Kayaking, Day Paddle, Snowshoeing or Camping, please ensure your travel insurance specifically covers you for these activities. Please refer to the Antarctica Travellers Guide for more information. BEFORE DEPARTURE It’s a requirement that all guests travelling to Antarctica complete enrolment and medical information to ensure we adhere to IAATO guidelines. A link to complete this information online will be forwarded to you approximately four months prior to departure and must be completed no later than 3 months prior to your departure. This information will be passed on to the onboard medical team so the information provided must be clear and accurate. On review of your medical information, you may be required to provide further details or visit your Medical Practitioner about any health issues that could affect the journey. MEDICAL FACILITIES ONBOARD There will be a licensed English-speaking physician on board. The Ocean Endeavour has a medical clinic with a limited supply of prescription medicines and basic first aid equipment. The clinic will not be stocked with every drug or piece of equipment required for every medical problem. If you are under regular treatment for any ailment, you must bring a sufficient supply of medicines for yourself. We cannot accept responsibility for not having a specific brand or type of drug on board. It is wise to carry an extra two weeks’ supply of prescription medications just in case of flight delays or other unforeseen circumstances. If you have particular health needs, please bring with you a signed and dated letter from your physician explaining your health problems and/or the dosage required for the prescribed medication. MOTION SICKNESS The waters of the Drake Passage can be some of the roughest seas in the world, although at other times they are so smooth that it is referred to as the 'Drake Lake'! Although our vessel is among the most stable ships in its class, we will still inevitably encounter motion. Unless you are certain you are impervious to the problem, you should take precautions against seasickness. Your doctor can advise you as to the best methods for avoiding this uncomfortable condition. Please refer to the Antarctica Travellers Guide for more information on motion sickness.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the dining room. Hours of operation will be posted and are subject to change to accommodate the expedition. Coffee, tea and cocoa are available around the clock. The tap water on board is safe to drink. We're able to meet most special dietary requests, as long as you have clearly indicated your requirements far in advance of your voyage via your online Polar forms. Kosher food cannot be prepared.
There is no currency in Antarctica, however, the maritime currency of the world is $USD and as such $USD (US$ or USD) is the currency onboard the Ocean Endeavour. For ease, we operate with a cashless society, all items purchased from the Polar Boutique, lounge or bar (including drinks) are charged to your ship account and settled at the end of your expedition. Any laundry, postage, communication charges, spa treatments and adventure options booked onboard (space permitting) are also charged to this account. An account for payment will be presented to you on the final day of the voyage. Final payment can be made using cash or a card (Visa or MasterCard). Personal cheques are not accepted onboard. If you are sharing a cabin and would like separate accounts, you must advise the reception count. SPENDING IN ANTARCTICA It is wise to travel with sufficient cash to pay for incidentals such as shipboard items on the last day of the voyage, airport taxes and taxi transfers. In Antarctica, there are limited opportunities to spend money other than on the ship. If you are visiting the Falklands, it is advisable to have Pounds Sterling or US dollars to spend while in Stanley. Argentinean Pesos are not accepted. Please note there are no ATMs on the Falkland Islands. For trips to the Peninsula, you may visit Port Lockroy which is a small museum and has a souvenir shop, as does the museum in Grytviken on South Georgia. TIPPING Gratuities are at your personal discretion. While crew members are paid a fair and competitive wage, they also spend a large amount of time at sea - away from their families and go above and beyond to make your voyage a once in a lifetime experience. All nationalities and individuals have their own customs, and we believe it is your right to tip what you would be prepared for in your home country. If you are looking for guidance, then a suggested amount would be US$15-20 per person, per day. Onboard the Ocean Endeavour gratuities are collected at the final balance and distributed among the entire crew, including all back of house staff (chefs, housekeeping), sailors, and also the front line Expedition Team. Gratuities can be added to your onboard account at the end of the voyage or paid in cash onboard. Full details will be provided before you settle your onboard account. MEALS NOT INCLUDED All meals are included once onboard the Ocean Endeavour, but we suggest you allow US$100 per person for meals prior to boarding the ship or after you have disembarked.
The Antarctic Peninsula has relatively mild weather conditions when compared to the rest of the continent. As a result, you should not need to make many expensive specialist gear purchases, although you do need good wet weather pants and warm clothing. The dress code onboard is relaxed and casual and you will not need to dress formally for meals. The inside of the Ocean Endeavour is well heated, so you will not require special clothing on board. Indeed, you could spend most of your time in light trousers and a t-shirt! However, it is not unusual for you to want to go out on deck suddenly – a whale sighting or seals on a nearby ice-floe nearly always produce a major exodus, so you need to keep warm clothing handy at all times, even when a shore excursion is not imminent. When you do go ashore you will require warm clothing - a few layers of light and medium-weight items which can be easily adjusted rather than one or two large and bulky items - and wet weather gear to protect you from the spray which can sometimes be encountered on the Zodiacs. PROVIDED EXPEDITION GEAR Staying warm and dry during your voyage is vital. Our Expedition gear has been carefully selected and has all the important features to ensure maximum enjoyment on your Antarctic adventure. Sizing for your provided Expedition Gear will be collected approx 6 months prior to departure of your voyage and provided to you once onboard the vessel. • Expedition Parka (on loan): A water repellent coating on the outer layer helps to move moisture away from the body, making this a breathable and light jacket. With hi-vis elements, large pockets for easy accessibility and watertight seals, this is the perfect parka to keep you warm and dry on the ship to shore Zodiac excursions in all kinds of weather. • Insulated Inner Jacket (yours to keep): Made out of 100% recycled synthetic fibres, your vegan 600 fill insulated puffer jacket will keep you warm even on the wildest days of your expedition. With a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish, which encourages water to bead off the fabric’s surface, the jacket was produced using sustainable chemistry with minimal impact on people and the environment. A great memento to take home at the end of your voyage to remember your incredible Antarctic adventure! • Muck Boots (on loan): We will provide black, rubber Muck Boots for the entire duration of your voyage. They are specifically engineered to deliver grip and performance on snow and ice while keeping your feet warm and dry. PACKING LIST We have prepared a full list of equipment to use as a checklist when packing for your Antarctic expedition. Please refer to the Antarctic Travellers Guide for more information. Laundry facilities are available onboard the Ocean Endeavour (at extra cost).
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Issues on your trip: While we always endeavour to provide you with the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your Expedition Leader straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip. Assistance in Buenos Aires If you have booked accommodation and/or airport transfers in Buenos Aires with Intrepid and you require any assistance upon arrival, please contact our office in South America (Peru) on +51 996 055 559 or +51 940 512 701 Transfers in Buenos Aires If you have booked an arrival transfer in Buenos Aires with Intrepid, please collect your bags and proceed through customs. Upon exiting the baggage claim area you’ll be met by a transfer representative holding an Intrepid sign with your name on it. In case of flight cancellations, changes, if you experience severe delays t immigration, baggage collection or customs, or if you are not able to find the driver, please contact our office in South America (Peru) on +51 996 055 559 or +51 940 512 701 If you have booked a departure transfer in Buenos Aires with Intrepid from the hotel to the airport your transfer driver will pick you up from the hotel at the following times prior to your scheduled departure flight: - if you are flying flying out of Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) - International flights - 4 hours prior to your scheduled departure flight. - Domestic flights – 3 hours prior to your scheduled departure flight - If you are flying out of Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) - International flights – 3.5 hours prior to your scheduled departure flight - Domestic flights – 2.5 hours prior to your scheduled departure flight If you require any assistance with your Antarctica trip once you are in Ushuaia please contact our local Intrepid representative on the number listed below. In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the numbers below: +54 911 6227 2697
As a member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), we support responsible tourism that mitigates the impact of our shore landings on the landscape or wildlife. • Having our vessels burn Marine Gas Oil (MGO) a clean-burning fuel with a low emission factor. • Conforming to all international regulations/policies governing the disposal of waste. • Sorting recyclables on board to prevent waste from going to landfill. • Using only eco-friendly laundry chemicals. • Using only biodegradable toiletries in bathrooms. • Removing single-use plastics on trips. • Taking steps towards preventing lint fibres from being released into the ocean from laundering linen and passenger laundry. IAATO members also operate according to established rules of conduct, which, while you travel with us, we ask you to respect. All guests are required to review our IAATO Guidelines on the Traveller Information page prior to embarkation.
We created our not-for-profit, the Intrepid Foundation because you – our travellers – told us you wanted to make an even greater impact in the communities you visit. The Foundation works by teaming up with partners around the world so that together we can deliver greater positive impact at scale. Partners are identified by our local staff who live and work in our destinations. They harness their powerful community connections to determine the issues that matter most and select local partners who can deliver real solutions. Since 2002, the Intrepid Foundation has raised more than 12.8 million dollars and supported more than 130 communities worldwide. Now, with almost 40 partners all over the world, your donations are helping to restore forests in Kenya, empower women in Honduras and promote elephant welfare in Laos, to name just a few. By simply being on this trip, Intrepid Travel will make a donation to the Intrepid Foundation on your behalf. If you choose to donate too, 100% of your donations will go directly to our partners on the ground – where they’re needed most. For more information about the Intrepid Foundation, please ask your group leader or local representative or visit our website: http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/ This trip directly supports WWF-Australia, a well-established conservation organisation helping protect our natural environment. Donations help their pioneering whale research and conservation efforts to establish marine protected areas around Antarctica and save whale species from extinction. To find out more or make a donation, visit: www.theintrepidfoundation.org/t/wwf
The Ocean Endeavour has a fleet of 20 Zodiacs which means that all passengers can enjoy a landing at the same time.
Travel insurance is mandatory for all guests travelling to the Polar regions and is one of the most important components of any trip, especially in Antarctica - the most remote and inhospitable place on Earth. It is vital that you have the most suitable insurance with adequate levels of cover. We advise purchasing travel insurance at the same time as booking, ensuring you are covered for cancellation and curtailment from the moment that you confirm your Antarctic voyage, as well as ensuring cover for personal liability, loss of baggage and personal effects, as well as disruption to travel plans. Because of the remoteness of your expedition to Antarctica, advanced medical care and medical evacuations are extremely expensive which makes comprehensive travel insurance essential for all our clients. We encourage you to take the highest level of cover possible, but have a minimum requirement of USD250,000 coverage for medical-related expenses that must include medical evacuation and/or emergency repatriation cover, and specifically cover medical expenses, evacuation (including ship to shore transfer) and/ or emergency repatriation including COVID-19. Be aware that some travel insurance policies have minimum requirements for vaccination series (i.e 2 doses + booster) to cover COVID-19 related medical, evacuation and/or emergency repatriation. Your travel insurance policy must meet these minimum requirements. Travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage may also be a mandatory requirement for other countries visited. Please refer to the relevant embassy or consulate for the most up to date information. There are many activities that can be undertaken in Antarctica. If you plan to participate in adventure options such as Kayaking, Day Paddle, Snowshoeing or Camping, please ensure your travel insurance specifically covers you for these activities. You need to ensure you know exactly what you are covered for and ensure that your policy covers this from the time you leave to arrive home. You must provide your travel insurance policy number and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number prior to the departure of your Cruise; you will not be able to join the Cruise nor receive your Final Travel Documentation without providing these details. If you have travel insurance connected to your credit card or bank account please ensure you have details of the participating insurer, the insurance policy number and emergency contact number with you rather than the bank's name and credit card details.
No two Polar voyages are the same and this is part of the excitement of travelling in these remote regions. Weather, ice conditions and wildlife will all affect where your ship is able to access, and most importantly, where your Expedition Team think you will get the best possible experience from your trip. Onboard, daily updates are given to advise what the specific itinerary will be for the next day based on local conditions. Published itineraries cannot be guaranteed but an amazing voyage full of adventure and once-in-a-lifetime experiences is.
1 night comfortable hotel,9 nights expedition cruise ship