Quark Expeditions

Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

Check off a travel milestone by crossing the Antarctic Circle. Maximize your adventure by skipping the ocean transit and flying over the Drake Passage by charter plane. Simply combine our exciting Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition itinerary with a direct round-trip flight from Chile to your polar-ready ship, to get our Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle voyage. Then, explore the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula by sea, and continue further to reach 66°33´ south. Check other achievements off your bucket list as well, such as sea kayaking through channels dotted with icebergs.

  • Fly over the Drake Passage and experience the fastest, most direct way to Antarctica
  • Witness iconic Antarctic wildlife, such as penguins, seals and whales
  • Marvel at Antarctic Peninsula highlights, including crossing the Antarctic Circle
  • Celebrate crossing the Antarctic Circle with a toast
  • Enjoy presentations on wildlife, history, glaciology & geology by our onboard polar experts

04/02/2023 through 02/29/2024
04/02/2023 through 03/13/2024

Day 1 Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile
Day 2 Fly to King George Island and Embarkation
Day 3 to 5 Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
Day 6 and 7 Antarctic Circle
Day 8 and 9 Northbound Along the Peninsula
Day 10 Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas
Day 11 Depart Punta Arenas

01/25/24 - 02/04/24

Starting At $22,595

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03/03/24 - 03/13/24

Starting At $20,995

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All fares are quoted in US dollars (US$). Rates for expeditions, flights, as well as optional 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. Quark reserves the right to alter prices or introduce surcharges accordingly, even if payment has been received in full. All travelers are required to pay for their excursion and additional purchases in conjunction with their excursion in the same currency. The fare does not include tobacco, alcoholic or special beverages (bottled or tap), miscellaneous extras, personal needs or medical care. Such goods and services, if available for purchase aboard the vessel/camp, are at the travelers’ own expense. Payment for all such goods and services including any charges for extra baggage must be made in cash or by traveler’s checks in US dollars (or other currency acceptable to the carrier) upon demand by the carrier prior to the traveler’s disembarkation. Taxes, port charges, embarkation and loading expenses, stamps, health fees and any other charges whatsoever imposed by governmental authorities in any port or place shall be for the account of the traveler if not included in the fare paid to Quark.

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