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Why we like it
- The first cruise expedition to combine flying creating a unique way to explore the fascinating world of Antarctica
- A small ship adventure with only 68 passengers on board
- 12 expert Polar staff
- Three different expeditions, 4 nights, 6 nights and 8 nights
- Discover an unexplored continent with its awesome scenery of glaciers, mountains and roaming icebergs
Sail among the ice filled fjords and spectacular icebergs a truly evocative experience breathe in the clear Antarctic air and observe the wildlife that flourish in one of the most inhospitable places on earth.
Nicola Wallington has been extremely efficient and personable throughout the process. Everything has been done on the net and by telephone. And despite a 7 hour time difference between us, Nicola has called and e-mailed timelessly. So far so good.
- GM, East Sussex
The M/V Ocean Nova offers comfortable outside cabins, all with private facilities, including dedicated single, twin and triple cabins. In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, a spacious dining room, a bar, a library and an infirmary. The ship has Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and viewing the bewildering wildlife. The staff on board are highly trained, knowledgeable and very friendly eager to share their enthusiasm for the Antarctica with all who travel with them.
Buenos Aires - British Airways or Iberia (via Madrid) and onwards to Ushuaia
14 hours to Buenos Aires
GMT -3 hours
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area
The months that visits are feasible are the austral summer months of November to March, when daily temperatures average from -4°C to 7°C.
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