ANTARCTICA

Dec. 18 - DEC. 28, 2021

Trip Overview

This is very likely the farthest you will ever be from home. It’s an environment of exquisite isolation—rich wildlife, stimulating history, and majestic topography. Antarctica reaches a level of beauty that is unmatched in its simplicity, flawlessness and fragility. Your voyage to the bottom of the world yields unparalleled adventure in every sense of the word.

This is 10-day voyage (on ship) to the Great White Continent. Experience the incredible wildlife, stunning mountain scenery and gigantic icebergs in 10 action-packed days.

Antarctica is expensive, but this trips provides an affordable opportunity on a ship that meets our level of quality, Ocean Victory.  Our ship is currently still being built and is expected to be fully operational later this year. 

Antarctica will not be visited by most because the sheer price of this type of trip. Things to factor in when looking at cost of a trip to Antarctica;

- The season - High Season: Dec - Feb. will increase price)
- The ship quality - like standard cruises the type of ship and quality of the ship.  Like our STS trips we do quality accommodations.   Our cruise will be on a new ship. 

- The Cabin type - Shared, or single cabins will price differently. 

Before questioning pricing be sure to do your own research on the cost of a trip of this quality. 

Cabin Types

Albatros State Cabin

2 Passengers / Cabin
2 Twin Beds

01

External Triple Cabin

3 Passengers / Cabin
2 Twin Beds + 1 Sofa Bed 

Bedding is 1st come 1st serve to arrive on ship

02

03

Balcony State Cabin

2 Passengers / Cabin
2 Twin Beds 

 

04

Single Cabin

1 Passenger / Cabin
1 Double Bed 

Tentative Itinerary

DAY 01: DEC. 18, 2021​ - ARRIVAL INTO USHUAIA

All trip participates should plan to arrive into Buenos Aires, Argentina before December 18, 2021.  Our trip will start on December 18, 2021 at Buenos Aires Airport (EZE).  From Buenos Aires airport we will fly as one group to Ushuaia, Argentina. 

 

After landing in Ushuaia, Argentina we will collect our bags and head to our hotel.  ​In the evening, we will all get together for a welcome dinner.  Over dinner, we will get to know each other. 

Meal(s) Included: Dinner will be pre-fix menu, buffet, or (1) main course selection. (1) bottled water or water for the table

Note: that the arrival time to meet at Buenos Aires airport will be provided (4) months before the trip departure date.  Guest are advised to arrive the night before the trip start date to ensure they do not miss their flight to Ushuaia.  Sisters Traveling Solo will not reimburse guest who miss their flight and or make any flight changes.  Guest who miss the pre- booked flight will be responsible for making their own way to Ushuaia to make our boarding time on December 19th. 

 

DAY 02: DEC. 19, 2021​ - BOARD THE SHIP

This morning is yours to spend sleeping in or taking in a few sights in Ushuaia.  Ushuaia the world’s southernmost town.  Explore the quaint city or local countryside. Alternatively, consider a day trip off the beaten path to the raw, natural archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. It's a hiker's paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and boggy quagmires.

 

In the afternoon, we board our ship, Ocean Atlantic.  Our journey begins as we navigate through the calms of Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago.

 

 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

DAY 03 - 04: DEC. 20 - 21, 2021​ - DRAKE PASSAGE

Sailing onward, we cross the famed Drake Passage - a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Drake Passage is known for rollicking conditions and strong westerly winds, called the Roaring Fifties. While this passage may be challenging, you can rest confidently aboard our expedition vessel, Ocean Atlantic, which is purpose-built with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly-qualified crew. The most spirited sailors consider Drake Passage a lifetime achievement, and you will complete the crossing twice!

In the Drake, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view. Weather permitting, we will catch our first sight of seals and penguins! The area is also well-know for its abundance of birds.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on ship

DAY 05 - 08:  DEC. 22 - 25, 2021​ - SOUTH SHETLAND AND ANTARCTICA PENINSULA

Over the next few days, we will explore to the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain first. 

 

Projected land excursions off ship include: King George Island; Deception Island, an extinct volcano with waters warm enough for a polar swim; and Half Moon Island with nesting Wilson's storm petrels and chinstrap penguins.

As the white shimmer of Antarctica looms on our horizon, the presence of wildlife multiples by tens of thousands with many species of lively penguins, inquisitive seals, nesting birds and the spray of marine mammals.  Wildlife abounds along our projected route along the Antarctic Peninsula: leopard, fur and Weddell seals of Cuverville Island; humpback whales of Gerlache Strait; Paradise Bay; the dramatic Lemaire Channel's orcas.

The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. The route and shore landings will be determined by the captain and expedition leader and communicated to guests through regularly scheduled briefings.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on ship
 

 

DAY 09 - 10DEC. 26 - 27, 2021 - DEPART ANTARCTICA

On Day 9, we depart Antarctica and spend two days at sea on our way back to the calms of Beagle Channel and Ushuaia, Argentina. En-route, we will cross Drake Passage and cruise past Cape Horn, a legendary maritime landmark and the southern tip of South America.

During our time at sea, a variety of activities will be arranged on board and it provides the perfect opportunity to socialize with fellow travelers.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on ship

DAY 11 - DEC. 28, 2021​ - DEPARTURES

This morning, we arrive back in Ushuaia where our tour ends. Our ship should arrive back to Ushuaia no later than 9 AM.  After docking we will take a group transfer back to the airport for our afternoon flight.  Our trips ends upon arrival into Buenos Aires airport.  


Meals Included: Breakfast on ship 

Pricing Details
Bookings open: 4/11/20  - Bookings close: 12/15/20 

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TRIP PAYMENTS

If deposit is made AFTER June 15th

 

$717 pp x 12 mths TC

$842 pp x 12 mths / AC

$959 pp x 12 mths / BC

$1,063 pp x 12 mths / SC

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TRIP COST

 

$9,495 pp / Triple Cabin

$10,995 pp / Albatros Cabin

 

$12,500 pp / Balcony Cabin

$13,750 pp / Single Cabin

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TRIP DEPOSIT

$895 pp / Triple Cabin

$895 pp / Albatros Cabin

$99 pp / Balcony Cabin

$995 pp / Single Cabin

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TRIP PAYMENTS

If deposit is made BEFORE June 15th

 

$538 pp x 16 mths TC

$632pp x 16 mths / AC 

$720 pp x 16 mths / BC

$798 pp x 16 / SC

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