Aurora Spirit of Antarctica (Sail & Sail) 12D11N

From $13,580.26 $10,891.41 Per Person, Twin Share

At a Glance

Embark on an endearing adventure to the southernmost region of the hemisphere and explore the wilderness of the white continent. Experience icy nature at its finest on this 12-day cruise aboard a luxury ship. Sail across the Drake Passage, South Shetland Islands, and breathe the fresh chilly air of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Argentina in Ushuaia as this is where your adventure begins. You will board your luxury vessel, either the Greg Mortimer or Sylvia Earle, your beautiful home for the next 11 days. Feel the waves of the sea and take pictures of the beautiful seabirds as we sail smoothly across the Drake Passage to South Shetland. Be captivated by the sight of your first iceberg as we arrive in Antarctica and explore all it has ...

Trip Highlights

  • Discover the beauty of Tierra del Fuego’s capital
  • Hiking along a landscape of mountains, under the guidance of experienced explorers
  • Learn more about the white continent under the tutelage of experts
  • Engage in unforgettable wildlife moments from orcas and minke whales to penguin colonies
  • Spot the massive icebergs of the Earth's stunning south
  • Relax onboard the state-of-the-art, luxury, purpose-built ship, the Greg Mortimer
  • Explore the wilderness and discover various species of Antarctica
  • Uncover Antarctica's splendour amid its glistening icebergs and otherworldly pristine appearance

What's Included

  • Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
  • One night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia on day 1
  • Half day city tour in Ushuaia on day 2 prior to embarkation
  • Luggage transfer from your hotel in Ushuaia to ship on day 2
  • On-board accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • Gratuities for ship crew
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consult)
  • A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • All airport transfers as specified in itinerary
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities for ship crew

Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVE AT USHUAIA
Lay Bayas Hotel (or similar)
None
DAY 2 DISCOVER USHUAIA AND EMBARK ON YOUR LUXURY CRUISE
Greg Mortimer or Sylvia Earle
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3 SAIL ACROSS THE DRAKE PASSAGE
Greg Mortimer or Sylvia Earle
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4 FEEL THE CHILLINESS OF THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA AS WE NEAR THE SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS 
Greg Mortimer or Sylvia Earle
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5-9 EXPLORE THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA IN ALL ITS GLORY
Greg Mortimer or Sylvia Earle
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 10-11 JOURNEY BACK THROUGH DRAKE CROSSING
Greg Mortimer or Sylvia Earle
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 12 DISEMBARK AT USHUAIA AND SAY GOODBYE TO AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE
Greg Mortimer or Sylvia Earle
Breakfast

Accommodation

Dates & Prices

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How To Get There

The departure and finish point is Ushuaia, Argentina

Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Ushuaia

Vessel, Cabin & Fares

DEPARTURE 07 NOV 2022 | Vessel: Greg Mortimer

TWIN SHARE PER PERSON
Aurora Stateroom Triple Share SOLD OUT
Aurora Stateroom Twin Share From AUD $19,309.95/pp, Twin Share
Balcony Stateroom Category B AUD $21,565.95 From AUD $18,331.05/pp, Twin Share, Save 15%*
Balcony Stateroom Category C AUD $21,142.95 From AUD $17,971.51/pp, Twin Share, Save 15%*
Balcony Stateroom Category A AUD $22,129.95 From AUD $18,810.45/pp, Twin Share, Save 15%*
Balcony Stateroom Superior AUD $26,641.95 From AUD $19,961.46/pp, Twin Share, Save 25%*
Junior Suite AUD $31,999.95 From AUD $23,999.96/pp, Twin Share, Save 25%*
Captain's Suite AUD $37,498.95 From AUD $29,999.16/pp, Twin Share, Save 20%*

 

DEPARTURE 17 NOV 2022 | Vessel: Greg Mortimer

TWIN SHARE PER PERSON
Aurora Stateroom Triple Share AUD $17,476.95 From AUD $13,981.56/pp, Twin Share, Save 20%*
Aurora Stateroom Twin Share AUD $19,309.95 From AUD $15,447.96/pp, Twin Share, Save 20%*
Balcony Stateroom Category B AUD $21,565.95 From AUD $19,409.35/pp, Twin Share, Save 10%*
Balcony Stateroom Category C AUD $21,142.95 From AUD $19,028.66/pp, Twin Share, Save 10%*
Balcony Stateroom Category A AUD $22,129.95 From AUD $18,810.46/pp, Twin Share, Save 15%*
Balcony Stateroom Superior AUD $26,641.95 From AUD $19,961.46/pp, Twin Share, Save 25%*
Junior Suite AUD $31,999.95 From AUD $25,599.96/pp, Twin Share, Save 20%*
Captain's Suite AUD $37,498.95 From AUD $29,999.16/pp, Twin Share, Save 20%*

 

DEPARTURE 19 NOV 2022 | Vessel: Sylvia Earle

TWIN SHARE PER PERSON
Aurora Stateroom Triple Share AUD $17,476.95 From AUD $13,981.56/pp, Twin Share, Save 20%*
Aurora Stateroom Twin Share AUD $19,309.95 From AUD $15,447.96/pp, Twin Share, Save 20%*
Aurora Stateroom Superior AUD $20,578.95 From AUD $17,492.11/pp, Twin Share, Save 20%*
Balcony Stateroom Category B AUD $21,565.95 From AUD $18,331.05/pp, Twin Share, Save 15%*
Balcony Stateroom Category C AUD $21,142.95 From AUD $17,971.51/pp, Twin Share, Save 15%*
Balcony Stateroom Category A AUD $22,129.95 From AUD $18,810.46/pp, Twin Share, Save 15%*
Balcony Stateroom Superior AUD $26,641.95 From AUD $19,961.46/pp, Twin Share, Save 15%*
Junior Suite AUD $31,999.95 From AUD $25,599.96/pp, Twin Share, Save 20%*
Captain's Suite AUD $37,498.95 From AUD $29,999.16/pp, Twin Share, Save 20%*

 

DEPARTURE 29 NOV 2022 | Vessel: Sylvia Earle

TWIN SHARE PER PERSON
Aurora Stateroom Triple Share AUD $18,181.95 From AUD $14,545.56/pp, Twin Share, Save 20%*
Aurora Stateroom Twin Share Unavailable
Aurora Stateroom Superior AUD $21,283.95 From AUD $18,091.36/pp, Twin Share, Save 20%*
Balcony Stateroom Category B AUD $22,411.95 From AUD $19,050.16/pp, Twin Share, Save 15%*
Balcony Stateroom Category C AUD $21,142.95 From AUD $17,971.51/pp, Twin Share, Save 15%*
Balcony Stateroom Category A AUD $22,129.95 From AUD $18,810.45/pp, Twin Share, Save 15%*
Balcony Stateroom Superior AUD $27,769.95 From AUD $20,827.46pp, Twin Share, Save 15%*
Junior Suite AUD $31,999.95 From AUD $25,599.96/pp, Twin Share, Save 20%*
Captain's Suite SOLD OUT

 

DEPARTURE 09 DEC 2022 | Vessel: Sylvia Earle

TWIN SHARE PER PERSON
Aurora Stateroom Triple Share AUD $19,027.95 From AUD $15,222.36/pp, Twin Share, Save 20%*
Aurora Stateroom Twin Share Unavailable
Aurora Stateroom Superior AUD $22,270.95 From AUD $17,816.76/pp, Twin Share, Save 20%*
Balcony Stateroom Category B AUD $23,539.95 From AUD $20,008.96/pp, Twin Share, Save 15%*
Balcony Stateroom Category C AUD $22,834.95 From AUD $19,409.71/pp, Twin Share, Save 15%*
Balcony Stateroom Category A AUD $24,103.95 From AUD $20,488.36/pp, Twin Share, Save 15%*
Balcony Stateroom Superior AUD $29,179.95 From AUD $23,343.96/pp, Twin Share, Save 15%*
Junior Suite AUD $34,960.95 From AUD $26,220.71/pp, Twin Share, Save 20%*
Captain's Suite SOLD OUT

 

Price and promotion discount is subject to change without notice. Please contact us to confirm the cabin availability and prices at time of booking.

Important Notes

At the conclusion of the voyage, we do not recommend booking flights departing Ushuaia prior to 12.00 pm on the day of disembarkation in case there are delays.

Weather & Climate

The coldest continent on Earth, Antarctica has two seasons: summer and winter. The Antarctica travel season occurs in summer from October to February where you will find average temperatures ranging from -10 degrees Celsius to -60 degrees, depending on how far into the continent you travel. January is the warmest season, with temperatures climbing up to 0 degrees Celsius on the Antarctic Peninsula. 

Other Information

Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

Payment Detail
All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.

A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 90 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 90 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.

Single Supplement
All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

General Cancellation Policies
- Outside of 90 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
- Within 90 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
- No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
- We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

Liability
The participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

Child Policy
Please consult travel consultant on age limit.

Changes to Itineraries
Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

Changes in Prices
While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
You need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

Cancellation by The Tour Operator
The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a tour with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the tour has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any tour up to 60 days prior to departure if the minimum number requirement is unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the tour or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

Force Majeure
'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

Evacuations
In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

Travel Insurance
In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.

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