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+44 1756 706500

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

Experience the fastest, most direct route to Antarctica as you fly over the Drake Passage, before joining your ship for an unforgettable expedition voyage, with thrilling Zodiac landings accompanied by a team of polar specialists

Cruise Only
7 nights from £8100pp

Expedition Holiday
  • Antarctica - Credit David Merron
  • Kayaking - Credit Samantha Crimmin
  • Penguins - Credit David Merron
  • Antarctica - Credit Ron
  • Seal - Credit Quark Expeditions
  • Whale - Credit Quark Expeditions

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Save up to 25% PLUS pay in full and save an extra 10%! Applies to selected departures. Book by 31 Mar 2021. Save an extra 10% on Winter 2021/22 departures when paying in full by 31 March 2021. For Winter 2022/23 departures, save an extra 10% when paying in full by 31 May 2021, or an additional 10% and an extra 5% when paying in full at time of booking. Prices shown include all discounts

Book With Confidence! Change your voyage up to 30 days before departure for any reason and receive a future cruise credit. Within 30 days of departure, you can rebook due to Covid-19 reasons Quark will give the options of refund or rebook, if the cruise is cancelled due to Covid-19 reasons. Valid for voyages departing before March 2022, on new bookings made between 1 Feb and 30 April 2021.

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake Special Offer

With no Drake Passage crossing, you can begin exploring Antarctica sooner on this unique expedition cruise.

After an overnight hotel stay in the beautiful Chilean city of Punta Arenas, board your charter flight over the Drake Passage to King George Island. Enjoy your first glimpse of the White Continent as you begin your descent towards the remote South Shetland Islands. After landing, transfer by Zodiac to your ship, ready to set sail for the stunning Antarctic Peninsula.

Spend a memorable few days exploring Antarctica. Keep your camera ready as you board Zodiacs in search of whales, seabirds and majestic icebergs. Beaches dotted with leopard seals and colonies of penguins give way to icy plateaus, all overlooked by dramatic snow- capped peaks. Every day will be an adventure and the experienced Expedition Team will accompany you all the way, providing invaluable insights into the places visited.

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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake Itinerary

Day 1 - Punta Arenas (Chile)

Transfer from the airport to hotel for an overnight stay in Punta Arenas. Be met by a Quark representative at your hotel, where you'll enjoy a welcome dinner and briefing.

Day 2 - King George Island (Antarctica)

Board a charter flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island in Antarctica, crossing over the Drake Passage. Enjoy your first glimpse of Antarctica from above, before beginning your descent to King George Island. After landings there is a one mile walk to the shore to embark, before being transferred by Zodiac to the ship to begin your voyage.

Days 3-6 - Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

Enjoy an unforgettable few days exploring Antarctica. The Captain and Expedition Team will alert you to wildlife sightings as well as educate you on the glaciology, history and wildlife of the region. Zodiac landings enhance this voyage. Each is different but presents new sightings and photo opportunities. One day you might see whales, and the next a colony of penguins. Every day promises to be an adventure.

Day 7 - Punta Arenas (Chile)

Disembark at King George Island for your charter flight across the Drake Passage to Punta Arenas, where there is a hotel stay. Evening is at leisure.

Day 8 - Punta Arenas

After breakfast, check-out of the hotel.

Please note 5 Dec 2021 is 9 days and includes an extra day cruising in Antarctica. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.

Price Includes

  • 5-night or 6-night full board cruise
  • 1-night pre and post-cruise hotel stay in Punta Arenas
  • Charter flights between Punta Arenas and King George Island
  • Overseas transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Wine and beer with dinner during the cruise
  • Soft drinks during bar opening hours during the cruise
  • Complimentary coffee, tea and water at all times during the cruise
  • Zodiac landings and shore landings, walks and hikes
  • Lectures by the Expedition Team
  • Quark Parka to keep
  • Loan of waterproof knee-high boots
  • Port charges and taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights – we can arrange these for you
  • Overseas transfers
  • Optional excursions such as paddling and kayaking
  • Gratuities
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 5th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8460
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    • Dec 11th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8100
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      Blue Water Price from: £8100 Blue Water Price from: £8208 Blue Water Price from: £8496 Blue Water Price from: £9360 Blue Water Price from: £9585 Blue Water Price from: £9585 Blue Water Price from: £12352 Blue Water Price from: £13162
    • Dec 16th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8100
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      Blue Water Price from: £8100 Blue Water Price from: £8208 Blue Water Price from: £8496 Blue Water Price from: £9360 Blue Water Price from: £9585 Blue Water Price from: £9585 Blue Water Price from: £12352 Blue Water Price from: £13162
    • Dec 21st - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8460
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • February
    • Feb 11th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8460
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      Blue Water Price from: £8460 Blue Water Price from: £9027 Blue Water Price from: £9333 Blue Water Price from: £10251 Blue Water Price from: £10800 Blue Water Price from: £10800 Blue Water Price from: £13752 Blue Water Price from: £14616
    • Feb 16th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8460
      Triple Standard Class Lower Deck Twin Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Porthole Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Window Standard Class Superior Premium Class Deluxe Premium Class Suite Premium Class Owners Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £8460 Blue Water Price from: £9027 Blue Water Price from: £9333 Blue Water Price from: £10251 Blue Water Price from: £10800 Blue Water Price from: £10800 Blue Water Price from: £13752 Blue Water Price from: £14616
  • March
    • Mar 1st - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £9540
      Triple Standard Class Infinity Suite Standard Class Veranda Suite Standard Class Superior Suite Premium Class Deluxe Suite Standard Class Owners Suite Standard Class
      Blue Water Price from: £9540 Blue Water Price from: £11088 Blue Water Price from: £10512 Blue Water Price from: £12312 Blue Water Price from: £13176 Blue Water Price from: £14328
    • Mar 6th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £9540
      Triple Standard Class Infinity Suite Standard Class Veranda Suite Standard Class Superior Suite Premium Class Deluxe Suite Standard Class Owners Suite Standard Class
      Blue Water Price from: £9540 Blue Water Price from: £11088 Blue Water Price from: £10512 Blue Water Price from: £12312 Blue Water Price from: £13176 Blue Water Price from: £14328
    • Mar 11th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £9540
      Triple Standard Class Infinity Suite Standard Class Veranda Suite Standard Class Superior Suite Premium Class Deluxe Suite Standard Class Owners Suite Standard Class
      Blue Water Price from: £9540 Blue Water Price from: £11088 Blue Water Price from: £10512 Blue Water Price from: £12312 Blue Water Price from: £13176 Blue Water Price from: £14328
  • December
    • Dec 5th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8460
      Triple Standard Class Lower Deck Twin Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Porthole Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Window Standard Class Superior Premium Class Deluxe Premium Class Suite Premium Class Owners Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £8460 Blue Water Price from: £8712 Blue Water Price from: £9000 Blue Water Price from: £9864 Blue Water Price from: £10368 Blue Water Price from: £10368 Blue Water Price from: £13680 Blue Water Price from: £14616
    • Dec 10th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8460
      Triple Standard Class Lower Deck Twin Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Porthole Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Window Standard Class Superior Premium Class Deluxe Premium Class Suite Premium Class Owners Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £8460 Blue Water Price from: £8712 Blue Water Price from: £9000 Blue Water Price from: £9864 Blue Water Price from: £10368 Blue Water Price from: £10368 Blue Water Price from: £13680 Blue Water Price from: £14616
    • Dec 15th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8460
      Triple Standard Class Lower Deck Twin Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Porthole Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Window Standard Class Superior Premium Class Deluxe Premium Class Suite Premium Class Owners Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £8460 Blue Water Price from: £9256 Blue Water Price from: £9562 Blue Water Price from: £10480 Blue Water Price from: £11016 Blue Water Price from: £11016 Blue Water Price from: £14535 Blue Water Price from: £15529
    • Dec 20th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £9180
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      Blue Water Price from: £9180 Blue Water Price from: £10449 Blue Water Price from: £10773 Blue Water Price from: £11988 Blue Water Price from: £12636 Blue Water Price from: £12636 Blue Water Price from: £16686 Blue Water Price from: £17982

2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • February
    • Feb 8th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8460
      Triple Standard Class Lower Deck Twin Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Porthole Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Window Standard Class Superior Premium Class Deluxe Premium Class Suite Premium Class Owners Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £8460 Blue Water Price from: £10345 Blue Water Price from: £10687 Blue Water Price from: £11713 Blue Water Price from: £12312 Blue Water Price from: £12312 Blue Water Price from: £16245 Blue Water Price from: £17356
    • Feb 13th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8460
      Triple Standard Class Lower Deck Twin Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Porthole Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Window Standard Class Superior Premium Class Deluxe Premium Class Suite Premium Class Owners Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £8460 Blue Water Price from: £9801 Blue Water Price from: £10125 Blue Water Price from: £11097 Blue Water Price from: £11664 Blue Water Price from: £11664 Blue Water Price from: £15390 Blue Water Price from: £16443
    • Feb 18th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8460
      Triple Standard Class Lower Deck Twin Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Porthole Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Window Standard Class Superior Premium Class Deluxe Premium Class Suite Premium Class Owners Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £8460 Blue Water Price from: £9256 Blue Water Price from: £9562 Blue Water Price from: £10480 Blue Water Price from: £11016 Blue Water Price from: £11016 Blue Water Price from: £14535 Blue Water Price from: £15529
  • March
    • Mar 3rd - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £9450
      Triple Standard Class Infinity Suite Standard Class Veranda Suite Standard Class Superior Suite Premium Class Deluxe Suite Standard Class Owners Suite Standard Class
      Blue Water Price from: £9450 Blue Water Price from: £12636 Blue Water Price from: £11988 Blue Water Price from: £15390 Blue Water Price from: £16686 Blue Water Price from: £17982
    • Mar 13th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £9450
      Triple Standard Class Infinity Suite Standard Class Veranda Suite Standard Class Superior Suite Premium Class Deluxe Suite Standard Class Owners Suite Standard Class
      Blue Water Price from: £9450 Blue Water Price from: £12636 Blue Water Price from: £11988 Blue Water Price from: £15390 Blue Water Price from: £16686 Blue Water Price from: £17982

Price Information

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