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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

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7 nights from £8167pp

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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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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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 6th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8370
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      Blue Water Price from: £8370 Blue Water Price from: £8640 Blue Water Price from: £8856 Blue Water Price from: £9720 Blue Water Price from: £9585 Blue Water Price from: £9585 Blue Water Price from: £12690 Blue Water Price from: £13500
    • Dec 11th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8370
      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: £8370 Blue Water Price from: £9720 Blue Water Price from: £9963 Blue Water Price from: £10935 Blue Water Price from: £10863 Blue Water Price from: £10863 Blue Water Price from: £14382 Blue Water Price from: £15300
    • Dec 16th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8370
      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: £8370 Blue Water Price from: £8640 Blue Water Price from: £8856 Blue Water Price from: £9720 Blue Water Price from: £9585 Blue Water Price from: £9585 Blue Water Price from: £12690 Blue Water Price from: £13500
    • Dec 21st - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £9000
      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: £9000 Blue Water Price from: £11790 Blue Water Price from: £11790 Blue Water Price from: £13140 Blue Water Price from: £13770 Blue Water Price from: £13770 Blue Water Price from: £18360 Blue Water Price from: £19710

2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • February
    • Feb 9th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8370
      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: £8370 Blue Water Price from: £9180 Blue Water Price from: £9409 Blue Water Price from: £10327 Blue Water Price from: £10224 Blue Water Price from: £10224 Blue Water Price from: £13536 Blue Water Price from: £14400
    • Feb 14th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8370
      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: £8370 Blue Water Price from: £9720 Blue Water Price from: £9963 Blue Water Price from: £10935 Blue Water Price from: £10863 Blue Water Price from: £10863 Blue Water Price from: £14382 Blue Water Price from: £15300
    • Feb 19th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8370
      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: £8370 Blue Water Price from: £9180 Blue Water Price from: £9409 Blue Water Price from: £10327 Blue Water Price from: £10224 Blue Water Price from: £10224 Blue Water Price from: £13536 Blue Water Price from: £14400
  • March
    • Mar 4th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £9360
      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: £9360 Blue Water Price from: £11016 Blue Water Price from: £10512 Blue Water Price from: £13536 Blue Water Price from: £14688 Blue Water Price from: £15768
    • Mar 9th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £9360
      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: £9360 Blue Water Price from: £10327 Blue Water Price from: £9855 Blue Water Price from: £12690 Blue Water Price from: £13770 Blue Water Price from: £14782
    • Mar 14th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £9360
      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: £9360 Blue Water Price from: £10327 Blue Water Price from: £9855 Blue Water Price from: £12690 Blue Water Price from: £13770 Blue Water Price from: £14782
  • December
    • Dec 6th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £10901
      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: £12635 Blue Water Price from: £11400 Blue Water Price from: £10901 Blue Water Price from: £14179 Blue Water Price from: £15319 Blue Water Price from: £16459
    • Dec 16th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £11685
      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: £13395 Blue Water Price from: £12255 Blue Water Price from: £11685 Blue Water Price from: £15034 Blue Water Price from: £16459 Blue Water Price from: £17527
    • Dec 21st - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £11685
      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: £13395 Blue Water Price from: £12255 Blue Water Price from: £11685 Blue Water Price from: £15034 Blue Water Price from: £16459 Blue Water Price from: £17527

2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 11th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £9000
      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: £9540 Blue Water Price from: £9000 Blue Water Price from: £9288 Blue Water Price from: £10440 Blue Water Price from: £11016 Blue Water Price from: £11016 Blue Water Price from: £14328 Blue Water Price from: £15480
    • Jan 16th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £9000
      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: £9540 Blue Water Price from: £9000 Blue Water Price from: £9288 Blue Water Price from: £10440 Blue Water Price from: £11016 Blue Water Price from: £11016 Blue Water Price from: £14328 Blue Water Price from: £15480
    • Jan 21st - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £9000
      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: £9540 Blue Water Price from: £9000 Blue Water Price from: £9288 Blue Water Price from: £10440 Blue Water Price from: £11016 Blue Water Price from: £11016 Blue Water Price from: £14328 Blue Water Price from: £15480
  • February
    • Feb 23rd - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8712
      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: £9180 Blue Water Price from: £8712 Blue Water Price from: £9000 Blue Water Price from: £10152 Blue Water Price from: £10728 Blue Water Price from: £10728 Blue Water Price from: £14040 Blue Water Price from: £14904
    • Feb 28th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £8167
      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: £9180 Blue Water Price from: £8167 Blue Water Price from: £8437 Blue Water Price from: £9517 Blue Water Price from: £10057 Blue Water Price from: £10057 Blue Water Price from: £13162 Blue Water Price from: £13972

Price Information

  • Please note that dates shown are the cruise departure date. Itinerary includes an overnight pre-cruise hotel stay in Punta Arenas.
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a third party price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
  • Prices shown usually include all available discounts
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