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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 £9000pp

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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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 6th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £9400
      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: £9400 Blue Water Price from: £9920 Blue Water Price from: £10320 Blue Water Price from: £11280 Blue Water Price from: £11850 Blue Water Price from: £11850 Blue Water Price from: £14925 Blue Water Price from: £15900
    • Dec 12th - 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: £9860 Blue Water Price from: £10200 Blue Water Price from: £11305 Blue Water Price from: £11600 Blue Water Price from: £11600 Blue Water Price from: £14960 Blue Water Price from: £15920
    • Dec 17th - 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: £9860 Blue Water Price from: £10200 Blue Water Price from: £11305 Blue Water Price from: £11600 Blue Water Price from: £11600 Blue Water Price from: £14960 Blue Water Price from: £15920
    • Dec 22nd - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £9400
      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: £9400 Blue Water Price from: £10540 Blue Water Price from: £10965 Blue Water Price from: £11985 Blue Water Price from: £12640 Blue Water Price from: £12640 Blue Water Price from: £15920 Blue Water Price from: £16960

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • February
    • Feb 12th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £9400
      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: £9400 Blue Water Price from: £10200 Blue Water Price from: £10540 Blue Water Price from: £11645 Blue Water Price from: £12320 Blue Water Price from: £12320 Blue Water Price from: £15600 Blue Water Price from: £16560
    • Feb 17th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £9400
      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: £9400 Blue Water Price from: £10200 Blue Water Price from: £10540 Blue Water Price from: £11645 Blue Water Price from: £12320 Blue Water Price from: £12320 Blue Water Price from: £15600 Blue Water Price from: £16560
  • March
    • Mar 2nd - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £10600
      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: £10600 Blue Water Price from: £12320 Blue Water Price from: £12320 Blue Water Price from: £14800 Blue Water Price from: £16320 Blue Water Price from: £18000
    • Mar 7th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £10600
      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: £10600 Blue Water Price from: £12320 Blue Water Price from: £12320 Blue Water Price from: £14800 Blue Water Price from: £16320 Blue Water Price from: £18000
    • Mar 12th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £10600
      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: £10600 Blue Water Price from: £11550 Blue Water Price from: £11550 Blue Water Price from: £13875 Blue Water Price from: £15300 Blue Water Price from: £16875
  • December
    • Dec 6th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £9400
      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: £9400 Blue Water Price from: £10890 Blue Water Price from: £11250 Blue Water Price from: £12330 Blue Water Price from: £12240 Blue Water Price from: £12240 Blue Water Price from: £16150 Blue Water Price from: £17255
    • Dec 11th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £9400
      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: £9400 Blue Water Price from: £10890 Blue Water Price from: £11250 Blue Water Price from: £12330 Blue Water Price from: £12240 Blue Water Price from: £12240 Blue Water Price from: £16150 Blue Water Price from: £17255
    • Dec 16th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £9400
      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: £9400 Blue Water Price from: £11495 Blue Water Price from: £11875 Blue Water Price from: £13015 Blue Water Price from: £12960 Blue Water Price from: £12960 Blue Water Price from: £17100 Blue Water Price from: £18270
    • Dec 21st - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £10200
      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: £10200 Blue Water Price from: £12255 Blue Water Price from: £12635 Blue Water Price from: £14060 Blue Water Price from: £14040 Blue Water Price from: £14040 Blue Water Price from: £18540 Blue Water Price from: £19980

2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • February
    • Feb 9th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £9400
      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: £9400 Blue Water Price from: £11495 Blue Water Price from: £11875 Blue Water Price from: £13015 Blue Water Price from: £12960 Blue Water Price from: £12960 Blue Water Price from: £17100 Blue Water Price from: £18270
    • Feb 14th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £9400
      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: £9400 Blue Water Price from: £11495 Blue Water Price from: £11875 Blue Water Price from: £13015 Blue Water Price from: £12960 Blue Water Price from: £12960 Blue Water Price from: £17100 Blue Water Price from: £18270
    • Feb 19th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £9400
      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: £9400 Blue Water Price from: £11495 Blue Water Price from: £11875 Blue Water Price from: £13015 Blue Water Price from: £12960 Blue Water Price from: £12960 Blue Water Price from: £17100 Blue Water Price from: £18270
  • March
    • Mar 4th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £10500
      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: £10500 Blue Water Price from: £14040 Blue Water Price from: £13320 Blue Water Price from: £17100 Blue Water Price from: £18540 Blue Water Price from: £19980
    • Mar 9th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £10500
      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: £10500 Blue Water Price from: £14040 Blue Water Price from: £13320 Blue Water Price from: £17100 Blue Water Price from: £18540 Blue Water Price from: £19980
    • Mar 14th - Punta Arenas and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £10500
      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: £10500 Blue Water Price from: £14040 Blue Water Price from: £13320 Blue Water Price from: £17100 Blue Water Price from: £18540 Blue Water Price from: £19980

Price Information

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