Antarctica Dec 5-17. 2023

      Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina

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      Adventures For Solo Travelers
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      Dec 5 - 17, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 26
      Antarctica Dec 5-17. 2023
      Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina

      Adventures For Solo Travelers
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      9 reviews

      Dec 5 - 17, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 26

      About this trip

      December 5 to 17, 2023    Antarctica

      Follow short code to web itinerary and more details  https://bre.is/HL2t22ta


      To access your account to edit booking info or pay an invoice, simply follow this link www.afstravelers.wetravel.com 


      Cruise Price

      Standard Outside with Porthole $8475 per person twin share.

      Deluxe Outside with Twin Widows $9175 per person twin share.

      (Price based on a minimum of 18 participants.)

      Deposit $1000 non-refundable after Feb 1.   50% of remaining balance due Feb 1, final is due SEPT 1  Due to demand, the supplier Oceanwide Expeditions requires non-refundable deposits.


      Single cabin note- The cost is high we did not build a booking package.  The cost is an additional 90%.  We will only take special requests from those willing to pay and if available.  (Eg. Std cabin is 16k and Deluxe about $17k). Text your name + Antarctica single and will call you with the exact cost and availability.  


      Be sure you save your confirmation email.  It has a link that will direct you back to your booking in order to make changes or cancel, etc.  


                                      “Kingdom of Ice, Antarctica”   December 5 to 17, 2023    


      It’s a profound experience to visit the White Continent for breathtaking scenery and otherworldly wildlife. Our new “Discovery and Learning voyage” sails deep into this crystal wonderland on the world’s largest ice sheet 2 miles thick. Come channel your inner explorer on a once in a lifetime voyage to the End of the World! There’s nothing like the magic of the blue and white wonder that is Antarctica. Oceanwide Expeditions is the best including all port charges, airport transfer, rubber boots, tours by zodiacs and more! 


      It’s hypnotically beautiful– especially during the “Austral Summer.” December is the best time to visit when temps are tolerable and the sun stays in the sky until midnight. Everyone longs to have the 7th continent stamped in their passport and most state that it’s their “best vacation ever!” Our past six AFS groups loved it. Why repeat again? So many left behind on our waitlist and begging to go. Visitors come here once because it’s a once in a lifetime dream that leaves an indelible mark forever.


      Keep your camera ready as we navigate through the Beagle Channel into the most pristine land on the planet - no roads, no trees and aside from the sounds of giant seabird calls, it’s a world of pure silence. Unexplored just 150 years ago, nature here is pure and flawless. From the Antarctic Peninsula to Shetland Islands, capture a world that looks surreal. Our course depends on the seas, but our sites include Paradise Bay, Danco Island, Neko Harbor, Port Lokeroy, Deception Island, Half Moon Island and more.

      Nothing is more thrilling than exploring by Zodiacs as we weave around iridescent blue icebergs calving set against a backdrop of towering glaciers. We venture ashore for guided walks with the best expedition team. The unique wildlife is spectacular! Look for omnipresent whales, seals, albatross, unique birdlife and belly-flopping penguins of all kinds. They’re as curious about us as we are about them and sheer joy to watch them waddle.


      It all begins where the earth ends in Ushuaia Argentina with so many activities and tours here to enjoy.  Then all aboard! You’ll love our sparkling new advanced ship that just launched with all the amenities that you desire. MV Hondius is the first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world! Surpassing all others, it meets the latest “green and safety standards” with state of the art stabilizers other icebreakers lack. Our smaller ship lends us the best opportunity to explore. She so stylish and holds only 80 cabins and 72 crew. Our expedition leaders have a passion for sharing their in-depth knowledge with you. Each day enjoy guest lecturers, photo workshops, fun activities and gourmet cuisines. Whale sightings are announced by loudspeaker day and night. Also special outdoor activities are included at landings and for the brave, sea kayaks to paddle up close to the ice.


      Demand is HOT now as travelers clamor to top off their bucket list. This trip is limited to only 22 lucky AFS travel lovers, so book fast! Air is easy. Go early or add stopovers in Argentina, if you’d like. Fact - Antarctica always costs a fortune to visit with prices ranging on average 12 to 18K and still so popular, one must book 2 years out. Our new AFS 11 day land and cruise program is less than others for a greater value and we include all shore excursions and port charges! Now is the time to visit this delicate polar region as the ice melts and sea levels rise. Charles Darwin could never have imagined exploring Antarctica would be this good. It’s the ultimate vacation to the most majestic land on earth that’ll take your breath away.


      What’s included

      • Lodging, Tours, Meals
        As stated in itinerary

      What’s not included

      • Int'l air
        International air USA to Buenos Aires, Santiago back to USA and arrival transfer,
      • Travel Insurance

      Available Packages

      CAT A $8475 cabin space 1 man & 1 woman

      At this time, we have two forced single cabins one for man and another for woman.  We need to fill them because they are very expensive, costing over $8000 extra!  Trip is closing soon.


      Standard Outside with Porthole, $8475 per twin share   Final payment due at booking.


      Deposits -  Due to high demand for Oceanwide Expeditions and ship near full, all deposits are non-refundable*.   Initial deposit 50% of cabin due at booking.  Final payment due Sept 1.   This payment structure is based on how we have to pay for our cruise to Oceanwide.   Cancellation terms are strict because the ship is nearly full and we had paid hefty non-refundable deposits to hold 10 cabins.

      (*Name changes are allowed for a nominal fee until August 1, 2023, but we need to find a replacement.)


      NOTE - All passengers, crew, and staff must be fully vaccinated, with their most recent dose taken within the last 270 days (nine months). “Fully vaccinated” is defined as two weeks after receiving both doses in a two-dose series or one dose of a single-dose vaccine. The second dose of a two-dose series may be substituted by a recovery certificate (recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days). The additional vaccine dose, or booster shot, has an unlimited validity period.

      • No obligatory preventive testing will take place on our vessels. Upon request, COVID-19 self-tests are available and can be purchased on board.
      $8,475
      CAT C $9175

      Deluxe with Twin with two Widows $9175 per person twin share.   Deposit after Apr 1 is 50% of total price.  Final due Aug 31


      Deposits -  Due to high demand for Oceanwide Expeditions and ship near full, all deposits are non-refundable*.   Initial deposit 50% of cabin due at booking.  Final payment due Sept 1.   This payment structure is based on how we have to pay for our cruise to Oceanwide.   Cancellation terms are strict because the ship is nearly full and we had paid hefty non-refundable deposits to hold 10 cabins.

      (*Name changes are allowed for a nominal fee until August 1, 2023, but we need to find a replacement.)

      NOTE - All passengers, crew, and staff must be fully vaccinated, with their most recent dose taken within the last 270 days (nine months). “Fully vaccinated” is defined as two weeks after receiving both doses in a two-dose series or one dose of a single-dose vaccine. The second dose of a two-dose series may be substituted by a recovery certificate (recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days). The additional vaccine dose, or booster shot, has an unlimited validity period.

      • No obligatory preventive testing will take place on our vessels. Upon request, COVID-19 self-tests are available and can be purchased on board.
      $9,175
      Deposit: $4,587

      Available options

      Dec 5 Pre-cruise Hotel $128 per night
      $128

      Optional Pre-cruise Hotel $128 Dec 5.  Dec 6 hotel is included in cruise cost.



      Itinerary

      07 December Cruise begin
      Your cruise begins

      Your cruise begins where the world drops off at Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city on the planet. Leave your hotel late afternoon to board our ship MV Hondius by 4:00 PM and find our cabins. The captain and crew will welcome us aboard with a toast and introduction before our ship departs for one of the most remote corners of planet Earth.  During the night, we sail the mountain-fringed Beagle Channel.

      Overnight aboard the MV Hondius (10 nights)       B/D

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      Reviews

      JN
      Epic trip! Challenging enough to whet the appetite for adventure but not so aggressive a trek as to be miserable. Plenty of cultural exploration as well. Great people in leadership, zero disappointments!
      By John N for Epic Annapurna Trek on Top of the World - 2024 on May 23, 2024
      It was a great trip, the guide Krish, and all the other guides and porters were phenomenal. Weather didn't cooperate for views, but that's obviously outside of anyone's control. Last minute changes were handled professionally. I was disappointed with communication prior to the trip and coordination of travel to the location and back. The trip information said there would be group airfare and transport to and from airport, but that changed and I was on my own which was very nerve-wracking being female traveling solo.
      By Allison M for Epic Annapurna Trek on Top of the World - 2024 on May 20, 2024
      Another fantastic AFS experience. Once again Suzy put together a great trip filled with amazing, friendly travelers. I never fail to come home from one of these without a bunch of new friends in addition to all of the wonderful memories.
      By Gregory S L for Epic Annapurna Trek on Top of the World - 2024 on May 14, 2024
      This was my second trip with AFS and once again Suzy put together a fabulous adventure. There were lots of active days exploring the beautiful country of Sri Lanka followed by almost three days of fun in the Maldives. The food and accommodations were both great and were clearly well planned. Our GTL Deanna was the icing on the cake. She made sure that everyone had an enjoyable time and handled any glitches that came up with grace and a sense of humor. This was all together a fantastic experience and I look forward to traveling with AFS in the future!
      By Carol K for Sri Lanka & The Maldives - 2024 on Apr 19, 2024
      This was a great group and a wonderful experience. Loved SriLanka - very beautiful and lush. people very friendly and helpful. Resorts and accommodations were great especially Anatarra. Also loved the relaxation in the Maldives, but would have liked a more upscale resort. Over all, great trip.
      By Joanne P for Sri Lanka & The Maldives - 2024 on Apr 19, 2024
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