National Geographic Explorer - Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia
The newly renovated National Geographic Explorer is an ice-class polar expedition vessel accommodating 148 guests in 81 outside cabins, all with private facilities, climate controls, and windows or portholes. It is fully stabilized, enabling it to navigate polar passages while providing comfort. It has been freshly redesigned to provide travelers with the most innovative tools for exploring the undersea, the polar regions and key destinations around the globe. The ship houses technology for sea exploration, such as Zodiacs, kayaks, hydro-phones, underwater HD cameras and a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV).
Public areas include two restaurants, a lounge and bar, library, observation lounge, spa, fitness center, and sauna. A mud room with lockers provides storage for guests’ expedition gear. Meals are served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Menu is international with local flair.
2013/2014 Itinerary, Dates & Fees
Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia Itinerary
Day 1: U.S./Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 2: Buenos Aires/Overnight Hotel
Day 3: Buenos Aires/Ushuaia, Argentina embarkation
Day 4: At Sea
Days 5-6: Falkland Islands
Day 7-8: At Sea
Day 9-13: South Georgia
Days 14-15: At Sea
Days 16-20: Antarctica
Days 21-22: At Sea
Day 23: Ushuaia, Argentina/Disembark/Fly to Buenos Aires
Day 24: Arrive U.S./Home
Nov 7 - Dec 1, 2013 & Feb 15-Mar 11, 2014
Double occupancy fees (per person) -
Category 1: $20,740
Category 2: $22,240
Category 3: $23,260
Category 4: $24,350
Category 5: $29,890
Category 6: $34,490
Category 7: $39,990
Single occupancy fees -
Category 2: $27,790
Category 3: $28,990
Deposit: $1800 per person ($150 non-refundable)
Accommodations aboard ship and one hotel night in Buenos Aires pre-embarkation, all meals aboard ship and lunch on Day 2 in Buenos Aires, services of Expedition Leaders and Staff, some gratuities, transfers to and from group charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, shore excursions, use of kayaks (where available), services of a ship physician on most voyages, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, taxes and service charges.
Travel to and from Buenos Aires, charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, all meals ashore except lunch on Day 2, alcoholic beverages, gratuities for Expedition Team and Ship’s Crew, passport, visa and immigration fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (telecommunications, laundry, etc.), airline baggage fees, optional travel insurance.
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