Ocean Diamond: Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia
The Ocean Diamond is a sleek, modern, stable super-yacht—a polar expedition vessel beautifully designed for traveling to Antarctica. Because the Ocean Diamond is faster than most other tourist vessels making the voyage, its passengers will gain an additional 12 hours accessing the wildlife, rugged beauty and adventure activities an Antarctic expedition has to offer. The newly refurbished 406-foot-long ship carries a maximum of 189 passengers. Seven classes of accommodations offer a variety of single, twin and triple cabin and suite configurations. All cabins have en-suite facilities, outside views, flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Suites also have private outdoor balconies. An elevator provides access between decks. The Ocean Diamond’s staff and crew of 144 provide a nearly one-to-one ratio with guests, ensuring outstanding service. The vessel’s onboard facilities and amenities are impressive. In addition to an excellent restaurant and bar, the Ocean Diamond has a theater-style auditorium for "Expert-in-Residence" lectures by polar researchers and scientists, a Polar Library well stocked with books and DVDs, a photography program that includes the services of a resident photography instructor, a clinic with licensed doctor, a Massage & Wellness program offering yoga classes, aromatherapy treatments and massage therapy. Every traveler aboard the Ocean Diamond receives a free one-year enrollment in the Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute association, along with a financial contribution to the institute from the ship.
Antarctica, Falklands, & South Georgia Itinerary
Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2: Embarkation Day
Day 3: At Sea
Days 4 & 5: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Days 6 & 7: At Sea
Days 8-11: South Georgia
Days 12 & 13: At Sea
Days 14-17: South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
Days 18 & 19: Drake Passage
Day 20: Ushuaia disembarkation
2013/2014 dates & fees
Dates: Nov 14-Dec 2, 2013
Balcony Suite: $24,595
Single Obstructed View: $19,695
Twin Window: $14,595
Twin Porthole: $13,795
Triple Cabin: $9,495
Deposit: 20%, minimum $1,000 USD pp, Bookings within 120 days of departure require full payment.
Shipboard accommodations and one night pre-embarkation hotel accommodation in Ushuaia, meals from breakfast on Day 2 to breakfast on final day, coffee, tea and cocoa, all shore landings, zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program, services of Expedition Leaders and Team, guest speakers and ship’s crew, group transfer to the airport upon disembarkation, photographic journal on DVD, waterproof expedition boots on loan, a parka to keep, luggage handling aboard ship, miscellaneous service taxes and port charges, Emergency Evacuation Insurance to maximum benefit of USD $100,000 per person. Included activities: snowshoeing, photography.
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, meals ashore except breakfast on Day 2, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages except coffee, tea, and cocoa, gratuities for Crew, Hospitality and Expedition Team members, passport and visa fees, optional activities (kayaking, mountaineering, camping or cross-country skiing), airport transfer on Day 1, items of a personal nature (shipboard and land telecommunications, souvenirs, laundry, etc.), airline baggage fees, government arrival and departure taxes, optional travel insurance. Activities not included: kayaking, camping.
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