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Antarctica Whale Watching

DEPARTING FROM:UshuaiaFINAL DESTINATION:Ushuaia

DURATION:10 Days/ 9 NightsREGION:AntarcticaSHIP:Hondius

The 'Classic Antarctic' route. This expedition cruise aboard the world's first Polar Class 6 delivers you to wondrous landscapes found in one of the harshest environments on Earth. The great star-actors of Antarctica are the penguins and in total seven species could appear before your very own eyes. Travelling during 

March is also the optimum time to spot the behemoths of the seas, the mighty humpback whale. At just ten days in total, this expedition is ideally suited to travellers with limited time or those keen to see as many whales as possible.

Itinerary

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Hondius

Hondius

Operated by: Oceanwide Expeditions

Launched in mid 2019, the 174-passenger Hondius is the latest addition to the Oceanwide Expeditions fleet of polar ships. Engineered for flexibility above all else, Hondius is optimised for maximum engagement with nature, wildlife, and outdoor activities – because a dynamic environment demands a dynamic vessel, and there is no environment more dynamic than the polar regions. The agility of the Hondius design gives you this opportunity, delivering you to shore as fast as possible so you can enjoy these spectacular landscapes as much as possible.

FORTIFIED POLAR CLASS 6 TECHNOLOGY

Being flexible and fast does not make Hondius frail: It is one of the first civilian vessels in the world to receive a Polar Class 6 notation, the most advanced category of polar cruise ship to date. When you set foot on Hondius, you are indeed choosing the best of modern marine science. 

 

Key Facts

Crew
72
Officers
International
Guests
174
Tonnage
5590
Length
353 Feet / 107 Metres
Width
58 Feet
Speed
15 Knots
Passenger Decks
5
Built
2019
Registry
The Netherlands
Room Grades
Options

The following additional options may be added to your cruise.

Polar Diving

If you’re searching for a way to expand your diving experience, join us on one of our diving cruises. Experienced divers will have the chance to glide through the amazing blue waters of the Arctic or Antarctic.

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$475 Per Person (Indicative pricing in NZD. Sold in USD)
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Inclusions

Your cruise price includes

  • 9 night expedition voyage aboard the Hondius in selected room grade
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
  • Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes
  • Luggage transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in Ushuaia
  • Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation)
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material
     

Your cruise price does not include:

  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
  • Pre- and post- land arrangements
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes
  • Meals ashore
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended - SAVE 20% when purchased with your expedition)
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges
  • Gratuities at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard - The cruise line recommends $8-10 per passenger per day
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Please note: This cruise is sold in USD

The itinerary described is for guidance only. Programmes may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions, the availability of landing sites and opportunities to see wildlife. The final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. 

You must be in good general health and you should be able to walk several hours per day. The expedition is ship-based and physically not very demanding. Although as much time as possible is spent ashore, travellers are welcome to remain aboard the ship if they like. To join most excursions, expeditioners must be able to get up and down the steep gangway from the ship to the water level to board the Zodiacs. Staff will assist travellers in and out of the boats. This will become progressively easier with practice. Ashore it can be slippery and rocky. You are travelling in remote areas without access to sophisticated medical facilities, so you must not join this expedition if you have a life-threatening condition, or need daily medical treatment.

By completing this booking request you acknowledge that you have read and accept Expedition Cruise Specialists' and Oceanwide Expeditions' terms and conditions.

A single supplement of 70% applies for sole use of cabins.

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Antarctica Whale Watching

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ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

FROM USD $475 Per Person (Indicative pricing in NZD. Sold in USD)

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