Antarctica Air Cruise

Antarctic Adventure By Air and Sea
Aboard the Ocean Nova, Hebridean Sky, or Magellan Explorer

What to Know Before You Go

PASSPORT

A valid passport is required for your trip. Be sure to check the expiration date. Your passport must be valid for six months after your date of exit from Argentina. In addition, we recommend your passport has at least two completely blank visa pages for every country you will be visiting. It is very important that the blank pages say “Visas” at the top. The last few pages of your passport, which say “Amendments and Endorsements,” and the final page of your passport, which may not have a page number, are not considered to be legitimate visa pages. You can request a new passport or have extra pages inserted in your current passport through a visa service agency or the US Passport Services Office. Be sure to allow sufficient time to acquire this before your trip.

It is a good idea to carry a photocopy of the photo page and the entry stamp page of your passport as an additional piece of identification, as well as two extra passport photos.

VISAS

US citizens do not need a visa for Chile and Argentina.  A Tourist Card is issued to visitors in Chile.

If you are a citizen of any country other than the US, check with a local consulate for entry requirements.

CONTINGENCY PLAN

For Classic Antarctica Air-Cruises
A Contingency Plan is in place for those cases when weather conditions delay the operation of the flight between Punta Arenas and Antarctica. The purpose of the Contingency Plan is to provide travellers with an alternative travel experience while waiting for the weather conditions to improve, and to provide a refund of the cruise fare in case weather conditions prevent clients from reaching Antarctica.

Outbound flight to Antarctica · Until 2PM on Day 4 every effort will be made to transport passengers to Antarctica taking into consideration their safety and the safety of the aircraft. In case such efforts are not successful, the daily program described below will apply:

DAY 2 · Guided tours to sites of historic and wildlife interest in Punta Arenas will be provided. Meals are included as well as accommodation at the same hotel included on Day 1 of the itinerary.

DAY 3 · Guided tours to sites of historic and wildlife interest in Punta Arenas will be provided. Meals are included as well as accommodation at the same hotel included on Day 1 of the itinerary.

DAY 4 · If by 2 PM ANTARCTICA XXI will not be able to transport passengers to Antarctica, the trip will be interrupted. Accommodation with breakfast in a 3-star hotel in Punta Arenas will be provided. No other services or meals will be included. ANTARCTICA XXI or, if applicable, the traveller’s booking agent will refund to each passenger 100% the cruise fare paid for the expedition.

DAY 5 · Group airport transfers are provided. No other services or meals are included.

Return Flight from Antarctica
In case of a delay on the return flight to Punta Arenas from Antarctica, passengers on board the ship will continue cruising to nearby places until the return flight to Punta Arenas is authorized. Full board and all excursions are included. No refund will be extended for any reason whatsoever.

Important Notice on Refunding
Refunding will take place as soon as possible and will release ANTARCTICA XXI from any further liability.

Law and Jurisdiction
This Agreement, its interpretation, and any dispute hereunder shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws and the jurisdiction of the Republic of Chile, with the only exception of the maritime cruise, which is ruled by specific provisions contained in the Cruise Contract. In case of any dispute, the Spanish text of ANTARCTICA XXI’s Terms and Conditions is applicable.