Early Booking Discounts

Feb 26-Mar 12, 2019 departure:
20% Booking Discount for any available cabin category

Adventure to Extreme Southern Latitudes
aboard the Island Sky or Sea Spirit

Arrival & Departure Information

Please review the following information before confirming your flight arrangements to Buenos Aires/Ushuaia. Many Antarctica travelers like to begin their journey by spending a few days in Buenos Aires to get over jet lag and also to allow for any possible weather delays en route. Note that cruises are not like other trips—if you arrive late, you miss the sailing and you can’t catch up.

It is always an overnight flight to reach Buenos Aires from the US, so you will have to book your flights to depart the US a day prior to the start of the trip. Buenos Aires has two airports; please book your flights to EZE, Buenos Aires’ international airport.

International Air Travel
You are responsible for making your own arrangements for flights to and from Argentina. Airlines with the most convenient schedules for this trip include:

American Airlines (via Miami or Dallas)     
Phone: 800-433-7300       
www.aa.com 
   
Delta Airlines (via Atlanta)
Phone: 800-241-4141
www.delta.com
 
Airport codes: Miami (MIA); Buenos Aires, Argentina International Airport (EZE); Buenos Aires Domestic Airport (AEP) Ushuaia(USH)

Please do not purchase your tickets until you are confirmed on the trip. Once your tickets have been purchased, please send us a copy of your airline schedule so we can reserve your airport transfers. It is your responsibility to ensure your flight times coordinate with the arrival and departure logistics for this trip.

2020 - 2021 Departures

Please review the following information before confirming your flight arrangements to Buenos Aires/Ushuaia. Many Antarctica travelers like to begin their journey by spending a few days in Buenos Aires to get over jet lag and also to allow for any possible weather delays en route. Note that cruises are not like other trips—if you arrive late, you miss the sailing and you can’t catch up.

It is always an overnight flight to reach Buenos Aires from the US, so you will have to book your flights to depart the US a day prior to the start of the trip. Buenos Aires has two airports; please book your flights to EZE, Buenos Aires’ international airport.

Arrival & Meeting Place
Ushuaia, Argentina
Hotel Name: Arakur Hotel & Resort
Date Day 1
Time: Anytime

Suggested Airport for Arrival
Ushuaia (USH) via Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE/AEP)

If you are connecting in Buenos Aires to a flight to Ushuaia the same day, you need to allow at least three hours connecting time because you must transfer from the international airport to the domestic airport, which takes 30 to 45 minutes. Upon arrival in Ushuaia, transfers will be provided to the group hotel for an overnight. On Day 2, you will be transferred to the boat for boarding in the late afternoon.

Departure
Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 15

Suggested Departure Airport
Ushuaia (USH) to Buenos Aires (AEP/EZE)
Suggested departure time: Noon   

You will disembark in Ushuaia at about 9:00 am. A transfer will be provided from the boat to the Ushuaia airport. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires Domestic Airport (AEP), transfer on your own to Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE) to connect to your international flights to the U.S. You need to allow at least three hours connection time (four hours to be safe) for customs and security check in. The international airport can be congested and the lines very long, especially in the early evening, as most flights to the US depart between 10:00 and 12:00 pm.

International Air Travel
You are responsible for making your own arrangements for flights to and from Argentina. Airlines with the most convenient schedules for this trip include:

American Airlines (via Miami or Dallas)     
Phone: 800-433-7300       
www.aa.com 
   
Delta Airlines (via Atlanta)
Phone: 800-241-4141
www.delta.com
 
Airport codes: Miami (MIA); Buenos Aires, Argentina International Airport (EZE); Buenos Aires Domestic Airport (AEP) Ushuaia (USH)

Please do not purchase your tickets until you are confirmed on the trip. Once your tickets have been purchased, please send us a copy of your airline schedule so we can reserve your airport transfers. It is your responsibility to ensure your flight times coordinate with the arrival and departure logistics for this trip.

Additional Cruise Information

Further information about the cruise will be sent approximately four months prior to departure. This packet will include a packing list and other important details. Final meeting and departure instructions, including contact information, will be sent about three weeks prior to departure.