Early Booking Discount

2019-2020 Season
Feb 4-Feb 15, 2020 departure
:
15% discount for new bookings aboard the Island Sky.
Applies to new bookings only under deposit by Nov 30, 2019. Based on availability and cannot be combined with any other offer.

2020-2021 Season
Nov 20, 2020; Feb 6, 2021; Feb 16, 2021 departures:
$1000-$1500 discount for all cabin categories except Triple and Porthole Suites
Bookings must be under deposit by Dec 31, 2019

Expedition Cruise to the White Continent

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.

Fall 2019-Spring 2020
Arrival & Meeting Place
Ushuaia, Argentina
Hotel Name:  Arakur Resort and Spa (or similar)
Date: Day 1
Suggested arrival time: Any time (though suggested to arrive before dinner)

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

If you are connecting in Buenos Aires to a flight to Ushuaia, you should allow at least three hours connection time, as a transfer between the international airport (EZE) and the domestic airport (AEP) can take over an hour. An arrival transfer in Ushuaia is not included in the cruise cost so please plan to make your own way to the group hotel for overnight. On Day 2, you will be transferred to the boat for boarding in the afternoon.
Departure
Ushuaia, Argentina
Date: Day 12
Suggested departure time: Noon

Suggested Airport for Departure
Ushuaia, Argentina (USH) to Buenos Aires (AEP/EZE)

You will disembark in Ushuaia at about 8:00 a.m on Day 12, subject to weather and sea conditions en route. A transfer will be provided from the ship to the Ushuaia Airport or downtown Ushuaia if you prefer.  If you need to transfer in Buenos Aires from the domestic (AEP) to the international airport (EZE), allow at least four hours connection time in order to accommodate required customs and security checks. 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 pm and 12:00 am.