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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Duration: 11 Days
Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
Ship: Ocean Diamond

Experience the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula in 11 days. Conquer the famed Drake Passage in your choice of four stabilized, polar-class vessels; explore majestic natural environments by zodiac and on foot; get up close and personal with penguins, whales and other wildlife; and enjoy talks on history, biology and glaciology by onboard polar experts. You can personalize your adventure with options that suit your interests, and cross the 7th Continent off the list—your way. 

This itinerary allows you to the opportunity to experience our pioneering new vessel, Ultramarine. This purpose-built vessel is designed to extend the boundaries of polar exploration and offer an unmatched Antarctic experience, including a flightseeing tour you’ll never forget and a range of adventure options more extensive than any other ship in its class. 

March 6 - 16, 2022 
Double Room - Outside Stateroom (Twin Obstructed View Room)
$12,920* CAD per person base double occupancy

• Includes 15% Early Booking Bonus - Savings of $4,560 per couple!
• Receive an exclusive $500 USD Credit per couple to use onboard
• Secure your cabin with just 10% down, instead of the usual 20%
• Save an additional $2,584 per couple when paying in full by March 31, 2021

Other dates & cabin categories available.

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Twin Obstructed View Room: Approximately 200 sq. ft. (19 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window (the view is obstructed). Located on the Captain’s Deck, these cabins have a private bathroom with shower. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin.

Risk-free cancellation. Easy & Flexible Rebooking. 100% Money Protected.
For bookings made by January 31, 2021 for voyages up to March 2022

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Rates include the following:

- Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities 
-  All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
-  All shore landings as per the daily program
-  Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
-  All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage (Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible. Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals.)
- Select beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
-  Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
- A photographic journal documenting the expedition
-  A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
-  An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
-  Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
-  All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
-  All luggage handling aboard the ship
-  Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person 
-  Group arrival transfer in Ushuaia from airport to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
-  One night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia with breakfast (Note: The number of guests per room is the same as cabin occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms at the hotel. Triple rooms may not be available.)
Group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day
-  Group departure transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from ship to local airport or to luggage storage facility

Rates do not include the following:

-  International airfare
-  Passport and applicable visa expenses
-  Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
-  Meals unless otherwise specified
-  Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
-  Excess-baggage fees on international flights
-  Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
-  Laundry, bar, massage services and other personal charges, unless specified
-  Phone and Internet charges
-  Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for expedition staff and shipboard crew
-  Additional overnight accommodation
-  Arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated
-  Adventure Options not listed in Included Activities


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Day 1 
Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina
You will begin your journey in Ushuaia, a small but bustling port town at the tip of South America. This Argentine town is an ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for your adventure ahead. Get active in the mountains or enjoy handcrafted chocolate at a café in town.

Day 2 
Embarkation Day
Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation as you depart—the next time you see land, you’ll be in the world’s most southern continent!

Days 3 and 4 
Crossing the Drake Passage
Your days at sea are filled with presentations led by your Expedition Team who will prepare you for the wildlife, glaciology and history that will greet you upon your arrival. In between presentations, spend time on deck looking for wildlife or chatting with your shipmates over a drink at the bar.

Days 5 to 8 
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
The most common reaction upon reaching the White Continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is beyond words, since few places are as untouched and enduring as Antarctica. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every time we visit Antarctica, we witness something new or unexpected, which means that your expedition will be unlike any other—creating a unique, personal experience.
Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. Your Expedition Team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are hiking the Antarctic landscape, visiting a research station or consorting with chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins, all of which can be found here. Keep an eye out for Weddell, fur, crabeater and leopard seals as well as curious whales, such as humpbacks, fins, or perhaps orcas while on a Zodiac cruise. Each excursion will present a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep your camera busy.
Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier.
Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to inspire and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.

Days 9 and 10 
Crossing the Drake Passage
The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team and celebrate the experiences shared exploring Antarctica.

Day 11 
Disembark in Ushuaia
You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning, which allows for you to continue your adventure onward or catch your flights home.


INCLUDED ACTIVITIES:

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*Terms & Conditions:

Price quoted is per person, based on double occupancy, and reflects 15% Early Booking Bonus savings. Airfare extra. All rates are per person in CAD for cruise only.

Early Booking Savings up to 25%: Offer valid for new bookings as of December 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021 for Antarctica departures between October 2021 to March 2022 on select voyages. Bookings made after the promotion period will not qualify for the savings. Must quote promo code(s) and provide passengers' full names at time of booking. Rates/savings per person. Only combinable with 10% Pay-in-Full Savings, Reduced Deposit, and valid gift cards. Applies to voyage full fare only; cabins limited. Not applicable to Transfer Package, Adventure Options, additional hotel accommodation, pre/post tours, insurance, flights, or group bookings. Quark Expeditions® has the right to limit, change or discontinue promotion at any time without notice. Excludes triple and single occupancy cabins. No cash value. Brochure Terms & Conditions apply.

50% Reduced Deposit: New bookings made December 1, 2020 through to January 31, 2021 for all Antarctic departures between October 2021 to March 2022 only need a 10% deposit instead of the regular 20% to confirm. The remaining balance is not due until 120 days prior to the voyage start date. All offers are capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply. Not applicable to a charter, group, separately negotiated rates and/or terms outside of our public offers. Brochure Terms & Conditions apply. 

Additional 10% Savings when paid in full: Offer valid for new bookings made between December 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021 for Antarctic departures between October 2021 to March 2022 on select voyages. Guests will receive 10% additional savings on the voyage fare only after other combinable promotions are applied and if full payment is received no later than March 31, 2021. Full payment includes the voyage fare and any outstanding balances on the booking (air, hotels, transfers, Adventure Options, pre/post tours and insurance). Must quote promo code. Bookings made after the promotion period, if partial payments are made or if full payment is received after the promotion period will not qualify for the savings. Brochure Terms & Conditions apply. 

Virtuoso Amenity: $250 USD credit per person to use onboard at the Polar Boutique. 

Book with Confidence Policy:
*FUTURE TRAVEL REFUND CREDIT (FTRC) 
a.    The FTRC may be redeemed on any voyage operated by Quark Expeditions which departs within 3 years of the original canceled voyage departure date.   
b.    The FTRC will be issued in the name of traveler for the amount of the payments  received by Quark Expeditions as of the time of cancellation in respect of the cruise fare, extra hotel nights, transfer packages and/or adventure options.
c.    No FTRC or any other credit will be given for flights, fees and pre/post packages purchased through Quark Expeditions and such services are subject to terms and conditions of those service providers. Please contact Quark Expeditions for details of such and the relevant cancellation charges.
d.    If the rebooked voyage is more than the FTRC value, the guest must pay the difference.
e.    A FTRC may only be used once and towards one voyage. Should a voyage cost be less than the value of the FTRC then any remaining balance can only be used for additional services or ancillary extras relating to the rebooked voyage provided such are booked a minimum of 7 days prior to the voyage start day. After this date, the remaining value of the FTRC is forfeited.
f.    The FTRC is combinable with in-market promotions. Exceptions may apply. 
g.    The FTRC is 100% non-refundable
h.    The FTRC can only be redeemed against a new booking, and cannot be used to pay the deposit to an existing booking, applied to a past booking or a booking that has been paid in full.
i.    The FTRC cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent
j.    A maximum of 100% of the value of the FTRC can be transferred once to a friend or family member to be used against a new booking. This offer is subject to Quark Expeditions’ approval prior to creation of the new booking and is subject to that person accepting Quark Expeditions’ then applicable Booking Terms and Conditions when using their FTRC to book a Quark Expeditions voyage.
k.    Transfer requests must be made in writing to Quark Expeditions.  No partial transfers of a FTRC is permitted.
l.    When a guest elects to cancel their voyage, in order to be eligible for a Future Travel Refund Credit, the guest’s booking file must be in good standing where all payments are up to date as per payment scheduled agreed to at the time of booking. Standard Booking Terms and Conditions will apply for any files that are in arrears (late payments). 
m.    The then applicable Booking Terms and Conditions apply to all bookings made using the FTRC.
n.    Should you cancel your rebooked voyage made with an FTRC either in whole or in part then cancellation charges will be as per the Standard Booking Terms and Conditions save that if they provide for any cash refund then where the booking was made using a FTRC then any refund due up to the value of the FTRC shall be issued in the form of a further FTRC and not cash and such FTRC shall be capped at 100% of the original FTRC value issued for your originally canceled booking. 
o.    If Quark Expeditions cancels a voyage where an FTRC has been used then Standard Booking Terms and Conditions apply save that notwithstanding anything else in those terms a new FTRC will be issued with a new expiration date of 3 years from date of the canceled voyage and no cash refund in respect of the FTRC element of the booking shall be provided.  
p.    In the event of a FTRC issued by error, with an incorrect monetary value or other details incorrect, we reserve the right to void the refund credit and issue a new one and shall have no liability whatsoever in respect of the first refund credit and any decisions made by you in respect of the same.
q.    We are not responsible for lost, stolen or destroyed FTRCs.
r.    These FTRC terms shall be governed by the law and jurisdiction in the Booking Terms and Conditions which applied to the original booking in respect of which the FTRC has been issued.
s.    FTRCs are not issued to any party that booked a charter, group, separately negotiated rates and/or terms outside of our public offers or otherwise did not accept the standard Booking Terms and Conditions for their original booking. Please contact your group or charter agent directly. 
t.    Guests who have booked through a Tour Operator or agent may be subject to separate booking terms and conditions.  If a guest booked through a Tour Operator, please contact your Tour Operator agent directly. In such circumstances these FTRC rights and terms and conditions do not apply 
u.    Offer may be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice.