Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

Quark Expeditions - Fly & Cruise
p.p. in a Shared Cabin, Excludes Flights
Duration 11 days - 10 nights
Departure Punta Arenas, Chile
guests taking a photo from the deck of the ocean adventurer in Antarctica

Check off a travel milestone with this Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle itinerary. Maximise your adventure by skipping the ocean transit and flying over the Drake Passage by charter plane. Once you have flown over the passage, relax and explore the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula by sea, and continue further to reach 66⁰33´ south. Check other achievements off your bucket list as well, such as sea kayaking through channels dotted with icebergs and surrounded by wildlife.

This itinerary is with Quark Expeditions, a company which operates more ships in the polar regions than any other operator. Their vessels, which are optimised for polar travel, range from 128 to 199 passengers and provide an excellent home base for your polar exploration.

Their fleet features strengthened hulls for superior navigation in ice-packed polar waters and boast exceptional levels of comfort and services. From the brand new 5* Ultramarine, to their refurbished and comfortable 3* ships the Ocean Adventurer and Ocean Diamond, or the 4* World Explorer – Quark will ensure your Antarctica adventure is memorable.

Unsure if this Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle  itinerary is right for you? Review our Antarctica destination page for full details on seasonality, routes, ship selection, pricing, expedition inclusions and how North South Voyages can help make your Antarctica dream become reality.


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    DateJan 24 - Feb 03, 2025
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$16,495USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices


Day 1
Arrive in Punta Arenas
Day 2
Fly to King George Island and Embarkation
Day 3 - 5
Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
Day 6 - 7
Antarctic Circle
Day 8 - 9
Northbound Along the Peninsula
Day 10
Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas
Day 11
Depart Punta Arenas



  • Experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and shore landing and cruising per the daily program – Adventure options Hiking, Polar Plunge and Zodiac cruising
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • 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 shore landings
  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • 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
  • A group transfer in Punta Arenas from airport to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas with breakfast
  • A briefing dinner on Day 1 in Punta Arenas
  • A pre-expedition group transfer in Punta Arenas from the hotel to the airport
  • Flights to and from King George Island
  • A post-expedition group transfer in Punta Arenas from the airport to the hotel
  • One night’s post-expedition hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas with breakfast


  • International airfare
  • Passport and applicable visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • 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 shipboard staff and crew
  • Adventure options on expeditions (all weather dependent) that are not included in the cost of the voyage (e.g., sea kayaking, camping, etc.)

Optional Extras:

  • Paddling
  • Sea kayaking
  • Stand up Paddle Boarding

*Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates.