Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

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Antarctica is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. Every facet is thrilling and lovely. Its vastness is both humbling and uplifting, as is the ice in all its myriad forms. Relish the penguins—with their endlessly amusing antics, gabbling in their rookeries, bobbing by on a blue berg, or catapulting on to the shore. See mountains rising some 9,000 feet up from the sea and an abundance of marine mammals.

Pricing from
$16,780

GROUP SAVINGS: Save 10% when booking as a group of 6 or more people. Take advantage of these great savings, while enjoying traveling with your friends and family.
BRING THE KIDS: Sharing an expedition with your kids or grandkids is a life-enhancing experience. So, take $500 off the double occupancy price for travelers under 18.

Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
Departure Dates
Nov 8, 2022 - Nov 21, 2022

SHIP

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RESOLUTION

CAPACITY: 126 guests in 69 outside cabins.
REGISTRY: Bahamas. Overall Length: 406 feet.
PUBLIC AREAS: Observation lounge with bar, three dining areas, gym, wellness area, infinity-style outdoor hot tubs, library, main lounge with full service bar, 24-hour beverage, state-of-the-art facilities for films, slideshows and presentations, and a photo workshop area; plus, an expedition base with lockers for expedition gear, and an open Bridge for access to our Captain, officers and the art of navigation.
MEALS: Two restaurants, featuring local, sustainable choices and unassigned seating for flexible, inclusive dining; plus a Chef’s table for intimate, small group dining. Main restaurant has 270º views, and the Observation deck restaurant features lighter, made-to-order fare.
CABINS: All cabins face outside with large windows, private bathroom, and climate controls. Cabins are equipped with expedition command centers with iPad tablets, multiple electrical and USB outlets, TVs, with on demand entertainment, phone, Wi-Fi, clock, barometers, hygrometers, vanity mirror, mini refrigerator, small safe, ice bucket, glasses, hair dryer, reading lights, and an atlas. Luxury linens and pillows. Bathrooms are outfitted with Rain showers and hand-held shower, botanically inspired shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and lotion. Complimentary insulated water bottles. Balcony cabins have hammocks, chairs, and a table.
EXPEDITION TOOLS: Zodiac landing craft, kayaks, snowshoes, cross-country skis, undersea specialist operating a remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and underwater video camera for unique access to polar marine world, hydrophone, aerial remote-controlled camera and video microscope.
SPECIAL FEATURES: A full-time doctor, undersea specialist, world-class photographer, certified photo instructor and video chronicler, an internet cafe and laundry.
WELLNESS: The vessel is staffed by our wellness specialists and features a glass-enclosed yoga studio, gym, treatment rooms and spa relax area, and high and low-heat saunas with ocean views.
SUSTAINABILITY: Lindblad Expeditions takes responsible, sustainable travel to heart. For over 50 years, our expeditions have inspired travelers to protect the ocean, conserve wildlife, bolster local communities, and enable meaningful scientific research. We are 100% carbon neutral and dedicated to green business practices at every level of our operations. When you travel with us, you’ll eat sustainable meals, experience our commitment to single-use plastic-free travel, and be aboard the industry’s first self-disinfecting expedition ships, prioritizing your health and safety. Feel good about exploring with us and preserve the planet for future generations.

 

AIRFARE

FREE ROUND-TRIP AIR, PLUS CHARTER FLIGHTS: Book by Oct. 31, 2022 for free round-trip economy airfare Miami/Santiago, based on group flights, PLUS round-trip economy charter flights, Santiago/Ushuaia.
Complimentary airfare must be ticketed by Lindblad Expeditions, and in the case that Lindblad’s group flight is not available at the time of booking, we reserve the right to issue a credit. Baggage fees may be additional. Offer
valid per person on new bookings only, subject to availability, not valid on extensions, and may not be combinable with other offers.

BEFORE YOU GO FAQs/HEALTH

Travel with confidence. We encourage you to view the Health & Safety protocols currently in effect. Click here for more information.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
COST INCLUDES: Accommodations aboard ship; one hotel night in Santiago; all meals and beverages aboard ship (except certain super premium brands of alcohol); meals on land as indicated; transfers to/from airport if traveling on group flights; all shore excursions, sightseeing, and entrance fees; use of kayaks; taxes, service charges, and all gratuities; services of the ship physician and our expedition staff. Unused services or items included in this program are non-refundable.
NOT INCLUDED: Air transportation (except where shown as included), round-trip charter airfare Santiago/Ushuaia; extensions; passport, visa, and immigration fees; meals not indicated; travel protection plan; items of a personal nature, such as certain premium brands of alcohol, Wi-Fi, voyage chronicle, laundry, etc.
AIRFARE: Airfare is an additional cost (unless otherwise indicated). Sample Airfares: Round-trip Miami/Santiago: Economy from $1,450; Premium Economy from $2,300; Business from $6,800. Charter airfare from $1,490 round-trip Santiago/Ushuaia. Immigration fees are not included. Airfares subject to change. Lindblad will assist in making your air arrangements for a $50 per person service fee.
RESERVATIONS: To confirm your place, an advance payment of US$2,500 per person is required at the time of reservation and is payable by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or check. Receipt of advance payment indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions.
FINAL PAYMENT: Payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Lindblad Expeditions reserves the right to cancel your reservation if payment has not been received by final payment due date.
TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN: National Trust Tours strongly recommends the purchase of trip cancellation insurance, which is available for coverage of expenses in conjunction with cancellation due to covered illness or accident. In the event that you must cancel your participation in a travel program, trip cancellation insurance may be the only source of reimbursement. USI Travel Insurance Services offers a plan designed specifically for National Trust Tours travelers, providing coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Baggage Delay, Baggage Loss, Emergency Medical and more. Plus, you can upgrade your plan with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage for the utmost flexibility. CFAR allows you to cancel your trip for ANY reason at all and be reimbursed up to 70% of your pre-paid, non-refundable trip costs (conditions apply, see plan for details). For additional information, please contact National Trust Tours at (888) 484-8785
ENTRY AND VISA REQUIREMENTS: Guests are advised to verify travel documents (passport/transit visa/entry visa) for the country through which they are transiting and/or entering. Reliable and most current information regarding international travel can be found by contacting the consulate/embassy of the country(s) you are visiting or transiting through. We will not be responsible if you are denied entry or transit into a country, if you are unable to provide valid documents as per the country’s requirement.
SMOKING AND VAPING POLICY: Allowed only in designated outdoor areas.
RESPONSIBILITY AND OTHER TERMS & CONDITIONS: Certain other provisions concerning, among other things, limitations of Lindblad Expeditions’ and National Geographic Expeditions’ (a division of National Geographic Partners, LLC) liability for loss of property, injury, illness, or death during the voyage will be provided to all guests on the ship’s ticket sent prior to departure or upon request. By registering for a trip, the guest agrees to all such terms and conditions.
NOTE: Itinerary and prices listed in this brochure are as of publication date and are subject to change. Under normal conditions the total expedition price is guaranteed at the time of booking. However, the expedition pricing is determined far in advance of initial departure on the basis of then-existing projections of fuel and other costs. In the event of increases in those costs, including but not limited to increases in the price of fuel, currency fluctuations, increases in government taxes or levies, or increased security costs, the right is reserved to adjust the price of your expedition or add a surcharge to cover such unexpected increases. We will always provide an explanation of the reason for increase in costs.
PHOTO CREDITS: Eric Guth, Ralph Lee Hopkins, Sven-Olof Lindblad, Michael S. Nolan, Andrew Peacock, Marco Ricca.
CANCELLATION POLICY
Number of Days Prior to Expedition Start
Per Person Cancellation Fee
180 or more days
$750
179–120 days
Advance payment cost
119–90 days
25% of trip cost
89–60 days
50% of trip cost
59–0 days
No refund
This policy applies to the voyage only. We strongly recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan.

TOUR MAP

Antarctica map

ITINERARY

  • day 1

    U.S./Santiago, Chile

    Depart U.S. this evening on an overnight flight to Santiago.

  • day 2

    Santiago

    Settle into the Mandarin Oriental (or similar) before our guided overview of this vibrant city surrounded by the inspiring Andes. Discover sites like the Plaza de Armas and get a feel for the mix of old and new that makes this city so great. This area is excellent for photos!

  • day 3

    Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina/Embark

    Today we fly by private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. This morning’s flight will bring us over Patagonia before landing in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Enjoy lunch on a catamaran cruise of the Beagle Channel. Embark the National Geographic Resolution and set sail.

  • day 4

    At Sea/Drake Passage

    We awake this morning well into our journey across the Drake Passage. Lying between Cape Horn and the Antarctic Peninsula, the Drake holds a unique place in maritime lore. Sometimes misty and gray, other times calm and clear, crossing the legendary Drake Passage is unforgettable—a milestone in any adventurer’s personal travel history.

  • days 5-10

    Antarctica

    With long hours of daylight at this time of year, we have ample opportunity to explore the Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands. In keeping with the nature of an expedition, our schedule is flexible so that we can take advantage of the unexpected—watching whales at play off the bow, taking an after-dinner Zodiac cruise, or heading out on an unplanned excursion. We anticipate offering opportunities each day to hike, kayak among the ice floes, and experience close encounters with wildlife. You may have the thrill of watching our powerful ship crunch through the pack ice, or step ashore to thousands of Adélie and gentoo penguins. You’ll learn how climate change affects the penguin populations, and how best to capture your images from a world-class photographer. Back aboard, our undersea specialist may present video from that day’s dive or show rare images taken up to 1,000 feet below the surface using our ROV. Our expert staff will craft an expedition where you will learn, see, and experience the wonders of the seventh continent.

  • days 11-12

    At Sea

    As we sail back to Ushuaia, an albatross or two may join the avian escort of seabirds that cross our bow, and our spotters will keep an eye out for marine life. There’ll be plenty of time to enjoy a wellness treatment, log sometime in the gym, or catch up on the book you haven’t had a minute to read. Celebrate our voyage at a farewell dinner on board.

  • days 13-14

    Ushuaia, Argentina/Disembark/Santiago/U.S.

    After breakfast, we disembark in Ushuaia. Fly by charter to Santiago and connect with your overnight flight home. Please confirm departure and arrival cities and dates before booking your flights.

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