Crown Cruise Vacations Offers Hurtigruten’s 17-Day Chilean Fjords & Antarctica Expedition - Crown Cruise Vacations
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Crown Cruise Vacations Offers Hurtigruten’s 17-Day Chilean Fjords & Antarctica Expedition
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Princeton, N.J. (June 10, 2011) – Crown Cruise Vacations offers true adventurers the Hurtigruten Chilean Fjords & Antarctica expedition cruise. Bowing to popular demand, Hurtigruten once again features Chile in a 17-day cruise itinerary, departing Nov. 20 and Dec. 4, 2011. Prices per person start at $7,911 per person for double occupancy or $3,516 per person for single occupancy.
This comprehensive expedition affords a unique opportunity to visit the gorgeous landscapes of the Chilean fjords, a large area of uninhabited islands, deep sounds, breathtaking glaciers and narrow passages. From the Beagle Channel, the expedition then sets sail for Antarctica to explore the last great wilderness left on Earth.
“Hurtigruten provides some of the most rugged yet achievable cruise expeditions, providing the ultimate adventure that can be simplified aboard ship,” says Crown Cruise Vacations President Ross Spalding.
A description of this exploration day by day is as follows:
DAY 1 BUENOS AIRES
Arrive in Buenos Aires for overnight stay
DAY 2 USHUAIA
Fly to Ushuaia on the Island of Tierra del Fuego where voyage starts
DAYS 3-7 TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Strikingly rich in natural and historical attractions, the southernmost tip of South America is first port of call. Spend several days exploring this rarely visited part of the continent, including the magnificent Chilean fjords, an area that is practically unknown to all but a few expedition vessels.
Safety is always the first priority on board and the final sailing schedule will be decided by the ship’s captain during the voyage. Intention is to visit a number of places along the coast, including Cape Horn, the Beagle Channel, Puerto Williams, the Magdalena Islands and Punta Arenas.
DAYS 8-9 DRAKE PASSAGE
Named after Sir Francis Drake, the Drake Passage is one of the world’s great seaways, connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Infamous and legendary, it is steeped in the history and lore of exploration and discovery and as the vessel comfortably negotiates its way south there will be a chance to enjoy further educational lectures en route.
DAYS 10-13 ANTARCTICA
When you think you have seen it all, Antarctica turns around and shatters those beliefs. The last great wilderness left on Earth, with its crisp air, towering icebergs and endless white mountain ranges, Antarctica is home to millions of penguins and its seas provide sustenance for thousands of whales. With no permanent human inhabitants, the continent is dedicated to scientific research and peaceful cooperation. Simple words cannot truly convey the feeling of being here, looking upon the vast emptiness of the great white continent. The ice, wind and weather dictate life in Antarctica as well as our route. Every voyage is unique and our experienced crew endeavor to make each one an experience of a lifetime. The final choice of landings will be made in the course of the voyage and from a number of possible landing sites.
DAYS 14-15 DRAKE PASSAGE
Turning north once more, the expedition heads back across the Drake Passage, with some incredible memories and a new understanding of the Antarctic Continent.
DAY 16 USHUAIA
Journey’s end is back in the most southerly town on Earth — a fitting end to a spectacular voyage. Fly to Buenos Aires for an overnight stay in this bustling capital city.
DAY 17 BUENOS AIRES
Transfer to the airport for flight home.
RATES AND INFORMATION
Prices start at $2,813 for early booking single supplement, $6,329 per passenger double occupancy and range to $11,374 for early booking rate.
Prices are in USD per person, double occupancy, subject to withdrawal, valid for North, South and Central American residents only and subject to change without notice. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included in above rates and will be added at time of booking at a rate of $8 per cruise night for all new bookings made on or after April 1, 2011. Ship’s registry is Norway.
VACATION PRICE INCLUDES:
- Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
- Transfers as applicable
- Roundtrip economy class flights between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires including current taxes and surcharges
- 1 night in Buenos Aires before and 1 night after the voyage including breakfast
- Suites include a selection of drinks with meals on board
- Wind and water proof jacket
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Luggage handling
- Optional excursions & gratuities
For more information or to book this Hurtigruten expedition cruise, you can reach Spalding or a Crown Cruise Vacations specialist at 877-283-1114 USA toll-free or +1-609-945-9801 direct dial.
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