The new Antarctic 2020/2021 season introduces new cruise itineraries that allow more time in destination and a wider selection of voyages offering high value and competitive packaging. The latest programs are in addition to our most popular and long-standing Antarctic voyages.
Over the last two years, our ‘fly’ cruise voyages have become a mainstay of our Antarctic programming. Voyages range from the ever-popular Quest for the Antarctic Circle providing direct private air charter out of Punta Arenas to Antarctica in just two and a half hours, to Ultimate Antarctica which encompasses the Weddell Sea. By utilizing Stanley, Falklands Islands as the key port for tourism even port days become an immersive experience. Last year we introduced a private air charter from Santiago, Chile to Stanley, Falkland Islands, saving guests 4.5 hours in flight time as well as time in transit. This new efficient access to destination has been a huge success and is inclusive in voyage packages for 20/21, offering seamless boarding of RCGS Resolute, and a travel time-saver. In addition, a new complimentary pre-cruise hotel night will also be included in the voyage fare.
Experiential voyages with a focus on Marine Mammals and ocean literacy are well-timed in February and March, offering our popular programming featuring Dr. Ari Friedleander and the California Ocean Alliance. These voyages provide guests with opportunities to participate alongside world-leading cetacean experts who are contributing to the creation of marine protected areas in Antarctica. These voyages start and finish in Ushuaia, Argentina.
Additional highlights of the 2020/2021 program include a new extended 19-night voyage to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica by way of King George Island, Antarctica and Stanley, Falkland Islands. Offered December through to early February, this provides more availability to this ever popular route. Early booking incentives include a travel credit deducted from the voyage fare for all new bookings confirmed by August 31st, 2019.
“Our enthusiasm in offering a comprehensive travel package follows an ever increasing demand from our guests looking for convenience, time savings and exceptional experiences during their holiday,” says Catherine Lawton, One Ocean Expeditions’ General Manager. “Our guests are sophisticated travellers who have chosen to travel to the ends of the Earth with us. Our job is to guide them with ease, options and incredible value for the experience. OOE’s ever-growing One Club (repeat travellers) keeps growing year after year, and this is a wonderful testament to OOE’s operation and capacity to deliver personalized experiences to each and every guest travelling with us.” added Lawton.