Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Enjoy an eight-day air-cruise to Antarctica.

A Complete Antarctica Experience

Our most popular itinerary with the perfect amount of time to explore Antarctica.

Classic Antarctica


8 Days/ 7 Nights

Departure city

Punta Arenas

Itinerary Air-Cruise

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Optional extras

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Ship options


From 11,495 to 21,995 USD


From 12,995 to 26,995 USD


From 12,995 to 25 USD

Price range based on ship’s triple cabin and highest cabin categories. See full pricing in our brochure.

Itinerary at a Glance

The Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise is our most popular itinerary. Once arriving by flight to Antarctica, you will sail between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Enjoy seeing ice-filled fjords and spectacular icebergs, while spotting penguins, seals, and whales that call the White Continent home. This trip is available on all three of our expedition ships.

  • Day 1: Punta Arenas Arrival Arrive in Punta Arenas before 2:00 pm, where you will be welcomed by the Antarctica21 staff and transferred to your hotel. Today, you will have a mandatory briefing with important trip information. In the evening, enjoy dinner of typical Chilean food with your fellow adventures.
  • Day 2: Flight to Antarctica Begin your adventure with a scheduled two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island in Antarctica. Upon landing the clear Antarctic air will fill your lungs as you walk to your expedition ship. This 2km (1.25-mi) will take you past Chile´s Frei Station and Russia´s Bellingshausen Station.
  • Days 3 - 6: Exploring Antarctica Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing among the spectacular landscapes Antarctica offers. Each day, you disembark by Zodiac and explore the continent with our expert guides. On board, you will enjoy educational programs and presentations. No journey is the same and flexibility is key to success in Antarctica.
  • Day 7: Return Flight to Punta Arenas Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding your flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival from the 7th continent, transfer to your hotel for the night and enjoy an evening at your own leisure.
  • Day 8: End of Air-Cruise Today, your air-cruise offically ends. After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Why Antarctica21

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Each day you can disembark your expedition vessel by Zodiac and explore the landscapes together with our expert polar guides.

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You can enjoy a day of kayaking on in the austral waters of Antarctica during your cruise.

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In the company of our expert polar guides, visit a colony of penguins while hiking on the 7th continent.

Choose a Ship

The Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise is available on all three of our expedition ships.


This ship is a sturdy and nimble expedition vessel that was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland. It has a strengthened hull that is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica. The ship was fully refurbished in 2006 and since then has benefitted from annual upgrades and improvements.

From 11,495 to 21,995 USD

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New and modern, this expedition vessel was custom-built for our Antarctic air-cruises to the latest Polar Code specifications.

From 12,995 to 26,995 USD

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Magellan Explorer was custom-built for Antarctic air-cruises.

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Public spaces that are perfect for relaxing and wildlife watching.

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Built for fast and efficient landings, with 10 Zodiac boats for wildlife watching.

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Seven categories of accommodations, all which invite nature in.


A small, all-suite expedition vessel, this ship was built in 1992 and refurbished in 2005. In 2016, the ship underwent an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation that transformed it into one of the finest small ships in the world.

From 12,995 to 25 USD

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Explore Further

Find more stories from Antarctica in our A21 journal.

Ready to Start Planning?

Antarctica is like no other place on Earth, and we would love to welcome you there. Complete this short form to receive a customized quote from our team and start planning your Antarctic air-cruise today!