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Seabourn

Special Reduced Cruise Fares.

Holland America Line

$100 per Person Deposit and Onboard Coupons.

Holland America Line

$200 per Person Deposit and Onboard Coupons.

Holland America Line

$300 per Person Deposit and Onboard Coupons.

Hurtigruten

Ask About Special Air Inclusive Prices.

SilverSea Cruises

10% Savings When Paid in Full.

SilverSea Cruises

$1,000 per Suite Shipboard Credit AND 1-Category Suite Upgrade

Crystal Cruises

Up to $1,000 per Person Savings.

2019 Escorted Antarctica Tours

2018 Escorted Antarctica ToursThe Arctic Peninsula, which stretches in the direction of South America, is the coldest, driest, most desolate uninhabited continent on Earth. It is visited by only scientists and adventure travelers. Well over 90% of Antarctica is covered with ice and surrounded completely by water. On most 2018 Antarctica cruises, you would depart Ushuaia, Argentina or Punta Arenas, Chile one of three ways:

  • Small Expedition Ship
  • Luxury Ship, or...
  • Fly/Cruise Combination

Some Antarctica expeditions include camping in Antarctica, kayaking in Antarctica, whale watching in Antarctica, and wildlife viewing. If you are cruising from Ushuaia or Punta Arenas, you'll be cruising the Drake Passage or Mar de Hoces (Sea of Hoces), named after Francisco de Hoces who was a Spanish sailor who during the Loaisa Expedition in 1526 was said to precede Sir Francis Drake's expedition by over 50 years. The Drake Passage, which historians in both Argentina and Chile believe should be renamed Mar de Hoces is a 600 mile wide tumultuous body of water lying between Cape Horn and Antarctica. Some consider the voyage to be a rite of passage into Antarctica due predominantly to what is known as The Drake Shake, named after the rough seas caused by the unpredictable weather patterns. The Drake Passage Crossing takes approximately 48 hours and that's if you're traveling through favorable conditions.

Landing Rights are required in order to step foot onto Antarctica...  Antarctica Tour operators and cruise lines that offer Antarctica alike must be members of IAATO (International Association Antarctica Tour Operators), companies that are committed in supporting and preserving Antarctica. There are a total of fifty travel companies that are currently IAATO Members that provide 2018 trips to Antarctica.

Traveling to Antarctica can run a pretty penny, actually, tens of thousands of pennies, which is why it's important to know that there is much to be saved when knowing where to look...

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Denise M.
Stars review: 5

Seattle

I wanted to send you this brief note to tell you what a great job Gabriela has done in planning our trips over the last four years. She is efficient, courteous and promptly responds to requests. She goes above and beyond and researches various trip options while trying to get us the best deal. She has saved time and money and makes her clients feel valued and appreciated. Thanks to her, I have not had to haggle with travel and airline companies about trip details or prices. Your company is very lucky to have her as an employee. I wish her continued success with your company.
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Sandra M.
Stars review: 5

I am very satisfied with Brenda. She does a great job. She booked a trip for us in South America, so we called her again to book this trip. She is very personable and efficient.
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Lee B.
Stars review: 5

Alex is very responsive and professional. The level of service exceeded my expectations. I will use you again and refer your company to others.
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Anthony F.
Stars review: 5

Indiana

The overall service from Alex exceeded our expectations. He was very efficient and had great attention to the details of our trip. When i plan my next tour, I will use Alex and Atlas again.
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Maida M.
Stars review: 5

Brenda was on the ball because she realized I had booked my departure incorrectly and was flying into the wrong airport for the tour. She called me at home and I was able to correct it with the airline at no additional cost to me. I was very thankful !
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Maurice B.
Stars review: 5

Burt was very helpful and responded quickly. He had the answers to my questions. He was very professional and did a great job.
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Anita W.
Stars review: 5

It was a pleasure working with Brenda Wachs. She provided all the information I needed to book this tour. She was wonderful to work with and when and if I plan to book another tour, I will definitely use your company and Brenda as my travel agent.
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Sonja R.
Stars review: 5

Campbell, CA

The Atlas Group makes your traveling/cruising experience effortless. It was very easy to contact them whether by phone or email you would always get a response within (1) business day or less. I am very pleased with Atlas travel and will continue to use them going forward for many travels in the future.
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Maria T.
Stars review: 5

Carol was a pleasure to work with. I felt that she was very knowlegeable, pleasant and very easy going. She made this process very easy.
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Laurel L.
Stars review: 5

Alex responded promptly and I was very pleased with the professional service. Thanks!

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