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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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Barbara G
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Oregon

You, as a company, should consider yourselves extremely lucky to have Cheryl working for you. She is personable, efficient, and helpful and I have enjoyed working with her over the years! She will be receiving more calls as the years go by! Love her sense of humor and her ability to help me with any problem.
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Suzanne H.
Stars review: 5

Brenda responded promptly to all our questions and concerns. She was very efficient and helpful from the tour quotes to the tour booking. We appreciate all her help and her attention to details.
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Ellie F.
Stars review: 5

Excellent service. Very satisfied. Looking forward to trip.
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Marlene P.
Stars review: 5

Very Professional - great follow-up. All my questions were answered immediately. I was very happy with the customer service.
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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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Ron H.
Stars review: 5

Gabriella has helped me with reservations for 2 different trips. For both trips, she answered all my questions and concerns in a timely manner. She is always professional in her customer service, and her pricing of my trips were excellent. Because of this, I will continue to use Atlas for all my future trips.
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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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Joanna G.
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Richmond, CA

Atlas Cruises & Tours Rock! The quality of customer service provided by the staff is commendable. I vacation at least 2 to 3 times throughout the year and Atlas Cruises & Tours have made planning my upcoming group cruise a wonderful, stress free process.
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Helen R.
Stars review: 5

Texas

Carol is very professional , pleasant and easy to interact with. She resolved any questions or issues I needed to address. I plan on working with Carol to arrange future trips.
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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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