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Seabourn

Special Reduced Cruise Fares.

Hurtigruten

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Lindblad Expeditions

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Lindblad Expeditions

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Lindblad Expeditions

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Lindblad Expeditions

$1,000 per Person Savings for Children Under 18.

SilverSea Cruises

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SilverSea Cruises

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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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Joanna G.
Stars review: 5

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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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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Shikh S.
Stars review: 5

Good service and Sandi was very helpful. Clients need all details as normally they are far away from your office and with the time difference of 10-12 hours it is the prompt reply with all details makes the difference between good and bad service.
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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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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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Judith K.
Stars review: 5

Excellent and almost immediate service. Plus saved me more money than I anticipated.
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Jun F.
Stars review: 5

It was good experience working with Atlas, thank you - we are excited for our vacation!
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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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Stephen T.
Stars review: 5

Very satisfied. Very professional agent. We have booked this tour and are excited to go. We dealt with an excellent travel agent, and I will not hesitate to use you again.
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Trupti S
Stars review: 5

Over all we are very pleased with all the information provided by Alex. The process was very smooth. We are excited about our trip to Europe and hoping we will have enjoyable trip without any issue. based on my experience with your company I do have high expectation for this trip.

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