ESBT Antarctica Trip 2023

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I am excited to announce that I am partnering with Intrepid Travel for an ESBT group trip to Antarctica in January of 2023.

This trip is ideal for:

  • anyone who is dreaming of Antarctica but has nobody to go with and would prefer to travel with some like-minded individuals
  • Anyone who might be intimidated by booking such a huge trip and is looking for a little more help and guidance with the process
  • Anyone who wants to go to Antarctica and thinks this could be the perfect opportunity 

Want to join me? Here are the details.

Our Trip & Itinerary 

The trip is 11 days starting on January 11th, 2023 and runs to January 21, 2023. It is a cruise that starts and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina. (We do cross the Drake Passage so if you are worried about sea sickness, bring some medication. There is also a doctor on board.)

The tour is the Best of Antarctica tour  which you can find the full itinerary and details for here. Please scroll down to ensure you get the January 11, 2023 dates as the itinerary changes via departure year.

The ship is the Ocean Endeavor which has a maximum of 200 passengers. It is a proper cruise ship with a gym, library, spa, yoga, saunas, heated pool (and a doctor) etc. You can learn more about the ship and the available cabin options here.

Please note: this trip is very weather dependent. We are guaranteed at least 1 continental landing in Antarctica, but the goal is that we will get 4. January is a warmer month to go and we will be able to see penguins (and babies!), seals, and whales during this time.

There are add on’s like kayaking, camping on land etc. All are at an additional cost but they are available to you if you want. It’s advised that you book onto these extras as soon as possible if you want to join as there are limited spaces. You can learn more about the options following these links:

Please note that photography and kayaking overlap and cannot be booked together. If you would like to book, contact the voyages crew in the provided email below.

And yes there is an opportunity for everyone to do the polar plunge, so bring your swimsuit!

Cost

Pricing will depend on your cabin choice. I have put a hold on the most affordable options for the next 2 weeks. The current prices are as follows:

*Please note all pricing is in USD and payments will be processed in USD as well: 

– $$9,900 USD for a triple interior room

-$11,190 USD for a twin interior room

-$12,190 USD for an exterior twin (category 4)

Solo travellers who don’t book single supplements will be placed in a room with a fellow solo traveller of the same sex. If you want to share a room with someone in particular, mention that at time of booking.

You can absolutely upgrade to the higher levels or single cabins if you prefer. Just note that the cost will be higher. Look at cabin options here.  

I do have a hold on the berth options, which are the most affordable, listed above until July 28th. That does not mean that you have to book during the next two weeks, but I cannot guarantee availability or pricing after this point. Should pricing change between now and departure, I cannot honour these original prices.

Flights are NOT included in these costs. You are responsible for booking your own flight.

Deposit and Payment

Until July 28th ESBT group members can take advantage of a deposit promo. No matter what cabin you choose, the deposit is a flat rate of $1000 USD. After this promotional period, the required deposit goes up to the regular 20% of the trip cost, so the price will depend on what kind of cabin you choose. 

The deposit is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel a trip:

-95 days or more before departure we will hold the amount of monies paid on credit for a future booking to be taken on an Ocean Endeavour departure before April 2024. Please note that this change of departure date without fee can be applied only once. 

-fewer than 95 days before departure the cancellation fee is 100% of monies paid.

Full payment is due 95 Days before departure date. You can pay as you can payment-plan-style on your own time or pay in lump sum as long as the total amount is paid at this point. 

Your booking is only confirmed when the deposit has been received.

Find full details of cancellation the policy here. This includes information on if Intrepid has to cancel the trip due to a Force Majeure Event.

Again, Intrepid Travel will be handing all booking requests and payment. Not me.

How to Book

To book on as part of my group you need to email the address below and specify that you are part of Hannah Logan’s Eat Sleep Breathe Travel group.

Email: voyages@intrepidtravel.com

Title of email: Hannah Logan’s ESBT Antarctica Trip

What to include in the email:

  • Your name as per your passport
  • Your date of birth
  • Cabin and berth preference

Please do not forget to specify that you are booking on with me. Intrepid will pass on the names of those who book over to me so I can then contact you. I will be creating a FB group for everyone and sharing resources & group plans. While I cannot physically book anything for you, I am available via email and social media to help with things like hotels before/after, figuring out your flight route if needed, arranging some optional pre-tours for our group etc. If you don’t let them know you are with me, I won’t be provided your info.

Additionally, for the sake of transparency, I am getting a commission from Intrepid for organizing this trip. You are not paying any more by booking with me. The costs are the same for everyone on board. By booking with me you will get some more additional hands-on assistance with trip planning if needed & invites to group social activities.  

Important notes 

You MUST be able to provide proof that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to join this trip. This is a stipulation that has been announced by the ship, The Ocean Endeavor.  

No visas are required for Antarctica (just your passport). You may need a visa for Argentina- it is up to you to arrange that if required. The travel section on your government website will have the information of whether that is required or not.

If you have any further questions you can feel free to reach out to via email (hannah@eatsleepbreathetravel.com) or via social media (IG:hannahlogan21). You can also reach out to Intrepid travel at voyages@intrepidtravel.com. (Note that this email is for the Antarctica trip experts, not just general sales staff.)

You can also find further info in these Antarctica Trip Notes

I hope you join me in Antarctica!

Hannah

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