VIP Antarctica cruise, hosted by Sir John Key & Professor Mike Stroud OBE


• Tour escort ex Auckland, New Zealand

• 2 nights’ accommodation at the Sofitel in Buenos Aires including breakfast daily

• Buenos Aires city tour, evening dinner and tango show

• Transfers in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia

• Flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

• 1 night accommodation at the Wyndham Hotel in Ushuaia including breakfast

• 10 day / 9 night Antarctica cruise onboard the Ocean Albatros

• Full board on ship; breakfast-lunch-dinner, from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on last day

• English speaking expedition team during voyage

• Information briefings and lectures by expedition team in English

• Presentations by our special guests and the opportunity to mingle with them throughout the cruise

• Shore landings and Zodiac cruises

• Boots in all assorted sizes, suitable for shore landings

• Parka to keep

• Special VIP package in all Premium, A and B cabins:

Unlimited access to specialty restaurant Deck 8, wine and fruit and stocked minibar upon arrival, free laundry, free pressing, Julius Meinl Espresso machine, upgraded amenities hair and lotion products

• Photographic trip-log shared after the voyage via an online link

• Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Cocktail Receptions (sparkling wine; non-alcoholic beverages)

• Flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires


• International flights to/from Buenos Aires

• Travel insurance (mandatory)

• Cancellation Insurance (recommended)

• Any hotel nights/accommodation outside of the tour inclusions

• Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary

• Meals other than listed in inclusions

• Beverages other than tea, coffee and ice water

• Tips & gratuities - usual level of gratuities of US$ 14,00 per passenger per day


• Personal expenses

• Anything not mentioned in ‘Inclusions’

• Fuel surcharges if applicable

VIP Antarctica Cruise


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Experience the magic of the wildest, most isolated continent on the planet AND travel alongside two special guests - history-making polar expeditioner Professor Mike Stroud OBE and former NZ Prime Minister Rt Hon Sir John Key.  This exclusive new charter aboard the brand new luxury infinity class ship the Ocean Albatros, departs in November 2023.

Taking in all the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands, from the pristine towering ice cliffs of the Lemaire Channel to the curious penguins and lumbering seals that call this region home, this is a true bucket-list adventure.

Special Guests:
⭐ Professor Mike Stroud OBE
Modern day polar explorer and human endurance expert, best known for his world record-breaking expeditions with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, including the first ever unsupported crossing of Antarctica on foot

⭐ Rt Hon Sir John Key

Former NZ Prime Minister and successful international businessman, returning for his third trip to Antarctica

This is sure to be the absolute trip of a lifetime, travelling with these two inspiring and respected guests to the most awe-inspiring and indescribably breathtaking place on Earth.


  • Travel with one of the great modern-day explorers, whose stories will give guests incredible insights into the remarkable landscapes and extreme conditions of their Antarctic surroundings
  • Mingle with a former Prime Minister, who after two previous trips is an avid Antarctica enthusiast, with fascinating tales to tell from his travels and time in office as well as experiences to share from his illustrious business career
  • Explore spectacular, other-worldly landscapes teeming with wildlife in Antarctica and the South Shetland Islands
  • Set foot on the great white continent, an experience so few have had before, with plenty of opportunities to explore on the ice
  • Cruise aboard a brand new ship – the Ocean Albatros launches in May 2023 and features all the luxury comforts of a modern cruise vessel (from heated pool to high quality restaurants), while being small enough to access narrow inlets and disembark passengers quickly onto Zodiacs for excursions
  • Enjoy the smoothest possible ride across the Drake Passage, with the X-Bow®-Infinity class of the Ocean Albatros providing high stability in rough weather




Cost per person in NZD

Brynhilde Suite


Freydis Suite


Category A Junior Suite


Category B Balcony Suite


Category C Balcony State


Category D Albatros State


Category E French Balcony


Category F Triple Window Cabin


Category G Single Cabin



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