Guests cruising to Antarctica with Atlas Ocean Voyages during its inaugural season will be able to take advantage of a private charter jet service from Orlando, Florida to Ushuaia, Argentina.
The ‘luxe-adventure’ cruise operator had previously announced complimentary airfares would be included in the cost of its cruise fares, but this latest initiative goes one step further.
By utilising a wide-body charter aircraft, Atlas Ocean Voyages is trimming travel time to reach World Navigator in Ushuaia by at least a day, eliminating layovers and less-than-ideal flight schedules which it says are “common with commercial routes.”
The private charter jet service between Florida and Ushuaia is available to guests originating travel from Australia, but clients will need to cover the cost of air travel beyond the US and Canada.
“Guests also enjoy Atlas’ elegant and engaging service as soon as they board the private jet, all part of Atlas’ All Inclusive All the Way commitment, in which complementary, round-trip air travel and more is always included.”
The private charter jet service for World Navigator’s Antarctic expeditions is available for sailing from November 2021 through March 2022.
“Antarctica is the ultimate bucket-list destination and Atlas Ocean Voyages is innovating the industry again by greatly reducing the transit time for North American travellers,” said Atlas President Alberto Aliberti.
On board the private jet, suite guests are accommodated in business-class seating, while all guests enjoy premium meals and unlimited beverages.
Upon arrival at Ushuaia, guests will be escorted through immigration and transferred to World Navigator, while their checked luggage is delivered to their suites and staterooms. At the conclusion of their luxury expedition, guests will be hosted at a Patagonian Gaucho ranch for a farewell meal and experience, prior to boarding Atlas’ jet for home.
The World Navigator expedition ship will offer 12 departures on nine-night itineraries to the Antarctic Peninsula, starting 19 November 2021. Two special, 12-night itineraries will offer guests a more extensive Antarctic expedition: the 28 November departure brings guests under the umbra of a rare Antarctic solar eclipse and includes the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, while the 2 February 2022 itinerary crosses the Antarctic Circle to initiate guests into the exclusive Order of the Red Nose.