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I am still on Ocean Nova as it heads back towards Antarctica. We left Ushuaia on 11 November 2018... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Holyport, United Kingdom
Best adventure ever!

We did the Fly-Cruise program from Punta Arenas Chile with our 8y/o son. It was his 7th continent... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2018
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Antarctica21 (formerly ANTARCTICA XXI) is the word's leading provider of Antarctic Air-Cruises, wilderness travel experiences that combine a flight between Chile and Antarctica with an adventurous expedition cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula. The...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am still on Ocean Nova as it heads back towards Antarctica. We left Ushuaia on 11 November 2018, the first Antarctica21 departure of the season. It has been brilliant. Pre-departure information from the company via its personalised web page is excellent. Tells you everything...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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A21Penguin, Manager at Antarctica21, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi UlstermaninNorfolk, Thank you for your wonderful message. The team here at Antarctica21 could not be more thrilled to have given you such a great experience on the Ocean Nova in Antarctica. We thrive on positive feedback, and it encourages us to continue to provide...More

Reviewed March 31, 2018

Unlike the other unhappy reviews, my trip went off with no weather concerns. I would not call the cabins or food luxurious but they were ok. The scenery, wildlife and penguins are unforgettable. At the end of the trip our plane was late so we...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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AXXIPenguin, Manager at Antarctica21, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

We regret that the events at the end of your trip have had such a strong impact your overall enjoyment of the trip. We make every effort to offer the best possible experiences under constantly changing circumstances. We would love to have the opportunity to...More

Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

We did the Fly-Cruise program from Punta Arenas Chile with our 8y/o son. It was his 7th continent so we were all anxious if the weather would cooperate with our desires. We were supposed to fly first thing in the morning but the window got...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank jing7600
AXXIPenguin, Manager at Antarctica21, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2018

Amazing, we are glad the weather cooperated and you had the family trip of a lifetime! Thank you for taking the time to review us!

Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

With adventure travel comes the possibility of upsets and changes in plans. How an agency cares for their clients in such situations speaks volumes about their integrity. In our situation our trip had to be cancelled due to a severe low pressure system in the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank TASunde
Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

Phenomenal ship. Phenomenal crew. Phenomenal food. Phenomenal Antarctica. Now here are the details that I think people considering or about to take the trip would find helpful. On December 27, 2017, we congregated in the basement of the hotel where the company had set up...More

Date of experience: December 2017
10  Thank LanCaoReviews
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Had an amazing family trip with Antarctica XXI (flew from Punta Arenas, 5 days at sea, flew back to Punta Arenas...not sure if they are doing that itinerary in the near future). Comfortable rooms (had 2 veranda suites); nice staff and I was very impressed...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank 5StarDivaFamily
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

An absolute amazing experience with the Antarctica xxi team on board Hebridean sky! Great to fly the drake! Would extremely recommend enjoying Antarctica with Antarctica xxi - we had to wait one day to fly the drake because of bad weather- but nevertheless we had...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Nick757
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

This is not for the budget conscious traveler but worth every penny. The adventure of a lifetime. The expedition staff enjoy what they do and it shows. The service, food and the encounters are fabulous. Why suffer, Fly the drake! The wildlife and the landscapes...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank richb28
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

We just finished this adventure and I’d highly recommend everyone visit Antarctica and go with Antarctica XXI. With them, you can fly from Punta Arenas, Chile to Antarctica in 2 hours instead of spending 2 days crossing the treacherous Drake Passage. Once there, the landscape...More

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank gregtse
Reviewed May 21, 2017

I am short of words to express how wonderful it was. everything superb from the moment you arrive to Punta Arenas airport. I took this trip on December 2016 and I am still raving and recommending this adventure trip. Ocean Nova is a small ship...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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November 11, 2018|
Response from A21Penguin | Property representative |
Hi there! To answer your questions: 1. Yes, the Ocean Nova has a gift shop, the currency is USD and you may pay with credit card. 2. It will depend on the hotel where you stay, but most big hotels accept credit cards... More
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October 18, 2018|
Response from A21Penguin | Property representative |
Hi Celestial, Antarctica21 flies over the Drake Passage, we have been doing it for over 15 years.
August 5, 2018|
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Response from jing7600 | Reviewed this property |
Google them- they have their website:) They can answer all questions you might have including logistics. We also live in Arizona and we went to Antarctica via their company just this January:)