Antarctica in a Day
The world's most unique scenic flight
Antarctica – a land of ferocious beauty, vast wilderness, great ice sheets, towering snow peaks, blue waters and supreme remoteness.
Take to the skies aboard a Qantas 787 Dreamliner with unparalleled views of our southernmost continent. Discover the wonder of Antarctica’s majestic landscape on this inclusive, exciting and wonderous full day (approximately 12 – 13 hour) tour experience.
Sydney: 31 December 2021; 13 February 2022
Melbourne: 05 December 2021; 06 February 2022
Perth: 14 November 2021
Brisbane: 28 November 2021
Adelaide: 21 November 2021
Hobart: 30 January 2022
Inclusions & Special Features
Antarctic Expeditioners – Meet Antarctic explorers onboard with talks on the polar environment and history and experience live crosses to research stations.
Full Bar Service – enjoy your journey and toast to this unique adventure with champagne, wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks.
Antarctic Viewing – Take in the ultimate birdseye view over the continent. Your flight will be exploring the landscape for up to 4 hours with majestic and awe inspiring views that you will never forget.
Meal Service – The flight will include two full service Qantas meals plus in-flight snacks to keep you fuelled for the long day.
Explorer Kit – This will be your take-home memento with a plethora of information including maps and stats on the region.
Entertainment System – Watch Happy Feet or Antarctic documentaries on the in-flight entertainment system.
Aircraft Info & Flight Path
The Qantas 787 Dreamliner offers optimal views of the awe-inspiring landscape due to its windows which are 65% larger than any other aircraft of its size. The aircraft’s lower cabin altitude also mitigates the discomfort passengers may sometimes experience during and after a long-haul flight. USB charging ports and personal HD touchscreens are also available for all seating classes.
Approximately three hours south of Australia, passengers usually see the first scattered ice followed by dozens of icebergs and ice floes. The flight then crosses the South Magnetic Pole with first views of the rugged mountainous topography of the Antarctic mainland. In total, the flight will spend approximately three to four hours over the Antarctic continent.
The most spectacular flight path within the aircraft’s range will be selected. Taking into account the:
• Maximum viewing potential and penetration over Antarctica
• Maximum variety in land mass scenery
Seat Plan and Pricing
Explorer Economy Class – $1,199 per person
Explorer seats do not have direct access to a window. Passengers are free to stand in the aisles and common areas to enjoy the views of Antarctica. Passengers will enjoy Qantas International service and award winning inflight entertainment system. These seats do not rotate.
Standard Economy Class – $2,199 per person
These are the four seats on each side of the aircraft in the Economy Class section over or near the wing, which can obstruct viewing. The window and the adjacent aisle seats will be exchanged at the halfway point of the journey. Each passenger will have a window seat or the seat next to a window seat for half of the flight and an aisle seat or adjacent for the other half of the flight.
Superior Economy Class – $3,199 per person
The rear Economy Class section is reserved for Superior passengers. All seat rows are well clear of the wing for excellent viewing. Superior seats are the four seats on each side of the aircraft and will be exchanged at the halfway point of the journey. Each passenger will have a window seat or the seat next to a window seat for half of the flight and an aisle seat or adjacent for the other half of the flight.
Premium Economy Class – $3,999 per person
Qantas’ International Premium seats, with larger seats and seat pitch than Economy Class seats. Seats are located over the wing, which can obstruct viewing. Each passenger will have a window seat or the seat next to a window seat for half of the flight and an aisle seat or adjacent for the other half of the flight.
Business Class – $6,499 per person
Business seats are set at the leading edge of the plane’s wing, which means there will be a slight viewing obstruction. With full international business class service, all seats are either a window or aisle seat. Passengers will swap at the halfway point of the journey. With ample space between each seat, enjoy the room to spread out.
Business Class Deluxe – $7,999 per person
Admire aerial views of Antarctica in utmost comfort in Business Deluxe seats with full international business class service. All seats are either a window or aisle seat, and passengers will swap at the halfway point of the journey, which means everyone will have unobstructed views of Antarctica. With ample space between each seat, enjoy the room to spread out.
To enquire call 1300 766 537 or complete the form below
Antarctica in a Day
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is due at the time of booking. Final payment of your booking balance is required eight weeks prior to your departure date. All fares and charges are per person in AUD. Should your 2021/2022 season flight not be able to depart due to government restrictions with coronavirus a full refund will be provided. If you cancel, the following fees will apply: 1. Between confirmation and eight weeks prior to departure - full refund less $300 per person cancellation fee. 2. Between eight weeks and four weeks prior to departure - full refund less 50% cancellation fee. 3. Between four weeks and departure date - non-refundable. Amendment/transfer: Your ticket can be transferred to another person up to 24 hours prior to departure. An AUD$120 name change service fee per change will apply. The same service fee will apply for change of class. Offers are not combinable with other promotions, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All fares are subject to the terms and conditions as set out by Cruise Express and its suppliers which may be obtained at the time of booking. Cruise Express reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions and to cancel any product or service offered in the event of such error or omission. Availability is limited.