VIP Antarctica Cruise

Exclusive small-ship tour with special guests

Dr Mike Stroud OBE and Rt Hon Sir John Key

The adventure of a lifetime awaits in 2023.

Experience the magic of the wildest, most isolated continent on the planet, travelling alongside two special guests – history-making polar expeditioner Dr Mike Stroud OBE and former NZ Prime Minister Rt Hon Sir John Key. Venture to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands aboard brand-new luxury vessel, the Ocean Albatros, exploring an other-worldly landscape of towering icebergs, curious penguins, and unmatched serenity that simply cannot be exaggerated.

Antarctica 23 November 2023 From $17,995 pp share double

About Your Hosts 

Dr Mike Stroud OBE  – Polar explorer. Medical Scientist. Motivational speaker.
Best known for his record breaking expeditions with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Dr Mike Stroud is a true modern day explorer. From the Sahara to the Poles, he has ventured to many of the most inhospitable and remote places on earth. A world authority on expedition medicine, human endurance and the benefits of healthy lifestyles, Mike has presented his own BBC1 series, ‘The Challenge’and was the ensurance and medical expert on all three series of the BBC’s “Are you tough enough for the SAS”.  Come learn about his endeavours, achievements and challenges and how he earned his OBE.

Rt Hon Sir John Key – Former Prime Minister. International business leader.
After carving out a successful career in investment banking, which took him around the world including working in Singapore and London, the childhood dream of becoming Prime Minister brought him home to New Zealand, where he lead the country from 2008 to 2016, through the aftermatch of the GFC and a series of devastating earthquakes in Christchurch.  Sir John is well respected in international affairs, and chaired the International Democrat Union and United Nations Security Council in 2016.  An avid traveller, Sir John returns to Antarctica, and will undoubtedly share many a story.

* Tour escort from Auckland, NZ
* 2 nights Buenos Aires including breakfast daily
* Buenos Aires city tour, evening dinner and tango show
* Transfers in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
* Flight Buenos Aires to Ushuaia return
* 1 night Ushuaia including breakfast
* 10 day/ 9 night Antarctica cruise onboard Ocean Albatros, including breakfast, lunch dinner, coffee, tea
* Expedition team during voyage
* Presentations by our special guests and the opportunity to mingle with them throughout the cruise
* Shore landings and Zodiac cruises
* Boots for shore landings
* Antarctic parka to keep
* Captains welcome and farewell cocktail receptions (sparking wine, non alcoholic drinks served)
* Photographic trip log share after the voyage online
* Special VIP package for guests in Premium, A and B cabins: Unlimted access to speciality restaurant Deck 8, wine and fruit and stocked minibar on arrival, free laundry, free pressing

International flights (we can assist and book these for you)
* Mandatory travel insurance
* Any additional arrangements ie: extra hotel nights, tours etc
* Meals other than listed, beverages other than tea/coffee and water onboard your cruise
* Tips and Gratuities (usual level of gratuity is US$14.00 per person per day)
* WiFi onboard, personal expenses, fuel surcharge if applicable

Optional Extras
* Optional excursions – ask us about camping, kayaking and snowshoeing!
* Bar packages onboard your cruise – choose a soda package $35 pp or House spirits, house wines, beers and soda for $125pp
* Spa packages.. treat yourself.

Travel dates
23 November 2023

Book by
Until sold out – this will sell out, book early to secure your preferred cabin!


Cabin Cost per person NZD share twin
Category F Triple Window Cabin $17,995
Category D Albatros Suite $21,965
Cateogry E French Balcony $22,995
Cateogry C Balcony Suite $24,895
Category B Balcony Suite $27,995
Category A Junior Suite $32,995
Feydis Suite $36,965
Brynhilde Suite $39,725
Category G Single Cabin $27,650


IMPORTANT:  International flights are additional – talk to us today about the many options! 


Terms & Conditions
Prices shown unless otherwise stated are in NZ$ and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, Eftpos, direct deposit or cleared cheque only.  Credit Card payments are also accepted but will incur a small surcharge, please enquire.   Price includes all discounts. A 25% deposit is required to book, with full payment 105 days out from departure. Airfares are not included. Other conditions may apply.


Prices correct as at 01 August 2022, subject to change without notice. We encourage you to check the most current price with our team. While we endeavour to keep our website up to date at all times, please understand due to Covid-19, we may be impacted and price changes may not be reflected immediately. Other conditions may apply. E&OE