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Adventures in Antarctica | Seaventure

12 Days
From CAD 17,005

STYLE: Small Ship Expedition Cruise

Trip Code: ACPLAIA

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Ushuaia, Argentina

Finish: Ushuaia, Argentina

SHIP: MS Seaventure

DestinationDestination

Antarctic Peninsula

DestinationDeparture Date

29/11/2024

MealsMeals

Breakfast at hotel & All meals & most alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages onboard the ship

TransportTransport

Expedition Cruising in Antarctica, group transfers in Ushuaia from airport to hotel* & group transfers in Ushuaia to/from the ship/hotel 

TransportAccommodation

Cabin on board ship



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

Daily Antarctica Excursions, Zodiac Cruising, Onboard Expert Lectures & Briefings by the Experienced Expedition Team

 

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather & ice conditions 

OVERVIEW

EXCLUSIVE: SAVE 15% ON 24/25 SEASON DEPARTURES*

 

Embark on an incredible journey to some of the most striking shores and vistas on Earth. Antarctica is a destination like no other, serene and untouched, where wildlife and the elements reign supreme. From landings on the South Shetland Islands to the unique coves and bays of the peninsula. Encounter whales, seals and penguin, engage with scientific projects on board your vessel and learn of the unique history of the region.

This tour itinerary has 2 nights in Ushuaia included at the 5* Arakur Hotel prior to the incredible Antarctic voyage. Situated in the exclusive Cerro Alarkén Nature Reserve, a natural balcony 800-feet above sea level, the Arakur Resort and Spa is much more than just a five-star hotel. This unforgettable experience is surrounded by breathtaking panoramic vistas, natural terraces, native woods, and green spaces that blend in perfectly with the surroundings. It is the perfect way to start your trip before embarking on your way to icy vistas of Antarctica.

 

*Exclusive discount of 15% off is valid on all cabins across 24/25 season departures on this voyage until 30 June 2024. This offer can only be booked through Chimu Adventures and is valid for people residing in Australia/New Zealand. Please note this offer is strictly capacity controlled and may be withdrawn or varied at any time. Offer is valid on new bookings and not combinable with other promotions including any pay in full offers. Discounts are not available on adventure activities or any other add-ons. 

PLEASE NOTE: Pricing is subject to change and availability at the time of booking. Contact us for more information.

ITINERARY

Arrival in Ushuaia

No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

Ushuaia

Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Our evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers.

Embarkation in Ushuaia

Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.

Drake Passage - Days 4 & 5

Join our Polar Experts as they share their vast knowledge of Antarctica, from its enchanting wildlife to its bold history. Participate in our pioneering Citizen Science program or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching glimpses of rarely seen wildlife. Keep your binoculars handy to identify the many seabirds that escort our ship as we cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctica’s waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.

South Shetland Islands

Over time, the volcanic activity of the South Shetland Islands has created a geology unlike any other. Here, you can expect a spectacular display of mountains, glaciers, and wildlife including Chinstrap and Gentoo penguins; and it’s not uncommon to share the water’s edge with Elephant and Fur seals. Whales are often spotted as well. So, we’ll settle into our Zodiacs and spend most of our day exploring. And kayakers, it’s time to get your first taste of gliding just inches off the pristine Antarctic water. Whether on land or sea, in zodiac or kayak, be prepared for a fully immersive introduction to this incomparable part of the world.

Antarctica - Day 7 to 9

Here’s our chance to explore any number of picturesque bays and harbors, while maneuvering through iceberg-rich channels and into wildlife-rich waters. We’ll likely be joined by numerous species of enchanting penguins, seals, and whales, both in the sea and along the rugged coastlines. And there will be great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites during our typical two-a-day outings. A night of camping under the stars is also an unforgettable highlight for those who sign up. Our focus is always on the longest and most adventurous off-ship experience, so be prepared to take in all that Antarctica has to offer.

Drake Passage - Day 10 & 11

We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

Disembarkation in Ushuaia

With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

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WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • You will undertake this voyage on board the Seaventure, this state of the art vessel features the highest degree of comfort and luxury to provide an incredible cruising experience.

  • Spend 2 nights in the end of the world, Ushuaia. You will have ample time to explore this charming town and the beautiful natural surrounds. Your stay here is in a luxury 5* hotel that is located in a nature reserve. 

  • With this itinerary, spend more time exploring the South Shetland Islands, which are home to a variety of wildlife and historic sites.

  • See many penguin colonies of several species and observe their fascinating and comical behaviours.

  • Observe the pristine beauty of the 7th continent while catching amazing views of whales, leopard seals, and amazing icebergs. 

 MS Seaventure

MS Seaventure

With a 1-A super Ice class rated hull designed through a German-Japanese collaboration, optimised entirely for Antarctic voyages, the heavy steel of the MS Seaventure cuts through the Drake Passage with ease. State-of-the-art marine retractable stabilisers reduce movement significantly inside the ship, rendering the voyage across the Drake not only more efficient, but smoother than most other expedition ships. 

Having made it to Antarctica in speed and comfort, you’ll discover on the MS Seaventure, that time is your luxury. With a small group of only 138 travellers and a 7:1 traveller to expedition staff ratio, co-ordinating excursions is the priority and unless weather conditions prevent it, guests will spend up to six hours a day off the ship and immersed in Antarctica is normal. 

A social experience, the intimate spaces, designed from the outset specifically for Antarctica travel, ensures everyone gets to know each other and learn together with lounge and lecture spaces carefully curated to fit everyone with comfort. 

A full wrap around deck, close to the water, is a must have in Antarctica and a photographer's dream. The MS Seaventure's deck is on the lower decks, offering brilliant viewing of wildlife and Antarctica as it happens in 360 degrees. That way, you won't be stuck in only one space and when the captain announces “orcas” you wont have to climb a myriad of stairs to access the outer areas. Access to the bow, when the conditions allow, is a regular occurrence on MS Seaventure journeys.

You’ll enjoy a mix of fine dining by night with casual gourmet-by-day meals, matching the culinary experience to the joy of Antarctic immersion. Interspersing the many hours of activity off the ship with full belly, luxurious buffets and snacks by day, coupled with slow paced al-a-carte feasts by night where you can also enjoy your included beverages and talk through the excitement of your Antarctica experience, sharing stories and photos with your newfound friends. 

This is not an 'us and them' cruise, your expedition crew will dine with the guests on board during meal times, sharing their personal insights into Antarctica and getting to know the people they are travelling with. Breaking down walls and building a more family feel as you travel to the most enigmatic place on earth - together. 

The rooms are designed to cater for all tastes and include many balcony rooms on the higher levels, away from ocean spray that can be encountered on the Drake Passage, offering higher comfort and security for deluxe travellers. 

Citizen science is world class on the MS Seaventure with six separate projects throughout the journey. Each guest on board can be involved and gain a deep understanding of the location whilst sending data back to significant scientific organisations to help with their critical research on Antarctica. 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITES

Enhance your immersive experience with an optional activity in Antarctica whilst travelling on the MS Seaventure. 

Kayaking & Camping are at an extra cost but, due to their popularity, are limited in space and can book out quickly. 

 

Ice Class: Length: 111.5m
Breadth: 17mMax
Draft: Cruising
Speed:
Electricity: Passenger
Capacity:
139/149 on certain departures*

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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Optional Activities vary for each itinerary. Limited spaces available. Contact your Destination Specialist for pricing & availability.

Kayaking

Experience the unforgettable thrill and serenity of kayaking in Antarctica as part of a small, expertly guided paddling group.

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Day Paddling

If you are looking for another way to nurture your inner adventurer, our day paddle excursion might be the perfect fit! Absorb the majestic scenery from a more intimate vantage point as you paddle through the pristine waters of Antarctica on a sit-on-top kayak.Our expertly guided, one-time, Paddle Program gives you the rare chance to see Antarctica from the same perspective as most of the wildlife – at the surface of the sea.

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Pricing per person & date

Departing Ending Duration
29 Nov 2024 10 Dec 2024 12

Important Information

  • INCLUSIONS

     
    2 nights pre night cruise accommodation in Ushuaia including breakfast 
    All meals onboard the Seaventure including snacks
    Most alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages onboard the ship 
    Accommodation onboard the Seaventure in booked cabin category
    Onboard lecture program from Expeditions Team and Naturalists
    All shore excursions and Zodiac cruising (except paid adventure options with cost)
    Use of rubber boots on land and use of waterproof outer shell jacket. Jacket will be yours to keep. 
    Transfer from Ushuaia airport to hotel (on arrival in Ushuaia if arriving on Day 1 of itinerary, and providing we have your confirmed air itinerary at least 15 days prior to departure) 
    Transfer from Ushuaia hotel accommodation to the ship for embarkation
    Transports to Ushuaia airport or city centre on return to port
    All port taxes
    All landing fees
    Use of onboard gym, sauna, pool and jacuzzi 



    EXCLUSIONS

    International or internal flights other than specified
    Airport transfers, taxes and excess baggage charges unless specified
    Meals other than those specified in the pre-departure information
    Pre or post cruise travel expenses other than specified
    Visa (if applicable) and passport fees
    Travel insurance (compulsory)
    Fuel surcharge may be applied to all bookings
    Paid adventure options and all personal expenses
    Tobacco, or selectected premium beverages 
    Miscellaneous extras
    Laundry and communication charges on board
    Gratuities for Expedition team and crew (recommended US$15 per person per day)
    For minors under 16 years of age at time of travel; life jackets, waterproof outer shell jacket, and boots
    For guests who require larger sizing; Waterproof outer shell jacket, insulated inner jacket and rubber boots

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Contact us for details. Single occupancy cabins are available with a surcharge or for those willing to share you can be matched with someone of the same gender in selected cabins and pay the twin share price. Subject to availability.

  • Prices are based on per person, twin share* (unless otherwise stated for single, triple cabins)

    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time. 

    Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions.

  • Departure Date,  Fuel Surcharges, Cabin Category, Currency Fluctuations, Seasonality & Availability.

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