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All Inclusive Flight Package | Antarctica Untouched | Seaventure

Flights included from Sydney plus 1 night pre & post cruise in Buenos Aires and 2 nights in Ushuaia! 
Discovery Kayaking & Camping are included for free*!

Based on Twin/Double porthole cabin - upgrades available 

15 Days
From CAD 0

STYLE: Small Ship Expedition Cruise, All Inclusive Package 

Trip Code: ACPLOCT

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Sydney, Australia

Finish: Sydney, Australia

SHIP: MS Seaventure

DestinationDestination

Buenos Aires, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands

DestinationDeparture Date

21/10/2024

MealsMeals

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

TransportTransport

Economy Flights from Sydney (other cities avaialble with a surcharge*), Australia, Expedition Cruising in Antarctica, private transfers in Buenos Aires & group transfers in Ushuaia to/from the ship/hotel 

TransportAccommodation

Cabin on board ship & 4 nights of hotel accommodation



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

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

FREE DISCOVERY KAYAKING & CAMPING 

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

OVERVIEW

BOOK YOUR  24/25 SEASON ANTARCTICA CRUISE AS A PACKAGE AND SAVE!! 

DEPART 21 OCT 24 - FLIGHTS INCLUDED FROM SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Enquire for other cities* 

For a LIMITED TIME - DISCOVERY KAYAKING & CAMPING INCLUDED AT NO ADDITIONAL COST! 

Fly from Australia to Buenos Aires (via Santiago) and spend the night in this cosmopolitan city before flying to Ushuaia, nicknamed the end of the world!

Spend 2 nights in Ushuaia at the 5* Arakur Resort & Spa, giving you ample time to enjoy the beautiful nature and Tierra del Fuego National Park at your leisure. The hotel is located in the Cerro Alarkén Natural Reserve. 

You will then embark on your small expedition ship, the MS Seaventure. Start your voyage by cruising through the Beagle Channel and crossing the infamous Drake Passage. During the crossing and sea days, you will learn more about Antarctica from the expert expedition crew and participate in Citizen Science activities. Keep an eye out for the many sea birds that escort the ship. Arriving at the South Shetland Islands, you will have your first glimpse of the icy wilderness of Antarctica. As you are travelling at the very start of the Antarctic season you will navigate through brash ice in zodiacs. 

Continue on to the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy the ethereal landscapes and peaceful seclusion. You can imagine what the early explorers felt like as you will be some of the first people to leave footprints in the freshly fallen snow for the season. Witness penguins coming ashore and building nests and cruise via zodiac past yawning Weddell seals, lazing on the ice. Your time in Antarctica includes two daily excursions (subject to weather and regulations) with a mix of landings and zodiac cruising. Cruise back across the Drake and disembark your ship in Ushuaia, saying farewell to newfound friends. 

After your cruise, you will fly back to Buenos Aires for a night before flying home to Australia.

 

Terms and Conditions**All inclusive promotion: The lead in price for this offer is based on a Porthole twin/double share cabin onboard the Seaventure on the Antarctica Untouched voyage for the specified dates and includes 1 night pre & post cruise in Buenos Aires in a 5* Hotel  and 2 nights pre cruise in a 5* Hotel in Ushuaia with breakfast and transfers to/from the airport in Buenos Aires and to/from the airport/ship in Ushuaia*.

Pricing is per person and additional compulsory single supplements may apply for certain cabin types. Economy service flights are included from Sydney, Australia. We will quote the best priced flights on the specified dates, however flight prices are subject to change until booked and ticketed and the advertised price may be withdrawn or varied at any time. Flights must be booked in booking classes N,S,X,V booking classes with LATAM and Q,L,H booking classes with Aerolíneas. If these booking classes become unavailable, we reserve the right to apply a surcharge to your airfare pricing. Your package includes domestic economy flights in Argentina with Aerolíneas Argentinas and at least one checked bag will be included on your tickets. Checked baggage size and weight may vary between Airlines. Flights are available from other airports in Australia, however, airfare prices may vary and a supplement may apply, or you could potentially be offered to fly a day or two earlier/later in order to get the appropriate airfare. In this situation, you will need to pay for the additional accommodation in Buenos Aires. Business class upgrades are subject to availability and an additional supplement cost will apply. If you have an airline or timing preference then we can also apply a surcharge (if applicable) to factor in your preferences,  

Optional adventure activities are an additional cost and we recommend booking these in advance to avoid disappointment. When booking this package you can opt to participate in camping and discovery kayak optional activities at no additional cost. The value of these activities is not redeemable for discount, cash or onboard credit and no cash value or refund will be provided if programs are impacted by weather. Activities are subject to availability at the time of booking. 

Please note for those willing to share you can book a porthole cabin and you will be assigned to share with someone of the same gender on the ship and in Ushuaia, however for the Buenos Aires stopovers you will need to book sole occupancy accommodation and a small surcharge will apply. A 25% deposit on cruise/land arrangements and the full cost of flights will be payable at the time of booking. Airfares are subject to change in price until paid in full and ticketed and airline change/cancellation policies will apply. Any changes will be subject to airline rules and you may be charged airline change fees. Promotion is only valid on selected cabins and dates until 15 Jun 24 unless sold out prior and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or offers. Promotion may be withdrawn at any time and is subject to availability at the time of booking. Speak to one of our Destination Specialists about extensions in Latin America, which are possible at an additional cost.


Please note prices are subject to change and this offer is strictly limited and only available until sold out. Airfares are subject to change until paid in full and ticketed. Contact us for more information.

ITINERARY

Arrival in Buenos Aires

You will arrive in Argentina's cosmopolitan capital city, Buenos Aires. Known as the 'Paris of the South', Buenos Aires has a charming and alluring atmosphere. It features wide avenues lined with colonial buildings, fashionable shops and Parisian-style bakeries and cafés.
The city is located on the western shore of the Río de la Plata and has many fascinating neighbourhoods to discover. Today is an arrival day and you are free to explore at your leisure.

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Today you will be transferred to the hotel and fly to Ushuaia.

No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with an extra day to unwind and enjoy Ushuaia’s finest luxury hotel, the Arakur Resort & Spa. Relax in the infinity pool, explore the hiking trails surrounding the resort, or head out and discover the southernmost city in the world.

Explore Ushuaia

Explore the sights of Ushuaia, visit the museums and Argentinean leather markets, or continue relaxing at the hotel. The optional evening briefing is a great opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow explorers.

Embarkation

Spend your morning hiking, exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Anticipation builds as our Expedition Team and ship staff greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and our lively Captain’s Welcome Dinner. You’re on your way to Antarctica!

Drake Passage - Day 4 & 5

Join our Polar Experts to begin immersing yourself in everything Antarctica-related, from its plentiful wildlife to its mesmerizing history. Get involved in our pioneering Citizen Science program. Or sit back with a pair of binoculars and keep a sharp eye out for the majestic seabirds that follow our journey across the Antarctic Convergence and into Antarctic waters.

South Shetland Islands - Day 6 & 7

As you catch your first unforgettable glimpse of an iceberg, the reality of your upcoming adventure begins to sink in. We have reached the volcanic South Shetland Islands with their amazing abundance and untouched natural beauty – on land, in the water, and in the air. From the comfort and safety of your Zodiac, artfully dodging the early season’s brash ice and “bergy bits,” you begin to anticipate your first face-to-face encounter with Antarctica’s majesty.

Antarctic Peninsula - Day 8 to 10

As we make our way into Antarctica’s ethereal landscape, you can’t help but take a deep breath and imagine what the early Antarctic explorers must have felt – to be the first humans to leave a footprint in the continent’s freshly fallen snow. You’ll witness countless penguins coming ashore to eagerly reunite with their mates and begin building nests, while yawning Weddell seals entertain from the nearby ice. Thanks to Seaventure’s ice-strengthened hull, we’ll let the spirit of exploration propel us into some of Antarctica’s most remote and picturesque bays and harbors, where an opportunity to land on sea ice may present itself. Twice daily outings are always the goal, typically getting you up close and personal with Antarctica for six or more hours a day. Even when we’re on the ship we remain up close and personal as we break through ice, circumnavigate icebergs, and pause for whales breaching right in front of us. Whether you’re in a kayak or a Zodiac, don’t forget to look down as well as up. This time of year, the water is so clear, opportunities for wildlife sightings are literally everywhere.

Drake Passage Homeward - Day 11 & 12

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 photography slideshow of our shared experience, and cap off the experience with a final highly festive meal together.

Disembark Ushuaia, Fly to Buenos Aires

With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning. You will be transferred to the airport or back into town and you will fly to Buenos Aires and onward, newly inspired and forever changed.

Please note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions, ice conditions and other factors.

Depart Buenos Aires

You will be transferred to the airport to fly to your next destination. (B)

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WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Discover Antarctica early in the season. You will enjoy zodiac cruises through brash ice and see the white continent in all it's glory. You will feel like a true explorer on this expedition cruise. Your ship the Seaventure is well equipped to navigate the sea ice, with its polar class, ice strengthened hull. 

  • 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. 

  • Travelling to Antarctica earlier in the season means you will encounter penguins and other birds who are coming to nest after a long dark winter. The snow is so white and sparkling that it hardly feels real. 

  • If you are a budding or experienced photographer the light in early season is quite unlike anything you will get at other times. During the peak of Summar, Antarctica has near 24 hour day light. In spring you can enjoy the beautiful golden hour of morning sunrises and evening sunsets. Experience a range of pinky, orange, peach and lemon sorbet colours making their way over the snow and ice as you start and end an amazing day of adventure. 

  • Enjoy a small ship Antarctica expedition. With a maximum of 164 passengers onboard the Seaventure you will have a more intimate experience. Your expert expedition crew will ensure you see the best that Antarctica has to offer and you will be able to quickly get on and off the ship and spend more time exploring. 

  • For a limited time, free optional adventure activities are included. Choose from Discovery Kayaking or Camping and enjoy these bucket list activities at no extra charge. *Subject to activity availability at the time of booking. 

  • Flights are included, so you can book with confidence knowing that you have a complete package price. 

  • Spend some time exploring the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires in Argentina before/after your cruise. 

 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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Camping

Fall asleep amid the snow-capped mountains as you watch the colours of the Antarctic twilight bounce off the ocean and surrounding glaciers.

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Photography

For photography enthusiasts of any skill level. You will receive expert advice on taking and producing amazing photos of Antarctica.

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Pricing per person & date

All Inclusive Flight Package | Antarctica Untouched | Seaventure from CAD 27,326
Departing Ending Duration
21 Oct 2024 04 Nov 2024 15

Important Information

  • INCLUSIONS

    International flights from Australia to Buenos Aires in economy class - price is based on travel from Sydney, but other cities may be available at a surcharge* 
    1 night pre & 1 night post cruise in Buenos Aires at a 4* hotel including breakfast
    Transfers to/from the airport in Buenos Aires on a private basis 
    Economy domestic flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. 
    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) 
    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 generder in selected cabins and pay the twin share price. Please note that if you are travelling as a single traveller you will have your own room during your time in Buenos Aires and a small surcharge will apply for this. 

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

    Airfare prices are subject to change and are strictly subject to availability.  

    For those who are 'willing to share' on the ship there will be a surcharge for the stay in Buenos Aires as you will need to have your own room for this portion of the tour. 

    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 and availability.

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