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Antarctica Exploration | Pursuit

14 Days
From USD 13,324

STYLE: Luxury Expedition Cruise 

Trip Code: ACSBPAEX

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Finish: Buenos Aires, Argentina

SHIP: Seabourn Pursuit

DestinationDestination

Antarctica, The Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina

DestinationDeparture Date

03/11/2024, 13/02/2025, 25/02/2026

MealsMeals

All Meals Onboard the Ship & Breakfast at Buenos Aires Hotel, Open Bar with Premium Beverages & In-Room minibar 

TransportTransport

Group transfers to/from the airport in Buenos Aires and to/from the ship in Ushuaia, Charter flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia (return) in economy class 

TransportAccommodation

Hotel & Cabin Onboard a 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

UP TO $1,000 USDPP ONBOARD CREDIT & TWO CATEGORY VERANDA SUITE UPGRADE ON SELECTED DATES*


Embark on the last exploration - to Antarctica, the White Continent. Spend a pre cruise night within the cosmopolitan metropolis of Buenos Aires, birthplace of the Tango. Flights are covered to/from Ushuaia. Here you will embark your expedition ship, Seabourn Pursuit.

The Seabourn Pursuit takes up to 264 passengers and has 136 all-balcony suites onboard. You will cruise in ultimate luxury and can make use of facilities, including a pool, sauna, spa and fitness centre onboard. There is 5 Michelin level dining venues onboard the ship and in suite dining and minibar are included in your fare. 

Enjoy a tailor-made experience in Antarctica, with landings and excursion handpicked to allow for optimal weather conditions and wildlife spotting. The highly experienced expedition team will make sure you enjoy a variety of activities, including landings on the peninsula, hiking and zodiac rides. The ship comes equipped with two custom built submarines and underwater excursions can be pre-booked on selected departures. *additional cost applies. 

Spot tabular icebergs and pack ice as you cruise through the pristine waters and look out for the multiple species of penguins, whales and seals that call this harsh environment home. 

 

*Onboard credit and cabin upgrade promo available on selected cabins and departures for bookings made from 14 Mar - 30 Apr 2024 unless varied or withdrawn prior. Cabin upgrades available on selected veranda suites only and onboard credit amount may vary depending on your chosen voyage and cabin. Please note that pricing may change and is subject to availability and currency fluctuation. Pricing is correct as per the date of publishing (08 Apr 24) but may change at any time due to dynamic nature.  Please contact us for the latest availability and to confirm pricing for your preferred voyage.

ITINERARY

Arrive Buenos Aires

Referred to as the 'Paris of South America', Buenos Aires is considered as one of the most livable cities in South America. Although the bustling capital city has just under 3,000,000 inhabitants and a population density of 13,680 inhabitants per square kilometer (34,800 per square mile), it was rated in 2018 as one of the top cities on the continent for its ‘quality of life’. Twinned with world cities such as Moscow and Miami, Buenos Aires displays through its architecture, a cultural past rooted in both the Old and New Worlds. A vibrancy for life can be seen everywhere. Crowded public markets, street performers dancing the tango, colorful graffiti-style street art, ultra-modern buildings, a dramatic skyline and a bustling port. Culturally, Buenos Aires has the busiest live theatre industry on Earth, outperforming New York, London and Paris. Every weekend, over 300 theatres are active with plays and productions.

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

Fly to Ushuaia & Embarkation

Start your day by flying from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. Upon landing, our team will be ready to pick you up at the airport and ensure a seamless transfer to the ship for embarkation.

Once deemed too harsh for European settlement, Ushuaia's rugged beauty was the realm of its native inhabitants - the Yahgan People. Today, it holds the distinctive title of being the southernmost city on Earth, often referred to as 'the end of the world.' Situated along the banks of the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia unveils itself like an artist's masterpiece. A mosaic of vibrant houses adds a splash of color against the dramatic backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Dominating this breathtaking panorama is Monte Olivia, its jagged peaks soaring 4,530 feet above the landscape.

Crossing the Drake passage  - Day 3 & 4

Embark on the thrilling Drake Passage, where the Pacific, Atlantic, and Southern oceans converge, creating an adventure like no other. Our skilled onboard staff and expedition team ensure your well-being, providing ample opportunities to marvel at the vast ocean expanse. Capture stunning moments as seabirds gracefully dance around the ship, and forge connections with both the Expedition Team and fellow travelers. This unique journey promises not only excitement in navigating the passage but also the chance to immerse yourself in the beauty of the open sea.

Antarctica Exploration - Day 5 to 11

Your captain and the skilled expedition team will plan your exploration and adventure in Antarctica based on weather, ice conditions, and reported wildlife distribution during the expedition. This adaptable approach guarantees that you can maximize the benefits of favorable conditions, enriching your experience as you uncover the awe-inspiring landscapes and distinctive wildlife of this pristine continent.

At Sea - Day 12 & 13

During the return across the Drake Passage, seize a last opportunity to appreciate the refreshing Southern Ocean air. Utilize time on deck to observe seabirds and search for whales, partake in informative presentations by your Expedition Team, and commemorate the unique experiences shared while exploring the remarkable world of Antarctica.

Disembarkation

After an exhilarating cruise amidst the pristine surroundings of Antarctica, disembark in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires.

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

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Seabourn Pursuit

Seabourn Pursuit

Seabourn Pursuit is a premium and modern expedition ship, built in 2023. It is purpose built to PC6 Polar Class standards and designed to explore some of the most remote areas of the world in ultra luxury.

She is equipped with two custom-built submarines, 24 Zodiacs, kayaks, and has a team of 24 expert Expedition guides, enabling you to engage in up-close wildlife encounters, and off-the-beaten path excursions, Enjoy a fully-inclusive "yacht" like experience onboard and choose from a range of well appointed, spacious suites, all of which come with private verandas and comfortable living areas. There are 8 dining venues onboard and you will enjoy menus that have been designed by world class Michelin-level Chefs. 

You will have the chance to observe onboard lectures from the expedition crew and various guest experts, as well as take advantage of the facilities onboard, such as the pool, casino, onboard spa and fitness centre.

Ice Class: Length: 170m/ 558 Feet
Breadth: 26 m / 85 ftMax
Draft: Cruising
Speed: 22 kn / 41 km/h / 25 mph
Electricity: Passenger
Capacity:
264

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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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Submarine Excursion

Consider it the ultimate luxury perk on an expedition ship, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the wonders of the ocean floor in the comfort of a submarine.The deeper you explore beneath the ocean’s surface, the more unique the scenery becomes, and the more secrets the sea reveals. Witness unique marine wildlife normally hidden from human view.The only way to experience this otherworldly realm is by submarine. The vessels are built with exacting standards for comfort and luxury and undersea explorations take place in custom-built submarines crafted to be the best at the sea. 

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Pricing per person & date

Antarctica Exploration | Pursuit from USD 13,324
Departing Ending Duration
03 Nov 2024 16 Nov 2024 14
13 Feb 2025 26 Feb 2025 14
25 Feb 2026 10 Mar 2026 14

Important Information

  • INCLUSIONS

    One night of accommodation in Buenos Aires in a 5* Hotel 
    Accommodation onboard the Pursuit in booked cabin category
    Group transfers to/from the airport and to/from the ship* (subject to date/time restrictions*)
    Charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia return in economy class 
    All meals onboard the Venture including snacks and 24/7 in room dining 
    Complimentary spirits and wine available on board at all times - full open bar including premium beverages & in room minibar 
    Inspiring enrichment program and special guest speakers on board
    All applicable shore excursions and zodiac cruising (except paid adventure options with cost)
    Digital photography workshops
    Complimentary expedition-grade parka and day pack
    All port taxes & landing fees

     

    EXCLUSIONS

    International or internal flights unless 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
    Visa (if applicable) and passport fees
    Travel insurance (compulsory)
    Fuel surcharge may be applied to all bookings
    Paid adventure options and all personal expenses
    Miscellaneous extras
    Laundry and communication charges on board
    Tipping onboard (optional) - We recommend $15USD per person per day 

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available on request. A Single Supplement may be applied. Subject to availability. Please note 'willing to share' option is not available. Contact us for more details.

  • Prices are based on per person, twin share*

    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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