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Christmas in Antarctica | Seaventure

12 Days
Save Up To 20%

WAS From USD 12,965   Now From USD 10,372


Small Ship Expedition Cruise

Trip Code: ACPLCIA

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Ushuaia, Argentina

Finish: Ushuaia, Argentina

SHIP: MS Seaventure


Antarctic Peninsula


Breakfast at hotel & All meals & beer/wine with lunch & dinner onboard the ship


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


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 




Celebrate the magic of the holiday season in one of the most remote and isolated corners of the world. The Antarctic Peninsula is complete with striking panoramic vistas, abundant wildlife encounters and incredible expedition experiences. With an experienced expedition team and state-of-the-art vessel this itinerary superimposes the idea of a true expedition experience.

This tour itinerary has 1 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.


**EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT: Save up to 20% off promotion is valid on select 25/26 season departures. Offer applies on all cabin categories. Discount is valid until 31 July 24 unless withdrawn, sold out or varied prior. Not combinable with other promotions and valid on new bookings only. Please contact us to confirm availability and pricing. 


Arrival & Explore Ushuaia

After a friendly welcome at the airport and a transfer to the luxurious Arakur Resort & Spa, take some time to unwind or explore the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

Our evening briefing at the Arakur is your opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow explorers.

Embarkation in Ushuaia

Spend your morning relaxing at the hotel, visiting a museum, or exploring the shops in Ushuaia, before our mid-afternoon escort to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will welcome you on board and get you settled in, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and our Captain’s welcome dinner. We’re on our way to Antarctica!

Drake Passage - Day 3 & 4

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, your cue to get ready for that first iceberg sighting, an unforgettable moment on every journey.

Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea - Day 5 & 6

We maneuver through the mysterious channels and wildlife-rich waters of the Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea, the perfect place to ensure an unforgettable holiday adventure. The Antarctic Sound is well known for its huge tabular icebergs and the Weddell Sea offers a unique geography unlike anywhere else on earth. Here we’ll take in the abundant wildlife such as Adélie penguins and seals as we keep on the lookout for hunting Orca.

Antarctic Peninsula - Day 7 & 8

Time to put our explorer’s spirit to full use. Antarctica offers astounding images and wildlife encounters at every turn, as the last truly unspoiled place on earth, populated only by its original wild inhabitants. Prepare yourself to encounter numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales, who will be there to share the holidays with us along the rugged coastlines and in the sea. We’ll also take full advantage of every opportunity to visit some of the several active scientific bases and historic landing sites on the peninsula. This voyage promises to be a holiday memory you’ll cherish forever. Our team always has something fun planned for Christmas Day.

South Shetlands

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.

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.



  • 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.

  • You will be able to explore Antarctica during the magic of the holiday period, a truly spectacular adventure. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 


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
Electricity: Passenger
139/149 on certain departures*

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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.


Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.


Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.


Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.


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


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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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

* Please note pricing is a guide only. Contact us now for the most up to date cost.

Triple Stateroom


Approximately 188 sq.ft. (17.5 sq.m), a Triple Stateroom on Deck 4 has windows, an extra single bed, a sitting area and private bathroom. With exterior views, sitting area with chairs or sofa and table, complimentary mini-bar, flat screen TV, safe to store your valuables, independent temperature controls, and luxury toiletries.

20 % off

USD 12,965 USD 10,372


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  • Triple (3 berth)
  • Share Male (1 berth)
  • Share Female (1 berth)

Porthole Stateroom


Approximately 188 sq.ft. (17.5 sq.m), a Porthole Stateroom on Deck 3 has a porthole window, a sitting area and private bathroom. With an exterior porthole window view, sitting area with chairs or sofa and table, complimentary Mini-Bar, flat screen TV, safe to store your valuables, independent temperature controls, and luxury toiletries.

20 % off

USD 14,915 USD 11,932


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  • Twin/Double (2 berth)
  • Single (1 berth)
  • Share Male (1 berth)
  • Share Female (1 berth)

Window Stateroom


Approximately 188 sq.ft. (17.5 sq.m), a Window Stateroom on Deck 4 or 5 has windows, a sitting area and private bathroom. With exterior views, sitting area with chairs or sofa and table, complimentary mini-bar, flat screen TV, safe to store your valuables, independent temperature controls, and luxury toiletries.

20 % off

USD 16,705 USD 13,364


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  • Twin/Double (2 berth)
  • Single (1 berth)
  • Share Male (1 berth)
  • Share Female (1 berth)

Veranda Stateroom


Approximately 224 sq.ft. (20.8 sq.m) including a 39 sq.ft (3.6 sq.m) balcony, a Veradah Stateroom on Deck 6 has a sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. With exterior views, sitting area with chairs or sofa and table, complimentary mini-bar, flat screen TV, safe to store your valuables, independent temperature controls, and luxury toiletries.

20 % off

USD 19,205 USD 15,364


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  • Twin/Double (2 berth)
  • Single (1 berth)

Owner's Suite


Approximately 331 sq.ft. (30.8 sq.m) including a 58 sq.ft (5.4 sq.m) balcony, an Owner's Suite on Deck 7 with sitting area, private balcony and ensuite bathroom. With exterior views, sitting area with chairs or sofa and table, complimentary mini-bar, flat Screen TV, safe to store your valuables, independent temperature controls, and luxury toiletries.

20 % off

USD 23,045 USD 18,436


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  • Double (2 berth)
  • Single (1 berth)

Important Information


    1 nights pre night cruise accommodation in Ushuaia including breakfast 
    All meals onboard the Seaventure including snacks
    Beer/wine available for lunch & dinner 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 


    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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