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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica | Sea Spirit

21 Days
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WAS From USD 20,095   Now From USD 18,086

STYLE:

Small Ship Expedition Cruise 

Trip Code: ACTSAFSG

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Ushuaia, Argentina

Finish: Ushuaia, Argentina

SHIP: Sea Spirit

DestinationDestination

Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands, South Georgia

DestinationDeparture Date

17/11/2024, 05/01/2025, 09/11/2025, 28/11/2025, 06/01/2026

MealsMeals

Breakfast at Hotel & All Meals Whilst On board the Ship

TransportTransport

Group transfers throughout

TransportAccommodation

Hotel & Cabin On board a Ship



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

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

 

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

OVERVIEW

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: SAVE UP TO 15%  OFF!

This extended expedition provides a full Antarctic experience. Besides the unearthly beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, you’ll get an audience with the “Kings of The Antarctic” – the rare and most beautiful king penguins on the wild and rugged island of South Georgia. Abandoned whaling stations, the grave of the famous explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, the capital of the Falkland Islands Port Stanley, and landing on the Antarctic continent itself are among the other highlights of this expedition cruise.

 

*Early Bird up to 15% off discount is valid on the 25/26 Antarctica season for new bookings only, deposited before 31 Oct 2024. The discount is 10% off Triple, Main Deck, Single and Classic Suites; and 15% off Superior, Deluxe, Premium, and Owner’s Suites. Prices are subject to change and cabins are subject to availability. Discount may be discontinued or amended at any time. Terms and conditions apply, please contact us for more details. 

ITINERARY

Arrive in Ushuaia

Welcome to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city and starting point of our Antarctic expedition! Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by our staff and transferred to a quality hotel, which has been arranged by us and is included in the price of the itinerary. For the rest of the day, you are free to explore this vibrant port city and adventure hub.

For an introduction to local history and wildlife, the interesting Museo del Fin del Mundo is worth a visit. If you have time to spare, a variety of nature activities can be arranged to suit all interests and fitness levels, from hiking in nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park to wildlife viewing in the Beagle Channel. For dinner, Ushuaia offers a wide range of restaurants featuring Patagonian lamb and delectable Fuegian seafood.

Embarkation in Ushuaia

After breakfast at your hotel, the morning is yours to enjoy Ushuaia. Explore the delightful waterfront and savor views of the snowcapped Martial Range, the southernmost peaks of the Andes. Take advantage of shopping for souvenirs or some last-minute necessities such as cold-weather gear. Just remember, you will soon receive your very own parka to keep and waterproof boots to borrow on board the ship. For lunch, the many cafés, parrillas and gelato shops on Avenida San Martín will be sure to satisfy any appetite.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the pier where we will warmly welcome you aboard the deluxe expedition vessel M/V Sea Spirit. Get settled in your spacious suite and explore the ship that will be your comfortable home during the extraordinary adventure to come. After getting underway, a full schedule of events kicks off with informative briefings and introductions from your expedition staff. After the first of many delicious dinners on board, step out onto the open decks to admire the scenery and gorgeous evening light as we pass through the Beagle Channel.

South Atlantic Ocean

After transiting the Beagle Channel and passing the islands of Tierra del Fuego, we head northeast toward the Falkland Islands. We keep a lookout for dolphins and whales. The ship’s stabilizing fins provide comfort in the event of rough seas. Presentations by our experts prepare you for our arrival in the Falkland Islands.

Falkland Islands - Day 4 & 5

The remote and sparsely-populated Falkland Islands are a birders’ paradise. We anticipate spending two days in the remote outer islands where large colonies of penguins and albatross are easily accessible. The Falklands are also a great place to observe marine mammals. The waters around the archipelago are home to cetaceans such as Peale’s dolphins and Commerson’s dolphins. Our exact route and exploration opportunities are dependent on weather among these isolated and windswept islands.
We also intend to visit the port of Stanley, the charmingly British capital of the Falkland Islands. Attractions within pleasant walking distance along the waterfront promenade include the Falkland Islands Museum, the governor’s house, a cathedral with impressive whalebone arch outside, a war memorial, quality gift shops, pubs, and views of shipwrecks in the harbor.

Southern Ocean - Day 6 & 7

From the Falkland Islands we head east toward South Georgia. We will cross the Antarctic Convergence, the biological boundary of the Southern Ocean. Briefings, bio-security procedures, and lectures from our experts prepare you for our arrival in South Georgia.

South Georgia - Day 8 to 12

This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. Our route and exploration opportunities in South Georgia are heavily dependent on the weather conditions we encounter. Our experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant. You can be sure that the best possible advantage will be taken of the circumstances presented to us by nature in this wild and remote corner of the world. We take every safe opportunity to go ashore in this amazing place.

South Georgia is a scenic wilderness and an unrivaled paradise for subantarctic wildlife viewing. The islands are said to host upwards of 100 million seabirds, including numerous species of albatross, penguins, prions, petrels and terns. On beaches such as those at Salisbury Plain and St. Andrews Bay, over 100,000 elephant seals and three million fur seals jostle for space among innumerable penguins including stately king penguins and sprightly macaroni penguins. The recently completed rat eradication program is sure to make this wilderness even more pristine and rich with birdlife.

The bountiful waters surrounding South Georgia are also inhabited by an increasing number of whales. The historical whaling station of Grytviken is now home to the excellent South Georgia Museum managed by the South Georgia Heritage Trust. Grytviken is also the final resting place of Ernest Shackleton, the legendary polar explorer.

Our days in South Georgia are filled with memorable excursions, sumptuous meals, presentations by our experts, and enough incredible scenery and wildlife to fill your camera and overwhelm your emotions.

Southern Ocean - Day 13 & 14

We continue west toward the Antarctic Peninsula. Pelagic seabirds including the majestic albatross are common in these waters and can readily be viewed from panoramic open decks or from exterior stateroom windows and balconies. We may also encounter enormous tabular icebergs drifting north from the Weddell Sea.

South Shetland & Antarctic Peninsula -Day 15 to 18

The Antarctic Peninsula region contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and some of Antarctica’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Protected bays and narrow channels are surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in permanent snow and immense glaciers. Icebergs of every size and description complete an image of incomparable beauty. Waters rich with krill are home to a variety of whale and seal species. The whole area is alive with penguins foraging at sea and forming large nesting colonies at special places on land. The area is also home to Antarctic research stations of various nationalities.

The South Shetland Islands are the northernmost islands in Antarctica and will likely be our first sighting of land. This wild and beautiful island chain contains numerous landing sites with abundant wildlife and historical significance. Among them is Elephant Island, where men from Shackleton’s famous Endurance expedition spent the winter.

Farther south, on the Antarctic Peninsula, the gorgeous Gerlache Strait area contains sheltered bays, accessible wildlife, and stunning scenery.

The wilderness of Antarctica is subject to unpredictable weather and ever-changing ice conditions, which dictate our route and exploration opportunities. This is a real expedition. We exploit every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, amazing scenery and excursions via Zodiac.

Drake Passage - Day 19 & 20

It is now time to head north across the Drake Passage toward South America, though the adventure is not quite over. We are always on the lookout for marine mammals and seabirds in these wild waters. This is also the time for festivities such as the Captain’s Farewell Cocktail and the end-of-voyage slideshow. Finally, as we enter the calm Beagle Channel, we enjoy a night of smooth sailing toward Ushuaia.

Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

After breakfast we say farewell in the city of Ushuaia, where we started. We provide a group transfer to the airport or to the town center if you wish to spend more time here. As you look back on your wonderful experience in Antarctica, you may already be looking forward to your next incredible adventure to the ice!

*Important - Please be sure not to book flights out of Ushuaia before 12PM (Noon) on the day of disembarkation from your cruise ship.

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WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • In three weeks, you will gain an extensive Antarctica experience including the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and several locations on the Falkland Islands.
     

  • You will experience the incredible diversity of the Antarctic region: from the rich wildlife and unique ecosystems to historic sites and research stations.

  • You will visit the Falkland Island archipelago and South Georgia. These places offer an abundance of wildlife and are a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers alike.

  • You will have the possibility to step foot on the great white continent to experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world.
     

  • While at sea, the expedition team will prepare you for your Antarctic experience. They will provide you with insights on everything Antarctic - from the history and geology to the incredible wildlife.

Sea Spirit

Sea Spirit

Explore the Polar Regions in style and comfort aboard the all-suite Sea Spirit. Providing spacious suites and social areas for 114 guests the Sea Spirit at the same time features manoeuvrability and friendly atmosphere of small ships. In 2017, she was renovated to offer a unique mixture of adventure and comfort, so your surroundings while aboard will be the perfect cosy complement to the icy landscapes outside. 


Sea Spirit has been retrofitted with Rolls Royce Zero Speed Stabilizers that allow safe, stable navigation through icy waters. The operational benefits of the new retractable fin stabilizers include reducing the ship's roll when anchored, moored, or drifting, reducing dynamic drag when deployed while underway, and eliminating vibration and noise.


All suites have ensuite facilities, exterior views and are equipped with king-size beds or twin beds if preferred. Deluxe Suites, Premium Suites and the Owner's Suite have private balconies for viewing the breath-taking landscapes of the polar regions. The public areas include a Reception, Restaurant, Bar, Outdoor Bistro, Club Lounge, Library, Presentation Lounge, Infirmary, Gym, and Bridge. There is an open Bridge policy so you can talk to the captain and officers at any time. Enjoy the amenities of a fine hotel, while a resident photographer helps you take brag-worthy photos. Kayaking and camping options are available on select departures.
 

Ice Class: Length: 90.6 metres
Breadth: 15.3 metresMax
Draft: Cruising
Speed: 15 knots
Electricity: Passenger
Capacity:
114

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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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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

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica | Sea Spirit from USD 18,085
Departing Ending Duration
17 Nov 2024 07 Dec 2024 21
05 Jan 2025 25 Jan 2025 21
09 Nov 2025 29 Nov 2025 21
28 Nov 2025 18 Dec 2025 21
06 Jan 2026 26 Jan 2026 21

Important Information

  • INCLUSIONS

    1 pre-voyage hotel night on Day 1 in Ushuaia including breakfast
    Group transfer from the airport to the hotel on the day prior to embarkation
    Group transfer to the ship for embarkation on Day 2
    Cabin on board the Sea Spirit
    IAATO fees and governmental taxes.
    All meals on board throughout the voyage
    Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily
    All scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions)
    Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
    Branded Poseidon Expeditions parka (to keep)
    Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise
    Welcome and Farewell cocktails
    All port fees
    Group transfer to airport or central location right after disembarkation
    Pre-departure materials
    Digital Voyage Log
    Wi-Fi on board

     

    EXCLUSIONS

    International or internal flights unless specified
    Transfers from the airport to the hotel if arriving prior to Day 1 of the program
    Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations
    Airport transfers, taxes and excess baggage charges unless specified
    Visa, passport and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel Insurance - Mandatory Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of US$ 200,000 per person
    Personal expenses such as laundry
    Gratuities for the crew (recommend US$15 per person per day)
    Optional Activities such as kayaking and camping
    Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings
    Pre or post cruise travel expenses
    Any meals not mentioned

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request, contact us for more details. 

    Sharing is available in Triple, Main Deck, Classic, and Superior Suites. If you prefer a cabin for yourself, the following categories are available with the single supplement at:
    x1.7 for Main Deck, Classic, and Superior Suites
    x2 for Deluxe, Premium, and Owner's Suite

  • Prices are based on per person, and may be based off triple/or twin share cabins* (please contact us for more details).

    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.