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Whale Season In Antarctica | Seaventure

11 Days
Save Up To 20%

WAS From USD 13,065   Now From USD 10,452

STYLE:

Small Ship Expedition Cruise

Trip Code: ACPLWS11

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Ushuaia, Argentina

Finish: Ushuaia, Argentina

SHIP: MS Seaventure

DestinationDestination

Antarctic Peninsula

MealsMeals

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

DEPARTURE DATES



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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

EARLY BOOKING  DISCOUNT - SAVE UP TO 20% OFF ON SELECTED 25/26 SEASON DEPARTURES**

 

Every trip to Antarctica is the ideal adventure for everyone who loves animals. And this journey won't be any different. A plethora of distinct seal species, famous penguins, and Antarctica's ever-majestic icebergs are all to be expected. However, there will be one noteworthy exception to the norm on this journey: Large numbers of enormous Humpback whales are feeding on the profusion of krill in the ocean at this time of year, making whale watching one of the most exciting activities. Sightings of orcas and minkes are also frequent on this exceptional journey into the final untouched region of the planet.

 

**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 Discount is valid until 31 July 24 unless withdrawn, sold out or varied prior.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. 

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

ITINERARY

Arrive in 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

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!

Crossing the 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.

South Shetland Islands - Day 5 & 6

The South Shetlands are 12 islands separated from the Antarctic Peninsula by The Bransfield Strait. Significant volcanic activity has sculpted a geology – and a diverse natural beauty – unlike anywhere else on Earth. 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. And this time of year is feeding time for Humpback whales, so don’t be surprised if you’re joined by a number of them on your day’s adventure.

Explore Antarctica - Day 7 & 8

On to the Antarctic Peninsula, where we’ll explore any number of stunning bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels as we continue to travel these wildlife-rich waters, passing a number of glorious icebergs along the way. We’ll have great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we direct our attention and our cameras toward numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea. As always throughout this journey, be on the lookout for the impressive population of Humpback, Minke, and Orca whales feeding in the water.

Crossing the Drake Passage - Day 9 & 10

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

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

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WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Large numbers of enormous Humpback whales are feeding on the profusion of krill in the ocean at this time of year, making whale watching one of the most exciting activities. Sightings of orcas and minkes are also frequent on this exceptional journey into the final untouched region of the planet.

  • 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.

  • See the last of the penguin colonies of several species for the season 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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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

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

Triple Stateroom

Features-

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.

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

Porthole Stateroom

Features-

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.

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

Window Stateroom

Features-

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 13,065 USD 10,452

Available

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

Veranda Stateroom

Features-

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 15,035 USD 12,028

Available

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

Owner's Suite

Features-

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 18,035 USD 14,428

Limited

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

Important Information

  • INCLUSIONS

     
    1 nights pre night cruise accommodation in Ushuaia including breakfast 
    All meals onboard the Seaventure including snacks
    Beer/wine with 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 



    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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