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Wild South Atlantic & Antarctica - 29 Days | Venture

29 Days
From USD 30,810

STYLE: Luxury Expedition Cruise 

Trip Code: ACSBWSA

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Finish: Buenos Aires, Argentina

SHIP: Seabourn Venture

DestinationDestination

Brazil, Uruguay, Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica

DestinationDeparture Date

11/11/2025

MealsMeals

All Meals Onboard the Ship, Open Bar with Premium Beverages & In-Room minibar 

TransportTransport

Transfers from the ship to Ushuaia Airport & between Buenos Aires domestic/international airports & charter flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires (in economy class) 

TransportAccommodation

Cabin Onboard a Ship



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

Paraty, Brazil: Tender by zodiac to spend some time wandering the pedestrianized cobblestone streets of Paraty
Montevideo, Uruguay: Option of included shore excursions
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica:  Daily 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 USD PP ONBOARD CREDIT & TWO CATEGORY VERANDA SUITE UPGRADE ON SELECTED DATES*

Embark on the ultimate adventure, a trip on the luxury expedition ship, Seabourn Venture. Departing from the beautiful city of Rio De Janeiro in Brazil, home to the Christ Redeemer and Sugarloaf, you will cruise down the Atlantic coast, stopping in at the charming colonial town of Paraty. The quaint UNESCO listed old town is lined with cobblestone streets. Cruise to and spend some time exploring the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo.

From here you will leave the continent of South America and head for the Falkland Islands. Spend several days here, exploring historical sites and spotting a range of diverse wildlife, including rockhopper penguins, black-browed albatrosses, fur seals and sea lions that call this region home. Continue onto South Georgia, a wildlife mecca, home to large colonies of penguins, which often number in the tens of thousands. 

You will then spend several days exploring the icy realms of Antarctica. Cruise past icebergs and pack ice and spot whales and dolphins. You will have the chance to do zodiac expeditions and landings (conditions permitting) on the continent and enjoy activities like hiking and wildlife observation, guided by an expert onboard expedition crew. During the evenings and on sea days you will be delighted by onboard lectures and learn more about what you have seen during your voyage. 

End your cruise in Ushuaia and fly to Buenos Aires. 

 

*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 (12 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 Rio de Janeiro

The harbour of Rio de Janeiro, cradled by the southern contours of Guanabara Bay under the majestic shadows of Corcovado and Sugarloaf mountains, is one of the world's most unique and awe-inspiring ports. As you approach by sea, Sugarloaf Mountain is your welcoming beacon, inviting you to experience the exhilarating cable-car ride to its summit for a panoramic view of the city and its famed beaches: Copacabana, Tijuca, Ipanema, and Leblon.

Rio de Janeiro vibrates with the rhythm and vitality of its renowned Carnavál Sambadrome parades, regardless of when you choose to visit. The city enjoys UNESCO World Heritage status, recognized as the 'Carioca Landscapes, Between the Mountain and the Sea.' Your exploration of Rio wouldn't be complete without visiting certain landmarks: the ascent to Sugarloaf, the lush Tijuca Rainforest Park, the towering Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado, and for football aficionados, the legendary Maracanä Stadium.

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

Paraty

The tiny harbor town of Parati (Paraty) is a colonial-era charmer, overlooking a protected bay along Brazil’s Costa Verde, “the Green Coast.” Founded by the Portuguese in 1597, Parati flourished as a transportation hub during the 17th and 18th centuries after gold was discovered in the state of Minas Gerais. The port was all but forgotten after Brazil declared its independence in 1822; today, its time-warp Old Town — designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2019 — the largest concentration of colonial architecture in the country. Spend some time wandering its pedestrianized cobblestone streets, admiring the elegant churches and whitewashed buildings with colorful trim. Forte Defensor Perpétuo — in the 18th century to protect the town from pirates — features a small museum and mesmerizing views. The historic Caminho do Ouro or Gold Trail is a 1,200-mile-long thoroughfare laid by slaves that connected Minas Gerais with neighboring states; you can follow a stretch from Parati through lush Atlantic rainforest in Serra da Bocaina National Park, stopping at a series of waterfalls and freshwater pools.

At Sea - Day 3 to 5

Spend the next days at sea indulging in the ship's amenities. Take this opportunity to relax and make acquaintances with your fellow travelers.

Montevideo

Tucked between Brazil and Argentina, the Republic of Uruguay decidedly holds its own with unique traditions and identity. Despite being South America's second smallest nation, Uruguay feels like a vibrant city enveloped by expansive ranchlands. Often dubbed as the 'Switzerland of South America,' Montevideo mirrors Switzerland's discreet banking system.

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS:
OPTION 1: Montevideo Highlights & Tango Experience
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Montevideo on a scenic drive. Witness historic landmarks and monuments, then visit the Mercado Agricola, a bustling farmer's market teeming with local charm. End your day with a stirring tango performance at Baar Fun Fun, a venue steeped in over 80 years of history.

OPTION 2: Montevideo Old Town Walk & Tango Show
Explore the architectural wonders of Montevideo on foot. Discover the eclectic mix of styles in the city, then experience the passion of Uruguayan dance at Baar Fun Fun.

*Activities are subject to change depending on availability.

At Sea - Day 7 & 8

Make the most of the upcoming two days at sea by contemplating the horizon and immersing yourself in the vast depths of the ocean. Prepare for the exciting adventure ahead as we approach the Falkland Islands, renowned for their diverse wildlife.

Falkland Islands Experience - Day 9 & 10

The Falkland Islands are a world unto themselves. This remote archipelago are wind-swept and bathed in stunning natural beauty, magnificent wildlife, and are home to a gregarious mix of people. More than 200 islands dot the waters around the two mainlands of East and West Falkland, presenting landscapes that are breathtakingly pure and stark, yet vibrantly detailed. Here, the shores are devoid of trees but teem with an impressive variety of bird species including albatross, penguins, caracaras, and geese.

The Islands are also steeped in maritime and military history, with over three hundred shipwrecks scattered along their coasts. The serene white crosses marking the final resting places of British and Argentine soldiers serve as silent testaments to the war of 1982. Through the course of their history, many have laid claim to these islands, but today, they stand proud as a self-governing British Overseas Territory.

In Stanley, the extraordinary wildlife of the Falklands is always close at hand. Dolphins often dance at its harbor, while steamer ducks, kelp gulls, and other birds thrive on its shores. Southern sea lions bask in the sun, and Southern giant petrels glide through town, seemingly unfazed by human activity. Established in the 1840s, Stanley was named after Edward Smith-Stanley, Earl of Derby, who never actually set foot on these islands.

At Sea - Day 12 & 13

In the upcoming days at sea, take advantage of the ship's amenities as you delve into studying the geography and wildlife of the region. Prepare yourself for the exciting exploration of the remarkable South Georgia Islands.

South Georgia Experience - Day 14 to 18

The South Georgia Islands Group is one of the least visited destinations on earth. It consists of South Georgia Island and smaller surrounding islands and rocks. Largely untouched and blessed with a sub-Antarctic climate and nutrient-rich seas, it represents a sort of Lost Eden of unspoiled wildlife habitat. Although ice and snow are present, they are strikingly green with vegetation as compared with Antarctica. They teem with wildlife, including massive populations of king and other penguin species, fur seals, elephant seals, albatrosses, giant petrels, and other seabirds. Whales, orcas and dolphins abound offshore in the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. Your captain and expedition leader plan your days in South Georgia to offer you a variety of experiences in this remote and enchanting destination, based on conditions and wildlife reports. These will certainly include visits to historic communities such as Grytviken, with its memorial to Ernest Shackleton, the immense breeding colony of king penguins on the Salisbury Plain and other highlights, along with less well-known, but equally unforgettable sites. Your veteran expedition team members enrich your experience during presentations and in casual conversations and interpret passing sights during time spent cruising. They will also accompany you on landings at the various sites and excursions in zodiacs and kayaks.

Crossing the Drake passage - Day 19 & 20

Prepare yourself for the upcoming journey across the renowned Drake Passage en route to the Antarctic continent.

Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula - Day 21 to 26

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.

Crossing the Drake Passage - Day 27 & 28

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 & onward flight

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

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Seabourn Venture

Seabourn Venture

Explore the Polar Regions onboard the ultra luxury Seabourn Venture. First sailing in 2022 and taking up to 264 guests the ship is equipped with a PC6 ice class rating and carries 2 custom built submarines and kayaks. 

The ship is well equipped with 132 luxurious, all-verandah suites and has a wide range of facilities onboard, including premium dining options, a spa, fitness centre and pool. There are plenty of shared spaces to relax and enjoy the view as you sail into some of the most remote regions in the world. 

Enjoy zodiac expeditions with the knowledgeable expedition crew and learn about the areas you are exploring with a range of lectures onboard the ship.

Ice Class: Length: 170 m / 558 ft
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.

Pricing per person & date

Wild South Atlantic & Antarctica - 29 Days | Venture from USD 30,810
Departing Ending Duration
11 Nov 2025 09 Dec 2025 29

Important Information

  • INCLUSIONS

    Accommodation onboard the Venture in booked cabin category
    Group transfers from the ship to airport in Ushuaia and between the domestic/international airport in Buenos Aires (subject to date/time restrictions*)
    Charter flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires 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)
    Included shore excursion in Montevideo 
    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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