Congratulations on booking your expedition to Antarctica!
We are thrilled you will be traveling on this incredible adventure to the White Continent. Here you will find additional details that we require from you, information to help you plan for your trip as well as some ideas on other destinations you might like to visit in South America either before or after your Antarctica cruise. At any time if you wish to discuss the details or your cruise or additional travel arrangements including flights, insurance, pre and post tour travel arrangements please contact your booking agent.
⬤ IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Embarkation in Puerto Madryn, Montevideo & Ushuaia
Day One of your itinerary is an arrival day, please book your flights to arrive anytime this day. If you wish to arrive earlier to explore please contact us to enquire about pre cruise accommodation and flight options.
Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Motevideo & Puerto Madryn
On the day of disembarkation we highly recommend that you book your flights to depart after 12 noon. Please be aware that we will not be held responsible for the late arrival of the ship from your voyage.
Please note that your cruise booking may be subject to fuel surcharges should world oil prices increase significantly prior to the time of your departure. Cruise operators do attempt to factor this price into your tour cost. However, unexpected rises in the cost of marine fuel can result in a fuel surcharge that will depend on the cost of oil per barrel and the individual ship operator. By booking a tour with us, you agree that this may be the case with your booking. You will be advised of any surcharge once we have been notified of the surcharges from the cruise operator if this situation arises.
International Flights to meet your cruise
International flights to join your Antarctic cruise will be available for booking approximately 11 months prior to tour departure date. Please contact your booking agent to discuss flight options available for your travel arrangements. Please see below for some suggestions on pre and post cruise itinerary options in South America.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and policy details must be provided prior to your final documentation being issued. We strongly recommend you obtain a policy for the level of cover at the time of booking you are comfortable with ensuring it meets our minimum guidelines. For more information on Travel Insurance please refer to the Antarctica Travellers Guide below or contact your booking agent.
Terms and Conditions
By making the booking, he or she has read and has agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please click HERE to view.
International Maritime Regulations require that we create a manifest for each expedition. To fulfil our obligation certain information is required. Below are a few forms that will need to be completed. Forms must be returned NO MORE THAN 100 days prior to departure.
ALL passengers must:
✔ Complete Passenger Details Form - this will be emailed to you by your booking agent to be completed online. This must be completed no later than 100 days prior to your voyage departure date. Included in these forms you will need to provide your size for your Sea Spirit Expedition Parka, see below for more details.
- If you have booked any Optional Excursions you will also need to read information and then submit additional forms.
✔ Please CLICK HERE to view the Kayaker Booking Packet which includes Preparation Notes and the Sea Kayak Club Terms and Conditions. Once you have read and understood the above Kayaker Booking Packet, please CLICK HERE to download the Sea Spirit Kayaker Statement which must be signed and returned to your booking agent within 30 days of booking.
✔ Please CLICK HERE to view the Camping Booking Packet which includes Preparation Notes and the Sea Kayak Club Terms and Conditions. Once you have read and understood the above Camping Booking Packet, please CLICK HERE to download the Sea Spirit Camping Statement which must be signed and returned to your booking agent within 30 days of booking.
⬤ OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
The following activities are available on this voyage subject to availability:
- Kayaking in the far-flung corners of the world is an experience guaranteed to refresh your soul. Paddling in small groups, you will glide between ice flows, brash ice and icebergs dotted with wildlife. Previous kayaking experience is required. Limited availability. Price dependent on your voyage, please contact your booking agent for price and availability.
- Camping is an incredible opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of being in the Antarctic elements at night. Witness dramatic light changes and the clamor of scurrying penguins on a true outdoor adventure. Available selected voyages. Limited availability. Please contact your booking agent for price and availability.
Please see below for more information.
⬤ EXPEDITION PARKA
There is no need to worry about choosing between being warm and comfortable on one hand and great looking on the other. You will get it all with your Sea Spirit quality-manufactured Polar parka, included with every polar voyage you take with us. These insulated, water-resistant and windproof parkas are designed by their knowledgeable team based on many years of experience in harsh environments.
Created specifically for Polar travellers, they are handsome garments you will find uses for at home and on other far-flung travels. And its not just the parkas outstanding qualities that will keep you warm; sometimes memories of your past polar experience work even better than the warmth-retaining layers of specialized fabric.
⬤ RESOURCES & CRUISE EXTENSIONS
We have some additional resources to help you prepare for your upcoming trip to the Antarctica, please download or view online by clicking the links below.
Experience the sights and sounds of being in the elements at night. Witness dramatic light changes and the clamor of scurrying penguins on a true outdoor adventure.