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Seaventure | Celebrating Antarctica

13 Days FROM USD 8,996 10 % off!

Overview

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Experience the very best of Antarctica on this 13 day voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula. On board the fully refurbished Seaventure, you experience the very best in expedition cruising. From zodiac landings in quaint penguin  rookeries, to cruising near towering icebergs and kayaking near impressive glaciers, no two experiences are the same. Experience the serene beauty and transformative nature of this surreal landscape. 

Optional Activities : Photography, Camping, Kayaking

Trip Code: ACPLCEB

Travel Style: Expedition Cruise

Location: Antarctic Peninsula

Ship: Seaventure

Flights: We offer a range of flight options to meet your cruise, contact us today to discuss.

CRUISE ITINERARY

We’ve eliminated the anxiety of missed connections and flight delays by providing a two-night hotel stay at the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa. Most flights arrive in Ushuaia in the late afternoon or early evening. Bring your bathing suit, lounge in the spa, or take a bath, and then get over your jet lag with good night’s sleep. You’ll have a full day on day two to relax at the resort or explore town, before embarkation on day three.

Arrival

Today is all yours: explore some of the sights that Ushuaia has to offer, from museums to Argentinean leather markets, or continue relaxing at the lovely Arakur. Our optional evening briefing is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers. All guests need to arrive at the hotel no later than the evening of day two.

Ushuaia

After a complimentary buffet breakfast, you’re free to explore Ushuaia or unwind at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Once on board, you’ll be greeted by our Expedition Team and the ship’s officers. A concise safety and orientation briefing will be followed by the Captain’s welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the scenery on our early evening sail through the Beagle Channel, past porpoising Magellanic penguins, Rock Cormorant, and Black-browed Albatross.

Embarkation

As we make our way ever closer to the white continent, numerous Polar Experts will prepare you with presentations on everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history. Eventually, we’ll cross the Antarctic Convergence where we’ll notice a distinct drop in temperature as we enter the waters of the Antarctic Ocean.

Those interested in Citizen Science can take part in SeaBird sighting surveys, or help collect salinity samples and weather data along the way. We’re likely to witness some spectacular sights, from icebergs to an array of seabirds and whale species. If we’re lucky, we may see some of them fully breach from the sea.

Drake Passage - Day 4 & 5

In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, we will hope to make as much time as possible to explore by inflatable Zodiac boats and marvel up close at nature’s glory. Our Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. We will aim for the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest.

Our first sight of land will likely be that of the South Shetland Islands. These highly volcanic islands offer amazing abundance and beauty. We may visit Half Moon Island nestled inside Livingston’s eastern shore, or conditions permitting visit historic Deception Island. Being further north, sub-Antarctic species are more commonly found here, including Chinstrap penguins and Southern Elephant seals

South Shetland Islands - Day 6 & 7

As we head south across the Bransfield Strait, we enter the Trinity Coast and Gerlache Strait. Here we may explore picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, the Humpback whale favored Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. We may stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy as well as a historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House.

Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins abound, and Weddell and Crabeater seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory Leopard seals and the assertive Antarctic Fur seal. Minke and Humpback whales are frequent visitors in the late season and Orca sightings are also common.

Antarctica - Day 8 to 10

As we leave this magical place and make our way north, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage, we will continue our presentation series and wildlife spotting. Sailing back to Ushuaia through the Beagle Channel, we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow.

Drake Passage - Day 11 & 12

Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

Disembarkation in Ushuaia
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Pricing & date

Seaventure | Celebrating Antarctica from USD 8,995
Departing Ending Duration
10 Dec 2021 22 Dec 2021 13
07 Dec 2022 19 Dec 2022 13
14 Jan 2023 26 Jan 2023 13
05 Feb 2023 17 Feb 2023 13

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Photography

Photography

Camping

Camping

Kayaking

Kayaking

Important Information

  • Transfer from airport in embarkation city to group hotel if arriving on Day 1 of itinerary.
    Two pre-voyage nights hotel accommodation in embarkation city
    Transfer from the group hotel to ship for embarkation
    Cabin accommodation on board ship 
    All meals whilst on board
    All scheduled landings and excursions 
    Citizen science program: 
    Expedition jacket (yours to keep)
    Complimentary use of rubber boots for duration of voyage
    Coffee/tea/cocoa 24 hours daily
    Alcohol (house brands) and non-alcoholic beverages:  Mineral water, soft drinks, juices, tea, house wine, various beers, long drinks, cocktails of the day
    All taxes and port fees
    WIFI from the public computers
    200MB WIFI card for use on personal devices
    Digital voyage log
    Guiding and lectures by experienced expedition team

    Exclusions 

    International flights
    Optional activities not mentioned as included
    Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, WiFi from personal devices in excess of the 200 MB provided 
    Travel and medical insurance
    Personal expenses 
    Gratuities for the staff and crew

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

  • Please note this itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions 

    *Please note Photography and Citizen Science optional programs are included. 

  • Departure date, season and availability

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Sustainability

We appreciate that voyages to the Antarctic to have an impact on this pristine environment. In light of this, all our voyages are double carbon offset. In addition, we strive to eliminate as many single use plastics as possible from our supply chain. In choosing this voyage you are also supporting the fantastic work done by the Antarctic Science Foundation (ASF) and their work in understanding and protecting this unique destination. In addition all voyages support the Mawsons Huts Foundation (MHF). The MHF support the legacy of Sir Douglas Mawson, the legendary Antarctic explorer and scientist. As a member of IAATO we follow strict guidelines appointed by the Antarctic Treaty System to go above and beyond in support of minimizing negative impacts on this pristine landscape. We also encourage clients to look to book pre-and post- accommodation with us, where local businesses will be supported. Our clients also receive restaurant recommendations which support locally owned restaurants.

We carefully select all ships we work with and choose smaller sized vessels to create less impact. We use a highly regulated, licensed vessel which is well equipped to operate in the Antarctic’s delicate ecosystem. We view the voyage to the Antarctic as an expedition, not a sightseeing trip. Smaller ships such as ours can navigate narrow waterways and are far less polluting than the larger ships in Antarctic waters. By carrying less passengers, we have far less waste. The waste is carried back to the home port to allow for environmentally conscious waste management and disposal.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE

 

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