Adventures in Antarctica

Antarctic Peninsula, S. Shetlands, Penguin Rookeries, Optional kayaking on some trips
12 Days | Departures: 29/01/22, 08/03/22, 28/11/22, 15/02/23 | From: $8,995

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Regions:  Antarctic Peninsula | South Georgia | South Shetland Islands | Falkland Islands


Testimonials

Trip Highlights: This expedition cruise offers you the ideal introduction to Antarctica. Departing and finishing in the port of Ushuaia in Argentina, the itinerary visits prime sites along the Antarctic Peninsula and the neighboring South Shetland Islands. This program will emphasize wildlife viewing, and the breathtaking scenery with narrow waterways, glaciers, icebergs and rugged mountains. Experience the beauty and wonder of the White Continent!

Rates: $8,995 - $15,735

Expedition Ship - MS Seaventure
Passengers
: 139


Summary

Traveling to the farthest reaches of the world doesn't mean you can't be comfortable! Embark on this ideal introduction to Antarctica aboard a beautiful expedition ship that combines adventure with service and many amenities of a classic passenger vessel. The outstanding cuisine may vie with the landscape and wildlife for your attention. Depart and finish in the port of Ushuaia in Argentina, and visit prime sites along the Antarctic Peninsula and the neighboring South Shetland Islands. This program emphasizes wildlife viewing, possible visits to scientific bases, breathtaking scenery with narrow waterways, glaciers, icebergs and rugged mountains. Enjoy quality and value at a good price!



Itinerary

Day 1 - 2: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers.

Days 3: Embarkation
Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain's welcome dinner.

Days 4 - 5: Drake Passage
Join our Polar Experts as they teach you about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in our renowned Citizen Science program; or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching exciting glimpses of wildlife. Grab your binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship as we cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.

Day 6: South Shetland Islands
The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, so we'll hop into our inflatable Zodiac boats and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature's glory!

Days 7 - 9: Antarctica
Here we'll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels as we travel the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.

Days 10 - 11: Drake Passage
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.

Day 12: Ushuaia
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.



Included in the price of this voyage:

  • Shipboard accommodations

  • All meals on board

  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (some super premium brands excluded)

  • Coffee/Tea/Cocoa 24 hours a day

  • All scheduled landings and excursions

  • Citizen Science program: participation in a variety of scientific activities that support important research projects

  • Expedition jacket (yours to keep)

  • A pair of loaner boots for use during the voyage

  • WiFi from the public computers

  • 200 MB WiFi card for use on your personal devices

  • Daily international news service

  • All port fees

  • All landing fees

  • Digital Voyage Log

Not included in the price of this voyage:

  • Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn other than those listed above

  • Transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary

  • Pre- or post-voyage expenses in Ushuaia

  • Travel insurance; medical insurance; evacuation coverage

  • Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board

  • Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, WiFi from personal devices in excess of the 200 MB provided

  • Staff gratuities


Antarctic Peninsula - Sample Cruises - 2020 / 2021

Trip Highlights Prices USD* Days
Adventures in Antarctica South Shetlands, Antarctic Peninsula, Penguin Rookeries, Optional kayaking $8,995 -
$15,735
12
Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing Classic Antarctica, pristine scenery, classic sites of scientific and historic interest, experienced naturalist guides. Optional kayaking, camping, cross-country skiing and mountaineering $11,995 -
$26,195
15
Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise Fly over the Drake Passage in both directions, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Wildlife, Scenery, Ice Optional kayaking and snowshoeing $11,495 - $21,495 8
Antarctica Ross Sea Region Cruise

South Georgia / Falkland Islands / Antarctica - Sample Cruises - 2020 / 2021

Trip Highlights Prices USD* Days
Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands Vast Colonies of King Penguins, Breathtaking Scenery, Historic sites, optional kayaking $25,940 -
$45,990
24
Antarctica and South Georgia and the Falklands Two great destinations, anticipate penguins, whales, seabirds and seals as well as scenic highlights $14,070 - $26,480 20
Notes

* Prices are based per person, the lowest price is usually for triple occupancy in a basic cabin, the highest for double occupancy in the best available suite.

Options may be at additional cost and are usually booked when the cruise is booked - it may be too late once the cruise has started.

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Departures from late October to early March

Dozens of trips - unique combinations of ship + itinerary

Choice of ships - 108 to 139 passenger capacity

$8,050 to $40,000

10 to 33 days

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