Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the Peninsula« All Sea Adventurer cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Triple||Lower Deck Twin||Main Deck Twin with Porthole||Main Deck Twin with Window||Superior||Deluxe||Suite|
-Cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.7 times the double occupancy rate. The supplement for a suite is 2 times the shared rate.
-Emergency medical evacuation coverage for a minimum of US$100,000 per person required. Contact us for details on arranging travel insurance.
Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina
Arrive to Ushuaia, Argentina and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 2 Embarkation Day
After embarkation in the late afternoon, you will sail down the Beagle Channel. Keep watch on deck for seabirds, penguins and rainbows.
Days 3-4 Crossing the Drake Passage
Prepare for rough water, but do not be disappointed if your crossing is smooth sailing. The Drake is always changing.
Days 5-8 Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Many factors play a role in shaping the expeditionís progress. You will attempt to leave the ship to explore in a range of activity levels at least twice a day. Perhaps, youíll feel salt spray on your face as the Zodiac weaves in and around grounded icebergs in Pleneau Bay. You could scramble to the top of a craggy hill for an unforgettable view of an icy chasm near Port Lockroy. You could sit quietly on a pebbled beach and wait for a curious penguin chick to approach or plunge into the frigid Antarctic waters.
Explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula with other adventurers! Over the course of the austral spring and summer, the sun lingers longer and longer, melting snow and ice. Wildlife abounds: chicks hatch and fledge, and pods of whales breach in a deep bay where a calving iceberg has churned up krill, the local delicacy.
The natural cycle of life ensures that every expedition is different. And that every expedition is full of surprises! In Antarctica, silence is so complete that interruptions become indelible memories: noisy penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, the boom and crack of a calving glacier near Petermann Island. As you sail from island to shore to bay during four days in the Peninsula, the Expedition Team provides opportunities for contemplation, to test your endurance and engage your curiosity.
Days 9-11 Drake Passage to Ushuaia
Activities during the return voyage depend on the conditions of the Drake. A smooth crossing is a busy crossing. You will be transferred to the airport from the ship when you disembark in Ushuaia.
Itinerary NotesThis expedition includes
* 1 night of pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia with breakfast.
* Group transfer on Day 2 from a designated location in Ushuaia to the ship.
* Shipboard accommodation with housekeeping.
* Shipboard breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
* Shore landings per the program delivered on the ship each day.
* Professional Expedition Leadership.
* All Zodiac excursions and transfers.
* Formal and informal educational presentations by the Expedition Team.
* Photographic Journal on DVD, documenting the voyage.
* An official Quark Expeditions parka to keep.
* The loan of a pair of waterproof boots for the duration of the voyage.
* Coffee, tea, and cocoa available around the clock.
* Hair dryer and bathrobes in each cabin.
* Comprehensive pre-departure package including a map and Reader.
* All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
* All shipboard luggage handling.
* Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a maximum benefit of $100,000 per person.
* Group transfer from the ship to the Ushuaia airport.
* Transfer from Ushuaia airport to the hotel on Day 1.
This expedition excludes
* Any airfare.
* Passport and Visa Expenses.
* Adventure options - kayaking, mountaineering, camping or cross-country skiing
* Any meals ashore, with the exception of breakfast at the hotel.
* Government arrival and departure taxes.
* Baggage, cancellation and medical travel insurance.
* Excess baggage charges.
* Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges.
* Shipboard and land telecommunication charges.
* Gratuity for ship's crew, Hospitality or Expedition Team members.
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is 20% (minimum $1000), and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
Final payment is due 130 days prior to departure.
Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or AmEx. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 130 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|180 Days or more||$1200 per person|
|179-120 Days||Entire deposit|
|119 Days or less||100% total cost|
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 122
The expedition ship Sea Adventurer was built in 1975. The Sea Adventurer underwent a $13 million conversion and renovation in 1998. Her proud reputation is complimented by her well-appointed and elegant accommodations, public areas and professional crew. The Sea Adventurer is the perfect expedition ship for people who enjoy soft adventures and creature comforts. All cabins have outside views and facilities en suite.
- Only 122 guests
- 4 partially enclosed lifeboats
- Fleet of Zodiacs for shore transfers
- All cabins have exterior views and facilities en suite
- One dining room with unreserved seating.
- Multi-purpose lounge and presentation room
- Ice-strengthened hull
- All-inclusive beverage packages available
The Sea Adventurer is equipped with zodiacs for shore landings and ocean level cruising, yet offers fine dining, and cabins with exterior views and facilities en suite.
Cabins and Amenities:
- 61 outside cabins with exterior views and private facilities.
- Decks 4 and 5 have exterior access, with outside seating.
- Window-lined dining room on Deck 4 with unreserved seating.
- Lounge/Presentation Room.
- 2 bars.
- Gift shop.
- 24 hour beverage station.
- Ship-to-shore satellite communications with email, and wireless, Internet access.
- Clinic with licensed doctor.
- Exercise room.
- Massage therapist.
- Ice strengthened hull.
Main deck, 2 lower berths, private facilities, porthole
|Lower Deck Twin|
2 lower berths, private facilities, porthole
|Main Deck Twin with Porthole|
Main Deck, 2 lower berths, private facilities, porthole
|Main Deck Twin with Window|
Main Deck, 2 lower berths, private facilities, 2 windows
Upper Deck, 2 lower berths, private facilities, windows
Upper deck and Captains deck, 2 lower berths, private facilities, windows
Captains deck, 2 lower berths, windows, private facilities with shower. Tub in Suite 403.