Antarctic Peninsula 2014 Cruise

Polar Latitudes
Beachside sunset
Kayak Antarctica
A leopard seal suns itself on the ice
Penguins sit at the base of this beautiful iceberg.
A group of kayakers pose in the icy waters of Antarctica.
Polar Latitudes
LIfe on the Sea Explorer
Polar Latitudes
LIfe on the Sea Explorer

Departs

  • Nov 27, 2014
  • Dec 17, 2014
  • Jan 14, 2015
  • Jan 24, 2015
  • Feb 03, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Sail to distant Antarctica on this 12-day Antarctica cruise. View the abundant wildlife which call this frozen continent home. Cross the Drake Passage and explore the Antarctic peninsula from the comfort of the Sea Explorer.

Day 1

    Arrive in Ushuaia

    Enjoy the Argentinean leather markets and succulent lamb dishes that make Patagonia famous as you explore the southernmost town in the world. Highlights of Ushuaia include an award-winning museum and trips to nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park and its popular “Train at the End of the World”.

    Day 2

      Embark

      Arrive at the ship in the afternoon and be greeted by your Expedition Team and the ship's officers. Attend a safety and orientation briefing, followed by the Captain's welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the mountainous scenery on your early evening sail down the Beagle Channel past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.

      Days 3-4

        Drake Passage

        Spot Albatrosses, Prions, and Petrels as you sail south. The Expedition Team will be out on deck, looking for the whales and dolphins which may also be seen in the area. Experts will hold informative and entertaining presentations on the wildlife, history, and geology of Antarctica. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held in the comfortable lounge. The length of the journey across the Drake Passage depends on sea conditions, but we should approach the South Shetland Islands of the Antarctic Peninsula by the evening of Day 4.

        Days 5-9

          Antarctic Peninsula

          Reach the land of superlatives: Antarctica! Your Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. The route will stress the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula, stopping at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest. The trip may include 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 also stop at an active scientific base, such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy, as well as an historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House. Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins abound, and Weddell, Crabeater and Elephant Seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory Leopard Seals and the aggressive Antarctic Fur Seal. Minke and Humpback Whales are frequent visitors in the late season and Orca sightings are also common.

          Days 10-11

            Drake Passage

            Continue your lecture series and wildlife spotting as you sail back to Ushuaia. Depending on sea conditions, you may have an opportunity to sail past the legendary Cape Horn. You will arrive at the pier in Ushuaia in the early hours of day 12.

            Day 12

              Disembark in Ushuaia

              Disembark in the morning for your continued journey home.
               Triple SuitePorthole SuiteWindow SuiteSuperior SuiteDeluxe SuiteVeranda SuitePenthouse Suite
              2014-Nov-27$6,295$7,395$8,495$8,995$9,995$10,895$12,595
              Kayaking: $650
              2014-Dec-17
              2015-Jan-14
              2015-Jan-24
              $8,895$9,995$11,295$12,195$13,595$14,895$16,795
              Kayaking: $650
              2015-Feb-03$8,195$9,195$10,395$11,295$12,995$13,995$15,995
              Kayaking $695
              Single supplement - Single occupancy of a twin cabin is available at 1.7 times the twin occupancy rate.

              Travel Insurance - All passengers are required to carry valid travel insurance which must contain medical and evacuation coverage of no less than $150,000 as well as cancellation and trip interruption.
              Included in your cruise fare:
              - One pre voyage hotel night in embarkation city
              - Shipboard accommodations
              - All scheduled Landings / excursions
              - All meals onboard
              - Coffee/tea/cocoa/espresso 24 hours daily
              - Welcome/Farewell cocktail
              - One glass of house wine with dinner
              - A pair of boots for use during the voyage
              - Daily international news service
              - All port fees
              - Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation
              - One group transfer from ship to airport or central location upon disembarkation in Ushuaia
              - Digital Voyage Log

              Excluded in cruise fare:
              - Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival
              - Pre or post voyage expenses
              - Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board
              - Alcohol and soft drinks onboard (except glass of house wine / beer / soft drink with dinner)
              - Onboard communication charges
              - Staff gratuities

              Fuel Surcharge:
              There will be no fuel surcharge for voyages aboard Sea Explorer if the local price of applicable fuel does not exceed US$700 per metric ton. Should the price go above this a surcharge may be applied to to cover only the increase in fuel costs.

              Deposit & Payment

              Initial deposit is $1700, 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/register

              Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

              Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. .

              Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.

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              Cancellation Policy

              Days Prior to departureFee
              100 days or more$950
              99-0 days100% cruise cost