Classic Antarctica« All Sea Explorer cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Triple Suite||Porthole Suite||Window Suite||Deluxe Suite||Superior Suite||Veranda Suite||Penthouse Suite|
|Nov 30 '13
Jan 20 '14
Jan 30 '14
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.
Day 1 Arrive in Ushuaia
Day 2 Embark
Prior to embarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina, enjoy the Argentinean leather markets and succulent lamb dishes that make Patagonia famous as you explore the southernmost town in the world. Upon arrival at the ship, you will be greeted by your Expedition Team and ship's officers. A safety and orientation briefing will be followed by the Captain's welcome dinner. 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 At Sea
Begin your educational series with optional lectures on the wildlife, history, and geology of Antarctica as your expedition vessel cruises the Drake Passage. Important presentations with regard to Zodiac and landing safety as well as environmental regulations will be mandatory.
Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as you sail south are Albatrosses and Petrels who frequently follow the ship. Whales and dolphins may also be seen in the area. The length of your journey depends on sea conditions but you should approach the South Shetland Islands of the Antarctic Peninsula in the evening of Day 3.
Days 5-9 Antarctic Peninsula
The land of superlatives, Antarctica! Your Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. The course will stress 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. Enjoy complimentary kayaking excursions to various sites, based off your Expedition Teams recommendations.
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. Stop in an active scientific base such as Polandís Arctowksi or Ukraineís Vernadskiy as well as an historic base such as U.K.ís Port Lockroy or Wordie House.
Adelie, Chinstrap, and Gentoo Penguins abound with rare opportunities to see other species such as King, Macaroni, and the elusive Emperor. Weddell, Crabeater, and Elephant Seals are often found hauled out to rest along with the predatory Leopard Seal 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 At Sea
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.
Day 12 Disembark in Ushuaia
Disembark this morning for your continued journey home.
Itinerary NotesIncluded in your cruise fare:
∑ Voyage on board the Sea Explorer
∑ Shipboard accommodations
∑ All scheduled Landings/excursions
∑ All meals
∑ Coffee/tea/cocoa/espresso 24 hours daily
∑ Welcome/Farewell cocktail
∑ A pair of boots for use during the voyage
∑ Daily international news service
∑ All port fees
∑ Transport from central location to ship for embarkation
∑ Transport from ship to central location upon disembarkation
∑ Digital Voyage Log
Excluded in cruise fare:
∑ Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Ushuaia
∑ Pre or post voyages expenses in Ushuaia
∑ Laundry, bar and personal expenses incurred on board
∑ Onboard communication charges
∑ Staff gratuities
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/fourways.php
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.
Final payment by 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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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|100 days or more||$950|
|99-0 days||100% cruise cost|
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 114
The Sea Explorer, formerly known as the Corinthian II, has always been known for its effortless elegance, impeccable service and atmosphere of charm and camaraderie. Now she sails under a different name with increased adventure options and an on-site Passenger Service Representative. Sea Explorer is the perfect blend of luxury and adventurous exploration. Is it a luxury ship? An adventure ship? Itís both!
Impeccable Small Ship Amenities
Returning from excursions, passengers enjoy complimentary refreshments, afternoon tea and all-day coffee in The Club, a gracious space for relaxation, surrounded by panoramic windows. Other Sea Explorer features include:
- Library with Internet access
- Lounge with audiovisual facilities
- Dining room
- Wraparound sun deck with Jacuzzi
- Exercise room
- Beauty salon
- Medical facilities with available doctor
- Elevator serving all passenger decks
- Swimming/zodiac platform
Sea Explorer is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 114 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in 2005, each suite features:
- Sea view
- Queen-sized bed separable into two twin-sized beds
- Sitting area
- Satellite TV, DVD/CD player
- Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries
- 225 square feet or more
Penthouse Suites and Veranda Suites (400 and 300 square feet, respectively) feature private balconies accessed via sliding-glass doors, and white-glove butler service.
Great expeditions require great food!The Sea Explorer is pleased to offer daily changing breakfast, lunch and dinner menus with an emphasis on providing well balanced and nutritional cuisine. A team of international chefs has boat loads of creativity and you are sure to experience a variety of interesting dishes throughout your voyage. The restaurant is located on Deck 2 and the professional service team looks forward to providing a memorable dining experience.
Deck 3 triple suite with window and sitting area. 235 sq ft
Deck 2 porthole suite with sitting area. 235 sq ft
Deck 3 window suite with window and sitting area. 225-235 sq ft
Deck 4 deluxe suite with forward and side windows and sitting area. 285 sq ft
Deck 4 superior suite with window and sitting area. 235 sq ft
Veranda deck - veranda suites with private balcony and sitting area. 300 sq ft
Penthouse deck - penthouse suites with private balcony and sitting area. 400 sq ft