Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Explorer« All Sea Explorer cruise options
- Day 1 Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Day 2 Embarkation
- Days 3-5 Southern Ocean
- Day 6 West Falklands
- Day 7 Stanley, East Falkland
- Days 8-9 Southern Ocean
- Days 10-13 South Georgia
- Days 14-15 Scotia Sea
- Days 16-19 Antarctic Peninsula & the South Shetland Islands
- Days 20-21 Drake Passage
- Day 22 Disembark in Ushuaia
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Triple Suite||Porthole Suite||Window Suite||Deluxe Suite||Superior Suite||Veranda Suite||Penthouse Suite|
|Oct 31 '13
|Feb 19 '14 *
* Itinerary operates in reverse
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 Buenos Aires, Argentina
The capital of Argentina, the birthplace of Tango, the home of Asado, the “Paris of South America”, and the largest concentration of theatres in the world; Buenos Aires. The city is rich in culture and style and a vibrant gateway for your voyage.
Day 2 Embarkation
Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by your Expedition Team and ship's officers at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain's welcome dinner. Then, watch the city lights fade in the fresh night air as you sail seaward.
Days 3-5 Southern Ocean
Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as you sail south are the Albatrosses, Prions, and Petrels that frequently follow the ship. Your Expedition Team will be out on deck as well, looking for the Whales and Dolphins that may also be seen in the area. Experts will begin the presentations with informative and entertaining lectures on the wildlife, history, and geology of The Falkland Islands and Southern Ocean. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held in the comfortable lecture hall.
Day 6 West Falklands
The westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands are remote farms that have been family owned for six and seven generations. The sheep graze alongside Albatross colonies and Rockhopper, King, and Macaroni Penguin rookeries while Striated Caracaras patrol overhead and Upland Geese graze at the water's edge. A visit to one of these homesteads often includes an invitation for cakes and a cup of tea.
Day 7 Stanley, East Falkland
Chosen for its sheltered harbor and access to abundant fresh water and peat for fuel, Stanley is easy to discover on foot as most shops and services are centered on the port. The museum, the post-office featuring first day covers, plenty of shops with locally made wool items and Stanley's lively pubs will all be available. It is possible to experience the wildlife of the Falklands from the town including Sea Lions and Peale's and Commerson's Dolphins in the harbor.
Days 8-9 Southern Ocean
There will be plenty of wildlife spotting as you make your way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Ship board presentations will continue featuring the exciting history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.
Days 10-13 South Georgia
Its unique position inside the Antarctic Convergence yet outside the limit of the yearly sea ice makes this 3,755 square kilometer island home to tens of millions of breeding Penguins, Seals, Seabirds, and even Reindeer. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, a rugged coastline punctuated with castellate and tabular icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an astounding array of wildlife are all available as you travel down South Georgia's leeward coast.
Landing sites feature huge Elephant Seals, aggressive Fur Seals, Macaroni Penguins, Albatross, Petrels, Skuas, and Gulls. King Penguins from fuzzy little chicks to fattened adults can be seen in the hundreds of thousands. Visit the historic Grytviken whaling station, home of the whaling museum, Norwegian seaman's church, the active British Antarctic Survey station and the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.
Days 14-15 Scotia Sea
Heading farther south, continue your education series as the icebergs become more and more plentiful.
Days 16-19 Antarctic Peninsula & the South Shetland Islands
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. The trip may include the Gerlache Strait area including Neko Harbor, Paradise Harbor, Wilhelmina Bay, and Neumayer Channel. Depending on ice, you may also be able to visit the beautiful Antarctic Sound including Brown Bluff, Hope Bay, and Paulet Island. Active scientific bases such as Poland's Arctowksi or Ukraine's Vernadskiy and historic bases such as U.K.'s Port Lockroy or Wordie House may also be visited.
Adelie, Chinstrap, and Gentoo Penguins abound with rare opportunities to see the elusive Emperor. Weddell, Crabeater, and Elephant Seals are often found hauled out to rest along with the predatory Leopard Seal. Minke and Humpback Whales are frequent visitors and Orca sightings are also common.
Days 20-21 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. Arrive at the pier in Ushuaia in the early hours of Day 22.
Day 22 Disembark in Ushuaia
Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.
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 or departure
· Pre or post voyages expenses in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
· Laundry, bar and personal expenses incurred on board
· Onboard communication charges
· Staff gratuities
There will be no fuel surcharge for voyages aboard the 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? It’s 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