Classic Antarctica« All Sea Explorer (PO) cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Triple Suite||Porthole Suite||Window Suite||Superior Suite||Deluxe Suite||Veranda Suite||Penthouse Suite|
|Dec 10 '13
Day 1 Arrive in Ushuaia
Arrive into Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Make your way to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure. You can visit 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
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. 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. Your Antarctic cruise has begun!
Days 3-4 At Sea, Crossing the Drake Passage
The sea and weather conditions are hard to predict – the Drake Passage might be a real challenge most of the time. These first days spend chatting with other travellers and listening to the presentations given by your Expedition Team in preparation for your Antarctic trip. As you are getting closer to the continent excitement reaches its peak.
Days 5-9 South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world – gentoo, chinstrap and adelie penguin rookeries. Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters are likely to be encountered. Landing at the polar sites vary depending on weather conditions. You will have plenty of time to explore the amazing scenery, a pristine wilderness of snow, ice, mountains and waterways, and an incredibly wide variety of wildlife. Be sure that you are going to see many animals, historically significant sites and fascinating antarctic landscapes.
In fact watching penguins swimming and ambling over pebbled beaches, taking a Zodiac cruise around oddly artistically shaped icebergs, or witnessing a leopard seal hunt in the frigid Antarctic waters are going to be your main occupations in the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. On an Antarctic trip you don’t have to seek out the excitement, it is all around!
Days 10-11 At Sea
The journey back across the Drake Passage provides you with final opportunities for spotting seabirds and looking for whales. The Expedition Team run their last lectures and presentations, recapping the great Antarctic adventure that you have gone through.
Day 12 Disembark in Ushuaia
Disembark this morning for your continued journey home.
Itinerary NotesIncluded in your cruise fare:
- 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia
- Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation
- Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation in Ushuaia
- Shipboard accommodations
- All scheduled landings/excursions
- All lectures and briefings onboard
- All meals
- Coffee/tea/cocoa/espresso 24 hours daily
- Welcome drink and farewell dinner onboard
- A pair of rubber boots on loan for shore landings
- All port fees
- Pre-departure materials
- Digital Voyage Log
Excluded in cruise fare:
- Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
- Luggage and trip cancellation insurance
- Meals, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail service and gratuities to shipboard personnel
- Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings
- Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD 150,000
- Pre- or post-cruise travel expenses
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is 25%, 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 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 100 days prior to departure.
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Sea Explorer (PO)
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 112
The five-star, deluxe Sea Explorer (PO) is an all-suite mega-yacht accommodating up to 112 guests. Sea Explorer is a comfortable hotel with spectacular views from every window, superb international cuisine, and luxury amenities including a full library, restaurant and bar area.
This ‘hotel’ navigates remote Antarctic locations offering the guests whale watching, penguin observations, Zodiac cruises, and visits to scientific research stations – all those are highlighted by talks of international experts on everything from scenic exploration to polar wildlife.
Sea Explorer is ice-strengthened for cruises into Antarctic waters, and is equipped with a fleet of Zodiac inflatable craft for landings.
Six suites on Deck 3, window & sitting area, 22 sqm.
Nine suites on Deck 2, portholes and sitting area, 22sqm.
13 suites on Deck 3, window & sitting area, 21-22 sqm.
13 suites on Deck 4, window & sitting area, 22 sqm.
Two suites on Deck 4, forward & side windows & sitting area, 26.5 sqm.
Eight suites on the Veranda Deck, private balcony & sitting area, 28 sqm.
Four suites on the Penthouse Deck, private balcony & sitting area, 37 sqm.