Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Explorer« All Sea Explorer (PO) cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Triple Suite||Porthole Suite||Window Suite||Superior Suite||Deluxe Suite||Veranda Suite||Penthouse Suite|
|Jan 2 '14
Day 1 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 in anticipation of your Antarctic cruise. 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 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. 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 Southern Ocean
At sea, in the westerlies the ship is followed by several species of albatrosses, storm petrels, shearwaters and diving petrels. Observe them from the bridge or decks.
Days 5-6 West Falklands
Plan to visit both West and East Falklands on these first stops of your Antarctic trip. It is possible to experience the wildlife of the East Falklands from Stanley including sea lions and Peale’s and Commerson’s dolphins in the harbor or bird life in nearby Gypsy Cove.
In the western part see magellanic and gentoo penguins, as well as encounter with water fowl and night herons. In addition, on Saunders you will be able to observe rockhopper, macaroni and king penguins, black-browed albatrosses and king cormorants.
Days 7-8 At Sea
At sea, on your way to South Georgia cross the Antarctic Convergence. Entering Antarctic waters, the temperature will drop as much as 10°C within only a few hours. Near the Convergence see a multitude of southern seabirds near the ship; several species of albatrosses, shearwaters, petrels, prions and skuas.
Days 9-12 South Georgia
Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, a rugged coastline punctuated with icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an astounding array of wildlife are all available as you travel down South Georgia’s leeward coast.
In South Georgia visit the bay of Elsehul, with its active fur seal breeding beach, and then take course to Right Whale Bay, Salisbury Plain, Gold Harbour and Cooper Bay to give you a good opportunity to see a wide spectrum of landscapes and wildlife, like the introduced elephant seals, king and macaroni penguins. At Fortuna Bay try to follow in the footsteps of the great British Explorer Ernest Shackleton and hike over to Stomness Bay.
Days 13-14 At Sea
Heading farther south trough Scotia Sea watch as the icebergs become more and more plentiful. Your ship is again followed by a multitude of seabirds.
Days 15-17 Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
Your Expedition Leader and Captain 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 historic and scientific sites.
The trip may also 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, and weddell, crabeater, elephant seals and the predatory leopard seal are often found. Minke and humpback whales are frequent visitors and orca sightings are also common.
Days 18-19 At Sea
On your way north again are followed by a great selection of seabirds while crossing the Drake Passage.
Day 20 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
· 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
· Laundry, bar and personal expenses incurred on board
· Onboard communication charges
· Staff gratuities
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.