Experience the best of Antarctic nature on full display. Board MS Seaventure on this 22-day voyage to the sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia, home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on earth. With beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins, it’s one of the most jaw-dropping nature scenes you will ever experience. You’ll also discover the fascinating history of the area, dating back to the grandiose times of the ‘Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration’ of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Sail across the legendary Drake Passage as you head North. Unwind at the beautiful Arakur Resort and Spa in Ushuaia at the end of your cruise, filled with unforgettable memories of exploring the last wild place on earth.
Explore the port of Stanley, Falkland Islands/Malvinas
Penguin rookeries with hundreds of thousands of birds on South Georgia
Visit Grytviken and the gravesite of Sir Ernest Shackleton
Zodiac cruise amongst the ice looking for Minke and humpback whales
Arrive in Puerto Madryn. Explore this area which is a popular destination for wildlife excursions and known for sightings of Southern Right whales. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers.
As you sail south, important briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety are held, and you won’t want to miss your experts as they begin their informative and entertaining talks about the wildlife, history, and geology of the area.
You’ll be exploring some of the westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands/Malvinas, where you can take in the beautiful countryside and look for Black-Browed albatross or Rockhopper, King, and Magellanic penguin rookeries.
Stanley is a lively hub of activity nestled in a sheltered harbor. Head out on foot to explore the museum, shops and services centered on the port, or look for sea lions, dolphins, and bird life along the shores.
Things really start to ramp up with plenty of wildlife identifying to do as you make your way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations continue, featuring topics such as the captivating history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.
South Georgia is often referred to as the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’ and it’s easy to see why as you take in tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals, and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an incredible array of wildlife will astound you as you travel down South Georgia's leeward coast. You’ll also visit historic Grytviken whaling station, featuring the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.
The land of superlatives: Antarctica! Your Expedition Leader and Captain create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. The route here aims to highlight 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 picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, Wilhelmina Bay (a favorite of humpback whales!), or the majestic Neumayer Channel. You may also make a stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or a 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.
You leave this magical place and make your way north, once again heading across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage. You have one last hurrah as you celebrate the conclusion of your expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, disembark in the morning and transfer to the hotel in Ushuaia. Here you can unwind at the resort, relax in the spa, or hit the streets of Ushuaia to explore more sights.
Day 22: Return Home
Saying goodbye to the lovely Ushuaia, your Antarctic adventure officially comes to an end. As you continue on, homeward bound or perhaps to another destination, you’ll take with you the unforgettable memories of exploring the last wild place on earth.
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Averaging 331 sq. ft. and a 58 sq. ft. balcony. Queen size bed or two twin-sized beds, private balcony and sitting area.
Single supplement - A limited number of twin suites may be sold for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.
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21 Breakfasts, 18 Lunches, 19 Dinners
21 Nights Accommodations
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Ground transportation as listed
Activities as listed
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Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
Coffee, Tea and Cocoa Available Around the Clock
Loan of Waterproof Boots for Landings
Port Surcharges, Permits, and Landing Fees
WiFi from Public Computers
200MB WiFi Card (for use on your personal devices)
Digital Voyage Log
Daily International News Service
Citizen Science program: participation in a variety of scientific activities that support important research projects
Open bar for 2023-2024 season departures, wine and beer with lunch and dinner for 2024-2025 season departures.
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Additional excursions during free time
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!