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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Polar Latitudes’ captain and expedition team will do everything possible to complete the voyage as outlined in the voyage itinerary. However itineraries in polar regions are heavily dependent on weather and ice conditions. Occasionally conditions and or safety concerns require Itinerary changes. The Captain and expedition team will accordingly make every effort to find the best alternative to the original itinerary while keeping passengers informed and updated.
- Two pre-voyage nights hotel accommodation in embarkation city; except the Nov 3 2021 and Nov 1, 2022 voyage, which includes one pre-voyage hotel night in Puerto Madryn, and one post-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia.
-Transfer from airport in embarkation city (Trelew Airport “REL” for the Nov 3 2021 and Nov 1, 2022 voyage which embarks in Puerto Madryn; Ushuaia Airport “USH” for all other departures) to group hotel if arriving on Day 1 of itinerary, and providing we have your confirmed air itinerary at least 90 days prior to departure
- Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation
- Group transfer from ship to airport or central location at disembarkation
- Shipboard accommodations
- All scheduled landings/excursions
- All meals onboard
- Coffee/tea/cocoa 24 hours daily
- All scheduled landings and excursions
- Our Citizen Science program: participation in a variety of scientific activities that support important research projects
- Alcoholic (house brands) and non-alcoholic beverages: mineral water, soft drinks, juices, various coffee specialties, tea, house wine white/rose/red, sparkling wine, aperitif, various beers, long drinks, cocktail of the day
- Expedition jacket (yours to keep)
- A pair of boots for use during the voyage
- Wi-Fi from the public computers
- 200 MB WiFi card for use on your personal devices
- Daily international news service
- All port fees
- All landing fees
- Digital Voyage Log
- Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Puerto Madryn
- Transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary
- On the Nov 3 2021 and Nov 1, 2022 voyages, departure transfer from hotel to airport in Ushuaia
- Pre or post voyage expenses in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn
- Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board
- Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, Wi-Fi from personal devices in excess of the 100 minutes provided
- Staff gratuities
There will be no fuel surcharge for voyages aboard MS Seaventure if the local price of applicable fuel does not exceed US$1,100 per metric ton. Should the price go above this a surcharge may be applied to cover only the increase in fuel costs.
For full cancellation policy details, please contact us for a quote.
21 Breakfasts, 18 Lunches, 19 Dinners
21 Nights Accommodations
Accommodations as listed
Ground transportation as listed
Excursions and activities as listed
Meals as listed
Coffee, Tea and Cocoa Available Around the Clock
Loan of Waterproof Boots for Landings
Port Surcharges, Permits, and Landing Fees
Group Transfer to the Ship on Embarkation Day
Group Transfer to Airport or Central Location Upon Disembarkation
WiFi from Public Computers
200MB WiFi Card (for use on your personal devices)
Transfer from the Airport in Embarkation City to Group Hotel if Arriving on Day 1 of the Itinerary, and Providing we Have Your Confirmed Air Itinerary at least 90 days Prior to Departure.
Digital Voyage Log
Daily International News Service
Alcoholic (house brands) and non-alcoholic beverages: mineral water, soft drinks, juices, various coffee specialties, tea, house wine white/rose/red, sparkling wine, aperitif, various beers, long drinks, cocktail of the day
One Pre-voyage Hotel Night in Puerto Madryn, and One Post-voyage Hotel Night in Ushuaia.
Flight costs (please request a quote)
Additional excursions during free time
Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
Kayaking Option: $895 per person
Departure Transfer from Hotel to Airport in Ushuaia on Day 22
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