Celebrate the Christmas season and explore the majestic white continent, enjoying abundant wildlife encounters and the striking panoramic landscape of the Antarctic Sound, Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula. Your team ensures that the spirit onboard the ship is festive and fun, delivering an unforgettable experience for your holiday season on this 13-day cruise aboard the MS Seaventure.
Explore the beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula on Christmas Day
Potential stops at active scientific bases and historical sites
Witness the stunning landscapes, bays, and channels of the Peninsula
Zodiac cruise amongst immense glaciers and enormous icebergs
Encounter unforgettable wildlife like penguins, whales, seals and seabirds
No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy your beautiful hotel or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.
Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers.
Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until your mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Your Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.
Join your Polar Experts as they teach you about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in the renowned Citizen Science program; or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching exciting glimpses of wildlife. Grab your binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship as you cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.
Maneuver through the amazing channels and wildlife rich waters of the Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea, the perfect place to spend a memorable holiday season. The Antarctic Sound is well known for its huge tabular icebergs and the Weddell Sea offers a unique geography unlike anywhere else on earth. Here, enjoy the abundance of wildlife such as Adélie penguins and seals as you keep on the lookout for hunting Orca.
Make landfall on the peninsula, experiencing marvelous encounters with wildlife as you stroll the stunning shores and adventure around the region’s spectacular bays and harbors. You’ll also have an opportunity to attempt a sea ice landing, as well as stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites.
The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, so you’ll hop into inflatable Zodiac boats and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory!
Leave this magical place and make your way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. Have one last hurrah as you celebrate the conclusion of your expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.
Day 13: Ushuaia | Disembark
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.
Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.