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Celebrating Antarctica

Ushuaia Roundtrip - Example 12 Day Cruise aboard MS Seaventure
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Celebrate the best that the Antarctic Peninsula offers on this 12-day cruise aboard MS Seaventure – from towering icebergs and impressive glaciers to unreal wildlife encounters and fascinating historical sites. Antarctica is a fascinating and ever-changing environment. This extensive experience navigating its shifting sea, ice, and wind ensures you make the most of your journey. Sail across the Drake Passage and encounter unforgettable wildlife in the South Shetland Islands. Get ready to spend your days blissfully exploring the hidden beauty of the white continent.
Jumping penguinsA group of kayakers pose in the icy waters of Antarctica.Whale sighting in Polar waters!
Highlights
  • Witness stunning landscapes & beautiful bays and channels of the Peninsula
  • Encounter unforgettable wildlife like penguins, whales, seals and seabirds
  • Zodiac cruising amongst immense glaciers and enormous icebergs
  • Potential stops at active scientific bases and historical sites
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Arrive in and Explore Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia for a friendly welcome at the airport then transfer to your hotel. Take some time to unwind or explore the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. The evening briefing at the Arakur is your opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow explorers. Spend overnight with dinner included.

Day 2: Ushuaia | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until the mid-afternoon escort to the ship. The Expedition Team and ship staff welcome you on board and get you settled in, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and the Captain’s welcome dinner. You’re on your way to Antarctica!

Day 3-4: Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Join your Polar Experts as they share their vast knowledge of Antarctica, from its enchanting wildlife to its bold history. Participate in the pioneering Citizen Science program, or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching glimpses of rarely-seen wildlife. Keep your binoculars handy to identify the many seabirds that escort the ship as you cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctica’s waters and noticeably cooler temperatures, your cue to get ready for that first iceberg sighting, an unforgettable moment on every journey.

Day 5-6: South Shetland Islands

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Over time, the volcanic activity of the South Shetland Islands has created a geology unlike any other. Here, you can expect a spectacular display of mountains, glaciers, and wildlife including Chinstrap and Gentoo penguins; and it’s not uncommon to share the water’s edge with Elephant and Fur seals. Whales are often spotted as well. So, settle into your Zodiacs and spend most of your day exploring. And kayakers, it’s time to get your first taste of gliding just inches off the pristine Antarctic water. Whether on land or sea, in zodiac or kayak, be prepared for a fully immersive introduction to this incomparable part of the world.

Day 7-9: Immersive Antarctica

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Welcome to Antarctica in all its awe-inspiring glory. For the next few days, you’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels, where glorious icebergs and an array of beguiling wildlife share the highly active waters. Prepare to be amazed as you spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales, both along the rugged coastline as well as in the sea. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites and take full advantage of all the continent offers.

Day 10-11: Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
As you leave this magical place and make your way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. Enjoy your one last hurrah as you celebrate the conclusion of the expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

Day 12: Ushuaia | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
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.

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MS Seaventure

Ushuaia - Hotels

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$11,275
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Triple Stateroom
Averaging 188 sq. ft. Queen size bed or two twin-sized beds and a third berth and sitting area.
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Porthole Stateroom
Averaging 188 sq. ft. Queen size bed or two twin-sized beds, portholes and sitting area.
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Window Stateroom
Averaging 188 sq. ft. Queen size bed or two twin-sized beds, window and sitting area.
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Veranda Stateroom
Averaging 224 sq. ft. and a 39 sq. ft. balcony. Queen size bed or two twin-sized beds, private balcony and sitting area.
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Owner's Suite
Averaging 331 sq. ft. and a 58 sq. ft. balcony. Queen size bed or two twin-sized beds, private balcony and sitting area.

Notes

Single supplement - A limited number of twin suites may be sold for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.

Travel Insurance - All passengers are required to carry valid travel insurance which must contain medical and evacuation coverage of no less than $150,000 as well as cancellation and trip interruption.
Included
  • 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 11 Dinners
  • 11 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Coffee, Tea and Cocoa Available Around the Clock
  • Expedition Parka 
  • 500 MB WiFi for personal devices
  • Digital Voyage Log
  • Citizen Science program: participation in a variety of scientific activities that support important research projects
  • Beer/wine/soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • All scheduled landings and excursions
  • A pair of loaner boots for use during the voyage
  • All port and landing fees
  • One Night Pre-Voyage Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast in Ushuaia
  • Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation
  • Transfer from airport in embarkation city to group hotel if arriving on Day 1 of itinerary, and providing we have your confirmed air itinerary at least 15 days prior to departure
  • Post Departure: Group transfer from ship (Please note we cannot drop at Airbnbs, hostels or private homes)
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Pre- or post-voyage expenses
  • All passengers that travel with Polar Latitudes, the operator of your ship, are required to carry valid travel insurance. This insurance must contain medical and evacuation coverage and should include cancellation and trip interruption as well. As any potential evacuation from Antarctica can cost up to $150,000 no policy should carry less than this amount of coverage.
  • Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls or more than 500 MB WiFi from personal devices

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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!
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