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Roundtrip Ushuaia - Example 11 Day Cruise aboard MS Seaventure
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Charting a course through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula, this 11-day voyage aboard MS Seaventure offers incredible opportunities to explore the striking shores of the last wild place on earth. Your cruise begins in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Visit some of the most stunning bays and channels of the Peninsula. You can also do zodiac cruising amongst colossal glaciers and massive icebergs. The abundant wildlife, endless towering ice vistas, and fascinating science and history of the area will leave you speechless.
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Highlights
  • Attend presentations on Antarctic wildlife and history
  • Cross the Drake Passage, enjoy bird watching and spot for icebergs
  • Enjoy daily off-ship excursions, exploring on shore and by Zodiacs
  • Experience close encounters with gentoo, chinstrap and Adelie penguins
  • Stop 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 Ushuaia

No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

Day 2: Ushuaia | Embark

After breakfast, you’re free to explore Ushuaia or unwind at the resort until your mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Onboard, you’ll be greeted by your Expedition Team and the Ship’s Officers. A concise safety and orientation briefing will be followed by the Captain’s welcome dinner.

After dinner, relax and take in the scenery on your early evening sail through the Beagle Channel, past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.

Day 3-4: Drake Passage

As you make your way ever closer to the white continent, numerous Polar Experts prepare you with presentations on everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history. Eventually, cross the Antarctic Convergence where you can notice a distinct drop in temperature as the ship enters the waters of the Antarctic Ocean.

Those interested in Citizen Science can take part in Sea Bird sighting surveys, or help collect salinity samples and weather data along the way. You are likely to witness some spectacular sights, from icebergs to an array of seabirds and whale species. If you are lucky, you may see some of them fully breach from the sea.

Day 5: South Shetland Islands

The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, so you’ll hop into your inflatable Zodiac boats and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory!

Day 6-8: Antarctic Peninsula

In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, hope to make as much time as possible to explore by inflatable Zodiac boats and marvel up close at nature’s glory. Your Expedition Leader and Captain create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity.  Aim for 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, the Humpback Whale favored Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. You may stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy as well as 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 assertive Antarctic fur seal. Minke and humpback whales are frequent visitors in the late season and orca sightings are also common.

Day 9-10: Drake Passage

As you leave this magical place and make your way north, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage, continue your presentation series and wildlife spotting. Sailing back to Ushuaia through the Beagle Channel, celebrate the conclusion of your expedition with a special slideshow. 

Day 11: Ushuaia | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

Ship/Hotel

MS Seaventure

Arakur Resort and Spa

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Averaging 188 sq. ft. Queen size bed or two twin-sized beds and a third berth and sitting area.
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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
  • 10 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 9 Dinners
  • 10 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
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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