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Adventures in Antarctica

Adventures in Antarctica
12 Days / 9 Nights on board
Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Departures:  
Charting a course through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula, this voyage offers incredible opportunities to explore the striking shores of the last wild place on earth. The abundant wildlife, endless vistas, and fascinating science and history of the area will leave you speechless.
  • Nov 20 – Dec 01, 2020 HSK
  • Nov 29 – Dec 10, 2020 HSK*
    *Sold Out
  • Jan 29 – Feb 09, 2022 SVT
  • Mar 08 – Mar 19, 2022 SVT
12 Days / 9 Nights on board
Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Charting a course through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula, this voyage offers incredible opportunities to explore the striking shores of the last wild place on earth. The abundant wildlife, endless vistas, and fascinating science and history of the area will leave you speechless.
Departures:  
  • Nov 20 – Dec 01, 2020 HSK
  • Nov 29 – Dec 10, 2020 HSK*  *Sold Out
  • Jan 29 – Feb 09, 2022 SVT
  • Mar 08 – Mar 19, 2022 SVT

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival
  • Day 2: Ushuaia
  • Day 3: Embarkation
  • Day 4-5: Drake Passage
  • Day 6: South Shetland Islands
  • Day 7-9: Antarctica
  • Day 10-11: Drake Passage
  • Day 12: Disembarkation

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival
  • Day 2: Ushuaia
  • Day 3: Embarkation
  • Day 4-5: Drake Passage
  • Day 6: South Shetland Islands
  • Day 7-9: Antarctica
  • Day 10-11: Drake Passage
  • Day 12: Disembarkation

Day 1, Arrival

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

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.

Day 3, Embarkation

Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.

Day 4-5, Drake Passage

Join our Polar Experts as they teach you about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in our 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 we cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.

Day 6, South Shetland Islands

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

Day 7-9, Antarctica

Here we’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels as we travel the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.

Day 10-11, Drake Passage

We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

Day 12, Ushuaia Disembarkation

With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

 Sold Out
 Limited
 Sold Out
 Limited



START DATE TRIPLE PORTHOLE WINDOW PROMENADE DELUXE VERANDA PENTHOUSE OWNER’S
Nov 20, 2020$7,995$9,595$10,995$11,495$11,795$12,995$13,595$14,595
Jan 29, 2022
15% Off thru 1/21
$9,855
$8,375
$11,335
$9,635
$12,695
$10,790
N/AN/A$13,705
$11,650
N/A$14,945
$12,705
Mar 08, 2022
15% Off thru 1/21
$8,995
$7,645
$10,345
$8,795
$11,595
$9,855
N/AN/A$12,515
$10,640
N/A$13,645
$11,600
All voyages include TWO hotel nights prior to embarkation



START DATE TRIPLE PORTHOLE WINDOW PROMENADE DELUXE VERANDA PENTHOUSE OWNER’S
Nov 20, 2020$7,995$9,595$10,995$11,495$11,795$12,995$13,595$14,595
Jan 29, 2022
15% Off thru 1/21
$9,855
$8,375
$11,335
$9,635
$12,695
$10,790
N/AN/A$13,705
$11,650
N/A$14,945
$12,705
Mar 08, 2022
15% Off thru 1/21
$8,995
$7,645
$10,345
$8,795
$11,595
$9,855
N/AN/A$12,515
$10,640
N/A$13,645
$11,600
All voyages include TWO hotel nights prior to embarkation

ACTIVITIES

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FRIENDS & FAMILY

 

Have three people in your party?

All ships have certain cabins which can accommodate a third guest.

Rates vary by ship and deck

 

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • The dates & prices for all of the itineraries listed above include 2 hotel nights. See Rates & Dates for details.
  • Prices quoted are per-person based on double/triple occupancy.
  • A limited number of twin suites may be sold for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.
The most experienced team on land, water, or ice

World class marine biologists, environmental scientists, ornithologists, and modern day explorers are all part of our expedition team - highly experienced, synced to your needs and interests, and with safety always top of mind. More than a team, though, this is a tight knit family. Most of us voyage together year after year, all share a deep love for Antarctica, and all take immense pleasure in making your trip one you’ll never forget.

Polar Latitudes is one of the few operators that require all operational staff to be certified as crew under the International Maritime Organization’s STCW standards. Furthermore, we are the first polar operator to adopt the Polar Tourism Guides Association (PTGA) guide qualification framework, a world first in training and certifying polar guides in the skills and experience required for our unique industry. Read more about why you should consider choosing PTGA accredited guides here.

Check out some of our amazing Expedition Staff below!

Expedition Team changes for each departure and is composed of at least one of each of the roles below.
Team details are sent via email approximately 90 days prior to departure.

Hayley Shephard
Hayley Shephard
Director of Expedition Operations
Hannah Lawson
Hannah Lawson
Expedition Leader
Nate Small
Nate Small
Expedition Leader
Pablo Brandeman
Pablo Brandeman
Assistant Expedition Leader
Maria Cashin
Maria Cashin
Assistant Expedition Leader
Heather Thorkelson
Heather Thorkelson
Passenger Service Manager
Mariela Cornejo
Mariela Cornejo
Passenger Service Manager
Conny Bartl
Conny Bartl
Passenger Service Manager
Seb Coulthard
Seb Coulthard
Antarctic Historian
Bob Gilmore
Bob Gilmore
Citizen Science Coordinator
Annette Bombosch, PhD
Annette Bombosch, PhD
Marine Mammals
Jeff Reynolds
Jeff Reynolds
Marine Mammals
Jim Gardner
Jim Gardner
Geologist
Tracy Allen
Tracy Allen
Geologist
Marty Garwood
Marty Garwood
Ornithologist
Sophie Ballagh
Sophie Ballagh
Kayak Guide
Ewan Blyth
Ewan Blyth
Assistant Kayak Guide
Steve Schellenberg
Steve Schellenberg
Assistant Kayak Guide
Ben Osborne
Ben Osborne
Photography Coach
Philip Stone
Philip Stone
Photography Coach
Mathew Farrell
Mathew Farrell
Photography Coach
Will Rogan
Will Rogan
Photography Coach
Adam Rheborg
Adam Rheborg
Photography Coach
Tim Warren
Tim Warren
Adventure Guide
Randy Bulicka
Randy Bulicka
Musician
Falcon Scott
Falcon Scott
Historian
Hella Martens
Hella Martens
Marine Mammals
Ashley Hamilton
Ashley Hamilton
Adventure Guide
Kurtis Randall
Kurtis Randall
Kayak Guide
Delivering a world class small ship experience

Whether you’re voyaging on Hebridean Sky, her sister ship Island Sky, or our newest addition the MS Seaventure, superior comfort and attentiveness are the rule of every day. Recent upgrades on all ships ensure the very latest in safety and style, including state-of-the-art stabilization, ice-strengthened hulls, the very latest communication systems, and beautifully designed rooms and common areas.

We like to refer to our service, style and general atmosphere as “effortless luxury,” providing ubiquitous creature comforts and attention to detail, with none of the stuffiness that often accompanies the word “luxury.”

All guests traveling in the 2021-22 season will voyage on the newest member of our fleet, the MS Seaventure. Seaventure features a 1-A Super ice class rating, all outside-facing staterooms, a fitness center and sauna, a heated salt-water swimming pool, and a Citizen Science lab.

MS Seaventure

Owner's Suite

Seaventure

Library

Hebridean Sky

Penthouse

Island Sky

Sauna

Seaventure

Island Sky

Veranda (Twin Setup)

Seaventure

Fitness Center

Seaventure

Hebridean Sky

Porthole

Island Sky

Promenade

Hebridean Sky

Club/Bar

Seaventure

Window

Seaventure

Restaurant

Hebridean Sky

Please visit the Our Ships page for more photos of each ship

All Ships Include:

  • Wine or Beer with Dinner
  • 24-hour Coffee/Tea/Cocoa
  • 200MB of WiFi data for your personal device
  • Free use of computers in the Library
  • DVD Movies for use in your cabin
  • Certified Emergency MD and Clinic
  • Voyage Photographer
  • Passenger Service Manager

Seaventure Also Includes:

  • Alcoholic* and Non-Alcoholic beverages for the entire voyage
    *excludes some super premium brands
  • Fitness Center and Sauna
  • Heated Salt-Water Swimming Pool
  • Citizen Science Lab