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Antarctica Revealed

Antarctica Revealed

16 Days / 13 Nights on board
Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Departure: 

This unique itinerary will allow us a more in-depth exploration of the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula, giving us time to experience the Antarctic Sound, located within the Weddell Sea. The opportunity to experience the stark difference in scenery here is likely to be a major highlight on this special departure, with massive tabular icebergs, lots of sea ice, and geology far different from anywhere else we visit on the Peninsula.

  • Jan 06 – Jan 21, 2021 HSK

16 Days / 13 Nights on board
Ushuaia to Ushuaia

This unique itinerary will allow us a more in-depth exploration of the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula, giving us time to experience the Antarctic Sound, located within the Weddell Sea. The opportunity to experience the stark difference in scenery here is likely to be a major highlight on this special departure, with massive tabular icebergs, lots of sea ice, and geology far different from anywhere else we visit on the Peninsula.

Departure: 

  • Jan 06 – Jan 21, 2021 HSK

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival
  • Day 2: Ushuaia
  • Day 3: Embarkation
  • Day 4-5: Drake Passage
  • Day 6-7: South Shetland Islands
  • Day 8-10: Antarctic Sound
  • Day 11-13: Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 14-15: Drake Passage
  • Day 16: Disembarkation

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival
  • Day 2: Ushuaia
  • Day 3: Embarkation
  • Day 4-5: Drake Passage
  • Day 6-7: South Shetland Islands
  • Day 8-10: Antarctic Sound
  • Day 11-13: Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 14-15: Drake Passage
  • Day 16: 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 6-7, 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 8-10, Antarctic Sound

As we head south across the Bransfield Strait, we sail towards the Antarctic Sound, located within the Weddell Sea. The scenery found here is fascinatingly different than that of the Peninsula, as we experience jaw-dropping views of enormous tabular icebergs and unique geology rarely seen on this earth.

Day 11-13, Antarctic Peninsula

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 14-15, 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 16, 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.

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START DATE TRIPLE PORTHOLE WINDOW PROMENADE DELUXE VERANDA PENTHOUSE OWNER’S
Jan 06, 2021$11,495$14,995$16,795$17,195$17,595$18,995$20,995$22,995
All voyages include TWO hotel nights prior to embarkation
START DATE TRIPLE PORTHOLE WINDOW PROMENADE DELUXE VERANDA PENTHOUSE OWNER’S
Jan 06, 2021$11,495$14,995$16,795$17,195$17,595$18,995$20,995$22,995
All voyages include TWO hotel nights prior to embarkation

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FRIENDS & FAMILY

 

Have three people in your party?

Most suites have a sofa, which converts to a bed suitable for persons up to 5’10” in height.

Rates vary by deck

 

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • The dates & prices for all of the itineraries listed above include two complimentary, pre-departure hotel nights at the port of embarkation.
  • 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
One of the finest small ships in the world

In the spring of 2016, Hebridean Sky underwent a ten million dollar refit, transforming her into the safest and most comfortable ship in her class. Formerly known as the Sea Explorer, she has always been known for her effortless elegance, impeccable service, and atmosphere of charm and camaraderie.

Hebridean Sky continues that tradition while adding a host of new amenities as well as state of the art stabilization, ice-strengthened hull, fuel efficiency, and upgraded communications systems. All suites and public spaces have been completely redecorated.

Accommodations

Owner's Suite

includes private balcony

Penthouse Suite

includes private balcony

Veranda Suite

includes private balcony

Deluxe Suite

Promenade Suite

Window Suite

Porthole Suite

All Voyages Include:
  • Up to Two Pre-Voyage Hotel Nights
  • Complimentary Wine or Beer with Dinner
  • Certified Emergency MD and Clinic
  • World Class Cuisine
  • Live Entertainment
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea station
  • Voyage Photographer
  • Dedicated Passenger Service Manager
  • Complimentary Expedition Jacket
Suites Feature:
  • Exterior views
  • Sitting area with sofa or side chairs and table
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Independent temperature controls
  • Mini-Bar
  • Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • 220 square feet or more

Owner's, Penthouse, & Veranda Suites
include all standard features plus:

  • En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival
  • Complimentary Mini-Bar
    (beer, wine, & soft drinks)
  • En suite Nespresso machine

Promenade & Deluxe Suites
include all standard features plus:

  • En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival
  • Complimentary Mini-Bar
    (beer, wine, & soft drinks)
  • En suite Nespresso machine available on request

5-Star Experience

Hebridean Sky is a 5-star experience all the way. The boat was outstanding, as was the friendly and helpful crew. It felt like somebody was there with anything I could have needed; they were at least 2 steps ahead of me at all times

Colette
Peninsula, 2017

Library

Club/Lounge

Restaurant

Restaurant

Lido Deck

Reception

Facilities:
  • Elevator serving all passenger decks
  • Panoramic Top Deck Observation Platform
  • Library with Computers
  • Bar/Lounge with Live Entertainment
  • DVD Movie Library and Audiovisual Facilities
  • Exterior deck around the entire ship