Oct 2024–Mar 2025 Departures
13 Days / 10 Nights On Board – Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Visit Antarctica at its Most Pristine!
Placing the first human footsteps onto a pristine, untouched landscape. Serving witness to colonies of penguins as they waddle onto land to begin nesting and laying their eggs. Seeing mammoth icebergs just beginning their springtime drift through water so clear you can spot wildlife frolicking below the surface. All this, with little chance of spotting another ship in the water. These are some of the rare and special memories you’ll gather when exploring Antarctica as it first awakens from its deep winter sleep.
|Oct 22, 2024
|Oct 24, 2024
|Nov 3, 2024
- Day 1: Arrival
- Day 2: Ushuaia
- Day 3: Embarkation
- Day 4-5: Drake Passage
- Day 6-7: South Shetland Islands
- Day 8-10: Peninsula
- Day 11-12: Drake Passage
- Day 13: Disembarkation
Day 1, Arrive in Ushuaia
No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with an extra day to unwind and enjoy Ushuaia’s finest luxury hotel, the Arakur Resort & Spa. Relax in the infinity pool, explore the hiking trails surrounding the resort, or head out and discover the southernmost city in the world.
Day 2, Explore Ushuaia
Explore the sights of Ushuaia, visit the museums and Argentinean leather markets, or continue relaxing at the hotel. The optional evening briefing is a great opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow explorers.
Day 3, All Aboard Seaventure
Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon escort to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will welcome you on board and get you settled in, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and our Captain’s welcome dinner. We’re on our way to Antarctica!
Day 4–5, Drake Passage
Join our Polar Experts as they share their vast knowledge of Antarctica, from its enchanting wildlife to its bold history. Participate in our 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 our ship as we 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 6–7, South Shetland Islands
As you catch your first unforgettable glimpse of an iceberg, the reality of your upcoming adventure begins to sink in. We have reached the volcanic South Shetland Islands with their amazing abundance and untouched natural beauty – on land, in the water, and in the air.
From the comfort and safety of your Zodiac, artfully dodging the early season’s brash ice and “bergy bits,” you begin to anticipate your first face-to-face encounter with Antarctica’s majesty.
Day 8–10, Antarctic Peninsula
As we make our way into Antarctica’s ethereal landscape, you can’t help but take a deep breath and imagine what the early Antarctic explorers must have felt – to be the first humans to leave a footprint in the continent’s freshly fallen snow. You’ll witness countless penguins coming ashore to eagerly reunite with their mates and begin building nests, while yawning Weddell seals entertain from the nearby ice.
Thanks to Seaventure’s ice-strengthened hull, we’ll let the spirit of exploration propel us into some of Antarctica’s most remote and picturesque bays and harbors, where an opportunity to land on sea ice may present itself. Twice daily outings are always the goal, typically getting you up close and personal with Antarctica for six or more hours a day. Even when we’re on the ship we remain up close and personal as we break through ice, circumnavigate icebergs, and pause for whales breaching right in front of us.
Whether you’re in a kayak or a Zodiac, don’t forget to look down as well as up. This time of year, the water is so clear, opportunities for wildlife sightings are literally everywhere.
Day 11–12, Drake Passage Homeward
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 13 – Disembark in Ushuaia
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.
Visiting a Penguin Colony
|Oct 22, 2024 10% OFF
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*Camping is not available on all departures.
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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.
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Rates vary by cabin.
A World-Class Small Ship Experience
Seaventure features a 1-A Super ice class rating — the highest ice class awarded to passenger vessels. The ship offers all outside-facing staterooms (some with balconies) and beautifully appointed dining areas, as well as al fresco dining on the Lido deck when weather permits.
Seaventure also offers a sauna and fitness center and a dedicated Citizen Science lab.
Heated Salt-Water Pool
All Voyages Include:
- Two Hotel Nights
- Certified Emergency MD and Clinic
- World Class Cuisine and Live Entertainment
- Complimentary Coffee/Tea station
- Voyage Photographer
- Dedicated Passenger Service Manager
- Complimentary Expedition Jacket
- Two Elevators serving all passenger decks
- Fitness Center and Sauna
- Citizen Science Laboratory
All Staterooms Feature:
- Exterior views
- Sitting area with chairs or sofa and table
- Complimentary Mini-Bar
- Flat Screen TV
- Safe to store your valuables
- Independent temperature controls
- Luxury toiletries
- Hair dryer