Christmas in Antarctica

Oct 2024–Mar 2025 Departures

13 Days / 10 Nights On Board – Ushuaia to Ushuaia

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Celebrate the Holidays in the Most Spiritually Uplifting Place on Earth

Christmas is a time for magic, and nowhere is that more true than here in Weddell’s last magically untouched continent – Antarctica. The Antarctic Sound is renowned for its giant tabular icebergs, while the Weddell form of spectacular icebergs, colonies of Adélie and other penguin species, and an array of seals, while always on the lookout for a likely sighting of Orca whales on the hunt. The Antarctic Sound is renowned for its giant tabular icebergs, while the Weddell Sea offers a geography unlike anywhere else on Earth.

Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Photography, Citizen Science

Oct 2024–Mar 2025 Departures

Arrive Board Disembark
Dec 18, 2024 Dec 20, 2024 Dec 30, 2024

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival
  • Day 2: Ushuaia
  • Day 3: Embarkation
  • Day 4-5: Drake Passage
  • Day 6-7: Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea
  • Day 8-9: Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 10: South Shetland Islands
  • Day 11-12: Drake Passage
  • Day 13: Disembarkatio

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Christmas In Antarctica Route Map
Christmas In Antarctica Route Map

Day 1, Arrive in Ushuaia

No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive in the southernmost city in the world 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. Our evening briefing at the Arakur is your 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!

Days 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, Antarctic Sound & Weddell Sea

We maneuver through the mysterious channels and wildlife-rich waters of the Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea, the perfect place to ensure an unforgettable holiday adventure. The Antarctic Sound is well known for its huge tabular icebergs and the Weddell Sea offers a unique geography unlike anywhere else on earth. Here we’ll take in the abundant wildlife such as Adélie penguins and seals as we keep on the lookout for hunting Orca.

Day 8-9,

Merry Christmas, Antarctica!

Time to put our explorer’s spirit to full use. Antarctica offers astounding landscapes and wildlife encounters at every turn, as the last truly unspoiled place on earth, populated only by its original wild inhabitants. Prepare yourself to encounter numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales, who will be there to share the holidays with us along the rugged coastlines and in the sea. We’ll also take full advantage of every opportunity to visit some of the several active scientific bases and historic landing sites on the peninsula. This voyage promises to be a holiday memory you’ll cherish forever. Our team always has something fun planned for Christmas Day.

Day 10, South Shetland Islands

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, we’ll settle into our Zodiacs and spend most of our 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 11-12, 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 13, 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.

Triple Porthole Window Veranda Owner's Suite
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Activities

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*Camping is not available on all departures.

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Important 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.

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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.

Dining Room

Club/Bar

Outdoor Dining

Library

Fitness Center

Heated Salt-Water Pool

Sauna

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

Ship Facilities:

  • 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
  • Telephone
  • Safe to store your valuables
  • Independent temperature controls
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Hair dryer

View Deck Plan

Owner's Suite

includes balcony

Veranda

includes balcony

Veranda (Twin Setup)

includes balcony

Window

Porthole