Christmas in Antarctica
Ushuaia to Ushuaia
13 Days / 10 Nights On Board
The Ultimate “White Christmas” Experience
Celebrate with us and explore the majestic white continent, enjoying abundant wildlife encounters and the striking panoramic landscape of the Antarctic Sound, Weddell Sea, and Antarctic Peninsula. Our team ensures that the spirit onboard the ship is festive and fun, delivering an unforgettable experience for your holiday season.
- Dec 19 – Dec 31, 2023
- Dec 18 – Dec 30, 2024
- 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
Day 1, Arrival
No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy all that the luxurious Arakur Resort & Spa has to offer, or head out and discover the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.
Day 2, Ushuaia
Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or relax in style and comfort at the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow explorers.
Day 3, Embarkation
After a final morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort, our mid-afternoon transfer will take you to the beautiful MS Seaventure. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner. You’re on your way to Antarctica!
Day 4–5, Drake Passage
Join our Polar Experts in the lounge to immerse yourself in all things Antarctic, from its fascinating wildlife to its adventurous history; choose to participate in our renowned Citizen Science program; or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching your first glimpses of wildlife. Grab your binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship. As we cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters, you’ll start to notice the 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 amazing channels and wildlife rich waters of the Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea, the perfect place to spend a memorable holiday season. 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 enjoy the abundance of wildlife such as Adélie penguins and seals as we keep on the lookout for hunting Orca.
Day 8-9, Antarctic Peninsula
We will make landfall on the peninsula, experiencing marvelous encounters with wildlife as we stroll the stunning shores and adventure around the region’s spectacular bays and harbors. We’ll also have an opportunity to attempt a sea ice landing, as well as stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites.
Day 10, 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 11-12, Drake Passage
Time to leave this magical place inspired, exhausted, and most likely changed forever. We make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We’ll have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and photography awards ceremony, then a final meal together.
Day 13, Ushuaia Disembarkation
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, and perhaps some new friends for life, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.
|Dec 19, 2023 40% OFF||$12,315 $7,389||$14,165 $8,499||$15,585 $9,519||$20,625 $12,375||$27,225 $16,335|
|Dec 18, 2024 15% OFF||$12,645 $10,750||$14,545 $12,365||$16,295 $13,850||$18,735 $15,925||$26,235 $22,300|
Sign up at time of booking - 20% non-refundable deposit required for 23-24 departures.
*Camping is not available on all departures.
Sign up on board. Available to all guests on all voyages.
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.
Traveling With a Group?
Reach out to our Sales team to inquire about groups of 10 or more.
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 heated saltwater pool on the top deck, 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