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Crossing the Circle

Crossing the Circle

15 Days / 12 Nights on board
Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Departures:

Activities:

We chart a course through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula with the ambition of crossing the Antarctic Circle. The farther south we go, the more sea ice we are likely to encounter, along with incredible wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. Should we arrive at 66°33’S, we’ll join the small band of explorers that can claim they have made it this far south.

Jan 17 – Jan 31, 2022
Jan 24 – Feb 07, 2023

15 Days / 12 Nights on board
Ushuaia to Ushuaia

We chart a course through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula with the ambition of crossing the Antarctic Circle. The farther south we go, the more sea ice we are likely to encounter, along with incredible wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. Should we arrive at 66°33’S, we’ll join the small band of explorers that can claim they have made it this far south.

Departures:  

  • Jan 17 – Jan 31, 2022
  • Jan 24 – Feb 07, 2023

Activities:

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival
  • Day 2: Ushuaia
  • Day 3: Embarkation
  • Day 4-5: Drake Passage
  • Day 6: South Shetland Islands
  • Day 7-9: Antarctic Circle
  • Day 10-12: Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 13-14: Drake Passage
  • Day 15: 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: Antarctic Circle
  • Day 10-12: Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 13-14: Drake Passage
  • Day 15: 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!
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Day 7-9, Antarctic Circle

Heading south across the Bransfield Strait, we sail towards the Antarctic Circle. From our most southern point (south of the Antarctic Circle), we’ll start making our way back north, cruising through the narrow channels of the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Day 10-12, Peninsula

Heading north, 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.
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Day 13-14, 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.
*2022 Itinerary

Day 15, 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 17, 2022
15% Off thru 1/21
$13,135
$11,165
$15,115
$12,850
$16,925
$14,385
N/AN/A$18,275
$15,535
N/A$19,925
$16,935
Jan 24, 2023
15% Off thru 1/21
$13,135
$11,165
$15,115
$12,850
$16,925
$14,385
N/AN/A$19,465
$16,545
N/A$22,965
$19,520
All voyages include TWO hotel nights prior to embarkation


START DATE TRIPLE PORTHOLE WINDOW PROMENADE DELUXE VERANDA PENTHOUSE OWNER’S
Jan 17, 2022
15% Off thru 1/21
$13,135
$11,165
$15,115
$12,850
$16,925
$14,385
N/AN/A$18,275
$15,535
N/A$19,925
$16,935
Jan 24, 2023
15% Off thru 1/21
$13,135
$11,165
$15,115
$12,850
$16,925
$14,385
N/AN/A$19,465
$16,545
N/A$22,965
$19,520
All voyages include TWO hotel nights prior to embarkation

ACTIVITIES

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Space is extremely limited
*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.

 

GROUP TRAVEL


Traveling with a Group?

Reach out to our Sales team to inquire about groups of 10 or more.

 

Rates vary by cabin

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
Dr. Dan Schual-Berke
Dr. Dan Schual-Berke
Medical Director
Falcon Scott
Falcon Scott
Historian
Hella Martens
Hella Martens
Marine Mammals
Ashley Hamilton
Ashley Hamilton
Adventure Guide
Kurtis Randall
Kurtis Randall
Kayak Guide
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.

Common Spaces

Dining Room

Club/Bar

Outdoor Dining

Library

Fitness Center

Heated Salt-Water Pool

Sauna

All Voyages Include:
  • Two Hotel Nights
  • Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • 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
  • Library with computers
  • Fitness Center and Sauna
  • Heated salt-water swimming pool
  • Citizen Science Laboratory

Accommodations

Owner's Suite

includes balcony

Veranda

includes balcony

Veranda (Twin Setup)

includes balcony

Window

Porthole

Accommodations

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

Owner's Suite

includes balcony

Veranda

includes balcony

Veranda (Twin Setup)

includes balcony

Window

Porthole