seaventure falkland islands south georgia and antarctica luxury cruise

Falkland Is, South Georgia and Antarctica

  • Overview

    Enjoy 2 nights at the exquisite Arakur Resort & Spa in Ushuaia. 

    Follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest explorers of all time, Sir Ernest Shackleton, as we journey deep into Antarctica by way of the wildlife-rich Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia. We’ll explore the fascinating history of the area, dating back to the grandiose times of the ‘Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration’ of the late 1800s and early 1900s, as we encounter jaw-dropping scenes in nature, colossal icebergs, and incredible wildlife.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Shackleton-focused programming both on board and at historical landing sites
    • Exploring the Port of Stanley, Falkland Islands/Malvinas
    • Penguin rookeries with hundreds of thousands of birds on South Georgia
    • A visit to Grytviken, a former whaling station, and the gravesite of Sir Ernest Shackleton
    • Potential encounters with Orca, Humpback and Minke whales

    Duration: 21 days
    Passengers: 139 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Ushuaia, Argentina
    Disembarkation Point: Ushuaia, Argentina
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: 1.7x - 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Ushuaia

      Enjoy the Argentinean leather markets and succulent lamb dishes that make Patagonia famous as you explore the southernmost town in the world. Highlights of Ushuaia include an award-winning museum and trips to nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park and its popular “Train at the End of the World”.

    • Day 2 - Ushuaia - Free Day

      Today is all yours: explore some of the sights that Ushuaia has to offer, from museums to Argentinean leather markets, or continue relaxing at the lovely Arakur. Our optional evening briefing is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers. All guests need to arrive at the hotel no later than the evening of day two.

    • Day 3 - Embarkation

      Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by our Expedition Team and ship's officers at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain's welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the mountainous scenery on our early evening sail down the Beagle Channel past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.

    • Day 4 - Southern Ocean

      Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as we sail south are the albatrosses, prions, and petrels that frequently follow the ship. Our Expedition Team will be out on deck as well, looking for the whales and dolphins that may also be seen in the area. Our experts will begin the presentations with informative and entertaining talks on the wildlife, history, and geology of the Falkland Islands and Southern Ocean. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held in the comfortable lounge.

    • Day 5 - West Falkland Islands

      The westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands are remote farms that have been family-owned for six and seven generations. The sheep graze alongside albatross colonies and rockhopper, king, and macaroni penguin rookeries while striated caracaras patrol overhead and upland geese graze at the water's edge. A visit to one of these homesteads often includes an invitation for cakes and a cup of tea.

    • Day 6 - Stanley, East Falkland Islands

      Chosen for its sheltered harbor and access to abundant fresh water and peat for fuel, Stanley is easy to discover on foot as shops and most services are centered on the port. The museum, the post-office featuring first day covers, plenty of shops with locally made wool items and Stanley's lively pubs will all be available. It is possible to experience the wildlife of the Falklands from the town, including sea lions and dolphins in the harbor or bird life in nearby Gypsy Cove.

    • Day 7/8 - Southern Ocean

      There will be plenty of wildlife spotting as we make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations will continue featuring the exciting history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.

    • Day 9/12 - South Georgia

      Its unique position inside the Antarctic Convergence yet outside the limit of the yearly sea ice makes this 3,755 square kilometer island home to tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals and seabirds.

      Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, a rugged coastline punctuated with castellate and tabular icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an astounding array of wildlife are all available to us as we travel down South Georgia's leeward coast. Landing sites feature huge elephant seals, aggressive fur seals, macaroni penguins, albatross, petrels, skuas, and gulls. King penguins from fuzzy little chicks to fattened adults can be seen in the hundreds of thousands. We plan to visit historic Grytviken whaling station, home of the whaling museum, Norwegian seaman's church, the active British Antarctic Survey station plus the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

    • Day 13/14 - Scotia Sea

      Heading farther south, we continue our informative presentations and wildlife watch as the icebergs become more and more plentiful.

    • Day 15/18 - Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

      The land of superlatives, Antarctica! Our Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity.

      Approaching the Antarctic Peninsula from the east we cross the northern boundary of the Weddell Sea; this large cold body of water rotates clockwise driving cold water and ice north towards South Georgia and the South Orkney Islands. Large tabular icebergs born in the Weddell drift north into our path while the ocean currents drive nutrients from the deep, feeding countless species of marine animals. Large groups of wales are common, along with scores of seabirds thriving off the bounty the Weddell provides.

      Our route will stress the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas as well as sites of historic and scientific interest. The trip may include picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, Wilhelmina Bay (a favorite of humpback whales!), or the majestic Neumayer Channel. We may stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or a historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House. Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins abound, and Weddell, crabeater and elephant seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory leopard seals and the aggressive Antarctic fur seal. Minke and humpback whales are frequent visitors in the late season and orca sightings are also common.

    • Day 19/20 - Drake Passage

      We will continue our lecture series and wildlife spotting as we sail back to Ushuaia and reflect on beautiful Antarctica and its fragile future.

    • Day 21 - Ushuaia disembarkation

      Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your Captain and Expedition Leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    Kayaking

    Paddling in and among the icebergs. Getting up close to nature. Silently gliding along at the water level. We want as many passengers as possible to experience these very moving and personal moments. Our kayak adventure option offers an opportunity to participate in this most intimate Antarctic encounter on all Polar Latitudes voyages.

    USD$ 895 per person
  • Inclusions

    Expedition Gear

    The ship will provide you with expedition boots (on loan) and a specially designed expedition jacket, which is yours to keep at the end of your voyage.

    Wifi

    100 minutes of Wifi access is provided for use on your personal devices free of charge.

    Premium Suite Extras

    The Promenade, Deluxe, Penthouse and Owner Suites all receive champagne and chocolates on arrival and a complimentary mini-bar.

    Accommodation & Transfers

    Transfers are provided pre and post-cruise by the expedition team and one-night accommodation is provided on Day 1 of your itinerary at a Ushuaia hotel.

    Complimentary Pre-Arrival Day:
    Don’t sweat flight delays or missed connections when you begin your adventure a day early by taking advantage of our optional free pre-arrival night at the beautiful Arakur Hotel & Resort, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. Enjoy the spa, wander the trails, or unwind and soak in the surroundings.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - All port & landing fees
    - House wine / beer or soft drink with dinner
    - Welcome & Farewell cocktail
    - All excursions and lectures
    - Digital voyage log
    - Hot beverages
    - All accommodation and meals on board

    Not included in your Expedition

    - arrival and departure taxes
    - Passport and Visa fees
    - Gratuities
    - Laundry costs
    - Communication costs
    - Accommodation / meals / excursions & transfers as explicitly outlined in the itinerary
    - Mandatory waterproof gear not provided
    - Baggage / cancellation / interruption and medical travel insurance
    - Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar
    - International & internal airfares
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  • Vessel
    A WORLD-CLASS SMALL SHIP EXPERIENCE

    Seaventure features a 1-A Super ice class rating — the highest ice class awarded to passenger vessels. This means that we will be able to explore coves, bays, and channels that would previously have been forbidden to us.

    The ship also offers a host of new activities. There’s a sauna, a fitness center, a custom-built citizen science lab, and heated saltwater pool. There is more storage space, which is important because it means we can carry more equipment, so that more of our guests can participate in activities like kayaking, snowshoeing, and camping.

    The common areas are larger and beautifully appointed, and the ship has two kitchens, one on the Lido deck for al fresco dining when weather permits.

    Ship Facilities:

    • Two Elevators serving all passenger decks
    • Library with computers
    • Fitness Center and Sauna
    • Heated saltwater swimming pool
    • Citizen Science Laboratory

    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

    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
    Features & Facilities
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 5
    Guests #: 139
    Crew #: 90
    Ice Class: 1A Super
    Speed:
    Refurbished: 1990
    Technical Specs
    Year built: 2019
    Length: 111m
    Width: 17
    Draft: 6
    Tonnage: 6752
    Registry: Bahamas
    Elec Outlets:
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seaventure porthole stateroom cabin

Triple Staterooms

07 Feb 2022 - 27 Feb 2022
(17.5m/sq) 3x Single beds or 1x Queen + 1x Single. Porthole. 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.
USD$ 17,995pp
USD$ 17,995pp
seaventure porthole stateroom cabin

Porthole Staterooms

07 Feb 2022 - 27 Feb 2022
(17.5m/sq) Twin or Double beds, Porthole, 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.
USD$ 20,695pp
USD$ 20,695pp
seaventure window stateroom cabin

Window Staterooms

07 Feb 2022 - 27 Feb 2022
(17.5m/sq) Twin or Double beds. Window, 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.
USD$ 23,185pp
USD$ 19,708pp
seaventure veranda stateroom cabin

Veranda Staterooms

07 Feb 2022 - 27 Feb 2022
(20m/sq) Twin or Double beds. Veranda, 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.
USD$ 24,995pp
USD$ 24,995pp
seaventure owner's suite stateroom cabin

Onwer's Suites

07 Feb 2022 - 27 Feb 2022
(30m/sq) Twin or Double beds. Veranda, 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.
USD$ 26,995pp
USD$ 26,995pp