Adventures in Antarctica

From Ushuaia to Ushuaia
  • All Antarctic Cruises
  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Wildlife and Nature
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Tour Description

Take a 12 day Antarctica cruise on the MS Seaventure - an adventure, but in comfort!

Explore Antarctica, the world’s last frontier and it's last pristine wilderness. Accompanied by expert guides who will educate and delight you on everything there is to know about the polar region, your Antarctica cruise will take you across the legendary Drake Passage and around the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.

Shore excursions by Zodiac will take you through ice-filled channels, around beautifully-shaped icebergs and vast glaciers, and in the shadow of imposing mountains. Added to this breathtaking scenery are the spectacular wildlife encounters, both at sea and on land. Scores of penguins of many varieties dot the shore and ice floes,  seals laze on the beaches of the South Shetland Islands, minke and humpback whales feed in the nutrient-rich waters, countless numbers of seabirds fill the skies and seals and sea lions zoom in and around the ice. Your Antarctica cruise will leave you with unforgettable memories of this incredible place. 

There are opportunities to walk on the continent of Antarctica, get tips from the onboard professional photographer, participate in citizen science research and help make a difference in the world. If you are keen to kayak in this outstanding wilderness, be sure to book in early!

The Seaventure will take you to Antarctica in comfort, all outside-facing staterooms (some with balconies),  a heated salt-water swimming pool and only 149 passengers onboard. 


Viva's Best Bits...

Close up encounters with penguins, whales, seals, and seabirds, plus the opportunity to make a difference by participating in the onboard citizen science research programme

On every voyage, a dedicated photography coach will be at your disposal with invaluable
tips and advice on how to capture the natural beauty of this unique landscape and all that inhabit it!

"Kayaking in Antarctica, it is a magical experience that you will never forget, make sure you book a spot well in advance!" Rachel, Team Viva

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

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.

Overnight in Ushuaia

Day 2
Ushuaia Free Day

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

Overnight in Ushuaia

Day 3
Ushuaia 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.

Overnight on-board your cruise ship

Breakfast and Dinner are included today

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.

Overnight on-board your cruise ship

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner is included

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!
Overnight on-board your cruise ship

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is included today

Day 7-9

Here 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.

Overnight on-board your cruise ship

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner is included

Day 10-11
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.

Overnight on-board your cruise ship

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner is included

Day 12
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

Breakfast onboard. 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.

Flights are to depart after 1200 noon.

**please note itineraries are flexible due to the weather and conditions

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 2 night Hotel in Ushuaia & 9 nights onboard
  • Included Copy 31 Cabin upgrades available, including cabins with balcony
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast at hotel in Ushuaia & All meals while on-board your cruise
  • Included Copy 20 Coffee/tea/cocoa 24 hours daily
  • Included Copy 20 Alcoholic* and Non-Alcoholic beverages for the entire voyage *excludes some super premium brands
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All scheduled landings and excursions
  • Included Copy 20 Expedition jacket (yours to keep)
  • Included Copy 20 Rubber boots to borrow for shore landings
  • Included Copy 20 200 MB WiFi card for use on your personal devices
  • Included Copy 20 Fitness Center and Sauna
  • Included Copy 20 Photography coach onboard, digital voyage log provided
  • Included Copy 20 Heated Salt-Water Swimming Pool
  • Included Copy 20 Our Citizen Science program: participation in a variety of scientific activities
  • Included Copy 20 Port fees and landing fees
  • Included Copy 31 Kayaking - additional charge, Limited availability
  • Included Copy 7 Airfares, travel insurance, beverages, laundry, gratiuties

MS Seaventure | Antarctic Cruise Ship

139 - 149 Passengers


  • Included Zodiac expeditions through the icebergs & past glaciers
  • Included Walking in Antarctica to get amazing views!
  • Included Opportunity to kayak amongst the wildlife
  • Included Citizen Science - help us with real-world scientific research.
  • Included Photography opportunities with a onboard photography coach
  • Included Land on the Antarctic continent
  • Included Witness whales, seals, albatrosses and penguins colonies in Antarctica
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12 days

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$8,445 $7,600 USD

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Based on a triple cabin

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