Crossing the Circle

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

Enjoy the wonders of Antarctica on this in depth voyage. We sail the infamous Drake Passage, explore the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctica Peninsula...and we also head further south in an attempt to cross the Antarctic Circle at 66°33’S

Along the way, we will cruise through stunning narrow channels, maneuver through ice-filled bays,  and hop into zodiacs to get closer to  wildlife. Visit penguin colonies and watch quietly as they go about their daily lives, look out for whales, seals and an array of bird life. Take walks in Antarctica, participate in "Citizen Science" -  where you help us with real-world scientific research, or be assisted in your photography with an onboard coach. There will also be opportunities for camping or kayaking for those that would like some extra adventure!

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...

"If you are keen on science and the environment, join in activities with the citizen science coordinator onboard to participate in research in Antarctica!" Tara, Team Viva

Head farther south along the Antarctic peninsula, encounter more sea ice and stunning scenery as we attempt to cross 66°33’S, the Antarctic Circle!

Try a unique place to camp - on the ice in Antarctica!

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia

Our cruise package includes 2 nights accommodation in Ushuaia. 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.

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions

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

Breakfast is included today

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

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!


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.

Day 10-12
Antarctic 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.

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.

Day 15
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

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.

Please book your flight after 1200 noon.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 2 nights hotel in Ushuaia & 12 nights on-board Seaventure
Food
  • 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 Shared Transfer Arakur Resort & Spa to ship for embarkation
  • Included Copy 20 Activities / sightseeing as mentioned (subject to weather conditions)
  • Included Copy 20 Complimentary Expedition Jacket
  • Included Copy 20 Rubber boots for shore landings (to borrow)
  • Included Copy 20 200MB of WiFi data for your personal device
  • Included Copy 20 Certified Emergency Doctor and Clinic
  • Included Copy 20 Photography coaches onboard
  • Included Copy 20 Citizen Science Lab
  • Included Copy 20 Elevator serving all passenger decks
  • Included Copy 31 Kayaking - additional charge, Limited availability
  • Included Copy 31 Camping, additional charge - Limited availability
  • Included Copy 7 Any airfares, laundry, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Included Copy 7 Comprehensive Travel Insurance - Manditory
Transportation
MS Seaventure | Antarctic Cruise Ship

139 - 149 Passengers

Activities

  • Included Kayaking (additional costs apply)
  • Included Camping (additional costs apply)
  • Included Hiking/Walking in Antarctica
  • Included Zodiac explorations
  • Included Citizen Science - help us with real-world scientific research.
  • Included Photography - on board photography coach
  • Included Great wildlife encounters
  • Included Attempt to cross the Antarctic Circle!
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Duration

15 days

Price from

$13,135 USD

Per person, twin share

Based on a triple cabin

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