The best of Antarctica Cruise

From Ushuaia to Ushuaia
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  • Antarctic Peninsula
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  • Wildlife
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Tour Description

Bid farewell to South America from Ushuaia as your board your expedition cruise and sail across the legendary Drake Passage headed for the Great White Continent - Antarctica!  Those first days at sea on your Antarctic cruise are a great introduction to the polar region. Wildlife spotting can already be plentiful as albatross, petrels and many other seabirds weave in and out of the ship's wake and if we're lucky, humpback whales can be seen feeding in the nutrient-rich waters. Our incredibly knowledgeable crew deliver a series of lectures on the fascinating natural history of the region.

Your Antarctica cruise makes aim for the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. The scenery, naturally, is stunning. Monolithic icebergs cruise through glassy bays, flanked by glaciers and impressive mountain ranges. Get your cameras ready to capture the beauty of this landscape and all the animals inhabiting it - penguins, seals, countless seabirds and more whales. Our team can take you ashore to meet these curious locals and truly experience Antarctica up close.  To visit Antarctica is a trip of a lifetime.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Ushuaia

Arrive Ushuaia. Overnight at a hotel included. Free day to enjoy Ushuaia at leisure.
Overnight in Ushuaia
NOTE: Itineraries may vary slightly depending on departure between 11-13 days
Important: - Itinerary, landings and all other activities during the cruise depend strongly on ice and weather conditions and are subject to the decisions of the Expedition Leader and the Captain of the vessel. Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

Day 2
Embarkation in Ushuaia

Morning at leisure before your transfer to the port to board the M/V Sea Spirit. Relax, get to know your surroundings before we set sail on our voyage. Possible marine mammals may be seen as we head to the Beagle Channel.
Overnight on board M/V Sea Spirit in your chosen cabin

Day 3-4
Across the Drake Passage

We hope for a smooth sailing but these waters are known to be a little bumpy! As we make our way to Antarctica sit back & enjoy one of the many lectures on board from your expedition team. Get to know your fellow travelling companions and of course there is always the opportunity to spot some wildlife along the way.
Overnight on board M/V Sea Spirit in your chosen cabin

Day 5-8
South Shetland Islands Antarctic Peninsula

Over the next few days our route is dependent on weather conditions. Rest assured the captain & crew will offer the best possible opportunities to capture Antarctic at its best for you, with many wildlife spotting’s & beautiful scenery. Like most Antarctica voyages we will get to see penguins, albatrosses, variety of seabirds & other mammals such as seals. As we head to South Shetland Islands, we aim to visit places such as Deception Island, Gerlache Strait & Paradise Bay. There will be plenty of icebergs for you to enjoy. Shore excursion will take place (weather dependent), to offer you the opportunity to get close to some of nature’s best & touch foot on Antarctica Ice. Make sure you have plenty of camera memory!
Overnight on board M/V Sea Spirit in your chosen cabin

Day 9-10
Across the Drake Passage

All good things must come to an end as we make our way back to Ushuaia via the Drake Passage. Time to look back & reflect on what you have seen & learned. Share joyful memories with your new-found friends.
Overnight on board M/V Sea Spirit in your chosen cabin

Day 11
Ushuaia Depart

After breakfast it is time to say good bye & disembark the ship. Group transfer to the airport or town center is included.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Accommodation in a Triple Cabin on board MV Sea Spirit
  • Included Copy 20 1 night in a hotel pre-voyage in Ushuaia
  • Included Copy 31 Cabin upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals on board throughout the voyage
  • Included Copy 20 Tea/Coffee 24/7 while on board your ship
  • Included Copy 20 Welcome and Farewell cocktails
  • Included Copy 7 Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Group arrival & departure transfers
  • Included Copy 20 Schedules landings/excursions (subject to weather conditions)
  • Included Copy 20 Rubber boots for shore landings (to borrow)
  • Included Copy 20 Branded Poseidon Expeditions parka
  • Included Copy 7 Staff gratuities not included
  • Included Copy 31 Selected departures 11, 12 or 13 days
  • Included Copy 20 Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
  • Included Copy 7 Luggage and trip cancellation insurance
  • Included Copy 7 Personal expenses such as laundry and onboard communication (telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail serv
  • Included Copy 31 Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings
  • Included Copy 7 Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD 200,000
Transportation
Sea Spirit | Arctic & Antarctic Cruise Ship

114 passengers plus 72 crew Passengers

Activities

  • Included Kayaking from USD$750.00 (subject to availability)
  • Included Add Camping from USD$285.00 (selected departures, subject to availability)
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Duration

11 days

Price from

$7,395 USD

Per person, sharing

Based On Lowest Cabin

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