The Great White Continent | Pursuit

From Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
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  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • Luxury Antarctica
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Tour Description

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Antarctica aboard the luxurious expedition vessel, Seabourn Pursuit. Over 12 days, immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and captivating wildlife of Antarctica, all while indulging in unparalleled comfort.

Begin your adventure with a night in Buenos Aires, often referred to as the 'Paris of the south,' before flying to Ushuaia, known as the 'end of the world,' where your cruise will commence.

In Antarctica, marvel at the awe-inspiring scenery, glide through bays and glaciers on zodiac excursions, and set foot on the Antarctic continent during shore landings. Explore penguin colonies, keep watch for whales, seals, and other remarkable creatures, and engage in enriching experiences such as expert-led 'Fireside chats,' daily recaps, and informative lectures. Optional activities include guided expeditions with state-of-the-art submarines accommodating six guests and kayaking adventures.

Your purpose-built expedition vessel, built in 2023, boasts a PC6 ice-strengthened hull, providing exceptional stability, safety, and comfort throughout your journey. Take advantage of onboard amenities such as a fitness center, spa, sauna, and pool, and savor complimentary signature events like caviar on ice and the exhilarating polar plunge.

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World-renowned 24-person Expedition Team, delivering immersive experiences and guiding you throughout your entire journey.

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Complimentary world-class dining venues, premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all time.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Buenos Aires

Referred to as the 'Paris of South America', Buenos Aires is considered as one of the most livable cities in South America. Although the bustling capital city has just under 3,000,000 inhabitants and a population density of 13,680 inhabitants per square kilometer (34,800 per square mile), it was rated in 2018 as one of the top cities on the continent for its ‘quality of life’. Twinned with world cities such as Moscow and Miami, Buenos Aires displays through its architecture, a cultural past rooted in both the Old and New Worlds. A vibrancy for life can be seen everywhere. Crowded public markets, street performers dancing the tango, colorful graffiti-style street art, ultra-modern buildings, a dramatic skyline and a bustling port. Culturally, Buenos Aires has the busiest live theatre industry on Earth, outperforming New York, London and Paris. Every weekend, over 300 theatres are active with plays and productions.

*Please note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions, ice conditions and other factors.

Day 2
Fly to Ushuaia & Embarkation

Start your day by flying from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. Upon landing, our team will be ready to pick you up at the airport and ensure a seamless transfer to the ship for embarkation.

Once deemed too harsh for European settlement, Ushuaia's rugged beauty was the realm of its native inhabitants - the Yahgan People. Today, it holds the distinctive title of being the southernmost city on Earth, often referred to as 'the end of the world.' Situated along the banks of the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia unveils itself like an artist's masterpiece. A mosaic of vibrant houses adds a splash of color against the dramatic backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Dominating this breathtaking panorama is Monte Olivia, its jagged peaks soaring 4,530 feet above the landscape.

Day 3-4
At Sea - Drake Passage

Embark on the thrilling Drake Passage, where the Pacific, Atlantic, and Southern oceans converge, creating an adventure like no other. Our skilled onboard staff and expedition team ensure your well-being, providing ample opportunities to marvel at the vast ocean expanse. Capture stunning moments as seabirds gracefully dance around the ship, and forge connections with both the Expedition Team and fellow travelers. This unique journey promises not only excitement in navigating the passage but also the chance to immerse yourself in the beauty of the open sea.

Day 5-9
Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula

Your captain and the skilled expedition team will plan your exploration and adventure in Antarctica based on weather, ice conditions, and reported wildlife distribution during the expedition. This adaptable approach guarantees that you can maximize the benefits of favorable conditions, enriching your experience as you uncover the awe-inspiring landscapes and distinctive wildlife of this pristine continent.

Day 10-11
At Sea - Drake Passage

During the return across the Drake Passage, seize a last opportunity to appreciate the refreshing Southern Ocean air. Utilize time on deck to observe seabirds and search for whales, partake in informative presentations by your Expedition Team, and commemorate the unique experiences shared while exploring the remarkable world of Antarctica.

Day 12
Disembarkation & Onward Flight

After an exhilarating two-week cruise amidst the pristine surroundings of Antarctica, disembark in Ushuaia and proceed to the airport for your onward travels.

Please note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions, ice conditions and other factors.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Stay at the Alvear Icon hotel in Buenos Aires (or similar) for an overnight
  • Included Copy 20 Every Suite Comes Equipped With A Balcony And Separate Living Area
  • Included Copy 20 All Meals Onboard The Ship
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast at Buenos Aires Hotel
  • Included Copy 20 Open Bar With Premium Beverages Onboard The Ship
  • Included Copy 20 In-Room Minibar
  • Included Copy 20 24/7 In Room Dining
  • Included Copy 20 Champagne & Caviar Onboard
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Group Transfers To/From The Airport In Buenos Aires
  • Included Copy 20 Group Transfers To/From The Ship In Ushuaia
  • Included Copy 20 Charter Flights From Buenos Aires To Ushuaia (Return) In Economy Class
  • Included Copy 20 Spa & Sauna
  • Included Copy 20 Outdoor Pool
  • Included Copy 20 Inclusive zodiac tours and landings*
  • Included Copy 20 Digital photography workshops
  • Included Copy 20 Gratuities not required
  • Included Copy 20 Complimentary expedition-grade parka, beanie and day pack
  • Included Copy 20 Enrichment Program and special guest speakers on board
  • Included Copy 20 Waterproof boots on loan
  • Included Copy 31 Optional kayaking and submarines
  • Included Copy 7 Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance
  • Included Copy 7 International flights and other personal charges

Seabourn Pursuit

264 Passengers


  • Included Witness seals, penguins and whales in their natural environment
  • Included Zodiac cruising and shore landings included
  • Included Onboard Expert Lectures & Briefings by the Experienced Expedition Team
  • Included Complimentary Signature Events: Caviar on Ice, Polar Plunge and more
  • Included Optional, guided Expedition Experiences include state-of-the-art custom-built 6-guest submarines
  • Included Nearly 30,000 square feet of spacious open deck space for optimal nature and wildlife viewing
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Up to USD 500 per person credit and & 2 category veranda suite upgrade on selected dates

12 days

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