The Great White Continent | Venture

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

Explore Antarctica onboard the ultra-luxury expedition ship, Seabourn Venture. This 12-day adventure, will see you exploring the stunning landscapes and fantastic wildlife in Antarctica, in comfort and style. 

Spend a night in the ‘Paris of the south’, Buenos Aires, then fly to Ushuaia, otherwise known as the ‘end of the world’ where you will embark on your cruise. 

During your days in Antarctica, witness dramatic landscapes, explore the bays and glaciers by zodiac, and make shore landings to step foot on the Antarctic continent. Visit penguin rookeries, keep your eyes out for whales, seals and more. Your experience will be enriched with expert-led ‘Fireside chats’, daily recaps and briefings, lectures. Optional, guided expedition experiences include state-of-the-art custom-built 6-guest submarines and kayaking. 

 Your ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship, with its PC6 ice-strengthened hull, offers superior stability, safety and comfort. As you journey enjoy facilities like a fitness centre, spa and wellness programme, sauna and pool onboard, plus complimentary signature events including, caviar on ice, polar plunge, and more 

 

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Varied menu from the restaurant available around the clock. Your meal is served, course by course, in your suite or on your veranda.

Walking the white continent. Be one of the few to set foot on Antarctica as you accompany your Expedition Team for explorations ashore.

A holistic Spa & Wellness experience with Dr. Andrew Weil, that integrates physical, social, environmental and spiritual well-being.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Buenos Aires

Arrive in Argentina’s handsome and sophisticated capital and transfer to your included stay at the Alvear Icon hotel (or similar) for an overnight.

Day 2
Fly to Ushuaia & Embarkation

Transfer to the airport for your included flight to Ushuaia. Nestled in a bowl of snowcapped mountains on the banks of the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia greets you with a tapestry of colourful houses scattered against a rim of dramatic jagged peaks. It is often referred to as El Fin del Mundo, the “end of the world,” and it is the de facto gateway to Antarctica, where you will embark your ship for your expedition to the Great White Continent.

Day 3-4
At Sea - Drake Passage

Your Antarctic voyage truly begins as you cross the Drake Passage, the strait separating South America from Antarctica. These waters are rich in plankton and krill, attracting a wide variety of marine life. Your Expedition Team will point out the noticeable change to Antarctic waters and identify ever-present petrels on the waves, albatrosses gliding just above the sea, and the exciting appearance of any whales or dolphins.

Day 5-9
Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula

You will never forget your first sighting of Antarctica and its islands. Regardless of weather conditions, you will find yourself spellbound by the vision of a completely unspoiled landscape of ice, rock, and ink-blue sea. During your time on the Great White Continent, your Captain and Expedition Leader plan your itinerary, daily landings, scenic cruising, and exploration operations to offer you the widest variety of experiences possible based on conditions and wildlife reports. The numbers and concentrations of wildlife thriving in Antarctica must be seen to be believed. Your every waking hour is punctuated with visits to breeding colonies of different penguin species; sightings of crabeater, Weddell, and leopard seals basking on ice or swimming; and watching various species of whales feeding, breaching, or passing in view. Petrels, skuas, gulls, and other seabirds fill the skies. And inspiring, panoramic views of mountain ranges, glaciers, and sculpted icebergs lend a dreamlike quality to every hour. Antarctica has been a source of inspiration for as long as humans have been aware of its existence. For these five days, you are privileged to experience this truly wild place at a level of luxury previously unimaginable.

Day 10-11
At Sea - Drake Passage

Relax on another crossing of the Drake Passage. You may share tales of your personal explorations with shipmates, some of whom may become lifelong friends. Expedition Team members are once again available to point out birds and any marine life as you sail northward.

Day 12
Disembarkation & onward flight

Monte Olivia towers above Ushuaia, Argentina, as you approach from the Beagle Channel. You have returned to one of the southernmost cities on Earth and re-entered civilisation. Today you will disembark and transfer to the airport for your included return flight to Buenos Aires. But for the rest of your life you may occasionally experience an emotional lift simply recalling that such a place as Antarctica exists.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • 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
Food
  • 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 Gratuities not required
  • Included Copy 20 Digital photography workshops
  • 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
Transportation

Seabourn Venture

264 Passengers

Activities

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

12 days

Price from

$11,699 USD

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