Crossing 66º South Latitude - Circle

From Ushuaia to Ushuaia
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  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cruising
  • Wildlife
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Tour Description

A magical voyage to the Antarctic Circle. Our Antarctica cruise departs from Ushuaia and daylight grows longer & the air gets colder as we head south across the Drake Passage, accompanied by soaring albatross. Our first explorations of the White Continent are in the South Shetland Islands, historically important & rich with iconic Antarctic wildlife such as several species of penguin, seabirds and seals. 

On our Antarctic cruise, we next visit the Gerlache Strait where immense glaciers, towering mountains, & blue icebergs form a picture-perfect setting for amazing marine mammal & penguin encounters. We continue south into rarely visited territory, crossing the Antarctic Circle & exploring wherever the wind & ice will allow. This Antarctic expedition is not only by cruise ship but Zodiac excursion as well, and of course by land with plenty of possibilities to go hiking or get up close to the unique locals. There is even the opportunity to kayak among glistening icebergs and to camp overnight with penguins and seals as company. Our expert team will guide you through all there is to know about this fascinating land.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Ushuaia

Arrive Ushuaia. Overnight at a hotel has been included. Free day to enjoy Ushuaia at leisure.
Overnight in Ushuaia
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 MV 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 MV Sea Spirit in your chosen cabin

Day 5-12
South Shetland Islands & the 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. We will take advantage of the long daylight hours to exploit every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, amazing scenery & excursions via the Zodiacs.
Like most Antarctica voyages we will get to see penguins, albatrosses, variety of seabirds & other mammals such as seals, not forgetting the Icebergs & towering mountain peaks. As we head to South Shetland Islands, we aim to visit places such as Deception Island, Gerlache Strait & Paradise Bay. 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!
Of course this special expedition will take us a little further south in our attempt to cross the Antarctic Circle. The landscape down here is especially desolate, the weather is particularly wild & the waters are full of constantly shifting ice. This is expedition cruising at its best.
Overnight on board MV Sea Spirit in your chosen cabin

Day 13-14
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 MV Sea Spirit in your chosen cabin

Day 15
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 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
  • Included Copy 20 1 pre-voyage hotel night
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals on board throughout the voyag
  • Included Copy 20 Tea/Coffee 24/7 while on board your ship
  • Included Copy 20 Welcome and Farewell cocktail
  • 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 31 Add Kayaking &/or Camping (additional costs apply, subject to availability)
  • Included Copy 7 Staff gratuities not included
  • 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
  • Included Copy 7 Pre- or post-cruise travel expenses
Transportation
Sea Spirit | Arctic & Antarctic Cruise Ship

114 passengers plus 72 crew Passengers

Activities

  • Included Kayaking &/or Camping (additional costs apply, subject to weather & availability)
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Duration

15 days

Price from

$11,995 USD

Per person, sharing

Based On Lowest Cabin

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