Christmas in Antarctica

Celebrate and explore the majestic white continent, enjoying abundant wildlife encounters and the striking panoramic landscape of the Antarctic Sound, Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula.

The team ensures that the spirit onboard the ship is festive and fun, delivering an unforgettable experience for your holiday season.


Antarctic Peninsula
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Duration: 13 days
Starts: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
Ends: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
Language: English speaking voyage

Includes two Hotel Nights prior the embarkation


Included Activities
Optional Activities


• A memorable Christmas Day exploring the beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula
• A journey through the unique landscape of the Weddell Sea
• Wildlife encounters with penguins, whales, seals, and seabirds
• Zodiac cruising through the Antarctic Sound amongst colossal tabular icebergs
• Visits to numerous historic landing sites and working research bases

Itinerary

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Day 1, 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.

Day 2, Ushuaia:
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.

Day 3, 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 6-7, Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea:
We maneuver through the amazing channels and wildlife rich waters of the Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea, the perfect place to spend a memorable holiday season. The Antarctic Sound is well known for its huge tabular icebergs and the Weddell Sea offers a unique geography unlike anywhere else on earth. Here we enjoy the abundance of wildlife such as Adélie penguins and seals as we keep on the lookout for hunting Orca.

Day 8-9, Antarctic Peninsula:
We will make landfall on the peninsula, experiencing marvelous encounters with wildlife as we stroll the stunning shores and adventure around the region's spectacular bays and harbors. We’ll also have an opportunity to attempt a sea ice landing, as well as stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites.

Day 10, South Shetland Islands:
The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer wonderful abundance and beauty. 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 11-12, 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 New Year’s Eve at the bottom of the earth and conclude our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

Day 13, Ushuaia disembarkation:
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.

Itinerary

Day 1, 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.

Day 2, Ushuaia:
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.

Day 3, 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 6-7, Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea:
We maneuver through the amazing channels and wildlife rich waters of the Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea, the perfect place to spend a memorable holiday season. The Antarctic Sound is well known for its huge tabular icebergs and the Weddell Sea offers a unique geography unlike anywhere else on earth. Here we enjoy the abundance of wildlife such as Adélie penguins and seals as we keep on the lookout for hunting Orca.

Day 8-9, Antarctic Peninsula:
We will make landfall on the peninsula, experiencing marvelous encounters with wildlife as we stroll the stunning shores and adventure around the region's spectacular bays and harbors. We’ll also have an opportunity to attempt a sea ice landing, as well as stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites.

Day 10, South Shetland Islands:
The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer wonderful abundance and beauty. 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 11-12, 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 New Year’s Eve at the bottom of the earth and conclude our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

Day 13, Ushuaia disembarkation:
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.


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INCLUSIONS

PRIOR TO DEPARTURE:
Two pre-voyage hotel nights in Ushuaia for all departures which embark in Ushuaia
Transfer from airport in embarkation city to group hotel if arriving on Day 1 of itinerary, and providing we have your confirmed air itinerary at least 90 days prior to departure
Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation

ON BOARD MS SEAVENTURE:
Shipboard accommodations
All meals on board
All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (some super premium brands excluded)
Coffee/Tea/Cocoa 24 hours a day
All scheduled landings and excursions
Our Citizen Science program: participation in a variety of scientific activities that support important research projects
Expedition jacket (yours to keep)
A pair of loaner boots for use during the voyage
WiFi from the public computers
200 MB WiFi card for use on your personal devices
Daily international news service
All port fees
All landing fees
Digital Voyage Log

POST DEPARTURE:
Group transfer from ship to airport, hotel in Ushuaia, or central location following disembarkation.
Please note we cannot drop at Airbnb / private homes which are often inaccessible for our transfer vehicles.
For the Nov 3 2021 and Nov 1 2022 departures only, one post-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia.

EXCLUSIONS

Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn other than those listed above
Transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary
Pre- or post-voyage expenses in Ushuaia
Travel insurance; medical insurance; evacuation coverage
Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board
Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, WiFi from personal devices in excess of the 200 MB provided
Staff gratuities


Dates & Rates


Ship: Seaventure | Date: 17 Dec 2022 - 29 Dec 2022 // Camping $295 - Kayak $895   More info about this Ship
Triple
$10,945
Porthole
$12,595
Window
$14,105
Veranda
$16,215
Owner's Suite
$19,135

* The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.
NOTE: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.



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