Classic Antarctica in the MV Sea Adventurer

Travelling on the Russian icebreakers with a classical Antarctic program, visiting the Antarctic Peninsula, setting out from Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego Island and leaving behind the Beagle Channel and the stormy Drake Passage to reach the Peninsula. This cruise only has English staff; for that reason, we do not recommend it for Spanish-speaking passengers.

Classic Antarctica and South Shetland Islands in the M/V Sea Adventurer

11 days - 10 nights

It is one of the classic trips to Antarctica, specifically to the Antarctic Peninsula. We will leave Ushuaia to cross at night the turbulent waters of the Drake Passage to reach the Antarctic Peninsula on the fifth day of our trip. It is the most important geographical feature in the White Continent. It is located in the Western region of the Antarctic, surrounded by the Bellingshausen Sea and the Weddell Sea.

Classic Antarctica and South Shetland Islands in the M/V Sea Adventurer

Multiple activities will be organized off the ship. We will be conditioned by exogenous factors which will make us change our daily itinerary, such as prevailing wind, ice, and weather conditions and wildlife behavior. Aboard the inflatable rubber Zodiacs, we will visit the penguin rookeries, then watch the huge icebergs and enjoy the wildlife along the rocky coastline.

M/V Sea Adventurer
Departures Days Std Triple Lower Deck MDP MDW Top Deluxe Suite
18NOV2016 11 6.995 USD 8.995 USD 9.995 USD 10.995 USD 11.995 USD 12.995 USD 13.995 USD
27NOV2016 11 6.995 USD 8.995 USD 9.995 USD 10.995 USD 11.995 USD 12.995 USD 13.995 USD
04JAN2017 11 7.995 USD 9.995 USD 10.995 USD 11.595 USD 12.595 USD 13.995 USD 14.995 USD
Departures Days Travel Activities
18NOV2016 11 Antarctica Classic + South Shetland K, C, S
27NOV2016 11 Antarctica Classic + South Shetland K, C, S
04JAN2017 11 Antarctica Classic + South Shetland K, C
M/V Ocean Diamond
Departures Days Std Triple Twin OV Single Por Twin Wind Single OV Suite Balcony S
14NOV2016 11 6.295 USD 9.295 USD 9.795 USD 11.795 USD 11.795 USD 10.795 USD 12.295 USD
09DEC2016 12 6.295 USD 9.595 USD 10.295 USD 12.295 USD 12.295 USD 11.295 USD 12.995 USD
02FEB2017 11 6.995 USD 10.595 USD 11.295 USD 13.595 USD 13.595 USD 12.595 USD 14.295 USD
11FEB2017 11 6.995 USD 10.595 USD 11.295 USD 13.595 USD 13.595 USD 12.595 USD 14.295 USD
20FEB2017 11 6.995 USD 10.595 USD 11.295 USD 13.595 USD 13.595 USD 12.595 USD 14.295 USD
Departures Days Travel Activities
14NOV2016 11 Antarctica Classic + South Shetland K, C
09DEC2016 12 Antarctica Classic + South Shetland K, C, S
02FEB2017 11 Antarctica Classic + South Shetland K
11FEB2017 11 Antarctica Classic + South Shetland K
20FEB2017 11 Antarctica Classic + South Shetland K
M/V Ocean Endeavour
Departures Days Triple Single Twin Porth Twin Wind Top Junior S. Owner's
06NOV2016 11 5.995 USD 9.995 USD 9.995 USD 10.595 USD 12.295 USD 13.495 USD 13.995 USD
03DEC2016 11 5.995 USD 9.995 USD 9.995 USD 10.595 USD 12.295 USD 13.495 USD 13.995 USD
12DEC2016 11 5.995 USD 9.995 USD 9.995 USD 10.595 USD 12.295 USD 13.495 USD 13.995 USD
21DEC2016 11 6.995 USD 11.495 USD 11.495 USD 11.995 USD 14.595 USD 15.995 USD 16.995 USD
23FEB2017 12 6.995 USD 11.495 USD 11.495 USD 11.995 USD 14.595 USD 15.995 USD 16.995 USD
05MAR2017 11 6.495 USD 10.295 USD 10.295 USD 10.895 USD 13.295 USD 14.295 USD 14.995 USD
Departures Days Travel Activities
06NOV2016 11 Antarctica Classic + South Shetland K, C, S, T, M, SR, P
03DEC2016 11 Antarctica Classic + South Shetland K, C, S, T, M, SR, P
12DEC2016 11 Antarctica Classic + South Shetland K, C, S, T, M, SR, P
21DEC2016 11 Antarctica Classic + South Shetland K, C, S, T, M, SR, P
23FEB2017 12 Antarctica Classic + South Shetland K, SR, P
05MAR2017 11 Antarctica Classic + South Shetland K, SR, P
Activities Detail Cost
C CAMPING (the cost is per night) 250 USD
D DIVING CONSULT
K KAYAK 950 USD
M CLIMBING 575 USD
P PHOTO WORSHOP (ACADEMY LEIKA) FREE
S SNOWSHOEING FREE
T CROSS COUNTRY SKIING 575 USD
K + C KAYAK + CAMPING (OCEAN DIAMOND) 1.050 USD
SR SURF ROWING 150 USD

11 days - 10 nights

Day 1 - Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego Island

Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, will welcome us with its picturesque picture, its stunning view to the Beagle Channel and its excellent gastronomy options. We will spend the night in this city.

Day 2 - Starting our Trip to the Antarctic

Before embarking, we will have the opportunity to visit on our own the city of Ushuaia: among the excursions available, we recommend visiting the Tierra del Fuego National Park to reach Lapataia Bay. We will start our expedition trip on the icebreaker that will cross the waters of the Beagle Channel heading for the turbulent Drake Passage.

Day 3 to 4 - Crossing the Drake Passage

When crossing the Drake Passage, we will have the opportunity to learn about the biology, the habitat and the behavior of the Emperor Penguin. Our photographer will help us enjoy to the full the landscape taking into account the special light conditions that we will find during our visit to the penguin rookeries. The Drake Passage, also called the Hoces Sea, divides South America from the White Continent; it is located between Cape Horn (Chile) and the South Shetland Islands (the Antarctic), connecting the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Scotia Sea in the east.

When sailing near Gerlache Strait or Danco Coast, we will see mountains covered with impressive glaciers and seals lying on the ice floes sunbathing or a big group of penguins feeding themselves while we pass by. History, wildlife, and scenery: Antarctica has everything. During the in-depth education program, the historian will tell us about the region development pointing out the remains of buildings where explorers survived thanks to their hope and the fat of seals. The ornithologist will take us to the shore and help us identify the different bird species. We will be able to travel with a glaciologist to a bay full of incredibly colorful icebergs.

Day 5 to 8 - Discovering the Antarctic Peninsula

During these days we will reach Antarctica. The Antarctic Peninsula is the most important geographical feature in the White Continent. Situated on the Western region of Antarctica, opposite South America, it is surrounded by the Bellingshausen Sea to the west and the Weddell Sea to the east. The Expedition Team will try to organize many activities off the ship. Many factors have a considerable influence on the daily program, such as prevailing wind, ice, and weather conditions and wildlife behavior. During the trip, our fleet of inflatable rubber Zodiacs aboard will take us to the penguin rookeries, where we will be warmly welcomed by a group of chatterbox birds. We will do some observations from the Zodiacs passing by icebergs and seeing the wildlife along the rocky coastline.

Day 9 to 11 - Returning to Ushuaia through the Drake Passage

When returning to Ushuaia through the Drake Passage, we will have the great privilege of having stepped on the Antarctic. Adventure will always be there. We will already be thinking about the next trip, as Antarctica will have captivated us due to its attractiveness, as many had been before. The 12-day tour will have an additional day in the Antarctic Peninsula.

Map of Route

 Classic Antarctica and South Shetland Islands in the M/V Sea Adventurer

Services

Services include:
  • One-night hotel with breakfast included before the expedition as set forth in the itinerary. (The number of guests per room is the same as the ship's cabin space). Owing to the limited availability, the travelers booking a suite aboard will be given a standard room in the hotel
  • Accommodation aboard with daily cleaning service
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard. (Please let us know about any feeding requirement as soon as possible). Unfortunately, the kitchens of the ships cannot prepare kosher food (in accordance with Jewish dietary laws)
  • All coastal landings and excursions on Zodiac ships are scheduled according to a daily program
  • The guide throughout the trip will be a skilled Expedition Leader, even in the coastal landings and other activities
  • The formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers will be made according to the program
  • Photographic album on DVD
  • Water-proof expedition boots will be lent for coastal landings
  • Hairdryers in each cabin
  • Coffee, tea, cocoa and mineral water are available 24 hours a day
  • All necessary materials before departure, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader
  • Group transfers from the hotel to the ship at the embarkation port, and from the ship to the local airport after disembarking, plus all baggage handling aboard
  • All taxes of miscellaneous services and port expenses during the program
  • Evacuation Insurance in case of Emergency for all passengers up to US$100,000 per person

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