Antarctic Peninsula: Best of Antarctica

Antarctic Peninsula

Last Discovered Continent

14 Feb - 25 Feb 2017

Ushuaia (Argentina)

Ushuaia (Argentina)

M/v Sea Spirit

12 days

Dates Days Activities Special offers Rates from
15 Dec - 27 Dec 2016
Ushuaia (Argentina) - Ushuaia (Argentina)
13 $ 6.395
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26 Dec - 06 Jan 2017
Ushuaia (Argentina) - Ushuaia (Argentina)
12 $ 6.495
per person
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24 Jan - 05 Feb 2017
Ushuaia (Argentina) - Ushuaia (Argentina)
13 $ 7.595
per person
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14 Feb - 25 Feb 2017
Ushuaia (Argentina) - Ushuaia (Argentina)
12 $ 6.295
per person
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24 Nov - 05 Dec 2017
Ushuaia (Argentina) - Ushuaia (Argentina)
12 $ 7.995
per person
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04 Dec - 15 Dec 2017
Ushuaia (Argentina) - Ushuaia (Argentina)
12 $ 7.995
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14 Dec - 25 Dec 2017
Ushuaia (Argentina) - Ushuaia (Argentina)
12 $ 8.995
per person
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24 Dec - 04 Jan 2018
Ushuaia (Argentina) - Ushuaia (Argentina)
12 $ 8.995
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13 Feb - 25 Feb 2018
Ushuaia (Argentina) - Ushuaia (Argentina)
13 $ 9.495
per person
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Rates

Cabin
category
Rate
per person
Triple Classic
$ 6.295
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Main Deck Suite
$ 7.995
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Classic Suite
$ 9.295
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Superior Suite
$ 9.995
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Deluxe Suite
$ 12.495
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Premium Suite
$ 13.795
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Owners Suite
$ 16.895
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Owners Suite
Passengers Size View
2 43 m² (463 ft²) Private deck

Super-spacious (43 square metres/ 463 square feet) elegant suite on the Sun Deck. Designed forentertaining, the Owner's Suite has a separate living room with game and meeting area. A BOSE stereo system provides background music, or watch videos on the HD plasma TV. Sliding glass doors lead to a private deck. Refresh in the jetted bathtub in en suite facilities. Slumber in the King Size bed. A sofa bed can accommodate a third person.

Cruise rates are quoted per person and based on passengers sharing a cabin. Single supplement: 1.7 for Main Deck and Classic, Superior Suite; 2 for Deluxe, Premium and Owner's Suite.

Itinerary

Day 1. Ushuaia, Argentina.
Alexandr Zheleznyak, Poseidon passenger

© Alexandr Zheleznyak, Poseidon passenger

Despite its small size, the city of Ushuaia is the world’s southernmost city, the capital of Tierra del Fuego and the main starting point for voyages to Antarctica.

Admire the surrounded views of Beagle Channel and the Andes Mountains. If you arrived early, you may want to visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, the southernmost on the planet. Stroll along the main street of Avenue San Martin, and pause at one of the many cafes, shops or restaurants.

Day 2. Ushuaia, embarkation.
Tavish Campbell, Poseidon passenger

© Tavish Campbell, Poseidon passenger

This afternoon, embark the Sea Spirit and set sail down the picturesque Beagle Channel as the sun sets and dinner is served.

The Сaptain and our Expedition Team will welcome you and raise a toast to success of our expedition.

Day 3-4. Crossing the Drake Passage.
Tavish Campbell, Poseidon passenger

© Tavish Campbell, Poseidon passenger

The Drake Passage spans 600 miles from the southern tip of to the South Shetland Islands. The Sea Spirit’s stabilizer fins will help to make the crossing comfortable.

Lectures and presentations by our friendly team of Antarctic experts prepare us for what lies ahead. At the Antarctic Convergence, watch for sea mammals, albatrosses and petrels in these krill-rich waters. If the Drake has behaved, we will approach the sub-Antarctic South Shetlands during the afternoon of Day 4.

Day 5-6. South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.
Alexandr Zheleznyak, Poseidon passenger

© Alexandr Zheleznyak, Poseidon passenger

The Antarctic Peninsula and nearby islands provide exceptional opportunities to discover the unique wildlife and awesome landscapes. Depending on weather and ice conditions, the captain and expedition team will direct the Sea Spirit to a variety of secluded bays and harbors to optimize Zodiac landings and wildlife viewing. While we have a plan, flexibility is the key to successful expedition cruising. With the help of our expedition team, look for the four penguin, six seal and several whale species on your Antarctic checklist. We’ll also find a time for our most adventurous travelers to take a polar plunge, perhaps in Neko Harbor or the relatively warm waters of volcanic Deception Island.

Day 7-9. Antarctic Continent.
Brandon Harvey, Poseidon passenger

© Brandon Harvey, Poseidon passenger

As we head south along the Antarctic Peninsula, you’ill understand why the imposing, snow-covered Lemaire Channel is called “Kodak Alley.” We’ll also try to visit a research station during the voyage, although the work schedules of the scientists may not always permit this. At the Ukrainian base of Academician Vernadskiy, you might want to sample the throat-burning gorilka, or Ukrainian pepper vodka, distilled on location. A Zodiac cruise of Paradise Bay, with its many glaciers, offers an experience like no other on the globe. Cruise by massive icebergs, with cracks and crevices reflecting an amazing spectrum of blue colors. Conditions permitting, we’ll set foot on the actual Antarctic Continent at Hope Bay or perhaps another site.

Day 10-11. Drake Passage.
Tavish Campbell, Poseidon passenger

© Tavish Campbell, Poseidon passenger

As the Sea Spirit heads back to Ushuaia, there are some final opportunities to ask questions of our Antarctic experts, to share photos and experiences with newfound friends, and to enjoy our festive farewell dinner. Wave goodbye to the birds and whales, until you meet again on your next voyage to the White Continent!

Day 12. Ushuaia, disembarkation.
Poseidon Expeditions

© Poseidon Expeditions

Disembark following breakfast, and transfer to the airport or the city centre.

Rates Include

  • 1 pre-voyage night at Arakur Resort & Spa hotel;
  • Group transfers from the airport to the hotel in Ushuaia in a day prior to departure;
  • Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation;
  • Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation in Ushuaia;
  • Shipboard accommodations;
  • All scheduled landings/excursions;
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team;
  • All meals on board throughout the voyage;
  • Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily;
  • Welcome and Farewell cocktails;
  • Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise;
  • Branded Poseidon Expeditions parka;
  • All port fees;
  • Pre-departure materials;
  • Digital Voyage Log.

Rates Do Not Include

  • Airfare;
  • Visa and passport fees (if applicable);
  • Luggage and trip cancellation insurance;
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations;
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and onboard communication (telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail service);
  • Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings;
  • Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD 150,000;
  • Staff gratuities;
  • Pre- or post-cruise travel expenses.
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.

Adventure options

Price for Antarctic cruises 2016/17/18:

750 USD on Antarctic Peninsula voyages

850 USD on South Georgia and Falkland Islands voyages


Antarctica is a paddlers’ paradise. The White Continent boasts some of the world’s most impressive landscapes and is home to incredible marine wildlife. Sea Kayak Club members will have the opportunity to paddle through tranquil waters filled with glittering icebergs and porpoising penguins while surrounded by magnificent glaciers and mountains.

The protected and picturesque waters of the Antarctic Peninsula offer the best sea kayaking opportunities in Antarctica. Sea Kayak Club is also offered on selected voyages to South Georgia, where members may have the rare opportunity to encounter the island’s legendary abundance of wildlife from a kayaker’s perspective, if the area’s notoriously inclement weather permits.

Sea Kayak Club

250 USD

If you’re looking for an unforgettable way to expand your experience on the White Continent, then Antarctica Camping may be the perfect choice for you. This optional activity is your unique opportunity to meet Antarctica on its own terms by spending a night out on the snow and ice!

Camping is a great way to immerse yourself in Antarctica. As the sun slowly sets you can unwind and let your senses fully absorb the awesome sights and mysterious sounds of this legendary wilderness. Spend an hour - or all night-simply watching the drama of endlessly changing light upon the landscape. Build a snowman or capture that perfect photo. Whatever joy Antarctica holds for you, you can take the time to experience it fully on your Antarctica Camping night. Gain lasting memories, undeniable bragging rights, and a new appreciation for your warm bed back on the ship.

Please contact our office for availability.

Camping

The Polar Regions are perhaps the most photogenic on earth, with countless beautiful scenes presenting themselves every day. Endless expanses of ice, beaches crowded with seals or penguins, sunsets over unbroken horizons, starlit skies, and even the majestic northern lights – they all present fantastic photographic opportunities – and in order to make sure that you come home with some spectacular images we offer you the chance to learn and practice your photography alongside an experienced professional.

Our expert Photographer will be on hand to answer your questions and give advice, both in the form of on-board lectures and workshops on shore. Explore the key elements of photography in a fun and relaxed setting, with plenty of opportunities for questions and feedback. Learn how to see light in a new way and experiment with the techniques of composition and framing.

Photography

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