Antarctic Peninsula: Best of Antarctica

Antarctic Peninsula

Last Discovered Continent

15 Dec - 27 Dec 2016

Ushuaia (Argentina)

Ushuaia (Argentina)

M/v Sea Spirit

13 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
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14 Feb - 25 Feb 2017
Ushuaia (Argentina) - Ushuaia (Argentina)
12 $ 6.295
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24 Nov - 05 Dec 2017
Ushuaia (Argentina) - Ushuaia (Argentina)
12 $ 7.995
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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
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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
$ 6.395
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Main Deck Suite
$ 8.095
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Classic Suite
$ 9.395
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Superior Suite
$ 10.095
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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

Enjoy the Argentinean leather markets and succulent lamb dishes that make Patagonia famous as you explore the southernmost town in the world. Highlights of Ushuaia include an award-winning museum and trips to nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park and its popular “Train at the End of the World”.

Day 2. Embarkation.
Tavish Campbell, Poseidon passenger

© Tavish Campbell, Poseidon passenger

Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by our Expedition Team and ship's officers at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain's welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the mountainous scenery on our early evening sail down the Beagle Channel past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.

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

© Tavish Campbell, Poseidon passenger

Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as we sail south are the Albatrosses, Prions, and Petrels that frequently follow the ship. Our Expedition Team will be out on deck as well, looking for the Whales and Dolphins that may also be seen in the area. Our experts will hold informative and entertaining presentations on the wildlife, history, and geology of Antarctica. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held in the comfortable lounge. The length of our journey depends on sea conditions but we should approach the South Shetland Islands of the Antarctic Peninsula in the evening of Day 4.

Day 5-10. South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.
Alexandr Zheleznyak, Poseidon passenger

© Alexandr Zheleznyak, Poseidon passenger

The land of superlatives, Antarctica! Our Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. The route will stress the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas as well as sites of historic and scientific interest. The trip may include picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, the Humpback Whale favored Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. We may stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy as well as an historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House. Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins abound, and Weddell, Crabeater and Elephant Seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory Leopard Seals and the aggressive Antarctic Fur Seal. Minke and Humpback Whales are frequent visitors in the late season and Orca sightings are also common.

Day 11-12. Drake Passage.
Tavish Campbell, Poseidon passenger

© Tavish Campbell, Poseidon passenger

We will continue our presentation series and wildlife spotting as we sail back to Ushuaia and reflect on beautiful Antarctica and its fragile future. We arrive at Ushuaia in the early hours of Day 12.

Day 13. Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina.
Poseidon Expeditions

© Poseidon Expeditions

Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

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 (applied for Antarctic cruises 2016-2017);
  • 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;
  • Branded Poseidon Expeditions parka;
  • Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise;
  • 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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