three diverse and spectacular biomes including the temperate Falkland
Islands, sub-Antarctic South Georgia and the frozen Antarctic continent
hundreds of thousands of stately king penguins on the beaches of
incomparable South Georgia
abundant wildlife including seabirds, seals and even some of the great
whales at close range
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||Triple Classic||Main Deck Suite||Classic Suite||Superior Suite||Deluxe Suite||Premium Suite||Owner's Suite|
|Jan 08, 2022||Jan 28, 2022||17,695||23,395||25,095||25,595||28,495||30,595||38,695|
|Nov 11, 2022||Dec 01, 2022||15,295||20,195||21,695||22,095||24,595||26,395||33,395|
|Jan 07, 2023||Jan 27, 2023||18,195||24,095||25,895||26,295||29,295||31,495||39,895|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
|Jan 08, 2022||Jan 28, 2022||17,695||25,595||38,695|
|Nov 11, 2022||Dec 01, 2022||15,295||22,095||33,395|
|Jan 07, 2023||Jan 27, 2023||18,195||26,295||39,895|
1: Arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina (hotel night)
to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city and starting point
of our Antarctic expedition! Upon your arrival at the airport, you will
be greeted by our staff and transferred to a quality hotel, which has
been arranged by us and is included in the price of the itinerary. For
the rest of the day, you are free to explore this vibrant port city and
an introduction to local history and wildlife, the interesting Museo
del Fin del Mundo is worth a visit. If you have time to spare, a
variety of nature activities can be arranged to suit all interests and
fitness levels, from hiking in nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park to
wildlife viewing in the Beagle Channel. For dinner, Ushuaia offers a
wide range of restaurants featuring Patagonian lamb and delectable
2: Welcome Aboard!
breakfast at your hotel, the morning is yours to enjoy Ushuaia. Explore
the delightful waterfront and savor views of the snowcapped Martial
Range, the southernmost peaks of the Andes. Take advantage of shopping
for souvenirs or some last-minute necessities such as cold-weather
gear. Just remember, you will soon receive your very own parka to keep
and waterproof boots to borrow on board the ship. For lunch, the many
cafés, parrillas and gelato shops on Avenida San
Martín will be sure to satisfy any appetite.
the afternoon, you will be transferred to the pier where we will warmly
welcome you aboard the luxury expedition vessel M/V Sea Spirit. Get
settled in your spacious suite and explore the ship that will be your
comfortable home during the extraordinary adventure to come. After
getting underway, a full schedule of events kicks off with informative
briefings and introductions from your expedition staff. After the first
of many delicious dinners on board, step out onto the open decks to
admire the scenery and gorgeous evening light as we pass through the
3: South Atlantic Ocean
transiting the Beagle Channel and passing the islands of Tierra del
Fuego, we head northeast toward the Falkland Islands. We keep a lookout
for dolphins and whales. The ship’s stabilizing fins provide
comfort in the event of rough seas. Presentations by our experts
prepare you for our arrival in the Falkland Islands.
4-6: Falkland Islands
remote and sparsely-populated Falkland Islands are a birders’
paradise. We anticipate spending two days in the remote outer islands
where large colonies of penguins and albatross are easily accessible.
The Falklands are also a great place to observe marine mammals. Fur
seals and elephant seals can be found on sandy beaches while the waters
around the archipelago are home to cetaceans such as Peale’s
dolphins and Commerson’s dolphins. Our exact route and
exploration opportunities are dependent on weather among these isolated
and windswept islands.
also intend to visit the port of Stanley, the charmingly British
capital of the Falkland Islands. Attractions within pleasant walking
distance along the waterfront promenade include the Falkland Islands
Museum, the governor’s house, a cathedral with impressive
whalebone arch outside, a war memorial, quality gift shops, pubs, and
views of shipwrecks in the harbor.
7-8: Southern Ocean
the Falkland Islands we head east toward South Georgia, passing the
remote, seabird-covered pinnacles known as Shag Rocks on the way. We
also cross the Antarctic Convergence, the biological boundary of the
Southern Ocean. Briefings, bio-security procedures, and lectures from
our experts prepare you for our arrival in South Georgia.
9-13: South Georgia Island
is expedition cruising at its most authentic. Our route and exploration
opportunities in South Georgia are heavily dependent on the weather
conditions we encounter. Our experienced captain and expedition leader
decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and
opportunities warrant. You can be sure that the best possible advantage
will be taken of the circumstances presented to us by nature in this
wild and remote corner of the world. We take every safe opportunity to
go ashore in this amazing place.
Georgia is a scenic wilderness and an unrivaled paradise for
subantarctic wildlife viewing. The islands are said to host upwards of
100 million seabirds, including numerous species of albatross,
penguins, prions, petrels and terns. On beaches such as those at
Salisbury Plain and St. Andrews Bay, over 100,000 elephant seals and
three million fur seals jostle for space among innumerable penguins
including stately king penguins and sprightly macaroni penguins. The
recently completed rat eradication program is sure to make this
wilderness even more pristine and rich with birdlife.
bountiful waters surrounding South Georgia are also inhabited by an
increasing number of whales. The historical whaling station of
Grytviken is now home to the excellent South Georgia Museum managed by
the South Georgia Heritage Trust. Grytviken is also the final resting
place of Ernest Shackleton, the legendary polar explorer.
days in South Georgia are filled with memorable excursions, sumptuous
meals, presentations by our experts, and enough incredible scenery and
wildlife to fill your camera and overwhelm your emotions.
14-15: Southern Ocean
continue west toward the Antarctic Peninsula. Pelagic seabirds
including the majestic albatross are common in these waters and can
readily be viewed from panoramic open decks or from exterior stateroom
windows and balconies. We may also encounter enormous tabular icebergs
drifting north from the Weddell Sea.
16-18: South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
Antarctic Peninsula region contains some of the world’s most
impressive scenery and some of Antarctica’s best wildlife
viewing opportunities. Protected bays and narrow channels are
surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in permanent snow and
immense glaciers. Icebergs of every size and description complete an
image of incomparable beauty. Waters rich with krill are home to a
variety of whale and seal species. The whole area is alive with
penguins foraging at sea and forming large nesting colonies at special
places on land. The area is also home to Antarctic research stations of
various nationalities, some with a gift shop and post office.
South Shetland Islands are the northernmost islands in Antarctica and
will likely be our first sighting of land. This wild and beautiful
island chain contains numerous landing sites with abundant wildlife and
historical significance. Among them is Elephant Island, where men from
Shackleton’s famous Endurance expedition spent the winter.
south, on the Antarctic Peninsula, the gorgeous Gerlache Strait area
contains sheltered bays, accessible wildlife, and stunning scenery.
Places with names like Paradise Bay are the epitome of everything
Antarctic: glaciated mountains, towering icebergs, feeding whales,
seals on ice floes, and bustling penguin colonies. At the southern end
of Gerlache Strait is the famous Lemaire Channel, also known as
“Kodak Gap” because of the photogenic way the
mountainous sides of the narrow channel are reflected in calm waters
strewn with icebergs.
wilderness of Antarctica is subject to unpredictable weather and
ever-changing ice conditions, which dictate our route and exploration
opportunities. This is a real expedition. We exploit every opportunity
to experience excellent wildlife viewing, amazing scenery and
excursions via Zodiac.
19-20: Drake Passage
is now time to head north across the Drake Passage toward South
America, though the adventure is not quite over. We are always on the
lookout for marine mammals and seabirds in these wild waters. This is
also the time for festivities such as the Captain’s Farewell
Cocktail and the end-of-voyage slideshow. Finally, as we enter the calm
Beagle Channel, we enjoy a night of smooth sailing toward Ushuaia.
21: Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina
breakfast we say farewell in the city of Ushuaia, where we started. We
provide a group transfer to the airport or to the town center if you
wish to spend more time here. As you look back on your wonderful
experience in Antarctica, you may already be looking forward to your
next incredible adventure to the ice!
Sea Spirit (Luxury Expedition, 114-guests)
The ice-strengthened small all-suite expedition ship Sea Spirit (originally Renaissance V) was built in 1991 in Italy. From that time she has changed several operators and regions of navigation, cruising in Singapore, Alaska, Pacific Basin, Arctic and Antarctica. The vessel was modified in late 2010. Providing spacious suites for accommodation of maximum of 114 passengers (the smallest suite is 20 sq. meters) the Sea Spirit at the same time features maneuverability and friendly atmosphere of small ships. All suites have private facilities and exterior views. Some of the suites feature private balconies for enjoying fantastic landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctica.
(Click image to view Ship details)
pre-voyage night on Day 1 in Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa Hotel;
transfer from the airport to the hotel on the day prior to embarkation;
transfer to the ship for embarkation on Day 2;
meals on board throughout the voyage;
and coffee station 24 hours daily;
scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions);
throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader &
Poseidon Expeditions parka;
boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise;
and Farewell cocktails;
transfer to airport or central location right after disembarkation;
from the airport to the hotel if arriving prior to Day 1 of the program;
and passport fees (if applicable);
and trip cancellation insurance;
drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and
expenses such as laundry and onboard communication (telephone calls,
faxes, and e-mail service);
surcharge may be applied for all bookings;
Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of US$ 200,000 per
or post-cruise travel expenses.