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Luxury Expedition
Sea Venture - 139 Guests
FALKLANDS, S.GEORGIA & ANTARCTICA
Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia

The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia are home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on earth. With beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins, it's one of the most jaw-dropping nature scenes you will ever experience. We'll also explore the fascinating history of the area, dating back to the grandiose times of the 'Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration' of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exploring the port of Stanley, Falkland Islands/Malvinas
  • Penguin rookeries with hundreds of thousands of birds on South Georgia
  • A visit to Grytviken, a former whaling station, and the gravesite of Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Potential encounters with Orca, Humpback and Minke whales
  • Zodiac cruising amongst colossal icebergs

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DatePorthole StateroomTriple StateroomWindow StateroomVeranda StateroomOwner's Suite
Nov 03, 2021Nov 24, 202118,99521,84524,47526,42528,805
Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
Porthole Stateroom
(Mid-range)
Window Stateroom
(High-end)
Owner's Suite
Nov 03, 2021Nov 24, 202118,99524,47528,805


ITINERARY

Day 1, Puerto Madryn
Explore Puerto Madryn, a popular destination for wildlife excursions and known for sightings of Southern Right whales. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of
your fellow travelers.

Day 2, Embarkation
Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.

Day 3-4, Southern Ocean
As we sail south, important briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety are held, and you won’t want to miss our experts as they begin their informative and entertaining talks about the wildlife, history, and geology of the area.

Day 5, West Falklands/Malvinas
We’ll be exploring some of the westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands/Malvinas, where you can take in the beautiful countryside and look for Black-Browed albatross or Rockhopper, King, and Magellanic penguin rookeries.

Day 6, Stanley, East Falkland/Malvinas
Stanley is a lively hub of activity nestled in a sheltered harbor. Head out on foot to explore the museum, shops and services centered on the port, or look for sea lions, dolphins, and bird life along the shores.

Day 7-8, Southern Ocean
Things really start to ramp up with plenty of wildlife identifying to do as we make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations continue, featuring topics such as the captivating history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.

Day 9-12, South Georgia
South Georgia is often referred to as the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’ and it’s easy to see why as you take in tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals, and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an incredible array of wildlife will astound you as we travel down South Georgia's leeward coast. We’ll also visit historic Grytviken whaling station, featuring the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

Day 13-14, Scotia Sea
Heading farther south, we’ll continue our informative presentations and wildlife spotting as the icebergs become bigger and more plentiful.

Day 15-18, Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

Hopping into our inflatable Zodiac boats, we’ll spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory as we set a course for the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula.

Day 19-20, Drake Passage
We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again heading across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

Day 21, Ushuaia disembarkation
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning and transfer to the beautiful Arakur Resort and Spa in Ushuaia. Here you can unwind at the resort, relax in the spa, or hit the streets of Ushuaia to explore more sights.

Day 22, Ushuaia
Saying goodbye to the lovely Arakur, our Antarctic adventure officially comes to an end. As you continue on, homeward bound or perhaps to another destination, you’ll take with you the unforgettable memories of exploring the last wild place on earth.

Sea Venture (Luxury Expedition, 139-guests)

Sea Venture features a 1-A Super ice class rating - the highest ice class awarded to passenger vessels. This means that we will be able to explore coves, bays, and channels that would previously have been forbidden to us.

The ship also offers a host of new activities. There's a sauna, a fitness center, a custom-built citizen science lab, and heated saltwater pool. There is more storage space, which is important because it means we can carry more equipment, so that more of our guests can participate in activities like kayaking, snowshoeing, and camping.

The common areas are larger and beautifully appointed, and the ship has two kitchens, one on the Lido deck for al fresco dining when weather permits.


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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Two pre-voyage nights hotel accommodation in embarkation city; except the Nov 3 2021 voyage, which includes one pre-voyage hotel night in Puerto Madryn, and one post-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia.
  • Transfer from airport in embarkation city (Trelew Airport “REL” for the Nov 3 2021 voyage which embarks in Puerto Madryn; Ushuaia Airport “USH” for all other departures) 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
  • Group transfer from ship to airport, hotel in Ushuaia, or central location following disembarkation. We cannot drop at Airbnb / private homes which are often inaccessible for our transfer vehicles.
  • Shipboard accommodations
  • All scheduled Landings and excursions
  • Our Citizen Science program: participation in a variety of scientific activities that support important research projects
  • All meals onboard
  • Coffee/tea/cocoa 24 hours daily
  • Alcoholic (house brands) and non-alcoholic beverages: mineral water, soft drinks, juices, various coffee specialties, tea, house wine white/rose/red, sparkling wine, aperitif, various beers, long drinks, cocktail of the day
  • Expedition jacket (yours to keep)
  • A pair of 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 

Excluded:
  • Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn
  • Transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary
  • On the Nov 3 2021 voyage, departure transfer from hotel to airport in Ushuaia
  • Pre or post voyage expenses in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn
  • 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

ADVENTURE OPTIONS
  •  Kayaking - USD 895
  • Photography - included
  • Citizen Science - included

 

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