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Luxury Expedition
Sea Venture - 139 Guests
SHACKLETON'S FINAL QUEST
Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest explorers of all time, Sir Ernest Shackleton, as we journey deep into Antarctica by way of the wildlife-rich Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia. We'll 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, as we encounter jaw-dropping scenes in nature, colossal icebergs, and incredible wildlife.


 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shackleton-focused programming both on board and at historical landing sites
  • 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

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DateTriple StateroomPorthole StateroomWindow StateroomVeranda StateroomOwner's Suite
Feb 07, 2022Feb 27, 202217,99520,69523,18525,03527,295
Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
Triple Stateroom
(Mid-range)
Window Stateroom
(High-end)
Owner's Suite
Feb 07, 2022Feb 27, 202217,99523,18527,295


ITINERARY

Day 1, Ushuaia
No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

Day 2, Ushuaia
Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers.

Day 3, Embarkation
Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.

Day 4, Southern Ocean
As we sail south, important briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety are held. You won’t want to miss our experts as they begin their informative and entertaining talks about the wildlife and geology of the area, with special presentations by our accomplished Historians on Antarctica’s unique history and Shackleton’s saga.

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 and seabird identifying to do as we make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations continue, featuring topics like the captivating history of Shackleton’s quest and the 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 Shackleton is buried with his right-hand man Frank Wild beside him.

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. We’ll follow in Shackleton’s footsteps as we attempt to land at sites of historic and scientific interest, including Elephant Island and Point Wild.

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, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

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

PRIOR TO DEPARTURE:
  • Two pre-voyage hotel nights in Ushuaia
  • Transfer from airport in embarkation city to group hotel if arriving on Day 1 of itinerary, and providing we have your confirmed air itinerary at least 60 days prior to departure
  • Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation

ON BOARD SEA VENTURE:

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • All meals on board
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (some super premium brands excluded)
  • Coffee/Tea/Cocoa 24 hours a day
  • All scheduled landings and excursions
  • Our Citizen Science program: participation in a variety of scientific activities that support important research projects
  • Expedition jacket (yours to keep)
  • A pair of loaner 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

POST DEPARTURE:

  • Group transfer from ship to airport, hotel in Ushuaia, or central location following disembarkation.
  • Please note we cannot drop at Airbnb / private homes which are often inaccessible for our transfer vehicles.

VOYAGES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn other than those listed above
  • Transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary
  • 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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DISCLAIMER: Rates are per person and subject to change.