New Year in Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands (Seaventure)


from$ 29967 AUD



Note: Current p/p indicative rate. Final price may change due to currency fluctuations.

Ship
Seaventure
City
Ushuaia to Ushuaia

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2020-04-21

2021-01-31


Overview

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.

Overview

  • NEEPL
  • 21 Days
  • Seaventure

Cruise Itinerary

  • Ushuaia (Argentina)
  • Ushuaia (Argentina)

Departures


$ 29967 AUD

17.5 sq. m. Staterooms with an extra single bed and sitting area. Family triples have one queen and one single (409 & 411).


$ 34468 AUD

17.5 sq. m. Staterooms with portholes and sitting area.


$ 38605 AUD

17.5 sq. m. Staterooms with windows and sitting area.


$ 41692 AUD

20.8 sq. m. Including a minimum of 3.6 sq. m. balcony. Staterooms with sitting area and private balcony.


$ 45448 AUD

30.8 sq. m. Including 5.4 sq. m. balcony. Suites with sitting area and private balcony.

Note: Current p/p indicative rate. Final price may change due to currency fluctuations.

Cruise Itinerary

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Heading farther south, we’ll continue our informative presentations and wildlife spotting as the icebergs become bigger and more plentiful.


Here we’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels as we travel the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.


We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.


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.


Itineraries are subject to change.


Seaventure

Vessel Type: 1-A Super Ice Class Small Ship Length: 111,5 m Passenger Capacity: 139 Built in: 1990 / Reimagined: 2019 / Refurbished: Spring 2021 A WORLD-CLASS SMALL SHIP EXPERIENCE Seaventure 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. Ship Facilities: Two Elevators serving all passenger decks Library with computers Fitness Center and Sauna Heated saltwater swimming pool Citizen Science Laboratory All Staterooms Feature: Exterior views Sitting area with chairs or sofa and table Complimentary Mini-Bar Flat Screen TV Telephone Safe to store your valuables Independent temperature controls Luxury toiletries Hair dryer

Highlights

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

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