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12 days • Level 1 (Details)Antarctic Explorer
Fully discover the 7th continent on the Antarctic Explorer cruise. This expedition offers the perfect chance to discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the last continent’s most northern region. You’ll be delighted by penguins, seals and whales as they accompany you on your journey along the Antarctic coastline. Landing on the continent itself is a memorable highlight, where yo u’ll explore the iconic sights that make this one of the world’s most pristine, exotic and unforgettable natural environments. There is an in-depth education program, covering all aspects of the biology, politics and history of Antarctica. Beginning and ending in Ushuaia, Argentina, your small ship cruise to Antarctica will experience the wildlife and scenic highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. This expedition is delivered at a comfortable pace, perfect for first-time polar travelers or travelers with limited time to experience Antarctica.

The main Antarctic Explorer itinerary cruises over 12 days, and there are 10-, 11- and 13-day itinerary variations available. Three small ships operate the itinerary: the 112-guest Sea Spirit, the 122-guest Sea Adventurer and the 189-passenger Ocean Diamond. Each Antarctic Explorer departure includes up close exploration on guided hikes, shore walks and small craft excursions. Optional activities (additional cost) include kayaking, camping, cross-country skiing photography clinics and mountaineering. No experience is necessary for activities but advanced reservations are required as space is limited. Become one of the fortunate few to have set foot on the continent of Antarctica!
read more Fully discover the 7th continent on the Antarctic Explorer cruise. This expedition offers the perfect chance to discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the last continent’s most northern region. You’ll be delighted by penguins, seals and whales as they accompany you on your journey along the Antarctic coastline. Landing on the continent itself is a memorable highlight, where you’ll explore the iconic sights that make this one of the world’s most pristine, exotic and unforgettable natural environments. There is an in-depth education program, covering all aspects of the biology, politics and history of Antarctica. Beginning and ending in Ushuaia, Argentina, your small ship cruise to Antarctica will experience the wildlife and scenic highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. This expedition is delivered at a comfortable pace, perfect for first-time polar travelers or travelers with limited time to experience Antarctica.

The main Antarctic Explorer itinerary cruises over 12 days, and there are 10-, 11- and 13-day itinerary variations available. Three small ships operate the itinerary: the 112-guest Sea Spirit, the 122-guest Sea Adventurer and the 189-passenger Ocean Diamond. Each Antarctic Explorer departure includes up close exploration on guided hikes, shore walks and small craft excursions. Optional activities (additional cost) include kayaking, camping, cross-country skiing photography clinics and mountaineering. No experience is necessary for activities but advanced reservations are required as space is limited. Become one of the fortunate few to have set foot on the continent of Antarctica!
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Day 1 - Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 2 - Embark Antarctic Explorer Cruise

Days 3 - 4 - Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 5 - 9 - South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

Days 10 - 11 - Drake Passage to Ushuaia

Day 12 - Disembark Ushuaia


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Day 1 - Ushuaia, Argentina

Upon arrival at the Ushuaia airport you are met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore this 'frontier town' at leisure. With a population of more than 63,000 people, Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. The city has grown over the past few years, yet it has retained an easy going and accessible feel. With the sea to the south and mountains to the north, Ushuaia is a spectacular departure point for your Antarctic cruise. If you arrive early, you can spend some time in the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park, enjoy some Argentinean wines and barbecues in the city or visit the many boutique shops and cafes before for your expedition to Antarctica.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Hotel Albatros or similar
MEALS:
n/a

Day 2 - Embark Antarctic Explorer Cruise

Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel. This historic channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of excitement upon departure - the next time you see land the ship will be in the world’s most southern continent!
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Spirit, Ocean Diamond or Sea Adventurer
MEALS:
dinner

Days 3 - 4 - Crossing the Drake Passage

Prepare for rough water, but do not be disappointed if your crossing is smooth sailing. The Drake is always changing! You’ll spend these first days getting to know your shipmates, while the ship's crew provides safety briefings and insights into what excitement lies ahead.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Spirit, Ocean Diamond or Sea Adventurer
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Days 5 - 9 - South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

When the Antarctic Convergence is left in the ship's wake, you truly begin your Antarctic adventure. It is perhaps the first sight of land itself that is embraced as the true beginning of any Antarctic expedition. You can begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every visit brings something new or unexpected, meaning your expedition will be unlike any other.

Take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore bays, channels and landing sites each day. Visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and Minke whales and search for a number of the southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. The majesty of the Peninsula’s mountains will enchant you as you scramble up snowy pathways to vantage points offering you 360° views of your surroundings. One of these in particular, in Orne Harbor, gives the opportunity to visit a chinstrap penguin colony high up on a ridge. Here you’ll have the choice between going for a mountain hike or spending time sitting quietly on a pebbled beach to enjoy the antics of curious penguins. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, participating in the Polar Plunge swim is about as crazy as it gets!

Amidst the peaceful silence of Antarctica, noisy interruptions become indelible memories such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles or the boom and crack of a calving glacier in Neko Harbor. You can make a bit of noise yourself too by listening to the echo of voices bounce off a giant glacier. Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team so as to entertain and educate you on this stunning landscape.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Spirit, Ocean Diamond or Sea Adventurer
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Days 10 - 11 - Drake Passage to Ushuaia

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides you with some final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy a few final presentations by your Expedition Team or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sea Spirit, Ocean Diamond or Sea Adventurer
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12 - Disembark Ushuaia

Disembark after breakfast and transfer by bus to the Antarctic Unit office located at the entrance to the pier. Continue your adventure on land, or if you are departing on the morning flight, the transfer continues to the airport.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Alternative Itinerary

The itinerary presented here is for the 12-day voyage - the 11-day voyage has one less day along the Antarctic Peninsula, the 10-day voyage has two less days along the Antarctic Peninsula, and the 13-day voyage spends an extra day on the Peninsula. There are also routes that visit Cape Horn en route. See Dates & Rates tab for alternative itinerary details under each departure.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; our exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions - and the wildlife we encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

Arrival & Departure

When considering flights for your Antarctic Explorer Cruise plan to arrive Ushuaia, Argentina (USH) at any time on day 1. An arrival transfer from the Ushuaia airport to any local hotel is included. Passengers departing Ushuaia on flights before 12pm noon on disembarkation day will be transferred directly to the airport; all other later transfers are on your own. Taxis are readily available in Ushuaia and should cost no more than $6-10 from any local hotel to the airport. Get a free flight quote.

Activities

Kayaking, camping, mountaineering, snowshoeing and/or cross-country skiing may be available on your Antarctic Explorer cruise. The following table details what activities may be available on each departure and their per-person cost. Key: (K) kayaking $950 2014-15; (C) camping $250 2014-15; (S) snowshoeing included; (P) photography included; (X) cross-country skiing $575; (M) mountaineering $575 2014-15. The Ocean Diamond offers a kayak and camp package at $1050 2014-15. Please contact AdventureSmith to reserve activity space with your booking.
Nov 04 - Nov 15, 2014 - Ocean Diamond - P, S, K, C
Nov 07 - Nov 18, 2014 - Sea Spirit - C, K, S
Nov 16 - Nov 27, 2014 - Sea Adventurer - S, K, C
Nov 26 - Dec 07, 2014 - Sea Adventurer - S, K, C
Dec 02 - Dec 12, 2014 - Ocean Diamond - C, K, X, P, S, M
Dec 05 - Dec 16, 2014 - Sea Spirit - C, K, S
Dec 06 - Dec 17, 2014 - Sea Adventurer - K
Dec 11 - Dec 21, 2014 - Ocean Diamond - C, K, X, P, S, M
Dec 20 - Dec 30, 2014 - Ocean Diamond - C, K, X, P, S, M
Dec 29 - Jan 08, 2015 - Ocean Diamond - C, K, X, P, M
Jan 07 - Jan 18, 2015 - Sea Spirit - C, K, S
Feb 04 - Feb 15, 2015 - Sea Spirit - C, K
Mar 04 - Mar 15, 2015 - Sea Spirit - K
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1       Nov 04 - Nov 15, 2014Ocean Diamond$5595 - $13995View Details

Triple - $5595

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has two twin beds and an upper bed, and two portholes (Note: cabin 332 has three lower beds). Located on the Lower Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Twin Obstructed View - $8395

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window (the view is obstructed). Located on the Captain's Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower. Amenities include: wardrobes, drawers, flat screen TV, DVD player, individual temperature controls, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, and hair dryer.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $10395

Between 183 and 200 square feet (19 and 17 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window. Located on the Upper and Main Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Suite - $11795

Between 200 and 183 square feet (19 and 17 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window. Located on the Upper and Main Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Single Porthole - $13995

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed and two portholes. Located on the Lower Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom and shower. Amenities include: wardrobes, drawers, flat-screen TV, DVD player, individual temperature controls, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, and hair dryer.
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Single Obstructed View - $13995

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed, and a picture window (the view is obstructed by the lifeboats). Located on the Captain's Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Balcony Suite - $13995

Approximately 325 square feet (30 square meters) in size, including the balcony, this suite has one double bed or two twin beds, and a full-size window with a sliding glass door that leads to a private deck with chairs. Located on the Observation Deck, this suite has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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2       Nov 07 - Nov 18, 2014Sea Spirit$7595 - $14595View Details
Triple Classic Suite

Triple Classic Suite - $7595

2 twin beds and a sofa bed on Oceanus Deck. Twin beds can be configured into 1 king-size bed. Triple-Classic Suites average 250 square feet, each with an exterior view picture window and 2 wardrobes.
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Main Deck Suite

Main Deck Suite - $8795

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Main Deck. Main Deck Suites average 215 square feet, with a minimum of two portholes for exterior views and a wardrobe.
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Classic Suite

Classic Suite - $9295

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Oceanus Deck. Classic Suites average 250 square feet, each with an exterior view picture window and 2 wardrobes.
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Superior Suite

Superior Suite - $10595

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Club Deck. Superior Suites average 235 square feet, each with a picture window that overlooks the outside walkway and a wardrobe.
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Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite - $11595

With private balcony and either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Sports Deck. Deluxe Suites average 277 square feet, and feature sliding glass doors to a private balcony and a walk-in closet or wardrobe.
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Premium Suite

Premium Suite - $12995

With private balcony and either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Sun Deck. Premium Suites average 353 square feet, and feature sliding glass doors to a private balcony and a wardrobe.
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Owners Suite - $14595

The ultimate suite designed for entertaining, located on the Sun Deck. The Owner’s Suite is 550 square feet, and has a separate living room with a game and meeting area, as well as sliding glass doors leading to a private deck. King-size bed in a separate sleeping area, with a sofa bed in the living room. Additional amenities include BOSE stereo system, HD Plasma TV with video player and jetted bathtub.
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3       Nov 16 - Nov 27, 2014Sea Adventurer$5995 - $13995View Details
Triple

Triple - $5995

2 lower and 1 upper berth, porthole
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Lower Deck

Lower Deck - $7995

2 lower berths, porthole
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Main Deck Porthole

Main Deck Porthole - $8995

2 lower berths, porthole
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Main Deck Window

Main Deck Window - $9995

2 lower berths, 2 windows
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Superior

Superior - $10995

2 lower berths, windows
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Deluxe

Deluxe - $11995

2 lower berths, windows
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Suite

Suite - $13995

2 lower berths, windows, bathtub in 403, shower in the remainder
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4       Nov 26 - Dec 07, 2014Sea Adventurer$6995 - $14995View Details
Triple

Triple - $6995

2 lower and 1 upper berth, porthole
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Lower Deck

Lower Deck - $8995

2 lower berths, porthole
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Main Deck Porthole

Main Deck Porthole - $9995

2 lower berths, porthole
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Main Deck Window

Main Deck Window - $10995

2 lower berths, 2 windows
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Superior

Superior - $11995

2 lower berths, windows
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Deluxe

Deluxe - $12995

2 lower berths, windows
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Suite

Suite - $14995

2 lower berths, windows, bathtub in 403, shower in the remainder
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5  Alternate Itinerary Available  Dec 02 - Dec 12, 2014Ocean Diamond$5995 - $14995View Details
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Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows an 11-day route, spending one less day along the Antarctic Peninsula (days 5-8).

Triple - $5995

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has two twin beds and an upper bed, and two portholes (Note: cabin 332 has three lower beds). Located on the Lower Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Twin Obstructed View - $8995

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window (the view is obstructed). Located on the Captain's Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower. Amenities include: wardrobes, drawers, flat screen TV, DVD player, individual temperature controls, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, and hair dryer.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $10995

Between 183 and 200 square feet (19 and 17 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window. Located on the Upper and Main Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Suite - $12295

Between 200 and 183 square feet (19 and 17 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window. Located on the Upper and Main Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Single Obstructed View - $14295

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed, and a picture window (the view is obstructed by the lifeboats). Located on the Captain's Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Single Porthole - $14295

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed and two portholes. Located on the Lower Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom and shower. Amenities include: wardrobes, drawers, flat-screen TV, DVD player, individual temperature controls, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, and hair dryer.
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Balcony Suite - $14995

Approximately 325 square feet (30 square meters) in size, including the balcony, this suite has one double bed or two twin beds, and a full-size window with a sliding glass door that leads to a private deck with chairs. Located on the Observation Deck, this suite has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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6  Alternate Itinerary Available  Dec 05 - Dec 16, 2014Sea Spirit$10595 - $19295View Details
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Alternative Itinerary

  This departure attempts a Cape Horn landing.
Day 1 - Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 - Embark Ushuaia
Day 3 - Cape Horn
Day 4 - Drake Passage
Days 5-9 - South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
Days 10-11 - Drake Passage
Day 12 - Disembark Ushuaia
Triple Classic Suite

Triple Classic Suite - $10595

2 twin beds and a sofa bed on Oceanus Deck. Twin beds can be configured into 1 king-size bed. Triple-Classic Suites average 250 square feet, each with an exterior view picture window and 2 wardrobes.
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Main Deck Suite

Main Deck Suite - $12295

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Main Deck. Main Deck Suites average 215 square feet, with a minimum of two portholes for exterior views and a wardrobe.
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Classic Suite

Classic Suite - $13295

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Oceanus Deck. Classic Suites average 250 square feet, each with an exterior view picture window and 2 wardrobes.
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Superior Suite

Superior Suite - $14295

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Club Deck. Superior Suites average 235 square feet, each with a picture window that overlooks the outside walkway and a wardrobe.
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Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite - $16295

With private balcony and either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Sports Deck. Deluxe Suites average 277 square feet, and feature sliding glass doors to a private balcony and a walk-in closet or wardrobe.
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Premium Suite

Premium Suite - $17595

With private balcony and either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Sun Deck. Premium Suites average 353 square feet, and feature sliding glass doors to a private balcony and a wardrobe.
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Owners Suite - $19295

The ultimate suite designed for entertaining, located on the Sun Deck. The Owner’s Suite is 550 square feet, and has a separate living room with a game and meeting area, as well as sliding glass doors leading to a private deck. King-size bed in a separate sleeping area, with a sofa bed in the living room. Additional amenities include BOSE stereo system, HD Plasma TV with video player and jetted bathtub.
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7       Dec 06 - Dec 17, 2014Sea Adventurer$6995 - $14995View Details
Triple

Triple - $6995

2 lower and 1 upper berth, porthole
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Lower Deck

Lower Deck - $8995

2 lower berths, porthole
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Main Deck Porthole

Main Deck Porthole - $9995

2 lower berths, porthole
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Main Deck Window

Main Deck Window - $10995

2 lower berths, 2 windows
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Superior

Superior - $11995

2 lower berths, windows
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Deluxe

Deluxe - $12995

2 lower berths, windows
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Suite

Suite - $14995

2 lower berths, windows, bathtub in 403, shower in the remainder
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8  Alternate Itinerary Available  Dec 11 - Dec 21, 2014Ocean Diamond$5995 - $14995View Details
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Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows an 11-day route, spending one less day along the Antarctic Peninsula (days 5-8).

Triple - $5995

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has two twin beds and an upper bed, and two portholes (Note: cabin 332 has three lower beds). Located on the Lower Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Twin Obstructed View - $8995

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window (the view is obstructed). Located on the Captain's Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower. Amenities include: wardrobes, drawers, flat screen TV, DVD player, individual temperature controls, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, and hair dryer.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $10995

Between 183 and 200 square feet (19 and 17 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window. Located on the Upper and Main Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Suite - $12295

Between 200 and 183 square feet (19 and 17 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window. Located on the Upper and Main Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Single Obstructed View - $14295

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed, and a picture window (the view is obstructed by the lifeboats). Located on the Captain's Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Single Porthole - $14295

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed and two portholes. Located on the Lower Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom and shower. Amenities include: wardrobes, drawers, flat-screen TV, DVD player, individual temperature controls, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, and hair dryer.
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Balcony Suite - $14995

Approximately 325 square feet (30 square meters) in size, including the balcony, this suite has one double bed or two twin beds, and a full-size window with a sliding glass door that leads to a private deck with chairs. Located on the Observation Deck, this suite has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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9  Alternate Itinerary Available  Dec 20 - Dec 30, 2014Ocean Diamond$6995 - $15995View Details
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Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows an 11-day route that attempts a Cape Horn landing.
Day 1 - Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 - Embark Ushuaia
Day 3 - Cape Horn
Day 4 - Drake Passage
Days 5-8 - South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
Days 9-10 - Drake Passage
Day 11 - Disembark Ushuaia

Triple - $6995

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has two twin beds and an upper bed, and two portholes (Note: cabin 332 has three lower beds). Located on the Lower Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Twin Obstructed View - $9995

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window (the view is obstructed). Located on the Captain's Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower. Amenities include: wardrobes, drawers, flat screen TV, DVD player, individual temperature controls, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, and hair dryer.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $11995

Between 183 and 200 square feet (19 and 17 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window. Located on the Upper and Main Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Suite - $13995

Between 200 and 183 square feet (19 and 17 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window. Located on the Upper and Main Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Single Obstructed View - $15295

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed, and a picture window (the view is obstructed by the lifeboats). Located on the Captain's Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Single Porthole - $15295

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed and two portholes. Located on the Lower Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom and shower. Amenities include: wardrobes, drawers, flat-screen TV, DVD player, individual temperature controls, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, and hair dryer.
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Balcony Suite - $15995

Approximately 325 square feet (30 square meters) in size, including the balcony, this suite has one double bed or two twin beds, and a full-size window with a sliding glass door that leads to a private deck with chairs. Located on the Observation Deck, this suite has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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10  Alternate Itinerary Available  Dec 29 - Jan 08, 2015Ocean Diamond$6995 - $15995View Details
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Alternative Itinerary

  This departure follows an 11-day route, spending one less day along the Antarctic Peninsula (days 5-8).

Triple - $6995

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has two twin beds and an upper bed, and two portholes (Note: cabin 332 has three lower beds). Located on the Lower Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Twin Obstructed View - $9995

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window (the view is obstructed). Located on the Captain's Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower. Amenities include: wardrobes, drawers, flat screen TV, DVD player, individual temperature controls, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, and hair dryer.
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Twin Window

Twin Window - $11995

Between 183 and 200 square feet (19 and 17 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window. Located on the Upper and Main Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Suite - $13995

Between 200 and 183 square feet (19 and 17 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window. Located on the Upper and Main Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Single Obstructed View - $15295

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed, and a picture window (the view is obstructed by the lifeboats). Located on the Captain's Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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Single Porthole - $15295

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed and two portholes. Located on the Lower Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom and shower. Amenities include: wardrobes, drawers, flat-screen TV, DVD player, individual temperature controls, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, and hair dryer.
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Balcony Suite - $15995

Approximately 325 square feet (30 square meters) in size, including the balcony, this suite has one double bed or two twin beds, and a full-size window with a sliding glass door that leads to a private deck with chairs. Located on the Observation Deck, this suite has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
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11  Alternate Itinerary Available  Jan 07 - Jan 18, 2015Sea Spirit$10595 - $19295View Details
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Alternative Itinerary

  This departure attempts a Cape Horn landing.
Day 1 - Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 - Embark Ushuaia
Day 3 - Cape Horn
Day 4 - Drake Passage
Days 5-9 - South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
Days 10-11 - Drake Passage
Day 12 - Disembark Ushuaia
Triple Classic Suite

Triple Classic Suite - $10595

2 twin beds and a sofa bed on Oceanus Deck. Twin beds can be configured into 1 king-size bed. Triple-Classic Suites average 250 square feet, each with an exterior view picture window and 2 wardrobes.
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Main Deck Suite

Main Deck Suite - $12295

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Main Deck. Main Deck Suites average 215 square feet, with a minimum of two portholes for exterior views and a wardrobe.
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Classic Suite

Classic Suite - $13295

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Oceanus Deck. Classic Suites average 250 square feet, each with an exterior view picture window and 2 wardrobes.
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Superior Suite

Superior Suite - $14295

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Club Deck. Superior Suites average 235 square feet, each with a picture window that overlooks the outside walkway and a wardrobe.
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Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite - $16295

With private balcony and either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Sports Deck. Deluxe Suites average 277 square feet, and feature sliding glass doors to a private balcony and a walk-in closet or wardrobe.
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Premium Suite

Premium Suite - $17595

With private balcony and either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Sun Deck. Premium Suites average 353 square feet, and feature sliding glass doors to a private balcony and a wardrobe.
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Owners Suite - $19295

The ultimate suite designed for entertaining, located on the Sun Deck. The Owner’s Suite is 550 square feet, and has a separate living room with a game and meeting area, as well as sliding glass doors leading to a private deck. King-size bed in a separate sleeping area, with a sofa bed in the living room. Additional amenities include BOSE stereo system, HD Plasma TV with video player and jetted bathtub.
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12  Alternate Itinerary Available  Feb 04 - Feb 15, 2015Sea Spirit$10595 - $19295View Details
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Alternative Itinerary

  This departure attempts a Cape Horn landing.
Day 1 - Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 - Embark Ushuaia
Day 3 - Cape Horn
Day 4 - Drake Passage
Days 5-9 - South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
Days 10-11 - Drake Passage
Day 12 - Disembark Ushuaia
Triple Classic Suite

Triple Classic Suite - $10595

2 twin beds and a sofa bed on Oceanus Deck. Twin beds can be configured into 1 king-size bed. Triple-Classic Suites average 250 square feet, each with an exterior view picture window and 2 wardrobes.
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Main Deck Suite

Main Deck Suite - $12295

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Main Deck. Main Deck Suites average 215 square feet, with a minimum of two portholes for exterior views and a wardrobe.
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Classic Suite

Classic Suite - $13295

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Oceanus Deck. Classic Suites average 250 square feet, each with an exterior view picture window and 2 wardrobes.
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Superior Suite

Superior Suite - $14295

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Club Deck. Superior Suites average 235 square feet, each with a picture window that overlooks the outside walkway and a wardrobe.
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Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite - $16295

With private balcony and either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Sports Deck. Deluxe Suites average 277 square feet, and feature sliding glass doors to a private balcony and a walk-in closet or wardrobe.
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Premium Suite

Premium Suite - $17595

With private balcony and either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Sun Deck. Premium Suites average 353 square feet, and feature sliding glass doors to a private balcony and a wardrobe.
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Owners Suite - $19295

The ultimate suite designed for entertaining, located on the Sun Deck. The Owner’s Suite is 550 square feet, and has a separate living room with a game and meeting area, as well as sliding glass doors leading to a private deck. King-size bed in a separate sleeping area, with a sofa bed in the living room. Additional amenities include BOSE stereo system, HD Plasma TV with video player and jetted bathtub.
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13  Alternate Itinerary Available  Mar 04 - Mar 15, 2015Sea Spirit$7595 - $14595View Details
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Alternative Itinerary

  This departure attempts a Cape Horn landing.
Day 1 - Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 - Embark Ushuaia
Day 3 - Cape Horn
Day 4 - Drake Passage
Days 5-9 - South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
Days 10-11 - Drake Passage
Day 12 - Disembark Ushuaia
Triple Classic Suite

Triple Classic Suite - $7595

2 twin beds and a sofa bed on Oceanus Deck. Twin beds can be configured into 1 king-size bed. Triple-Classic Suites average 250 square feet, each with an exterior view picture window and 2 wardrobes.
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Main Deck Suite

Main Deck Suite - $8795

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Main Deck. Main Deck Suites average 215 square feet, with a minimum of two portholes for exterior views and a wardrobe.
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Classic Suite

Classic Suite - $9295

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Oceanus Deck. Classic Suites average 250 square feet, each with an exterior view picture window and 2 wardrobes.
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Superior Suite

Superior Suite - $10595

Either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Club Deck. Superior Suites average 235 square feet, each with a picture window that overlooks the outside walkway and a wardrobe.
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Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite - $11595

With private balcony and either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Sports Deck. Deluxe Suites average 277 square feet, and feature sliding glass doors to a private balcony and a walk-in closet or wardrobe.
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Premium Suite

Premium Suite - $12995

With private balcony and either 2 twins or a king-size bed on the Sun Deck. Premium Suites average 353 square feet, and feature sliding glass doors to a private balcony and a wardrobe.
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Owners Suite - $14595

The ultimate suite designed for entertaining, located on the Sun Deck. The Owner’s Suite is 550 square feet, and has a separate living room with a game and meeting area, as well as sliding glass doors leading to a private deck. King-size bed in a separate sleeping area, with a sofa bed in the living room. Additional amenities include BOSE stereo system, HD Plasma TV with video player and jetted bathtub.
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Included

One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation with breakfast as indicated in the itinerary. (The number of guests per room is the same as cabin occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms at the hotel.) Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping. All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage. (Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible. Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals.). All shore landings and Zodiac excursions per the daily program. Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities. Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled. Photographic Album on DVD. A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings. Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin. A Quark Expeditions parka. Coffee, tea, cocoa and bottled water available around the clock. Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader. A group transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from the ship to the local airport. All baggage handling aboard ship. All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program. Emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers to a maximum of $100,000 per person.

Exclusions

Airfares to the embarkation point and from the disembarkation point; adventure options; passport and visa expenses; government arrival and departure taxes; hotel accommodations; supplement for single hotel accommodations; any meals ashore; baggage, cancellation and medical travel insurance; excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar and beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for those who have served you aboard (guidelines will be provided).

Make your expedition experience even better by reserving a beverage package before you travel. Offered is both an all-inclusive (all beverages) and a non-alcoholic beverage package on all departures aboard the Ocean Diamond and Sea Adventurer ships. Choose from alcoholic beverages including a wide selection of domestic and imported beers, spirits, mixed drinks, cocktails and two varieties of red and white wine. Non-alcoholic drinks include unlimited soft drinks, water and juice. Prices start from $99 for non-alcoholic packages and $299 for all-inclusive packages. 2013/14 season beverage packages are $350 Ocean Diamond and $275 Sea Adventurer for all inclusive, and $150 Ocean Diamond and $120 Sea Adventurer for non-alcholic; all beverages are included aboard Sea Spirit.

Room Configuration

Solo travelers willing to share can reserve a triple or twin-shared cabin, where you will be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth goes unsold, you will be guaranteed the double rate. For those who desire single occupancy, cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.

Families & Children

At date of embarkation, a minimum age restriction of 8 years and minimum height and weight requirements (weight of 64lbs or 29kg and 48 in. or 1.2 m. tall) must be met. Children under 16 years of age must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times, and may not participate in adventure options.

Payment & Cancellation

A deposit of 20% (minimum $1,000 per person) is required to confirm a reservation on this Antarctic voyage. Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Payments by bank wire transfer, check, money order or major credit card are accepted. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
180 days or more - $1000 per person admin fee
179 to 120 days - per person deposit amount is forfeited
119 days or less - all deposits and tariffs, whether paid or not

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.

Travel Insurance

Emergency evacuation insurance, to a maximum benefit per paying traveler of $100,000 USD, is included in the cost of this trip through Travelex Insurance. In addition to the emergency evacuation insurance, we highly recommend our travelers protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. Our partners at Travelex offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 21 days of booking your trip for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
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Trip Reviews

OVERALL: 5 stars ACCOMMODATIONS: 5 stars MEALS: 5 stars

Wow! This was an amazing trip- words are completely inadequate”. First and foremost, the location was unbeatable, but the ship and the expedition company were 1st class. The food was outstanding- high quality, good variety, and well presented. Everything was just as expected, spectacular!

J. Gallup - Long Beach, CA
OVERALL: 5 stars ACCOMMODATIONS: 5 stars MEALS: 5 stars

It is impossible for me to single out any place or experience that I enjoyed the most – all were exciting, awesome, and out of this world. This trip was even greater than I expected!

L. Spitz - New London, CT
OVERALL: 5 stars ACCOMMODATIONS: 5 stars MEALS: 5 stars

The Antarctic cruise was something else; it was an unbelievable experience. The crew, including the Quark staff, were superb. I have no negative impressions to relate. The scenes of Antarctica from the Professor Malchanov were breathtaking, not to mention in the landings on the peninsula and numerous islands. The gear (coat and rubber boots) was perfect; I never got cold. Penguins were encountered at just about every stop. We saw a couple of seals, too, and a few whales at sea. Those birds are incredibly photogenic and there must have been thousands of pictures taken by my fellow passengers. Thanks, AdventureSmith, for getting me into such a grand adventure. I have too many stories.

W. Murray - St. Paul, MN