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Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

Antarctic Latitudes

The 12- or 13-day Antarctic Latitudes voyage sails round-trip from Ushuaia. From the Beagle Channel to the Drake Passage, embark as early explorers did, looking for icebergs, seabirds and whales along the way to the South Shetland Islands. Explore the Antarctic Peninsula for multiple days, stopping at penguin rookeries, seal wallows and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest. Antarctica is far too special to simply pass through and check off a list. Voyaging to Antarctica with a captain and expedition team that has decades of Antarctic exploration under their belts makes this not just a cruise, but a voyage. 

Engage in Antarctica with the Citizen Science program, a way to harness the power of thousands of travelers around the world to observe, record and report on natural phenomena. Participate in a variety of activities that support important research projects in five major disciplines: Oceanography, Glaciology, Ornithology, Marine Biology and Meteorology. The data collected contributes to a better understanding of climate change and how it’s affecting the Antarctic continent. Participate or simply observe, but no matter what, feel the buzz of fun, interactive and informative activities that make this voyage unforgettable.

In addition to the main 13-day itinerary, there is also a shorter 12-day Adventures in Antarctica route that spends one less day in the South Shetland Islands.

The unique 149-guest Seaventure operates these itineraries. Experience Antarctica’s remote and ice-laden environment in a novel way with Seaventure’s custom-built citizen science lab, unique family cabins and heated saltwater pool, sauna and complimentary beverages.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Antarctica cruises.



Itinerary

Celebrating Antarctica Itinerary

The main, 13-day Celebrating Antarctica voyage begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina, and spends two days exploring the South Shetland Islands and three days on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Route map of Antarctic Latitudes Celebrating Antarctica small ship cruise, operating round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, with visits to the South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula.
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Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

There’s no anxiety of missed connections and flight delays because a two-night hotel stay is provided at the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa. Most flights arrive in Ushuaia in the late afternoon or early evening. Bring a bathing suit, lounge in the spa, or take a bath, and then get over any jet lag with good night’s sleep. Have a full next to relax at the resort or explore town, before embarkation on day three.

Accommodations

Arakur Hotel & Resort

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Day 2
Explore Ushuaia

Today is all yours: explore some of the sights that Ushuaia has to offer, from museums to Argentinean leather markets, or continue relaxing at the lovely Arakur. An optional evening briefing is a great opportunity for ask questions and meet some fellow travelers. All guests need to arrive at the hotel no later than the evening of day two.

Accommodations

Arakur Hotel & Resort

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Day 3
Embark Ushuaia

After a complimentary buffet breakfast, feel free to explore Ushuaia or unwind at the resort until the mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Once on board, be greeted by the expedition team and the ship’s officers. A concise safety and orientation briefing will be followed by the captain’s welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the scenery on the early evening sail through the Beagle Channel, past porpoising Magellanic penguins, rock cormorant, and black-browed albatross.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 4 - 5
Drake Passage

While sailing ever closer to the white continent, numerous polar experts give presentations on everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history. Eventually, cross the Antarctic Convergence where there’s a distinct drop in temperature as the ship enters the waters of the Antarctic Ocean.

Those interested in the Citizen Science program can take part in SeaBird sighting surveys, or help collect salinity samples and weather data along the way. Expect to witness some spectacular sights, from icebergs to an array of seabirds and whale species. Perhaps even see some of them fully breach from the sea.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 6 - 7
South Shetland Islands

In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, hope to make as much time as possible to explore by inflatable Zodiac boats and marvel up close at nature’s glory. The expedition leader and captain create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice and opportunity. Aim for the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest.

The first sight of land is likely that of the South Shetland Islands. These highly volcanic islands offer amazing abundance and beauty. Perhaps visit Half Moon Island nestled inside Livingston’s eastern shore, or conditions permitting visit historic Deception Island. Being farther north, sub-Antarctic species are more commonly found here, including chinstrap penguins and southern elephant seals.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 8 - 10
Antarctica

Head south across the Bransfield Strait and enter the Trinity Coast and Gerlache Strait. Explore picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, the Humpback whale favored Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. Perhaps stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy as well as a historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House.

Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins abound, and Weddell and crabeater seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory leopard seals and the assertive Antarctic fur seal. Minke and humpback whales are frequent visitors in the late season and orca sightings are also common.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 11 - 12
Drake Passage

Leave this magical place and make way north, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage. Continue the presentation series and wildlife spotting. Sailing back to Ushuaia through the Beagle Channel, celebrate the conclusion of the expedition with a special slideshow.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 13
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

Disembark in the morning to catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Two nights hotel accommodation in embarkation city; transfer from airport in embarkation city to group hotel if arriving on day 1 of itinerary and with 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; shipboard accommodations; all scheduled landings & excursions; Citizen Science program participation; all meals on board; coffee, tea and cocoa 24 hours daily; non-alcoholic and house-brand alcoholic drinks; expedition jacket (yours to keep); a pair of boots for use during the voyage; WiFi from the public computers in the library; 200 MB WiFi card (for use on your personal devices); daily international news service; all port fees; all landing fees; digital Voyage Log.

Exclusions

Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival to departure city; transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on day 1 of the itinerary; pre- or post-voyage expenses in departure city; travel insurance and insurance of any kind; 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; optional activities; staff gratuities. Possible fuel surcharge may apply.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $1,500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 181 days – $1000 cancellation fee
180 to 121 days – 100% of deposit
120 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

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 Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Celebrating Antarctica voyage begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). Plan flights to arrive to Ushuaia, Argentina any time on day 1 of the itinerary. The estimated disembarkation time from the vessel is 8:00am on the last day of the itinerary. We recommend booking your return flight as late in the day as possible, avoiding any flights departing before 12:00pm noon, in case of unintended delays due to weather or sea conditions. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Kayaking may be available for $895 per person (2021-22 season); and camping for $295 per person (2021-22 season), with all gear provided. Contact AdventureSmith for more details and to reserve your spot on these adventure activities.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability.

Families & Children

Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in an Antarctic Peninsula voyage. However, on a case-by-case basis, children ages 8-11 may be accepted with additional screening prior to booking.

Travel Insurance

Medical insurance and emergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $150,000 USD per person. This plan must cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, evacuation expenses and pre-existing medical conditions. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

Adventures in Antarctica Itinerary

The alternative, 12-day Adventures in Antarctica voyage begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina, and spends one day exploring the South Shetland Islands and three days on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Route map of Antarctic Lattitudes Adventures in Antarctica small ship cruise, operating round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, with visits to the South Shetland Islands & the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

There’s no anxiety of missed connections and flight delays because a two-night hotel stay is provided at the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa. Most flights arrive in Ushuaia in the late afternoon or early evening. Bring a bathing suit, lounge in the spa, or take a bath, and then get over any jet lag with good night’s sleep. Have a full next to relax at the resort or explore town, before embarkation on day three.

Accommodations

Arakur Hotel & Resort

Read More
Day 2
Explore Ushuaia

Today is all yours: explore some of the sights that Ushuaia has to offer, from museums to Argentinean leather markets, or continue relaxing at the lovely Arakur. An optional evening briefing is a great opportunity for ask questions and meet some fellow travelers. All guests need to arrive at the hotel no later than the evening of day two.

Accommodations

Arakur Hotel & Resort

Read More
Day 3
Embark Ushuaia

After a complimentary buffet breakfast, feel free to explore Ushuaia or unwind at the resort until the mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Once on board, be greeted by the expedition team and the ship’s officers. A concise safety and orientation briefing will be followed by the captain’s welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the scenery on the early evening sail through the Beagle Channel, past porpoising Magellanic penguins, rock cormorant, and black-browed albatross.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Days 4 - 5
Drake Passage

While sailing ever closer to the white continent, numerous polar experts give presentations on everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history. Eventually, cross the Antarctic Convergence where there’s a distinct drop in temperature as the ship enters the waters of the Antarctic Ocean.

Those interested in the Citizen Science program can take part in SeaBird sighting surveys, or help collect salinity samples and weather data along the way. Expect to witness some spectacular sights, from icebergs to an array of seabirds and whale species. Perhaps even see some of them fully breach from the sea.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 6
South Shetland Islands

In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, hope to make as much time as possible to explore by inflatable Zodiac boats and marvel up close at nature’s glory. The expedition leader and captain create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice and opportunity. Aim for the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest.

The first sight of land is likely that of the South Shetland Islands. These highly volcanic islands offer amazing abundance and beauty. Perhaps visit Half Moon Island nestled inside Livingston’s eastern shore, or conditions permitting visit historic Deception Island. Being farther north, sub-Antarctic species are more commonly found here, including chinstrap penguins and southern elephant seals.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Days 7 - 9
Antarctica

Head south across the Bransfield Strait and enter the Trinity Coast and Gerlache Strait. Explore picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, the Humpback whale favored Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. Perhaps stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy as well as a historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House.

Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins abound, and Weddell and crabeater seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory leopard seals and the assertive Antarctic fur seal. Minke and humpback whales are frequent visitors in the late season and orca sightings are also common.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Days 10 - 11
Drake Passage

Leave this magical place and make way north, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage. Continue the presentation series and wildlife spotting. Sailing back to Ushuaia through the Beagle Channel, celebrate the conclusion of the expedition with a special slideshow.

Accommodations

Seaventure

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 12
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

Disembark in the morning to catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Two nights hotel accommodation in embarkation city; transfer from airport in embarkation city to group hotel if arriving on day 1 of itinerary and with 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; shipboard accommodations; all scheduled landings & excursions; Citizen Science program participation; all meals on board; coffee, tea and cocoa 24 hours daily; non-alcoholic and house-brand alcoholic drinks; expedition jacket (yours to keep); a pair of boots for use during the voyage; WiFi from the public computers in the library; 200 MB WiFi card (for use on your personal devices); daily international news service; all port fees; all landing fees; digital Voyage Log.

Exclusions

Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival to departure city; transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on day 1 of the itinerary; pre- or post-voyage expenses in departure city; travel insurance and insurance of any kind; 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; optional activities; staff gratuities. Possible fuel surcharge may apply.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $1,500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 181 days – $1000 cancellation fee
180 to 121 days – 100% of deposit
120 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

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 Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Adventures in Antarctica voyage begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). Plan flights to arrive to Ushuaia, Argentina any time on day 1 of the itinerary. The estimated disembarkation time from the vessel is 8:00am on the last day of the itinerary. We recommend booking your return flight as late in the day as possible, avoiding any flights departing before 12:00pm noon, in case of unintended delays due to weather or sea conditions. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Kayaking may be available for $895 per person (2021-22 season), with all gear provided. Contact AdventureSmith for more details and to reserve your spot on this adventure activity.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability.

Families & Children

Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in an Antarctic Peninsula voyage. However, on a case-by-case basis, children ages 8-11 may be accepted with additional screening prior to booking.

Travel Insurance

Medical insurance and emergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $150,000 USD per person. This plan must cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, evacuation expenses and pre-existing medical conditions. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

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The 149-guest Seaventure Antarctic small ship uniquely offers two family cabins and boasts superior strength, included drinks, a heated saltwater pool, sauna and custom-built citizen science lab for voyages that are both relaxing and intellectual.

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Save 15% when you book your 2021-22 or 2022-23 Antarctic voyage by January 31, 2021 with this special early booking deal.

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Learn all about life aboard the Hebridean Sky and the expedition's Citizen Science Program in this Antarctica expert review written by an AdventureSmith Specialist.

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