One pre-voyage night at hotel; group transfer from the airport to the hotel on a day prior to departure; group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation; shipboard accommodation; all meals on board throughout the voyage; tea and coffee station 24 hours daily; all scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions); leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced expedition leader and expedition team; branded Poseidon Expeditions parka; rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise; welcome and farewell cocktails; all port fees; group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation; pre-departure materials; digital Voyage Log.
Airfare; visa and passport fees (if applicable); luggage and trip cancellation insurance; soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations; personal expenses such as laundry and onboard communication (telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail service); fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings; emergency evacuation insurance to a minimum benefit of US $200,000; staff gratuities; pre- or post-cruise travel expenses.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 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 penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – $750 cancellation fee
120 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 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 23-Day Antarctic Wildlife Adventure cruise begins in Montevideo, Uruguay (MVD), and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). Plan flights to arrive any time on day 1 of the itinerary. Group transfer is provided from the airport to the hotel on a day prior to departure, with hotel check-in starts at 3:00pm. The estimated disembarkation time is between 8:00am and 9:00am on the last day of the itinerary, subject to weather conditions and sea conditions en route. If you intend to fly out on the day of disembarkation, then we strongly recommend booking your return flight as late in the day as possible, avoiding any flights departing before 12:00pm noon. Group transfer is provided to the airport or central location. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.
Various optional activities may be available on your 23-day Antarctic Wildlife Adventure cruise at the following per person costs (2019-20 & 2020-21 seasons): kayaking for $895 and photography is included. Contact AdventureSmith for more details and to reserve your spot on these adventure activities.
Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x the per-person listed rate in Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite, and 2x the double occupancy rate for Deluxe Suite, Premium Suite and Owner’s Suite, subject to availability. Sharing is possible in Triple Classic Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite.
Families & Children
Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this trip; however, on a case-by-case basis, children ages 8-11 may be accepted with additional screening.
Emergency medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $200,000 USD per person. 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.
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.