One pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia; group transfers from the airport to the hotel on a day prior to departure; group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation; group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation; shipboard accommodation; all scheduled landings/excursions; leadership throughout the voyage by expedition leader and expedition team; WiFi on board; all meals on board throughout the voyage; tea and coffee station 24 hours daily; branded Poseidon Expeditions parka; rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise; welcome and farewell cocktails; all port fees; 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); Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD $200,000; insurance of any kind; staff gratuities; pre- or post-cruise travel expenses. Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings.
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 Land of Penguins & Icebergs Cruise begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). Please plan flights to arrive any time on day 1 of the itinerary; 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, but this is subject to weather conditions in your disembarkation city as well as sea conditions en route. If you intend to fly out on the day of disembarkation, we strongly recommend booking your return flight as late in the day as possible, avoiding any flights departing before 12 noon. A bus transfer is provided to downtown Ushuaia and the airport. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.
Various optional activities may be available on your 12-day Land of Penguins & Icebergs voyage. The following table details what activities may be available on each departure and their per-person cost for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons: (K) kayaking $795; (C) camping $285; (P) photography included. Contact AdventureSmith for more details and to reserve your spot on these adventure activities.
Nov 10 – Nov 21, 2021 – Sea Spirit – K, C
Dec 29 – Jan 09, 2022 – Sea Spirit – K, C
Feb 08 – Feb 19, 2022 – Sea Spirit – K, C
Feb 18 – Mar 01, 2022 – Sea Spirit – K, C
Nov 30 – Dec 11, 2022 – Sea Spirit – K, C
Dec 19 – Dec 30, 2022 – Sea Spirit – K, C
Feb 08 – Feb 19, 2023 – Sea Spirit – K, C
Feb 18 – Mar 01, 2023 – Sea Spirit – K, C
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 6-11 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. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; 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.