A Family Holiday in Antarctica
Experience the holiday season like never before during this 12-day expedition to Antarctica and discover the great white continent’s breathtaking natural beauty. Come face-to-face with penguins and seals in the South Shetland Islands before cruising amidst huge glaciers and icebergs along the Antarctic Peninsula. Not only will you discover the region’s rich biodiversity but you will encounter humanity’s long quest to understand this wild corner of the world.
Mornings on Board the MS Seaventure
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Arrive in Buenos Airies
Arrive at Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) where you will be met by a representative of our Partner, Polar Latitudes and transferred to the Alvear Art Hotel. Once at the Alvear Art Hotel, you will be tested by a medical team member and officially join the “bubble.” After dinner and a relaxing night’s stay, you will wake to breakfast before heading to Ushuaia.
Fly to Ushuaia
Group transfer to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP) in Buenos Aires where you will check-in at a dedicated charter terminal before boarding your private group charter flight to Ushuaia.
After landing in Ushuaia, you will enjoy a private group lunch at the picturesque Arakur Hotel before being transferred to the ship for embarkation. Enjoy your voyage!
As we make our way across the legendary Drake Passage, join our Polar Experts for a series of engaging lectures about Antarctica’s wildlife, geology, and human exploration. You may opt to participate in our Citizen Science program by recording wildlife along the way, including whales and seabirds that follow the ship on its journey. You’ll notice the temperature drop as we cross the Antarctic Convergence and officially arrive in Antarctic waters.
South Shetland Islands
Volcanic in origin, the South Shetland Islands are our playground for the next two days, with their wildlife abundance and natural beauty spellbinding. Our inflatable Zodiacs will enable you to explore as much of the archipelago’s dramatic coast as possible while enjoying a front-row seat watching the resident seabirds in action.
Finally, we arrive in Antarctica where we’ll enjoy three full days exploring the continent’s stunning bays, harbors, and channels. You’ll have the opportunity to stop at several historic landing sites and scientific bases to learn about humankind’s long associations with Antarctica and spot everything from penguins to seals and whales along the coast.
After some incredible experiences in the world’s southernmost continent, it’s time to make the return journey north across the Drake Passage towards Ushuaia. Spend your days relaxing on board before a farewell meal and a slideshow to celebrate your adventure.
Disembarkation in Ushuaia
Your expedition comes to an end as we arrive back in the port of Ushuaia where you’ll disembark in the morning. After disembarkation, you will be transferred to the Ushuaia airport for your private group charter flight back to Ezeiza International Airport (EZE). The flight is scheduled to arrive in EZE at 4:30PM local time.
Dates & Rates
Activities During Voyage
- Kayaking - $895 additional. Please sign up at the time of booking as space is extremely limited.
- Camping - $295 additional. Please sign up at the time of booking as space is extremely limited.
- Citizen Science - Included
- Photography - Included
MS Seaventure - Rates by Cabin
Dec 21, 2021
Dec 19, 2022
ALL ANTARCTIC VOYAGES INCLUDE:
PRIOR TO DEPARTURE:
- One pre-voyage hotel night in Buenos Aries for all departures
- Charter Flight to Ushuaia from Buenos Airies
- For the Nov 3, 2021 and Nov 1, 2022 departures only: One pre-voyage hotel night* in Puerto Madryn
- Transfer from airport in embarkation city to group hotel Day 1 of itinerary.
- Transfer from Lunch Stop to ship for embarkation
ON BOARD ISLAND SKY AND SEAVENTURE:
- Shipboard accommodations
- All meals on board
- All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (some super premium brands excluded)
- Coffee/Tea/Cocoa 24 hours a day
- All scheduled landings and excursions
- Our Citizen Science program: participation in a variety of scientific activities that support important research projects
- Expedition jacket (yours to keep)
- A pair of loaner boots for use during the voyage
- WiFi from the public computers
- 200 MB WiFi card for use on your personal devices
- Daily international news service
- All port fees
- All landing fees
- Digital Voyage Log
- Group transfer from ship to airport, hotel in Ushuaia, or central location following disembarkation.
- Please note we cannot drop at Airbnb / private homes which are often inaccessible for our transfer vehicles.
- For the Nov 3 2021 and Nov 1 2022 departures only, one post-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia.
VOYAGES DO NOT INCLUDE:
- Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Buenos Aries other than those listed above
- Pre- or post-voyage expenses in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn
- Travel insurance; medical insurance; evacuation coverage
- 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
- Staff gratuities