Classic Antarctica 12-day

Sea Spirit Cruise Ship
Sea Spirit
114 Passengers
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Our Classic Antarctica expedition offers the essential experiences of the wildest and most fantastic place on Earth. The cruise begins in the city of Ushuaia – the southernmost city in the world. Next, we cross the Drake Passage on our way to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. On the return journey, you will have the opportunity to catch anything you missed the first time around.

Breif Itinerary

Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 Embarkation
Days 3 & 4 Crossing the Drake Passage
Days 5 to 9 South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Days 10 & 11 Drake Passage
Day 12 Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia

Day 1 — Ushuaia, Argentina

Welcome to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city and starting point of our expedition. Upon your arrival at the airport we provide a transfer to your hotel, which has been arranged by us and is included in the price of the voyage. For the rest of the day you are free to explore the city. Take advantage of souvenir shopping and a variety of dining options in the city center.

Day 2 — Embarkation

In the afternoon we provide a group transfer to the pier and welcome you aboard the luxury expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit. Explore the ship and get comfortable in your home away from home for the extraordinary adventure to come. Savor the anticipation of your Antarctic dreams coming true as we slip our moorings and sail toward a true wilderness where wildlife abounds. The scenery as we sail through the Beagle Channel on our first evening is wonderful and there is already the possibility of marine mammal encounters.

Days 3 & 4 — Crossing the Drake Passage

After transiting the Beagle Channel and passing the islands of Tierra del Fuego, we head south across the Drake Passage. Pelagic seabirds including the majestic albatross are common in these waters and can readily be viewed from panoramic open decks or from exterior stateroom windows and balconies. On the way we cross the Antarctic Convergence, the biological boundary of the Southern Ocean. The ship’s stabilizing fins provide comfort in the event of rough seas. Briefings, orientations, and lectures from our expert staff prepare you for our arrival in Antarctica.

Days 5 to 9 — South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. Our route and exploration opportunities in Antarctica are heavily dependent on weather and ice conditions. Our experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant. We take advantage of long daylight hours to exploit every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, amazing scenery, and excursions via Zodiac.

The Antarctic Peninsula region contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and some of Antarctica’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Protected bays and narrow channels are surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in permanent snow and immense glaciers. Icebergs of every size and description complete an image of incomparable beauty. Waters rich with krill are home to a variety of whale and seal species. The whole area is alive with penguins foraging at sea and forming large nesting colonies at special places on land. The area is also home to Antarctic research stations of various nationalities. Some stations have a gift shop and post office.

The South Shetland Islands are the northernmost islands in Antarctica and will likely be our first sighting of land. This wild and beautiful island chain contains numerous landing sites with abundant wildlife and historical significance. Among them is Deception Island, where the flooded caldera of an active volcano harbors an abandoned whaling station.

Farther south, on the Antarctic Peninsula, the vast Gerlache Strait area contains sheltered bays, accessible wildlife, and stunning scenery. Places with names like Paradise Bay are the epitome of everything Antarctic: glaciated mountains, towering icebergs, feeding whales, seals on ice floes, and bustling penguin colonies.

At the southern end of Gerlache Strait is the famous Lemaire Channel, also known as “Kodak Gap” because of the photogenic way the mountainous sides of the narrow channel are reflected in calm waters strewn with icebergs.

Our days in Antarctica are filled with memorable excursions, sumptuous meals, presentations by our experts, and enough incredible scenery and wildlife to fill your camera and overwhelm your emotions.

Days 10 & 11 — Drake Passage

After our amazing time in Antarctica we cross back north through the bountiful waters of the Drake Passage. Presentations and workshops by our expert staff, as well as our range of onboard recreation facilities, ensure that these days at sea are not idly spent. This is also the time for our End of Voyage ceremonies including slideshow and farewell dinner.

Day 12 — Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

After breakfast we say farewell in the city of Ushuaia, where we started. We provide a group transfer to the airport or to the town center if you wish to spend more time here. As you look back on your wonderful experience in Antarctica, you may already be looking forward to your next incredible adventure to the ice!

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Cabin share is available only in the following categories: Triple Classic, Main Deck and Classic Suites.

Adventure options: Kayaking - $750  (double kayaks only), Kayaking South Georgia - $850, Camping - $250. Kayaking is limited to 16 participants and camping 30.  Adventure Options paid for at time of deposit.

Emergency Medical/Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD 150,000 is required and is not included in the trip cost.

A fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings if there is a substantial increase in fuel costs.

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Single occupancy of a twin cabin is available at:
1.7 times the twin rate in Main Deck, Classic and Superior Suites; and
2.0 times the twin rate in Deluxe, Premium and Owner Suites.

Cabin share is available only in the following categories: Triple Classic, Main Deck, Classic and Superior Suites.

Adventure options: Kayaking Antarctic Peninsula voyages - $795  (double kayaks only), Kayaking South Georgia and Falkland Island voyages - $895, Camping - $285. Kayaking is limited to 16 participants and camping 30.  Adventure Options paid for at time of deposit.

Emergency Medical/Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD 200,000 is required and is not included in the trip cost.

A fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings if there is a substantial increase in fuel costs.

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   Owner's Suite
Super-spacious and elegant suite on the Sun Deck. Designed for entertaining, the Owner's Suite has a separate living room with game and meeting area. A BOSE stereo system provides background music, or watch videos on the HD plasma TV. Sliding glass doors lead to a private deck. Refresh in the jetted bathtub in en suite facilities. Slumber in the King Size bed. A sofa bed can accommodate a third person.
463 Sq.ft. (43 m2)
    Premium Suite
Located on the Sun Deck, with two twin beds or a King Size bed. Access the private balcony by a sliding glass door. Amenities include: en suite facilities, lounge area, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/VCR, individual temperature control, and hair dryer.
323 Sq.ft. (30 m2)
  Deluxe Suite
Located on the Sports Deck and featuring balconies, choose from either two twin beds or a King Size bed. A sliding glass door leads to a private balcony. These suites feature a walk-in closet or wardrobe. Amenities include en suite facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/VCR, individual temperature control, and a hair dryer.
258 Sq.ft. (24 m2)
  Superior Suite
Located on the Club Deck, these cabins feature two twin beds or a King Size bed. The picture window overlooks an outside walkway on the Club Deck. Amenities include: en suite facilities, walk-in closet or wardrobe, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/VCR, individual temperature control, hair dryer.
215 Sq.ft. (20 m2)
  Classic Suite
These cabins are located on the Ocean Deck. They feature a picture window, two wardrobes and a choice of either two twin beds or a King Size bed. Amenities include: en suite facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/VCR, individual temperature control and hair dryer.
226 Sq.ft. (21 m2)
  Main Deck Suites
These cabins are equipped with either two twins or a King Size bed. They are located on the Main Deck with a minimum of two portholes for exterior views. Amenities include: en suite facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/VCR, individual temperature control and hair dryer.
248 Sq.ft. (23 m2)
  Triple Classic
These staterooms have two twins and a comfortable sofa bed. The twins also convert to a King, if desired. Located on the Ocean Deck, these suites have a picture window, two wardrobes and en suite facilities. Amenities include: in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/VCR, individual temperature control, and hair dryer.
226 Sq.ft. (21 m2)