Last Discovered Continent

The Last Discovered Continent

Antarctic Peninsula

aboard M/S Sea Spirit  

 

Ex: Ushuaia – Argentina

  • 12 and 13 Days  November to February

Day 1. Ushuaia, Argentina.

Despite its small size, the city of Ushuaia is the world’s southernmost city, the capital of Tierra del Fuego and the main starting point for voyages to Antarctica.

Admire the surrounded views of Beagle Channel and the Andes Mountains. If you arrived early, you may want to visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, the southernmost on the planet. Stroll along the main street of Avenue San Martin, and pause at one of the many cafes, shops or restaurants.

Overnight at Arakur 5* hotel resort, part of “Leading Hotels of the World”.

Day 2. Embarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina.

This afternoon, embark the Sea Spirit and set sail down the picturesque Beagle Channel as the sun sets and dinner is served.

The Сaptain and our Expedition Team will welcome you and raise a toast to success of our expedition.

Day 3-4. Crossing the Drake Passage

The Drake Passage spans 600 miles from the top of South America to the South Shetland Islands. The Sea Spirit’s stabilizer fins will help to make the crossing comfortable.

Lectures and presentations by our friendly team of Antarctic experts prepare us for what lies ahead. At the Antarctic Convergence, watch for sea mammals, albatrosses and petrels in these krill-rich waters. If the Drake has behaved, we will approach the sub-Antarctic South Shetlands during the afternoon of Day 4.

Day 5-6. The South Shetlands & Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula and nearby islands provide exceptional opportunities to discover the unique wildlife and awesome landscapes. Depending on weather and ice conditions, the captain and expedition team will direct the Sea Spirit to a variety of secluded bays and harbors to optimize Zodiac landings and wildlife viewing. While we have a plan, flexibility is the key to successful expedition cruising. With the help of our expedition team, look for the four penguin, six seal and several whale species on your Antarctic checklist. We’ll also find a time for our most adventurous travelers to take a polar plunge, perhaps in Neko Harbor or the relatively warm waters of volcanic Deception Island.

Day 7-9. Antarctic Continent

As we head south along the Antarctic Peninsula, you’ill understand why the imposing, snow-covered Lemaire Channel is called “Kodak Alley.” We’ll also try to visit a research station during the voyage, although the work schedules of the scientists may not always permit this. At the Ukrainian base of Academician Vernadskiy, you might want to sample the throat-burning gorilka, or Ukrainian pepper vodka, distilled on location. A Zodiac cruise of Paradise Bay, with its many glaciers, offers an experience like no other on the globe. Cruise by massive icebergs, with cracks and crevices reflecting an amazing spectrum of blue colors. Conditions permitting, we’ll set foot on the actual Antarctic Continent at Hope Bay or perhaps another site.

Day 10-11. Drake Passage.

As the Sea Spirit heads back to Ushuaia, there are some final opportunities to ask questions of our Antarctic experts, to share photos and experiences with newfound friends, and to enjoy our festive farewell dinner. Wave goodbye to the birds and whales, until you meet again on your next voyage to the White Continent!

Day 12. Ushuaia Disembarkation

Disembark following breakfast, and transfer to the airport or the city centre.

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Dates and Cost

  • 12 Days Ex: Ushuaia  24 Nov – 5 Dec, 2016
Triple Classic Main Deck Suite Classic Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite
USD 5,995 USD 7,695 USD 8,995 USD 9,695 USD 11,995
Premium Suite Owner’s Suite
USD 13,295 USD 16,395

 

  • 13 Days Ex: Ushuaia  04 Dec – 16 Dec, 2016
  • 12 Days Ex: Ushuaia  14 Feb – 25 Feb, 2017
Triple Classic Main Deck Suite Classic Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite
USD 6,295 USD 7,995 USD 9,295 USD 9,995 USD 12,395
Premium Suite Owner’s Suite
USD 13,695 USD 16,795

 

  • 13 Days Ex: Ushuaia  15 Dec – 27 Dec, 2016
Triple Classic Main Deck Suite Classic Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite
USD 6,395 USD 8,095 USD 9,395 USD 10,095 USD 12,495
Premium Suite Owner’s Suite
USD 13,795 USD 16,895

 

  • 12 Days Ex: Ushuaia  26 Dec, 2016 – 06 Jan, 2017
Triple Classic Main Deck Suite Classic Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite
USD 6,495 USD 8,195 USD 9,495 USD 10,195 USD 12,695
Premium Suite Owner’s Suite
USD 13,995 USD 17,095

 

  • 13 Days Ex: Ushuaia  24 Jan – 5 Feb, 2017
Triple Classic Main Deck Suite Classic Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite
USD 7,595 USD 9,295 USD 10,895 USD 11,495 USD 13,595
Premium Suite Owner’s Suite
USD 15,095 USD 18,195

Single Rates are available on request

 

What’s Included

  • 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia;
  • Group transfers from the airport to the hotel in Ushuaia in a day prior to departure (applied for Antarctic cruises 2016-2017);
  • Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation;
  • Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation in Ushuaia;
  • Shipboard accommodations;
  • All scheduled landings/excursions;
  • All lectures and briefings onboard;
  • All meals served aboard;
  • Coffee/tea/cocoa/espresso 24 hours daily;
  • Welcome drink and farewell dinner onboard;
  • Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise;
  • Branded Poseidon Expeditions parka;
  • All port fees;
  • Pre-departure materials;
  • Digital Voyage Log.

What’s Not included

  • 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, telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail service and gratuities to shipboard personnel;
  • Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings;
  • Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD 150,000;
  • Pre or post-cruise travel expenses.

Special conditions

  • In case fuel price increases significantly fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings.

How to book

To initiate your reservation, please contact us as soon as possible to place an option on the voyage and cabin grade of your choice. The Booking Form is to be signed, completed and returned to Adventure Associates along with your deposit. Reservations are established only when you receive written confirmation and acceptance of the deposit payment and Booking Form.

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MS Sea Spirit

Expedition Ship

Sail aboard the luxurious Sea Spirit and you’ll experience the polar regions in grand style. Carrying a maximum of 114 passengers, this outstanding vessel, approved for polar waters, is equipped with rubber inflatable boats – called RIBs – for shore transfers and cruising, two lounges and a dining room, library/game room, gym and hot tub, satellite phone access in every cabin, email and internet. You have a choice of one King Size bed or two twin beds, in the most spacious cabins in our fleet. All have facilities en suite and exterior views. Deluxe cabins, suites and the Owner’s Suite have private balconies for viewing the extraordinary polar icescape.

Deck Plans

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Cabins

  • Triple – Classic: Picture window right in the hull, two wardrobes, two twins or a king-size bed, a pull out sofa bed (23 sq m average).
  • Main Deck: Minimum of two portholes, two twins or a kingsize bed (20 sq m).
  • Classic: Picture window right in the hull, two wardrobes, two twins or a king-size bed (23 sq m average).
  • Superior: Walk-in closet and a large picture window opening onto an outside walkway, two twins or a king-size bed (22 sq m average).
  • Deluxe: Sliding glass door leading to a private balcony and a walk-in closet, two twins or a kingsize bed (26 sq m average).
  • Suite: Sliding glass door leading to a private balcony, a spacious wardrobe, a large picture window, two twins or a king-size bed (33 sq m average).
  • Owners Suite: Spacious living room with game and meeting area, large bathroom with jetted tub, walk-in closet, one king bed, refrigerator, high-definition plasma TV/video player, BOSE stereo system, large sliding glass doors leading to a private sun deck at the bow of the ship.

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Ship Specifications

Crew: 85
Guests: 114
Cabins: 57
Length: 90.6 m
Breath: 15.3 m
Draft: 4.16 m
Propulsion: Diesel – 4,720 horsepower
Ice Class: 1D
Voltage: 110V (North America Sockets)
Speed: 14.5 knots
Registered: Bahamas

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