Antarctica Untouched - 13 Days

Onboard Seaventure – 139 passengers

Visit Antarctica at its most pristine! This 13-day Antarctic Peninsula voyage offers an abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities as well as possible stops at active scientific or historic bases. Being in Antarctica in the springtime will allow guests to see a lot of snow & ice around the landing sites. An excellent time of the season for photographers!

Voyage Highlights

  • See Antarctica as the first explorers might have: raw and untouched.
  • Marvel at huge numbers of penguins coming ashore to build their nests.
  • Experience Antarctica’s waters at their clearest, offering extraordinary visibility of the icebergs, penguins and seals below.
  • Enjoy more flexibility for a variety of excursions.
  • With less ships in the water, you’ll feel as if you have Antarctica all to yourself.

Tour Dates

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Ushuaia
No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with an extra day to unwind and enjoy Ushuaia’s finest luxury hotel, the Arakur Resort & Spa. Relax in the infinity pool, explore the hiking trails surrounding the resort, or head out and discover the southernmost city in the world.

Day 2: Explore Ushuaia
Explore the sights of Ushuaia, visit the museums and Argentinean leather markets, or continue relaxing at the hotel. The optional evening briefing is a great opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow explorers.

Day 3: Welcome Aboard
Spend your morning hiking, exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Anticipation builds as our Expedition Team and ship staff greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and our lively Captain’s Welcome Dinner. You’re on your way to Antarctica!

Day 4 & 5: Drake Passage
Join our Polar Experts to begin immersing yourself in everything Antarctica-related, from its plentiful wildlife to its mesmerizing history. Get involved in our pioneering Citizen Science program. Or sit back with a pair of binoculars and keep a sharp eye out for the majestic seabirds that follow our journey across the Antarctic Convergence and into Antarctic waters.

Day 6 – 7: South Shetland Islands
As you catch your first unforgettable glimpse of an iceberg, the reality of your upcoming adventure begins to sink in. We have reached the volcanic South Shetland Islands with their amazing abundance and untouched natural beauty – on land, in the water, and in the air. From the comfort and safety of your Zodiac, artfully dodging the early season’s brash ice and “bergy bits,” you begin to anticipate your first face-to-face encounter with Antarctica’s majesty.

Day 8 – 10: Antarctic Peninsula
As we make our way into Antarctica’s ethereal landscape, you can’t help but take a deep breath and  imagine what the early Antarctic explorers must have felt – to be the first humans to leave a footprint in the continent’s freshly fallen snow. You’ll witness countless penguins coming ashore to eagerly reunite with their mates and begin building nests, while yawning Weddell seals entertain from the nearby ice.

Thanks to Seaventure’s ice-strengthened hull, we’ll let the spirit of exploration propel us into some of Antarctica’s most remote and picturesque bays and harbors, where an opportunity to land on sea ice may present itself. Twice daily outings are always the goal, typically getting you up close and personal with Antarctica for six or more hours a day. Even when we’re on the ship we remain up close and personal as we break through ice, circumnavigate icebergs, and pause for whales breaching right in front of us.

Whether you’re in a kayak or a Zodiac, don’t forget to look down as well as up. This time of year, the water is so clear, opportunities for wildlife sightings are literally everywhere.

Day 11–12: Drake Passage Homeward
We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special photography slideshow of our shared experience, and cap off the experience with a final highly festive meal together.

Day 13:  Disembark in Ushuaia
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning, where you’ll likely catch a flight to Buenos Aires and onward, newly inspired and forever changed.

Please note the itinerary and route map are only tentative outlines of what you may experience. No specific itinerary, routing or landing sites can be guaranteed in advance. Where the ship actually sails will depend on a lot of factors including, but not limited to, the weather & ice conditions and the captain & expedition leader. Every trip is different, which adds to the excitement of expedition cruising in the polar regions.

Route Map

Trips and Rates

Please note, rates are Per Person in USD
Triple
$8,795
Early Booking Discount 10%
$7,916
Full
Porthole
$9,995
Early Booking Discount 10%
$8,996
Full
Window
$12,625
Early Booking Discount 10%
$11,363
 
Veranda
$14,515
Early Booking Discount 10%
$13,064
 
Owner's Suite
$20,325
Early Booking Discount 10%
$18,293
Limited

Single Travelers:

  • If willing to share a cabin, we can match you with another or other passengers of the same gender in the Triple, Porthole & Window Stateroom categories.
  • Single occupancy cabins may be booked at 1.7x the per person share price.

Adventure Options:

  • Kayaking – Immersive with multiple paddles: $895/person – experience required
  • Paddling – Discover – one-time: $250/person – experience recommended
  • Camping: $295/person

Availability & prices are subject to change at anytime. Please contact us for the real time availability & prices.

Cabin Descriptions

Owner's Suite

Seaventure has 2 Owner’s Suites located on Deck 7. Suites feature a sitting area with sofa, 1 fixed queen size bed, a 58 sq. ft. (5.4m2) private balcony, complimentary minibar, flat screen TV, telephone, safe to store valuables, bathroom with luxury toiletries and hair dryer. 

331 sq. ft. (30.8m2) – total combined space for cabin & balcony 

Veranda Stateroom

Located on Deck 6 featuring a sitting area, minimum 39 sq. ft. (3.6m2) private balcony, complimentary minibar, flat screen TV, telephone, safe to store valuables, bathroom with luxury toiletries and hair dryer. Most cabins can be arranged with either 1 queen or 2 single beds however staterooms 615, 616, 617 & 618 have 2 fixed twin beds.

Cabins with 2 fixed twin beds (615 , 616, 617 & 618) have 167 sq. ft. of interior space with a 57 sq. ft. balcony. All other Veranda cabins have 188 sq. ft. of interior space and a 39 sq. ft. balcony. 

Window Stateroom

Located on Deck 5 & Deck 4 these are the most abundant cabins onboarded featuring a sitting area, window, complimentary minibar, flat screen TV, telephone, safe to store valuables, bathroom with luxury toiletries and hair dryer. Most cabins can be arranged with either 1 queen or 2 single beds. 

188 sq. ft. (17.5m2)

Porthole Stateroom

The six Porthole Staterooms are on Deck 3 featuring a sitting area, portholes, complimentary minibar, flat screen TV, telephone, safe to store valuables, bathroom with luxury toiletries and hair dryer. Most cabins can be arranged with either 1 queen or 2 single beds. 

188 sq. ft. (17.5m2)

Triple Stateroom

Window Staterooms with an extra single bed and a sitting area. Cabins 409 & 411 can be arranged with either 1 queen + 1 single bed or 3 single beds, making them better suited for families. Includes complimentary minibar, flat screen TV, telephone, safe to store valuables, bathroom with luxury toiletries and hair dryer. 

188 sq. ft. (17.5m2)

Deck Plan

deck plan

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions: 

  • Two pre-voyage hotel nights with breakfast in Ushuaia 
  • Transfer from airport in Ushuaia (USH) to group hotel IF arriving on Day 1 of itinerary, and providing we have your confirmed air itinerary at least 15 days prior to departure 
  • Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation 
  • Shipboard accommodations 
  • All meals on board 
  • Beer/wine/soft drinks at lunch and dinner 
  • Coffee/Tea/Cocoa 24 hours a day 
  • All scheduled landings and excursions 
  • 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 
  • 500MB WiFi card for use on your personal devices 
  • All port and landing fees 
  • Digital Voyage Log 
  • On All-Access Antarctica itinerary only (Nov 19 2024 and Dec 8 2024), all adventure options including, but not limited to, kayaking, camping, and snowshoeing 
  • Group transfer from ship to airport, hotel in Ushuaia, or central location following disembarkation. Please note we cannot drop at Airbnbs / private homes which are often inaccessible for our transfer vehicles.
 

Exclusions: 

  • Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival or departure other than those specified above 
  • Transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary 
  • Pre- or post-voyage expenses in Ushuaia other than those specified above 
  • Travel insurance; medical insurance; evacuation coverage 
  • Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board 
  • Alcohol and soft drinks, except as listed above in inclusions 
  • Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls or WiFi, except as listed above  
  • Staff/crew gratuities