Christmas in Antarctica - 12 Days

Onboard Seaventure – 139 passengers

Christmas is a time for magic, and nowhere is that more true than here in nature’s last magically untouched continent Antarctica. We’ll share the holidays peacefully coexisting with mother nauture herself, in the form of spectacular icebergs, colonies of Adelie and other penguin species, and an array of seals, while always on the lookout for a likely sighting of Orca whales on the hunt. The Antarctic Sound is renouned for it’s giant tubular icebergs, while the Weddel Sea offers a geography unlike anywhere else on earth.

Voyage Highlights

  • A magical Christmas Day exploring the beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • A journey through the otherworldly landscape of the Weddell Sea
  • Wildlife encounters with penguins, whales, seals, and seabirds
  • Zodiac cruising through the Antarctic Sound amongst colossal tabular icebergs

Tour Dates

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Ushuaia
After a friendly welcome at the airport and a transfer to the luxurious Arakur Resort & Spa, take some time to unwind or explore the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. Our evening briefing at the Arakur is your opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow explorers.

Day 2: Embarkation
Spend your morning relaxing at the hotel, visiting a museum, or exploring the shops in Ushuaia, before our midafternoon escort to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will welcome you on board and get you settled in, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and our Captain’s welcome dinner. We’re on our way to Antarctica!

Day 3–4: Drake Passage
Join our Polar Experts as they share their vast knowledge of Antarctica, from its enchanting wildlife to its bold history. Participate in our pioneering Citizen Science program or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching glimpses of rarely seen wildlife. Keep your binoculars handy to identify the many seabirds that escort our ship as we cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctica’s waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.

Day 5 – 6: Antarctic Sound & Weddell Sea
We maneuver through the amazing channels and wildlife rich waters of the Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea, the perfect place to spend a memorable holiday season. The Antarctic Sound is well known for its huge tabular icebergs and the Weddell Sea offers a unique geography unlike anywhere else on earth. Here we enjoy the abundance of wildlife such as Adélie penguins and seals as we keep on the lookout for hunting Orca.

Day 7 – 9: Merry Christmas, Antarctica!
Time to put our explorer’s spirit to full use. Antarctica offers astounding images and wildlife encounters at every turn, as the last truly unspoiled place on earth, populated only by its original wild inhabitants. Prepare yourself to encounter numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales, who will be there to share the holidays with us along the rugged coastlines and in the sea. We’ll also take full advantage of every opportunity to visit some of the several active scientific bases and historic landing sites on the peninsula. This voyage promises to be a holiday memory you’ll cherish forever.

Day 10-11: Drake Passage
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 slideshow and a final meal together.

Day 12: Ushuaia Disembarkation
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, and perhaps some new friends for life, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

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
$12,965
Early Booking Discount 10%
$11,669
 
Porthole
$14,915
Early Booking Discount 10%
$13,424
 
Window
$16,705
Early Booking Discount 10%
$15,035
 
Veranda
$19,205
Early Booking Discount 10%
$17,285
 
Owner's Suite
$23,045
Early Booking Discount 10%
$20,741
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: 

  • One pre-voyage hotel night 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
  • Premium alcohol 
  • 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