Crossing the Circle - 14 Days

Onboard Seaventure – 139 passengers

A Quest to go where few have gone before. We chart a course through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula with the ambition of crossing the Antarctic Circle. The farther south we go, the more sea ice we are likely to encounter, along with incredible wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. Should we arrive at 66°33’S, we’ll join the small band of explorers that can claim they have made it this far south.

Voyage Highlights

  • Visits to some of the most stunning bays and channels of the Peninsula
  • A valiant effort and anticipated success in reaching 66°33’S
  • Magnificent wildlife encounters with penguins, whales, seals and seabirds
  • Zodiac cruising amongst colossal glaciers and massive icebergs
  • Potential stops at active scientific bases and historical sites

Tour Dates


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
After a final morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort, our mid-afternoon transfer will take you to the beautiful MS Seaventure. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner. You’re on your way to Antarctica!

Day 3–4: Drake Passage
Join our Polar Experts in the lounge to immerse yourself in all things Antarctic, from its fascinating wildlife to its adventurous history; choose to participate in our renowned Citizen Science program; or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching your first glimpses of wildlife. Grab your binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship.  As we cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters, you’ll start to notice the cooler temperatures, your cue to get ready for that first iceberg sighting, an unforgettable moment on every journey.

Day 5: South Shetland Islands
Over time, the volcanic activity of the South Shetland Islands has created a geology unlike any other. Here, you can expect a spectacular display of mountains, glaciers, and wildlife including Chinstrap and Gentoo penguins; and it’s not uncommon to share the water’s edge with Elephant and Fur seals. Whales are often spotted as well. So, we’ll settle into our Zodiacs and kayaks, and spend most of our day exploring. Whether on land or sea, in zodiac or kayak, be prepared for a fully immersive introduction to this incomparable part of the world.

Day 6 – 8: Antarctic Circle
Heading south across the Bransfield Strait, we begin to see the breathtaking outline of the Antarctic Peninsula. Wildlife sightings, including penguins, whales, and fur seals, become more frequent, as do dramatic ice sculptures. Should Antarctica’s unpredictable weather and ice permit, you will be among the lucky few to cross the Antarctic Circle, where the sun remains in the sky for 20 hours a day. Following a tradition first established by sailors crossing the equator, we’ll celebrate the occasion by… (Sorry, you just have to be there), before heading onward toward any number of historic and rarely visited British Survey bases, after which we turn back north.

Day 9-11: Antarctic Peninsula
Heading north, we’ll see less sea ice and more open channels, offering access to islands where we can anticipate any number of wildlife sightings, which could include a variety of seal species, as well as penguin rookeries where the locals will be taking advantage of the rocky shore to build their nesting sites. You can anticipate more whale sightings, as well, as Humpbacks feast on the plentiful krill in these warmer waters. As always, we will seek out opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites along the way, as we leave no opportunity unseized-upon in our quest to explore the very best of this magical place.

Day 12 – 13: Drake Passage
Time to leave this magical place inspired, exhausted, and most likely changed forever. We make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We’ll have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and photography awards ceremony, then a final meal together.

Day 14: 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
Early Booking Discount 15%
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Early Booking Discount 15%
Owner's Suite
Early Booking Discount 15%

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


  • 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 
  • Photography Coach available throughout the voyage
  • 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, 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.


  • 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