Antarctica, Falkland Islands and South Georgia - to Montevideo

Sea Spirit Cruise Ship
Sea Spirit
114 Passengers
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Starting from Ushuaia we cruise to the remote Falkland Islands and then to the King Penguins’ capital, South Georgia. Visits to abandoned whaling stations and the grave of famous explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton are among historic highlights of this expedition. However the key moment of the voyage is undoubtedly landing on the Antarctic continent itself. The trip ends in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 Embarkation in Ushuaia
Days 3 & 4 Drake Passage
Days 5 to 8 The Antarctic Continent and the South Shetlands
Days 9 & 10 Scotia Sea
Days 11 to 15 South Georgia
Days 16 to 17 At Sea
Days 18 & 19 The Falklands
Days 20 to 22 Southern Ocean
Day 23 Disembarkation in Montevideo, Uruguay

Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia

Day 1 — Ushuaia, Argentina

The small city of Ushuaia is the perfect starting point for our expedition cruise to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland/Malvinas Islands. Located near the southern tip of South America, it boasts beautiful views of the Andes Mountains and the Beagle Channel. Stroll the lively main street of cafes, shops and outfitters, perhaps picking up a last-minute item for your voyage, or enjoying a typical Argentine grill entrée at one of the many casual restaurants. If you arrive early, you will want to visit beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Day 2 — Embarkation in Ushuaia

In the afternoon we embark the Sea Spirit and set sail down the scenic Beagle Channel.

Days 3 & 4 — Drake Passage

Through presentations and informal conversations, our team of experts on Antarctic wildlife, history and geology will enlighten you about what we’ll expect to see in the days ahead. Keep a sharp eye out as we cross the Antarctic Convergence, where ocean dynamics create a unique zone of marine life and activity. In the early evening of the fourth day, weather and sea conditions permitting, we plan to have our first landing in the South Shetland Islands.

Days 5 to 8 — The Antarctic Continent and the South Shetlands

In the region of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula we get a great variety of opportunities to actively explore the unique wildlife and breathtaking scenery. With nearly 200 recognized sites here we use all our experience to offer you the best places and ways to explore the enchanting world of the Sixth Continent. A flexible planning is a key to successful expedition.

Our captain and expedition leader will do their best to show you all the faces of Antarctica. We hope to tick off 5 penguin, 6 seal, and several whale species in Antarctic check-list. While cruising along narrow Antarctic waterways we admire huge icebergs of different shapes, sizes and colors. We visit scientific stations representing several different countries and learn about Antarctic scientific research straight from the source. Of course setting foot on the actual Antarctic Continent is also on agenda.

Days 9 & 10 — Scotia Sea

More informative presentations are in store today, as we head northeast toward South Georgia.

Days 11 to 15 — South Georgia

For many, South Georgia is a not-to-be-missed destination within the Antarctic region. These sub-Antarctic islands are mountain peaks emerging from the Scotia Arc, an underwater mountain chain that extends from the Andes to the White Continent. Shaped like a long and narrow whalebone, the islands are home to:

• Four seal species – southern elephant seal, Antarctic fur seal, Weddell seal, and leopard seal.
• Several whale species – southern right whales, humpbacks, fin whales, sperm whales, killer whales (orcas), and southern bottlenose whales.
• Antarctic seabirds, about 46% of the world's breeding population of grey headed albatrosses; northern giant petrels, white chinned petrels and Antarctic prions. Most of the world's population of the South Georgia blue eyed shags live there, some 7,500 pairs.
• Penguins – around half the world's population of macaroni penguins, along with 100,000 pairs of Gentoo penguins and about 6,000 breeding pairs of Chinstrap penguins.

The most attractive residents of the South Georgia are King penguins with their orange-yellow crowns. The total number of King penguins is around 400,000 breeding pairs.

We spend three days among the alpine landscapes and penguins colonies. We will also visit to the historic settlement of Grytviken. With its whaling-era remnants and Earnest Shackleton’s gravesite, the one-time whaling town is one of the highlights of South Georgia.

Days 16 & 17 — At Sea

From South Georgia we head west toward the Falkland Islands. 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.

Days 18 & 19 — The Falklands

The Falkland Islands offer an unforgettable vista of moors and rugged coastlines carved by the South Atlantic, where the wildlife and plant life form a link between Patagonia and Antarctica. On the beaches, elephant seals are a spectacular sight when battling among themselves to establish territories or just simply relaxing. Sea lions and fur seals are also common sights. As many as a million penguins nest in the Falklands every summer, representing five of the world’s seventeen species – King, Gentoo, Rockhopper, Magellanic and Macaroni. What’s more, for the Gentoo, the Falklands are home to the largest population on Earth. Look for black-browed albatrosses nesting on grassy hillsides overlooking the sea.

The capital of the Falklands Port Stanley is the southernmost British outpost in the world. With many reminders of its British heritage such as red phone booths and English pubs, the town boasts other unusual sights like a whalebone arch and shipwrecks along the coast.

Days 20 to 22 — Southern Ocean

Reality begins to set in during this final sea passage separating the magic world we’ve just explored from the rest of the world we’ll soon be rejoining. Refresh your memories through a photo exchange with newfound friends, and bid farewell to seabirds and whales that you can identify more easily now.

Day 23 — Disembarkation in Montevideo, Uruguay

Morning disembarkation in Montevideo. Right after the disembarkation we provide group transfer to the Montevideo airport or the city center.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates Antarctica 2018-19
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Free camping on this departure ($285 value). Limited slots available.
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Camp, Kayak
$9,395Full$12,595Full$13,495Full$13,695Full$15,395Full$16,495Full$21,995Full
Kayak
$15,995Full$21,495Full$22,995Full$23,395Full$25,995Full$27,995Full$37,595Full
Camp, Kayak
$11,295Full$15,295Full$16,495Full$16,795Limited$18,695Full$19,995Full$26,895Full
Camp, Kayak
Save 15% on Owner's Suite (Prices in Red)

Free camping on this departure ($285 value). Limited slots available.
$9,395Full$12,595Full$13,495Limited$13,695Full$15,395Full$16,495Limited$21,995$18,696
Camp, Kayak
Save 15% on Owner's Suite (Prices in Red)

Free camping on this departure ($285 value). Limited slots available.
$9,395Full$12,595Full$13,495Limited$13,695Full$15,395Limited$16,495Limited$21,995$18,696
Kayak
$13,3951 Berth$17,995Full$19,195Full$19,595Limited$21,895Limited$23,495Full$31,495Full
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Single occupancy of a twin cabin is available at:
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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.

Only show rates under
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Please note that availability is updated about once a week.
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Rates Antarctica 2019-20
Triple Classic
Main Deck Suite
Classic Suite
Superior Suite
Deluxe Suite
Premium Suite
Owner's Suite
Kayak
$12,995Full$16,595Full$17,895Limited$18,1951 Berth$20,295 $21,795 $27,595 
Camp, Kayak
$7,395Full$9,795Full$10,495Limited$10,695 $11,895 $12,795 $16,195Full
Camp, Kayak
$7,895Full$10,495Full$11,195Limited$11,4951 Berth$12,795Full$13,695Full$17,395 
Camp, Kayak
$9,795Full$12,995Full$13,895Limited$14,195Limited$15,795Limited$16,995Limited$21,495Full
Camp, Kayak
$9,795Full$12,995Full$13,895Limited$14,195Limited$15,795Limited$16,995Full$21,495Full
Kayak
$16,695Full$21,995Full$23,695Full$24,095Full$26,895Full$28,795Full$36,595Full
Camp, Kayak
$9,795Full$12,995Limited$13,895Limited$14,195Limited$15,795Limited$16,995Limited$21,495Full
Camp, Kayak
$9,795 $12,995 $13,895 $14,195 $15,795 $16,995 $21,495 
Camp, Kayak
$7,895Full$10,4951 Berth$11,195 $11,495 $12,795Limited$13,695 $17,395 
$14,695Limited$19,395 $20,795 $21,195 $23,695 $25,395 $32,195Full
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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)