Celebrate with Polar Latitudes as you embark on the ultimate 'White Christmas' experience and explore the majestic white continent. Enjoy abundant wildlife encounters and the striking panoramic landscape of the Antarctic Sound, Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula. The Polar Latitudes team ensures that the spirit onboard the MS Seaventure is festive and fun, delivering an unforgettable experience for your holiday season.
Day 1: Arrive Ushuaia
Day 2: Ushuaia
Day 3: Embark MS Seaventure
Days 4 & 5: Drake Passage
Days 6 & 7: Antarctic Sound & Weddell Sea
Days 8 & 9: Antarctic Peninsula
Day 10: South Shetland Islands
Days 11 & 12: Drake Passage
Days 13: Disembarkation in Ushuaia
No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.
Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travellers.
Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until your mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. The Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.
Join our Polar Experts as they teach you about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in Polar Latitudes' renowned Citizen Science program, or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching exciting glimpses of wildlife. Grab your binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship as you cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.
Your ship manoeuvres through the amazing channels and wildlife-rich waters of the Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea over the next two days, the perfect place to spend a memorable festive 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 you will enjoy the abundance of wildlife such as Adélie penguins and seals as you keep on the lookout for hunting Orca.
You will make landfall on the peninsula today, experiencing marvellous encounters with wildlife as you stroll the stunning shores and adventure around the region’s spectacular bays and harbours. You’ll also have an opportunity to attempt a sea ice landing, as well as stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites
The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, so hop into our inflatable Zodiac boats and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory!
You'll leave this magical place as your ship makes it's way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. You will have one last hurrah as you celebrate the conclusion of the expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.
You'll disembark in the morning and catch a flight to Buenos Aires or opt to stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.
19th December 2023 - 31st December 2023
18th December 2024 - 30th December 2024
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