The Great White Continent with Seabourn

Seabourn’s intimate, ultra-luxury, purpose-built expedition ship Venture – which launched in July 2022 –  makes some of the world’s most remote, fascinating and beguiling destinations accessible, including Antarctica.

 

Sailing through ‘the Great White Continent’ with Seabourn is a once-in-a-lifetime experience – the stuff of which indelible memories are made. On these expedition voyages you’ll explore underwater worlds on Seabourn’s submarines, kayak in the shadow of icebergs and get a close-up view of wildlife on a private tour with the cruise line’s expedition team

About Seabourn Venture

Seabourn Venture has been designed for diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards specifically for the ultra-luxury expedition traveller. Most exciting among its state-of-the-art features are two custom-built submarines providing an unparalleled view of life between the ocean’s surface, along with double sea kayaks, mountain-bikes, e-bikes and 24 Zodiacs that can accommodate all onboard guests at once for a truly immersive adventure.

Venture’s 132 all-veranda, all-oceanfront suites are all exceptional in terms of size, luxury and the sheer number of amenities, which include Swarovski® binoculars. All have separate bedrooms and dining areas, guest baths and wet bars.

Seabourn’s award-winning, hand-picked crew number nearly as many as the guests, guaranteeing unparalleled levels of hospitality and personalised attention that befit the vessels’ private-club atmosphere.  All guests enjoy the services of a personal suite steward tasked with ensuring that every little detail is perfect. 

The Great White Continent: Buenos Aires – Ushuaia

24 November 2022 - £9,999 per person or 8 January 2024 - £12,499 per person

After spending the night in Buenos Aires, the ‘Paris of South America’, you’ll fly to Ushuaia for your Antarctic adventure. Here you’ll spend five full days kayaking amongst massive icebergs, trekking to penguin colonies, navigating the notorious Drake Passage, and watching for whales from the comfort and safety of a Zodiac.

Your adventure takes in too many marvels to list in full, but they include the mysterious Aitcho Islands, home to chinstrap and gentoo penguins that can be seen porpoising offshore, the Antarctic Sound with its ‘Iceberg Alley’ of vast tabular icebergs sometimes miles in length and towering vertically hundreds of feet above the sea, and the Polish Antarctic research station Arktowski, where field work is done at the two large Adélie and gentoo penguin rookeries in the vicinity. 

There’s also Brown Bluff with it rust-coloured, iron-rich rocks that form its cliffs above the beach - part of an extinct and rare tuya volcano that volcano that erupted beneath the glacier a million years ago. Due to its large penguin population, Brown Bluff can be a great place to view hunting leopard seals. Another geological wonder of Antarctica is Deception Island with is black sand beaches in Whalers Bay and its regular signs of thermal activity, including clouds of steam rising along the shoreline.

A voyage to Antarctica entails crossing the legendary 1000km-wide Drake Passage, named for English explorer Sir Francis Drake, with wildlife-spotting opportunities including Wilson’s petrels, soaring albatrosses and occasional whale and dolphin appearances.

Past these and many other natural wonders, you’ll arrive at Ushuaia, considered the southernmost city on earth, with spectacular trekking in nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park and colourful stories and historical heritage at The End of the World Museum. You’ll also be able to tour the Ukrainian research station of Vernadsky in the Argentine Islands - one of the friendliest research stations in Antarctica, welcoming all visitors to its scientific laboratories and equipment storage rooms, plus its traditional-style English pub - the southernmost in the world!

To book your Antarctica adventure aboard Seabourn Venture, call your Travel Counsellor today.

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