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Discovering the 7th Continent (Ocean Adventurer)

Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries. And this expedition offers you the chance to discover why, with an unforgettable journey through the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll encounter a world where nature creates the rules, her unpredictable temperament making each trip unique, exciting and personal.

Imagine cruising in a Zodiac through crackling sea ice like shattered glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs, each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy iconic Antarctic highlights, exhilarating adventures and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.

Please note: Nov 26–Dec 5, 2017 departure is 10 days long.
26 November, 2017 to 05 December, 2017 Make a booking request for Discovering the 7th Continent (Ocean Adventurer), departing on 26 November, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Triple Cabin £ 5539 GBP pp
A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
Lower Deck Twin £ 6295 GBP pp
A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
Main Deck Twin Porthole £ 6883 GBP pp
A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
Twin Window £ 7639 GBP pp
A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
Superior Cabin £ 8395 GBP pp
A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
Deluxe £ 9067 GBP pp
A Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
Suite £ 9991 GBP pp
A Suite has two lower berths, windows with exterior views, private facilities. Cabin 403 has a bathtub other Suites have showers.
Owner's Suite £ 11167 GBP pp
New passenger cabin to be added in 2017.
04 December, 2017 to 14 December, 2017 Make a booking request for Discovering the 7th Continent (Ocean Adventurer), departing on 04 December, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Triple Cabin £ 6211 GBP pp
A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
Lower Deck Twin £ 7051 GBP pp
A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
Main Deck Twin Porthole £ 7723 GBP pp
A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
Twin Window £ 8563 GBP pp
A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
Superior Cabin £ 9319 GBP pp
A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
Deluxe £ 10075 GBP pp
A Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
Suite £ 11083 GBP pp
A Suite has two lower berths, windows with exterior views, private facilities. Cabin 403 has a bathtub other Suites have showers.
Owner's Suite £ 12427 GBP pp
New passenger cabin to be added in 2017.
28 February, 2018 to 10 March, 2018 Make a booking request for Discovering the 7th Continent (Ocean Adventurer), departing on 28 February, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Triple Cabin £ 6211 GBP pp
A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
Lower Deck Twin £ 7051 GBP pp
A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
Main Deck Twin Porthole £ 7723 GBP pp
A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
Twin Window £ 8563 GBP pp
A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
Superior Cabin £ 9319 GBP pp
A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
Deluxe £ 10075 GBP pp
A Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
Owner's Suite £ 12427 GBP pp
New passenger cabin to be added in 2017.

Discovering the 7th Continent (Ocean Adventurer) itinerary:

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Day 1 - Ushuaia, Argentina
With a population of more than 63,000 people, Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. The city has grown over the past few years, yet it has retained an easy going and accessible feel. With the sea to the south and mountains to the north, Ushuaia is a spectacular departure point for your Antarctic cruise. If you arrive early, you can spend some time in the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park, enjoy some Argentinean wines and barbeques in the city, or visit the many boutique shops and cafés before you leave for your expedition to Antarctica.
Day 2 - Embarkation Day
Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel. This famous channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of excitement as you depart—the next time you see land you’ll be in the world’s most southern continent!
Days 3 and 4 — Crossing the Drake
Prepare yourself for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing as the Drake is unpredictable and always changing. You’ll spend these first days getting to know your shipmates, while we’ll provide safety briefings and insights into what excitement lies ahead.
Days 5 to 8 — South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Once the Antarctic Convergence is left in our wake, you will truly begin your Antarctic adventure. It is perhaps the first sight of land itself that is embraced as the true beginning of any Antarctic expedition. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every time we visit Antarctica, we witness something new or unexpected, which means that your expedition will be unlike any other—creating a unique, personal experience. Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds, you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. The majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula’s mountains will enchant as you scramble up snowy pathways to vantage points offering you 360° views of your surroundings. One of these in particular, in Orne Harbour, affords us the opportunity to visit a chinstrap penguin colony high up on a ridge. Here, you’ll have the choice between mountain hiking or spending time sitting quietly on a pebbled beach, enjoying the antics of curious penguins. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, participating in the Polar Plunge swim is about as crazy as it gets! Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier in Neko Harbour. Each day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to entertain and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.
Days 9 and 10 — Crossing the Drake Passage
The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team, or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.
Day 11 — Disembarkation in Ushuaia
You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning allowing for you to continue your adventure on land or catch your flights home.
Please Note:
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.

Discovering the 7th Continent (Ocean Adventurer) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.
Day 11 — Disembarkation in Ushuaia *
You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning allowing for you to continue your adventure on land or catch your flights home.
Days 9 and 10 — Crossing the Drake Passage *
The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team, or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.
Days 5 to 8 — South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula *
Once the Antarctic Convergence is left in our wake, you will truly begin your Antarctic adventure. It is perhaps the first sight of land itself that is embraced as the true beginning of any Antarctic expedition. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every time we visit Antarctica, we witness something new or unexpected, which means that your expedition will be unlike any other—creating a unique, personal experience. Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds, you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. The majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula’s mountains will enchant as you scramble up snowy pathways to vantage points offering you 360° views of your surroundings. One of these in particular, in Orne Harbour, affords us the opportunity to visit a chinstrap penguin colony high up on a ridge. Here, you’ll have the choice between mountain hiking or spending time sitting quietly on a pebbled beach, enjoying the antics of curious penguins. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, participating in the Polar Plunge swim is about as crazy as it gets! Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier in Neko Harbour. Each day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to entertain and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.
Days 3 and 4 — Crossing the Drake *
Prepare yourself for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing as the Drake is unpredictable and always changing. You’ll spend these first days getting to know your shipmates, while we’ll provide safety briefings and insights into what excitement lies ahead.
Day 2 - Embarkation Day *
Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel. This famous channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of excitement as you depart—the next time you see land you’ll be in the world’s most southern continent!
Day 1 - Ushuaia, Argentina *
With a population of more than 63,000 people, Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. The city has grown over the past few years, yet it has retained an easy going and accessible feel. With the sea to the south and mountains to the north, Ushuaia is a spectacular departure point for your Antarctic cruise. If you arrive early, you can spend some time in the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park, enjoy some Argentinean wines and barbeques in the city, or visit the many boutique shops and cafés before you leave for your expedition to Antarctica.
* = Indicative
Map for Discovering the 7th Continent (Ocean Adventurer)
Sea Adventurer, the ship servicing Discovering the 7th Continent (Ocean Adventurer)

Sea Adventurer

Vessel Type: Comfortable Expedition

Length: 90 metres

Passenger Capacity: 118

Built / refurbished: 1975 / 1998

The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer, (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the remote polar regions. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels.

She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size.

Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities.

 

Cabins and amenities

  • 61 outside cabins with exterior views and private facilities.
  • Decks 4 and 5 have exterior access, with outside seating.
  • Window-lined dining room on Deck 4 with unreserved seating.
  • Lounge/Presentation Room.
  • 2 bars.
  • Library.
  • Gift shop.
  • 4 hour beverage station.
  • Ship-to-shore satellite communications with email, and wireless, Internet access.
  • Clinic with licensed doctor.
  • Exercise room.

Deck Plan for some trips may vary, please ask for details.


Cabin layout for Sea Adventurer
• Perfect for first time visitors to Antarctica;

• Witness and explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula;

• Be aboard one of Quark’s specially designed ice strengthened vessels;

• Learn about the environment and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists; and

• Witness the abundant wildlife - penguins, seals, whales and more!
Enquire now about Discovering the 7th Continent (Ocean Adventurer)

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Optional extras & upgrades

Kayaing (950.00 USD)
Kayaking in Antarctica is probably one of the most intimate and inspiring ways you can explore this incredible region. Glide through the quiet waters and take in the beauty of Antarctica. Paddle through astounding icebergs, watch penguins, seals and possibly whales swim around your kayak.

Camping (250.00 USD)
Not very many people have the opportunity to say they’ve camped on the 7th Continent. This is one of the best ways to experience Antarctica in a more intimate manner, and take your expedition to the next level.