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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: Feb 24–Mar 7, 2019 departure is 12 days long.

24 February, 2019 to 07 March, 2019 Make a booking request for Discovering the 7th Continent (Ocean Adventurer), departing on 24 February, 2019

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 £ 6869 GBP pp
A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
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Lower Deck Twin £ 7738 GBP pp
A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
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Main Deck Twin Porthole £ 8528 GBP pp
A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
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Twin Window £ 9397 GBP pp
A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
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Superior Cabin £ 10266 GBP pp
A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
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Deluxe £ 11056 GBP pp
There will be 6 new, deluxe cabins built forward on Captain’s deck. Averaging 182 sq. ft., a Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
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Owner's Suite £ 12162 GBP pp
Approximately 289 sq. ft. in size (27 sq. m), these cabins all feature a private sitting room. One features a large panoramic window facing aft, and the other two suites face port and starboard.
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12 November, 2019 to 22 November, 2019 Make a booking request for Discovering the 7th Continent (Ocean Adventurer), departing on 12 November, 2019

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 £ 6385 GBP pp
A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Lower Deck Twin £ 7185 GBP pp
A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Main Deck Twin Porthole £ 7869 GBP pp
A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Twin Window £ 8725 GBP pp
A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Superior Cabin £ 9519 GBP pp
A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Deluxe £ 10205 GBP pp
There will be 6 new, deluxe cabins built forward on Captain’s deck. Averaging 182 sq. ft., a Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite £ 12715 GBP pp
Approximately 289 sq. ft. in size (27 sq. m), these cabins all feature a private sitting room. One features a large panoramic window facing aft, and the other two suites face port and starboard.
view cabin photo
21 November, 2019 to 01 December, 2019 Make a booking request for Discovering the 7th Continent (Ocean Adventurer), departing on 21 November, 2019

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 £ 6385 GBP pp
A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Lower Deck Twin £ 7185 GBP pp
A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Main Deck Twin Porthole £ 7869 GBP pp
A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Twin Window £ 8725 GBP pp
A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Superior Cabin £ 9519 GBP pp
A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Deluxe £ 10205 GBP pp
There will be 6 new, deluxe cabins built forward on Captain’s deck. Averaging 182 sq. ft., a Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite £ 12715 GBP pp
Approximately 289 sq. ft. in size (27 sq. m), these cabins all feature a private sitting room. One features a large panoramic window facing aft, and the other two suites face port and starboard.
view cabin photo
29 December, 2019 to 08 January, 2020 Make a booking request for Discovering the 7th Continent (Ocean Adventurer), departing on 29 December, 2019

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 £ 7069 GBP pp
A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Lower Deck Twin £ 7985 GBP pp
A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Main Deck Twin Porthole £ 8779 GBP pp
A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Twin Window £ 9635 GBP pp
A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Superior Cabin £ 10545 GBP pp
A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Deluxe £ 11405 GBP pp
There will be 6 new, deluxe cabins built forward on Captain’s deck. Averaging 182 sq. ft., a Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite £ 14079 GBP pp
Approximately 289 sq. ft. in size (27 sq. m), these cabins all feature a private sitting room. One features a large panoramic window facing aft, and the other two suites face port and starboard.
view cabin photo
03 March, 2020 to 13 March, 2020 Make a booking request for Discovering the 7th Continent (Ocean Adventurer), departing on 03 March, 2020

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 £ 6385 GBP pp
A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Lower Deck Twin £ 7185 GBP pp
A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Main Deck Twin Porthole £ 7869 GBP pp
A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Twin Window £ 8725 GBP pp
A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Superior Cabin £ 9519 GBP pp
A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Deluxe £ 10205 GBP pp
There will be 6 new, deluxe cabins built forward on Captain’s deck. Averaging 182 sq. ft., a Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite £ 12715 GBP pp
Approximately 289 sq. ft. in size (27 sq. m), these cabins all feature a private sitting room. One features a large panoramic window facing aft, and the other two suites face port and starboard.
view cabin photo

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
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.
You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning allowing for you to continue your adventure on land or catch your flights home.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.