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Last Discovered Continent

“Glittering white, shining blue,
raven black, in the light of the sun
the land looks like a fairy-tale."

Roald Amundsen

This expedition offers the essential experiences of the wildest and most fantastic place on Earth. The cruise begins in the city of Ushuaia – the southernmost city in the world. Next, we cross the Drake Passage on your way to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. On the return journey, you will have the opportunity to catch everything you missed the first time around.

Please Note: some departures may be a day shorter or longer, please contact us for more details.
04 December, 2017 to 15 December, 2017 Make a booking request for Last Discovered Continent, 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 Classic £4606 GBP pp (was £ 6156 GBP pp, save £1550)
23 square meters (250 square feet); 2 twins (convert to a King) and a sofa bed; picture window; private facilities.
Main Deck Suite £7070 GBP pp (was £ 8620 GBP pp, save £1550)
20 square meters (215 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; minimum two portholes; private facilities.
Classic Suite £7763 GBP pp (was £ 9313 GBP pp, save £1550)
23 square meters (250 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window; private facilities.
Superior Suite £7917 GBP pp (was £ 9467 GBP pp, save £1550)
22 square meters (235 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window overlooks on outside walkway; private facilities.
Deluxe Suite £9072 GBP pp (was £ 10622 GBP pp, save £1550)
26 square meters (277 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
Premium Suite £9996 GBP pp (was £ 11546 GBP pp, save £1550)
33 square meters (353 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
Owners Suite £14385 GBP pp (was £ 15935 GBP pp, save £1550)
40 square meters (437 square feet); separate living room; King Size bed and sofa bed (can accommodate a teenager); private deck; jetted bathtub.
14 December, 2017 to 25 December, 2017 Make a booking request for Last Discovered Continent, departing on 14 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 Classic £5376 GBP pp (was £ 6926 GBP pp, save £1550)
23 square meters (250 square feet); 2 twins (convert to a King) and a sofa bed; picture window; private facilities.
Main Deck Suite £7840 GBP pp (was £ 9390 GBP pp, save £1550)
20 square meters (215 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; minimum two portholes; private facilities.
Classic Suite £8533 GBP pp (was £ 10083 GBP pp, save £1550)
23 square meters (250 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window; private facilities.
Superior Suite £8687 GBP pp (was £ 10237 GBP pp, save £1550)
22 square meters (235 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window overlooks on outside walkway; private facilities.
Deluxe Suite £9842 GBP pp (was £ 11392 GBP pp, save £1550)
26 square meters (277 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
Premium Suite £10766 GBP pp (was £ 12316 GBP pp, save £1550)
33 square meters (353 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
Owners Suite £15232 GBP pp (was £ 16782 GBP pp, save £1550)
40 square meters (437 square feet); separate living room; King Size bed and sofa bed (can accommodate a teenager); private deck; jetted bathtub.
24 December, 2017 to 04 January, 2018 Make a booking request for Last Discovered Continent, departing on 24 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 Classic £ 6926 GBP pp
23 square meters (250 square feet); 2 twins (convert to a King) and a sofa bed; picture window; private facilities.
Main Deck Suite £ 9390 GBP pp
20 square meters (215 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; minimum two portholes; private facilities.
Classic Suite £ 10083 GBP pp
23 square meters (250 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window; private facilities.
Superior Suite £ 10237 GBP pp
22 square meters (235 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window overlooks on outside walkway; private facilities.
Deluxe Suite £ 11392 GBP pp
26 square meters (277 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
Premium Suite £ 12316 GBP pp
33 square meters (353 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
Owners Suite £ 16782 GBP pp
40 square meters (437 square feet); separate living room; King Size bed and sofa bed (can accommodate a teenager); private deck; jetted bathtub.
13 February, 2018 to 25 February, 2018 Make a booking request for Last Discovered Continent, departing on 13 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 Classic £ 7311 GBP pp
23 square meters (250 square feet); 2 twins (convert to a King) and a sofa bed; picture window; private facilities.
Main Deck Suite £ 10006 GBP pp
20 square meters (215 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; minimum two portholes; private facilities.
Classic Suite £ 10622 GBP pp
23 square meters (250 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window; private facilities.
Superior Suite £ 10776 GBP pp
22 square meters (235 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window overlooks on outside walkway; private facilities.
Deluxe Suite £ 12316 GBP pp
26 square meters (277 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
Premium Suite £ 13317 GBP pp
33 square meters (353 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
Owners Suite £ 17706 GBP pp
40 square meters (437 square feet); separate living room; King Size bed and sofa bed (can accommodate a teenager); private deck; jetted bathtub.
26 November, 2018 to 07 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Last Discovered Continent, departing on 26 November, 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 Classic £ 6618 GBP pp
23 square meters (250 square feet); 2 twins (convert to a King) and a sofa bed; picture window; private facilities.
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Main Deck Suite £ 8928 GBP pp
20 square meters (215 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; minimum two portholes; private facilities.
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Classic Suite £ 9621 GBP pp
23 square meters (250 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window; private facilities.
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Superior Suite £ 9775 GBP pp
22 square meters (235 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window overlooks on outside walkway; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Deluxe Suite £ 10930 GBP pp
26 square meters (277 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Premium Suite £ 11700 GBP pp
33 square meters (353 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Owner’s Suite £ 15704 GBP pp
40 square meters (437 square feet); separate living room; King Size bed and sofa bed (can accommodate a teenager); private deck; jetted bathtub.
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05 December, 2018 to 16 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Last Discovered Continent, departing on 05 December, 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 Classic £ 6619 GBP pp
Averaging 21 square metres/226 square feet, these staterooms have two twins and a comfortable sofa bed. The twins also convert to a King, if desired. Located on Oceanus Deck, these suites have a picture window, two wardrobes and en suite facilities. Amenities include: in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control, and hair dryer.
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Main Deck Suite £ 8929 GBP pp
Averaging 23 square metres/248 square feet, Main Deck 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/DVD individual temperature control and hair dryer.
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Classic Suite £ 9625 GBP pp
Averaging 21 square metres/226 square feet, these cabins are located on the Oceanus 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/DVD, individual temperature control and hair dryer.
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Superior Suite £ 9775 GBP pp
Superior Suites are located on the Club Deck. Averaging 20 square metres/ 215 square feet, 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/DVD, individual temperature control, hair dryer.
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Deluxe Suite £ 10935 GBP pp
The Deluxe Suites with balconies are located on the Sports Deck. Averaging 24 square metres/ 258 square feet means plenty of room. 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/DVD, individual temperature control, and a hair dryer.
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Premium Suite £ 11705 GBP pp
The Premium Suites are located on the Sun Deck. Averaging a generous 30 square metres/ 323 square feet, 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/DVD, individual temperature control, and hair dryer.
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Owner’s Suite £ 15705 GBP pp
Super-spacious (43 square metres/ 463 square feet) 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.
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06 December, 2018 to 17 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Last Discovered Continent, departing on 06 December, 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 Classic £ 6618 GBP pp
23 square meters (250 square feet); 2 twins (convert to a King) and a sofa bed; picture window; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Main Deck Suite £ 8928 GBP pp
20 square meters (215 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; minimum two portholes; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Classic Suite £ 9621 GBP pp
23 square meters (250 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Superior Suite £ 9775 GBP pp
22 square meters (235 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window overlooks on outside walkway; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Deluxe Suite £ 10930 GBP pp
26 square meters (277 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Premium Suite £ 11700 GBP pp
33 square meters (353 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Owner’s Suite £ 15704 GBP pp
40 square meters (437 square feet); separate living room; King Size bed and sofa bed (can accommodate a teenager); private deck; jetted bathtub.
view cabin photo
15 December, 2018 to 27 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Last Discovered Continent, departing on 15 December, 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 Classic £ 7619 GBP pp
Averaging 21 square metres/226 square feet, these staterooms have two twins and a comfortable sofa bed. The twins also convert to a King, if desired. Located on Oceanus Deck, these suites have a picture window, two wardrobes and en suite facilities. Amenities include: in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control, and hair dryer.
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Main Deck Suite £ 10239 GBP pp
Averaging 23 square metres/248 square feet, Main Deck 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/DVD individual temperature control and hair dryer.
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Classic Suite £ 10935 GBP pp
Averaging 21 square metres/226 square feet, these cabins are located on the Oceanus 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/DVD, individual temperature control and hair dryer.
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Superior Suite £ 11085 GBP pp
Superior Suites are located on the Club Deck. Averaging 20 square metres/ 215 square feet, 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/DVD, individual temperature control, hair dryer.
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Deluxe Suite £ 12549 GBP pp
The Deluxe Suites with balconies are located on the Sports Deck. Averaging 24 square metres/ 258 square feet means plenty of room. 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/DVD, individual temperature control, and a hair dryer.
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Premium Suite £ 13475 GBP pp
The Premium Suites are located on the Sun Deck. Averaging a generous 30 square metres/ 323 square feet, 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/DVD, individual temperature control, and hair dryer.
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Owner’s Suite £ 17939 GBP pp
Super-spacious (43 square metres/ 463 square feet) 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.
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16 December, 2018 to 27 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Last Discovered Continent, departing on 16 December, 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 Classic £ 7234 GBP pp
23 square meters (250 square feet); 2 twins (convert to a King) and a sofa bed; picture window; private facilities.
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Main Deck Suite £ 9698 GBP pp
20 square meters (215 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; minimum two portholes; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Classic Suite £ 10391 GBP pp
23 square meters (250 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Superior Suite £ 10545 GBP pp
22 square meters (235 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window overlooks on outside walkway; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Deluxe Suite £ 11854 GBP pp
26 square meters (277 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Premium Suite £ 12701 GBP pp
33 square meters (353 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Owner’s Suite £ 16936 GBP pp
40 square meters (437 square feet); separate living room; King Size bed and sofa bed (can accommodate a teenager); private deck; jetted bathtub.
view cabin photo
26 December, 2018 to 06 January, 2019 Make a booking request for Last Discovered Continent, departing on 26 December, 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 Classic £ 7234 GBP pp
23 square meters (250 square feet); 2 twins (convert to a King) and a sofa bed; picture window; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Main Deck Suite £ 9698 GBP pp
20 square meters (215 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; minimum two portholes; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Classic Suite £ 10391 GBP pp
23 square meters (250 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Superior Suite £ 10545 GBP pp
22 square meters (235 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window overlooks on outside walkway; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Deluxe Suite £ 11854 GBP pp
26 square meters (277 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Premium Suite £ 12701 GBP pp
33 square meters (353 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Owner’s Suite £ 16936 GBP pp
40 square meters (437 square feet); separate living room; King Size bed and sofa bed (can accommodate a teenager); private deck; jetted bathtub.
view cabin photo
06 February, 2019 to 17 February, 2019 Make a booking request for Last Discovered Continent, departing on 06 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 Classic £ 7234 GBP pp
23 square meters (250 square feet); 2 twins (convert to a King) and a sofa bed; picture window; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Main Deck Suite £ 9698 GBP pp
20 square meters (215 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; minimum two portholes; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Classic Suite £ 10391 GBP pp
23 square meters (250 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Superior Suite £ 10545 GBP pp
22 square meters (235 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window overlooks on outside walkway; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Deluxe Suite £ 11854 GBP pp
26 square meters (277 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Premium Suite £ 12701 GBP pp
33 square meters (353 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Owner’s Suite £ 16936 GBP pp
40 square meters (437 square feet); separate living room; King Size bed and sofa bed (can accommodate a teenager); private deck; jetted bathtub.
view cabin photo
16 February, 2019 to 27 February, 2019 Make a booking request for Last Discovered Continent, departing on 16 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 Classic £ 7234 GBP pp
23 square meters (250 square feet); 2 twins (convert to a King) and a sofa bed; picture window; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Main Deck Suite £ 9698 GBP pp
20 square meters (215 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; minimum two portholes; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Classic Suite £ 10391 GBP pp
23 square meters (250 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Superior Suite £ 10545 GBP pp
22 square meters (235 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window overlooks on outside walkway; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Deluxe Suite £ 11854 GBP pp
26 square meters (277 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Premium Suite £ 12701 GBP pp
33 square meters (353 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
view cabin photo
Owner’s Suite £ 16936 GBP pp
40 square meters (437 square feet); separate living room; King Size bed and sofa bed (can accommodate a teenager); private deck; jetted bathtub.
view cabin photo

Last Discovered Continent itinerary:

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Day 1. Ushuaia, Argentina
Welcome to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city and starting point of our expedition. Upon your arrival at the airport we provide a transfer to your hotel, which has been arranged by us and is included in the price of the voyage. For the rest of the day you are free to explore the city. Take advantage of souvenir shopping and a variety of dining options in the city center.
Day 2. Ushuaia, embarkation
In the afternoon we provide a group transfer to the pier and welcome you aboard the luxury expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit. Explore the ship and get comfortable in your home away from home for the extraordinary adventure to come. Savor the anticipation of your Antarctic dreams coming true as we slip our moorings and sail toward a true wilderness where wildlife abounds. The scenery as we sail through the Beagle Channel on our first evening is wonderful and there is already the possibility of marine mammal encounters.
Days 3-4. Crossing the Drake Passage
After transiting the Beagle Channel and passing the islands of Tierra del Fuego, we head south across the Drake Passage. Pelagic seabirds including the majestic albatross are common in these waters and can readily be viewed from panoramic open decks or from exterior stateroom windows and balconies. On the way we cross the Antarctic Convergence, the biological boundary of the Southern Ocean. The ship’s stabilizing fins provide comfort in the event of rough seas. Briefings, orientations, and lectures from our expert staff prepare you for our arrival in Antarctica.
Days 5-9. South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. Our route and exploration opportunities in Antarctica are heavily dependent on weather and ice conditions. Our experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant. We take advantage of long daylight hours to exploit every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, amazing scenery, and excursions via Zodiac. The Antarctic Peninsula region contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and some of Antarctica’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Protected bays and narrow channels are surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in permanent snow and immense glaciers. Icebergs of every size and description complete an image of incomparable beauty. Waters rich with krill are home to a variety of whale and seal species. The whole area is alive with penguins foraging at sea and forming large nesting colonies at special places on land. The area is also home to Antarctic research stations of various nationalities. Some stations have a gift shop and post office. The South Shetland Islands are the northernmost islands in Antarctica and will likely be our first sighting of land. This wild and beautiful island chain contains numerous landing sites with abundant wildlife and historical significance. Among them is Deception Island, where the flooded caldera of an active volcano harbors an abandoned whaling station. Farther south, on the Antarctic Peninsula, the vast Gerlache Strait area contains sheltered bays, accessible wildlife, and stunning scenery. Places with names like Paradise Bay are the epitome of everything Antarctic: glaciated mountains, towering icebergs, feeding whales, seals on ice floes, and bustling penguin colonies. At the southern end of Gerlache Strait is the famous Lemaire Channel, also known as “Kodak Gap” because of the photogenic way the mountainous sides of the narrow channel are reflected in calm waters strewn with icebergs. Our days in Antarctica are filled with memorable excursions, sumptuous meals, presentations by our experts, and enough incredible scenery and wildlife to fill your camera and overwhelm your emotions.
Days 10-11. Drake Passage
After our amazing time in Antarctica we cross back north through the bountiful waters of the Drake Passage. 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. This is also the time for our End of Voyage ceremonies including slideshow and farewell dinner.
Day 12. Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina
After breakfast we say farewell in the city of Ushuaia, where we started. We provide a group transfer to the airport or to the town center if you wish to spend more time here. As you look back on your wonderful experience in Antarctica, you may already be looking forward to your next incredible adventure to the ice!
Please Note:
Itinerary, landings and all other activities during the cruise depend strongly on ice and weather conditions and are subject to the decisions of the Expedition Leader and the Captain of the vessel. Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

Last Discovered Continent reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
Itinerary, landings and all other activities during the cruise depend strongly on ice and weather conditions and are subject to the decisions of the Expedition Leader and the Captain of the vessel. Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.
Day 12. Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina *
After breakfast we say farewell in the city of Ushuaia, where we started. We provide a group transfer to the airport or to the town center if you wish to spend more time here. As you look back on your wonderful experience in Antarctica, you may already be looking forward to your next incredible adventure to the ice!
Days 10-11. Drake Passage *
After our amazing time in Antarctica we cross back north through the bountiful waters of the Drake Passage. 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. This is also the time for our End of Voyage ceremonies including slideshow and farewell dinner.
Days 5-9. South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula *
This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. Our route and exploration opportunities in Antarctica are heavily dependent on weather and ice conditions. Our experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant. We take advantage of long daylight hours to exploit every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, amazing scenery, and excursions via Zodiac. The Antarctic Peninsula region contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and some of Antarctica’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Protected bays and narrow channels are surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in permanent snow and immense glaciers. Icebergs of every size and description complete an image of incomparable beauty. Waters rich with krill are home to a variety of whale and seal species. The whole area is alive with penguins foraging at sea and forming large nesting colonies at special places on land. The area is also home to Antarctic research stations of various nationalities. Some stations have a gift shop and post office. The South Shetland Islands are the northernmost islands in Antarctica and will likely be our first sighting of land. This wild and beautiful island chain contains numerous landing sites with abundant wildlife and historical significance. Among them is Deception Island, where the flooded caldera of an active volcano harbors an abandoned whaling station. Farther south, on the Antarctic Peninsula, the vast Gerlache Strait area contains sheltered bays, accessible wildlife, and stunning scenery. Places with names like Paradise Bay are the epitome of everything Antarctic: glaciated mountains, towering icebergs, feeding whales, seals on ice floes, and bustling penguin colonies. At the southern end of Gerlache Strait is the famous Lemaire Channel, also known as “Kodak Gap” because of the photogenic way the mountainous sides of the narrow channel are reflected in calm waters strewn with icebergs. Our days in Antarctica are filled with memorable excursions, sumptuous meals, presentations by our experts, and enough incredible scenery and wildlife to fill your camera and overwhelm your emotions.
Days 3-4. Crossing the Drake Passage *
After transiting the Beagle Channel and passing the islands of Tierra del Fuego, we head south across the Drake Passage. Pelagic seabirds including the majestic albatross are common in these waters and can readily be viewed from panoramic open decks or from exterior stateroom windows and balconies. On the way we cross the Antarctic Convergence, the biological boundary of the Southern Ocean. The ship’s stabilizing fins provide comfort in the event of rough seas. Briefings, orientations, and lectures from our expert staff prepare you for our arrival in Antarctica.
Day 2. Ushuaia, embarkation *
In the afternoon we provide a group transfer to the pier and welcome you aboard the luxury expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit. Explore the ship and get comfortable in your home away from home for the extraordinary adventure to come. Savor the anticipation of your Antarctic dreams coming true as we slip our moorings and sail toward a true wilderness where wildlife abounds. The scenery as we sail through the Beagle Channel on our first evening is wonderful and there is already the possibility of marine mammal encounters.
Day 1. Ushuaia, Argentina *
Welcome to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city and starting point of our expedition. Upon your arrival at the airport we provide a transfer to your hotel, which has been arranged by us and is included in the price of the voyage. For the rest of the day you are free to explore the city. Take advantage of souvenir shopping and a variety of dining options in the city center.
* = Indicative
Map for Last Discovered Continent
Sea Spirit, the ship servicing Last Discovered Continent

Sea Spirit

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 90 metres

Passenger Capacity: 112

Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2011

Sail aboard the remarkably comfortable Sea Spirit and experience the polar regions in grand style with spacious suites. Sea Spirit accommodates just 112 passengers, all in spacious suites with panoramic oceans views. Think king-size or twin beds, en suites, flat screen TVs and DVDs and internet satellite. Many suites have private balconies, lounge areas, dressing tables

There is a lounge, bistro and bar, hot tub, gym, a state-of-the-art presentation room and stabilisers for smooth cruising.

  • All-suite ship
  • Smallest suite is a spacious 215 square feet.
  • 15 suites have balconies.
  • Owner's Suite is an outstanding 550 sq. feet.
  • Flat Screen TVs and DVD players in every suite
  • Gymnasium and Hot Tub with seating area and Bistro
  • Library/Games Room
  • Open bar
  • Elevator 
  • Every suite has an exterior view

Some cabin plans may vary depending on the cruise, please check for details.

Classic suite - Suites do vary                                      Zodiac dock

Cabin layout for Sea Spirit
• Abundant wildlife and natural wonders in the South Shetland Islands

• Innumerable marine mammals, unafraid of man, inhabiting pristine Gerlache Strait

• The endlessly entertaining antics of several penguin species in expansive colonies

• A photographer’s paradise: ice features of every description and scenery beyond comparison

• Historical sites and Polar research stations of various nationalities
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