Shackleton's Final Quest (Seaventure)

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£12545

* Current p/p indicative rate.

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• Shackleton-focused programming both on board and at historical landing sites • Exploring the Port of Stanley • Penguin rookeries with hundreds of thousands of birds on South Georgia • A visit to Grytviken, a former whaling station, and the gravesite of Sir Ernest Shackleton • Potential encounters with Orca, Humpback and Minke whales

Capacity: 139

Follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest explorers of all time, Sir Ernest Shackleton, as we journey deep into Antarctica by way of the wildlife-rich Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia. We’ll explore the fascinating history of the area, dating back to the grandiose times of the ‘Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration’ of the late 1800s and early 1900s, as we encounter jaw-dropping scenes in nature, colossal icebergs, and incredible wildlife.

• Shackleton-focused programming both on board and at historical landing sites • Exploring the Port of Stanley • Penguin rookeries with hundreds of thousands of birds on South Georgia • A visit to Grytviken, a former whaling station, and the gravesite of Sir Ernest Shackleton • Potential encounters with Orca, Humpback and Minke whales

07 February, 2022 to 27 February, 2022
Prices

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 Stateroom
£ 12545 GBP pp
Triple Stateroom
17.5 sq. m. Staterooms with an extra single bed and sitting area. Family triples have one queen and one single (409 & 411).
Porthole Stateroom
£ 16975 GBP pp
Porthole Stateroom
17.5 sq. m. Staterooms with portholes and sitting area.
Window Stateroom
£ 19015 GBP pp
Window Stateroom
17.5 sq. m. Staterooms with windows and sitting area.
Owners Suite
£ 22385 GBP pp
Owners Suite
30.8 sq. m. Including 5.4 sq. m. balcony. Suites with sitting area and private balcony.
Veranda Stateroom
£ 20529 GBP pp
Veranda Stateroom
20.8 sq. m. Including a minimum of 3.6 sq. m. balcony. Staterooms with sitting area and private balcony.
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Day 1, 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.
Day 2, 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 travelers.
Day 3, Embarkation:
Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.
Day 4, Southern Ocean:
As we sail south, important briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety are held. You won’t want to miss our experts as they begin their informative and entertaining talks about the wildlife and geology of the area, with special presentations by our accomplished Historians on Antarctica’s unique history and Shackleton’s saga.
Day 5, West Falklands/Malvinas:
We’ll be exploring some of the westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands/Malvinas, where you can take in the beautiful countryside and look for Black-Browed albatross or Rockhopper, King, and Magellanic penguin rookeries.
Day 6, Stanley, East Falkland/Malvinas:
Stanley is a lively hub of activity nestled in a sheltered harbor. Head out on foot to explore the museum, shops and services centered on the port, or look for sea lions, dolphins, and bird life along the shores.
Day 7-8, Southern Ocean:
Things really start to ramp up with plenty of wildlife and seabird identifying to do as we make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations continue, featuring topics like the captivating history of Shackleton’s quest and the abundant wildlife of South Georgia.
Day 9-12, South Georgia:
South Georgia is often referred to as the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’ and it’s easy to see why as you take in tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals, and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an incredible array of wildlife will astound you as we travel down South Georgia's leeward coast. We’ll also visit historic Grytviken whaling station, featuring the tiny graveyard where Shackleton is buried with his right-hand man Frank Wild beside him.
Day 13-14, Scotia Sea:
Heading farther south, we’ll continue our informative presentations and wildlife spotting as the icebergs become bigger and more plentiful.
Day 15-18, Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands:
Hopping into our inflatable Zodiac boats, we’ll spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory as we set a course for the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula. We’ll follow in Shackleton’s footsteps as we attempt to land at sites of historic and scientific interest, including Elephant Island and Point Wild.
Please Note
This Itinerary is Subject to Change.

Seaventure

Vessel Type: 1-A Super Ice Class Small Ship

Length: 111,5 m

Passenger Capacity: 139

Built in: 1990 / Reimagined: 2019 / Refurbished: Spring 2021

A WORLD-CLASS SMALL SHIP EXPERIENCE

Seaventure features a 1-A Super ice class rating — the highest ice class awarded to passenger vessels. This means that we will be able to explore coves, bays, and channels that would previously have been forbidden to us. The ship also offers a host of new activities. There’s a sauna, a fitness center, a custom-built citizen science lab, and heated saltwater pool. There is more storage space, which is important because it means we can carry more equipment, so that more of our guests can participate in activities like kayaking, snowshoeing, and camping.

The common areas are larger and beautifully appointed, and the ship has two.

Ship Facilities:

Two Elevators serving all passenger decks

Library with computers

Fitness Center and Sauna

Heated saltwater swimming pool

Citizen Science Laboratory

All Staterooms Feature:

Exterior views

Sitting area with chairs or sofa and table

Complimentary Mini-Bar

Flat Screen TV

Telephone

Safe to store your valuables

Independent temperature controls

Luxury toiletries

Hair dryer

Overview
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Dates & Prices
Itinerary
Map
Ship

21 days from £12545

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