Have you ever dreamed of traveling through the Antarctic Ocean? On-board a luxury icebreaking vessel, you’ll admire the purity and untouched snow of some beautiful landscapes where few have ever gone before. Are you ready for a luxury cruise in the most marvelous seas in the world?
Last time on the land
The starting point of your adventure is located in Ushuaia, which is known as the city of the end of the world, el fin del mundo. Enjoy the strangeness of Patagonia: from the boat cemeteries and the end-of-the-world beacon in the Beagle Canal to the lenguas forests in the Tierra del Fuego National Park, Southern Patagonia is full of mysteries and secrets. Stay at the Luxury Cauquenes Hotel and enjoy a beautiful view on the Tierra del Fuego from the safety of your own swimming pool.
Welcome to the Sea Explorer, the luxury boat which leads you to unknown lands in optimal comfort: it includes a spacious suite with private terraces, library, panoramic living room, Jacuzzi, etc. You can even enjoy a Sun Deck and a sports hall! But the Sea Explorer also has the latest technology for optimal security. Its slim ice-breaker hull will ensure that you have a safe and prosperous voyage. Meet the crew members, consisting of scientists and professionals who will be happy to answer your questions during the long trip. Are you ready to embark? Welcome on board!
The last islands
Once the boat is far away from the Beagle Canal, your first stop is the Falklands Islands. These English islands were the site of frequent armed conflict between the Thatcher troops and the Argentinean army in April, 1982. Nowadays, this site is still a controversial and contested area. Make harbour at the Stanley Port and discover the Falklands culture: it’s a mix between English and Argentinean traditions. Moreover, its wildlife is worth the visit: on Saunders Island, you’ll see black-browed albatross, a must-see!
Sail through glaciers
You’re now sailing on the Antarctic Ocean. From the panoramic windows of your balcony, you can observe the glacial continent on the horizon. The Sea Explorer goes South towards Southern Georgia. The landscape there is stunning, and you can enjoy an astonishing view: go out onto the terrace and admire the first icebergs, the marine wildlife and the snowy mountains. This moment of discovery is simply magical. At the Elsehul bay, let yourself be charmed by the elephant seal and the sea lions! Feel the silence, let the wind blow on your face and take a breath of fresh air. The white landscapes stretch out of sight and you can see many ice floes. There’s nothig like listening to the specialists’ explanation while drinking a glass of wine and sitting in a comfortable armchair. Can you say paradise?
The first step on Antarctica
Ever dreamed of walking on the polar ice? After sailing on the Weddell Sea, your ship makes landfall at Brown Bluff. The Brown Bluff site contains an impressive red cliff which is like nothing else in the world: the mixture of snow and crimson is a sight to see. Then, your boat heads in the direction of Charlotte bay. Discover this mountainous island where you can see many Dominican seagulls and penguins. Finally, your passage by the Deception Islands will enable you to enjoy the geothermal heat sources. This place is astonishing, and many wild petrels live here.
The trip home
The boat returns home after a week of navigation in the polar waters. Be sure to observe the South Shetland Islands and the Drake Passage! The Drake Passage is the gate to Antarctica, which splits the cold water from the continental water. There, you can see dolphins and whales if you travel during the right season. You can ask the specialists on board for details on this unique marine wildlife.
Finally, you arrive at Ushuaia Harbour. At the end of the trip, the end of your holidays, you know that you’ve had a fantastic experience.
Remote. Untrammeled. Spectacular. Antarctica is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. There are many reasons to explore it. So, are you ready to leave for a Luxury Cruise? For more information check out Argentina Exception.