Are you ready for a 5 star luxury Antarctica Expedition at a 3 star price? Currently, Seabourn cruises is offering a promotion that ends
on June 1, 2022 soon. Sail to Antarctica on a brand new polar class expedition ship for just $8998 per person! The Southern Polar region is within reach with a luxurious Seabourn cruise. Get to Antarctica in 2022 or 2023 and save big. Gone are the prices of $15,000 per person. Enjoy this Antarctica sale at half off.
Deal extended on SELECT 2023 & 2024 sailings. Contact us Now for more details
Now is the time for you and your family to set forth on an Antarctica expedition. Tackle the Drake passage, experience up to 8 different species of Penguins, view the largest mamials on earth as Whales and Seals swim by from the decks of the ship and small Zodiacs in true luxury. Best yet, book via me and Scott & Thomas Travel to lock in these unheard of prices.
Seabourn Antarctica Expedition Deals
The White Continent Antarctica expedition deals are best in November and December 2023. However, there are even great options for the 2022 cruise season. Seabourn is replacing the larger Seabourn Odyssey with new ships specifically built for the polar region. New Antarctica expeditions sailing begin in November 2022 on the Seabourn Venture and later in 2023 with its sister ship, Seabourn Pursuit. An Antarctica Seabourn cruise is 10 days long with an 11th night pre-sailing stay included in Buenos Aires. Making this an 11-day 5-star luxury adventure. On each sailing, there are 2 days at sea in both directions to cross the Drake Passage and 5 days exploring the white continent and Antarctica Peninsula. Each sailing has an expedition leader and 24+ naturalists to ensure you have the best experience. Not only sailing, but learning about the destinations, whales, penguins, seals and other animals along the way.
The best deals currently are $8,998 per person for a Veranda Suite category 1 sailing Nov 17, 2023- Nov 28, 2023 or Dec 9 – Dec 20, 2023. Be aware though, that entry level space on these sailings is already filling up fast. Prepayment is required, but fully refundable until 120 days before the sailing. Limited space is available at this price and as rooms fill up the price will increase by approximately $1200 for each room category. Contact us today to secure your space.
Antarctica Expedition Pricings
Below are the following prices for all Seabourn cruises 2022-2024 Antarctica expeditions currently on sale. All prices are based on double occupancy. A third person can be added at a reduced rate to every room. However a solo supplement is nearly the same cost as 2 people. Do note that the prepaid prices will expire June 1. Email me or contact us ASAP to lock in these amazing deals to Antarctica. Cruises departing Nov 2022 – Feb 2023 also include a special onboard credit.
NOV 24 – DEC 5, 2022 or Dec 4, 2022- Dec 15, 2022
- Veranda from $11,999 – prepaid price of $10,800.
- Panorama from $19,999 – prepaid price of $18,000.
- Penthouse from $22,999 – prepaid price of $20,700.
Jan 15, 2023- Jan 26, 2023
- Veranda from $21,199 – prepaid price of $19,080.
- Panorama sold out
- Penthouse Sold out
FEB 6 – FEB 17, 2023 – A LGBTQA Take over cruise with myself & 65 friends
- Veranda from $16,199 – prepaid price of $14,580
- Panorama from $20,999 – prepaid price of $18,900
- Penthouse from $22,999 – prepaid price of $20,700
Nov 17, 2023- Nov 28, 2023 or Dec 9 – Dec 20, 2023
- Veranda from $9,999 – prepaid price of $9000
- Panorama from $18,999 – prepaid price of $17,100
- Penthouse from $21,999 – prepaid price of $19,080.
January 8 2024 – Jan 21, 2024 or JAN 30 – FEB 12, 2024
- Veranda from $14,999 – prepaid price of $13,500.
- Panorama from 25,999 – prepaid price of $23,400.
- Penthouse from 28,999 – prepaid price of $26,100.
Jan 20, 2024 – Jan 31, 2024 or Feb 11 – Feb 2024
- Veranda from $11,999 – prepaid price of $10,800
- Panorama from $20,999 – – prepaid price of $18,900
- Penthouse from $23,999– prepaid price of $21,600.
If you cannot afford to pay in full today, you do have an option of placing a 20% fully refundable deposit. The deposit is fully refundable until 120 day before the sailing. You can cancel for any reason. If you go this route, your final payment is due 90 days before sailing. And even if you prepaid, everything is refundable until 120 days before sailing.
Explore South Georgia and Falklands
Longer Antarctica expeditions which visit South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands are also available. These itineraries also include travel to Antarctica peninsula. These Antarctica expeditions begin at $27,999 for a 21-day sailing, before additional savings and discounts. Additional options are included with other ports of call in South America. Such cruises to Buenos Aires and Brazil can be added too for additional combination cruise savings. We can help you customize your travel to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
The best part of these longer journeys is the guarantee of experiencing King penguin colonies and the 8 species of penguins found in Antarctica. While nearly all trips to Antarctica will see penguins, those to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia are extra special. Penguin colonies are the largest here and do not disappoint. Also the longer expeditions travel into the Weddell sea towards snow hill island as weather and ice permits. This increases the likelihood of finding the largest penguin of all, the majestic emperor penguin!
For the 21-day voyages, you will have more time to look for penguins and other rare animals. Weather and ice dependent the ship may even make it to snow hill island, home to the Emperor penguin. There are solo emperor penguins that are often seen on the sea ice, especially in the earlier part of the Antarctic season, and Seabourn always makes a point to look for them.
If you decide to do the 21-day voyage and are really interested in penguins, aside from the chance of an emperor, you would see:
- Magellanic penguins
- Rockhopper penguins
- Macaroni penguins
- King penguins
- Adélie penguins
- Chinstrap penguins
- Gentoo penguins
Antarctica Seabourn Cruise Details
The Seabourn Venture and Pursuit are both brand new ultra-luxury polar class vessels. These Antarctica Seabourn cruise ships are much smaller than the more well known Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Encore ships. Instead of hosting 500+ guests, Seabourn’s new Antarctica expedition ships hold a maximum of 264 people.
Both Seabourn’s Venture and Pursuit expedition ships boast 6 dining rooms and bars areas. The cruise ship also has a rare polar heated pool and several hot tubs, all built specifically for small tours and frigid environments. The expedition cruises are small compared to the larger ships you’ll find in the Caribbean or Alaska, but this allows for a more intimate experience. Not to mention, smaller ships are required if you want to land and walk/hike Antarctica.
Exploring Antarctica with Seabourn
All Seabourn expeditions are landing expedition cruises. Meaning you will get off the cruise ship daily. Explore the white continent by zodiacs. Spend each day walking and exploring the white continent by foot and zodiac. Under international agreements, ships with more than 500 passengers are restricted from landing sites. Since the Seabourn Venture and Pursuit hold less than 500 people, unlike the Seabourn Odyssey or Encore, you’ll be able to get off the cruise ship. There is also enough Zodiacs for each passenger to simultaneously disembark and explore the waters with an expedition leader.
Shore excursions to the Antarctic peninsula for wildlife viewing and interaction with a penguin colony is one of the highlights of the journey. Small ships create these once in a lifetime opportunities to see some of the rarest sights in the world.
With Seabourn, all zodiac tours are included in the cost of the ship and are the primarily daily activity, happening several times a day. Weather condition dependent, you will explore Antarctica by Zodiac. Seabourn’s newest director of expedition has 13 years’ experience in expeditions. Coming from Lindblad Expeditions, Jen is helping reimagine Seabourn’s Antarctica expedition program. You can look forward to close encounters with animals along with sailing alongside icebergs larger than the ship in the Weddell sea. Zodiacs will take passengers to shore for short hikes and exploration of the 7th continent.
Each Zodiac will have a naturalist/expedition leader who will answer questions and educate passengers. Back on the ship, additional naturalists are ready to educate and answer questions. There are other onboard activities which include the famous polar plunge and daily educational seminars. Plus, music, entertainment and of course, Seabourn luxury 5 star service with their nearly 1:1 staff to guest ratio.
Added Seabourn Cruise extras
Each Antarctica cruise also starts off with complimentary add-ons. The Antarctica cruise includes a night at a luxury hotel in central Buenos Aires where you are free to explore the South American capital ($329 value) and airport transfer to the charter flight between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia (port of call). The charter flight to and from Ushuaia is part of the fare (~$900 savings per person). Each passenger also receives a Helly Hansen winter jacket (~$250 value). Also note, with Seabourn Wifi, all dining options, gratuities, and alcohol and other beverages are included in the costs of the sailing. Enjoy true all inclusive cruising.
Unlike other cruise lines, a Seabourn cruise includes nearly everything in the cost. On Seabourn there are only a few extra costs. For example there are only two excursions which are not complementary. You can add an Antarctica submarine excursion exploring the depths of the Weddell Sea for 40 minutes in an electric sub. Or consider Kayaking in Antarctica on a guided Antarctica Kayak adventure. Otherwise enjoy multiple daily complimentary Antarctic zodiac and landing excursions.
Visit Antarctica in November
November is when most cruise lines kick off their Antarctica season. See Antarctica when the snow is still fresh and the penguins are resting atop unexplored snowbanks. Beating the rest of the tourists and scientist to Antarctica. Visiting in November is fantastic for penguin viewing. The days start to lengthen and penguin chicks start to hatch. As you sail to Antarctica watch out for the beautiful spring wildflowers which are blooming on the sub Antarctic islands, and albatrosses, petrels and other seabirds can be spotted over the Drake Passage.
A Seabourn Cruise to Antarctica in December
December is arguably the best month to visit Antarctica. Temperatures warm up to some of the hottest of the year, and as the summer solstice arrives, so does the long hours of daylight and wildlife active everywhere. Enjoy 22-23 hours of daylight. Typically, December is also the most expensive time to visit, but this changes in 2023 thanks for inaugural seasonal pricing on the Seabourn Pursuit. December also brings a ton of wildlife highlights include migrating whales and seal pups season. Bird viewing remains high as many birds seek their mate for spring time.
Peak Season is January
Summer is in full swing and Peak season continues in Antarctica. The sun is up nearly 24 hours, giving plenty of opportunity for wildlife sightings. By January penguin chicks are getting larger and seals and whales sightings are abundant. Weather tends to be slightly warmer and more predictable. Cruises in January tend to be the most expensive due to being the most sought after time to visit.
Wrap up Antarctica in February
Whale lovers rejoice! In February, keep your eyes peeled for humpback, sperm, minke, southern right and orca whales. Animals are in full abundance as well including late hatching penguin chicks along with Fur seals and their seal pups. Summer and cruising in Antarctica is winding down, but still enjoy 21+ hours of sunlight and typically good weather.
Visiting Antarctica is a once in a lifetime experience. Most people will never have the opportunity to travel to Antarctica, but you can be one of the lucky few who will. With the rapid ice melt it’s only a matter of time until Antarctica is off limits to cruising and tourism. I personally am more than excited for my first trip to Antarctica. After years of waiting and researching, I’m finally going! You too can go and secure an amazing price. This is the 2nd time I’ve wrote about this rare Antarctica deal and it’s now mostly gone. I do ask, that since you found this deal via me, please consider booking via myself and Scott & Thomas. If Seabourn isn’t for you, don’t worry. We can also book you with other travel operators. Reach out and let us find the perfect Antarctica sailing for you.