Antarctica is a life changing experience that I think everyone should experience. Its coastline and mountains are more dynamic than anything I’ve seen from Alaska to Norway and makes the glaciers of the Alps, New Zealand and Argentina seem small. Plus, wildlife lovers rejoice as there is an abundance of beautiful land, air, and sea creatures to keep your camera clicking and everyone engaged in the sheer beauty of the white continent. Now you too can experience the 7th continent and mark the trip off your bucket list through Swan Hellenic limited time deal.
Explore Antarctica and the polar region in 5 star luxury for just $6,499 per person. Nearly the same price as Hurtigrutens recent BOGO sale, yet on a smaller, more intimate, and nicer ship.
Antarctica Cruise Deals
The Antarctica cruise deal with Swan Hellenic is only available to those who place a booking or hold for this before July 7, 2023 for the 2023 – 2024 season with an approved agent. The cruise offer is for sailings between Nov 6 and Feb 24 and start as low as $6,499 per person in an ocean view room. Or upgrade for just $1,000 to a larger room with a balcony. I personally would HIGHLY recommend a balcony room, as you never want to miss a moment when they announce whales or other wildlife off the side of the ship.
Solo travelers only pay a 25% supplement. Making this the BEST deal for solo travelers too!
The following expedition dates are on sale at the best rates of the season.
|Ship||Departure||Arrival||Ocean View Standard||Ocean View Sale||Balcony Standard||Balcony Sale|
|SH Vega||24-Nov-23||3-Dec-23||Sold out||$7,499|
|SH Vega||15-Feb-24||24-Feb-24||Sold out||$7,999|
You can see the full itinerary here. Each one is an Antarctic Peninsula Discovery expedition with 4 full days in Antarctica, and if the weather is good, you might even get a 5th! Total time on the ship is 9 nights. Expect 1-2 days to cross the Drake Passage and the rest of the time exploring.
Each expedition includes one night in a hotel in Buenos Aires. This means you need to arrive in Buenos Aires one day before the listed departure on the table. Your expedition includes airport pick up and transfer, 1 night in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Buenos Aires, and then transfer back to the airport on the listed departure date for a charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. After the cruise, you will also have transportation and charter flights back to Buenos Aires.
This is an amazing sale because not only is it great for a last minute cruise to travel to Antarctica, but it’s not only during shoulder season, but peak season too. Choose November for thick and amazing sea ice or later in the season for Penguins and whale watching. No matter when you go, you can enjoy great hikes, walking on the beautiful landscapes, and sea kayaking.
What’s Included on a Swan Hellenic Antarctic Expedition
I can be the first to attest that Swan Hellenic cruises are fabulous and have amazing personalized service. I had the opportunity to sail on the SH Diana’s inaugural voyage in May 2023. The food in the dining room was the best I’ve ever had at sea thanks to the partnership with JRE Jeunes restaurateurs.
The SH Diana and SH Vega are very similar and both polar ice class expedition ships from the Helsinki shipyard. Both have extra large stabilizers making the crossing of the Drake passage easy. Plus both ships boat tons of comfort items such as a pool bar and grill, outdoor hot tubs, steam rooms and sauna, in room fireplaces.
The Diana is slightly larger though with 192 guests whereas the Vega only has 152. Both ships boast a staffing capacity of 1 staff member to every 1.25 guests. The best in the industry, only matched by Explora, who doesn’t travel to Antarctica. No matter what ship you’re on you will be joined by a dedicated team of expedition leaders and naturalists and will enjoy daily lectures, making this an all around perfect expedition.
Swan Hellenic also has all inclusive pricing on every Antarctic cruise. The price you pay includes tons of extra and they do not charge you for extras. Every cruise also comes with the following addons, all included in the fare every time.
- Regional flights to the port of embarkation and/or disembarkation (Between BUE-USH)
- Group return transfers from the airport to the cruise port (via our included accommodation where applicable)
- One-night pre-cruise accommodation with breakfast in a 4/5-star hotel or onboard
- All meals onboard
- Professional photographer & video of your expedition
- 24-hour room service
- Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and selected alcoholic beverages available 24 hours per day. Select includes makers mark bourbon, stoli vodka, Hendricks gin, beer and wine.
- Lecture programs by our experienced expedition team and guest speakers
- Standard WiFi
- Onboard gratuities and port taxes
- One complimentary selected shore excursion/expedition activity per port of call.
- Branded Swan Hellenic expedition parka and use of rubber boots in
- Complimentary Zodiac cruising expeditions
- Complimentary in room mini bar
If you are looking for a luxury expedition or Cruises to Antarctica on a small ship cruise line, then Swan Hellenic is for you. Swan Hellenic ships are all around beautiful and have all the modern comforts onboard. These last minute cruise deals to Antarctica are currently the best deal in the industry. You are not going to find all inclusive cruising on a small luxury 5 star ship anywhere else at this price point. Even the 30% off deal I have with National Geographic Expeditions in November and December begins at twice these prices.
This expedition cruise sale is only available until July 7. Do not delay. Contact Scott & Thomas travel, as these are exclusive prices which are not available anywhere else.