SH Minerva - 152 Guests

Antarctica Encompassed

Fulfil your dreams on this bucket-list cruise aboard our boutique expedition ship and experience epic landscapes and phenomenal wildlife on a life-changing adventure. This voyage takes you across the notorious Drake Passage straight to the frozen Antarctic Peninsula where you discover mesmerising icy scenes of both the Gerlache Strait and exceptionally beautiful Antarctic Sound. You will step ashore onto beaches crammed with penguins for fabulous photo opportunities before returning via the South Shetland Islands. This unforgettable journey will leave you with remarkable tales of how you achieved your life goal by visiting one of the most remote places on the planet.


BOOK BY 30th April,2021!

  • Free air to/from Buenos Aires (US main airports) 
  • $250 per stateroom Onboard Credit 
  • 15% deposit and final payment not due until 60 days prior
  • • Valid on new bookings only. Promotion can change at anytime and is subject to availability



     

     

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Dare to brave the notoriously rough two-day Drake Passage sea crossing
    • Compare monumental icebergs in the Gerlache Strait and Antarctic Sound as you head to the Weddell Sea
    • Get up close to hundreds of penguins as they gather in their thousands in their natural habitat
    • Keep an eye out at sea for breaching whales and huge albatross overhead
    • Listen to our engaging polar experts and learn tips from our team of experienced photographers

    DATES / RATES

    Rates are listed per person in USD
    Start DateEnd DateOceanviewBalcony D5Balcony M5Balcony D6SuitePremium Suite
    Jan 19, 2022Jan 29, 202212,20713,34714,12714,82817,09019,434
    Rates are listed per person in USD
    Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
    Oceanview
    (Mid-range)
    Balcony D6
    (High-end)
    Premium Suite
    Jan 19, 2022Jan 29, 202212,20714,82819,434


    ITINERARY

    USHUAIA
    DAY 1
    Ushuaia is the gateway to the White Continent. Found at the southernmost tip of South America in Argentinian Patagonia, the city is often described as “the End of the World”. The city’s mountain backdrop rises above the harbour and entrance to the Beagle Channel. The town itself is walkable and has a few small museums as well as pubs, restaurants and cafes - a good place to try Patagonian lamb cooked over open fire pits.

    AT SEA
    DAY 2-3
    As you cruise to your next port of call, spend the day at sea savouring the ship’s facilities and learning about your destination’s many facets from the knowledgeable onboard experts. Listen to an enriching talk, indulge in a relaxing treatment at the spa, work out in the well-equipped gym, enjoy some down- time in your cabin, share travel reminiscences with newly found friends: the options are numerous.

    ANTARCTIC SOUND
    DAY 4
    As you sail quietly past house-sized, free-floating tabular icebergs and pancake ice, you may be able to hear the sounds of creaking and popping as huge chunks break off and crash into the sea. While Gerlache Strait is filled with ice, the Antarctic Sound takes it up a notch with even more impressive bergs and ice cliffs. Possible landing points where you will meet thousands of breeding Adélie penguins include Brown Bluff and Paulet Island.

    ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
    DAY 5-7
    Among captivating glaciers, majestic icebergs and snowy islands, the Antarctic Peninsula is where most visitors to the White Continent will live out their Antarctica dream. The Antarctic Peninsula, the most accessible area of the continent, hosts several scientific bases and some of the most interesting wildlife scenery, such as the extremely photogenic Lemaire Channel. Shore excursions might include Petermann Island, where among Adelie penguins, blue-eyed shags and skuas, huge, lumbering elephant seals haul out.

    SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS
    DAY 8
    While the South Shetlands’ proximity to Antarctica makes the ice-bound sea impassable during winter (April to November), these are the first islands to see snow melt in spring (March) and the slightly warmer temperature means that the fauna is also different from what you see in Antarctica proper. As we go ashore by Zodiac, notice ferns, grasses, lichens and native flora that have more in common with Patagonia than they do with Antarctica.

    AT SEA
    DAY 9-10
    As you cruise to your next port of call, spend the day at sea savouring the ship’s facilities and learning about your destination’s many facets from the knowledgeable onboard experts. Listen to an enriching talk, indulge in a relaxing treatment at the spa, work out in the well-equipped gym, enjoy some down- time in your cabin, share travel reminiscences with newly found friends: the options are numerous.

    USHUAIA
    DAY 11
    Ushuaia is the gateway to the White Continent. Found at the southernmost tip of South America in Argentinian Patagonia, the city is often described as “the End of the World”. The city’s mountain backdrop rises above the harbour and entrance to the Beagle Channel. The town itself is walkable and has a few small museums as well as pubs, restaurants and cafes - a good place to try Patagonian lamb cooked over open fire pits.

    SH Minerva (Luxury Expedition, 152-guests)

    SH Minerva has been designed to journey to off the beaten path destinations and remote polar regions in style and comfort. The ship incorporates a PC5 ice-strengthened hull combined with extra-large stabilisers to make your journey as smooth as possible.

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    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • Return flights: Buenos Aires to Ushuaia or Santiago to Ushuaia
    • One night pre-cruise hotel accommodation with breakfast
    • Transfer from the airport to the hotel on the day prior to embarkation
    • Transfer from the hotel to the port for embarkation
    • Transfer from the port to the airport on return
    • Onboard accommodation
    • All meals onboard including room service 24 hours a day
    • Coffee, tea, soft drinks & select alcoholic beverages 24 hours a day
    • Lecture programmes by our experienced expedition team and guest speakers
    • Shore excursion programme led by our expert expedition team
    • Branded Swan Hellenic expedition parka
    • Use of rubber boots for shore landings
    • Basic WIFI (Premium WIFI available)
    • Onboard gratuities & port taxes
    • *Itineraries & prices are subject to change*

     
    
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