Система Orphus
Currency:
RUB
In Russian
+7 495 800-8-800
Request a call
Mon-Fri: 10:00-20:00
Sat: 12:00-16:00
UTC+3:00
A mysterious continent of ice
A mysterious continent of ice

Journey to Antarctica

Most popular
A mysterious continent of ice
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
6 y.o.
Group size
to 114 person
Duration
12 days

Accommodation during the trip

10 nights
1 night

Languages

EN
guide
Start date
29 November 2020
  • 29 November 2020
  • 18 December 2020
  • 27 December 2020
  • 17 February 2021
  • 10 November 2021
  • 20 December 2021
  • 29 December 2021
  • 8 February 2022
  • 18 February 2022
End date:
10 December 2020
571 186 RUB

Antarctica is the last continent of the Earth which was discovered. The human presence here is minimal, that's way numerous penguins, whales and seabirds are almost not afraid of guests and let you approach them at a very close distance. Just imagine what impressions and photos you will bring from this journey.

Most popular
A mysterious continent of ice
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
from 6 y.o.
Group size
to 114 person
Duration
12 days

Accommodation during the trip

10 nights
1 night

Languages

EN
guide
Start date
29 November 2020
  • 29 November 2020
  • 18 December 2020
  • 27 December 2020
  • 17 February 2021
  • 10 November 2021
  • 20 December 2021
  • 29 December 2021
  • 8 February 2022
  • 18 February 2022
End date:
10 December 2020
571 186 RUB

Experiences you'll have

The cruise to Antarctic Peninsula

You will travel to the South Shetland Islands and Antarctica on a comfortable ship "Sea Spirit". During daily boat trips on "Zodiacs", you will go ashore and explore the most beautiful and amazing places of this remote region.

Do you want to celebrate the New Year on the way to the southernmost continent? Choose our cruises to Antarctica, starting on December 27, 2020 and December 29, 2021.

 

The famous Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov will be a headliner of the New Year cruise to Antarctica in 2021. We advise you not to delay the booking if you want to join it.

Highlights of the cruise:

  • you will  watch humpback whales, sea leopards and seals
  • make a dozen selfies with penguins
  • go swimming in polar waters near the volcanic Deception island
  • meet with the scientists of the Bellingshausen polar station
  • send a postcard by the Antarctic post
  • learn hundreds of interesting facts about Antarctica
  • see the famous Lemaire Channel, also known as “Kodak Gap”, because every year travelers used more than 600 km of a film to take photos here
  • if desired go sea kayaking among the ice floes or stay at a campsite right on the coast of Antarctica.

 

Antarctic experts will join you in this expedition. You will also be able to communicate with the captain — the captain's bridge of "Sea Spirit" expedition ship is open to passengers.

The cost of the cruise depends on the date of the trip and the selected cabin type. Until October 31, 2020 discounts of up to 15% are available for cruises in 2021 and 2022. Look for details in the Accommodation section.

Itinerary

The starting point of the expedition is Ushuaia, where you should travel by your own. Here is the general plan of the expedition, the itinerary may vary depending on the weather and ice conditions.

Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina

You will arrive to Ushuaia — the world’s southernmost city. It is located on the coast of the Beagle Strait, just 900 km from Antarctica peninsula.

 

Upon your arrival at the airport you will be transferred to  Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa Hotel. Here you can relax in the Spa and swim in the outdoor pool, which overlooks the city and the bay.

Day 2 Embarkation in Ushuaia

In the afternoon you will be transferred to the pier. Here, you will embark the "Sea Spirit" expedition ship.

 

The scenery as you sail through the Beagle Channel on your first evening is wonderful and there is already the possibility of marine mammal encounters.

Day 3-4 Across the Drake Passage

During the passage through the Drake Strait, you will be able to meet the members of the expedition and explore the ship. We usually arrive to Antarctica in the middle of the fourth day. 

 

Expedition leaders region will lecture you and show presentations. And on the open decks you can already watch the albatrosses and, if you are lucky, whales.

Day 5-9 The Antarctic Peninsula

Upon reaching Antarctic Peninsula we take advantage of long daylight hours to exploit every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, amazing scenery, and excursions via Zodiac. If the weather is good, you will make two landings a day. Each of them lasts for 2-3 hours. In addition to landings, you will approach by boat to glaciers and icebergs. Watch sea leopards and seals, resting on the ice floes and, if you are lucky, see whales. 

 

In the Bay of Neko you can often see and hear how huge ice blocks break off from the shelf Antarctica glaciers, so icebergs are born. In the Pleno Gulf you will approach closely to the huge icebergs. On the boats you will pass through a maze of icebergs, see arches, windows and caves formed directly in the ice blocks. Learn why icebergs come in different shades of blue. 

 

In Paradise Bay you will climb to the top of the hill, offering breathtaking views of the mountains, glaciers and icebergs. 

 

You will meet with penguins almost everywhere at the islands. According to the rules, they can not be approached at a distance of less than 5 meters. However, curious penguins often follow the guests of Antarctica, trying to look into yout bag left on the shore.

 

The most beautiful mountain landscapes on the planet are waiting for you in the Lemaire Strait, also known as “Kodak Gap”.The Strait is so photogenic that, not less than 600 km of film used to be spent here by photographs every year.

 

In the Gerlache Strait whales will swim near your boat, and on the ice you will see sea leopards.

 

What about a polar swimming? Due to volcanic activity on Deception island, the water on the coast is heated and then mixed with cold areas of water. We do not promise that it will be warm, but it will definitely be fun!

Day 10-11 Back across the Drake Passage

After amazing time in Antarctica we will cross back north through the bountiful waters of the Drake Passage.

 

Presentations and workshops by the expert staff, as well as our range of onboard recreation facilities, ensure that these days at sea are not idly spent. This is also the time for our End of Voyage ceremonies including slideshow and farewell dinner.

Day 12 Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

After breakfast you will say farewell in the city of Ushuaia. There is a group transfer to the airport or to the town center if you wish to spend more time here.

Most popular
A mysterious continent of ice
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
6 y.o.
Group size
to 114 person
Duration
12 days

Accommodation during the trip

10 nights
1 night

Languages

EN
guide
Start date
29 November 2020
  • 29 November 2020
  • 18 December 2020
  • 27 December 2020
  • 17 February 2021
  • 10 November 2021
  • 20 December 2021
  • 29 December 2021
  • 8 February 2022
  • 18 February 2022
End date:
10 December 2020
571 186 RUB

Accommodation during the trip

You will travel on the expedition ship of ice class "Sea Spirit". Being small and maneuverable, it allows you to explore the most remote regions in the most comfortable conditions. Theer are a restaurant, bar, open bistro, club lounge, library, presentation room, fitness center, reception on board. The captain's bridge is also open to the public.

 

Unlike large cruise liners, during the expedition on the "Sea Spirit" you will not feel like you are in a big city with a lot of strangers. This vessel accommodates only 114 passengers, which allows for a personalized approach and excellent service. In addition, the fewer passengers on the ship, the more rich and varied the program will be.

 

The cost depends on the on a date of a cruise and type of cabin:

 

Rates for February 15-26, 2020:

  • accommodation in Triple cabin — 7895 USD
  • accommodation in Standard cabin — 10 495 USD
  • accommodation in Classic Suite — 11 195 USD
  • accommodation in Superior Suite — 11 495 USD
  • accommodation in Deluxe Suite — 12 795 USD
  • accommodation in Premium Suite — 13 695 USD
  • accommodation in Owner's Suite — 17 395 USD

 

Rates for November 29, 2020 — December 9, 2020 (cruise for 11 days):

  • accommodation in Triple cabin — 7495 USD
  • accommodation in Standard cabin — 9895 USD
  • accommodation in Classic Suite — 10 595 USD
  • accommodation in Superior Suite —10 795 USD
  • accommodation in Deluxe Suite — 11 995 USD
  • accommodation in Premium Suite — 12 995 USD
  • accommodation in Owner's Suite — 16 395 USD


Rates for  December 18-28, 2020 (cruise for 11 days):

  • accommodation in Triple cabin — 9095 USD
  • accommodation in Standard cabin — 12 095 USD
  • accommodation in Classic Suite — 12 995 USD
  • accommodation in Superior Suite —13 195 USD
  • accommodation in Deluxe Suite — 14 695 USD
  • accommodation in Premium Suite — 15 795 USD
  • accommodation in Owner's Suite — 19 995 USD

 

New Year cruise on December, 27, 2020 — January, 7, 2021:

  • accommodation in Triple cabin — 10 095 USD
  • accommodation in Standard cabin — 13 395 USD
  • accommodation in Classic Suite — 14 295 USD
  • accommodation in Superior Suite —14 595 USD
  • accommodation in Deluxe Suite — 16 295 USD
  • accommodation in Premium Suite — 17 495 USD
  • accommodation in Owner's Suite — 22 095 USD

 

Rates for February, 17-28, 2021:

  • accommodation in Triple cabin — 8295 USD
  • accommodation in Standard cabin — 10 995 USD
  • accommodation in Classic Suite — 11 795 USD
  • accommodation in Superior Suite — 11 995 USD
  • accommodation in Deluxe Suite — 13 395 USD
  • accommodation in Premium Suite — 14 395 USD
  • accommodation in Owner's Suite — 18 195 USD

 

Rates for November, 10-20, 2021, December 20-30, 2021 (cruise for 11 days). Until October 31, 2020 discounts of up to 15% are available:

  • accommodation in Triple cabin — 9095 8186 USD
  • accommodation in Standard cabin — 12 095 10 886 USD
  • accommodation in Classic Suite — 12 995 11 696 USD
  • accommodation in Superior Suite — 13 195 11 216 USD
  • accommodation in Deluxe Suite — 14 695 12 491 USD
  • accommodation in Premium Suite — 15 795 13 426 USD
  • accommodation in Owner's Suite — 19 995 16 996 USD

 

New Year cruise on December 29, 2021 — January, 9, 2022. Until October 31, 2020 discounts of up to 15% are available:

  • accommodation in Triple cabinе — 10 095 9086 USD
  • accommodation in Standard cabin — 13 395 12 056 USD
  • accommodation in Classic Suite — 14 395 12 956 USD
  • accommodation in Superior Suite — 14 695 12 491 USD
  • accommodation in Deluxe Suite — 16 295 13 851 USD
  • accommodation in Premium Suit» — 17 595 14 956 USD
  • accommodation in Owner's Suit — 22 195 18 866 USD

 

Rates for February, 8-19, 2022, February, 18 — March, 1, 2022. Until October 31, 2020 discounts of up to 15% are available:

  • accommodation in Triple cabin — 9095 8186 USD
  • accommodation in Standard cabin — 12 095 10 886 USD
  • accommodation in Classic Suite — 12 995 11 696 USD
  • accommodation in Superior Suite — 13 195 11 216 USD
  • accommodation in Deluxe Suite — 14 695 12 491 USD
  • accommodation in Premium Suite — 15 795 13 426 USD
  • accommodation in Owner's Suite — 19 995 16 996 USD

 

Types of cabins:

 

Triple  cabin 

Averaging 21 square metres/226 square feet, this stateroom has two twins and a comfortable sofa bed. The twins also convert to a King, if desired. Located on Oceanus Deck, these suites have a picture window, two wardrobes and en suite facilities. Amenities include: in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control, and hair dryer.

 

Standard cabin

Averaging 23 square metres/248 square feet, these cabins are equipped with either two twins or a King Size bed. They are located on the Main Deck with a minimum of two portholes for exterior views. Amenities include: en suite facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD individual temperature control and hair dryer.

 

Classic Suite

Averaging 21 square metres/226 square feet, these cabins are located on the Oceanus Deck. They feature a picture window, two wardrobes and a choice of either two twin beds or a King Size bed. Amenities include: en suite facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control and hair dryer.

 

Superior Suite 

Superior Suites are located on the Club Deck. Averaging 20 square metres/ 215 square feet, these cabins feature two twin beds or a King Size bed. The picture window overlooks an outside walkway on the Club Deck. Amenities include: en suite facilities, walk-in closet or wardrobe, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control, hair dryer.

 

Deluxe Suite

The Deluxe Suites with balconies are located on the Sports Deck. Averaging 24 square metres/ 258 square feet means plenty of room. Choose from either two twin beds or a King Size bed. A sliding glass door leads to a private balcony. These suites feature a walk-in closet or wardrobe. Amenities include en suite facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control, and a hair dryer.

 

Premium Suite 

Averaging 30 square metres, this cabin has two single or one double bed, wardrobe/closet, bathroom, safe, fridge, satellite telephone, TV, individual climate control and a balcony separated from the living area by a sliding glass door.

 

Owner's Suite 

The cabin area is 43 square metres. It has a separate sleeping area: double bed and convertible sofa; living room area; wardrobe/closet, bathroom with Jacuzzi, safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone, HD plasma TV, Bose stereo system, individual climate control, as well as a terrace on the deck separated from the living area by sliding glass door.

Call friends!

Common questions

+ Maximize Minimize

Can I take part +

There are no specific physical requirements for travel in polar regions. However, the purchased expedition cruise is a cruise to the remote region of the world on a ship which, at times, may be in rough seas. Please also note that there is no specialized medical assistance available in these regions. Passengers with certain medical/health issues may not be appropriate for this type of expedition and are advised to exercise appropriate caution. Our medical information form lists a number of these conditions.

Can children participate in the cruise +

Children aged from 6 to 11 years old can participate in the cruise. The cost of the cruise for children of such age will be 3000 USD per person (accommodation in a double cabin on an additional place).

On-board language +

All voyages are conducted in English and German. For groups of passengers speaking other languages, Operator recruits multi-lingual staff members, who assist the passengers during briefings and lectures. Staff varies from voyage to voyage; please check when booking.

Are there any limitations +

Passengers are not permitted to bring or have onboard any pets or animals, firearms, flammable or hazardous items, controlled or prohibited substances or drugs, contraband or items prohibited by any country or port to be visited.

Additional options +

1. Antarctica camping:

The cost: 285 USD per person

 

If you’re looking for an unforgettable way to expand your experience on the White Continent, then Antarctica Camping may be the perfect choice for you. This optional activity is your unique opportunity to meet Antarctica on its own terms by spending a night out on the snow and ice! 

 

2. Kayaking:

The cost: 795 USD per person

 

The protected and picturesque waters of the Antarctic Peninsula offer the best sea kayaking opportunities in Antarctica. You will have the opportunity to paddle through tranquil waters filled with glittering icebergs and proposing penguins while surrounded by magnificent glaciers and mountains. 

 

All these additional options require an advance booking.

Booking

Most popular

A mysterious continent of ice

Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
from 6 y.o.
Group size
to 114 person
Duration
12 days

Accommodation during the trip

10 nights
1 night

Languages

EN
guide
571 186 RUB
What's included in the price:
  • shipboard accommodation (10 nights)

  • 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia (with breakfast)

  • group transfer from the airport to the hotel on a day prior to departure, group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation and group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation

  • all meals on board throughout the voyage, tea and coffee station 24 hours daily, Welcome and Farewell cocktails

  • all scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions)

  • leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader and Expedition Team

  • pre-departure materials, digital Voyage Log

  • branded parka, rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise

  • all port fees

Extra charge:
  • airfare to Ushuaia

  • medical insurance including evacuation and repatriation (minimum coverage not less than 150 000 USD)

  • personal expenses onboard: bar, laundry and communication (telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail service)

  • tips to stewards and other service personnel on the ship (optional)

  • sea kayaking (+795 USD pp, requires an advance booking)

  • camping (+285 USD pp, 1 night, requires an advance booking) 

  • visa and passport fees (if applicable)

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • shipboard accommodation (10 nights)

  • 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia (with breakfast)

  • group transfer from the airport to the hotel on a day prior to departure, group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation and group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation

  • all meals on board throughout the voyage, tea and coffee station 24 hours daily, Welcome and Farewell cocktails

  • all scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions)

  • leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader and Expedition Team

  • pre-departure materials, digital Voyage Log

  • branded parka, rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise

  • all port fees

  • airfare to Ushuaia

  • medical insurance including evacuation and repatriation (minimum coverage not less than 150 000 USD)

  • personal expenses onboard: bar, laundry and communication (telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail service)

  • tips to stewards and other service personnel on the ship (optional)

  • sea kayaking (+795 USD pp, requires an advance booking)

  • camping (+285 USD pp, 1 night, requires an advance booking) 

  • visa and passport fees (if applicable)

29 Nov 2020, Sun — 10 Dec 2020, Thu
571 186 RUB
18 Dec 2020, Fri — 29 Dec 2020, Tue
693 120 RUB
27 Dec 2020, Sun — 7 Jan 2021, Thu
769 329 RUB
Best price
guarantee
Customized
tours
Discounts for
regular clients
Easy booking
and payments

Testimonials

Luka Gomulsky
Luka Gomulsky 20 Марта 2019

I have been dreaming about traveling to Antarctica for more than 10 years. It was necessary for many conditions to come together: an inter-work break comes in the winter (summer in the Shouthern Hemisphere), someone would be able to look after my old parents,availability on board on the expedition. Everything coincided in February 2019, - and the dream came true !!! The impression of the expedition is fantastic. Everything was for 5 stars - absolutely everything: hotels in Argentina, service on board of Sea Spirit vessel, team qualifications (and this is the main condition!), - zoologists, historians, iceberg specialists, - all of the highest qualifications and the highest level of friendliness! This is the most unforgettable journey of my life, and I have already visited more than hundred countries. The next tour is probably to the Moon. Better to the Mars, maybe ... If you arn't ready being going to Antarctica yet, then we're coming to you right now! ;)