Trip Information

Duration
22 Days
Departs
Multiple Dates
Ship
Seabourn Quest
From
£8658
Offer
Signature Savings Event Includes Upgrades, Onboard Credit and WiFi Offers, Book by 30 April 2020

Departure Dates:

  • 2020: 29th November, 20th December
  • 2021: 13th January, 3rd, 24th February

This Expedition Includes:

  • Guidance from a highly trained Expedition Team
  • Zodiac landings in selected locations
  • Onboard enrichment programme, including a photography workshop
  • Complimentary parka and backpack

 

Expedition Highlights:

  • Visit Stanley on the Falkland Islands, home to a myriad of bird species
  • Spend six full days exploring Antarctica
  • Five days spent in Patagonia and the Chilean Fjords; one of the world’s great wildernesses

Itinerary Summary

Experience the magnificence of the fabled ‘White Continent’ and Patagonia on this 22-day Antarctica expedition aboard the luxurious Seabourn Quest.

Following an evening departure from Buenos Aires, you will spend a full day soaking up cosmopolitan Montevideo before crossing the South Atlantic Ocean, bound for the Stanley in the Falkland Islands. Upon arrival, you will have time to explore the capital independently or enjoy a tour of the island’s highlights which include a visit to Whalebone Cave and the Falkland Island’s Museum where you can learn more about the Falklands history, geography and wildlife.

After leaving Stanley, you will spend a full day at sea, heading south until you arrive in the Antarctic Peninsula where you will begin six days intensive exploration in the region. Weather permitting, there will be opportunities to visit a range of the region’s highlights including Hope Bay, Paradise Bay and King George Island, whilst also enjoying a variety of excursions both by Zodiac and on foot.

On day eleven you will leave Antarctica and head north for a two day crossing of the infamous Drake Passage, towards the world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia in Argentina. Your time in Ushuaia can be spent soaking up the city’s frontier vibrancy or joining one of the many shore excursions available, which include everything from Catamaran sailings in the Beagle Channel to 4×4 Safari trips into the nearby wilderness.

The next day Seabourn Quest will travel up through the Beagle Channel before arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile. This marks the beginning of your time exploring Patagonia and the Chilean Fjords, with stops scheduled in Castro and Puerto Montt, both of which are renowned for their natural beauty and stunning scenic backdrops. The excursions available to you in Patagonia include visiting the National Park near Castro on Chile Island or horseback riding in Puerto Montt.

After leaving Puerto Montt, you will continue to head north, up the Reloncavi Sound and into the South Pacific Ocean, where Quest will hug the Chilean coastline before making a morning arrival in Valparaiso, signalling the end of your ultimate Antarctica and Patagonia expedition.

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Day-by-Day Itinerary

  • Day 01 Buenos Aires
  • Day 02 Montevideo
  • Day 03-04 Day at Sea
  • Day 05 Stanley/Falkland Is/Islas Malvinas
  • Day 06 Day at Sea
  • Day 07-12 Antarctica
  • Day 13-14 At Sea
  • Day 15 Ushuaia
  • Day 16 Punta Arenas
  • Day 17 Scenic cruising El Brujo Glacier
  • Day 18 Chilean Fjords
  • Day 19 Castro
  • Day 20 Puerto Montt
  • Day 21 At Sea
  • Day 22 Valparaiso

About Your Ship

Seabourn Quest is a sleek, elegant vessel that has been in service since 2011. Unlike other expedition vessels, Seabourn Quest offers all the amenities that you would expect to find aboard a cruise ship, but she was designed for sailing more than just flat-calm waters. A voyage aboard Seabourn Quest will take you on an expedition sailing to Antarctica, with departures from Argentina and Chile.

Seabourn Quest’s expeditions in Antarctica and Patagonia offer daily Zodiac landings in selected locations – depending on sea and weather conditions – allowing you to get up close to some of the region’s most incredible wildlife. You might even find yourself stood atop an iceberg. Guidance and insight comes throughout the sailing from skilled expedition staff that are highly knowledgeable in the area and they will join you onboard and ashore.

Digital photography workshops are also offered, which will allow you to capture memorable moments ashore, and an Enrichment Programme will see expert guest speakers deliver lectures onboard regarding some of the most important aspects of Antarctica.

Onboard, Seabourn Quest offers ocean-view suites for up to 450-guests, making her one of the largest expedition vessels that we offer. Although large by expedition ship standards, this does not take away from the intimate atmosphere that can be found onboard.

Ninety-percent of her staterooms offer private verandas and there are 5 Owner’s Suites available. All suites and staterooms onboard feature flat-screen TV’s, Egyptian cotton sheets, Molton Brown products and fine soaps from Hermes. Collectively there are 14 accommodation grades.

Dining aboard Seabourn Quest is always an exciting culinary experience. The Restaurant is her main dining room and here guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on an open-seating basis – this allows you to dine when – and with – whomever you please. Also onboard are the Colonnade on Deck 8, Restaurant 2, The Patio Grill and 24-hour room service is also available.
Some of the noted public areas aboard Seabourn Quest include the Retreat, a multi-use area with 2 shuffleboard courts and a 9-hole contoured putting green. The Observation Bar, which offers stunning panoramic views. The Spa at Seabourn – the largest spa facility on any luxury cruise ship, with six treatment rooms, a thermal area, sauna and steam rooms, salon and a Thai massage area.

Seabourn Quest also offers a Pool Patio with swimming pools and whirlpool spas, Patio Bar, several boutiques, Card Room, Grand Salon (the ships main showroom offering expert lectures, cooking demonstrations and movies), casino and self-service launderettes.

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