Seabourn is well-known for their far reaching and exotic itineraries, and they’ve just announced some exciting news. The line will be voyaging to Antarctica beginning in November 2013, with their ship the Seabourn Quest making four 21- to 24-day voyages sailing between Valpara├¡so, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The addition of these new itineraries will expand Seabourn’s sailings to all seven continents.
The all-suite Seabourn Quest will cruise the Chilean coast, past glaciers, peaks and channels of the Chilean Fjords. The route will also include a transit of the Beagle Channel and its Glacier Alley.
Seabourn Quest will then cruise by Cape Horn (weather permitting) bound for the Southern Ocean. The ship will spend five days in Antarctica, landing in smaller inflatable boats to experience the cold beauty of the continent. Scientists, naturalists and lecturers from various arenas will speak on board, as well as accompanying passengers ashore to provide more information and insight.
During the South Atlantic portion of the voyage, guests will visit Port Stanley (Falkland Islands), and Montevideo, (Uruguay), en route to or from Buenos Aires.
The 24-day holiday version also includes two days exploring the sub-Antarctic environment of South Georgia Island, home a variety of seabirds, as well as breeding elephant and fur seals.
If you’re interested, take action now! Seabourn’s new Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia sailings go on sale Sept. 4, 2012, for the sailings beginning in November 2013.