Seabourn says that its guests aboard Seabourn Quest will have the opportunity to visit and explore some of the most beautiful and interesting sites on the Antarctic continent and islands on Seabourn’s four “Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia” voyages.
Seabourn President Richard Meadows said Seabourn Quest Captain Bjarne Larsen and Expedition Leader Robin West had developed a wish-list of top landing sites for guests, adding, “I’m excited to say that our team’s cumulative years of experience and invaluable know how have resulted in an outstanding menu of options to create an unforgettable Antarctic adventure.”
He also said that the aim of Seabourn’s selections is to offer their guests as full and comprehensive a range as possible of experiences available to Antarctic visitors, including opportunities to view different species of penguins, seals and whales; visit sites of historical and geological interest; gain first-hand insights into regional scientific research; see a variety of types of ice features and enjoy scenic cruising of spectacular waterways and passages.
Seabourn is also planning guests will have an opportunity for a landing in a different location each day over the five days in Antarctica, with the schedule on each cruise varying and dependent on weather and ice conditions.
The Seabourn Quest three 21-day voyages will begin on November 20, 2013, between Valparaíso, Santiago Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina, including days exploring the Chilean coast and fjords, Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, the breathtaking Torres del Paine National Park, Cape Horn, the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, Montevideo and five days of cruising and landings on the Antarctic Continent . A 24-day version, departing December 11, 2013, replaces the Falkland/Malvinas with a rare visit to the sub-Antarctic wildlife Eden of South Georgia Island.
John Alwyn-Jones ETBNews’ Cruise Expert, Editor and Correspondent