Swan Hellenic has opened bookings for its Antarctica 2024-2025 Season of Cultural Expedition Cruises on boutique 5-star ice-class ships, SH Diana and SH Vega.
Departures commence on November 13 2024 with a 20-night cruise on SH Diana from Cape Town to Ushuaia, exploring Tristan Da Cunha, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. SH Diana’s season ends with a semi-circumnavigation at the end of February 2025, returning to Cape Town over 21-nights, with a choice of nine, 10, 11, 12 and 17-night cruises from Swan Hellenic’s Antarctica Season home port, Ushuaia.
SH Vega begins her season with a 17-night cruise down the East Coast of Argentina from Buenos Aires, then out to the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula, before crossing the Drake Passage to Ushuaia. SH Vega follows this with a choice of nine, 10, 11, 12 and 13-night cultural expedition cruises from Ushuaia, sailing across the New Year and into March.
Both ships offer opportunities to explore the Antarctic Peninsula from either side, including the less-visited Weddell Sea, as well as the Falklands, South Georgia, and the South Sandwich and South Shetland Islands.
Every cruise offers multiple zodiac expeditions featuring encounters with whales, penguins, seals and many seabirds, led by seasoned guides and international experts.
Optional Citizen Science participation, a panoramic sauna, gym, wellness and beauty treatments, and gourmet dining complete the Antarctica 2024-2025 offering. swanhellenic.com