Grand cruise from Cape Town to Ushuaia across Antarctica on a luxury liner: Antarctica, South Georgia and remote Tristan da Cunha

Antarctica + South Georgia + Tristan da Cunha

November 13 - December 3, 2024
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South Africa

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Voyage across the southern Atlantic on this epic Southern Atlantic & Antarctic Islands Discovery cruise on board our boutique ship that takes you places few have been before. Starting in South Africa, you have plenty of time at sea to sit back and relax before visiting some of the world's most remote islands in Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island. Taking in the sights of Antarctica, as well as South Georgia, you will visit beaches crammed with penguins which will stir the emotions. The exceptional landscape and incredible wildlife encounters make your voyage the ultimate Southern Atlantic trip, leaving you few places left to visit on your bucket list.

Antarctica in elegance of a brand-new luxury polar-class expedition cruise ship


Dates: November 13 - December 3, 2024

Duration: 21 days/ 20 nights

Cost per person (double accommodation):

Cabin with balcony, 28 sq. m from $9,980
Junior Suite, 32 sq. m $12,980
Suite, 44 sq. m - $13,680
Premium Suite, 47 sq. m - $15,080

The cost of the cabin may change. About the availability and current cost, check with the manager. Description of the cabins you can find below in the end of this page.

Estimated cost of a flight to Cape Town: €800 - 1000.

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Day 1, November 13, 2024. CAPE TOWN

Starting our epic transatlantic journey with one of the most spectacular city sceneries in Africa . Domiated by Table Mountain , Cape town is a cosmopolitan city with plenty of nearby splendid vineyards , wonderful harbour fronts and surprising restaurants where one can indulge on the delicious seafood

Accommodation: cabin on SH Diana
Meals Included: No

Day 2 - 5, November 14 - 17, 2024. DAY AT SEA

Sea days are rarely dull. Take the time to sit back and let the world go by. The ship's observation decks provide stunning views of the passing ocean. A day at sea gives you the opportunity to mingle with other passengers and share your experiences of this incredible trip or head to our library which is stocked full of reference books. Get an expert's view in one of our on-board lectures or perhaps perfect your photography skills with invaluable advice from our onboard professional photographers.

Accommodation: cabin on SH Diana
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Days 6, November 18, 2024. TRISTAN DA CUNHA

With barely 250 permanent inhabitants, Tristan da Cunha is far from the beaten path. The island teems with wildlife such as Northern rockhopper penguins, the endangered Tristan Albatross and sea lions while the surrounding upwellings attract vast numbers of Whales and Dolphins.

Accommodation: cabin on SH Diana
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Days 7 - 10, November 19 - 22, 2024. DAY AT SEA

Days at sea are the perfect chance to relax, unwind and do whatever takes your fancy. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, trying to spot a whale from the deck, reading a chapter or two, or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to the green days spent exploring on land.

Accommodation: cabin on SH Diana
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11 and 12, November 23 and 24, 2024. SOUTH GEORGIA

Often called the "Galapagos of the Poles", South Georgia has a number of landing sites where you get up close to half a million king penguins or three million breeding pairs of macaroni penguins, making up the largest population in the world. If you are lucky you will also see harrumphing elephant seals - from a distance! We also visit Grytviken, the historic whaling station where legendary British explorer Ernest Shackleton (1874–1922) is buried.

Accommodation: cabin on SH Diana
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 13 and 14, November 25 and 26, 2024. DAY AT SEA

Today as you sail, you'll bask in the endless comforts of your ship. From the deck, marvel at the dramatic sea views. Relax with a nurturing facial treatment or massage in the spa or delve into the ship's learning resources. Or, simply take refuge in your cabin and enjoy the opportunity to rest.

Accommodation: cabin on SH Diana
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 15 - 18, November 27 and 30, 2024. ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

Among captivating glaciers, majestic icebergs and snowy islands, the Antarctic Peninsula is where most visitors to the White Continent will live out their Antarctica dream. The Antarctic Peninsula, the most accessible area of the continent, hosts several scientific bases and some of the most interesting wildlife scenery, such as the extremely photogenic Lemaire Channel. Shore excursions might include Petermann Island, where among Adelie penguins, blue-eyed shags and skuas, huge, lumbering elephant seals haul out.

Accommodation: cabin on SH Diana
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 19 - 20, December 1 - 2, 2024. DAY AT SEA

Spend your day at sea enjoying your boutique 5-star ship. Treat yourself to a spa day, attend an expert-led onboard lecture or enjoy the ocean views from the deck or the comfort of our Observation Lounge.

Accommodation: cabin on SH Diana
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 21, December 3, 2024. USHUAIA

Nestled in the foothills of the snow-capped Martial Range, Ushuaia's colourful streets and mismatched buildings cascade from the imposing mountains before coming to an abrupt halt at the shores of the Beagle Channel. As one of the world's southernmost cities, Ushuaia carries its 'end of the world' reputation well. The moody weather and dramatic surroundings certainly help. Board your boutique ship before departing for your journey through one of the most captivating wilderness regions of the world.

Accommodation: cabin on SH Diana
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

* Please do not purchase tickets without prior approval from us.

** Attention! This is a journey to a remote, inaccessible region. All activities during the cruise depend on ice and weather conditions and are determined by the expedition leader and captain. The actual course of the expedition may differ from the declared one. Meetings with the declared representatives of the animal world are not guaranteed.

SH Diana
A new-generation polar-class ice-strengthened expedition cruise ship
SH Diana is a true luxury floating boutique hotel amidst the Antarctic Ocean.
Amenities offered on board include an open-air infinity pool overlooking the ocean and icebergs, fine dining restaurants offering specials from acclaimed chefs, an open observation deck, SPA
Available in all cabins:
  • Interactive TV
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning system
  • Pillow Menu
  • Hair dryer Babyliss
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Coffee machine
  • Service 24/7
  • 24-hour self-service laundry on deck
      • Cabin with window
        Area 19 sq.m. Maximum capacity 2 people
        5 cabins with a window are additionally equipped with a sofa and have a max. capacity 4 people.

      • Cabin with balcony
        Area 28 sq.m., including a panoramic balcony of 6 sq.m. Maximum capacity 2 people
      • Suit
        The area is 44 sq.m., including a panoramic balcony of 12 sq.m. Maximum capacity 4 people.
        Up to 5 people are allowed upon request.
        The suite can be combined with a cabin with a balcony, while the total area of the two combined cabins will be 72 m2.
        The bedroom is fitted with a Superking bed.
      Cost includes:

      • Regional flights to the port of embarkation and/or disembarkation (ONLY available for Antarctica cruises starting or ending in Ushuaia, Arctic cruises starting and ending in Longyearbyen and Kangerlussuaq)
      • Group return transfers from the airport to the cruise port (via our included accommodation where applicable)
      • One night pre-cruise accommodation with breakfast in a 4/5-star hotel or onboard
      • All meals onboard
      • Onboard accommodation in a stateroom selected category
      • 24-hour room service
      • Coffee, tea, soft drinks and selected alcoholic beverages available 24-hours per day
      • Lecture programmes by our experienced expedition team and guest speakers
      • One selected shore excursion/expedition activities per port of call (Kayak not included, bookable for a fee on board)
      • Branded Swan Hellenic expedition parka and use of rubber boots in Polar Regions
      • Standard WiFi

      Cost excludes (to be additionally paid):

      • International flight to Cape Town an return flight from Buenos Aires;
      • Compulsory health insurance;
      • Travel insurance;
      • Private Zodiac Boat Tours & Kayaking During the Cruise
      • Alcoholic beverages of premium brands,
      • Spa and beauty services, laundry services, shopping at retail stores on board

      To take with:
      !The temperature ranges from -2 degrees Celsius to 5 degrees Celsius. The Ross Sea can be significantly colder, with temperatures dropping to -20 degrees Celsius.
      Get ready for temperatures of -5 degrees Celsius, but cold winds will make the weather feel cooler.

      • Shoes and clothing for arrival and departure cities;
      • Waterproof (necessarily!);
      • A wool jumper or fleece jacket;
      • A bodywarmer or sweatshirt;
      • Two sets of thermal underwear;
      • A turtleneck jumper and a shirt;
      • One or two t-shirts;
      • Jeans or other comfortable trousers;
      • Sports clothing for the onboard fitness centre;
      • Swimwear for visiting the spa and pool;
      • Two pairs of mittens, gloves, and glove liners;
      • A warm windproof hat;
      • A warm shawl or scarf;
      • A balaclava;
      • Warm socks (several pairs);
      • Comfortable, moisture-resistant boots with ribbed soles (hiking boots);
      • Trainers or comfortable shoes that make you feel comfortable on board;
      • Waterproof backpack for shore drop-offs;
      • A waterproof, airtight case for your camera and other electronic gear;
      • UV-protective sunglasses;
      • Sunscreen for face and lips, and hand cream;
      • Camera, extra memory cards and flash drives, removable batteries, and lenses;
      • Laptop or tablet for uploading photos;
      • Charges for electronics, adapters, and power banks as required;
      • An extra pair of eyeglasses;
      • Medical supplies prescribed by your doctor, with a few extra days to spare
      • Documents

      For shore excursions and landings on the Zodiacs, you have been provided with:
      • Swan Hellenic Expeditions warm waterpoof and windproof parka (you can take it home as a souvenir)
      • Water bottle
      • Life vest
      • Muck Boot Rainboots
      Тур в

      The best season: January - February

      The choice of travel dates is not accidental - this period accounts for the most comfortable weather of the Antarctic summer, the whale season, the period of nesting and the appearance of penguin chicks.

      • Experience incredible penguin encounters as you get up close to these polar inhabitants
      • Keep an eye out at sea for fluking whales
      • Pay homage to explorer Ernest Shackleton as we discover the island where he spent his last days
      • Take in this vast frozen wilderness as it changes colour from glassy white to turquoise and green
      • Listen to our engaging polar experts and learn tips from our on-board photographers
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