Antarctic Cruise Season to be an Exceptional One for Poseidon Expeditions

The Sea Spirit (The image refers the ship under charter at Quark Expeditions)Poseidon Expeditions’ 2017-18 Antarctic season is off to a successful start with the completion of its first voyage of the austral summer, which explored the Falkland Islands and remote South Georgia.

For the first time, the company has also added packages that allow guests to spend several days in Buenos Aires and the spectacular and world-renowned wine region of Mendoza either before or after their cruise to Antarctica.

Poseidon Expeditions, which focuses on remote polar cruise exploration in the high latitudes, offers cruises from October through February in the Southern Ocean. Since taking over operations of the 114-passenger expedition ship Sea Spirit in May 2015, Poseidon Expeditions have led more than 20 successful expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

“This season is shaping up to be an exceptional one for our company,” said Nikolay Saveliev, president of Poseidon Expeditions. “We are at 95% occupancy for the current season, with just a few cabins remaining for the late-booking crowd.”

“Our industry travel partners as well as prospective travelers who have done their research recognize the premium level of service and accommodations they will receive aboard the Sea Spirit. Our experienced guides are international and multi-lingual, ready to provide travelers from all over the world an informed and expertly curated experience to the Seventh Continent,” he added.

The Sea Spirit’s expedition staff-to-passenger ratio of 1:9 is one of the most generous in the business.

All staterooms aboard the handsome and well-appointed 114-passenger expedition ship Sea Spirit were renovated in 2017, with all new soft goods – carpeting, draperies, upholstery, bed linens – some furniture and fixtures as well as complete replacement of all bathrooms. The beautiful bathrooms feature all-new tile work throughout, stone vanities, new fixtures and shower modules. The 2017 updates conclude a three-year schedule of overall improvements.

Sea Spirit offers all-suite accommodations ranging from 215 to 463 square feet (20-43 square meters). There are two multi-purpose lounges for educational programming and entertainment, a restaurant that can accommodate all passengers in one seating, a well-stocked polar library, and ample outdoor deck space to enjoy the Antarctic landscapes and wildlife.

Guests can expect many opportunities for activities while traveling in the Southern Ocean. Shore landings allow them to explore and to partake in guide-led hikes and photography workshops. Sea kayaking and Zodiac cruising are offered, and camping is available for up to 40 guests each trip.

The company’s 80-page catalog detailing the company’s Antarctic trips for 2018-19 is also available and can be requested online or through any of the Poseidon Expeditions offices.

(Poseidon Expeditions)