Classic Antarctic Peninsula – SH Diana, Feb 2025

Itinerary Map

Trip Summary

Dates: 

Feb 4, 2025 -
Feb 15, 2025

Duration: 

11 Days

Ship:

Adventure
options:
1-time Kayaking
Starting at: $18267

Oceanview staterooms features 2 single beds, bedroom and living room and a luxurious ensuite bathroom.

$18.267

Oceanview staterooms features 2 single beds, bedroom and living room and a luxurious ensuite bathroom.

$19.109

Located on decks 5, these balcony staterooms feature 2 single beds or a double bed, distinct bedroom and living room areas, a luxurious bathroom and your own private 6 sq. m balcony.

$23.319

Located on decks 5, these balcony staterooms feature 2 single beds or a double bed, distinct bedroom and living room areas, a luxurious bathroom and your own private 6 sq. m balcony.

$24.427

Located on decks 6, these balcony staterooms feature 2 single beds or a double bed, distinct bedroom and living room areas, a luxurious bathroom and your own private 6 sq. m balcony.

$26.890

SH Diana’s Junior Suite features a Super King Size bed, separate living room area, walk-in closet, luxurious ensuite bathroom, and a 7 sq. m private balcony.

$30.407

Our Suites feature a Super King Size bed and separate living room with a soothing flame-effect fireplace, a luxurious ensuite bathroom, a walk-in closet, and a 6 sq. m. private balcony.

$35.373

SH Diana’s Premium Suites feature a Super King Size bed, separate living room with homely flame-effect fireplace, luxurious ensuite bathroom, spacious walk-in wardrobe and a 12 sq. m private balcony.

$41.215
About the Antarctica Classic (11 days) itinerary
  • Perfect for first time visitors to Antarctica
  • Witness and explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
  • Learn about the environment and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists
  • Witness the abundant wildlife – penguins, seals, whales and more!

* Itineraries on our website are intended only as a guide and you should consult our team for detailed itineraries on specific voyages.

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Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by Expedition Team and ships’ officers at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain’s welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the mountainous scenery on our early evening sail down the Beagle Channel past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.

Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as we sail south are the Albatrosses, Prions, and Petrels that frequently follow the ship. The Expedition Team will be out on deck as well, looking for the Whales and Dolphins that may also be seen in the area. The team will begin presentations with informative and entertaining lectures on the wildlife, history, and geology of Antarctica. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held.

Arrival to the White Continent, the land of extremes! The most common first reaction to the white continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is hard to put into words, as few places are as untouched, unique and enduring as Antarctica. The Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. The route will stress the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas. Guided hikes with the Expedition Team will have you trekking up a glacier, visiting a research station, or consorting with penguin colonies. Chinstrap, Gentoo and Adélie penguins are found here, along with Fur, Weddell, Crabeater and Leopard Seals. Curious whales, such as Minkes and Humpbacks, are often attracted to Zodiacs as well, giving you a chance to get within reaching distance of these majestic animals. Each day and each landing will present a new collection of creatures to entertain you and keep your camera shutter busy.

The trip may include picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, the Humpback Whale favored Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. A visit may be possible to an active scientific base such as Ukraine’s Vernadsky as well as an historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House.

The lecture series and wildlife spotting will continue on the return trip to Ushuaia and while the team will reflect on beautiful Antarctica and its fragile future.

Morning disembarkation allows you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

Welcome aboard the SH Diana

Designed for premium discovery experiences, SH DIANA can accommodate 192 guests in 96 staterooms and suites, the vast majority with large balconies.

The PC 6 ice-class vessel is fitted with extra-large stabilisers for exceptional passenger comfort, offers spacious 5-star accommodation, and the 125 m-long ship has been specially made to explore the most inspiring and inaccessible places on the planet. SH Diana shares unique design features with her sister ships – SH Minerva and SH Vega – and has a state-of-the-art gym, spa, panoramic sauna, club room, and swimming pool with poolside grill.

This ship also has key differences, including a dedicated presentation, lecture theatre, and onboard Tender boats to take guests ashore in greater comfort than the customary expedition Zodiacs.

Environmental impact

SH Diana is entirely self-sufficient for up to 40 days or 8,000 nautical miles. She is equipped with exhaust gas cleaning, advanced wastewater treatment systems, and special waste storage facilities required for operating in sensitive polar areas. The purpose-designed expedition cruise ship also complies with the latest environmental regulations. Preparations have also been made to implement zero-emission battery technology, allowing SH Diana to operate silently in ports, marine reserves, and other sensitive natural areas as it sails worldwide.

Technical Specs

Cabins & Amenities

  • Staterooms: SH Diana’s 96 staterooms, including 11 suites, are each a superbly comfortable home from home, and all feature panoramic sea views, original works of art, plush couches, premium pocket sprung mattresses, ensuite bathrooms with glass-enclosed rain showers, and Egyptian cotton towels, bathrobes, and sheets. A pillow menu offers customized head and neck comfort during rest. At the same time, a large flat-screen TV, an espresso machine with Illy premium coffee, tea-making facilities with the finest Kusmi teas, and a minibar with refreshments enhance relaxation at any time. In-room dining is, of course, available at all hours.
  • Sauna with a view: Head to Deck 8 for the best view in the world. After a work out in our state-of-the-art-gym, relax in our sauna or  jacuzzi and take those breathtaking vistas along the way.
  • The Swan Restaurant: As the main venue for breakfast, lunch and dinner, our 152-seat restaurant serves international and local cuisine focused on quality regional ingredients from the unique destination we visit.
  • Alfresco Dining & Heated Outdoor pool: On Deck 7 you´ll find a heated outside pool along with pool side seating from where you can enjoy stunning scenery.
  • The Observation Lounge: After a day of exploration, where better to relax than in the Observation Lounge. Sit back, savor your favorite tipple whilst getting to know you fellow guests:
  • The Club Lounge: Vibrant and welcoming , The Club Lounge acts as a hub , combining 24 hours tapas inspired dining with panoramic views of the ocean glittering below.

INCLUDED in all voyages:

  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • Coffee, tea, soft drinks & select alcoholic beverages 24 hours a day
  • Lecture programmes by our experienced expedition team and guest speakers
  • Standard WIFI inclusion
  • Onboard gratuities & port taxes
  • One shore excursion per port of call
  • Use of Rubber boots for shore landings
  • Branded Swan Hellenic expedition parker

 

 

Price

$12,895.00 -
 $22,695.00

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 $12,749.00

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