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Semi-Circumnavigation from Antarctica to New Zealand
8 Feb - 12 Mar
32 Nights
7 Ports
Swan Hellenic

Semi-Circumnavigation from Antarctica to New Zealand

8 February - 12 March 2022
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

32 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

7 Ports

8 February

Setting sail from Ushuaia

Ushuaia is sometimes described as 'the city at the end of the world', though its rugged beauty is far from apocalyptic. Perched on the ragged southern edge of Argentina, where the snow-capped Andes fall away into the churning sea, the city has a frontier town feel to it, and serves as the base for expeditions into the icy waters of Antarctica. There are also plenty of outdoor pursuits on offer here, including hiking, skiing and fishing, and the Tierra del Fuego National Park is home to spectacular scenery and wildlife including penguins, guanacos, sea lions and condors.

Don't miss

What can we say? You can’t miss anything in the town, it’s so small!

9-10 February

At sea

11 February

Antarctica: Antarctic Sound

12-14 February

Antarctica: Antarctica

15 February - 6 March

At sea

7 March

Australia: Macquarie Island

8 March

At sea

9 March

New Zealand: Auckland Islands

10 March

New Zealand: Enderby Island

11 March

At sea

12-13 March

Arriving in Dunedin

It's an odd concept - Edinburgh, but on New Zealand's South Island. Visitors are amazed by the extraordinary Victorian and Edwardian buildings dating back to the gold rush, which bring to mind the city's Scottish roots - not least when the sound of the pipes echoes through the streets. Of course the region was inhabited by Māori long prior to the European arrival, so a rich history abounds. Meanwhile outside the city, the extraordinary natural beauty and wildlife of the Otago peninsula are on hand, home to New Zealand fur seals, Hooker's sea lions, yellow-eyed penguins, and the only mainland royal albatross colony in the world.

Our tip

Rail buffs will love the Taieri Gorge railway, the perfect way to see the fantastic scenery.

The Ship

Your home from home

Swan Hellenic - SH Minerva in Antarctica
Swan Hellenic - SH Minerva - Sauna
Swan Hellenic - SH Minerva - Balcony Cabin

SH Minerva & SH Vega are stylish and contemporary expedition vessels that reinvent the Swan Hellenic of old.

What we love

SH Minerva & SH Vega carry just 152 guests to destinations including Antarctica, the Arctic, the Russian Far East, Europe, Indonesia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. The Scandi chic interiors are flooded with natural light, while thoughtfully designed public areas are geared towards wildlife viewing and enjoying spectacular polar scenery. The main Swan Restaurant hosts breakfast, lunch and dinner, complemented by the Club Lounge for casual dining and drinks, while other facilities include a photography lab, sauna and base camp-style mudroom.

Capacity 152 Guests
Crew 120 Staff
Style Relaxed and refined

Inclusions

  • All meals
  • Selected alcoholic drinks
  • Tea, coffee and soft drinks
  • WiFi
  • One night pre-cruise hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Shore excursions (Antarctica, Arctic and Russian Far East)
  • Branded parka and hire of rubber boots (Antarctica, Arctic and Russian Far East)
  • Airport transfers
  • Lecture programme
  • Gratuities and taxes
More about SH Minerva

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa, Ushuaia

Where to stay in Ushuaia

Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa is your best option, if you have time to stay.

Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tours from Ushuaia

What you choose to do on tour will need to supplement whatever cruise you are taking. So if you are heading to Antarctica, whilst here you will want to go to the Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Pen-y-bryn Lodge, near Dunedin, New Zealand

Our favourite hotel near Dunedin

Up the coast at Oamaru, the charming Pen-y-bryn Lodge is a heritage homestead - and perfectly placed to visit the blue penguins!

Curio Bay, New Zealand

Explore the South Island

Visit the Catlins Coastal Rain Forest and Curio Bay – next stop Antarctica!

Get your free Antarctica guide

Our expedition cruising guide to Antarctica will tell you everything you need to know, including when to visit, what to see and how to get there.

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Semi-Circumnavigation from Antarctica to New Zealand

8 February - 12 March 2022
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

32 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

7 Ports

Ship

SH Minerva of Swan Hellenic

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom
Matthew Lonsdale

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy office, Wells Street, London