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Antarctica
Deluxe Gay Cruise 2023

December 09 – 20, 2023

 

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Gross Tonnage: 12,100

Length: 410 feet

Breadth: 75 feet

Draft: 18 feet

Cruising Speed: 14.5 knots

Guests: 192

Crew: 141

Decks: 9

Inaugural: March, 2023

 

 

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Antarctica Deluxe Gay Group Cruise 2023

11 nights from/to Buenos Aires, Argentina

December 09 – 20, 2023
Swan Hellenic Cruises SH Diana

Antarctic Gay Cruise 2023Live out your Antarctica dream on this exceptional gay group voyage aboard our luxury ice-class expedition ship. Your journey to this icy wilderness starts with the notorious two-day Drake Passage sea crossing. Following in the footsteps of legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton, we visit South Georgia. Here you will clamber onto beaches crammed with millions of penguins and take home everlasting memories. Get ready for fabulous photo opportunities of magnificent icebergs as we sail around the Antarctic Peninsula. This immersive gay group cruise is the ultimate Antarctica journey that will make for the trip of a lifetime.

Far to the south lies Antarctica, a land of dazzling snowfields, crystalline glaciers, and dramatically carved ice mountains soaring above an untamed wilderness. There are no human sounds in this land of primeval beauty, only the wild cries of birds, seals, and whales echoing across a vast expanse of land and sea.

 

Antarctic Gay Cruise - See What Others Dont

 

Mountainous and magnificent, the remote, crescent-shaped island of South Georgia is renowned for its wildlife, its stunning natural beauty and its role in the history of Antarctic exploration. Shackleton’s final resting place is home to eight species of penguin, including huge colonies of King penguin, four species of Albatross and other wildlife.

We are pleased to present these magnificent adventures far away from the world we know aboard the new generation expedition ship SH Diana, which was designed and built specifically for Polar exploration. The size, limited guest capacity, superb accommodations, and advanced technical and mechanical systems of these expertly operated ships make it the expedition cruise ship of choice for discovering Antarctica.

 

Antarctic Expedition Gay Cruise

 

Antarctica Gay Cruise Highlights

• Cruise aboard the brand new, SH Diana, a 192-guest luxury vessel

• Enjoyment enrichment lectures from a staff of experience, professional naturalists & guest lecturers

• Explore ashore with biologists, geologists and undersea specialists

• Get up close to icebergs, wildlife and hard-to-reach places using our fleet of kayaks and Zodiaks

• Observe a range of penguin and whale species, as well as seals and seabirds

• Signature small group size

• Signature comprehensive sightseeing programs

• Signature inclusive meal plan of culinary delights

• Signature deluxe accommodations

 

SH Diana Antarctic Gay Cruise

 

Your Ship - Swan Hellenic Cruises Brand New SH Diana

Arriving in early 2023, SH Diana will be the largest ship in our fleet, providing elegant and spacious 5-star accommodation for 192 guests in 96 spacious staterooms and suites, the vast majority with large balconies. Operated by an onboard team of 140 she will provide the highest levels of personal service and take Swan Hellenic back to its roots when she launches, exploring the Mediterranean and its famous sites of antiquity.

 

SH Diana Reception

 

Sophisticated Elegance
SH Diana has been designed for immersive experiences, with extensive outside deck areas, multiple observation points and bright, open and relaxing public spaces with unobstructed views.

 

SH Diana living room

 

Your Wellbeing
The safety & happiness of our guests is paramount to our 141-strong crew on board as well as our passionate expedition team who'll be serving up thrilling shore excursions and lasting memories.

 

SH Diana lounge

 

The Observation Lounge
After a day of exploration, where better to relax than in the Observation Lounge. Sit back, savour your favourite tipple whilst getting to know your fellow guests.

 

Diana Alfresco Dining

 

Alfresco Dining & Heated Outdoor Pool
Enhance your moments with a dip in the pool or lounge comfortably, savouring fine food and drink while admiring the ever-changing scene.

 

Diana Swan Restaurant

 

The Swan Restaurant
Your main dining venue, which transforms in the evenings to serve world-class gourmet cuisine created by Michelin star-winning chefs.

 

Diana Sauna with View

 

Sauna With A View
A restorative massage or invigorating workout? The panoramic sauna or heated Jacuzzi ? Whichever you choose, you’ll enjoy breath-taking views!

 

Diana Club Lounge

 

The Club Lounge
After a day of exploration, this is the ideal place to relax, sipping your favourite tipple as your share experiences and insights with fellow guests.

 

Antarctica gay cruise expedition team

 

What's Included

• Accommodations at fine hotels before the cruise.

• Round trip group flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia.

• Antarctica Cruise aboard the new expedition cruise ship SH Diana.

• Airport/hotel/pier transfers and handling of luggage abroad on the designated program departure and arrival dates.

• Complete program of shore landings and activities organized by the expedition leader and naturalist guides.

• Educational program of lectures and discussions by the accompanying guest lecturers, expedition leader and naturalist guides.

• Gay group host on minimum participation of 12 travelers

• Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship hosted by the captain.

• All meals aboard ship, with a selection of wines, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.

• Open bar with select alcoholic beverages.

• Coffee, including espresso and cappuccino, tea and soft drinks throughout the day and night.

• 24-hour room service.

• Gratuities to shipboard personnel, porters and drivers.

• All local taxes and service charge

• Expedition parka – yours to keep.

• Use of rubber boots, hiking poles, and waterproof packs for shore landings.

• Basic Wi-Fi.

• Complete pre-departure material.

 

Antarctica Expedition Cruise

 

What's Not Included

• International airfare and baggage fees

• Trip Cancellation & Interruption insurance (highly recommended)

• Passport and visa fees

• Early or late arrival/departure surcharge or early check-in / late check-out

• Personal accommodations, meals, transfers, drinks, telephone, gifts, and expenses not outlined in the itinerary

• Any optional sightseeing excursions or additional visits not outlined in the itinerary

• Gratuity for Gay Group Manager

 

Antarctic Gay Cruise

Antarctica
Deluxe Gay Group Cruise 2023
Itinerary

Date

Port

Arrive

Depart

 09 Dec Buenos Aires, Argentina    PM
 10 Dec Buenos Aires / Ushuaia, Argentina    
 11 Dec A Day at Sea!    
 12 Dec A Day at Sea!    
 13 Dec South Shetland Islands    
 14 Dec Antarctic Peninsula    
 15 Dec Antarctic Peninsula    
 16 Dec Antarctic Peninsula    
 17 Dec South Shetland Islands    
 18 Dec A Day at Sea!    
 19 Dec A Day at Sea!    
 20 Dec Ushuaia / Buenos Aires, Argentina PM  
Antarctica gay cruise map

 

 

Gay Buenos Aires

Day 1 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina. You will be met and transferred the group hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Buenos Aires is home to one of the biggest and best gay scenes in Latin America. It’s a city of great charm and character. It has a sort of shabby chic vibe; an air of faded grandeur. Argentina’s history has been turbulent and its capital city has a lot of stories to tell. One thing is for sure: Buenos Aires is never boring. It’s a big city so it’s worth staying for at least three days.

 

Ushuaia, Argentina gay cruise

Day 2 - Buenos Aires / Ushuaia, Argentina
Swan Hellenic will arrange a charter flight to Ushuaia where passengers will board Diana. Upon arrival in Ushuaia, transfer to the ship for embarkation. Sail in the late afternoon.

Ushuaia is the gateway to the White Continent. Found at the southernmost tip of South America in Argentinian Patagonia, the city is often described as “the End of the World”. The city’s mountain backdrop rises above the harbour and entrance to the Beagle Channel. The town itself is walkable and has a few small museums as well as pubs, restaurants and cafes - a good place to try Patagonian lamb cooked over open fire pits.

 

Antarctica cruise sea day

Days 3 & 4 - A 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.

 

Antarctica gay cruise - South Shetland Islands

Day 5 - South Shetland Islands, Antarctic
While the South Shetlands’ proximity to Antarctica makes the ice-bound sea impassable during winter (April to November), these are the first islands to see snow melt in spring (March) and the slightly warmer temperature means that the fauna is also different from what you see in Antarctica proper. As we go ashore by Zodiac, notice ferns, grasses, lichens and native flora that have more in common with Patagonia than they do with Antarctica.

 

Antarctic Peninsula gay cruise

Days 6 - 8 - 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.

 

South Shetland Islands, Antarctic

Day 9 - South Shetland Islands, Antarctic
Lying about 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands are one of Antarctica’s most visited regions thanks to its warmer climate (compared to other areas in Antarctica), abundant wildlife, and proximity to Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego.Deception Island, with its interesting horse-shoe shape and warm swimming waters in Pendulum Cove, is one of South Shetland’s top tourist destinations. One of the most famous islands is Elephant Island, best known for sheltering Shackleton’s crew after their ship was destroyed in the Weddell Sea.

 

Antarctica gay cruise sea day

Days 10 & 11 - A Day at Sea!
After five days capturing as much of Antarctica as you can on your camera, you will need some time to absorb this life-affirming experience. The two days back up the Drake Passage will certainly give you that – and a whole lot more. Take the time to sit back and let the world go by. The ship’s observation decks provide stunning views of the passing ocean.

 

Buenos Aires gay cruise

Day 12 - Ushuaia / Buenos Aires, Argentina
Disembark Diana, a charter flight will return you to Buenos Aires for flights home or extensions in Argentina or beyond.

Gay Buenos Aires, the gloriously flamboyant and self-confident capital of Argentina, is increasingly being recognized as the Gay Capital of Latin America. History, culture, food, passion, and beautiful people. What more could you want? Gay men here – much like the city itself – are sexy and sophisticated, but are most certainly not the only reason to visit. Sensually satisfying, the intoxicating mix of faded European majesty with that zesty Latino passion is what makes Buenos Aires such an irresistible destination.

 

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Guests: 192 • Crew: 141 • Gross Tonnage: 12,100 • Length: 410' • Breadth: 75' • Draft: 18' • Cruising Speed: 14.5 knots • Registered: Malta

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Antarctica Deluxe Gay Cruise 2023 Rates
Category Description
Double
Per Person
$ USD
E - Oceanview Stateroom SH Diana Oceanview Stateroom Deck 4. 20 sq.m. Oceanview stateroom with two large oval windows. Oceanview staterooms features 2 single beds convertable to King bed, bedroom and living room and a luxurious ensuite bathroom. $ 12,990
D - Oceanview Stateroom SH Diana Oceanview Stateroom Deck 4. 20 sq.m. Oceanview stateroom with two large oval windows. Oceanview staterooms features 2 single beds convertable to King bed, bedroom and living room and a luxurious ensuite bathroom. $ 13,490
C - Balcony Stateroom Diana Balcony Stateroom Deck 5. 28 sq.m. Located at the forward and aft of the ship, these balcony staterooms feature 2 single beds or double bed bedroom with living room area, a luxurious bathroom and your own private 6m2 balcony, $ 14,590
B - Balcony Stateroom Diana Balcony Stateroom Deck 5. 28 sq.m. Located at the centre of the ship, these balcony staterooms feature 2 single beds or double bed bedroom with living room area, a luxurious bathroom and your own private 6m2 balcony $ 15,190
A - Balcony Stateroom Diana Balcony Stateroom Deck 6. 28 sq.m. Located on deck six, these balcony staterooms feature 2 single beds or double bed bedroom with living room area, a luxurious bathroom and your own private 6m2 balcony $ 15,890
AA - Suite Diana Suite Deck 5 & 6. 44 sq.m. Suites features a superking bed and separate living room with and a soothing flame-effect fireplace a luxurious ensuite bathroom and a 12 sq.m. private balcony. $ 17,990
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All fares shown are per person based on double occupancy. Single Occupancy rates can be avoided if you wish to be matched with another single traveler who also wishes to share. If no share is available, the single rate will apply.

Taxes & charges of $450 per person are additional.

A deposit of $1,950 pp required to reserve a cabin. Final payment is due 90 days before sailing.

Payment card charges may apply.

Prices are cruise only and DO NOT INCLUDE return airfare! Please ask for airfare add-ons back to your home city.

Rates are subject to change until final payment has been made. Rates are based on a minimum participation and if the minimum participation is not met rates may need to be revised.

Rates are based on current rates and currency exchange rates at the time of publishing the tour online.

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