SeaDream’s 88-day voyage will take you from Antarctica to the Arctic all the way
It may not be around the globe in 80 days, but in 88 days you may soon be able to fly from the South Pole to the North Pole.
SeaDream Yacht Club has grown the ships for the first time since 2001, adding a revolutionary new yacht for both tropical and polar destinations.
Beginning in 2021, in its first season, luxurious mega-yacht technology will travel across all seven continents, reaching over 200 ports in 49 nations.
Nonetheless, the most epic journey arrives in February 2022–as travelers travel from Antarctica to the Arctic all the way.
But the incredible cruise doesn't come cheaply: fares per passenger vary from US$ 56,536 to US$ 160,838 for the almost three-month voyage.
Just 110 staterooms scattered over nine decks offer creativity. A guest-to-crew ratio of 1:1, five-star dining, luxurious suites, outdoor pool, spacious deck areas, and one-of-a-kind itineraries are required to guarantee impeccable operation.
The boat is designed to carry a helicopter and even a seaplane, owing to its planned use in remote areas.\
Beginning from Ushuaia, Argentina–commonly considered the most southern city in the world–Innovation will first travel south through the Drake Passage to discover the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica, home to the Emperor Penguin.
Then it's off to Cape Horn in Chile and along South America's eastern coasts, stopping at lively resorts like Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador de Bahia.
The vessel will then dock in charming Casablanca and Portugal's capital Lisbon, navigating the Atlantic Ocean, before visiting some of the most stunning cities in Europe.
The cruise will explore Bordeaux's famous French wine region, then head north to London, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Copenhagen, and Oslo, to name only a handful.
Passengers will have a week to visit two of the most spectacular places in the Arctic Circle during the last leg of the journey: Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
The Svalbard Archipelago is host to polar bears, reindeers, arctic foxes, walruses, and incredible nature life, teeming with biodiversity.
Passengers will kayak through ice chunks, stroll through the moon environments of Svalbard and even ascend the Plateau Mountain for amazing views of the glaciers, rivers, oceans and surrounding mountains.
The journey ends on May 7 in Longyearbyen, the tiny coal-mining town, the northernmost city in the world and a popular destination for seeing the Northern Lights.
The SeaDream adventure is the latest in a line of new offers for leisure travelers looking to explore the furthest stretches of the planet.
The accelerated loss of sea ice in the Arctic has created space for bigger cruise ships, but the imminent tourist surge is not happy with everyone.
Researchers are concerned not only with the impact on the environment and community but also with the threat of future disasters in remote waters.