Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands
Next DepartureDec. 22, 2020
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, Kayaking, Lectures, Photography, Wildlife observations, Zodiac
On this extraordinary 18-day voyage, follow in the wake of courageous explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton to Antarctica and the South Shetlands before heading via Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea to South Georgia and Falkland Islands.
Departing Ushuaia in Argentina, we cross the mighty Drake Passage en-route for the South Shetland Islands, making Zodiac landings at penguin rookeries, research stations and fascinating lookouts along the way. Continuing southward, we will explore the Antarctic Sound with its mighty tabular icebergs and enter the Weddell Sea in search for wildlife.
Sailing onwards between Elephant Island and South Georgia offers a small glimpse into the passage made famous by Shackleton 100 years ago, when he navigated the 1300 km course through open seas of Drake Passage in an effort to save his stranded crew. South Georgia is one of World’s greatest natural wonders. Wildlife-packed beaches, active research stations, former whaling stations and a visit to Shackleton’s final resting place are on our agenda.
On our last leg towards back to Ushuaia in Argentina, we will pay a visit to the fascinating Falklands. Port Stanley with its quaint English architecture will be our first call before venturing further west for Zodiac landings and wildlife observations on pristine and sheltered beaches.
After leaving Falklands, the last seadays can be spend bird watching from top deck and attending lectures, work shops and photo re-caps in one of our vessel's lounges.
Arrival and embarkation in Ushuaia.
At Sea. Drake Passage, King George Island
Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea
Drake Passage and South Georgia
South Atlantic, approaching Falkland Islands
Port Stanley and Falkland Islands
At sea toward South America. Ushuaia and Disimbarkation
18-day cruise with accommodation in a shared double cabin featuring ensuite facilities
All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary
Rubberboots provided for entire voyage
Guiding and lectures by our experienced expedition leader and team
English-speaking expedition team
Free photo workshop from experienced photographer onboard
Full board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
Free tea and coffee 24 hours daily
Welcome and farewell drinks
Online visual journal access after your voyage with photos, species list, log and more!
Taxes and port fees
Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
Single room supplement and cabin upgrades
Meals not on board the ship
Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
Tips for the crew (we recommend USD 13.5 per person per day)
Anything not mentioned under ’Inclusions’