Antarctica Cruise

Antarctica was truly amazing.... Once we hit the Peninsula we had the 2 most amazing days, blue skies, ice, wild life, scenery. Absolutly stunning! The ship was great, good facilities. The crew was absolutly fantastic. Very approachable & informative. It was a very family like atmosphare. The food was delicious and plentyful. And the scenery & wild life.........wow!

Bert Lozey | WA
 
 

In Shackleton's Footsteps

South Georgia is without doubt an island of incomparable beauty. The northern flanks of the island comprise of a series of harbours that once sheltered large fleets of whaling ships and are now home to a staggering variety and profusion of wildlife. Combine this with time to explore the natural wonders of the Falklands, the Orkneys, the Shetlands and the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula and you have the essence of this remarkable voyage. Our time in South Georgia will be spent visiting rookeries with literally thousands of King, Macaroni and Rockhopper Penguins. We will continue the voyage to the Antarctic, visiting the South Orkney Islands enroute and attempting to land on the wild and spectacular Elephant Island. Exploring the western flanks of the Antarctic Peninsula provides a further highlight and, as with our other voyages to Antarctica we have time for regular shore excursions to walk among the many penguins and seals and visit the scientific stations.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Embark Ushuaia sail the Beagle Channel
DAYS 2/3 Cross Drake Passage
DAYS 4/7 Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula
DAY 8 Elephant island (landing is weather dependent)
DAYS 9/10 At sea towards South Georgia
DAYS 11/14 South Georgia, landings mainly along the northeast coast visits to Grytiviken (former sealing and whaling station plus Sir Earnest Shackleton grave), visiting rockhopper penguin colonies, walking Shackleton's Fortuna Bay to Stromness route and numerous other landings
DAYS 15/17 Sailing the Scotia Sea
DAY 18 Arrive in Port Stanley on the Falkland Islands and connect with a flight to Santiago or Punta Arenas where the trip concludes.

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Trip Code: SHO
Trip Grading: Discovery & Cruising
Duration:  18 days
Activities:  Cruising Wildlife Safari
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Next Trip:  09 March 2016
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price: USD$14300 Triple
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Twin Public US $16900
Twin Private US $19800
Mini Suite US $21700
Suite US $23090
K Kayaking Option US $1295
O Alpine Crossing Option US $1250

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