Seek a true adventure to the world’s most remote wilderness. This voyage illuminates Ernest Shackleton's legend and recounts his courageous exploration of Antarctica. Experience vast penguin rookeries and seal colonies on this awe-inspiring voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Visit historical sites of past explorers, as well as Shackleton's final resting place.

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Marvel at spectacular fjords and channels.

Sail through the Beagle Channel.

Cruise the Drake Passage.

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Spirit of Shackleton - M/S Expedition

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Day 1

Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia.

Day 2

Ushuaia - Beagle Channel

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Embarkation on the M/S Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel. (B)(D)

Day 3

Beagle Channel - Falkland Islands

As the Expedition makes passage east, become acquainted with the ship. Begin lectures and information sessions about the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

Falkland Islands - Southern Ocean

The Falkland Islands provide a rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity and extraordinary scenery of the southern islands. Penguins and albatross are abundant here, and the Falklands have the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world. In Stanley, meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colourful houses provide contrast to the long, dark winters. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Southern Ocean

See Day 4 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

Southern Ocean - South Georgia

Sailing east, set course for South Georgia. Days at sea are filled with lectures to prepare for landings. Watch for the many whales that inhabit these waters. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7

South Georgia

See Day 6 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8

South Georgia - Scotia Sea

Home to many interesting sites (including the grave of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton), South Georgia has several former whaling stations and boasts plenty of wildlife. Visiting a huge colony of king penguins is a major highlight of this part of the journey. (B)(L)(D)

Day 9

Scotia Sea

See Day 8 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 10

Scotia Sea

See Day 8 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 11

Scotia Sea

See Day 8 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 12

Scotia Sea - Tierra de O'Higgins, Peninsula

Sail for two days, retracing Shackleton's route backwards on course towards Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. (B)(L)(D)

Day 13

Tierra de O'Higgins, Peninsula

See Day 12 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 14

Tierra de O'Higgins, Peninsula - Drake Passage

Experience some of the most unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting). (B)(L)(D)

Day 15

Tierra de O'Higgins, Peninsula - Drake Passage

See Day 14 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 16

Tierra de O'Higgins, Peninsula - Drake Passage

See Day 14 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 17

Tierra de O'Higgins, Peninsula - Drake Passage

See Day 14 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 18

Tierra de O'Higgins, Peninsula - Drake Passage

See Day 14 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 19

Drake Passage - Ushuaia

Reflect on a memorable adventure on route back to Ushuaia. Keep a careful lookout for a last chance to spot whales. (B)(L)(D)

Day 20

Drake Passage - Ushuaia

See Day 19 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 21

Ushuaia

Disembark in the morning. (B)

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