Antarctica & Arctic
The ultimate Southern Ocean experience, this expedition takes you into majestically spectacular wildness.
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20 nights cruise and one night hotel accommodation, meals as indicated, transfers, excursions and services of a veteran expedition leader, a team of naturalists, an undersea specialist and National Geographic photographer.
National Geographic Orion: 20 Nov 2019, 18 Feb 2020, 16 Feb 2021
National Geographic Explorer: 15 Feb & 8 Nov 2019, 16 Feb 2020
National Geographic Endurance: 19 Oct, 8 & 28 Nov 2020
Not even the vast migrations of Africa can rival the awesomeness of seeing a king penguin colony of some tens of thousands individuals stretching as far as the eye can see. Or albatross colonies that fill the windward edges of the remote islands they call home. Experience all these amazing creatures and more on this spectacular journey around the Antarctic, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
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Massive wildlife spectacles in South Georgia and the Falklands
Three distinct regions to experience
Superlative photos opportunities and on-board photo assistance
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Guests traveling aboard National Geographic Explorer arrive this morning in Buenos Aires or guests travelling aboard National Geographic Orion arrive in Santiago. In both cities, experience a guided tour of the cities. (L)
Today fly by private charter flight to Ushuaia. Have lunch aboard a catamaran cruise on the scenic Beagle Channel before embarking the ship. (B)(L)(D)
Awake well into our journey across the Drake Passage. (B) (L)(D)
With long hours of daylight, make the most of your days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding islands. The schedule is flexible, allowing to take advantage of the unexpected. Sail through the incomparable Lemaire Channel and land on the “White Continent,” exploring via Zodiac, kayak and on foot. (B) (L) (D)
See Day 4 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)
Head up to the Bridge to watch for icebergs and observe expert navigation at work as the skilled Captain and officers sail these historic waters. There’ll also be time to enjoy a massage in the wellness centre, workout in the gym, and browse in the library. Each day the naturalists offer talks that add depth to your experience. (B) (L) (D)
See Day 10 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)
Teeming wildlife and breathtaking scenery greet the ship. Hundreds of Antarctic fur seals are on hand as the Zodiacs make landfall. And at a vast penguin colony you’ll be surrounded by tens of thousands of king penguins. (B)(L)D)
See Day 12 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)
Head to the legendary Falkland Islands. (B)(L)(D)
See Day 17 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)
The Falklands boast the largest albatross colony in the world, irresistible Magellanic penguins in their burrows amid the green tussock grass and herds of enormous elephant seals. Stroll the photogenic tin-roofed, Victorian-style houses of Port Stanley. Visit the Anglican Cathedral with its organic archway of whalebones, and the Falkland Islands Museum. (B)(L)(D)
See Day 19 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)
Sail back to Ushuaia. (B)(L)(D)
Disembark in Ushuaia with some time to explore before proceeding to the airport for the charter flight to either Buenos Aires or Santiago. (B)(L)
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