Antarctica & Arctic
Discover Antarctica on this remarkable 21 day voyage that delves into polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s exploration of this fascinating destination.
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19 nights cruise and one night hotel accommodation, meals as indicated, all transfers, Zodiac excursions with expert expedition team, waterproof boots and expedition parka.
23 Nov 2017 & 11 Jan 2018
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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Arrive in Ushuaia.
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)
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)
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)
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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)
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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)
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Sail for two days, retracing Shackleton's route backwards on course towards Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. (B)(L)(D)
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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)
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Reflect on a memorable adventure on route back to Ushuaia. Keep a careful lookout for a last chance to spot whales. (B)(L)(D)
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Disembark in the morning. (B)
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