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20-Day Antarctica, South Georgia, and Falklands Expedition

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Overview

Don't just go on vacation, go on the adventure of a lifetime with this 18 night expedition to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. Discover the Victorian charm of Falkland culture, walk in Shackleton's footsteps in South Georgia and ask learn about glaciology at Antarctica's first permanent research base in the South Orkney Islands. The diversity of wildlife in the region is breath taking proven by almost-daily encounters with wandering albatross, elephant seals, and macaroni penguins, to only name a few. Observe a colony of king penguins walking the streets of an abandoned whaling village and you will see how nature reigns in this region! But that's not all. Get your camera ready for a zodiac cruise among the enormous icebergs, glowing glaciers, and deep-cut fjords of Paradise Bay and the Antarctic Peninsula. Trust us, you will not want to miss a minute of this incredible journey!

2016-2017 Departures

  • January 5 - January 25, 2017 (Sea Spirit) (21 days)
  • January 18 - February 5, 2017 (Plancius) (19 days)
  • February 15 - March 7, 2017 (Plancius) (20 days)
  • February 24 - March 16, 2017 (Sea Spirit) (21 days)

2017-2018 Departures

  • October 13 - November 1, 2017 (Ushuaia) (20 days)
  • November 8 - 27, 2017 (Sea Adventurer / Ocean Adventurer) (20 days)
  • November 6 - November 25, 2017 (Sea Spirit) (20 days)
  • November 9 - 29, 2017 (Plancius) (21 days)
  • November 23 - December 12, 2017 (Sea Adventurer / Ocean Adventurer) (20 days)
  • November 29 - December 18, 2017 (Plancius) (20 days)
  • January 3 - January 23, 2018 (Sea Spirit) (21 days)
  • January 6 - 25, 2018 (Ocean Endeavour) (20 days)
  • January 19 - February 7, 2018 (Plancius) (20 days)
  • January 25 - February 13, 2018 (Ocean Diamond) (20 days)
  • February 17 - March 8, 2018 (Plancius) (20 days)
  • February 24 - March 17, 2018 (Sea Spirit) (22 days)

*** NOTE: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions, the availability of landing sites and opportunities to see wildlife. The final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: Embark from Ushuaia
  • DAY 2: Sail towards the Falkland Islands / At Sea
  • DAY 3: Falkland Islands
  • DAY 4: Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • DAY 5: Sailing to South Georgia / At Sea
  • DAY 6: Continuing our journey to South Georgia.
  • DAY 7: South Georgia / Bay of Elsehul
  • DAY 8: South Georgia / (Right Whale Bay, Salisbury Plain, Gold Harbor, Cooper Bay
  • DAY 9: South Georgia / Fortuna Bay, Grytviken, Stromness Bay
  • DAY 10: South Georgia / Prion Island
  • DAY 11: Sailing to South Orkney Islands / At Sea
  • DAY 12: South Orkney Islands / Orcadas Argentinean research base
  • DAY 13: Sailing to Antarctic Peninsula / At Sea
  • DAY 14: Explore Antarctica / Weddell Sea
  • DAY 15: Explore Antarctica / Charlotte Bay
  • DAY 16: Explore Antarctica / Deception Island
  • DAY 17: Sailing the Drake's Passage / At Sea
  • DAY 18: Sailing the Drake's Passage / At Sea
  • DAY 19: Sailing the Drake's Passage / At Sea
  • DAY 20: Disembark in Ushuaia

Highlights

  • Incredible glaciers, some the size of cities
  • Icebergs reaching for the sky
  • Exciting whale watching
  • Seabirds soaring alongside the ship
  • Multitudes of Antarctic wildlife
  • Pristine mountains rising from the sea
  • Majestic, deep-cut fjords

LOCATIONS: Antarctica, Falklands, South Georgia

ACTIVITIES: Expedition Cruising

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