Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
- 8 days ‘off ship’ exploring - The Falklands (3) & South Georgia (5)
- Flight from Stanley to Punta Arenas/Santiago, saving time at the end of the voyage
- We love this ship’s highly experienced staff and ‘all inclusive’ attitude to pricing
- Photographic gear which guests can loan and an onboard ROV submersible for underwater pictures
- The only ship to offer complimentary kayaking and to have so many Single cabins
- Complimentary pre embarkation hotel stay & charter flights. Bar tab & gratuities also included
Day 1-2: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Depart Miami on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital. Check in to the excellent Sofitel Buenos Aires (or similar) before having a guided overview of the city, seeing its Beaux Arts palaces and the famous balcony forever associated with Eva Peron. (lunch included)
Day 3: Embark in Ushuaia
Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Join a catamaran cruise of the Beagle Channel before embarking our ship.
Day 4: At sea in the South Atlantic
Settle into shipboard life, listening to informal discussions from our naturalist staff to prepare us for the wildness ahead in the Falklands. Spend time on deck and on the bridge, scanning for seabirds, notably the albatross.
Days 5-6: Falkland Islands
Each Falkland Island is a variation on the theme of topographical beauty with white-sand beaches, vaulting cliffs, windswept moors and the sunlit yellows and sage greens of waving tussock grass. The Falklands boast thousands of irresistible Gentoo, Rockhopper and Magellanic penguins, as well as herds of Fur and Elephant seals. Our visit to Port Stanley offers a chance to meet the hospitable locals and stroll around this remote Victorian town.
Days 7-8: At sea towards South Georgia
During our days at sea, we learn about the fascinating history of Antarctic exploration, as well as the flora, fauna and geology of South Georgia. A lookout is kept to identify the seabirds that follow us: wandering albatross, prions and black-browed albatross.
Days 9-15: South Georgia
Explore the spectacular coastline of South Georgia Island. In keeping with the nature of an expedition, our schedule is flexible with opportunities for walking, hiking, kayaking and Zodiac excursions. Leisurely circumnavigating the island, we plan to make stops every day including Grytviken, the final resting place of Shackleton, and Stromness Bay where Shackleton, Tom Crean and Frank Worsley finally reached help at a whaling station. And, we visit a vast colony of tens of thousands of king penguins!
Days 16: At sea towards Falklands
With whales beneath and birds above, head out on the deck or up to the Bridge to observe expert navigation at work as our skilled Captain and officers sail these waters. There'll also be time to relax and enjoy a massage in the wellness centre, work out in the gym, and browse in the library.
Day 17: Falkland Islands
Our journey across the South Atlantic Ocean takes us once more to the island archipelago that teems with nature and wildlife. Our afternoon visit to the capital, Stanley, offers a chance to see the human face of the islands, to meet the hospitable locals, and perhaps hoist a drink at a local pub. Stroll around the remote colonial town, visiting the southernmost Anglican cathedral in the world, which graces the nation’s paper money; it’s a simple yet beautiful structure with an unusual treasure: an arch made of the giant jaw bones of two blue whales erected in the yard.
Days 18-19: Fly from Stanley, Falklands to Santiago and the US
After breakfast, we disembark in the Falklands' capital city of Stanley, and transfer to the airport at Mount Pleasant for our private charter flight to Santiago. Connect with your overnight flight home, arriving the next day. On day 18, breakfast & lunch are included.
NOTE: This itinerary is for guidance only as each voyage will vary depending on ice and weather conditions, and opportunities to see wildlife. Flexibility is key and all part of the adventure of an expeditionary cruise.
About The Ship
- A state-of-the-art expedition vessel for 148 guests
- Superior onboard safety features including Ice Radar
- 1A ice class bows + retractable stabilisers
- Onboard photographic gear for loan by guests
- Kayaking available. Free bar & crew tips
- Rubber boots are provided on loan
By cruising at an impressive 15 knots this ship delivers an extra 24 hours in Antarctica with the time saved.
Loli Figueroa Polar Specialist
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
Prices quoted below are per person based on 2 people sharing. Cabin availability changes all the time so please contact us for up-to-date details and information on specific cabin availability.
* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $18130
Optional Adventure Activities
Enhance your trip with the following add-on's. Limited places per activity, get in contact to check availability.
Kayaking (complimentary) - all departures, basic competency required.
Photography workshops (complimentary) - all departures, workshops with professional photographer
For those travelling solo and want their own cabin, this ship has a good number of dedicated single cabins, please contact us for details. However, there is no single supplement if you are willing to share a cabin.
Children are very much welcome. Young travellers receive a $500 discount off the voyage price. Please contact us for details.
- One night's hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires
- Flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and Stanley or Santiago
- Loan of photographic gear while onboard
- Optional kayaking
- Complimentary parka jacket & refillable water bottle
- Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
- Accommodation & meals during the voyage on full board
- All shore excursions and zodiac activities
- Educational lectures by expert onboard polar guides
- Access to an onboard doctor and basic medical services
- Loan of rubber boots for the voyage's duration
- Comprehensive pre-departure information
- Port taxes & any entry fees to landing sites
- Voyage DVD
- Any flights to & from points of embarkation/disembarkation not listed as included
- Any additional pre/post land services, including meals
- Transfers not specified in the itinerary
- Optional non-complimentary adventure activities (e.g. kayaking)
- Visa, passport and any vaccination expenses
- Airport arrival or departure taxes
- Personal Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature, e.g. laundry, beverages & communication
- Customary staff gratuity at the end of the voyage
- Additional onboard purchases (i.e. gift shop)