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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Revealed

Purpose-built to tackle polar waters, an eco-minded vessel makes the ocean crossing between Antarctica and the wildlife Eden of South Georgia as comfortable as possible. Traverse the breathtaking Antarctic Sound where huge tabular icebergs dwarf the ship and immerse yourself in the cacophony of thousands of king penguins in South Georgia.

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Trip type

Falklands & S. Georgia

Trip length

19 Days


$15,595 -$47,195

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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Revealed - 19 Days - $15,595

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 10 days 'off ship' exploring - Antarctica (4), South Georgia (4) and Falkland Islands (2)
  • Ship featuring X-bow technology, stabilisers and low emission engines  
  • Antarctic operational experience since 2017 
  • Expedition staff to guest ratio of 1:8
  • Spacious bright cabins with options for balconies and dedicated single rooms
  • Onboard jacuzzis, spa and gym, plus complimentary drinks with dinner
  • Kayaking & snowshoeing available on selected departures (additional cost)

Start from Ushuaia and end at Ushuaia

Landmarks potentially visited on Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Revealed

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Embarkation in Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s southernmost town. Explore the quaint city or local countryside. Perhaps consider a day trip off the beaten path to the raw, natural archipelago of Tierra del Fuego; a hiker's paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower meadows and boggy quagmires. In the afternoon, we board our ship and our journey begins. Navigating the Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago, we depart for Antarctica.

Days 2 & 3: At Sea

We cross the famed Drake Passage - a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The Drake Passage is known for strong westerly winds and heavy sea, earning its nickname of ‘The Roaring Fifties’. While this passage may be challenging, you can rest confidently aboard our purpose-built expedition vessel, with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly qualified crew.

The most spirited sailors consider crossing the Drake Passage a lifetime achievement and you will be able to tick it off on the list yourself. As we cross the Drake, excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view - we can expect our first sightings of seals, penguins and albatrosses. Then it is on to explore the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain, marvelling at the captivating landscapes along the way. Weather permitting, we hope to make our first landfall on King George Island and then continue south to the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Days 4 to 7: Exploring the Antarctic Sound & Weddell Sea

During our time spent in the Antarctic Sound, (named in 1902 after the Swedish vessel Antarctic), the captain and the expedition team will keep a watchful eye on the mighty tabular icebergs, born from the floating Larsen Ice Shelf further south. We hope to make landings both on the continent itself and the surrounding islands in the Antarctic Sound and the Weddell Sea, always on the lookout for some of the large penguin colonies nearby.

Over the next few days, the itinerary and activities will depend on weather and ice conditions. The route and shore landings will be determined by the Captain and Expedition Leader and communicated via regularly scheduled briefings to the guests.

Days 8 & 9: Sailing north

Leaving the Weddell Sea, we continue our journey into the open sea, following the same route as intrepid explorer Ernest Shackleton and his men more than hundred years ago. Having lost their ship Endurance in the Weddell Sea, the group moved slowly north on ice floes and later in open lifeboats to reach Elephant Island. From there a smaller group set out on one of the most remarkable boat journeys in polar history. Shackleton and five of his men took two weeks to navigate the 720 nautical miles to South Georgia to call for recovery of the stranded crew on Elephant Island. We, on the other hand, will reach the same spot after just a few days at sea!

Days 10 to 13: South Georgia

South Georgia offers stunning wildlife experiences; a wealth of breeding penguins, sea birds, sea lions and seals all seek shelter in this oasis amidst the roaring Southern Ocean. Previous whaling history surrounds us in the fjords that we explore, not least of all in Grytviken, the only inhabited settlement on this mountainous island. Grytviken is also the final resting place of Shackleton, after he died on another Antarctica voyage in 1922. We will explore the fjords of the north coast for 2-3 days and take as many shore landings as time and sea conditions allow.

Days 14 & 15: At Sea

Spend your days at sea participating in lectures and other activities hosted by your expedition team, reading books in the ship’s library, simply relaxing or perhaps watching the ubiquitous storm petrels and albatrosses from the top deck.

Days 16 & 17: Port Stanley & Falkland Islands

During the morning we approach the Falkland Islands and in the early afternoon our vessel will anchor in the sheltered natural harbour of Port Stanley. Using Zodiac boats, we will land in the town centre, and take a leisurely stroll through the streets of Port Stanley. Weather permitting, on the following day we will make landings at two of the islands’ many magnificent wildlife spots.

Day 18: Returning to Ushuaia

The last leg of this adventurous voyage sees us heading back to Ushuaia.

Day 19: Disembarkation

After saying farewell to the vessel and crew, we disembark on the final morning after breakfast.

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. 

Why our customers love Swoop

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What our customers think of Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Revealed

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Revealed trips scored 4.5/5 from 11 reviews

The expedition team were excellent - very knowledgeable, friendly, with great lectures. All lectures were very informative and educational. Lectures on whales and geology were particularly special.

Travelled: February 2024

Farhad Vatcha - USA

10/10 - Fantastic trip, beautiful ship, knowledgeable expedition research team, excellent organisation: trips, lectures, etc. Excellent food, delightful staff.

Travelled: February 2024

Maria Spyt - UK

10/10 – Too many to pick just one most memorable moment. Many wildlife encounters with whales were up there.

Travelled: January 2024

Steven Arthur - USA

10/10 - Great ship. Excellent leaders. Fantastically knowledgeable on-board guides.

Travelled: January 2024

Janet Chandler - Canada

The expeditions was the best thing I have ever done!!

Travelled: December 2022

Denette Jett - USA

So many once in a life-time moments. I loved the wildlife encounters: tens of thousands of penguins on the beach; interactions of penguins and fur seal pups. Amazing to watch a leopard seal hunt and catch a penguin. Who knew that icebergs could be so amazing and fascinating?

Travelled: February 2022

Scott Hunter - USA

The trip delivered everything we expected and more. Amazing wildlife, scenery, and the ship Ocean Victory had an excellent staff that took care of all our needs. The shore excursions were mind-blowing. Even better than my expectations, which were very high. The expedition team worked really hard to provide once in a lifetime experiences while keeping us safe in an environment which can be very dangerous.

Travelled: February 2022

Scott Hunter - USA

We saw seven different penguin species up close and personal. Five different seal species with amazing encounters with the apex predator "leopard seal". Watching a leopard seal hunt and catch a penguin was nature at its rawest and finest. We saw the complete circle of life from fur seal pups to the demise of a poor gentoo penguin. There were times when the water was boiling with fur seal pups frolicking in the waves.

Travelled: February 2022

Scott Hunter - USA

One of my aims was to walk with king penguins and to see them in huge crowds. I did this. And to see king penguins on the same ground as sheep was just extraordinary. That moment in the Falklands is indeed memorable.

Travelled: February 2022

Sue Gatenby - UK

10+++++! It was just stunning from start to finish. I had been to the Antarctic Peninsula in 2018 so knew about the peace, space, clear air, vastness and the gentoos. Being there again was truly special. Spending 18 days looking out at wonderful wildlife, vast areas of nothing except sea and icebergs, listening to informative lectures and being without TV/internet/phones was bliss.

Travelled: February 2022

Sue Gatenby - UK

Having time to stand and watch animal behaviour was special too. We were very fortunate to see all the penguin species (except emperors of course). Seals we saw: leopard, Weddell, crabeater, elephant & bays full of fur seal pups. Whales were often spotted: humpbacks, fin, sei and one minke, I think. Too many bird species to list but getting close to an albatross chick trying to stretch its wings was special and I saw a caracara with a dead penguin in its beak. Yes it lived up to, and exceeded, expectations.

Travelled: February 2022

Sue Gatenby - UK

Just do it! Be prepared to be amazed, stunned even by the whole experience but also not to be disappointed when nature doesn't oblige. Some passengers appear to expect everything to go to a schedule, and are not prepared to get cold and wet.

Travelled: February 2022

Sue Gatenby - UK


I sailed aboard Ocean Victory in February 2022 and loved waking up to panoramic views of sculptural icebergs and jagged glaciated mountains through the floor-to-ceiling balcony doors.  A perfect way to start the day!

Lizzie Williams Polar Product & Partnerships Manager

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices quoted below are per person based on two people sharing. Cabin availability changes all the time, so please contact us for up-to-date details and information. 




Cat F Triple Stateroom Cat D Porthole Stateroom Cat E French Balcony Stateroom Cat C Balcony Stateroom Category C SP Category C XL Cat B Balcony Suite Cat G Single Stateroom Cat A Junior Suite Premium Suite Family Suite
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19-Nov-2024 $15,695 $20,795 $22,695 $24,995 Full Full $26,895 $26,895 $39,995 $42,895 $47,195 Enquire
December 2024
18-Dec-2024 $15,595* $20,495 $22,295 $23,995 Full Full $26,495 $26,495 $37,295 $40,095 Full Enquire
January 2025
4-Jan-2025 Full $22,795 $24,895 $26,995 Full Full $29,395 $29,595 $41,695 $47,195 Full Enquire
March 2025
6-Mar-2025 $16,095 $20,995 $22,895 $24,795 Full Full $27,295 $27,295 $38,795 $43,395 Full Enquire
December 2026 Save up to 15%
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* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $15595

Additional Notes

The departures on 19-Nov-2024, 19-Dec-2024 and 4-Jan-2025 are 18 days long and spend one day less in South Georgia than the above itinerary.

Single Supplement And Child Policy

For those travelling solo who want their own cabin, the ship has dedicated single cabins (Category G). If you want an alternative option, the single supplement in a twin cabin is 75%. There is no single supplement for passengers willing to share a cabin, which is possible in Category F triples or Category 3 twin-share balcony staterooms. 

At the date of embarkation, the minimum age restriction of 8 years and a minimum height requirement of 48ins or 1.2 metres must be met.

Optional Adventure Activities

Enhance your trip with the following add ons. Limited places per activity.
Get in contact to check availability.

Activity Cost Additional Information
Add on icon Paddling Paddling $345 One-off paddle session during the course of your voyage. Available on all departures, subject to weather conditions. Previous kayaking experience is required. Cannot be booked in advance; onboard booking only.


  • Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation & meals during the voyage on full board
  • Welcome and farewell drinks
  • Free tea and coffee 24 hours daily
  • House wine, beer and soda included with dinner
  • All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary
  • Expedition parka
  • Rubber boot rentals
  • Guiding and lectures by our expedition leader and team
  • Complimentary photo workshop from the onboard photographer
  • English-speaking expedition team
  • Taxes
  • Access to online visual journal after your voyage including photos, species list, log and more
  • Port fees and taxes required for your voyage
  • Short shuttle transfer from water's edge pickup point to ship for embarkation
  • Shuttle transfer after disembarkation directly from the ship to the airport in the morning


  • Any flights to and from points of embarkation/disembarkation
  • Any pre/post land services, including meals, transfers & hotel accommodation
  • Visa, passport and any vaccination or Covid19 testing expenses
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Optional activities and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary (i.e. kayaking, snowshoeing )
  • Single room supplement and stateroom upgrades
  • Meals not on board the ship
  • Tips for the crew (we recommend USD $14 per person per day)
  • Additional onboard personal expenses e.g. laundry, internet access
  • Personal expenses

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