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Live out your Antarctica dream on this exceptional 18-day voyage aboard Swan Hellenic's luxury ice-class expedition ship, the SH Minerva. Your journey to this icy wilderness starts with the notorious two-day Drake Passage sea crossing. Following in the footsteps of legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton, you'll visit South Georgia. Both here and in the Falkland Islands you will clamber onto beaches crammed with millions of penguins and take home everlasting memories. Get ready for fabulous photo opportunities of magnificent icebergs as we sail around the Antarctic Peninsula. This immersive cruise is the ultimate Antarctica journey that will make for the trip of a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Celebrate your inner strength as you brave the Drake Passage
  • Marvel at an array of incredible wildlife from whales breaching the surface to albatross' flying overhead
  • Discover the island where Ernest Shackleton spent his last days
  • Pop into a post office and buy stamps from islanders who call this remote part of the world home
  • Mingle on beaches with thousands of rockhopper, Gentoo and king penguins

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Ushuaia
Day 2: At sea
Day 3: West Point Island & Saunders Island
Day 4: Port Stanley
Days 5 & 6: At sea
Days 7 - 9: South Georgia
Days 10 & 11: At sea
Day 12: Elephant Island
Days 13 & 14: Antarctic Peninsula
Day 15: South Shetland Islands
Days 16 & 17: At sea
Day 18: Ushuaia

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ABOUT US


We'll compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!

As supporters of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, booking with us helps support the work of the trust within Antarctica.

All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.


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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Polar Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Polar Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Polar Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!
  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, booking with us helps support the work of the trust within Antarctica.