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Enquire About Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands by Albatros Expeditions

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On this extraordinary 18-day voyage, follow in the wake of courageous explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton to Antarctica and the South Shetland Islands before heading via Antarctic Sound and the Weddell Sea to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

Begin your voyage with Albatros Expeditions in Ushuaia, cross the mighty Drake Passage en-route to the South Shetland Islands, making Zodiac landings at penguin rookeries, research stations and fascinating lookouts along the way. Continuing southward, you'll explore the Antarctic Sound with its mighty tabular icebergs and enter the Weddell Sea in search for wildlife. Sailing onwards between Elephant Island and South Georgia offers a small glimpse into the passage made famous by Shackleton 100 years ago. South Georgia is one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Wildlife-packed beaches, active research stations, former whaling stations and a visit to Shackelton's final resting place.

On your last leg back to Ushuaia, pay a visit to the fascinating Falklands. Port Stanley with its quaint English architecture will be your first call before venturing further west for Zodiac landings and wildlife observations on pristine and sheltered beaches. After leaving the Falklands, the last seadays can be spent bird watching on the deck or attending lectures and workshops.

Highlights

  • Follow in Shackleton's footsteps and traverse the Drake Passage, a crossing the most spirited sailors consider a lifetime achievement

  • Explore the Antarctic Sound, with its mighty tabular icebergs and enter the Weddell Sea in search of wildlife

  • Visit the Falklands and explore its research stations and British heritage

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina
Days 2 & 3: At Sea - Cross the Drake Passage, King George Island
Days 4 - 6: Antarctic Sound and the Weddell Sea
Days 7 - 12: The Drake Passage and South Georgia
Days 13 & 14: At Sea
Days 15 & 16: Port Stanley & The Falkland Islands
Days 17 & 18: At Sea/ Disembarkation in Ushuaia

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Departures and Prices

Ocean Victory
19th December 2021 - 6th January 2022

Prices from £8,299 pp

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Ocean Victory
2nd March 2022 - 20th March 2022

Prices from £8,299 pp

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Ocean Albatros
18th December 2022 - 5th January 2023

Prices from £8,799 pp

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Ocean Albatros
23rd January 2023 - 10th February 2023

Prices from £8,999 pp

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Enquire About Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands by Albatros Expeditions

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Enquire About Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands by Albatros Expeditions

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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 Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

  • 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 Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.