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Enquire About Celebrating Shackleton: Journey from Antarctica to South Georgia by Quark

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This once-in-a-lifetime expedition celebrates the life of Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose passing in South Georgia on January 5 1922, marked the end of the heroic age of Antarctic Exploration. This 20-day itinerary Celebrating Shackleton: Journey from Antarctica to South Georgie, not only honours one of Antarctica's greatest heroes - but also his unwavering spirit of exploration, which Quark Expeditions continues to emulate.

You'll set sail on Quark's brand new ship Ultramarine - during its inaugural Antarctic sailing season. This technologically-advanced vessel will follow the route of Shackletin's Trans-Antarctic Expedition, where you will experience the full splendour of Antarctica and South Georgia using Ultramarine's two-win engine helicopters and 20 fast-launching Zodiacs. Cross the Drake Passage, visit the Weddell Sea, where you will mark the 100th anniversary of Shackelton's death, discover Elephant Island and wildlife-rich South Georgia where you can pay homage to this great explorer at his grave.

Highlights

  • A once-in-a-lifetime expedition to mark the 100th anniversary of Ernest Shackleton's passing
  • Explore the incredible highlights of Antarctica and South Georgia
  • Learn about Antarctica and its wildlife from onboard lecturers and subject matter experts
  • Experience the wildlife: from penguins to seals, whales and more!
  • Enjoy special presentations by polar experts Tim Jarvis and Dr Ross MacPhee, curator of the ground-breaking museum exhibit; "The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition".

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 2: Ushuaia, Argentina
Days 3 & 4: Crossing the Drake Passage
Days 5 & 6: Antarctic Peninsula
Day 7: Weddell Sea
Day 8: At sea
Day 9: Elephant Island
Days 10 & 11: New Year's at sea
Days 12 - 15: South Georgia
Days 16 - 19: At sea
Day 20: Disembarkation in Ushuaia and fly to Buenos Aires

Secure your space today by calling one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 196 1000

Departures and Prices

Ultramarine
22nd December 2021 - 10th January 2022

Prices from £17,799 pp

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Enquire About Celebrating Shackleton: Journey from Antarctica to South Georgia by Quark

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Enquire About Celebrating Shackleton: Journey from Antarctica to South Georgia by Quark
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  • 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?

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  • 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.
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  • 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.