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Antarctica, Falkland Islands, & South Georgia via Buenos Aires

22 Day Sample Cruise aboard Sea Spirit (PO)
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Join the Sea Spirit for an extended Antarctic cruise that includes the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. This voyage provides an opportunity to explore the untold beauty of one of the most remote parts of the world. Starting in Buenos Aires, this Antarctica cruise takes you around the most spectacular scenery in the Southern Ocean. Spend 22 days exploring the rare beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, exploring historic sites, research stations, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and incredible wildlife.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 2 : Embarkation
Days 3-5 : At Sea in the Southern Ocean
Day 6 : West Falklands
Day 7 : Stanley, East Falkland
Days 8-9 : At Sea in the Southern Ocean
Days 10-13 : South Georgia
Days 14-15 : At Sea in the Scotia Sea
Days 16-19 : Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
Days 20-21 : At Sea in the Drake Passage
Day 22 : Disembark in Ushuaia, Argentina

Ship

Sea Spirit (PO)

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Seals are just one of the many Arctic mammels you may encounter on your voyage An old ship rusts in a Falkland Islands harbor Your Sea Spirit adventure will bring you into close contact with Polar wildlife Icebergs reflected in Antarctica's Paradise Bay

Day 1 Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive today in the capital of Argentina, the birthplace of Tango, the home of Asado, the “Paris of South America”, and the largest concentration of theaters in the world: Buenos Aires. The city is rich in culture and style and a vibrant gateway for your voyage.

Day 2 Embarkation

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, the Expedition Team and ship's officers greet and present a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain's welcome dinner. Then, watch the city lights fade in the fresh night air as you sail seaward.

Day 3-5 At Sea in the Southern Ocean

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as your ship sails south are the albatrosses, prions, and petrels that frequently follow the ship. The Expedition Team is sure to be out on deck as well, looking for the whales and dolphins that may also be seen in the area. Onboard experts begin their presentation series with informative and entertaining lectures on the wildlife, history, and geology of The Falkland Islands and Southern Ocean. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety are also held in the comfortable lecture hall.

Day 6 West Falklands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands are remote farms that have been family-owned for six and seven generations. The sheep graze alongside albatross colonies and rockhopper, king, and macaroni penguin rookeries while striated caracaras patrol overhead and upland geese graze at the water's edge. A visit to one of these homesteads often includes an invitation for cakes and a cup of tea.

Day 7 Stanley, East Falkland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Chosen for its sheltered harbor and access to abundant fresh water and peat for fuel, Stanley is easy to discover on foot as most shops and services are centered on the port. The museum, the post-office featuring first day covers, plenty of shops with locally made wool items, and Stanley's lively pubs are all available to explore. It is possible to experience the wildlife of the Falklands from the town including sea lions and Peale's and Commerson's dolphins in the harbor or bird life in nearby Gypsy Cove.

Day 8-9 At Sea in the Southern Ocean

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
There is plenty of wildlife spotting as the ship makes its way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enters Antarctic waters. Ship board presentations continue, featuring the exciting history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia - your next stop.

Day 10-13 South Georgia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
South Georgia's unique position inside the Antarctic Convergence, yet outside the limit of the yearly sea ice, makes this island an ideal home for tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals, and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, a rugged coastline punctuated with castellate and tabular icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an astounding array of wildlife are all on view as you travel down South Georgia's leeward coast. Landing sites feature huge elephant seals, aggressive fur seals, macaroni penguins, albatross, petrels, skuas, and gulls. King penguins, from fuzzy little chicks to fattened adults, can be seen in the hundreds of thousands. Visit historic Grytviken whaling station, home of the whaling museum, Norwegian seaman's church, the active British Antarctic Survey station, plus the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

Day 14-15 At Sea in the Scotia Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Heading farther south, informative presentations and wildlife spottings continue as the icebergs become more and more plentiful.

Day 16-19 Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The land of superlatives: Antarctica! The Expedition Leader and Captain create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. The route highlights the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas as well as sites of historic and scientific interest.

The trip may include picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, the humpback whale favored Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. You may also stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy as well as an historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House. Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins abound, and Weddell, crabeater and elephant seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory leopard seals and the aggressive Antarctic fur seal. Minke and humpback whales are frequent visitors in the late season and orca sightings are also common.

Day 20-21 At Sea in the Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your lecture series continues along with wildlife spotting as the ship begins its northern route back to Ushuaia. As the ship sails, reflect on beautiful Antarctica and its fragile future. The ship arrives in Ushuaia in the early hours of Day 22.

Day 22 Disembark in Ushuaia, Argentina

  • 1 Breakfast
Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

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Buenos Aires - Hotels

Per person starting at
$11,195
Triple Classic accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Triple Classic
$11,195
250 square feet; 2 twins (convert to a King) and a sofa bed; picture window; private facilities.
Main Deck accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Main Deck Suite
$12,695
215 square feet; 2 twin or a King Size bed; minimum 2 portholes; private facilities.
Classic Suite accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Classic Suite
$14,895
250 square feet; 2twin or a King Size bed; picture window; private facilities.
Superior Suite accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Superior Suite
$15,795
235 square feet; 2 twin or a King Size bed; picture window overlooking outside walkway; private facilities.
Deluxe Suite accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Deluxe Suite
$17,595
277 square feet; 2 twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
Premium Suite accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Premium Suite
$19,395
353 square feet; 2 twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
The luxurious Owner's Suite accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Owner's Suite
$22,195
437 square feet; separate living room; King Size bed and sofa bed; private deck; jetted bathtub.

Notes

Travel Insurance:
All passengers are covered by a medical travel insurance policy to the value of US 100,000 which includes medical emergency evacuation and reparation for the cruise portion of the tour only. Additional insurance is strongly recommended.

Solo Travelers:
All rates posted are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement: 1.7 for Main Deck and Classic, Superior Suite; twice the posted price for Deluxe, Premium and Owner's Suite.

Included in your cruise fare:
- 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Buenos Aires
- Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation
- Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation in Ushuaia
- Shipboard accommodations
- All scheduled landings/excursions
- All lectures and briefings onboard
- All meals
- Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily
- Welcome and farewell cocktails
- A pair of rubber boots on loan for shore landings
- Expeditions jacket (yours to keep)
- All port fees
- Pre-departure materials
- Digital Voyage Log

Excluded in cruise fare:
- Airfare
- Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
- Luggage and trip cancellation insurance
- Meals, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail service and gratuities to shipboard personnel
- Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings
- Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD 150,000
- Pre- or post-cruise travel expenses

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  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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