Antarctica, Falklands, & South Georgia Cruise

The ultimate Southern ocean experience, this 21-night expedition cruise takes you into majestically spectacular wildness. Not even the vast migrations of Africa can rival the awesomeness of seeing a king penguin colony of some 200,000+ individuals stretching as far as the eye can see. Or albatross colonies that fill the windward edges of the remote islands they call home. Youíll have other rare sightings here too: massive, in both senses of the word, herds of elephant seals: and a wandering albatross stretching its 11-foot wings. Itís the impossible beauty of Antarctica exponentially increased by unimaginable numbers of animals. A not-be-missed polar experience, for those with the luxury of time.

Day 1

    Arrive Buenos Aires

    Arrive this morning in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, set on the Rio de la Plata, and check in to your fine hotel. In the afternoon, have a guided overview of the city, seeing it's Beaux Arts palaces, grand boulevards, and the famous balcony forever associated with Eva Peron. Return to your hotel for a relaxing dinner. (L,D)

    Day 2

      Buenos Aires / Ushuaia, Argentina / Embark

      The morning's LAN charter flight offers some rare views of Patagonia before landing in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. You'll have lunch during a catamaran cruise of the scenic Beagle Channel before embarking your expedition ship and setting sail. B,L,D)

      Day 3

        At Sea

        Whales beneath, birds above, as you settle in to shipboard life. Spend time on deck or the bridge watching the sea. The ever-changing light presents endless photo possibilities. (B,L,D)

        Days 4-9

          Antarctica

          With long hours of daylight at this time of year, make the most of your six days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands. The schedule is flexible, allowing you to take advantage of the unexpected. Antarctica is a treat for the senses. Explore on foot, cruise in Zodiacs and paddle in kayaks. Weather permitting, sail through the incomparable Lemaire Channel, where you'll be amazed by the size and beauty of this natural wonder. (B,L,D)

          Day 10

            At Sea / Elephant Island

            Pass the speck of land that is the legendary Elephant Island, an unforgettable part of the Shackleton story, where the crew of Endurance finally landed on April 24, 1916. From here, Shackleton and five men set sail for one of the most incredible stories of survival at sea: 700 miles across the Southern Ocean in a 22' long wooden sailboat. (B,L,D)

            Day 11

              At Sea

              As you voyage south, watch for icebergs. There will also be time to enjoy a wellness treatment, workout in the fitness center, or catch up on a book. Each day your Naturalists offer talks that add depth to your experience. (B,L,D)

              Days 12-16

                South Georgia

                Renowned for its beauty and vast colonies of king penguins, this is also the final resting place for the legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Teeming wildlife, breathtaking scenery and soaring cliffs filled with birdlife greet our ship. Hundreds of young Antarctic fur seals are on hand as our Zodiacs make landfall. And you'll stand in awe surrounded by 100,000 king penguins. (B,L,D)

                Days 17-18

                  At Sea

                  These days at sea give you a chance to reflect on all that you have seen and experienced n South Georgia, and prepare for the exciting days ahead in the Falkland Islands. There will be time to hear talks from the staff, read in the ship's cozy library, and search for whales from the Bridge. For the more indulgent, enjoy a rejuvenating massage with a licensed therapist, work out in the gym--or simply relax. (B,L,D)

                  Day 19

                    Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

                    See the photogenic tin-roofed, Victorian-style houses of Port Stanley. Visit the Anglican Cathedral with its organic archway of whalebones and the Falkland Islands Museum. (B,L,D)

                    Day 20

                      Falkland Islands

                      The Falklands boast the largest albatross colony in the world, irresistible Magellanic penguins in their burrows amid the green tussock grass and herds of enormous elephant seals. (B,L,D)

                      Day 21

                        At Sea

                        Your last day at sea gives you a one more opportunity to watch for marine life, and a chance to reflect on all you have seen and heard, hearing talks from your staff and bringing to summary the colossal scope of this voyage. (B,L,D)

                        Day 22

                          Ushuaia, Argentina / Disembark / Buenos Aires / Return Home

                          Disembark in Ushuaia and have some time to explore before boarding your exclusively chartered LAN flight to Buenos Aires (not included in cruise fare), and the subsequent overnight flights home. (B,L)
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                          * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                          $1000 OFF
                          Book select departures by July 31st and receive complementary round-trip airfare from Miami to Buenos Aires, valued at $1000.
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                          These special offers are applicable only to new bookings.
                          Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
                          Travelers under the age of 18 save $500 per person.
                          Costs Include:
                          All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, gratuities (except to shipís crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

                          Not Included:
                          Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion.

                          Deposit & Payment

                          Initial deposit is varies, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

                          Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

                          Final payment by Visa, Mastercard, Discover or AmEx.

                          Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.

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                          Cancellation Policy

                          Days Prior to departureFee
                          120+ days$150
                          119-90Deposit
                          89-6025%
                          59-3050%
                          29-0100%