Arrive Buenos AiresDepart on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires and check in to your hotel. Join a guided tour to view the sights of the city, including the Beaux Arts palaces, grand boulevards and famous balcony forever associated with Eva Peron.
Buenos Aires / UshuaiaIn the morning, take a charter flight to Ushuaia. Take a catamaran cruise through Patagonia’s scenic Beagle Channel before embarking on the National Geographic Orion. Depart port.
At SeaIn the morning, wake to views of the Drake Passage. Attend lectures and explore the ship. As you sail, hope to see whales as they swim with the ship.
Falkland IslandsArrive at the Falklands Islands, home to the largest albatross colony in the world, irresistible Magellanic penguins, and herds of enormous elephant seals. Stroll through the charming Victorian-style houses of Port Stanley and visit the Anglican Cathedral and the Falkland Islands Museum. The cathedral features a large archway made entirely of whale bones.
At SeaSet sail for South Georgia Island and view whales and seabirds from the decks of the ship. Join naturalists on board for presentations about the wildlife of South Georgia and the inspiring story of Ernest Shackleton and his ship, the Endurance.
South Georgia IslandArrive on South Georgia Island, the final resting place for explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Toast to this famous explorer at his gravesite before heading off to explore the breathtaking scenery and view abundant wildlife. Take a zodiac to see a fur seal colony and vast amounts of penguins.
At SeaContinue to voyage south on your way to Antarctica! As you sail, take the chance to head up to the Bridge to watch for icebergs and observe expert navigation at work as our skilled Captain and officers sail these historic waters. Enjoy a massage in the wellness center, workout in the gym, and browse the library's collection of books. Attend lectures and briefings as you sail each day.
AntarcticaExplore the Antarctica Peninsula. The long hours of daylight allow you to make the most of your days. The schedule for these days is flexible, allowing you to take advantage of the unexpected opportunities. Sail through the incomparable Lemaire Channel and land on the 'White Continent.' Explore the area via Zodiac, kayak and on foot.
At SeaBegin the journey back to Ushuaia. As you sail, hope to glimpse an albatross or two as they escort the ship back to shore. Share your wealth of photographs with the onboard National Geographic photographer and take in the final days of your Antarctic exploration.
UshuaiaIn the morning, disembark in Ushuaia and take the time to explore this city at the 'end of the world.' Board the charter flight back to Buenos Aires and connect with your flights home.