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Grytviken, South Georgia

Falklands & South Georgia

Best of the Southern Ocean - Example 21 Day Cruise aboard Sea Spirit
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Join the Sea Spirit for an extended 21-day 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, experience the most spectacular scenery in the Southern Ocean, historic sites, research stations, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and incredible wildlife. 
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Highlights
  • Visit isolated outer Falkland Islands & the capital Stanley
  • View millions of seabirds, including petrels, albatross, and penguins
  • Explore the historical whaling station of Grytviken & South Georgia Museum
  • Observe marine mammals such as fur seals, elephant seals, and whales
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires

Your adventure starts in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Explore this beautiful city and enjoy a good rest in the hotel. Tomorrow, you will board the Sea Spirit and sail towards remote Subantarctic islands

Day 2: Buenos Aires | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and get ready for an exciting day. Today, set sail on the beautiful Sea Spirit towards the Subantarctic islands.

Day 3-5: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
As you sail towards the subantarctic islands, make the most of your time! Attend the captivating presentations from experts, familiarize yourself with the Sea Spirit, and get ready for your arrival at a wildlife paradise.

Day 6-8: Falkland Islands

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
The remote and sparsely-populated Falkland Islands are a birders’ paradise. The Falklands are also a great place to observe marine mammals. The waters around the archipelago are home to cetaceans such as Peale’s dolphins and Commerson’s dolphins. Your exact route and exploration opportunities are dependent on the weather among these isolated and windswept islands.

Visit the port of Stanley, the charmingly British capital of the Falkland Islands. Attractions within pleasant walking distance along the waterfront promenade include the Falkland Islands Museum, the governor’s house, a cathedral with impressive whalebone arch outside, a war memorial, quality gift shops, pubs, and views of shipwrecks in the harbor.

Day 9-10: Southern Ocean

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
From the Falkland Islands, head east toward South Georgia. Cross the Antarctic Convergence, the biological boundary of the Southern Ocean. Briefings, bio-security procedures, and lectures from your experts prepare you for your arrival in South Georgia.

Day 11-16: South Georgia

  • Ship
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. Our route and exploration opportunities in South Georgia are heavily dependent on the weather conditions. Your experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant. You can be sure that the best possible advantage will be taken of the circumstances presented to us by nature in this wild and remote corner of the world. Take every safe opportunity to go ashore in this amazing place.

South Georgia is a scenic wilderness and an unrivaled paradise for subantarctic wildlife viewing. The islands are said to host upwards of 100 million seabirds, including numerous species of albatross, penguins, prions, petrels and terns. On beaches such as those at Salisbury Plain and St. Andrews Bay, over 100,000 elephant seals and three million fur seals jostle for space among innumerable penguins including stately king penguins and sprightly macaroni penguins. The recently completed rat eradication program is sure to make this wilderness even more pristine and rich with birdlife. The bountiful waters surrounding South Georgia are also inhabited by an increasing number of whales. The historical whaling station of Grytviken is now home to the excellent South Georgia Museum managed by the South Georgia Heritage Trust. Grytviken is also the final resting place of Ernest Shackleton, the legendary polar explorer.

Your days in South Georgia are filled with memorable excursions, sumptuous meals, presentations by the experts, and enough incredible scenery and wildlife to fill your camera and overwhelm your emotions.

Day 17-20: Southern Ocean

  • Ship
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
As you sail, immerse yourself in fascinating presentations from the expert staff and bond with fellow travelers. On the open deck, marvel at the sight of birds and marine mammals that grace your journey. South polar skuas, snow petrels, and albatrosses may escort your vessel, enhancing your experience with their majestic presence. The encounter with sea ice adds a dramatic backdrop to your adventure. Approaching the Drake Passage, the seabirds you saw at the beginning of your voyage reappear, offering a full-circle experience of natural wonder.

Day 21: Disembark | Ushuaia, Argentina

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast bid farewell in the city of Ushuaia. board a group transfer to the airport or to the town center if you wish to spend more time here. As you look back on your wonderful experience, you may already be looking forward to your next incredible polar adventure!

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Travelers board a Zodiac to get a closer look at the terrain and wildlife
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Outdoor Bistro at the Jacuzzi area of the Sea Spirit

Buenos Aires - Hotels

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Per person starting at
$15,095
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Triple Classic
Averaging 226 sq ft. Two twin beds (convert to a King) and a sofa bed, picture window, two wardrobes and en suite facilities.
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Main Deck Suite
Averaging 248 sq ft. Two twin beds or a King Size bed, minimum two portholes, and en suite facilities.
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Single Suite
Averaging 21 square meters/226 square feet, these cabins are located on the Oceanus Deck. They feature a picture window (it may be covered during rough sea crossings), two wardrobes, and a king-size bed.
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Classic Suite
Averaging 226 sq ft. Two twin beds or a King Size bed, picture window, two wardrobes, and en suite facilities.
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Superior Suite
Averaging 215 sq ft. Two twin beds or a King Size bed, picture window overlooking outside walkway, and en suite facilities.
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Deluxe Suite
Averaging 258 sq ft. Two twin beds or a King Size bed, private balcony, walk-in closet or wardrobe, and en suite facilities.
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Premium Suite
Averaging 323 sq ft. Two twin beds or a King Size bed, private balcony, lounge area, and en suite facilities.
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Owner's Suite
Averaging 463 sq ft. King size bed and sofa bed, separate living room with game and meeting area, private deck, and en suite facilities with jetted bathtub.

Notes

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
  • 19 Breakfasts, 18 Lunches, 19 Dinners
  • 20 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Port Fees
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktails   
  • Digital Voyage Log
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily
  • All scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather conditions)
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
  • Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Group Transfer to Airport or Central Location Upon Disembarkation
  • Group transfer from the airport to the hotel on the day prior to embarkation
  • Group transfer to the ship for embarkation on Day 2
  • One pre-voyage hotel night on Day 1
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Buenos Aires Hotel tax (up to $2 per person/night) - paid at checkout
  • Kayaking
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations;
  • The cost of any applicable medical tests (such as COVID-19) or vaccinations required either by a national government or Poseidon Expeditions before, during or after the cruise;
  • Mandatory Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of US$ 200,000 per person
  • Transfers from the airport to the hotel if arriving prior to Day 1 of the program
  • Pre- or post-cruise travel expenses

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