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Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Example 19 Day Cruise aboard Magellan Explorer
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This 19-day expedition takes you to the extremes of the Southern Hemisphere! Visit the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia aboard the Magellan Explorer. Enjoy views of spectacular mountains and towering icebergs, and visit extraordinary snowy landscapes and remote penguin rookeries.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Ushuaia, Argentina | Embark
Days 2-3 : Crossing the Drake Passage
Days 4-6 : Exploring Antarctica
Day 7 : Elephant Island
Days 8-9 : Sailing to South Georgia
Days 10-12 : South Georgia
Days 13-15 : Sailing towards the Falklands
Days 16-17 : Falklands Islands
Day 18 : At Sea | Beagle Channel
Day 19 : Ushuaia, Argentina | Disembark

Highlights

  • Sail along ice-filled fjords and among large icebergs
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage and search for marine life
  • Search for penguins, seals, and whales
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape with expert polar guides

Ship

Magellan Explorer

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

The pristine and remote landscape of the Falkland Islands Minke whale swimming in the ocean An elephant seal peeks out of the water around South Georgia Sea lions in Beagle Channel Rockhopper penguin sighting

Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina | Embark

Your journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina. Board Magellan Explorer and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Antarctica.

Day 2-3 Crossing the Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
As you sail through the Drake Passage, attend an engaging program of presentations. After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready for icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land.

Day 4-6 Exploring Antarctica

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, disembarking each day by Zodiac to explore the landscape. Explore several spots in the Gerlache Strait that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Enjoy the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales, as you travel along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs.

Day 7 Elephant Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sailing north, hope to stop at Elephant Island. It was here that the crew of explorer Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance found refuge while he and five handpicked men carried on to South Georgia. While the stormy conditions of this area rarely allow a shore landing, you will see the island from the ship.

Day 8-9 Sailing to South Georgia

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
As you sail northward, the historian and your naturalists offer a series of presentations. There is time to socialize in the ship’s lounge, while keeping an eye out for the region’s abundant birdlife.

Day 10-12 South Georgia

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
The island of South Georgia is a diverse landscape of majestic mountains, massive glaciers, grassy uplands and deep fjords. Visit the former whaling outpost of Grytviken, where you may pay your respects at the simple grave of Ernest Shackleton. At St. Andrew’s Bay be overwhelmed by the sight of 150,000 king penguins. At Cooper Island, the nesting home of thousands of black-browed albatrosses, see a large colony of macaroni penguins. If the weather is favorable, visits are also planned at Fortuna Bay, Salisbury Plains, and Elsehul Bay.

Day 13-15 Sailing towards the Falklands

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
As the ship heads to the Falklands (Malvinas), the program of shipboard presentations continues. Use this time to enhance your understanding of the region and its history. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the outside decks.

Day 16-17 Falklands Islands

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Visit Port Stanley, an outpost of British culture in the South Atlantic. At Saunders Island and West Point, important birding areas, you can expect to see rockhopper penguins, macaroni penguins, black-browed albatrosses, among others.

Day 18 At Sea | Beagle Channel

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Approach the South American continent and sail along the Beagle Channel. Take in the beauty of Tierra del Fuego and Navarino Island as you make your way to Ushuaia.

Day 19 Ushuaia, Argentina | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrival to Ushuaia, where your journey ends.

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Triple Suite
Located on Deck 4 (440 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78")
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Porthole Cabin
Located on Deck 3 (220 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78")
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Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 (220 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78")
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Deluxe Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 4 (220 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78")
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Penthouse Suite
Located on Deck 5 (330 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78")
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Grand Suite
Located on Deck 4 (440 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78")
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Single Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 (220 sq. ft.). 1 king-size bed

Notes

This fare includes:

- Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material
- Ship cruise as indicated in the itinerary corresponding to each expedition
- Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes
- Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses
- Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship
- Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition
- Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica
- All guided shore excursions.·Lectures and entertainment on board
- IAATO passenger fee

This fare excludes:

- Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary corresponding to each voyage
- Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
- Gratuities.
- Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.
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