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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica via Puerto Madryn

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Experience the best of  Antarctic nature on full display. Board MS Seaventure on this 22-day voyage to the sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia, home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on earth. With beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins, it’s one of the most jaw-dropping nature scenes you will ever experience. You’ll also discover the fascinating history of the area, dating back to the grandiose times of the ‘Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration’ of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Sail across the legendary Drake Passage as you head North. Unwind at the beautiful Arakur Resort and Spa in Ushuaia at the end of your cruise, filled with unforgettable memories of exploring the last wild place on earth.
Unforgettable experiences on your Antarctic cruiseA group of kayakers pose in the icy waters of Antarctica.Grytviken, South GeorgiaVisit the West Point settlement during your Falkland Islands tourExplore penguin rookeries
Highlights
  • Explore the port of Stanley, Falkland Islands/Malvinas
  • Penguin rookeries with hundreds of thousands of birds on South Georgia
  • Visit Grytviken and the gravesite of Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Zodiac cruise amongst the ice looking for Minke and humpback 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 Puerto Madryn

Arrive in Puerto Madryn. Explore this area which is a popular destination for wildlife excursions and known for sightings of Southern Right whales. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers.

Day 2: Puerto Madryn | Embark

Arrive at the ship in the afternoon, your Expedition Team and ship staff greets you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.

Day 3-4: Southern Ocean

As you sail south, important briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety are held, and you won’t want to miss your experts as they begin their informative and entertaining talks about the wildlife, history, and geology of the area.

Day 5: West Falklands

You’ll be exploring some of the westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands/Malvinas, where you can take in the beautiful countryside and look for Black-Browed albatross or Rockhopper, King, and Magellanic penguin rookeries.

Day 6: Stanley | East Falkland

Stanley is a lively hub of activity nestled in a sheltered harbor. Head out on foot to explore the museum, shops and services centered on the port, or look for sea lions, dolphins, and bird life along the shores.

Day 7-8: Southern Ocean

Things really start to ramp up with plenty of wildlife identifying to do as you make your way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations continue, featuring topics such as the captivating history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.

Day 9-12: South Georgia

South Georgia is often referred to as the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’ and it’s easy to see why as you take in tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals, and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an incredible array of wildlife will astound you as you travel down South Georgia's leeward coast. You’ll also visit historic Grytviken whaling station, featuring the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

Day 13-14: Scotia Sea

Heading farther south, you’ll continue our informative presentations and wildlife spotting as the icebergs become bigger and more plentiful.

Day 15-18: Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

The land of superlatives: Antarctica! Your Expedition Leader and Captain create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. The route here aims to highlight 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, Wilhelmina Bay (a favorite of humpback whales!), or the majestic Neumayer Channel. You may also make a stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or a 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 19-20: Drake Passage

You leave this magical place and make your way north, once again heading across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage. You have one last hurrah as you celebrate the conclusion of your expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

Day 21: Ushuaia, Argentina | Disembark

With huge smiles on weary, content faces, disembark in the morning and transfer to the hotel in Ushuaia. Here you can unwind at the resort, relax in the spa, or hit the streets of Ushuaia to explore more sights.

Day 22: Return Home

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Saying goodbye to the lovely Ushuaia, your Antarctic adventure officially comes to an end. As you continue on, homeward bound or perhaps to another destination, you’ll take with you the unforgettable memories of exploring the last wild place on earth.

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Ushuaia - Hotels

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Triple Stateroom
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Porthole Stateroom
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Window Stateroom
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Veranda Stateroom
Averaging 224 sq. ft. and a 39 sq. ft. balcony. Queen size bed or two twin-sized beds, private balcony and sitting area.
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Owner's Suite
Averaging 331 sq. ft. and a 58 sq. ft. balcony. Queen size bed or two twin-sized beds, private balcony and sitting area.

Notes

Single supplement - A limited number of twin suites may be sold for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.

Travel Insurance - All passengers are required to carry valid travel insurance which must contain medical and evacuation coverage of no less than $150,000 as well as cancellation and trip interruption.
Included
  • 21 Breakfasts, 18 Lunches, 19 Dinners
  • 21 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Coffee, Tea and Cocoa Available Around the Clock
  • Expedition Parka 
  • 500 MB WiFi for personal devices
  • Digital Voyage Log
  • Citizen Science program: participation in a variety of scientific activities that support important research projects
  • Beer/wine/soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • All scheduled landings and excursions
  • A pair of loaner boots for use during the voyage
  • All port and landing fees
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  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Pre- or post-voyage expenses
  • All passengers that travel with Polar Latitudes, the operator of your ship, are required to carry valid travel insurance. This insurance must contain medical and evacuation coverage and should include cancellation and trip interruption as well. As any potential evacuation from Antarctica can cost up to $150,000 no policy should carry less than this amount of coverage.
  • Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls or more than 500 MB WiFi from personal devices

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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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