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A colony of king penguins on South Georgia

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro - Example 20 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse
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Join this 19-day adventure to Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands aboard the Scenic Eclipse. Explore the little islands with big tales to tell. Visit a number of the outer Falkland Islands, home to large penguin colonies. As the ship makes its way to South Georgia, witness the abundant marine life and learn about Shackleton and his crew. Finally, sail to the Antarctic Peninsula where you will see some of the world's most impressive scenery and wildlife; whales, seals, penguins, marine birds, and more. Magnificent icescapes will be ever present. Head north to Ushuaia, while at sea reflect on your once-in-a-lifetime experience while enjoying the luxury amenities of the Scenic Eclipse.
Observe beautiful fur sealsMarveling at all the shades of blue!A group of penguins in the Falkland IslandsWhere Shackletons spent four monthsExplore Port Stanley in the Falkland IslandsA colony of king penguins on South Georgia
Highlights
  • Visit the Falklands islands, where colonies of penguins & albatross thrive
  • Explore South Georgia, one of the most beautiful places in the world
  • Walk in the footsteps of Ernest Shackelton and visit his resting place
  • View the world’s most impressive scenery and wildlife at the Antarctic Peninsula
  • See the seals, whales, penguins, and seabirds of the polar regions
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Latin passion and European Romance define the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, a dynamic mecca known for its wide-ranging architectural styles, contemporary and historic arts, and culinary pleasures and parrillas (steakhouses).

Day 2: Flight from Buenos Aires | Ushuaia | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Fly from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Ushuaia, to board Scenic Eclipse. Within the Tierro del Fuego archipelago, adventurers flock to Ushuaia for its excellent hiking, sailing, and kayaking.

Day 3: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Make yourself at home on board the Scenic Eclipse, where luxury is almost limitless. As you sail south, wildlife spotting opportunities abound;  be out on the deck looking for albatross, prions, and petrels that follow the ship. Listen to Discovery team as they present lectures on the history and geology of the Falkland Islands and the Southern Ocean.

Day 4-6: Antarctic Peninsula

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  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
The Antarctic Peninsula contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and wildlife. A network of channels surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in snow and enormous glaciers abound.  Waters rich with krill are home to whales, penguins, and seals – alive, rich, and thriving with activity – there is no place on the planet like Antarctica.

Day 7-8: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Sailing towards South Georgia gives us time to slow to the rhythm of the sea. There will be plenty of time to simply relax and be entranced by the many seabirds we’ll encounter on our way. You may decide to join the avid whale watchers hoping to get a glimpse of leviathan, or simply contemplate the vastness of the sea.

Day 9-10: South Georgia

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  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
South Georgia is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The island is a tiny speck in the vastness of the South Atlantic Ocean, one of the most remote parts of our planet. A 3,000-metre mountain range forms the spine of this long, narrow island. Between the mountains, shattered glaciers carve their way through tussock grass to the deeply indented coastline. Despite being such a small outpost in the vastness of the South Atlantic, the sea around South Georgia is one of the most productive areas on Earth. The abundant marine life supports millions of seals, whales, penguins, and other seabirds.

Elephant Island. The island from which Shackelton and five of his crew sailed in the James Caird for 16 days and 1,300 kilometers and finally found safety in the tiny entrance of Cave Cove. This epic story of survival began with the sinking of his ship, the Endurance, in the Weddell Sea, six months earlier. As you explore South Georgia, have the opportunity to reflect on Shackleton’s epic journey.

Day 11: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Time spent at sea is yours to do with as you please. World-class amenities are certain to keep you busy, from the onboard theatre and Spa Sanctuary to a wonderful dining experience. Spot icebergs and marine life from the comfort of your private veranda.

Day 12-13: Falkland Islands

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  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Remote and sparsely populated, Falkland Islands is a wildlife lovers paradise. Visit a number of the outer islands, where large colonies of penguins and albatross thrive.  Fur seals and elephant seals scatter sandy beaches; while the surrounding waters are home to whales and dolphins. Explore the very British capital, Stanley, and its small but thriving community.

Day 14-18: At Sea

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  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
As we head north to Ushuaia, have time to reflect on your experience of a lifetime, knowledge garnered from the Discovery team, and the unsurpassed luxury of Scenic Eclipse.

Day 19: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • 1 Breakfast
It’s time to say farewell to your newfound friends and the crew. Disembark Scenic Eclipse after breakfast and continue with your independent travels or head home. 

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Scenic Eclipse Lumière Restaurant
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Scenic Eclipse Chef's Table Restaurant

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Verandah Suite D
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DB
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite DD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 5, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite C
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite CA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite CD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 6, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite B
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite BA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite BD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite A
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite AA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite AD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Spa Suite S
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SA
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SB
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Grand Panorama Suite GP
1,130 sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 6 these opulent suites feature curved terraces and spacious interiors, bedroom suite with a king-sized bed, bathroom with full bath, steam shower and a dual vanity, spacious lounge area, and additional services.
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Panorama Suite P
1,184sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 8 these opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, a king-sized bed, full bath with steam shower and additional features and services.
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Owner's Penthouse Suite OP
2,099sqft. The oversized Owner’s Penthouse Suites are the ultimate indulgence. Located on Deck 9 and elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views onboard, you will never want to leave.
Included
  • 18 Breakfasts, 16 Lunches, 17 Dinners
  • 18 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Complimentary expedition parka and water bottle, plus use of special polar boots
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
  • Port Fees
  • All standard beverages whilst on board the Scenic Eclipse. This includes champagne, beer, wine, soft drinks, fruit juices, specialty teas and coffee and standard spirits. It also includes daily replenishment of the suite minibars
  • Economy class group flights and air taxes and specified in the itinerary
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • Passport or Visa fees

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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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