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Watch King penguins strut across the sand at Volunteer Point during your Falkland Islands tour

Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica

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Explore the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island during this unique 21-day journey before continuing to the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula aboard the Ocean Victory. Your adventure begins when you depart from Ushuaia in Argentina and sail to the intriguing Falkland Islands. Your program includes Zodiac landings, wildlife observation, and visits to the lovely English architecture of Port Stanley's capital. Continue your journey to South Georgia Island, one of the natural wonders of the world. You can sail in the direction of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands from this location. Explore numerous Antarctic regions to learn about the continent's amazing fauna and breathtaking scenery.
Zodiac cruise in AntarcticaSeal enjoying the sun in AntarcticaSee monuments from the 1982 war in Stanley on your Falkland Islands tourWatch King penguins strut across the sand at Volunteer Point during your Falkland Islands tour
Highlights
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage in the wake of great explorers
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Discover abundant wildlife, including penguins, whales, seals, and seabirds
  • Learn about whaling and maritime history in the Falklands and South Georgia
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Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina | Embark

  • 1 Dinner
Arrive and embark in Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s southernmost town. Explore the quaint city or local countryside. Alternatively, consider a day trip off the beaten path to the raw, natural archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. It's a hiker's paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and boggy quagmires. In the afternoon, board your ship, Ocean Victory. Your journey begins as the captain navigates through the calms of Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago.

Day 2: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
While you make your way towards the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) there will be plenty of time to get to know the ship as well as participating in the many activities offered on board. Lectures about wildlife and the history of the Falkland Islands will be held, and your experienced expedition team will share stories and lectures that vary based on the locations you visit and their areas of expertise.

Day 3-4: Falkland Islands | Port Stanley

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
During the morning, approach Falkland Islands and in the early afternoon Ocean Victory will cast anchor by the sheltered natural harbor of Port Stanley. Stanley is the capital of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), a remote South Atlantic archipelago. Utilizing the Zodiacs, you will land in town center, and take a leisurely stroll through the streets of Stanley. On the following day you will make landings – weather permitting – at two of the islands’ many magnificent wildlife spots, where penguins and other sea birds gather.

Day 5-6: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Days at sea are great for participating in lectures, photo sessions and recaps, reading books in the ship library and watching the ubiquitous storm petrels and albatrosses from top deck. 

Day 7-10: South Georgia

  • Ship
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
South Georgia has a dramatic setting with glacier-clad rugged mountains. Lying in the Southern Ocean south of the Antarctic convergence, the cold sea is booming with life. The island, often referred to as “The Galapagos of the Poles”, can only be reached by ship. There is no permanent human settlement, but seabirds and seals breed in the millions. The difficulty of getting there and the restrictions to protect the environment, makes South Georgia one of the least-visited tourist destinations in the world. Today the island has been largely left to recover from human over-exploration, resulting in dramatic increases in the number of whales, seals as well as penguin and seabird populations. The itinerary and activities over the next days are largely dependent on the weather and the sea.

You will have a chance to visit Salisbury Plain, home to one of the largest king penguin colonies on the island, estimated between 250,000 and 5,000,000. Gentoo penguins, giant petrels and Antarctic prions also breed on the island.
The British administration at Grytviken, a former Norwegian whaling station, is also worth a visit. The famed British explorer Ernest Shackleton died in Grytviken on his second visit, and is buried south of the station. The endemic South Georgia pipits and South Georgia pintails may be seen around the buildings.

Day 11-12: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
The next days are spent travelling on the South Atlantic Sea's southern waters, crossing the 60th parallel south and from hence on, you are in the Southern Ocean's swells.

During your time at sea, a variety of activities will be arranged on board and it provides the perfect opportunity to socialize with fellow travelers.
As the white shimmer of Antarctica looms on your horizon, the presence of wildlife multiples by tens of thousands with many species of lively penguins, inquisitive seals, nesting birds and the spray of marine mammals.

Day 13-17: Antarctic Peninsula | South Shetland Islands

  • Ship
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Over the coming days, you will begin the exciting Antarctic experience at the very tip of the Continent.

The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. The route and shore landings will be determined by the captain and expedition Leader and communicated to the guests through regularly scheduled briefings.

Wildlife abounds on the Antarctic Peninsula: leopard, fur and Weddell seals of Cuverville Island; humpback whales of Gerlache Strait; Paradise Bay; the dramatic Lemaire Channel's orcas. Days at sea are great for enjoying the seascapes, relaxing, or participating on the program onboard.

Day 18-19: Crossing the Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Today, depart Antarctica and spend two days at sea on your way back to the calms of Beagle Channel and Ushuaia, Argentina. En route, you will cross the Drake Passage and cruise past Cape Horn, a legendary maritime landmark and the southern tip of South America.
 
During your time at sea, a variety of activities will be arranged on board and it provides the perfect opportunity to dwell on some of the fantastic moments you have witnessed during your great voyage.

Day 20: Ushuaia | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning, arrive back in Ushuaia for the conclusion of your voyage, where you can continue your adventures or begin your return home.

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Category G Single
Single Stateroom (Porthole) 18 m2 Standard single stateroom onboard, located on deck 3. This is a conveniently located stateroom close to the Mudroom which facilitates access to the Zodiacs during embarkation and disembarkation to begin your adventures on the Zodiacs. Single staterooms are normally with a porthole, single bed (200*90), reading light, and a sitting chair.
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Triple Stateroom (Porthole) 22 m2 There are four Triple staterooms on board Ocean Victory featuring portholes, all with private en-suites. Located on Deck 3, they're close to the mudroom and loading platforms. Triple staterooms are normally with a sofa bed and two twin beds however a double bed can be accommodated.
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French Balcony Suite 16 m2 The French Balcony Suite is a standard stateroom with a French balcony, a double bed, floor-to-ceiling windows and a bathroom. All French Balcony Suites are located on Deck 7.
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Albatros State Stateroom (Porthole) 22 m2 The standard stateroom on Ocean Victory is close to the Mudroom and has quick access to the zodiac platforms for disembarkation during landings. This is very convenient if you have more limited mobility and would like a short distance to the zodiacs. The staterooms are perfect for those who wish a comfortable base during their stay onboard Ocean Victory. The standard staterooms all have a double bed or 2 single beds and bathroom. The staterooms are located on deck 3 except for 1 which is located on deck 4.
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Balcony State Stateroom 24 m2 The most abundant type of stateroom on Ocean Victory, the Balcony State Staterooms are located on decks 4 & 6. They have a balcony, a double bed or two single beds, a bathroom, and a sofa that can be used as a bed for a child if traveling as a family. If you desire to book two staterooms with connecting doors, this is also a possibility under this category.
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Balcony Suite 28 m2 Ocean Victory has 4 Balcony Suites on board located on decks 4 & 6. The suites feature double or twin beds and a seating area, bathroom, and balcony. The balcony suites can host 2 people.
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Balcony Suite 35 m2 Ocean Victory has 2 Balcony Suites on board located on Deck 4. The suites feature double or twin beds, a seating area, a bathroom and a large balcony. The balcony suites can host 2 people.
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Junior suite 42 m2 The 4 Junior Suites aboard Ocean Victory have a great view from their location high up on the ship on deck 7. The suites feature a double bed or twin beds, sofa bed, seating area, a spacious bathroom, and a private balcony. The suite can accommodate up to 3 people.
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Premium suite 45 m2 – PS The largest of all the staterooms on board the Ocean Victory is the Premium Suite. This 2-bedroom suite features a double bed (or twin beds), a sofa bed, table and chair, a balcony, and a spacious bathroom. Located on deck. 4. This category is available upon request. Please refer to Albatros Expeditions for price.
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  • 19 Breakfasts, 18 Lunches, 19 Dinners
  • 19 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Coffee & Tea
  • English-speaking expedition team
  • Information briefings and lectures by expedition team
  • Shore landings by Zodiac
  • Parkas and Boots in assorted sizes, suitable for shore landings
  • Port fees, IAATO fees, taxes and tariffs
  • Parkas for all guests (excluding South American voyages)
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel Surcharge - to be invoiced separately
  • Hotel accommodation in Ushuaia

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