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Take a small ship cruise to the picturesque Elephant Island located in Antarctica south of the Falkland Islands and North of the Antarctica Peninsula. This island was named after migratory seals that live on the island with no significant flora or fauna. On your cruise to Elephant Island, expect to see amazing glaciers with pink algae surrounding them. Additionally, Elephant Island is home to several chinstrap penguin rookeries and more-than 2,000-year-old moss colonies. Elephant Island is also well-known for serving as a refuge for Ernest Shackleton and his crew in 1916, where they spent over four months stranded on the island before they were rescued by a supply ship. Consider cruising Antarctica on a small ship cruise in order to be able to access smaller ports, passages, and coves. Contact our travel specialists to start planning your ideal today!

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Celebrating Shackleton: Journey from Antarctica to South Georgia10%$2999520Dec 22, 2021This brand new itinerary celebrates the life of Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose passing in South Georgia on January 5, 1922, marked the end of the …
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Solar Eclipse in Antarctica10%$2370022Nov 24, 2021Embark on a 22-day expedition through Antarctica and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse.
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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Explorer20%$1699521Jan 7, 2022On this 21-day expedition visit Antarctic research stations, witness minke whales breaching from your Zodiac, share magical moments with king …
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Classic Antarctica - Holiday EditionSavings$2100016Dec 21, 2021Spend a holiday to remember aboard the glamorous Silver Cloud. Sail to Antarctica on a classic cruise, admiring the wonders of one of the most …
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica - Polar CircleSavings$1520023Feb 24, 2021Join MV Hondius on a 23-day sailing adventure that allows you to discover and explore Antarctica, passing from the Falkland Island to Polar Circle. …
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Classic Antarctica - Holiday Edition 2021Savings$2330019Dec 22, 2021Spend a holiday to remember aboard the glamorous Silver Cloud. Sail to Antarctica on a classic cruise, admiring the wonders of one of the most …
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Antarctica Expedition - EclipseSavings$3770023Nov 20, 2021Follow in the footsteps of the great Antarctic explorers and visit sites that Byrd, Charcot, Fiennes, de Gerlache, Shackleton, and Weddell visited. …
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Antarctica Expedition - EclipseSavings$2196012Nov 30, 2021This 12-day expedition leads you to one discovery after another. Fully experience the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland islands with a …
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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Explorer15%$1499021Mar 9, 2022Set sail aboard the magnificent Ocean Endeavour and discover Antarctica, the world’s last frontier and the land of penguins and icebergs. Sail …
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Antarctica Solar Eclipse40%$1199514Nov 29, 2021On December 4th 2021, a total solar eclipse will be viewable only from some of the Earth’s most southern latitudes – an exclusive and unique …
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