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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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5 Best Elephant Islands Arctic Cruise, Trip, & Tour Deals for 2023-2024

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South Georgia & Antarctic OdysseySavings$2449521Dec 27, 2022Summer comes to South Georgia’s remote, untamed landscape like a freight train to explore South Georgia and the Antarctic on a 21-day voyage. …
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South Georgia & Antarctic OdysseySavings$2409521Dec 19, 2022This 21-day roundtrip Ushuaia voyage aboard Sylvia Earle encompasses the best of the Antarctic Peninsula and the enchanting wildlife haven of South …
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South Georgia & Antarctic OdysseySavings$2239521Mar 10, 2023Discover the serenity and grandeur of the most remote place on earth, where penguins nest, whales feed, and captivating seals frolic in ice-speckled …
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Shackleton's Final QuestSavings$2132522Dec 29, 2022Experience this 22-day voyage as you travel across Antarctica aboard Island Sky, exploring the sites and the vast wildlife that Sir Ernest Shackleton …
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South Georgia & Antarctic OdysseySavings$2509520Jan 17, 2024Join the Greg Mortimer on a 20-day Antarctic adventure and observe the peak of animal breeding cycles. South Georgia is home to millions of fur seals …
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