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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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Trip NameSaveFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Punta Arenas to Punta ArenasSavings$1870017Nov 14, 2021Admire the wonders Antarctica has to offer on this 17-day sailing adventure. Starting in the historical city of Punta Arenas, explore the magnificent …
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. …
Classic Antarctica - Holiday EditionSavings$2050016Dec 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 desired …
Antarctica Expedition - EclipseSavings$2260012Nov 30, 2021This 12-day expedition leads you to one discovery after another. Fully experience the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland islands with a …
Punta Arenas to Punta ArenasSavings$2169019Jan 28, 2023Explore Antarctica on this 19-day cruise that visits South Georgia, the Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Peninsula, Elephant and Island where you will find …
Classic Antarctica - Holiday Edition 2021Savings$3140019Dec 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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