Antarctica, South Georgia and Falkland Islands

Antarctica, South Georgia and Falkland Islands

» Antarctica

» Jan 28 2020Feb 14 2020 (19 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Ushuaia

» DISEMBARKATION: Port Stanley

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

 

  • Fantastic glaciated scenery of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia
  • Outstanding wildlife observation on shore, Zodiac cruising and from the ship
  • Visits to historic sites and science stations
  • Learn about the environment, wildlife, history and ecology from polar experts

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Days 2 and 3 – Drake Passage, at sea towards Antarctica
  • Days 4 to 7 – South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 8 – South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
  • Days 9 and 10 – Drake Passage, return to South America
  • Day 11 – Ushuaia, Argentina

SHIP

RCGS Resolute

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking

ACTIVITIES

RCGS Resolute

Jacuzzi

Bistro

Sauna and Steam Room

Superior

Twin Private

Triple Private

Superior Suite

Shackleton Suite

One Ocean Suite

The towering peaks and immense glacial systems of the Antarctic Peninsula are home to a great abundance of wildlife which we observe on shore, from the zodiacs and the ship. Large penguin rookeries are found at several locations and we encounter seals and whales in the iceberg filled waterways. Opportunities to visit historic huts and active science stations add further interest. We explore on shore through guided walks which may last up to several hours. Or if you prefer to sit and observe the penguins as they come and go from the water – why not? The more active may choose the sea kayaking option and experience a whole new side of Antarctica.

Our journey continues as we follow the course taken by
Sir Ernest Shackleton whose epic small boat journey, from Elephant Island across the Scotia Sea to South Georgia remains one of the greatest feats of navigation in history. We explore the northern coastline of the island, home to some of the largest king penguin colonies on earth. The shores
are covered in wildlife – including nesting albatross, fur seals and elephant seals. Rusting relics from the old whaling
era sit silent and provide a dramatic contrast to the green tussock grass, and snowy peaks that surround us. We then head for the Falkland Islands and aim to spend one final
day exploring the wildlife-rich Sea Lion Island and nearby by Bleaker Island. Our voyage comes to an end in Stanley – the small capital of the Falkland Islands. This is the classic small- ship expedition to three unique locations.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple Share USD 21,195
Twin Private USD 25,595
Superior USD 26,995
Superior Plus USD 26,995
Shackleton Suite USD 28,795
One Ocean Suite USD 29,995

All rates per person in USD

Contact Us

INCLUDES

  • Extensive pre-departure information package
  • Educational presentations from experienced guides such as ornithologists, glaciologists, historians, geologists, naturalists and marine mammals experts
  • Photography advice and instructions from the resident photographer. Extended photography workshops available on select departures
  • Onboard sauna, plunge pool, Jacuzzi and fitness centre including massage options (charge applies for massage and treatments)
  • All zodiac and landing excursions
  • All meals during the voyage prepared by One Ocean Expeditions chefs
  • One Ocean Expeditions Farewell dinner hosted by the Captain
  • Daily afternoon tea with fresh snacks
  • Coffee, tea and hot chocolate available anytime
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket and bib pants on loan
  • Insulated rubber boots, binoculars, and backpack on loan
  • Services of English speaking medical officer
  • Transfers from/to designated meeting points to/from the ship
  • Port fees and all permits to access visited areas
  • End of voyage video, photos and take home USB

EXCLUDES

 

  • Visa and passport fees, airport taxes
  • Pre- or post-cruise hotel accommodation in arrival/departure cities
  • Meals and transfers in arrival/departure cities
  • Personal expenses
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Massages from registered therapist
  • Personal laundry charges
  • Postage, telephone calls and email set up
  • Medical expenses such as fees, prescriptions or medications
  • Travel medical insurance including medical evacuation (mandatory)
  • Trip interruption/cancellation insurance
  • Gratuities to staff and crew

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