In Shackleton´s footsteps

In Shackleton´s footsteps

» Antarctica

» Mar 7 2018Mar 24 2018 (18 DAYS)




Explore the most accessible and wildlife-rich region of Antarctica

Daily shore visits and Zodiac cruises offer close encounters with penguins, whales, seals and sea birds

Visit historic research huts and working scientific stations

Cruise past massive icebergs and ancient glaciers

Learn about Antarctica’s unique geology, history and wildlife from our expert team

Witness the incredible wildlife of South Georgia, one of the greatest wildlife concentrations on the planet

Cruise past Elephant Island’s dramatic north coast (weather permitting)

Trace the final leg of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous journey from Fortuna Bay to Stromness

Pay your respects to the great explorer at a visit to his gravesite at Grytviken

• A small group will have the opportunity to trek across South Georgia as part of our Alpine Crossing


  • Day 1 – Ushuaia & Beagle Channel
  • Days 2 and 3 – Drake Passage
  • Days 4 to 7 – Weddell Sea & Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 8 – Elephant Island
  • Days 9 to 10 – At sea
  • Days 11 to 15 – South Georgia
  • Days 16 and 17 – At sea
  • Day 18 – Falkland Islands/Malvinas

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Polar Pioneer


Alpine Crossing of South Georgia
Polar Photography Workshops


On this extended voyage you will experience the pristine beauty and vast landscapes from Antarctica, and the abundant wildlife of South Georgia. Retrace the footsteps of one of the greatest Antarctic explorers: Sir Ernest Shackleton.


Triple (shared bathroom) USD 14,300
Twin public cabin (shared bathroom) USD 17,500
Twin private cabin (en-suite bathroom) USD 21,200
Mini Suite (en-suite bathroom) USD 23,500
Captain Suite (en-suite bathroom) USD 24,800

All rates expressed in USD per person sharing


  • Luggage transfer from hotel in Ushuaia to Polar Pioneer on day of boarding.
  • Transfer from Polar Pioneer to Stanley airport, including tour of Stanley
  • Flight from Stanley to Punta Arenas OR Santiago (no reduced fare for finishing in Punta Arenas)
  • Accommodation during the voyage
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Free access to our on board doctor and basic medical services
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Daily cabin service
  • An Aurora Expeditions’ multi-purpose waterproof jacket
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All entry fees to historic landings sites.


  • International or domestic flights to or from ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not indicated in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge.
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.