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Antarctica & South Georgia Wildlife Cruise

24 DAYS Starting from $17,390 per person

Explore the most fascinating sites of the South Pole in luxury on a 21-day cruise aboard the Ocean Endeavour, featuring ample lounging space, an outdoor jacuzzi and pool as well as a spa, gym and yoga onboard! Cross the exhilarating waters of the Drake Passage towards the Great White Continent of Antarctica, then follow in Ernest Shackleton’s path from Elephant Island to South Georgia before your grand finale at the Falkland Islands. This route is jam-packed with adventure and extraordinary photo opportunities as you’ll be visiting some of the most wildlife-concentrated areas on the planet!


Trip at a Glance


  • Take a fascinating tour of the highlights of Buenos Aires, including San Telmo, La Boca, Recoleta and Puerto Madero.
  • Enjoy an evening at one of Buenos Aires’s best tango houses with all the dinner, music and dancing you could wish for.
  • Cruise aboard the 200-passenger expedition vessel, Ocean Endeavour, with ample indoor and outdoor space boasting spectacular 360-degree views from its decks.
  • Sail from Ushuaia along the wildlife-rich Beagle Channel, dividing the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and southern South America.
  • Keep a look out for icebergs and your first views of the Antarctic landscape as you cross the exhilarating waters of the Drake Passage and Antarctic Convergence.
  • Explore the Great White Continent in search of Leopard seals, Adelie penguins, the Chinstrap penguins and many others impressive wildlife.
  • Tour the polar landscapes in small groups utilizing the ship’s fleet of Zodiac boats, perfect for roaming.
  • Between excursions, indulge in facilities on board such as the sauna, spa and gym, as well as an outdoor pool and jacuzzi for scenic lounging.
  • Retrace explorer Ernest Shackleton’s path from Elephant Island to South Georgia, home to the greatest concentration of wildlife and the largest colony of king penguins on the planet!
  • Discover South Georgia, known as ‘Galapagos of the South’, extensively by Zodiac, on kayak and by foot!
  • On at-sea days, enjoy an expert education team who will provide in-depth explanations of the glaciology, history and wildlife of the region.
  • Tour the quaint capital of the Falkland Islands, Port Stanley, before returning to Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world and the capital of Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire).

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