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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

In this quintessential 20-day experience for polar travelers, follow in the footsteps of famed historical explorers as you journey through the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), South Georgia, South Shetlands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

After a convenient charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, you’ll sail the picturesque Beagle Channel and head out to sea for this epic journey. Hundreds of diverse species of birds and animals await your perusal; the extreme isolation and silence will alter your world perspective. Witnessing a glacier calving, participating in a reverential tribute to a famed explorer or being charmed by lovable, playful penguins - the sheer magnitude, beauty and diversity of the Antarctic will take your breath away.
23 November, 2017 to 12 December, 2017 Make a booking request for Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica, departing on 23 November, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Triple £ 10075 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A triple on deck four is an interior cabin with two lower berths, one upper berth and private bath. Approximately 10-15 m2 (105 to 160 sq ft).
Single Inside £ 14863 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A single on deck five is an interior cabin with a lower berth and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m2 (95 to 105 sq ft).
Twin Porthole £ 14863 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A twin porthole on deck four features a porthole window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m2 (95 to 105 sq ft).
Twin Window £ 15619 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A twin window on deck five features a picture window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m2 (95 to 105 sq ft).
Twin Porthole Plus 2 £ 17383 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A twin porthole plus 2 on deck four is twice the size of a twin porthole, with 2 bathrooms. It features a porthole window, one or two beds and two private baths. Approximately 18-20 m2 (190 to 200 sq ft).
Twin Porthole Plus 1 £ 17383 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A twin porthole plus 1 on deck four is twice the size of a twin porthole, with 1 bathroom. It features a porthole window, one or two beds and one private bath. Approximately 18-20 m2 (190 to 200 sq ft).
Upper Deck Twin £ 18475 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
An upper deck twin on decks seven and eight features a large picture window (obstructed view), two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 13 m2 (140 sq ft).
Superior Twin £ 18895 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A superior twin on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and a private bath. Approximately 19 m2 (205 sq ft).
Top Deck Twin £ 19735 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A top deck twin on deck eight features two large picture windows (partial obstruction), one double bed and private bath. Approximately 14.5 m2 (155 sq ft).
Twin Window Plus 2 £ 20155 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A twin window plus 2 on deck five is twice the size of a twin window, with 2 bathrooms. It features a picture window, one or two beds and two private baths. Approximately 18-20 m2 (190 to 200 sq ft).
Twin Window Plus 1 £ 20155 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A twin window plus 1 on deck five is twice the size of a twin window, with 1 bathroom. It features a picture window, one or two beds and one private bath. Approximately 18-20 m2 (190 to 200 sq ft).
Junior Suite £ 21415 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A junior suite on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 30 m2 (320 sq ft).
Owner's Suite £ 22675 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
The owners suite on deck seven features two large bow-facing windows, one double bed, separate sitting room and private bath with tub. Approximately 30 m2 (320 sq ft).
06 January, 2018 to 25 January, 2018 Make a booking request for Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica, departing on 06 January, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Triple £ 10075 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A triple on deck four is an interior cabin with two lower berths, one upper berth and private bath. Approximately 10-15 m2 (105 to 160 sq ft).
Twin Porthole £ 14863 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A twin porthole on deck four features a porthole window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m2 (95 to 105 sq ft).
Single Inside £ 14863 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A single on deck five is an interior cabin with a lower berth and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m2 (95 to 105 sq ft).
Twin Window £ 15619 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A twin window on deck five features a picture window, two lower berths and private bath. Approximately 9-10 m2 (95 to 105 sq ft).
Twin Porthole Plus 1 £ 17383 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A twin porthole plus 1 on deck four is twice the size of a twin porthole, with 1 bathroom. It features a porthole window, one or two beds and one private bath. Approximately 18-20 m2 (190 to 200 sq ft).
Twin Porthole Plus 2 £ 17383 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A twin porthole plus 2 on deck four is twice the size of a twin porthole, with 2 bathrooms. It features a porthole window, one or two beds and two private baths. Approximately 18-20 m2 (190 to 200 sq ft).
Upper Deck Twin £ 18475 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
An upper deck twin on decks seven and eight features a large picture window (obstructed view), two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 13 m2 (140 sq ft).
Superior Twin £ 18895 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A superior twin on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and a private bath. Approximately 19 m2 (205 sq ft).
Top Deck Twin £ 19735 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A top deck twin on deck eight features two large picture windows (partial obstruction), one double bed and private bath. Approximately 14.5 m2 (155 sq ft).
Twin Window Plus 2 £ 20155 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A twin window plus 2 on deck five is twice the size of a twin window, with 2 bathrooms. It features a picture window, one or two beds and two private baths. Approximately 18-20 m2 (190 to 200 sq ft).
Twin Window Plus 1 £ 20155 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A twin window plus 1 on deck five is twice the size of a twin window, with 1 bathroom. It features a picture window, one or two beds and one private bath. Approximately 18-20 m2 (190 to 200 sq ft).
Junior Suite £ 21415 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
A junior suite on decks five and seven features a picture window, two lower berths or one double bed and private bath. Approximately 30 m2 (320 sq ft).
Owner's Suite £ 22675 GBP pp (+ Charter Flights. From 800 USD pp)
The owners suite on deck seven features two large bow-facing windows, one double bed, separate sitting room and private bath with tub. Approximately 30 m2 (320 sq ft).

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica itinerary:

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Day 1 — Buenos Aires, Argentina
You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of the itinerary. Upon your arrival in Buenos Aires, you will independently transfer to the group hotel (pre-night hotel included).
Day 2 — Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation
After breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, we’ll take a short city tour of this quaint port town before heading to the pier.
Day 3 — At Sea
There are many activities to keep you engaged while you are at sea. Learn to identify seabirds that glide alongside the ship or attend dynamic presentations by your Expedition Team. You will be prepped on safety procedures for your Zodiac cruises and shore landings.
Days 4 and 5 — Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Upon arrival in this archipelago your cameras will get their first real workout capturing the abundant wildlife and the rugged feel of the Falklands (Malvinas). The archipelago contains two main islands—East and West, which we will explore by Zodiac excursions and daily landings. Port Stanley is often a favored landing site, as the town offers a unique British outpost feel, complete with a bit of an eclectic charm. You’ll be free to explore the town, grab a pint at the local pub, or visit numerous churches and museums. In terms of wildlife, the archipelago is home to magellanic, gentoo and rockhopper penguins. If you’re lucky, you may even spot king penguins here as well! You can expect to see blackbrowed albatross and two endemic bird species; Cobb’s wren and the Falkland’s flightless steamer duck.
Days 6 and 7 — At Sea
Sailing south, you’ll officially enter Antarctic waters by crossing the invisible biological boundary called the Antarctic Convergence. Encircling the continent, cold Antarctic waters meet and mix with the warmer waters of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, creating an abundance of krill and marine life that attracts whales and seals to this part of the world. Expedition staff will be sure to keep you posted when you cross this invisible, yet important line.
Days 8 to 11 — South Georgia
This remote outpost was a popular stop for many historic Antarctic expeditions and was once a haven for hunting whales and elephant and fur seals. Today, South Georgia Island wildlife populations have rebounded, but you’ll still see remnants of those old whaling stations and other abandoned outposts. One significant and historic site that will be of interest is the grave of the great explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. You can visit his grave at the settlement of Grytviken, which is also home to an old whaling station, a museum, gift shop, church and a small research station. While South Georgia’s history is an important attraction to the islands, it is the wildlife on South Georgia that you and your shipmates will surely find most captivating. Often referred to as the ‘Galapagos of the Poles,’ each landing you make on South Georgia will open your eyes to a new wonder of wildlife.
Days 12 and 13 — At Sea
Say goodbye to the king penguins, as your next destination is Antarctica! Your days at sea are filled with presentations, lectures and workshops from your Expedition Team, who will prepare you for the wildlife that will be greeting you upon your arrival in Antarctica. In between presentations, spend time chatting with your shipmates over a drink at the bar. If conditions allow, we may attempt landfall on the South Orkney Islands, our first official stop in Antarctica.
Days 14 to 17 — South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
The most common reaction to arriving at the white continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is hard to put into words, as few places are as untouched, unique and enduring as Antarctica. You will discover that Antarctica is a land of extremes. At one moment you’ll be overcome with a feeling of complete desolation and silence, at the next moment you’ll be inspired by nature as a calving glacier crashes into the brilliant blue sea or a penguin comes waddling by to inspect your footwear.
Days 18 and 19 — Crossing the Drake Passage
After more than two weeks of endless wildlife encounters, your journey home begins. Crossing the Drake Passage is your unofficial rite of passage, completing your Antarctic adventure. Enjoy some final moments mingling with your fellow travelers. The noisy, busy, populated world awaits your return, so savor the silence of the sea as long as you can.
Day 20 — Disembarkation in Ushuaia for your charter flight back to Buenos Aires
After breakfast aboard the ship, it is time to part ways and say goodbye to your Expedition Team. After disembarkation, you will have a little time to explore Ushuaia before we transfer to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.
Please Note:
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.
Day 20 — Disembarkation in Ushuaia for your charter flight back to Buenos Aires *
After breakfast aboard the ship, it is time to part ways and say goodbye to your Expedition Team. After disembarkation, you will have a little time to explore Ushuaia before we transfer to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.
Days 18 and 19 — Crossing the Drake Passage *
After more than two weeks of endless wildlife encounters, your journey home begins. Crossing the Drake Passage is your unofficial rite of passage, completing your Antarctic adventure. Enjoy some final moments mingling with your fellow travelers. The noisy, busy, populated world awaits your return, so savor the silence of the sea as long as you can.
Days 14 to 17 — South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula *
The most common reaction to arriving at the white continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is hard to put into words, as few places are as untouched, unique and enduring as Antarctica. You will discover that Antarctica is a land of extremes. At one moment you’ll be overcome with a feeling of complete desolation and silence, at the next moment you’ll be inspired by nature as a calving glacier crashes into the brilliant blue sea or a penguin comes waddling by to inspect your footwear.
Days 12 and 13 — At Sea *
Say goodbye to the king penguins, as your next destination is Antarctica! Your days at sea are filled with presentations, lectures and workshops from your Expedition Team, who will prepare you for the wildlife that will be greeting you upon your arrival in Antarctica. In between presentations, spend time chatting with your shipmates over a drink at the bar. If conditions allow, we may attempt landfall on the South Orkney Islands, our first official stop in Antarctica.
Days 8 to 11 — South Georgia *
This remote outpost was a popular stop for many historic Antarctic expeditions and was once a haven for hunting whales and elephant and fur seals. Today, South Georgia Island wildlife populations have rebounded, but you’ll still see remnants of those old whaling stations and other abandoned outposts. One significant and historic site that will be of interest is the grave of the great explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. You can visit his grave at the settlement of Grytviken, which is also home to an old whaling station, a museum, gift shop, church and a small research station. While South Georgia’s history is an important attraction to the islands, it is the wildlife on South Georgia that you and your shipmates will surely find most captivating. Often referred to as the ‘Galapagos of the Poles,’ each landing you make on South Georgia will open your eyes to a new wonder of wildlife.
Days 6 and 7 — At Sea *
Sailing south, you’ll officially enter Antarctic waters by crossing the invisible biological boundary called the Antarctic Convergence. Encircling the continent, cold Antarctic waters meet and mix with the warmer waters of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, creating an abundance of krill and marine life that attracts whales and seals to this part of the world. Expedition staff will be sure to keep you posted when you cross this invisible, yet important line.
Days 4 and 5 — Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) *
Upon arrival in this archipelago your cameras will get their first real workout capturing the abundant wildlife and the rugged feel of the Falklands (Malvinas). The archipelago contains two main islands—East and West, which we will explore by Zodiac excursions and daily landings. Port Stanley is often a favored landing site, as the town offers a unique British outpost feel, complete with a bit of an eclectic charm. You’ll be free to explore the town, grab a pint at the local pub, or visit numerous churches and museums. In terms of wildlife, the archipelago is home to magellanic, gentoo and rockhopper penguins. If you’re lucky, you may even spot king penguins here as well! You can expect to see blackbrowed albatross and two endemic bird species; Cobb’s wren and the Falkland’s flightless steamer duck.
Day 3 — At Sea *
There are many activities to keep you engaged while you are at sea. Learn to identify seabirds that glide alongside the ship or attend dynamic presentations by your Expedition Team. You will be prepped on safety procedures for your Zodiac cruises and shore landings.
Day 2 — Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation *
After breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, we’ll take a short city tour of this quaint port town before heading to the pier.
Day 1 — Buenos Aires, Argentina *
You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of the itinerary. Upon your arrival in Buenos Aires, you will independently transfer to the group hotel (pre-night hotel included).
* = Indicative
Map for Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica
Ocean Endeavour, the ship servicing Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

Ocean Endeavour

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 137m

Passenger Capacity: 198

Built: 1982 - refurbished 2010 & 2014

Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer.

Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2010 and 2014. At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Enjoy multiple decks offering comfortable lounge chairs, outdoor dining, a swimming pool, sauna and even a hot tub! The spacious interiors allow for multiple workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. Community is at the heart of Adventure Canada’s expedition experience. We gather together to learn, enjoy a drink, sing a song or share a yarn – connecting with one and other. The three lounges aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic public spaces for seminars, events and dialogue.

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning. There are a variety of cabin categories available ranging from 9-30 m2 (100-320 sq ft).

Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced, and friendly. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fiords, bays and secluded communities. The stylish vessel is at home among the glorious settings we seek. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel, while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour!

Ocean EndeavourOcean Endeavour

Cabin layout for Ocean Endeavour
• Explore the world’s seventh continent on the Antarctic Peninsula by ship, Zodiac and on foot

• Learn about Antarctica’s unique geology, history and wildlife with an expert team of lecturers

• See the incredible wildlife of South Georgia, including 30 breeding bird species and four penguin species

• Follow in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous voyages on South Georgia and pause for a moment at his graveside

• Explore the quaint British town of Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands

• Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Antarctic by taking an optional kayaking excursion

• Enjoy on board lecturers and educational presentations from Polar Specialists
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Optional extras & upgrades

Buenos Aires Flight and Transfer Package (800.00 USD)
Pre expedition hotel night in Buenos Aires, with breakfast, Group transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires, Charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia (return), Group transfer from Ushuaia airport to the ship (return).

Mountaineering (575.00 USD)
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Kayaking (950.00 USD)
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