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The Falklands and South Georgia (Magellan Explorer)

For the 2020-21 season, Antarctica21 offers new expeditions in the South Atlantic. Start your high-end wilderness adventure in the Falklands Islands and South Georgia. For the 2020-21 season, one departure is available on board Magellan Explorer.

03 October, 2020 to 17 October, 2020 Make a booking request for The Falklands and South Georgia (Magellan Explorer), departing on 03 October, 2020

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.

Porthole Cabin £ 7695 GBP pp
Size: 220 ft2 -20 mt2. 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed
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Veranda Cabin £ 8855 GBP pp
Size: 220 ft2 -20 mt2. 2 twin beds or 1 king size bed, private balcony with sitting area
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Deluxe Veranda Cabin £ 9235 GBP pp
Size: 220 ft2 -20 mt2. 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, private balcony with sitting area
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Penthouse Suite £ 10775 GBP pp
Size: 330 ft2 -30 mt2. 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, private balcony with sitting area
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Triple Suite £ 12235 GBP pp
Size: 440 ft2 -40 mt2. 2 twin beds and 1 queen-size sofa bed, 2 private balconies with sitting area
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Single Cabin £ 16375 GBP pp
Size: 220 ft2 -20 mt2. 1 king-size bed, private balcony with sitting area
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Grand Suite £ 18395 GBP pp
Size: 440 ft2 -40 mt2. 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, 2 private balconies with sitting area
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The Falklands and South Georgia (Magellan Explorer) itinerary:

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Day 1 Port Stanley, embarkation
Pick up at the airport in Port Stanley, town visit, and embarkation.
Day 2 Saunders Island, Carcass Island
During a morning visit to Saunders Island we enjoy the long white-sand beach. A wilderness experience, the main attractions there are rockhopper penguins, nesting black browed albatross, and sub-Antarctic gentoo penguins. In the afternoon we visit Carcass Island. There is an option for an easy hike to the settlement, bird watching, and a typical Falklands tea experience.
Day 3 New Island, Weddell Island
We visit New Island, a classic West Falklands experience, with albatross & penguin colonies. Depending on local conditions, in the afternoon we could visit Weddell Island.
Day 4 Bleaker Island
Morning landing at Bleaker Island. This is a natural reserve with a famous bird area featuring a large variety of birds. In the afternoon we head to South Georgia
Days 5 - 6 At Sea
As we sail toward South Georgia, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales.
Day 7 Elsehul Bay
Depending on sea conditions over the previous days, arrival is planned for the afternoon. Provided we receive approval from the South Georgia Government, we plan to do an evening Zodiac cruise at Elsehul Bay.
Day 8 Grytviken, Fortuna Bay
Our first landing is at Grytviken. We clear Customs and then visit the historical site, with the museum and Ernest Shackleton’s grave. In the afternoon, we land at Fortuna Bay / Stromness to see king penguins. Here we learn more about Shackleton and his expedition. There is also an optional 2-3 hour “Shackleton walk”.
Day 9 Gold Harbour, Cooper Bay
In the morning we plan a landing at Gold Harbour. This is a spectacular location with king penguins, elephant seals and hanging glaciers. There are also sooty albatross here. In the afternoon, we visit Cooper Bay to see macaroni penguins during a Zodiac cruise.
Day 10 St Andrews Bay, Ocean Harbour
St Andrews Bay is the destination of our morning excursion. We see the largest king penguin colony and elephant seal bulls. In the afternoon, we plan a Zodiac cruise and landing at Ocean Harbour. The highlights here are a shipwreck and remains of the whaling industry.
Day 11 Prion Island, Salisbury Plain
Days 12 - 14 Prion Island, Salisbury Plain
As we make our way back to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) our program of lectures and presentations continues.
Day 15 Port Stanley, disembarkation
Upon arrival at Port Stanley we disembark and transfer to the airport for the ongoing flight.
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

The Falklands and South Georgia (Magellan Explorer) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Itineraries are subject to change.
Upon arrival at Port Stanley we disembark and transfer to the airport for the ongoing flight.
As we make our way back to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) our program of lectures and presentations continues.
St Andrews Bay is the destination of our morning excursion. We see the largest king penguin colony and elephant seal bulls. In the afternoon, we plan a Zodiac cruise and landing at Ocean Harbour. The highlights here are a shipwreck and remains of the whaling industry.
In the morning we plan a landing at Gold Harbour. This is a spectacular location with king penguins, elephant seals and hanging glaciers. There are also sooty albatross here. In the afternoon, we visit Cooper Bay to see macaroni penguins during a Zodiac cruise.
Our first landing is at Grytviken. We clear Customs and then visit the historical site, with the museum and Ernest Shackleton’s grave. In the afternoon, we land at Fortuna Bay / Stromness to see king penguins. Here we learn more about Shackleton and his expedition. There is also an optional 2-3 hour “Shackleton walk”.
Depending on sea conditions over the previous days, arrival is planned for the afternoon. Provided we receive approval from the South Georgia Government, we plan to do an evening Zodiac cruise at Elsehul Bay.
As we sail toward South Georgia, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales.
Morning landing at Bleaker Island. This is a natural reserve with a famous bird area featuring a large variety of birds. In the afternoon we head to South Georgia
We visit New Island, a classic West Falklands experience, with albatross & penguin colonies. Depending on local conditions, in the afternoon we could visit Weddell Island.
During a morning visit to Saunders Island we enjoy the long white-sand beach. A wilderness experience, the main attractions there are rockhopper penguins, nesting black browed albatross, and sub-Antarctic gentoo penguins. In the afternoon we visit Carcass Island. There is an option for an easy hike to the settlement, bird watching, and a typical Falklands tea experience.
Pick up at the airport in Port Stanley, town visit, and embarkation.
* = Indicative
Map for The Falklands and South Georgia (Magellan Explorer)
Magellan Explorer, the ship servicing The Falklands and South Georgia (Magellan Explorer)

Magellan Explorer

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 90.7 m - 298 ft.

Passenger Capacity: 100 (only 69 passengers for Air-Cruise operations)

Built: 2018

MV Magellan Explorer features 50 passenger suites and cabins in five categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins. The cabins are very spacious, ranging in size from 40 m2 (440 sq. ft.) to 20 m2 (220 sq. ft.). All double cabins have two twin beds that can be configured as one queen-size bed, offering great flexibility to our guests. 42 cabins feature a large window and a private balcony, while 8 cabins feature a porthole. All cabins feature a private bathroom and a sitting area.

Public areas include a large, forward-facing observation lounge, an observation deck, a dining room that accommodates all guests and expedition staff in a single sitting, two meeting rooms, a gift shop, a protected outdoor barbecue area, a gym, and a sauna. The bow of the ship is accessible to guests to offer expansive views during exploration. Optional adventure activities, such as kayaking and snowshoeing, are available.

Specific measures have been taken to minimize MV Magellan Explorer’s carbon footprint, including state-of-the-art engines that meet MARPOL’s stringent Tier III emission standards. To minimize fuel consumption, a waste heat recovery system recycles the heat produced by the ship’s engines and repurposes it to power the ship’s heating system and to warm the water used on board.

 

 

• A rich wilderness experience

• The Falklands (Malvinas)

• In-depth visit to South Georgia
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