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Antarctic Luxury Expedition

A thrilling luxury expedition voyage exploring the remote Falkland Islands and the dramatic landscapes of Antarctica, with exciting Zodiac landings led by the experienced expedition team

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14 nights from £12750pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Antarctic Iceberg.  Photo: Jim Hofman
  • Magallen Penguins. Photo:  Yellow Cat Flickr
  • Falkland Islands
  • Gentoo Penguin
  • Icebergs

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This luxury expedition cruise with a hotel stay in Santiago takes in the incredible wildlife and unique landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula and Falkland Islands, accompanied by an expedition team of scientists and experts.

Discover the remote Falkland Islands, with visits to New Island and West Point Island, both havens for wildlife including rockhopper penguins and albatross. You'll also call at Stanley, the beautiful capital of this archipelago. The ship then cruises the legendary Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands, where you'll follow in the footsteps of early explorers and see unique wildlife in its natural wilderness habitat, including Gentoo and Adelie penguins.

Itineraries are intentionally unstructured, as following only a tentative schedule allows for moment-by-moment flexibility. The expedition leader will work closely with the Captain to maximise the opportunities for adventure and exploration. Inflatable Zodiac boats allow exploration of places that would otherwise be inaccessible and provide opportunities for up-close explorations.

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Antarctic Luxury Expedition Itinerary

Day 1 - Ushuaia

Embark your ship in Ushuaia.

Day 2 - At sea

As your ship sails to the Falkland Islands, the on-board team of expert guides will give a preview of the expedition area.

Day 3 - New Island (Falkland Islands) - West Point Island

Today's adventure introduces the remarkable beauty of the remote Falkland Islands. New Island is a haven for wildlife including rockhopper penguins, seals and albatross. Take in the sweeping landscapes, dotted with colourful wildflowers, before cruising West Point Island. Learn about the island's unique vegetation including the rare Felton plant, and discover its array of wildlife including Magellanic penguins.

Day 4 - Port Stanley

Stanley is the capital of the remote Falkland Islands, and has a distinct British ambience. Stroll through the charming streets of this colourful little town, lined with quaint cottages and a variety of traditional pubs. Visit the 19th-century Anglican cathedral and wander through the small local museum. Some lingering reminders of the 1986 Falklands War between Britain and Argentina may still be seen though the island has settled back to its quiet business of raising sheep.

Days 5-6 - At sea

Take the opportunity to relax and unwind onboard.

Day 7 - Elephant Island (South Shetland Islands)

It is from this island that Sir Ernest Shackleton set out for South Georgia in a small boat in 1916, undertaking one of the most remarkable sailing journeys of all time and returning 132 days later to rescue his men.

Day 8 - Antarctic Sound (Antarctica)

The Antarctic Sound will be one of your first encounters with the whitewash kingdom. See the imposing icebergs which have broken away from the Larsen Ice Shelf and meet the extraordinary birdlife.

Days 9-11 - Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctica is one of earth's last great frontiers. Follow in the footsteps of pioneering spirits to a land of pristine and unspoilt landscapes. Our itinerary will be dictated by sea and weather conditions, but weather permitting, exploration of Antarctica's natural diversity continues. Passing thick pack ice which shimmers beneath a southern sky, watch out for icebergs and for whales breaching the surface of the water.

Day 12 - South Shetland Islands

The South Shetland Islands are made up of nine major islands and the region was the first to be used by sealers in the early 19th century. Chinstrap, Adelie, Gentoo and Macaroni Penguins all breed here.

Days 13-14 - Drake Passage

Returning to South America through the Drake Passage, the clarity of the air affords spectacular views of the southern night skies. This is the area known as the Antarctic Convergence where the cold polar water meets warmer equatorial water.

Day 15 - Ushuaia (Argentina)

Disembark your ship in Ushuaia

Please note this itinerary is subject to weather conditions

Price Includes

  • 15-night luxury cruise
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Santiago and 1 day-use post-cruise
  • Return overnight flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary Door-to-Door Service with private executive transfers between your home and the airport
  • Charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Complimentary fine wines, champagnes, spirits, bottled water and soft drinks served throughout the ship
  • Open-seating dining
  • Zodiac landings accompanied by the Expedition Team
  • Expert naturalists and lecturers on board
  • Complimentary parka
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Unlimited free WiFi
  • Butler service for all guests

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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