Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

The Great Adventure

From the Antarctic Peninsula and its stunning panoramas, set off in the wake of great explorers towards South Georgia on this superb luxury expedition, with Zodiac excursions and charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Cruise Only
15 nights from £9620pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Paradise Bay
  • Chin Strap Penguins
  • Scenery in Antarctica
  • Scenery in Antarctica
  • Whalers Church, South Georgia
  • Penguins in South Georgia

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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The Great Adventure Special Offer

Follow in the footsteps of famous explorers, including Sir Ernest Shackleton, on this unique expedition from the breathtaking Antarctic Peninsula to the imposing landscapes of South Georgia.

Join luxurious ship L'Austral in Ushuaia, the fascinating capital of Argentina, and cruise the famous Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula with its snow-covered peaks and majestic icebergs. Spend an unforgettable three days exploring this extraordinary landscape. You'll be surrounded by spectacular glaciers and exceptional wildlife, including penguins, humpback whales, seals and giant petrels.

Leave the breathtaking White Continent behind and head to South Georgia. You may be able to visit Gold Harbour with its black-sand beaches which play host to thousands of king penguins, and possibly land at Salisbury Plain, home to more than 300,000 king penguins. Zodiac excursions allow you to glide past glistening icebergs and get up close to the diverse wildlife.

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The Great Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Ushuaia (Argentina)

Take a charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. Transfer to the port and embark your ship or take the optional excursion to the Tierra del Fuego National Park is available.

Days 2-3 - Drake Passage

Cruise the legendary Drake Passage en route to Antarctica, the White Continent.

Days 4-6 - Antarctic Peninsula (Antarctica)

Spend an unforgettable three days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula. You'll be surrounded by spectacular glaciers and exceptional wildlife, including penguins, humpback whales, seals and giant petrels. Based on ice conditions, the Captain and Expedition Leader will suggest Zodiac outings and landings.

Days 7-8 - At sea

Relax and unwind during a couple of days at sea.

Days 9-11 - Gold Harbour - Fortuna Bay - Salisbury Plain (South Georgia)

Head to South Georgia, home to an abundance of wildlife, including Gentoo penguins and fur seals. You might get to see the glaciers of Gold Harbour, and visit Fortuna Bay, named after the ship Fortuna used in a whaling expedition. It may also be possible to land at Sailsbury Plain, home to thousands of king penguins, elephant seals and fur seals.

Days 12-15 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during a couple of days at sea.

Day 16 - Montevideo (Uruguay)

Disembark L'Austral in Montevideo.

Due to the exceptional nature of this itinerary, the ports of call listed are only a guide. The final route will be confirmed by the captain. His decision will be based on advice from expert pilots who are present on board during the cruise. Zodiac landings depend on the weather conditions, ice and wind.

Price Includes

  • 15-night full board cruise on L'Austral
  • Charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
  • Open bar serving unlimited complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Captain's welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, selection of wines served with meals
  • Zodiac landings, moderate walks and active hikes accompanied by an expedition team
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening entertainments and events
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi on board
  • The use of a parka for shore visits

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights to Buenos Aires and return from Montevideo. These flights can be added - please contact us
  • Port charges and taxes
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • February
    • Feb 28th - Ushuaia to Montevideo - Sailing on: LAustral From: £10774
      Prestige Stateroom Deluxe Suite Prestige Suite Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £10774 Brochure Price from: £15482 Brochure Price from: £18000 Brochure Price from: £25161

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 4th - Ushuaia to Montevideo - Sailing on: LAustral From: £9620
      Prestige Stateroom Deluxe Suite Prestige Suite Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £9620 Brochure Price from: £14301 Brochure Price from: £15473 Brochure Price from: £25943

Price Information

  • A fluid pricing structure is in place and prices can change at any time
Map for The Great Adventure