Expedition Cruise

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Explorer

Itineraries

Overview

Voyage in comfort aboard Ocean Endeavour from Ushuaia, Argentina, to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula, and back.

Marvel at the teeming marine and bird life of the southern ocean as you follow in the wake of Shackleton and other great Antarctic explorers.

Journey among towering ice to the unspoiled realm of Antarctica and add the great southern continent to your travel bucket list!

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Highlights

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    Experience the unique culture and history of Falkland Islands and South Georgia

    Famed for their role in whaling and exploration history, the Falkland Islands—a British overseas territory—offer an intriguing cultural experience. The islands today are known for their sedate British rural lifestyle, high quality wool, rare birds, and thriving marine life!

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    Appreciate the Shackleton legend at South Georgia Island and Elephant Island

    Legendary Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton‘s journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia in an open boat is considered one of the greatest sea voyages in history.

    Appreciate Shackleton’s astonishing feat in the South Georgia Museum, and visit his grave at Grytviken, South Georgia. Conditions permitting, you’ll also visit Point Wild, at Elephant Island where Shackleton’s men were stranded and later rescued.

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    Enjoy regular Zodiac excursions and landings amid spectacular scenery

    To set foot on the continent of Antarctica is a rare privilege only a few can claim. Via Zodiac you will be able to appreciate the Antarctic ice and landscape up close.

    Photograph stunning vistas set above still, clear water and explore Antarctica’s fascinating and beautiful terrain on guided landings.

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    Learn about Antarctic history from expert guides

    No moment is wasted aboard Ocean Endeavour. You’ll be fascinated by the history of exploration in Antarctic waters, delivered by our onboard resource staff.

    Take your pick of our extensive collection of carefully curated books that will help you dive deeper into everything you learn along the way!

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    Admire breathtaking scenery such as icebergs, glaciated mountains, and volcanoes

    Geology, glaciology, volcanology: in Antarctica, the mighty forces of the Earth are everywhere in evidence!

    View the variety and beauty of icebergs, glaciers, and rugged mountains—many formed by volcanic activity.

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    Visit one of the world’s great wildlife viewing destinations

    The pristine waters of Antarctica are home to giant elephant seals battling for control of beaches; vast colonies of penguins; nesting grounds of mighty albatross by the thousands. Plus, there will be extraordinary opportunities for viewing whales!

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Scotland

Ocean Endeavour – Antarctica

Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, and stabilizers. A doctor, paramedic, medical clinic, and enhanced health regime offer peace of mind. Roomy facilities offer comfortable travel with plenty of breathing room for all.

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