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Your holiday in Antarctica

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

Experience unforgettable encounters with incredible wildlife in a vast, dramatic and spectacular setting; you’ll visit historically significant sites; and be amazed by the rich diversity and contrasts that make this region so captivating and unique.

Watch a wild, isolated and extreme world come to life as scores of penguins dive for food, herds of elephant seals bathe in the sun, and pods of orcas pass you by. You’ll be transported to your own wildlife documentary, staged in a magnificent setting of mountains, sea and ice.

What not to miss

  • Daily zodiac excursions

  • South Georgia’s incredible 30 breeding bird species and four penguin species

  • Follow in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous voyage on South Georgia

  • Geology and wildlife lectures

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

  • Wildlife including penguins, seals and whales

What’s included

  • Passionate expedition leaders

  • Zodiac excursions

  • Guided walking and hiking

  • Snowshoeing

  • Expedition parka for you to keep

  • Boots (on loan)

  • Chef prepared meals

  • Daily housekeeping service

  • On board doctor

  • Bathrobes (on loan)

Your holiday in Antarctica

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

This itinerary is based on Ocean Endeavour departures

Day 1 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of the itinerary (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 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.

Days 4 & 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).

Days 6 & 7 | At Sea

Sailing south, you’ll officially enter Antarctic waters by crossing the invisible biological boundary called the Antarctic Convergence.

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.

Days 12 & 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.

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.

Days 18 & 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.

Day 20 | Disembarkation in Ushuaia for your charter flight back to Buenos Aires

After breakfast aboard the ship you will 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.

Expedition Cruises | Important Reminder

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.

This tour is operated by our preferred local partner.

All expeditions aboard the Ocean Endeavour start in Buenos Aires, all other ship itineraries start in Ushuaia.

Your holiday in Antarctica

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

Your holiday in Antarctica

Ocean Endeavour

Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions.

Endeavour features an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, generous deck space and advanced navigation equipment.
The ship has many superb amenities including a nautical lounge, two restaurants and sun deck. There is plenty of outdoor deck space and comfortable interior lounges for learning and reflection.

The ship’s interiors have a contemporary aesthetic that provides a bright and spacious feel to the cabins and common spaces.

Ship Specifications

  • Staff and Crew: 124

  • Guests: 199

  • Length: 137 metres

  • Draft: 5.6 metres

  • Ice Class: 1B

  • Cruising Speed: 15 knots

  • Registration: Bahamas

  • Lifeboats: 6

Deck Plan

Ship Amenities

  • Bar staffed by a professional bartender

  • Polar Boutique

  • Library with a large collection of polar books and DVDs

  • Newly built saunas and spa facilities and wellness program

  • Lounge Areas

  • Reception Area

  • Gym

  • Elevator

  • Medical Clinic with licensed doctor

  • Lecture Theatre

  • Observation Decks

Your holiday in Antarctica

Ocean Adventurer

The new and improved Ocean Adventurer is designed to carry 132 travellers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world. Originally launched in 1976, this nimble, ice-strengthened ship has become a passenger favourite over the years and underwent refurbishments in 1999 and 2002 with the most significant being in 2017. It is a recipient of the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Overall Small Cruise Ship (500 passengers or under).

With the latest rounds of refurbishments guests will enjoy:

  • A refreshed, contemporary new look and feel throughout the ship

  • All cabins have new soft furnishings and brand new bathrooms.

  • Main common areas such as the Lounge and Dining Room have been completely re-styled.

  • Major technical enhancements – include two new Rolls Royce engines, which significantly increase fuel efficiency and minimize the carbon footprint.

Ship Specifications

  • Staff and Crew: 87

  • Guests: 132

  • Length: 101 metres

  • Breadth: 16 metres

  • Draft: 4.5 metres

  • Propulsion: Diesel Twin Engines - 5,400 horsepower

  • Ice Class: 1A

  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots, in open water

  • Registration: Bahamas

  • Lifeboats: 4, partially-enclosed

Deck Plan

Ship Amenities

  • Bar staffed by a professional bartender

  • Polar Boutique

  • Library with a large collection of polar books

  • Exercise Room

  • Multi-purpose lounge and presentation room

  • Medical Clinic with licensed doctor

  • Observation Decks

Your holiday in Antarctica

World Explorer

Distinct and comfortable, refined and roomy—these attributes and more describe World Explorer.

The personal space is exceptional. Every cabin has either a private walk-out or Juliet balcony for direct ocean views. World Explorer also delivers plenty of public areas to unwind in after a day outdoors, including the glass-domed Observation Lounge for quiet contemplation and full skyline views, the Explorer Lounge for a drink and a chat, and the library for more intimate relaxing and reading. Presentations and discussions are facilitated in a dedicated lecture theatre.

Blending high design with total functionality, World Explorer is all set to be your home away from home on the seas.

Ship Specifications

  • Staff and Crew: 125

  • Guests: 176

  • Length: 126 metres

  • Breadth: 19 metres

  • Draft: 4.7 metres

  • Propulsion: 2 x Rolls Royce 9,000 kw hybrid diesel/electric

  • Ice Class: 1B

  • Cruising Speed: 16 knots, in open water

  • Registration: Portugal

  • Lifeboats: 2, fully-enclosed

Deck Plan

Ship Amenities

  • Bar staffed by a professional bartender

  • Polar Boutique

  • Library with a large collection of polar books and games

  • Lounge Areas

  • Reception Area

  • Gym, Pool and Sauna

  • Spa facilities and wellness programme

  • Medical Clinic with licensed doctor

  • Lecture Theatre

  • Observation Decks

Your holiday in Antarctica

Ocean Endeavour

Junior Suite

Junior Suites on Deck 5 are at least 325 sq. ft. (30 sq. m), and at least 164 sq. ft. (15 sq. m) on Deck 7. All Junior Suites feature a picture window, one double bed and private bath. Cabins 7000 and 7002 have bathtubs and forward-facing windows; other Junior Suites have showers and portside views.

Owner's Suite

Approximately 320 sq. ft. (30 sq. m), the Owner’s Suite on Deck 7 features two large bow-facing windows, one double bed, separate sitting room and private bath with tub.

Single Inside

Approximately 95 to 105 sq. ft. (9-10 sq. m), a Single on Deck 5 is an interior cabin with a lower berth and private bath.

Superior Double

Approximately 182 sq. ft. (17 sq. m), a Superior Double on Deck 7 features one double bed, a sofa, a large window, and a private bathroom. Cabins 7000 and 7018 have bathtubs; other Superior Doubles have showers.

Superior Twin

Approximately 226 sq. ft. (21 sq. m), a Superior Twin on Deck 5 features two lower beds and a pull out sofa bed, a large window, and a private bathroom.

Top Deck Double

Approximately 155 sq. ft. (14.5 sq. m), a Top Deck Double on Deck 8 features two large windows (one window with partial obstruction), one double bed and a private bathroom.

Triple

Approximately 225 sq. ft. (20 sq. m), a Triple on Deck 4 is an interior cabin with three lower berths, and private bath. Cabin 4100 has four lower single beds and one private bathroom with a separate shower room.

Twin Porthole

Approximately 95 to 105 sq. ft. (9-10 sq. m), a Twin Porthole on Deck 4 features a porthole window, two lower berths and a private bathroom.

Twin Porthole Suite/ Twin Porthole Suite w/ 2 bathrooms

Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Porthole Suite on Deck 4 is twice the size of a Twin Porthole, with two bathrooms. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two porthole windows, and either 1 or two private bathrooms.

Twin Porthole Upper/Lower

Approximately 76 sq. ft. (7 sq. m), a Twin Porthole on Deck 4 features a porthole window, one lower and one upper berth and a private bathroom.

Twin Window

Approximately 95 to 105 sq. ft. (9-10 sq. m), a Twin Window on Deck 5 features a picture window, two lower berths and private bath.

Upper Deck Double

Approximately 155 sq. ft. (14 sq. m), an Upper Deck Double on Deck 8 features a window (obstructed view), one double bed and a private bathroom.

Upper Deck Twin

Approximately 140 sq. ft. (13 sq. m), an Upper Deck Twin on Deck 7 features a window (obstructed view), two lower berths and a private bathroom.

Your holiday in Antarctica

Ocean Adventurer

Deluxe

A Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.

Lower Deck Twin

A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.

Main Deck Twin with Porthole or Window

A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views. Window cabin has 2 windows with exterior views.

Owner's Suite

An Owner's Suite has a double bed and private sitting room. One features a large panoramic window facing aft, and the other two suites face port and starboard.

Suite

A Suite has a double bed, windows with exterior views, private facilities. Cabin 403 has a bathtub; other Suites have showers.

Superior

A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.

Triple

A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.

Your holiday in Antarctica

World Explorer

Deluxe

Located on Deck 5, and approximately 334 sq. ft. (31 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, his & hers closets, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower and his & hers sinks is also featured in each cabin.

Infinity Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 270 sq. ft. (25 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a floor-to-ceiling glass Juliet balcony. A sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

Owner's Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 355 sq. ft. (33 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower, his & hers sinks, and bathtub is also featured in each cabin.

Superior Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 278 sq. ft. (26 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, walk-in closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

Triple

Located on Deck 6, and approximately 246 sq. ft. (23 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 55 sq. ft. (5 sq. m) walk-out balcony. A separate combo sitting area/bedroom with a sofa bed and additional closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

Veranda Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 215 sq. ft. (20 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 55 sq. ft. (5 sq. m) walk-out balcony. A sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

Your holiday in Antarctica

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

Cruise Only Prices 2018 (Transfers & Flights not included)

Dates Ship Nights Twin Cabin Price
14 November - 03 December Ocean Endeavour  19 £11050

Cruise Only Prices 2019 (Transfers & Flights not included)

Dates Ship Nights Twin Cabin Price
14 November - 03 December Ocean Endeavour 19 £9850
20 December - 08 January  Ocean Endeavour 19 £14300

Cruise Only Prices 2020 (Transfers & Flights not included)

Dates Ship Nights Twin Cabin Price
14 February - 04 March  Ocean Adventurer 19 £10370
27 February - 17 March  World Explorer 19 £12525

Ocean Endeavour departures start in Buenos Aires and include the flight down to Ushuaia.

Tour prices are accurate at time of publication. All cabins are subject to availability.
Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin – please contact us for details of other cabin types.

Deposit requirements are 20% at the time of booking and full payment is due 120 days prior to departure.

Flights + Extra Accommodation

Our BSpoke team can organise your international flights for you. We can also arrange pre/post expedition accommodation. Please contact your Expedition Cruise Expert for more information.

Solo Travellers

Aboard this expedition cruise we do not require you to pay a surcharge for travelling alone. We will arrange for you to share the cabin with another traveller of the same gender or you can opt to have a single cabin, if available. If you would like a single supplement in a non-single cabin please ask us for prices.

Optional Activities

Contact a BSpoke Expedition Cruise Expert to learn more about adventure options, including physical requirements.

  • Paddling excursion (limited availability)

  • Sea kayaking (limited availability)

  • Stand-up paddle boarding (limited availability – 27 March 2020 only)

  • Mountaineering (limited availability – 14 Nov 2018, 14 Nov 2019, 20 Dec 2019 only)

  • Cross-Country Skiing (limited availability 14 Dec 2019, 20 Dec 2019 only)

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