Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Cruise with Flights

SMALL SHIP
Price
$27999 per person
Duration
24 days
Destination
More than 1
2 Reviews
5 out of 5

SMALL SHIP EXPEDITION CRUISE 24-Day Antarctica Cruise with Buenos Aires & Flights

Live the lifelong dream of cruising to Antarctica and get up closer than you ever imagined to amazing wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. This expedition hits three major Antarctic hotspots - the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands - plus international flights are included for a worry-free adventure!
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This is the type of voyage that you could be waiting a lifetime to experience - or you could make it happen now! Board an extraordinary expedition cruise to Antarctica and witness landscapes and wildlife that you won't find anywhere else in the world. Plus, carrying only 200 guests means that passengers aboard Ocean Endeavour are allowed to make landfall (something that the big ships cannot do). In addition to seeing the wonders of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, you'll spend time in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires and all your flights from Australia are included.

What's included

Destination
Antarctica , Argentina Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Fly from Australia to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Return Location
Fly from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Australia
Additional Information
Booking Code: ACOE24M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • Cruise as per itinerary
  • Cruise meals and non-chargeable entertainment
  • Cruise transfers
  • Expert local guides
  • Internal flights
  • International flights from Australia
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Wildlife viewing
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa arrangements and fees
Additional Prices
Single Supplement: Please contact us for solo traveller rates. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask us for a quote.

Antarctica Cruise Package Overview

This Antarctica adventure is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts, history buffs, adventure-lovers and keen photographers!

Fly to Barcelona for an overnight stay, then head to Ushuaia to embark on an epic 19-day voyage to discover the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

After several days of excursions among the snow and ice of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, follow in the footsteps of the heroic polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, tracing his route north via Elephant Island to the rugged archipelago of South Georgia. From legendary historical sites to more than 250,000 king penguins, South Georgia is sure to leave you in awe. To round out the final part of your adventure, the rolling hills and windswept albatross colonies of the Falkland Islands await on your return journey to Ushuaia.

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Inclusions at a glance

  • Flights – Return economy class airfares to Buenos Aires & Ushuaia
    • Fly from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane (contact us for other cities)
  • Hotel accommodation – Standard rooms, based on twin share
    • 2 nights Buenos Aires – Continental 725 Hotel
    • 1 night Ushuaia, pre-cruise
  • 22 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 19 dinners
  • 19 nights aboard Ocean Endeavour expedition cruise ship
  • Zodiac excursions
  • Meals & activities on board the ship
  • Waterproof boots (on loan)
  • Warm inner jacket is yours to keep

Special features

  • This expedition hits three major Antarctic hotspots – the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands – maximising chances of spotting wildlife and exploring diverse polar landscapes.
  • Discover the penguin colonies, famous sites and glaciers of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands.
  • Explore Grytviken and Elephant Island, sites written into the legend of Shackleton’s historic Antarctic voyage.
  • In the Falklands, wander the quaint British town of Stanley and explore its charming island farmsteads teeming with nesting seabirds, including numerous albatross and penguin species.
  • Retrace the route of the legendary Sir Ernest Shackleton, who led three expeditions to the Antarctic region, and uncover the historical events of his journey.
  • Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities on top of regular Zodiac excursions. Explore the water by kayak, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with onboard yoga and a massage, take a bracing polar plunge or camp overnight like a true polar explorer.

Life aboard Ocean Endeavour

The Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable and spacious expedition ship with a gym, library and wide range of cabin types carry up to 200 passengers.

With her ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment, the Ocean Endeavour is ideally suited for expedition cruising to the Polar regions. It’s designed for adventure travellers who want to get off the ship and onto the ice, with a wide range of expedition activities, citizen science research programs, and opportunities to learn about Antarctica’s history and biology from passionate guides.

The ship carries 20 zodiacs for exploration and remote landings and offers additional activities such as sea kayaking, snowshoeing, ice camping and hiking plus a photography program, all designed to enhance your polar experience. This small, well-appointed expedition ship allows you to explore the world’s remotest regions while enjoying the class and comfort of a hotel.

There are spacious lounge and bar areas and a top deck observation room with panoramic windows, as well as lecture theatres, a library and a polar boutique. The ample deck areas are equipped with comfortable lounge chairs and feature a saltwater pool, saunas and even a hot tub. Travellers can also enjoy health and fitness amenities including a gym, spa treatments and yoga classes designed to enhance your personal wellness.

Onboard, the extensive range of cabin options includes dedicated single cabins for solo travellers, suites and triple cabins that feature two bathrooms. The ship offers an unmatched sense of space with plenty of both interior and exterior areas, where you can enjoy the company of your fellow travellers or enjoy Antarctica in quiet solitude. It’s a truly immersive Antarctic adventure for explorers of any age.

This was a stunningly beautiful experience offering sensational access to our destinations. Staff were unfailingly helpful and kept us safe at all times while optimising our engagement with this challenging environment and its extraordinary inhabitants. Particularly impressive was the explanation and management of essential bio security measures to ensure this pristine place stays that way, despite increased tourism pressures.

 

Antarctica penguins
Experience the breathtaking moments of a cruise to Antarctica
  • DAY 01
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAYS 4-5
  • DAYS 6-8
  • DAY 9
  • DAYS 10-11
  • DAYS 12-15
  • DAYS 16-17
  • DAYS 18-19
  • DAYS 20-21
  • DAY 22
  • DAY 23
  • DAY 24
DAY 01

Fly to Buenos Aires

DAY 2

Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina

DAY 3

Embarkation in Ushuaia

DAYS 4-5

At Sea, Drake Passage

DAYS 6-8

South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

DAY 9

Elephant Island

DAYS 10-11

At Sea

DAYS 12-15

South Georgia

DAYS 16-17

At Sea

DAYS 18-19

Falkland Islands

DAYS 20-21

At Sea

DAY 22

Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Fly to Buenos Aires

DAY 23

Depart Argentina, Fly to Australia

DAY 24

Arrive in Australia

More about Antarctica

Few adventures can rival the thrill of Antarctica, with its frozen sculptures, untouched beauty, unforgiving landscapes and unique wildlife. It's the coldest and driest continent on earth and yet the allure for travellers remains strong. Cruising to Antarctica is one of the world's greatest voyages. Not only is it spectacular, but after a day on the ice you get to enjoy all the comforts of the luxurious ship.

More about Argentina

This is the type of voyage that you could be waiting a lifetime to experience - or you could make it happen now! Board an extraordinary expedition cruise to Antarctica and witness landscapes and wildlife that you won't find anywhere else in the world. Plus, carrying only 200 guests means that passengers aboard Ocean Endeavour are allowed to make landfall (something that the big ships cannot do). In addition to seeing the wonders of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, you'll spend time in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires and all your flights from Australia are included.

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Expedition cruising aboard a small ship is the only way that you can get up close to the true wonders of Antarctica. Cruises are always filling fast, so book quickly to take advantage of this incredible deal with flights included.

User Reviews & Comments

  • MTE Traveller
    5 out of 5

    I had to wait a couple of years to do this trip and boy was it worth it. Now we were very fortunate to have amazing weather in both Antarctica and South Georgia but it was truly a once in a lifetime experience that I loved from the moment I got on the ship until I got off. Not only did the great weather and incredible scenery wildlife make this an amazing trip, but the crew and expedition staff helped take it over the top.

    Cruise
     5 out of 5

    July 23, 2023

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  • MTE Traveller
    5 out of 5

    Mind-blowing experience, excellent expedition team which always had health and safety in mind. Excellent weather in the destinations and like-minded fellow travellers.

    Cruise
     5 out of 5

    July 23, 2023

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The brochure includes details of the inclusions, full itinerary and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.

Departure Dates

This cruise package includes flights from Australia and departs on 11 November 2023.

Dates are subject to confirmation at time of booking. Price may vary depending on when you book.
Please contact us for cabin availability and current prices.
Let us know if you'd like to travel at other times of the year.

Is this trip right for you?

The Ocean Endeavour is an ice-strengthened ship – large, sturdy and suited to the unpredictable Antarctic waters. Some people may experience seasickness in occasional rough seas however, we do have a doctor on board should you need assistance. Over-the-counter seasickness medication is usually an easy fix.

Temperatures in the Antarctic can get very cold, but it also can get surprisingly warm when the sun comes out. We recommend dressing in layers when you journey outside. We’ll provide you with waterproof boots on loan that are sturdy and warm, as well as an inner jacket that is yours to keep. Please see the Essential Trip Information for notes on what to pack.

Depending on the weather, you’ll be travelling around in a Zodiac boat quite regularly to explore the area and search for wildlife. It can get cold and wet on the Zodiac, so make sure you dress appropriately and keep your camera safe and dry. A fair level of mobility is needed for wet and dry landings from the boat, as well as on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces. The Ocean Endeavour has a lift, but you’ll need to take the stairs to get to the gangway and some other parts of the ship that the lift does not provide access to.

The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and, although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially in such a remote area like the Antarctic. There are nearly 200 recognised sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned in the itinerary may need to be changed to other locations – which are just as interesting and beautiful! We may also be confined to the ship during rough weather, but there are plenty on onboard resources and activities. The ship’s library and educational lectures are ideal ways to stay entertained, while the wellness spa, saunas, gym and yoga classes will keep you fresh for when the weather clears.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day itinerary descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, sea conditions, land accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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Email hello@mytravelxp.com. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or +61 400 226 454 (from overseas or via mobile).

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To help you book with confidence, we will assist you if any unexpected situations arise and My Travel Experience also offers clients as much flexibility as possible when making bookings.

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Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required. Prices were correct on 20 June 2023.

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      Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Cruise with Flights

      Price
      $27999 per person
      Duration
      24 days
      Destination
      More than 1

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