SPIRIT OF SHACKLETON
Experience vast penguin rookeries and seal colonies on this awe-inspiring voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands. This 21-day voyage illuminates Ernest Shackleton’s legend and recounts his courageous exploration of Antarctica. You’ll visit historical sites of past explorers, as well as Shackleton’s final resting place – the wildlife-rich island of South Georgia. Antarctica is beyond comprehension and sure to amaze any traveller seeking a true adventure to the world’s most remote wilderness.
Day 1: Ushuaia - Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.
Day 2: Ushuaia/Beagle Channel - Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping or explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel. Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner
Day 3: Beagle Channel/Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) - As the Expedition makes passage east, become acquainted with the ship. Begin lectures and information sessions about the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Days 4–5: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)/Southern Ocean - The Falkland Islands provide a rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity and extraordinary scenery of the southern islands. Penguins and albatross are abundant here, and the Falklands have the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world. In Stanley, meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colourful houses provide contrast to the long, dark winters. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Days 6–7: Southern Ocean/South Georgia - Sailing east, set course for South Georgia. Days at sea are filled with lectures to prepare for landings. Watch for the many whales that inhabit these waters. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Days 8–11: South Georgia/Scotia Sea - Home to many interesting sites (including the grave of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton), South Georgia has several former whaling stations and boasts plenty of wildlife. Visiting a huge colony of king penguins is a major highlight of this part of the journey. Weather permitting, spend three full days exploring the island. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Days 12–13: Scotia Sea/Tierra de O'Higgins, Península - Sail for two days, retracing Shackleton's route backwards on course towards Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Days 14–18: Tierra de O'Higgins, Península/Drake Passage - Experience some of the most unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting), and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap, and Adélie penguin rookeries; Weddell, crabeater, and leopard seals; and orca, humpback, and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. The peninsula also has a remarkable human history. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Days 19–20: Drake Passage/Ushuaia - Reflect on a memorable adventure and take in some final lectures on route back to Ushuaia. Keep a careful lookout for a last chance to spot whales. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 21: Ushuaia - Disembark in the morning. Meals included: Breakfast
- SPIRIT OF SHACKLETON
- 20 nights / 21 days
- ms Expedition
Dates & Rates
|Dates & Rates||Cabins (all Prices in US$ Dollar)|
|XVSHSX-16A||Start Nov 23, 2016
End Dec 13, 2016
|XVSHSX-16B||Start Jan 11, 2017
End Jan 31, 2017
Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)
Antarctica Kayaking - $999.00
Weather permitting, you will head out in kayaks during the days where zodiac landings are also available. Kayaking as part of a group lead by experienced and skilled leaders, is an opportunity to experience these remote regions from another vantage point. No other activity gets you as close to the natural environment!
Antarctica Camping - $349.00
Follow in the footsteps of bold explorers and experience this land’s awe-inspiring splendours first hand. Our Antarctica camping experience includes time to enjoy the beauty of Antarctica near your campsite with ample photography options. Experience the sounds of heaving ice, the fresh scent of the sea, the stars at night—nothing gets you closer to the humbling forces of nature than spending a night ashore!
Antarctic Pre/Post Cruise Add-On - $899.00
When you travel with MS Adventures, we make sure that getting from A to B is always smooth sailing. That’s why we offer a Buenos Aires hotel and flight package, which takes care of your accommodation in BA, flights to and from Ushuaia, and all your transfers to and from the airport. The only thing that you have to do? Remember to pack your thermal underwear! For more information about our BA flight and hotel packages, call us or check the Extras section when you book online.
- 19 nts aboard the MS Expedition.
- Arrival transfer from airport in Ushuaia to hotel.
- 1 nt accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia.
- Zodiac cruises and shore landings with our expert expedition team.
- Lectures and educational programs.
- Waterproof boots supplied for men's USA sizes 8-14 and women's USA sizes 3-9.
- Expedition parka.
- Antarctica destination guidebook.
- All meals included aboard the MS Expedition.
- Breakfast included at the hotel.
- Twin-share hotel (1 nt), aboard the MS Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (19 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have 1 queen-size bed.
- MS Expedition, Zodiac, private bus.
- 1 Expedition team member per 10 guests.