Large colony of penguins
1 / 10

The Epic Antarctica & South Georgia Adventure

A once-in-a-season journey exploring breathtaking Antarctica, incredible South Georgia, and ending in vibrant Montevideo.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 11,590
18 Days
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 11,590


  • Immerse yourself in a lengthy exploration of South Georgia, with its vast penguin colonies, seal-filled seas, and albatross-filled skies.
  • Discover the breathtaking landscapes, glittering ice cliffs, and rugged snowfields of the Antarctic Peninsula.
  • End your journey in vibrant Montevideo, where you may indulge in incredible gastronomy, beach time, and the city's unique atmosphere.

Embark on this 18-day once-a-season voyage through the Southern Ocean, and explore Antarctica’s breathtaking peninsula and neighboring South Shetland Islands, before heading via the Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea for an extended visit to the incredible island of South Georgia, allowing you to explore its wildlife, history, and natural wonders in much greater depth than almost any other itinerary. What makes this rare journey even more unusual and remarkable is the fact that it ends in the vibrant Uruguayan capital of Montevideo, one of South America’s most distinctive cities, for a distinctly unique itinerary.

Departing from Ushuaia, cross the mighty Drake Passage to reach the sparkling shores of the South Shetland Islands and glittering ice cliffs of the Antarctic Peninsula. Continue eastward to the iceberg-laden Antarctic Sound and icebound wilderness of the Weddell Sea in search of the White Continent’s most iconic wildlife. Follow in the wake of legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, tracing his 1300 km voyage in the James Caird through the open seas between Elephant Island and South Georgia, an island where you’ll spend several days exploring its phenomenal wildlife-packed beaches and fascinating nature-reclaimed whaling stations. Finally sail into the tropics en route to Montevideo, where incredible wine and dining, sunny days on the beach, or the chance to simply relax sipping a yerba mate and soaking up the Rioplatense vibe after your epic adventure await.


Ocean Albatros

One of the world’s most luxurious, sustainable and environmentally-friendly polar expedition ships.

Standard Activities

camera 2
Photography Workshops
Zodiac Cruises
Zodiac Cruises

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrival Ushuaia, Embarkation

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina – the world’s southernmost city. Explore this vibrant Patagonian city, or stretch your legs in the surrounding forests. Alternatively, consider a day trip off the beaten path into the raw nature of Tierra del Fuego. The island of Tierra del Fuego is a hiker’s paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and rich boggy wetlands. In the afternoon, we board our vessel, waiting to welcome us in port.

After our mandatory safety drill, our expedition begins as we navigate through the calm waters of the famous Beagle Channel (named for Charles Darwin’s ship). This steep-sided strait divides southern Tierra del Fuego between Chile and Argentina, and has been the jumping-off point for thousands of expeditions into the unknown. Watch out for whales and dolphins as we sail off the edge of the map into the tempestuous Drake Passage

Embarkation Point
Tierra del Fuego
Beagle Channel
Days 2-3

At Sea, crossing the Drake Passage Southbound

Days 4-6

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 7-8

Antarctic Sounds, Weddell Sea and Elephant Island

Days 9-10

At Sea towards South Georgia

Days 11-15

South Georgia

Days 16-17

At Sea towards Montevideo

Day 18

Montevideo, Uruguay - Disembarkation

Route Map

There are 13 main destinations visited

Departure Dates

Showing 1 scheduled departures
No Results
March 18 - Apr 4, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 11,590 - $ 33,990

Extra Activities

Explore these 1 add on activities
From $ 310 Per Person


View Details

What's Included

  • 18-day/17-night cruise with accommodation in a shared outside double stateroom with private facilities
  • Shuttle transfers to ship from city centre (Ushuaia)
  • All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary
  • Expedition parka
  • Rubber boot rentals
  • Guiding and lectures by our expedition leader and team
  • Special Photo Workshop
  • English-speaking expedition team
  • Visual Journal link after voyage including voyage log, gallery, maps, species list and more!
  • Full board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon snacks
  • Free tea and coffee 24 hours’ daily
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails
  • Taxes

What's Excluded

  • Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Single room supplement and stateroom upgrades
  • Meals not on board the ship
  • Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
  • Tips for the crew (we recommend USD 14 per person per day)
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned under ’Inclusions’