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Epic Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica

An extraordinary expedition exploring all the highlights of the Southern Ocean en route to the Antarctic Peninsula.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 9,477
Up to 41% savings
Length
19 Days
Embark
Ushuaia
Disembark
Ushuaia
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 9,477
Up to 41% savings

Highlights

  • Witness the Falklands' unique blend of British culture and wild shores where penguins cavort alongside sheep on former battlefields.
  • Set foot on South Georgia's beaches, brimming with thousands of King Penguins, elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals.
  • Delve deep into the iceberg-laden inlets and bays of the pristine Antarctic Peninsula on exhilarating Zodiac excursions with expert guides.

On this extraordinary 19-day voyage, explore the fascinating Falkland Islands and mind-blowing South Georgia before heading to the South Shetlands Islands and the Antarctic peninsula. All the highlights of the Southern Ocean!

Departing Argentina’s southernmost city of Ushuaia, we will venture east towards the Falkland Islands (Malvinas). A British Overseas Territory, the Falklands are a unique blend of British culture (expect tea and red phone boxes) and southern wildness, where penguins cavort alongside sheep on former battlefields.

From the Falklands, we venture onwards to South Georgia. A strip of jagged glacier-clad mountains piercing the brooding sky, South Georgia leaves a mark on every visitor, and it is no mystery why. The shores brim with wildlife, with thousands of King Penguins, elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals. The vast penguin colonies, seal-filled seas and albatross-packed skies have to be seen to be believed.

Continuing southward, we will delve deeper into the inlets and bays of the Antarctic Peninsula, entering the famous Gerlache Strait, where glittering ice cliffs and precipitous peaks rise straight out of the frigid water. Icebergs, glaciers, mountains and rugged snowfields characterise this wildly beautiful alien landscape. We always aim to visit locations which showcase the best of Antarctica, and we are always on the lookout for wildlife; feathered friends and jaw-dropping scenery and landscapes are guaranteed!

Any voyage in the Southern Ocean is an adventure, but with an average occupancy of 175 guests aboard Ocean Victory, our cruises offer a unique experience for the brave few. Shore landings and Zodiac safaris will occupy our days, while our knowledgeable onboard Expedition Team will offer a selection of specially crafted lectures to inform your matchless expedition experience.

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrival and Embarkation in Ushuaia

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.

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Day 2

At sea towards the Falkland Islands

Day 3

Falkland Islands, visit Port Stanley

Days 5-6

At Sea, en route to South Georgia

Days 7-10

South Georgia Island, Wildlife paradise of the South Atlantic

Days 11-12

At Sea-crossing the Drake Passage Southbound

Days 13-16

Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

Days 17-18

Crossing the Drake Passage towards Ushuaia

Day 19

Arrival in Ushuaia and Disembarkation

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November 1 - Nov 19, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 9,477 - $ 25,677
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December 16 - Jan 3, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 15,381 - $ 36,886
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To celebrate the launch of  2025/26 Antarctica Season, we would like to celebrate with 15% off of all available cabin types on all of Ocean Albatros & Ocean Victory’s 2025/26 Antarctic Departures!

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What's Included

  • 19-day cruise with accommodation in a shared double stateroom featuring ensuite facilities
  • Embarkation shuttle transfer to the vessel from Ushuaia city centre
  • Shuttle transfer after disembarkation from the ship to Ushuaia city centre or airport
  • All Zodiac landings and excursions, as per itinerary, guided by our Expedition Team
  • Expedition parka
  • Rubber boots loan scheme
  • Briefings and lectures by our Expedition Leader and Team
  • English-speaking Expedition Team
  • Full board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Complimentary house wine, beer and soda at dinner (selected labels and brands, served at our a-la-carte dinners)
  • Free tea and coffee available 24 hours
  • Taxes and landing fees
  • Special photo workshops
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Parties
  • Digital visual journal link distributed after the voyage, including voyage log, gallery, species list and more!

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 16 per person per day)
  • Personal expenses (e.g. Albatros Polar Spa services, Albatros Ocean Boutique purchases)
  • Anything not mentioned under 'Inclusions'