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What’s included

  • Free high performance expedition parka
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Use of onboard library, gym and sauna
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • 19 nights aboard the M/S Expedition in twin-share cabins (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole window). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing
  • Prices based on Category 2 cabins
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • 2 nights good standard 4* hotel accommodation, in Buenos Aires (1 each at the start and end).
  • 2 nights 3* accommodation in Ushuaia
  • Waterproof boots supplied for men's UK sized 7-13 & women's UK sized 3-7.
  • All meals included on board the M/S Expedition. Breakfast included at the hotels.
  • One Expedition team member per 10 guests.(the highest ratio amongst Polar ships 1:10)
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece

Spirit of Shackleton, Antarctica Wildlife

Polar Cruising

Argentina, Argentine Patagonia, Antarctica | Polar Cruising

Spirit of Shackleton, Antarctica

Duration:  26 days from the UK  
Walks on: Regular landings on the Antarctic Peninsular

Flight inclusive from £13,245,
Land only from £11,800

Book now or call 01453 844400

Discover the abundant wildlife and the unrivalled landscape of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsular

Highlights

  • Fascinating wildlife and birdlife of the Falkland Islands
  • King Penguin & macaroni penguin rookeries of South Georgia
  • Explore South Shetland Islands & the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Zodiac excursions, taking you closer to beautiful landscapes and astonishing wildlife
  • Expert guides, great food and spacious cabins on the M/S Expedition cruise ship

Reviews          

Nothing quite prepares you for a trip to the great white continent. It was the most breath taking, jaw dropping, tears in the eyes, and lump in the throat experience of my life to have had the privilege to visit Antarctica.
Mr S, Wiltshire

The cruise with couldn't be faulted. Great staff, organisation and food.
Mr & Mrs A, Gywnedd

Excellent organisation.
Mr & Mrs G, Bristol

We want you to know that we thoroughly enjoyed it all. The ship was excellent - the team was super, the Captain too, and they all did their very utmost to give everybody the best possible experience, and some of the lectures were outstanding. The general ship’s crew were also excellent and everything was done or provided to a high level, with a smile and obvious willingness. Unfortunately...
run and happy ship.

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On this awe-inspiring voyage you’ll visit the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. 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.  Weather permitting; you will then have three full days to explore wildlife rich South Georgia. Visiting a huge colony of king penguins is a major highlight of this part of the journey. It’s also home to many interesting historical sites including former whaling stations and with inspiring lectures onboard, illuminating Ernest Shackleton’s legend, it will be poignant to visit his final resting place.

As if that weren’t enough you’ll then head to the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands abound with wildlife activity. Penguins gather with their fast-growing chicks, whales are seen in great numbers, seals haul out onto ice floes and beaches, and numerous seabirds trail in our wake.  You may visit scientists working in modern research bases, and there is plenty of time to enjoy the sheer beauty and the breathtaking scenery of blue and white icebergs, impressive glaciers and rugged snow-capped mountains…and you’ll set foot on the Great White Continent.  Dreams are made of this!

Our ‘Land Only’ and ‘Flight Inclusive from’ prices are based on category 2 cabins, twin-share with porthole windows, and include 2 internal flights (Buenos Aires - Ushuaia return), all airport-hotel-airport transfers, 2/3 nights accommodation in Buenos Aires and 2 nights in Ushuaia, all in 4 star hotels.

 


At a glance

Duration:  26 days from the UK  
Walks on: Regular landings on the Antarctic Peninsular

Max. Altitude: Not applicable

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 1 clients

Maximum group size: 0

Land only joining city: Buenos Aires

Accommodation types: Hotels, Expedition Ship

Hotels:



The M/S Expedition boasts spacious, en suite, cabins. Our prices are based on Category 2 twin cabins which have a porthole window and ample storage for all your kit.

Upgrades are available to the following cabin types: Category 3 twin cabins which are slightly roomier and have a picture book window; Category 4 twin share which are larger still with a bigger window; and Category 5 cabins that offer a junior double suite with separate living area as well as larger bedroom and bathroom.

Safety Features:
• Designed to Ice Class 1B specifications for service in sea ice.
• Four totally covered lifeboats provide capacity for all passengers and crew, while six life-rafts boast a capacity of 150 persons.
• Full immersion cold weather survival suits for all passengers and crew

Facilities & Amenities:
The M/S Expedition offers stability at sea, comfortable cabins and ample communal areas. With a maximum of 140 guests you will be well catered for by expert guides, staff and crew.
• 360° top observation deck
• All cabins with private, en suite bathrooms and outside views
• Raised forward observation deck
• Large fleet of Zodiacs with four stroke engines
• Complimentary wellington boots for duration of your cruise
• Fine dining – international cuisine in one sitting
• Large aft deck with barbecue facilities
• Polar Bear Pub
• Gift shop
• Medical clinic
• Sauna
• Computer room with internet where available
• Gym
• Expert guides, 55 members of staff & crew

Meal arrangements: Full board is provided during your cruise. Bed and breakfast in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia.

Itinerary overview
DayActivity
1-2
Fly London to Buenos Aires. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
3-4
Fly to Ushuaia for two nights. Free day in Ushuaia
5-6
Embark M/S Expedition, sail the Beagle Channel.
7-8
The Falkland Islands
9-10
The Great Southern Ocean
11-14
South Georgia
15-16
The Scotia Sea
17-21
Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.
22-23
Crossing the Drake Passage
24
Disembark M/S Expedition. Fly back to Buenos Aires for last night.
25-26
Transfer to airport to fly Buenos Aires. Fly to London
Leader: Specialist Leaders, Polar cruises
Specialist Leaders, Polar cruises

On board are expert, English-speaking guides who have an intimate knowledge of the area and an infectious passion for nature. They are very hard-working, attentive and helpful. On your Expedition cruise, shore excursions, and on board, lectures will be provided by knowledgeable, expert members of the crew.


The M/S Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests – with one expert for every 10 guests there is always someone on hand to answer your questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure. Their goal is to provide an informed and balanced interpretation of the destination, accomplished through stimulating lectures, day-to-day briefings, and informal discussions. Your lecturers and Expedition Leader will cover all aspects of the voyage including ornithology, marine biology, geography, geology, history and the environment, as well as practical things like photography. The expedition staff work conscientiously with you on deck and in the field, improving your observational skills to allow you to experience all that the destination has to offer. Their strong sense of ethics and ecological knowledge make for stimulating and mindful conversation whether onshore or at the dinner table. The Expedition Staff will pilot the Zodiac landing craft used for shore landings and Zodiac cruises; they are experienced drivers who operate the Zodiacs in a responsible manner.


  1. Day 1 - Fly London To Buenos Aires

    Depart the UK on an overnight flight from London to Buenos Aires.

    Overnight iconOvernight: In flight
  2. Day 2 - Arrive Buenos Aires. Time at leisure.
    spirit of shackleton antarctica catedral metrolpitana buenos aires s harbert.

    On arrival in Buenos Aires you will be met and transferred to your hotel. You are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of Buenos Aires.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Hotel Intersur Recoleta, Buenos Aires
  3. Day 3 - Fly to Ushuaia.

    Transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Ushuaia. On arrival in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Ushuaia has plenty of bars, coffee shops and restaurants catering for all tastes and plenty of shops to get those last minute bits of extra kit you forgot to pack.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Hotel Las Lengas Or Hotel Albatros, Ushuaia
  4. Day 4 - Day at leisure in Ushuaia.

    Sitting on the shores of the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia actually means 'the bay facing westward' in the language of the original Yamna inhabitants. It was once a penal colony (the presidio was disbanded in the 1940s) for political prisoners as well as hardened criminals. Ushuaia is now a major tourist attraction, particularly catering for people about to embark on a cruise to Antarctica. The town of 40,000 is also a major ski resort area for both alpine and cross-country skiers and offers magnificent hiking in Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, the only coastal national park in Argentina.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Hotel Las Lengas Or Hotel Albatros, Ushuaia
  5. Day 5 - Free morning. Embark on the Polar cruise ship, M/S Expedition. Sail the Beagle Channel.

    After a night in a hotel and a good breakfast your sense of anticipation grows as your ship, the MS Expedition is positioned in the port being readied for your embarkation in the afternoon.

    Embarkation time is set for 16:00hrs. The morning is free to do any last minute shopping, an optional excursion to Tierra Del Fuego National Park, or a good hike up to the Marshall Glacier (arranged locally). The evening is spent on board the ship watching the sunset over the Beagle Channel which is around 150 miles long and forms part of the border between Argentina and Chile. The Beagle Channel was named after the HMS Beagle after it's 1820s voyage around the southern coasts of South America. On board was Captain Robert Fitzroy whose name was later given to the famous Fitzroy and Paine mountains in Chile. On a later voyage to the region he brought along a young naturalist called Charles Darwin!

    Please note that while it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. On the first day onboard, your Expedition Leader will give you an expedition overview.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  6. Day 6 - At sea.

    As you sail towards the Falkland Islands you will have time to become acquainted with the ship and frequent the common areas that include the lounge, dining hall, library and lecture hall where you will meet the guides, ship's crew and expedition staff. You also begin the lecture and information sessions to learn the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  7. Day 7 - The Falkland Islands.

    The Falkland Islands provide a rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity and extraordinary scenery of the southern islands. Nesting albatross, penguins and elephant seals are abundant. Now with a human population of around 2,500 the islands are the first stop in your journey. You will come on land and visit Port Stanley which provides an opportunity to meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colourful houses provide contrast to the long dark winters.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  8. Day 8 - The Falkland Islands.
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    Today you have more opportunities to explore these islands from the deck of the MS Expedition, in the zodiacs and also on land. Here you hope to catch your first glimpses of penguins, including the Magellanic, Rockhopper, Gentoo, and King penguins. With a little luck you may also see the Elephant seals, Sea lions, King cormorants, Black-browed albatross, skuas, Night herons, Giant petrels, Striated caracaras and of course sheep!

    The islands consist of 700 small and mostly uninhabited islands and 2 main islands - East and West Falklands. Located 490km east of Patagonia, the Falklands have always been a land of hot debate. Officially discovered on 14th August 1592 by John Davis they remained uninhabited until 1764 when the French built a garrison at Port Louis, disregarding the Spanish claim to the islands. From that moment and over the next 200 plus years, there have been many disputes between Spain, France, Britain and Argentina until the end of the Falklands War between Britain and Argentina in 1982 brought the islands firmly under Britain's control.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  9. Day 9 - The Geat Southern Ocean.

    Sailing east now you will set course for South Georgia Island. Your days at sea will be filled with lectures to prepare you for South Georgia and you will have plenty of time on deck to identify the abundant sea birds of the Southern Ocean.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  10. Day 10 - The Great Southern Ocean.

    The vast distances between landfall and habitation really make you appreciate the isolation for anyone living in the tiny settlements of the Great Southern Ocean. As you traverse this vast ocean, there's more time on deck to relax and keep your eyes peeled for the whales that inhabit these waters.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  11. Day 11 - South Georgia.

    South Georgia Island is home to many marvels including Shackleton's grave, former whaling stations, incredible scenery and prolific wildlife. Weather permitting you will have 3 full days to explore this island. On nearby islands you will hope to spot Wandering albatross in their nesting grounds. A huge colony of King penguins is the highlight of this part of the journey. The gravel beach at St. Andrews Bay has a King penguin rookery of 100,000 and landing here is like entering another world, the sheer scale of the rookery is hard to comprehend. You may have been lucky to see some King Penguins during your time in the Falklands but this is truly extraordinary, something to savour. You might see King penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula but not in these numbers. King penguins are the second largest species after the Emperor penguin. Seeing these large flightless birds tobogganing on the ice is something that will stay with you forever and anyone who can recall such an experience cannot fail to smile. Like penguins elsewhere they are endlessly fascinating, they are graceful and powerful swimmers, and on land comically endearing.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  12. Day 12 - South Georgia.

    Today the island's wildlife is extraordinary, not only in its variety, but also for its sheer abundance. South Georgia is home to roughly 300,000 Elephant seals, 3 million Fur seals, and 25 species of breeding birds, including Wandering albatrosses. You will make land again today as you tour in the zodiacs and come to shore to see some more wildlife and almost certainly in great numbers.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  13. Day 13 - South Georgia.

    Since the end of whaling activities 40 years ago, wildlife has slowly returned to the island. You will explore more of the coast today and should have two landings weather permitting.


    Whaling and Hunting
    Known for its brutal whaling and exploratory history, this 170km long and 40km wide island is considered the first gateway to Antarctica and was the centre of the huge Southern Ocean whaling industry from 1904 to 1966. The famous Captain James Cook was the first to land on South Georgia on 17th January 1775 and named the island after King George III. During the 62 years of whaling activities, any number between 183 whales the first year and the record 7825 whales in 1925-26 Season were killed annually for their oil. Whales were not the only animals hunted for their oil at that time. A total of 498,870 seals - mostly giant Elephant seals - were also slaughtered.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  14. Day 14 - South Georgia.

    The British explorer Sir Ernest H Shackleton landed at King Haakon Bay on the southwest coast after the 800-mile journey in a 20-foot open boat from Elephant Island. They proceeded to hike the ice covered mountainous terrain, arriving to Stromness whaling station on May 20, 1916. Shackleton returned to South Georgia in 1922 for one last assault on Antarctica but passed away after suffering a major heart attack while in his cabin. He was buried at the whaler's cemetery at Grytviken station at the request of his wife. With fair weather, you should be able visit his final resting place. Shackleton is synonymous with Antarctic exploration and it is a poignant reminder of the man who endured such hardships in the pursuit of unheralded adventure.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  15. Day 15 - The Scotia Sea.

    Plotting a south-westerly course you will make your way towards the legendary Elephant Island in the South Shetland Islands. The waters are rich with nutrients and the long summer days provide the ingredient that is missing most of the year. The result is a complex food chain topped by several species of whales, seals, and seabirds.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  16. Day 16 - The Scotia Sea.

    Your journey continues towards its southerly climax with some major highlights already behind you. Life on board is very comfortable in marked contrast to some of the great explorers you will hear about in the lectures provided onboard. Shackleton is the most famous of the Antarctic Explorers and his story is inspirational. You will also hear about Roald Amundsen. In 1911 the Norwegian Explorer led his expedition in search of the South Pole which they reached in December. He later led expeditions to the North Pole (in 1926) and, prior to both these Polar firsts, was the first man to successfully navigate the Northwest Passage. Douglas Mawson, at the time a young Australian geologist, is another of the great polar explorers and the book 'Mawson's Will' is billed as the greatest Polar survival story ever written, it is well worth a read on these days at sea.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  17. Day 17 - Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.

    This is what you have all been waiting for - a chance to explore, and to step foot on the Great White Continent! Over the next 5 days you will navigate southwards making stops in the South Shetland Islands then through the Bransfield Strait and to the Antarctic Peninsula. Your goal is to attempt 2 excursions per day whilst you navigate through the area but your itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ice conditions that you encounter.

    The continent itself is roughly circular with a spindly arm, called the Antarctic Peninsula, reaching northwards towards Tierra del Fuego. South America is the nearest landmass, some 600 miles away. Considerably larger than either the United States or Europe, and twice the size of Australia, the continent is surrounded by a frozen sea that varies in area from one million square miles in summer to 7.3 million square miles in winter. 95% of the continent of Antarctica is ice covered and contains the freshest water on earth - about 70% of all fresh water on earth in fact. The highest point in Antarctica is Vinson Massif, with an altitude of 4,897m/16,067ft above sea level; the lowest point is the Bentley Subglacial Trench at 2,500m/8,200ft below sea level, located in West Antarctica. Antarctica has the highest average elevation of all the continents at 2,300m/7,500ft above sea level.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  18. Day 18 - Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.
    spirit of shackleton antarctica sea lion d tyrrell.

    The Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands abound with wildlife activity. If you are travelling early in the season your landing today will have you walking amongst penguins as they gather with their fast-growing chicks, and later in the season whales are seen in great numbers, seals haul out onto ice floes and beaches, and always numerous seabirds trail in the ship's wake. There is plenty of time to enjoy the sheer beauty and the breathtaking scenery of ice-choked waterways, blue and white icebergs, impressive glaciers and rugged snow-capped mountains. The Peninsula also has a remarkable history and, during the voyage, you will learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world. Keeping a lookout from the bridge or the deck of the ship, as you thread your way along the continent, you will feel the same sense of excitement as many of those early explorers.

    Penguins
    'Penguin' is the common name for all flightless, aquatic birds and they are only found south of the equator. Penguins have been grouped into 18 species and 6 genera, with most making their homes in Antarctica and the sub Antarctic islands, though others are native to the coasts of Australia, South Africa, South America, and the Galapagos Islands. Penguins are speedy and agile swimmers, but extremely slow on land. The regions you visit aboard MS Expedition are inhabited by 6 different species including the giant King penguin which can grow up to 1m in height (found only on South Georgia Island), the Adelie penguin named after French explorer Dumont d'Urville's wife, the Chinstrap penguin identified by the distinctive black line connecting the black cap to below the chin, the Gentoo penguin with its orange bill and white flash above and behind its eyes and the Macaroni penguin which is the most numerous and the most difficult to see (only on South Georgia Island). They number roughly 12 million and are easily identified by the orange tassels meeting between the eyes. There is also the Rockhopper penguin (seen only in the Falkland Islands) and are similar to the Macaroni in appearance, but slightly smaller and have yellow tassels.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  19. Day 19 - Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.

    Another day of exploring and more landings as the Zodiacs deliver you to shore. You might enjoy a walk up a small peak to get a magnificent vista back across the bay and towards the shore. Your guides will accompany you and assist in picking out the best route and one that does not interfere with the wildlife. The schedule can vary greatly in Antarctica and while no two days are alike we also cannot guarantee which days certain excursions will occur.

    Whales
    Thanks to the abundance of the small, shrimp like krill as the basis of the food chain, many species of whale make the water south of the Antarctic Convergence their summer home. Some of the species found in the frigid southern waters include: the Humpback whale, which consumes over a ton of krill each day, the Southern Right whales easily identified by the whitish callosities on the jaws and forehead, the Sperm whales made famous in Moby Dick, the Killer Whale which is actually not a whale at all, but the largest of the dolphin family, the Sei whale which can achieve speeds up to 55km/h over short distances, the playful Minke whales very common in the peninsula area, and the Fin Whale which can attain a length of 25 to 27m, making them the second largest whales.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  20. Day 20 - Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  21. Day 21 - Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.
    spirit of shackleton antarctica iceberg and ms expedition d tyrrell.

    Today there will more landings in the Zodiacs. It is possible that today you will enter a massive caldera (as always the schedule varies from trip to trip). It is incredible when you get to shore inside the caldera, pulling up on beaches that appear to bubble slightly due to the heat from beneath. This of course is in contrast to the air temperature and an imposing glacier that stops short of the sea. You might even spot some krill on the beach that has been gently and slowly cooked to a pinkish colour. As well as taking in the spellbinding scenery this could be your chance to brave the waters and take an Antarctic plunge. On almost every expedition there are a few game souls, so if you do elect to take a dip you would not be alone. This is a spa with a difference!

    Extremes
    Antarctica is a continent of superlatives. It is the coldest, windiest, driest, iciest and highest of all the major landmasses in the world. It is the continent with the longest nights and the longest days. The coastal areas you visit have some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on the continent. It is also one of the last true wildernesses, also the largest wilderness area left on earth - largely unchanged since the first sealers, whalers, and early explorers landed on its inhospitable shores less than two centuries ago. The lowest temperature ever recorded anywhere on earth, -89.2°C, was recorded on July 21, 1983, at Vostok Station. Winds have been recorded at 200 mph in the interior of the continent and the average annual water precipitation in the interior is only about 50 mm.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  22. Day 22 - Crossing the Drake Passage.

    Today you will leave Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage, the 497 mile crossing of the passage that bears the name of the 16th Century English Explorer Sir Francis Drake. The MS Expedition is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean, known for the unimpeded, never-ending fetch of the winds that encircle the Antarctic.

    In between bird watching and whale watching and enjoying some final lectures by your expedition staff, remember, the best way to experience the wildlife of the Drake Passage is to be on deck keeping a look out for albatross, prions, and whales!

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  23. Day 23 - Crossing the Drake Passage.

    This is a chance to relax and review the adventures of the past week before returning to Ushuaia. This is your last night onboard the M/S Expedition and a chance to celebrate having had the experience of a lifetime with your fellow travellers.
    At some point today you will cross the Antarctic Convergence, a meeting of cold polar water flowing north and warmer sub-Antarctic water moving in the opposite direction. It is the largest biological barrier on earth and is marked by a change in temperature, salinity and nutrient levels. The north flowing Antarctic waters predominantly sink beneath southward moving sub-Antarctic waters. While further south associated areas of mixing and upwelling create an ocean very high in marine productivity. When you pass this zone, you will have entered the most nutrient rich waters on the earth - the Southern Ocean.
    Wandering, Black-browed and Light-mantled Sooty albatross, Prion's and Cap petrels are among some of the species of seabirds that may join you in your journey.

    Overnight iconOvernight: M/S Expedition
  24. Day 24 - Disembark the M/S Expedition. Fly Ushuaia to Buenos Aires.

    Today you will disembark the M/S Expedition between 8-9am. Depending on the time of your flight back to Buenos Aires you will either be transferred directly to the airport at Ushuaia, or have free time with additional transfers provided at 12:30hrs or 16:30hrs.

    Fly to Buenos Aires for your last night. You might choose to take in a Tango show or enjoy a meal in one of the many fine restaurants available. For steak lovers, Argentinean steak is arguably the best you will ever taste.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Hotel Intersur Recoleta, Buenos Aires
  25. Day 25 - Depart Buenos Aires for London.

    Some free time to enjoy the city before your transfer to the airport for your overnight flight from Buenos Aires to London.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Departure Day
  26. Day 26 - Arrive London.

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What’s included

  • Free high performance expedition parka
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Use of onboard library, gym and sauna
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • 19 nights aboard the M/S Expedition in twin-share cabins (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole window). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing
  • Prices based on Category 2 cabins
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • 2 nights good standard 4* hotel accommodation, in Buenos Aires (1 each at the start and end).
  • 2 nights 3* accommodation in Ushuaia
  • Waterproof boots supplied for men's UK sized 7-13 & women's UK sized 3-7.
  • All meals included on board the M/S Expedition. Breakfast included at the hotels.
  • One Expedition team member per 10 guests.(the highest ratio amongst Polar ships 1:10)
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Airport departure taxes, excepting UK Departure Tax
  • Lunch and dinner in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Optional kayaking and camping excursions from the G Expedition (must book in advance - contact the office for details)
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Overall score:           (Based on 4 reviews)

Spirit of Shackleton, Antarctica cruise          

We want you to know that we thoroughly enjoyed it all. The ship was excellent - the team was super, the Captain too, and they all did their very utmost to give everybody the best possible experience, and some of the lectures were outstanding. The general ship’s crew were also excellent and everything was done or provided to a high level, with a smile and obvious willingness. Unfortunately the desserts were irresistible! It was certainly a well-run and happy ship.So many thanks to Mountain Kingdoms - to Jim for his well-timed phone call that put us on a ship with the desired route with only a six-month wait (many on board had booked two years in advance), for April’s efficient flight booking and Liz’s overall organisation and question answering.Mountain Kingdoms have been recommended by us already, so hopefully you’ll get some more bookings.We hope to travel again with you in the future.

Antarctica cruise          

Excellent organisation.

Faultless          

The cruise with couldn't be faulted. Great staff, organisation and food.

Breathtaking          

Nothing quite prepares you for a trip to the great white continent. It was the most breathtaking, jaw dropping, tears in the eyes, and lump in the throat experience of my life to have had the privilege to visit Antarctica.


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