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Spirit of Shackleton

Spirit of Shackleton 21 days

Prices From £8,999pp
23 NOV, 2018 | Up to 20 nights

Spirit of Shackleton 21 days

Aboard: MS Expedition

Experience vast penguin rookeries and seal colonies on this awe-inspiring voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. This voyage illuminates 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 on 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.

Highlights

  • Amazing avian and marine wildlife
  • Spectacular land and icescape scenery
  • Follow in the footsteps of great explorers
  • Kayaking & camping options available

What's Included

  • One night's accommodation pre cruise
  • Full board accommodation on board ship
  • Photo workshops with photography expert
  • Shore and Zodiac excursions
  • Programme of expert lectures

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Take advantage of our vast experience, passion and expertise to help you hand craft the perfect Antarctica, Falklands adventure for you.

Zoe Savage-Morton Travel Specialist

Having amassed a host of extraordinary adventures in destinations all over the world, Zoe’s experience, skills and enthusiasm for helping clients plan their ideal itinerary will help make your holiday unforgettable, action packed and life-changing.

Michael Gardiner Senior Travel Expert

Mike has more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry and continues to be inspired by the people, places and wildlife he discovers. His in-depth personal knowledge of a diverse range of destinations ensures your adventure itinerary will be a holiday like no other.

Simon Rowland Senior Travel Expert

As Senior Travel Expert, Simon has an absolute wealth of experience in adventure travel in some of the most fascinating places in the world. With in-depth knowledge and fantastic organizational skills, Simon’s first-hand experience and genuine passion drive him to work to create your perfect itinerary.

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Arrive at any time. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city. With a population of over 63,000 people, Ushuaia has grown over the past few years, yet has retained an easy going, accessible feel, with dramatic mountain surroundings it is a spectacular departure point for your Antarctic cruise. Prior to your trip, you can spend some time in the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park, enjoy some Argentinean wines and barbeques in the city or visit the many boutique shops and cafes while preparing for your upcoming adventure. Overnight in hotel

Ushuaia
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Embarkation begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. We enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

At Sea
3 Day

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As we make the passage east, become acquainted with the ship. We also begin lecture and information sessions to learn the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region.

Falkland Islands
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Falkland Islands

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. Port Stanley provides an opportunity to meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colourful houses provide contrast to the long dark winters.

At Sea
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At Sea

Sailing east we set course for South Georgia Island. Days at sea are filled with lectures to prepare us for landings. Keep your eyes peeled for the many whales that inhabit these waters.

South Georgia
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South Georgia

Home to many marvels, including Shackleton's Grave, South Georgia Island has several former whaling stations and is home to prolific wildlife. Visiting a huge colony of King Penguins is a major highlight of this part of the journey. Weather permitting we will have three full days to explore this island.

 At Sea
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We turn south and sail for two days, retracing Shackleton's route backwards as we head towards Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Antarctica
14-18Days

Antarctica

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world as you set foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather conditions permitting), and encounter gentoo, chinstrap and Adelie 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. During the voyage we will learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world.

The Drake Passage
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The Drake Passage

Reflect on our memorable adventure and take in some final lectures as we head back to Ushuaia. Keep a careful look out on your last chance to spot whales.

Ushuaia
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Ushuaia

Disembark in the morning.

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MS Expedition
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MS Expedition

The MS Expedition provides an intimate small-ship cruising experience. Completely refurbished in 2009, all cabins have ocean-facing windows or portholes and private en-suite facilities. Common areas include 360 degree observation deck, lounge, dining room, library, bar, gift shop, clinic, computer room, gym, sauna, gift shop and mud room. Passengers also have access to rubber boots. The ship has ice-strengthened hull, forward looking sonar and stabilisers.

we work hard to earn passionate reviews from our clients.

Now that I am back from my odyssey voyage, I thought I would let you know that after all that planning it really did exceed my expectations – we managed landings everywhere even on Tristan da Cuhna and had great bird sightings. The guides all knew what they were talking about too and made sure I got some great photos – still sorting them all out! Thanks for everything and see you at Birdfair!

Dave Martin

Overall I think that it was an excellent trip that was well worth the price paid and I would have no hesitation recommending your company to others.

Steve Sutton

Just a quick note to express my sincere thanks to you and all your staff for making this an epic adventure of immense proportions. Everything went smoothly, pickups, hotels and most of all the expedition itself. Truly a mind blowing experience unlike any I have ever taken.

Mr J Borg, Malta

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