Expedition Antarctica – The Grand Adventure

Expedition Antarctica – The Grand Adventure – Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

Prices From £13,860pp
December to February | 18 nights

No Single Supplement!

Expedition Antarctica – The Grand Adventure – Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

Aboard: Hanseatic Inspiration

This fantastic expedition aboard a luxury, brand new cruise vessel will see you discover the wonders of Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands on one unforgettable expedition. Sail in style as you uncover the wonders of these magical regions in the company of seasoned experts who know these lands in-depth. Enjoying thrilling Zodiac cruises and land visits throughout, you will encounter incredible scenery, historical sites and an abundance of unique and enigmatic wildlife.

This is an international cruise conducted in both English and German.

Various departures available. Please enquire for full dates and rates.

Highlights

  • Sail in comfort and style along the southern regions’ grand route – Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia
  • Enjoy unforgettable exploration accompanied by a team of expert naturalists
  • Search for wildlife including seals, whales, seabirds and hundreds of thousands of penguins
  • Witness spectacular scenery throughout, from verdant fields and remote beaches to tabular icebergs and majestic glaciers
  • Take exciting zodiac cruises and hikes across a diverse range of landscapes

What's Included

  • Return charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Onboard accommodation on full-board basis with all meals and snacks included, within three onboard restaurants
  • Zodiac landings and excursions
  • Guided shore visits
  • Presentation and lecture programme delivered by an expert team
  • Welcome champagne, non-alcoholic minibar restocked daily, 24 hour cabin service
  • Loan of binoculars, Nordic walking poles, parkas and rubber boots
  • Access to interactive Ocean Academy and Ocean Spa
  • Harbour and airport fees

No Single Supplement!

There is no surcharge for solo travellers on this Antarctic cruise!

Offer applicable when booked before 1st March 2025

Can not be combined with any other offer. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Full terms & conditions apply. / Available on selected dates/vessels.

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Buenos Aires to Ushuaia - Embark
1Day

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia - Embark

Your Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands cruise begins in the vibrant Argentinean capital of Buenos Aires where, having arrived independently, you will join your included flight to Ushuaia at the very southern tip of Argentina. Upon arrival in Ushuaia, you will join your transfer to the port to board your fantastic expedition ship. Enjoy a welcome glass of champagne as you settle into your beautiful cabin and familiarise yourself with the luxury amenities onboard before enjoying your first delicious meal as we set sail out through the scenic Beagle Channel.

We recommend arriving in Buenos Aires a few days before your itinerary begins to allow you to sample some of the many wonders of this enchanting city. Multiple pre-cruise packages are available so please enquire if this is something which may be of interest to you.

At Sea
2Day

At Sea

We will now spend the day at sea sailing towards the Falkland Islands. Enjoy the many facilities onboard including 3 first-class restaurants, the Ocean Spa, swimming pool and the excellent interactive Ocean Academy centre. Your programme of presentations and multimedia lectures delivered by an experienced team of experts from various disciplines will entertain you throughout and offer fascinating insights into the areas you will visit on your journey. Make sure to spend some time on deck or in the wonderful observation spaces looking for sightings of unique seabirds and marine mammals.

The Falkland Islands
3 - 4Days

The Falkland Islands

The first stop on your Antarctic expedition will take you to the beautiful Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) where you will spend 2 enjoyable days exploring around some of the archipelago’s outer lying islands as well as the charming capital Stanley. A dream destination for birdwatchers, during your time here you can hope for up-close sightings of multiple birds including various species of penguins, Black-browed and wandering albatrosses, Cape petrels, striated caracaras, the endemic Falkland pipit and much more. Your visit here will also include an insight into the archipelago’s recent and not so recent history, including memorial sites.

At Sea
5 - 6Days

At Sea

We now spend 2 days at sea sailing towards South Georgia. Your programme of expert lectures and presentations will continue and there will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy the comforts of your first-class expedition ship.

South Georgia
7 - 9Days

South Georgia

Welcome to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, where incredible scenery and remote beaches bustling with thousands upon thousands of penguins will be the sight that greets you and a sight that will live long in the memory. Your 3 days of exploration here will offer an unforgettable insight into this remarkable place where hundreds of thousands of penguins sharing the island with elephant seals and fur seals blanket the steep slopes and rugged coastlines. You will land at a number of incredibly scenic spots to witness this natural marvel up-close as well as learning all about the island’s history and strong links to the legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton whose final resting place can also be found here.

At Sea
10Day

At Sea

We now spend the day at sea sailing towards the wonders of Antarctica, heading towards the mystical icy world of the Weddell Sea.

Antarctica Exploration
11 - 16Days

Antarctica Exploration

It’s now time for 6 days of truly unforgettable exploration of the incredible white continent of Antarctica. As with all Polar expeditions, weather and ice conditions may dictate certain routes taken during your time here, and your experienced captain and crew will chart the perfect course for thrilling icy adventures and wildlife opportunities. Throughout your time here you will enjoy exciting Zodiac cruises and land visits accompanied by your team of Antarctica experts.

Your first area for exploration is likely to be around the remote South Orkney Islands where we will look for sightings of the chinstrap and Adelie penguins that are often found here, and visit the Argentinian Orcadas Station (weather and authorisation dependent) to meet the polar researchers that reside here and learn all about their fascinating work.

In the icy wonderland of the Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea the spectacular tabular icebergs of all shapes and sizes are certain to impress and fill your cameras. Other scenic delights will include the tuya volcano (flat-topped volcano) Brown Bluff where the imposing cliffs rising between two mighty glaciers is a breathtaking sight.

On the Antarctic Peninsula itself you will explore around incredibly impressive areas such as the majestic glaciers and gigantic icebergs of Paradise Bay and the awe-inspiring, picture perfect shipping passage of the Lemaire Channel. In the South Shetland islands we will also hope to explore around the legendary Elephant Island where Shackleton’s team held out for months, and the beautiful flooded caldera of Deception Island.

At Sea - Drake Passage
17 - 18Days

At Sea - Drake Passage

Leaving the majestic wonders of Antarctica behind, we will now sail into the legendary Drake Passage to begin our journey back towards Ushuaia. Catch the last presentations and lectures, savour the first-class cuisine onboard and enjoy some well-earned relaxation after what will have been an unforgettable last 16 days.

Ushuaia Disembark - Fly to Buenos Aires
19Day

Ushuaia Disembark - Fly to Buenos Aires

Your expedition concludes back in Ushuaia this morning where it will be time to disembark and join your included flight back to Buenos Aires.

A view from Above

All Aboard

Hanseatic Inspiration
First class vessel

Hanseatic Inspiration

One of three new first-class vessels in the Hanseatic fleet, the Hanseatic Inspiration is built to take you closer to nature. This state-of-the-art ship features the highest ice class for passenger ships (PC 6) and environmental technology that is ahead of its game, making it 100 % free from heavy fuel oil. The ship carries a maximum of 199 passengers for Antractica expeditions (230 for other destinations) and is incredibly comfortable throughout, with stylish cabins and beautifully contemporary public spaces.

The ship exclusively offers outside cabins and suites and most feature a balcony or French balcony. Each cabin or suite features an ensuite bathroom with a rain shower and a heated wall for drying wet expedition gear, a relaxation area or lounge, a coffee machine, mini bar, binoculars, large comfortable beds and an extensive infotainment system showing expert presentations, forward-view camera, navigation charts, films and much more. Premium suites feature dining areas, separate living spaces, steam saunas, furnished balconies and more.

The Hanseatic Inspiration offers more open deck space than any other expedition ship and the extendable glass-floored balconies are a wonderful addition that makes spotting marine wildlife in the waters below even more exciting!

Onboard you will find a multifunctional lounge with state-of-the-art technology where daily presentations are delivered during the day and which transforms into an atmospheric bar in the evenings, an Ocean Academy lounge with interactive study wall, observation decks and lounges, a main restaurant serving a variety of creative cuisine, a speciality restaurant delivering culinary treats from across the world, and an outdoor Lido restaurant where you can savour delicious meals surrounded by the breathtaking panoramas of whichever far-flung destination you find yourself in.

There is also a fantastic, covered outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool with relaxation areas, a gym and fitness room, and a wonderful spa with an ocean view Finnish sauna, steam sauna, ice fountain, relaxation room and a wide range of treatments available.

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44 Google reviews

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

I want to thank you for all you did to make my recent Falklands trip run so smoothly and comfortably. Thank you for all your help over the diet too.

Dr Lorna Mairs

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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