Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

Island Sky Cruise Ship
Island Sky
114 Passengers
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The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and South Georgia are home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on earth. With beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins, it’s one of the most jaw-dropping nature scenes you will ever experience. We’ll also explore the fascinating history of the area, dating back to the grandiose times of the ‘Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration’ of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Exploring the port of Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
• Penguin rookeries with hundreds of thousands of birds on South Georgia
• A visit to Grytviken, a former whaling station, and the gravesite of Sir Ernest Shackleton
• Potential encounters with Orca, Humpback and Minke whales
• Zodiac cruising amongst colossal icebergs

Brief Itinerary

Days 1 & 2 Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 3 Embarkation
Day 4 Southern Ocean
Day 5 West Falklands (Malvinas)
Day 6 Stanley, East Falkland (Malvinas)
Days 7 & 8 Southern Ocean
Days 9 to 12 South Georgia
Days 13 & 14 Scotia Sea
Days 15 to 18 Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
Daya 19 & 20 Drake Passage
Day 21 Ushuaia disembarkation

Days 1 & 2 ― Ushuaia, Argentina

No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

On day 2 explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Start your evening with our optional briefing, where you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers.

Day 3 ― Embarkation

Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Our expedition team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a captain’s welcome dinner.

Day 4 ― Southern Ocean

As we sail south, important briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety are held, and you won’t want to miss our experts as they begin their informative and entertaining talks about the wildlife, history, and geology of the area.

Day 5 ― West Falklands (Malvinas)

We’ll be exploring some of the westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands (Malvinas), where you can take in the beautiful countryside and look for Black-Browed albatross or Rockhopper, King, and Magellanic penguin rookeries.

Day 6 ― Stanley, East Falkland (Malvinas)

Stanley is a lively hub of activity nestled in a sheltered harbor. Head out on foot to explore the museum, shops and services centered on the port, or look for sea lions, dolphins, and bird life along the shores.

Days 7 & 8 ― Southern Ocean

Things really start to ramp up with plenty of wildlife identifying to do as we make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations continue, featuring topics such as the captivating history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.

Days 9 to 12 ― South Georgia

South Georgia is often referred to as the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’ and it’s easy to see why as you take in tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals, and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an incredible array of wildlife will astound you as we travel down South Georgia's leeward coast. We’ll also visit historic Grytviken whaling station, featuring the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

Days 13 & 14 ― Scotia Sea

Heading farther south, we’ll continue our informative presentations and wildlife spotting as the icebergs become bigger and more plentiful.

Days 15 to 18 ― Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

Here we’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels as we travel the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.

Days 19 & 20 ― Drake Passage

We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again heading across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

Day 21 ― Ushuaia disembarkation

With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates Antarctica 2022-23
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Deluxe Suite
Veranda Suite
Penthouse Suite
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Camp, Kayak
Save 15% (Prices in Red) Expires Jun 30th 2021
$11,225$9,541$13,465$11,445$14,955$12,712$16,595$14,106$16,925$14,386$18,115$15,398$19,745$16,783$21,715$18,458
Camp, Kayak
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$11,225$9,541$13,465$11,445$14,955$12,712$16,595$14,106$16,925$14,386$18,115$15,398$19,745$16,783$21,715$18,458
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A limited number of twin cabins may be sold for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.
Share cabins available: Triple, Porthole, Window
Only Triple cabins can accommodate 3 guests.

Adventure Options:
   Kayaking - $895, max. 30 participants.
   Camping - $295, max. 50 participants.
   Photography - included
   Citizen Science - included

In addition to the free internet access available on the computers in the ship’s library, all passengers will receive 200 MB WiFi card for use on their personal devices.

There may be a fuel surcharge on all bookings.

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    Owner's Suite
Two-Room Suite with balcony, sitting room and bedroom.
385 Sq.ft. (34 m2), Including an 110 Sq.ft. (10.2 m2) Balcony
    Penthouse Suites
Suites with private balcony and sitting area with side chairs and table.
325 Sq.ft. (30 m2), Including an 80 Sq.ft. (7.4 m2) Balcony
  Veranda Suites
Suites with private balcony and sitting area with side chairs and table.
260 Sq.ft. (24 m2), Including a 40 Sq.ft. (3.7 m2) Balcony
  Deluxe Suites
Suites with tinted sliding glass door onto the Promenade deck and side window, sitting area with sofa.
240 Sq.ft. (22 m2)
  Promenade Suites
Suites with tinted sliding glass door onto the Promenade deck and sitting area with sofa.
220 Sq.ft. (20.4 m2)
  Window Suites
Suites with window and sitting area with sofa.
225 Sq.ft. (21 m2)
  Porthole Suites
Suites with porthole and sitting area with sofa.
235 Sq.ft. (22 m2)
  Triple Suites
Suites with window and sitting area with sofa.
225 Sq.ft. (21 m2)
Please note that the third berth in the triple suite is suitable for passengers up to 5’10” in height.