Falklands (Malvinas), South Georgia & Antarctica

Magellan Explorer Luxury Antarctic Cruise Ship
Magellan Explorer
96 Passengers
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Start in the Falklands and enjoy watching rockhopper and gentoo penguins in their native habitat. From your Zodiac spot Black-browed albatrosses and petrels high above. Hike into the local settlements and meet the people who have made this island home for generations.

From there, set sail for South Georgia and its mountains, which are permanently covered in thick layers of ice and snow. On this island, wildlife is king. Visit one of the world’s largest king penguin colonies and watch elephant seals relaxing on the shores. As we sail from bay to bay, watch out for whales and beautiful seabirds flying overhead.

Our final destination is Antarctica, a land that holds 90% of Earth’s ice. Antarctica stuns visitors with its awe-inspiring beauty. Enjoy peaceful bays dotted with colossal icebergs; cruise along deep fjords and see massive glaciers.

Day 1 — Port Stanley, Falkland Islands Embarkation

Pick up at the airport in Port Stanley, town visit, and embarkation.

Day 2 — Saunders Island, Carcass Island

During a morning visit to Saunders Island we enjoy the long white-sand beach. A wilderness experience, the main attractions there are rockhopper penguins, nesting black browed albatross, and sub-Antarctic gentoo penguins. In the afternoon we visit Carcass Island. There is an option for an easy hike to the settlement, bird watching, and a typical Falklands tea experience.

Day 3 — Bleaker Island

Morning landing at Bleaker Island. This is a natural reserve with a famous bird area featuring a large variety of birds. In the afternoon we head to South Georgia.

Day 6 — Elsehul Bay

Evening zodiac cruise at Elsehul Bay, subject to crossing and permits from the South Georgia government.

Day 7 — Grytviken, Fortuna Bay / Stromness

Morning landing at Grytviken. We’ll clear Customs here and then visit the historical site, with the museum and Ernest Shackleton’s grave. In the afternoon, landing at Fortuna Bay / Stromness. We’ll see king penguins and we’ll learn more about Shackleton and his expedition. There is an optional 2-3 hour “Shackleton walk”.

Day 8 — Salisbury Plain, Prion Island

Morning visit to Salisbury Plain for more king penguins and stunning landscapes. In the afternoon, visit Prion Island to see the nesting wandering albatross.

Day 9 — St Andrews Bay, Cooper Bay

Morning visit to St Andrews Bay. We’ll see the largest king penguin colony, and elephant seal bulls. In the afternoon, visit Cooper Bay to see macaroni penguins on a Zodiac cruise.

Days 10 & 11 — At Sea

St Andrews Bay is the destination of our morning excursion. We see the largest king penguin colony, and elephant seal bulls. In the afternoon, we plan a Zodiac cruise and landing at Ocean Harbor. The highlights here are a shipwreck and remains of the whaling industry.

Day 12 — Elephant Island

In the afternoon, we will see Elephant Island. While a landing here is very unlikely, we will see the island from the ship or, if sea conditions allow, from a Zodiac.

Days 13 to 16 — Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands

Cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula and among the South Shetland Islands, visiting sites in the Antarctic Sound and in the Gerlache Strait. The voyage may include visits to sites such as Gourdin Island, Brown Bluff, Half Moon Island, Deception Island, Wilhelmina Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Cuverville Island, the Melchior Islands or other magnificent places.

Days 17 & 18 — At Sea

Upon arrival at Port Stanley we disembark and transfer to the airport for ongoing flights.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Kayaking: $895. Hiking/Snowshoeing: $85.

If wanting to book a single cabin and no single cabins are available, single supplement is 1.85 x shared cost for Porthole and Veranda Cabins and 2x the shared cost for all other cabins.

Call for details on air packages between Santiago or Punta Arenas and Port Stanley. One-way: $1,255 (via Santiago) or $1,045 (via Punta Arenas). Round-trip: $2,095 (via Santiago) or $1,425 (via Punta Arenas). Based on double occupancy.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Single travelers wanting to share can do so in Porthole and Veranda Cabins only. Triple cabins are for 3 people traveling together only.

Kayaking: $895. Hiking/Snowshoeing: $85.

If wanting to book a single cabin and no single cabins are available, single supplement is 1.85 x shared cost for Porthole and Veranda Cabins and 2x the shared cost for all other cabins.

For your convenience we can provide packages that include an airline ticket in economy class for the commercial flight from Santiago or Punta Arenas to Port Stanley, and/or return, and hotel accommodation in either Santiago or Punta Arenas. These packages are designed to facilitate your arrival to and departure from the Falklands (Malvinas).

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

DeckPlan_MagellanExplorerCruise

    Grand Suite
Located on Deck 4 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed (queen only in #405) • Separate living area with sofa (2019-20 season) or queen-size sofa-bed (2020-21 season) and coffee table • Desk and chair sets in both living and bedroom areas • 2 armchairs with side tables • 2 private balconies with sitting areas • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Selection of snacks restocked daily • Mini-bar restocked daily • Coffee maker • 2 larger private bathrooms with separate shower • Premium bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
440 sq ft / 40 m²
    Penthouse Suite
Located on Deck 5 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed • Separate sitting area with sofa and coffee table • Desk and chair • 2 armchairs • Private balcony with sitting area • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Closed-circuit TV screen • Telephone • Hairdryer • Selection of snacks restocked daily • Mini-bar restocked daily • Coffee maker • Larger private bathroom with separate shower • Premium bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
330 sq ft / 30 m²
  Deluxe Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 4 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed (queen only in #409) • Desk and chair • 1 armchair with side table • Private balcony with sitting area • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Selection of snacks restocked daily • Mini-bar restocked daily • Coffee maker • Larger private bathroom with separate shower • Premium bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
220 sq ft / 20 m²
  Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed • Desk and chair • 1 armchair with side table • Private balcony with sitting area • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Private bathroom with separate shower • Bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
220 sq ft / 20 m²
  Porthole Cabin
Located on Deck 3 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed • Desk and chair • 2 armchairs with side table • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Private bathroom with separate shower • Bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
220 sq ft / 20 m²
  Single Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 • 1 king-size bed • Desk and chair • 1 armchair with side table • Private balcony with sitting area • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Private bathroom with separate shower • Bathroom amenities • Bathrobe and slippers
220 sq ft / 20 m²
  Triple Suite
Located on Deck 4 • 2 twin beds and 1 queen-size bed (max. occupancy 3 people) • Separate living area with sofa and coffee table • Desks and chair sets in both living and bedroom areas • 2 armchairs with side tables • 2 private balconies with sitting areas • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Selection of snacks restocked daily • Mini-bar restocked daily • Coffee maker • 2 larger private bathrooms with separate shower • Premium bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
440 sq ft / 40 m²