Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands
Board one our newly designed ice-classed expedition vessels, the Ocean Victory or the Ocean Albatros, to journey to the continent of Antarctica, through the Weddell Sea, to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
This 19 day adventure will see you exploring the route of Sir Ernest Shackleton, albeit in modern day 5 star comfort! With their special patented X-bow designs to cut through the waves, the Ocean Victory and the Ocean Albatros are ideal vessels for small-ship cruising to remote polar regions, with their study construction providing high stability over the Drake Passage.
Explore some of the worlds top wildlife destinations; Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands, with penguins galore, seals, albatrosses and lots of whales! Witness impressive tabular icebergs and glaciated mountains with volcanoes. Enter the Weddell Sea in search for Adelie and Emperor penguins. While sailing between South Georgia and Elephant Island offers a small glimpse into the passage made famous by Shackleton 100 years ago.
This outstanding voyage is a nature lovers dream! You'll be making many Zodiac excursions and landings in Antarctica. Along the way there will be visits to active research stations, Port Stanley in the Falklands, beaches full of king penguins, former whaling stations and a hopefully a call in at Shackleton’s final resting place.
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Voyage to Antarctica & beyond in comfort on the new sister ships Ocean Albatros and Ocean Victory with their special X-Bows, providing high stability in rough weather and allowing for a smooth cruise.
"Book early if you would love to kayak in Antarctica, imagine gliding through the waters past icebergs, then having whales surfacing around you, it was such a trill!" Rachel, Team Viva
Not only will you explore the magical continent of Antarctica, follow in the footsteps of Shackleton, but you will also visit the wildlife mecca of South Georgia