South Georgia & Antarctic Polar Circle
This Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula cruise is an animal lover's dream. The expedition cruise explores one of the last untamed areas on Earth – a land of ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazing wildlife. On the Falkland Islands, bird life is plentiful, and dolphins and seals can be seen in the surrounding waters. Witness albatross chicks and parents on their nest in South Georgia, or visit one of the world's largest fur seal breeding beaches. At Elephant Island imagine the desperate time that Shackleton and his crew endured during their heroic rescue. Approaching the Antarctic Peninsula ice becomes a common sight, and it flanks our cruise ship as we delve further south to the Antarctic Circle.
The days spent in Antarctica are filled with Zodiac and shore excursions to witness the plentiful life of penguins, Humpback whales, leopard seals and vast populations of birds. Most are gloriously indifferent to your camera's lens. Your Antarctica cruise includes photography workshops with Massimo Bassano and videography workshops with Myriam Casper.
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Get familiar with the Falklands culture, see colourful houses, beautiful gardens, and English style pubs
Hike the Shackleton's route to the village of Stromness.
Visit scientific station on Laurie Island in South Orkney archipelago