Antarctica Cruise - Shackleton's Antarctica

Be captivated by the magic of this Antarctic voyage that includes the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, vital breeding grounds for seals, penguins, and albatross. To enrich your experience, MS FramÂ’s team of expedition staff and lecturers will offer presentations on the history, biology, and geology of Antarctica along the way. View mighty glaciers calving into the sea, flocks of thousands of excited penguins, pods of Humpback and Killer whales plying the icy ocean - encounters like these can be a part of the most memorable vacation of your lifetime.

Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires / Embark

Discover for yourself the Paris of the South and get a taste of what the birthplace of the Tango has to offer. Depart from the pier later this afternoon.

Days 2-4: At Sea

Over the coming days you have an opportunity to get more acquainted with the ship and your fellow travelers. Follow the lecture series, enjoy the fresh air out on deck, or simply relax on board as you sail south.

Days 5-6: Falkland Islands / Malvinas

Thanks to a unique Sub-Antarctic ecosystem, more than 70 animal and bird species live on these islands. The landscape is majestic, with cliffs and gentle beaches, while the settlements themselves have a distinctly British feel to them.

Days 7-8: At Sea

As you voyage towards South Georgia you will have a chance to learn more about the history and the spectacular wildlife of the island known as the “Serengeti of the Southern Ocean.”

Days 9-10: South Georgia

The island of South Georgia, with its alpine peaks, has a variety and density of wildlife that will amaze even the most blasé of visitors. The largest king penguin colonies in the world are flanked by huge groups of fur and elephant seals, while all around, the history of South Georgia is very much in evidence. You will discover a heritage steeped in whaling and exploration, with long abandoned whaling stations lying alongside the grave of Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton - a spot that for many is one of the highlights of the island.

Days 11-12: At Sea

Set sail for the southernmost continent, learning more en route about this fascinating white land, through a series of exciting lectures and talks.

Days 13-16: Antarctica

When you think you have seen it all, Antarctica turns around and shatters those beliefs. The last great wilderness left on Earth, with its crisp air, towering icebergs and endless white mountain ranges, Antarctica is home to millions of penguins and its seas provide sustenance for whales. With no permanent human inhabitants, the continent is dedicated to scientific research and peaceful cooperation. Simple words cannot truly convey the feeling of being here, looking upon the vast emptiness of the great white continent. The ice, wind and weather dictate life in Antarctica, as well as your route. Every voyage is unique and your experienced crew endeavor to make each one an experience of a lifetime. The final choice of landings will be made in the course of the voyage.

Days 17-18: Drake Passage

With the bow pointed north and an unforgettable collection of images and experiences safely stored in your memories, you head back towards the South American mainland with a new understanding of the Antarctic Continent. Your sturdy vessel safely steers a course back across the legendary waters of the Drake Passage.

Day 19: Ushuaia

Your final destination is the Argentinean town of Ushuaia, the worldÂ’s southernmost town, situated on the tip of Tierra del Fuego to the south of the Magellan Strait where you arrive in the morning. Fly to Buenos Aires for an overnight stay.

Day 20: Buenos Aires

Transfer to the airport for your return home.

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