Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

Explorers & Kings

The 20-day Explorers & Kings cruise is a truly epic adventure through the tussock-covered Falkland Islands, the wildlife paradise of South Georgia and the extraordinary landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. Watch an isolated and extreme world come to life as scores of penguins dive for food, herds of elephant seals bathe in the sun and pods of orcas pass by. Wander the quaint British town of Stanley in the Falklands, home to Magellanic, Gentoo, rockhopper and king penguins, as well as blackbrowed albatross and two endemic bird species: Cobb’s wren and the Falkland’s flightless steamer duck. Visit South Georgia’s incredible wildlife, including 30 breeding bird species and 4 penguin species and follow in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton, stepping back in time as you pause a moment at his gravesite. Lastly, explore the Antarctic Peninsula, the northernmost tip of the world’s 7th continent by ship, Zodiac, kayak (optional) and foot. Learn about Antarctica’s unique geology, history and wildlife with an expert team of on-board lecturers as you immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Antarctic.

One small ship operates the itinerary: the 138-guest Ocean Explorer. Each Explorers & Kings departure includes up-close exploration on guided hikes, shore walks and small craft excursions. Optional activities (additional cost) include kayaking and one-time paddling excursions. Advanced reservations are required as space is limited.

Contact our Antarctica small ship cruise experts for the inside scoop on which route is best for you. AdventureSmith Explorations’ award-winning crew has personal experience voyaging in Antarctica and can recommend the best options to suit your travel interests and timeline.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Antarctica cruises and South Georgia cruises.