Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

National Geographic Antarctica, South Georgia & The Falklands

Throughout this National Geographic Antarctica, South Georgia & The Falklands voyage, learn from a truly expert staff, whose decades of exploring Antarctica and the surrounding regions have revealed important landing sites beyond the Antarctic Peninsula. Explore the wildlife-rich Falkland Islands and South Georgia, perhaps the ultimate destination for jaw-dropping scenery. Witness boundless wildlife on the Antarctic Peninsula and understand the captivating history of Ernest Shackleton and his crew. Walk wild beaches as tens of thousands of gentoo, rockhopper and king penguins go about their busy lives, calling for mates and flashing their bright colors in their courtship rituals. Take a rugged hike across ice tundras and float by Zodiac and kayak between icebergs and whales. 

The National Geographic Antarctica, South Georgia & The Falklands expedition covers a lengthy itinerary aboard small expedition ships, with kayaking included in the cost—a rare inclusion for polar expeditions! The main itinerary operates clockwise, visiting the Falkland Islands before South Georgia and Antarctica, sailing round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina. Select modified departures operate in reverse (counterclockwise, starting with Antarctica). Departures aboard the National Geographic Endurance and the National Geographic Explorer connect via charter flights originating from, and finishing back in, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Departures aboard the National Geographic Resolution begin and end with charter flights originating from, and returning back to, Santiago, Chile.

The 148-guest Nat Geo Explorer, 126-guest Nat Geo Endurance and 126-guest Nat Geo Resolution act as floating basecamps during the voyage. All three small expedition ships are technologically advanced, fully stabilized and equipped with a full set of exploration tools, including an ROV and enough kayaks and Zodiacs to send all guests out exploring at the same time. Additionally, select cabins on each vessel offer private balconies for special moments taking in the awe-inspiring wilderness. Not to mention the bar tab is included for all passengers. The National Geographic Explorer boasts a top speed of 18 knots, making her one of the fastest ships plying polar waters. The new, purpose-built sister ships National Geographic Endurance and National Geographic Resolution venture deeper, paired with state-of-the-art educational equipment and highly qualified guides, for an in-depth intellectual and truly exploratory experience that make them ideal candidates for luxury Antarctica cruises.

Exploring Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands in such a comprehensive voyage by expedition ship will affect the way you tell stories about travel and wildlife adventures for years to come. Call the Antarctica experts at AdventureSmith Explorations to discuss your next Antarctica expedition cruise.

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