FALKLANDS, SOUTH GEORGIA & ANTARCTICA - Island Sky - 23Jan20

Antarctica

Inclusions

Its unique position inside the Antarctic Convergence makes South Georgia home to tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, a rugged coastline punctuated with icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an astounding array of wildlife will greet you at every turn. We will visit historic Grytviken whaling station, the active British Antarctic Survey station, plus the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.
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PRICES - in USD per person from*
Twin Porthole Suite from US $21,795*pp
Twin Window Suite from US $23,995*pp
Twin Promenade Suite from US $25,595*pp
Twin Veranda Suite from US $27,995*pp
Twin Penthouse Suite from US $30,795*pp
Single Porthole Suite from US $37,050*
(see below for suite ammenities)

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FALKLANDS, SOUTH GEORGIA & ANTARCTICA Cruise-Stay package includes:
- Complimentary 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay at the Arakur Hotel & Resort, Ushuaia with breakfast
- One way transfer from Ushuaia hotel to port on embarkation day
- 18 night Antarctic expedition cruise round trip from Ushuaia aboard the Island Sky including:
- All onboard cruise ship main meals
- Beer & wine included with dinner onboard ship
- Coffee, tea and cocoa onboard
- A USB keepsake with images of your voyage
- A Polar Latitudes stainless steel water bottle
- Approximately two zodiac landings per day in Antarctica (subject to weather conditions)
- Loan of a pair of sturdy `Muck` boots for the entire voyage
- A Complimentary Expedition Jacket - yours to keep
- Wi-fi free internet service in the ships library
- Port/govt taxes
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CABIN TYPES:
All Window Suites Feature:
- Exterior views
- Sitting area with sofa or side chairs and table
- Flat Screen TV
- Telephone
- Independent temperature controls
- Mini-Bar
- Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries
- Hair dryer
- 220 square feet or more

Promenade and Deluxe Suites include all standard features listed above plus:
- En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival
- Complimentary Mini-Bar (beer, wine, & soft drinks)
- En suite Nespresso machine available on request

Owner`s, Penthouse, & Veranda Suites include all standard features listed above plus:
- Ensuite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival
- Complimentary Mini-Bar (beer, wine, & soft drinks)
- Ensuite Nespresso machine

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Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1, Ushuaia
Today is all yours: explore some of the sights that Ushuaia has to offer, from museums to Argentinean leather markets, or continue relaxing at the lovely Arakur. Our optional evening briefing is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and to meet some of your fellow travelers.

Day 2, Embarkation
After a complimentary buffet breakfast, you`re free to explore Ushuaia or unwind at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Once on board, you`ll be greeted by our Expedition Team and the Ship`s Officers. A concise safety and orientation briefing will be followed by the Captain`s welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the scenery on our early evening sail through the Beagle Channel, past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.

Day 3, Southern Ocean
Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as we sail south are the albatrosses, prions, and petrels that frequently follow the ship. Our Expedition Team will be out on deck as well, looking for the whales and dolphins that can be seen in the area. Our experts will begin their presentations with informative and entertaining talks on the wildlife, history, and geology of The Falkland Islands and Southern Ocean. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held in our comfortable lounge.
Those interested in Citizen Science can take part in SeaBird sighting surveys, or help collect salinity samples and weather data along the way.

Day 4, West Falklands
The westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands are remote farms that have been family-owned for six and seven generations. The sheep graze alongside albatross colonies and Rockhopper, King, and Magellanic penguin rookeries while striated caracaras patrol overhead and upland geese graze at the water`s edge. A visit to one of these homesteads often includes an invitation for cakes and a cup of tea.

Day 5, Stanley, East Falkland
Chosen for its sheltered harbor and access to abundant fresh water and peat for fuel, Stanley is easy to discover on foot as most shops and services are centered on the port. The museum, the post-office featuring first day covers, plenty of shops with locally made wool items, and Stanley`s lively pubs will all be available. It is possible to experience the wildlife of the Falklands from the town including sea lions and Peale`s and Commerson`s dolphins in the harbor or bird life in nearby Gypsy Cove.

Day 6-7, Southern Ocean
There will be plenty of wildlife spotting as we make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations will continue, featuring the exciting history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.

Day 8-11, South Georgia
Welcome to South Georgia! Landing sites feature huge Elephant seals, aggressive Fur seals, Gentoo penguins, albatross, petrels, skuas, and gulls. King penguins from fuzzy little chicks to fattened adults can be seen in the hundreds of thousands. We will visit historic Grytviken whaling station, home of the whaling museum, Norwegian seaman`s church, the active British Antarctic Survey station plus the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

Day 12-13, Scotia Sea
Heading farther south, we continue our informative presentations and wildlife watch as the icebergs become more and more plentiful.

Day 14-17, Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, we hope to make as much time as possible to explore by inflatable Zodiac boats and marvel up close at nature’s glory. Our Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. We will aim for the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest.
Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins abound, and Weddell, Crabeater and Elephant Seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory Leopard Seals and the assertive Antarctic Fur Seal. Minke and Humpback Whales are frequent visitors in the late season and Orca sightings are also common.

Day 18-19, Drake Passage
As we leave this magical place and make our way north, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage, we will continue our presentation series and wildlife spotting. Sailing back to Ushuaia through the Beagle Channel, we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow.

Day 20, Ushuaia disembarkation
Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.
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*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (16Nov18). Some cabins may have obstructed views. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Visitors to Argentina must complete an online visa entry application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Offer valid until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. Full comprehensive with evacuation travel insurance is MANDATORY and proof is required before documents can be released. Insurance is not included in prices listed here. Medical questionaire must be completed prior to departure or documents will not be issued. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty.

Details

Its unique position inside the Antarctic Convergence makes South Georgia home to tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals and seabirds...

18 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Island Sky. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

Day 1 Ushuaia
Today is all yours: explore some of the sights that Ushuaia has to offer, from museums to Argentinean leather markets, or continue relaxing at the lovely Arakur. Our optional evening briefing is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and to meet some of your fellow travelers.

Day 2 Embarkation
After a complimentary buffet breakfast, you’re free to explore Ushuaia or unwind at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. On board, you’ll be greeted by our Expedition Team and the Ship’s Officers. A concise safety and orientation briefing will be followed by the Captain’s welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the scenery on our early evening sail through the Beagle Channel, past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.

Day 3 Southern Ocean
Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as we sail south are the albatrosses, prions, and petrels that frequently follow the ship. Our Expedition Team will be out on deck as well, looking for the whales and dolphins that may also be seen in the area. Our experts will begin the presentations with informative and entertaining talks on the wildlife, history, and geology of the Falkland Islands and Southern Ocean. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held in the comfortable lounge.

Day 4 West Falklands
The westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands are remote farms that have been family-owned for six and seven generations. The sheep graze alongside albatross colonies and rockhopper, king, and macaroni penguin rookeries while striated caracaras patrol overhead and upland geese graze at the water's edge. A visit to one of these homesteads often includes an invitation for cakes and a cup of tea.

DAY 5 STANLEY, EAST FALKLAND
Chosen for its sheltered harbor and access to abundant fresh water and peat for fuel, Stanley is easy to discover on foot as shops and most services are centered on the port. The museum, the post-office featuring first day covers, plenty of shops with locally made wool items and Stanley's lively pubs will all be available. It is possible to experience the wildlife of the Falklands from the town, including sea lions and dolphins in the harbor or bird life in nearby Gypsy Cove.

DAYs 6-7 SOUTHERN OCEAN
There will be plenty of wildlife spotting as we make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations will continue featuring the exciting history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia

Days 8-11 South Georgia
Its unique position inside the Antarctic Convergence yet outside the limit of the yearly sea ice makes this 3,755 square kilometer island home to tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, a rugged coastline punctuated with castellate and tabular icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an astounding array of wildlife are all available to us as we travel down South Georgia's leeward coast.

Landing sites feature huge elephant seals, aggressive fur seals, macaroni penguins, albatross, petrels, skuas, and gulls. King penguins from fuzzy little chicks to fattened adults can be seen in the hundreds of thousands. We plan to visit historic Grytviken whaling station, home of the whaling museum, Norwegian seaman's church, the active British Antarctic Survey station plus the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

Days 12-13 Scotia Sea
Heading farther south, we continue our informative presentations and wildlife watch as the icebergs become more and more plentiful.

Days 14-17 Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, we will hope to make as much time as possible to explore by inflatable Zodiac boats and marvel up close at nature’s glory. Our Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. We will aim for the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest.

The trip may include picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, the Humpback Whale favored Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. We may stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy as well as a historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House.

Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins abound, and Weddell, Crabeater and Elephant Seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory Leopard Seals and the assertive Antarctic Fur Seal. Minke and Humpback Whales are frequent visitors in the late season and Orca sightings are also common.

Days 18-19 Drake Passage
As we leave this magical place and make our way north, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage, we will continue our presentation series and wildlife spotting. Sailing back to Ushuaia through the Beagle Channel, we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow.

Day 20 Ushuaia
Disembarkation.

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Pricing (per person)

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Twin

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US $21,795

Terms & Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (16Nov18). Some cabins may have obstructed views. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Visitors to Argentina must complete an online visa entry application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Offer valid until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. Full comprehensive with evacuation travel insurance is MANDATORY and proof is required before documents can be released. Insurance is not included in prices listed here. Medical questionaire must be completed prior to departure or documents will not be issued. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty.

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