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Oceanwide Expeditions Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica

Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle

An expedition cruise with countless unforgettable moments in Antarctica aboard the Ocean Diamond

From: USD 19,795

Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle

A 23-day long expedition cruise

First Class Ship

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A 23-day long Cruise

First Class Ship
The Trip Highlights

Witness sparkling icebergs and glaciers

Observe Polar wildlife in their natural habitat

Whale watching from your Zodiac

Cross the drake passage

Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience

Experience the chill of a polar plunge

Learn from Polar experts

Your trip is 100% carbon offset

Expedition Parka to take home

Enjoy an epic Antarctic experience as we set sail on the comfortable and spacious Ocean Diamond from the Falkland Islands to South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. Become an Antarctic wildlife expert with our experienced polar guides and get to photograph huge albatrosses, millions of seabirds, friendly dolphins and over five different species of penguins. Make the most of this important milestone for any world traveler with a wide range of activities organized on your vessel.

Your ship: Ocean Diamond

The Ocean Diamond is a luxurious vessel with spacious cabins. All cabins have private bathroom facilities and exterior views. Please feel free to enjoy the flat-screen TV and DVD player in your cabin. The Ocean Diamond is a modern, stable super-yacht. Carrying a maximum of 189 passengers, this outstanding vessel features numerous adventure options plus onboard amenities for you to enjoy such as a well-stocked polar library.

What is life like on an expedition? During days at sea, you’ll enjoy lectures and workshops presented by our Expedition Team and spend time on deck looking for seabirds an … Read more about Ocean Diamond

Amenities

gym

Fitness Center

bar

Bar

theater

Lecture Theater

binoculars

Observation Deck

zodiac fleet

Zodiac Fleet

lounge

Observation Lounge

gift

Gift Shop

doctor's suitcase

Medical Services

library

Library

boat

Open Bridge Policy

Food & Drinks

There is one dining room located on the Lower Deck which operates an open seating policy and there’s one sitting for everyone at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This encourages passengers to mingle with their like-minded fellow Antarctic explorers.

While mealtimes may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be served three delicious meals a day. An assortment of freshly baked cookies and/or pastries are offered each afternoon. There is also a selection of hot and cold snacks available in the lounge during cocktail hour, expedition activities permitting.

Breakfasts and lunches are normally served buffet style on Ocean Diamond, while dinners are served plated. À la carte meals are made at the time of your order, allowing the chefs to prepare each dish to your individual needs. Working in a small kitchen, the chefs are able to monitor and control the quality of food being served, ensuring you receive top-quality meals during the course of your expedition.

The well-stocked bar on the ship is open to enjoy with your fellow Antarctic cruise passengers in the late morning, afternoon, and evening. Soft drinks, juices, and water are available at no cost, and beer and wine are offered with dinner. A selection of liquors, spirits, and premium beer, wine, and champagne is available and can be charged to your shipboard account.

Ocean Endeavour Falklands and South Georgia
South Georgia & the Falklands
Oceanwide Expeditions Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica

Reviews

Meghal Lotia

January 2022

To talk about the cruise, it was an amazing experience! The services by Oceanwide were managed very efficiently despite the covid outbreak during the tour. I am a vegetarian so I was surprised that they had plenty of meal options for me and the kitchen staff made great efforts. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. We would often sit down in the evening after our dinner and chat about our personal lives and passions. It felt more like being friends with them than the conventional tourist-guide relation. I am glad that I made it to this trip. It has been a very memorable experience with the activities that we did and friends I made. I would rate Oceanwide very highly for all their efforts! I would love to go on another trip with Oceanwide, maybe to the Arctic this time.

onyx007

Mid Range Ship

G Expedition belongs to "G Adventures" which is a small group tour company with tours all over the world. Therefore if you are a single traveller you could choose to share a room instead of paying a single supplement. The crew is amazing and guest satisfaction is bigger than holding to a certain itinerary. I travelled with the tour called "Spirit of Shackelton" from Ushuaia to Falkland Islands (2 days), South Georgia (4 days) and Antartic Peninsula (5 days). Beforehand only this number was clear, but not where we will make landfall. And the crew made really the best afford to make the most landings as possible and we even made detours on the ship to follow a blow of a whale. Shore Excursions are all included and made with Zodiacs boats, so one should be able to enter such a boat. It's a mixture of landings and Zodiac boat cruises. (Bring at least waterproof trousers and a protection for your camera). We were provided (included in the price, to take home with you) with a water bottle, which could be filled the whole day at a water station and with a thick jacket. Also tea and coffee were available through the whole day for free. During sea days the crew gave lectures about nature, wildlife and history of the places we were visiting. And in the evening we had life music, movies and other entertainment in the Polar Bear Bar and in the Lounge. The food was amazing for such a small ship and only alcoholic beverages and fizzy drinks had to by bought, but still water was provided free to each meal. (Feedback from CruiseCritic)

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