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Albatros Expeditions Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica

Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica aboard the Ocean Atlantic

A complete 22-day Antarctic expedition cruise for the adventurer in you

From: USD 9,490
Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica
A 22-DAY LONG EXPEDITION CRUISE

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A 22-DAY LONG CRUISE

The Trip Highlights

Bird and whale watching

Cross the Drake Passage

Immense icebergs and glaciers

Observe penguins in their natural habitat

Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience

A bird watcher's paradise

Learn from industry experts

Your trip is 100% carbon offset

Free photography workshop

Departing from Ushuaia in Argentina, our first adventure will be a visit to the fascinating Falkland Islands. The capital of Port Stanley with its quaint English architecture is on the list as well as Zodiac landings and wildlife observations on pristine beaches. Your next stop is South Georgia Island, which is one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Wildlife-packed beaches, active research stations, former whaling stations and a visit to Shackleton’s final resting place are on the agenda for the following 5 days. From here your expedition cruise continues towards the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Once at the South Shetland Islands, you will make Zodiac landings at penguin rookeries, research stations and fascinating viewpoints. The Subantarctic islands and Antarctic Peninsula are a nature photographer’s paradise, and your guides will attempt as many shore landings as possible per day, weather conditions permitting, to bring you as close to Antarctica’s beauty as possible.

After leaving the Antarctic behind us, we spend the last seadays bird watching from the top deck and attending lectures, workshops and photo re-caps in one of the ship's lounges as we cross the mighty Drake Passage.

Your Cruise Ship

Ocean Atlantic is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising in Antarctic and Arctic waters! Newly renovated in 2016 and with an international ice class rating of 1B, she is one of the strongest ships operating in Antarctica. Her high maneuverability, shallow draft and strong engines allow for extended voyages into isolated fjords, creating exciting adventures for any Antarctica and Arctic traveler.

Ocean Atlantic is newly renovated (2016) with elegant common areas and accommodation for 198 passengers. The ship was built in 1985 and underwent an extensive rebuild in 2010. With a length of 140m, she has ample space on the multiple decks for several lecture halls, a relaxed restaurant serving 4-star international cuisine, professionally staffed bars, and observation platforms – and even a pool.

All common areas on the Erickson Deck feature large panel windows, enabling passengers to quickly spot passing whales and photographic sights from the comfort of indoor lounges.

All private cabins are stylishly appointed and feature individual bathroom facilities, phone for internal calls, individual temperature controls, and TV. Ideal for relaxation, the vessels’ accommodation ranges in size from 11 - 35 m2 and are designed with either portholes or windows.

Daily shore landings at penguin rookeries, research stations, and other Antarctic wonders are made possible by her fleet of 20 Zodiacs.

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Amenities

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Fitness Center
Bar
Mudroom
Lecture Theater
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Observation Deck
Pool
Zodiac Fleet
Observation Lounge
Gift Shop
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Sauna
Medical Services
Library

Food & Drinks

The bright, spacious restaurant prepares 4-star international cuisine. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in your tour price. All meals are served in the restaurant where you can enjoy the spectacular views. You have free seating at all meals.

Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style, while dinner is a la carte. Meals, including daily snacks, are prepared by a professional chef. Coffee, tea, and water are free during the entire cruise; other drinks can be purchased in the restaurant and at the bar. In the event you are not onboard at lunch time, we will prepare a lunch bag for you in the morning, which you can take ashore. In the afternoon, we offer tea and coffee in the lounge. We also offer a midnight snack between 10 pm and 12 am.

We only prepare seafood that is either caught or farmed in ways that consider the long-term vitality of harvested species and the well-being of our oceans, as well as the livelihoods of fisheries-dependent communities. The hotel management uses MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) to ensure the purchase of species approved as sustainable.

Albatros Expeditions Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica
Albatros Expeditions Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica
Albatros Expeditions Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica
From: USD 9,490