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Oceanwide Expeditions Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica

Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica aboard the Ortelius

Discover at least 6 penguin species on this expedition cruise

From: USD 12,600
Falkland Islands- South Georgia- Antarctica

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The Trip Highlights

At least 6 penguin species

Antarctic fur seals

Immense icebergs and glaciers

Bird and whale watching

Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience

Walk among the famous King Penguins

Learn from industry experts

Your trip is 100% carbon offset

Basecamp Program

An unforgettable cruise to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula. Discover some of the most beautiful wildlife on Earth. This expedition cruise will introduce you to at least 6 species of penguin and so many Antarctic fur seals!

You will have at least one dedicated expedition guide on the team who will share their expert knowledge about bird species and who will be available to help you identify, photograph, and learn more about the birds in Antarctica. In addition to outdoor sessions, your guide will focus on species and other related information during the on-board lectures and daily re-caps.

Your Cruise Ship

Ortelius has a fascinating history of polar exploration. Originally launched as the “Marina Tsvetaeva” in 1989, she served as a special purpose vessel for the Russian Academy of Science. Later re-flagged and renamed, *Ortelius” is now classed by Lloyd’s Register in London and flies the Dutch flag.

Ortelius is first and foremost a true Antarctic exploration vessel. She has the highest Ice-Class specification (UL1, equivalent to 1A) and is certified to navigate through solid annual sea ice as well as loose multi-year pack ice. In this ship, you can discover the true Antarctic, reaching places others simply can’t.

She can accommodate a maximum of only 108 passengers, and her design means she enjoys an abundance of open-deck spaces, perfect for bird and whale watching at sea, as well as iceberg spotting.

She is crewed by 22 highly experienced maritime staff, 19 hotel staff, and 8 expedition crew with a variety of expertise areas involving Antarctic exploration, wildlife, geography, and human history. She also carries a permanent doctor onboard.

As befits a true Antarctic explorer, Ortelius’ voyages are primarily meant to offer you an intense exploratory wildlife program with as much time ashore as possible. Yet she also offers all the comforts of a standard hotel ― along with a bar and lecture room. Flexibility of operation assures you of the maximum Antarctic wildlife opportunities, and to take advantage of weather and wildlife windows she carries 10 Zodiacs with powerful 60hp outboard engines.

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Lecture Theater
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Observation Deck
Zodiac Fleet
Observation Lounge
Medical Services
Oceanwide Expeditions Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica
Oceanwide Expeditions Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica
Oceanwide Expeditions Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica
From: USD 12,600