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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands | Ocean Victory

19 Days
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WAS From USD 12,490   Now From USD 9,992

STYLE: Expedition Cruise

Trip Code: ACABOVSG

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

SHIP: Ocean Victory

DestinationDestination

Antarctica, Falkland Islands and South Georgia

DestinationDeparture Date

31/01/2023, 01/11/2023, 22/01/2024

MealsMeals

All meals while onboard the ship 

TransportAccommodation

Cabin on board ship



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

Zodiac Cruises, Daily landings in Antarctica and Shore Excursions

OVERVIEW

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Embark on an incredible 19 day journey following the wake of the renown explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. As you cross the might Drake Passage you will explore sights of the South Shetland Islands, before exploring the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Undertake zodiac landings among vast penguin rookeries, search for sightings of unique wildlife as kayak through the icy waters and enjoy the incredible amount of activities on board your expedition vessel, The Ocean Victory. 

** PLEASE NOTE: A fuel surcharge of USD$42 per person per day will be applied to the 22/23 season - on top of cabin pricing below *

*22/23 season: Last minute 20% discount applies to cabin price only, it does NOT apply to the extra fuel surcharge. Valid until departure or sold out.
*23/24 season: save up to 20% discount valid for sale until 28Feb23 on selected cabin categories on selected departures. 

*Not combinable with any other promotion. Offers apply to new bookings only. Cabins are subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Further conditions apply, please contact us for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: Pricing is subject to change and availability at the time of booking. Contact us for more information.

*prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change based on availability, currency exchange and other factors. Please contact us for live availability and prices. 

ITINERARY

Arrival and Embarkation in Ushuaia

Arrive and embark in Ushuaia, Argentina - the world’s southernmost town. Explore the quaint city or local countryside. Alternatively, consider a day trip off the beaten path to the raw, natural archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. It's a hiker's paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and boggy quagmires. In the afternoon, you will board your ship.

Our journey begins as we navigate through the calms of Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago.

Drake Passage and King George Island - Day 2 to 3

Sailing onward, we cross the famed Drake Passage - a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Drake Passage is known for strong westerly winds, heavy sea, and its nickname ‘The Roaring Fifties’. While this passage may be challenging, you can rest confidently aboard our expedition vessel, Ocean Victory, which is purpose-built with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly qualified crew. The most spirited sailors consider Drake Passage a lifetime achievement – and soon you can tick it off on the list yourself! In the Drake, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view with our first sight of seals, penguins and albatrosses. Having crossed the Drake, we will explore the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain and be marveled by the captivating landscapes we will encounter along the way. Weather permitting, we hope to make our first landfall on King George Island before continuing further south to the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea - Day 4-7

Over the coming days, we will begin the exciting Antarctic experience at the very tip of the Continent. During these days in the Antarctic Sound, named in 1902 after the Swedish vessel Antarctic, the Captain and the Expedition Team will keep a watchful eye on the mighty tabular icebergs, born from the floating Larsen Ice Shelf further south. We aim to have both continental and island landings on the shores of Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea, always on the lookout for some of the unusually large penguin colonies, which have recently been observed.

The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. The route and shore landings will be determined by the Captain and Expedition Leader and communicated to the guests through regularly scheduled briefings.

Drake Passage and South Georgia - Day 8 to 13

From the Weddell Sea we continue our journey into the open sea, just as Ernest Shackleton and his men did more than hundred years ago. Having lost their ship Endurance deep south in the Weddell Sea they moved slowly north on ice floes and later in open lifeboats until they reached Elephant Island. From here started one of the most remarkable boat journeys in the polar history, when Shackleton and five of his men for two weeks navigated the 720 nautical miles to South Georgia to call for recovery of the stranded crew on Elephant Island. We on the other hand will reach the mighty South Georgia after just a few days at sea!

South Georgia offers stunning wildlife experiences with a wealth of breeding penguins, sea birds, sea lions and seals, all seeking shelter in this oasis amidst the roaring Southern Ocean. Previous whaling history pops up in most of fjords we will explorer – not least in Grytviken the only inhabited settlement on this mountainous island. Grytviken is also the last resting place for Ernest Shackleton, after he died on yet another Antarctica voyage in 1922. We will explorer the fjords of the north coast for 2-3 days and take as many shore landings as time and the swelling sea will allow us.

South Atlantic - Day 14 to 15

Days at sea are great for participating in lectures, photo sessions and recaps, reading books in the ship library and watching the ubiquitous storm petrels and albatrosses from top deck. Or just to relax.

Port Stanley and Falklands - Day 16 and 17

During the morning we approach Falkland Islands and in the early afternoon Ocean Victory will cast anchor the sheltered natural harbor of Port Stanley. Utilizing our Zodiacs, we will land in town center, and take a leisurely stroll through the streets of Stanley.

On the following day we will make landings – weather permitting – at two of the islands’ many magnificent wildlife spots.

At Sea

We are now into the last leg of this adventurous voyage, heading back to Ushuaia.

Disembarkation in Ushuaia

After a hearty farewell to vessel and crew, we disembark in the morning after breakfast. A shuttle transfer will take you to Ushuaia city centre or airport.

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WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • This 19 day voyage will allow you to explore the very best of the Antarctic highlights as you experience the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. 

  • Experience this unbelievable voyage on board the Ocean Victory, the latest of expedition vessels and one of the most modern small ship vessels in the market. 

  • This itinerary can be easily tailored to include a land based tour of South America. 

Ocean Victory

Ocean Victory

The latest in Albatros Expeditions fleet, the new luxury Ocean Victory is one of the most modern ships operating in the Antarctic region. With a total of 93 cabins, most with ocean views to provide an incredible visual experience when sailing through some of the most pristine environments in the world. The Ocean Victory is built with unique technologies and sturdy construction; the 'X-bow' provides high stability in rough weather conditions and some of the smoothest movement on high waves. 

Similar to other vessels in its class, the Ocean Victory was built in mind with a strong focus on sustainability, in an attempt to preserve the unique environments through which it sails. A low-energy vessel, the Victory has 4 diesel engines and 2 electro engines, all controlled electronically to optimize speed as well as minimise fuel consumption. Holding just 189 passengers this vessel proposes an intricate focus is a unique blend of comfort and sustainability. 

Ice Class: Length: 104m / 341ft
Breadth: 18m / 59ftMax
Draft: Cruising
Speed: 16 Knots
Electricity: Passenger
Capacity:
146-200

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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Optional Activities vary for each itinerary. Limited spaces available. Contact your Destination Specialist for pricing & availability.

Kayaking

Experience the unforgettable thrill and serenity of kayaking in Antarctica as part of a small, expertly guided paddling group.

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Photography

For photography enthusiasts of any skill level. You will receive expert advice on taking and producing amazing photos of Antarctica.

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Departing Ending Duration From Price
31 Jan 2023 18 Feb 2023 19 USD 9,992
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G Single SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Cat F Triple SAVE UP TO 20% OFFUSD 9,992
CAT E - French Balcony Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT D - Albatros State Stateroom SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 20% OFFUSD 15,192
CAT B2 - Balcony Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT B1 SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT A - Junior Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Premium Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
01 Nov 2023 19 Nov 2023 19 USD 12,390
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Porthole USD 20,990
CAT F - Triple Porthole USD 12,390
CAT E - French Balcony Suite USD 17,590
CAT D - Albatros Stateroom Porthole USD 16,090
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 20% OFFUSD 15,192
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFUSD 16,792
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFUSD 23,512
CAT PS – Premium Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFUSD 26,552
22 Jan 2024 09 Feb 2024 19 USD 13,590
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Porthole SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT F - Triple Porthole USD 13,590
CAT E - French Balcony Suite USD 19,390
CAT D - Albatros Stateroom Porthole USD 17,790
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 17,842
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 19,627
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT PS – Premium Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT

Important Info

  • Cabin accommodation on board ship 
    All meals whilst on board
    All scheduled landings and excursions 
    Complimentary use of rubber boots for duration of voyage
    All taxes and port fees
    Guiding and lectures by experienced expedition team

    Exclusions 

    International flights
    Optional activities not mentioned as included
    Travel and medical insurance
    Personal expenses 
    Beverages (other than tea and coffee) 
    Gratuities for the staff and crew

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request, contact us for more details. 

  • Please note this itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions. 

    ** PLEASE NOTE: A fuel surcharge of USD$42 per person per day will be applied to the following departures - 1 Nov 2022 **

  • Departure date, seasonality and availability