In Shackleton's Footsteps

In Shackleton's Footsteps: From Ushuaia to Ushuaia 18-Day Expedition Cruise
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01.19.25-02.05.25
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Drink in the icy wilderness of the Antarctic Peninsula as you follow in the footsteps of Ernest Shackleton, one of history’s greatest explorers. Visit Elephant Island, where he and his men survived two Antarctic winters. Observe penguins, seals, whales and seabirds in their natural habitat. And stop at the Falkland Islands, a haven for endemic birdlife, before crossing the infamous Drake Passage back to Ushuaia where your voyage ends.

Trip Highlights

Dare to brave the notoriously rough two-day Drake Passage sea crossing
Compare monumental icebergs in the Gerlache Strait and Antarctic Sound as you head to the Weddell Sea
Get up close to hundreds of penguins as they gather in their thousands in their natural habitat
Keep an eye out at sea for breaching whales and huge albatross overhead
Listen to our engaging polar experts and learn tips from our team of experienced photographers

Itinerary

Ushuaia
Day 1
Nestled in the foothills of the snow-capped Martial Range, Ushuaia’s colourful streets and mismatched buildings cascade from the imposing mountains before coming to an abrupt halt at the shores of the Beagle Channel. As one of the world’s southernmost cities, Ushuaia carries its ‘end of the world’ reputation well. The moody weather and dramatic surroundings certainly help. Board your boutique ship before departing for your journey through one of the most captivating wilderness regions of the world.
Day at sea
Day 2
Sea days are rarely dull. Take the time to sit back and let the world go by. The ship’s observation decks provide stunning views of the passing ocean. A day at sea gives you the opportunity to mingle with other passengers and share your experiences of this incredible trip or head to our library which is stocked full of reference books. Get an expert’s view in one of our on-board lectures or perhaps perfect your photography skills with invaluable advice from our onboard professional photographers.
West Point Island
Day 3
Birdlife is the big draw on this lush sheep-farming island, where thousands of rams and ewes roam. Settled by British explorers in 1765, the island’s unique scenery includes the beaches at The Neck filled with the cacophony of rockhopper, gentoo and king penguin colonies, and the pillar-shaped nests of black-browed albatross. Nine of the Falklands’ 14 endemic plants, including silvery buttercup and hairy daisy, grow here and are a real treat.
Saunders Island
Day 3
Black-browed albatross grace the skies over this remote Falkland Island, while Commerson's dolphins play in its waters. With a sparse population of people and sheep, the island is also a sanctuary for fur seals, burrowing rockhopper penguins, magellanic penguins and imperial cormorants, nesting amid its cliffs and the impressive Cliff Mountain. Hiking through the moss-covered terrain unveils beautiful wildflowers like pink-petalled Felton's.
Port Stanley
Day 4
Anyone familiar with Britain’s trademark red post boxes might spot a resemblance in this British outpost. Port Stanley, on East Falkland, is the tiny capital of the Falkland Islands and is small enough to get around on foot. The Historic Dockyard Museum is devoted to maritime history and exploration. Magellanic penguins gather in hordes at nearby Gypsy Cove, and sea lions and dolphins frolic in the harbour.
Day at sea
Day 5-6
Days at sea are the perfect chance to relax, unwind and do whatever takes your fancy. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, trying to spot a whale from the deck, reading a chapter or two, or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to the green days spent exploring on land.
South Georgia
Day 7-9
Often called the 'Galapagos of the Poles,' South Georgia has a number of landing sites with half a million king penguins or three million breeding pairs of macaroni penguins, making up the largest population in the world alongside harrumphing elephant seals. Among its remarkable sites is Grytviken, the historic whaling station where legendary British explorer Ernest Shackleton (1874–1922) rests in peace.
Day at sea
Day 10
Sea days are rarely dull. Take the time to sit back and let the world go by. The ship’s observation decks provide stunning views of the passing ocean. A day at sea gives you the opportunity to mingle with other passengers and share your experiences of this incredible trip or head to our library which is stocked full of reference books. Get an expert’s view in one of our on-board lectures or perhaps perfect your photography skills with invaluable advice from our onboard professional photographers.
Antarctic Peninsula
Day 11-15
Among captivating glaciers, majestic icebergs and snowy islands, the Antarctic Peninsula is where most visitors to the White Continent live their Antarctica dream. It's the most accessible part, with scientific bases and incredible scenery. Shore excursions might include Petermann Island, where among Adelie penguins, blue-eyed shags and skuas, huge, lumbering elephant seals haul out.
Day at sea
Day 16-17
Spend your day at sea enjoying your boutique 5-star ship. Treat yourself to a spa day, attend an expert-led onboard lecture or enjoy the ocean views from the deck or the comfort of our Observation Lounge.
Ushuaia
Day 18
Ushuaia is the gateway to the White Continent. Nestled in the foothills of the snow-capped Martial Range in Argentina's Patagonia region, Ushuaia’s colourful streets and mismatched buildings cascade from the imposing mountains before coming to an abrupt halt at the shores of the Beagle Channel. Often described as 'the End of the World', the city carries the reputation well - the moody weather and dramatic surroundings certainly help.
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Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature a king size bed, and have a separate living room, with a flame-effect fireplace. There’s also a luxurious ensuite bathroom with separate bath tub and a walk-in shower.

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Premium Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including 8m2 (86ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two guests. They feature a king size bed, separate living room, and flame-effect fireplace. There’s also a luxurious ensuite bathroom – with separate bath tub and shower – and a walk-in wardrobe.

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Oceanview D4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommo...
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3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 35,840
Double
$ 20,480

Adult Fare

Single

$ 35,840

Double

$ 20,480

Oceanview M4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommo...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 37,765
Double
$ 21,580

Adult Fare

Single

$ 37,765

Double

$ 21,580

Deck  5

Balcony D5

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
Adult Fare
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Single
$ 44,415
Double
$ 25,380

Adult Fare

Single

$ 44,415

Double

$ 25,380

Balcony M5

25 m2
3
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 46,515
Double
$ 26,580
Triple
$ 13,290

Adult Fare

Single

$ 46,515

Double

$ 26,580

Junior Suite

32 m2
4
Junior Suites measure 32-36m2 (344-388ft2) – including a 6...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 67,360
Double
$ 33,680
Triple
$ 16,840
Quad
$ 16,840

Adult Fare

Single

$ 67,360

Double

$ 33,680

Suite

41 m2
4
Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including a 5m2 ...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 70,760
Double
$ 35,380
Triple
$ 17,690
Quad
$ 17,690

Adult Fare

Single

$ 70,760

Double

$ 35,380

Deck  6

Balcony D6

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 51,240
Double
$ 29,280

Adult Fare

Single

$ 51,240

Double

$ 29,280

Junior Suite

32 m2
4
Junior Suites measure 32-36m2 (344-388ft2) – including a 6...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 67,360
Double
$ 33,680
Triple
$ 16,840
Quad
$ 16,840

Adult Fare

Single

$ 67,360

Double

$ 33,680

Suite

41 m2
4
Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including a 5m2 ...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 70,760
Double
$ 35,380
Triple
$ 17,690
Quad
$ 17,690

Adult Fare

Single

$ 70,760

Double

$ 35,380

Premium Suite

41 m2
4
Premium Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including 8m2<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 77,760
Double
$ 38,880
Triple
$ 19,440
Quad
$ 19,440

Adult Fare

Single

$ 77,760

Double

$ 38,880

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