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Cruise Overview

The MS Expedition has the intimacy of a small ship yet fiercely adventurous built with safety, comfort and expertise in the forefront. Completely refurbished in 2009, this ice-strengthened vessel features large spacious cabins with private en-suite. large common areas, fine dining, and 360 degree views at the top observation deck. Passenger are welcomed with complimentary Wellington boots for the duration of their cruise as well as handy destination guides in preparation for your Antarctic adventure.

Other facilities include a large heated mud room, Lonely Planet library, fine dining, a gym, Discovery Lounge, Polar Bar Pub and gift shop. Itinerary maybe changed due to sea and weather conditions. Antarctic camping, kayaking, Tierra del Fuego National Park visit, Antarctic pre/post cruise add-ons are optional extras. Please note camping and kayaking is only available prior to departure and are subject to ice and weather conditions. Spaces are limited and pricing is subject to change based on seasons.

*Number of days depends on itinerary

Highlights
CAT1A
CAT2
CAT3
CAT5

Falklands, South Georgia &Antarctica

Experience Antarctic kayaking in this itinerary available at an extra cost.

Montevideo
Day 1

Upon arrival in Montevideo, transfer to your hotel. Spend your time exploring this wonderful city.

Montevideo - South Atlantic Ocean
Day 2

Begin your voyage to the Antarctic as you embark on the G Expedition

Breakfast, Dinner
South Atlantic Ocean
Day 3-5

Cruising southeast towards the Falkland Islands. Use this time to familiarise yourself with the ship and enjoy the educational lectures presented by expert staff about this great ‘White continent’.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Falkland Island - Southern Ocean
Day 6-7

See the biological diversity that the Falkland Islands have to offer. The majestic Black-browed albatross can be seen here along with waddling penguin colonies. Visit the charming capital, Stanley and walk the streets to see bright coloured buildings of British style architecture.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Southern Ocean - South Georgia
Day 8-9

As you head towards South Georiga, historical and biological lectures lead by expert staff will prepare you for upcoming landings. Head to the observation deck and keep a lookout for whales throughout the waters of  South Georgia and pelagic seabirds soaring through the sky.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
South Georgia - Scotia Sea
Day 10-13

Visit the final resting place of the famous polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. There are several former whaling stations as well as an abundant wildlife to observe. A major highlight is to witness the huge colony of king penguins as well as the elephant seal.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
South Shetland Islands - Antarctica
Day 14-15

Across the Scotia Sea retracing Shackleton’s route.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drake Passage - Ushuaia
Day 20-21

Just north of the Antarctic Peninsula lies the South Shetland Islands. Spend your shore landings (weather permitting) observing a variety of penguins species including the gentoo, chinstrap and Adelie penguin. There are also Weddell seals, leopard seals, minke whales and humpback whales to see.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drake passage - Ushuaia
Day 20-21

Keep a look out for your last chance to spot whales as your voyage comes to a near end

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ushuaia
Day 22

Disembark the G Expeditions in Ushuaia

Breakfast

Antarctica Classic Depth

This particular itinerary offers optional extras including, antarctic camping, kayaking, Tierra del Fuego National Park visit, and Antarctic Pre/Post cruise Add-ons.

Ushuaia
Day 1

Upon arrival in Ushuaia, transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring this city and grabbing some supplies.

Ushuaia - Drake passage
Day 2

Morning at leisure in Ushuaia before embarking the G Expedition in the afternoon. Tonight you will cruise through the Beagle Channel.

Dinner
Drake Passage - South Shetland Islands
Day 3-4

While crossing the Drake passage keep a lookout for icebergs, whales and albatross. There are also educational lectures lead by the expedition team.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula
Day 5-10

These next six days are spent exploring the unique landscape and observing the flourishing wildlife. Each day’s (weather permitting) goal is to have have two landings to observe Weddell seals, leopard seal, as well as penguins species including the gentoo, chinstrap and Adelie penguin. In the nearby waters whales can be seen feeding and breaching the water.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drake Passage - Ushuaia
Days 11-12

Nearing the end of your journey as you head back towards the Drake Passage. Spend the day reflecting on the trips highlights and your last chance to spot whales from the observation deck.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ushuaia
Day 13

Last breakfast on board before disembarking in Ushuaia.

Breakfast

Antarctica Classic

Ushuaia
Day 1

Arrive in Ushuaia where you will be trasferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring the city or shop for some last minute supplies

Ushuaia - Drake Passage
Day 2

Morning at leisure in Ushuaia before embarking the G Expedition in the afternoon. In the evening cruise through the Beagle Channel.

Breakfast, Dinner
Drake Passage - South Shetland Islands
Days 3-4

Begin crossing the Drake Passage, while at sea enjoy daily lectures. This is usually the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula
Days 5-8

Spend the days on excursions (weather dependant) to observe the extraordinary wildlife up close including, the Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie penguins. Weddell seals, leopard seals are common here as well as minke and humpback whales can be seen in the nearby waters.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drake Passage - Ushuaia
Day 9-10

Begin the journey back to Ushuaia via the Drake Passage. Spend the day reflecting on the highlights of the trip and keep a careful eye for your last chance to see whales.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ushuaia
Day 11

After breakfast disembark the G Expedition in Ushuaia.

Breakfast

Quest for the Antarctic Circle

This particular tour has optional extras available for additional cost. Travellers may chose to go camping, kayaking, visit Tierra del Fuego National Park and Antarctic Pre/Post Cruise Add Ons.

Ushuaia
Day 1

Arrive in Ushuaia and then transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring this wonderful city.

Ushuaia - Drake Passage
Day 2

Morning at leisure before embarking the G Expedition in the afternoon. Cruise through the Beagle Channel in the night.

Breakfast, Dinner
Drake Passage - South Shetland Islands
Day 3-4

Look out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross as we continue to cruise through the Drake Passage toward the South Shetland Islands.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula
Day 5-6

The South Shetland Islands are home to some of the largest colonies of penguins in the world. With two landings (dependant on weather) you’ll get up close to observe the gentoo, chinstrap and Adelie penguins as well as Weddell and leopard seals. In the nearby waters see orca’s, humpback and minke whales.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Antarctic Peninsula - Antarctic Circle
Day 7-8

Be awestruck by the colossal icebergs as we head southward along the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Join the exclusive few who have ever ventured this far south, known as the Antarctic Polar Circle.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Antarctic Circle - Drake Passage
Days 9-11

We head north back to ward the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drake Passage
Day 12

Head towards the Drake Passage

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drake Passage - Ushuaia
Day 13

The journey back to the mainland begins today. Spend this time reflect on the highlights of the trip as well as your last chance to sight whales.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ushuaia
Day 14

Disembark the G Expedition after breakfast.

Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

  • Full board on the G Expedition
  • 1 night hotel before embarking
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Zodiac excursions with expert staff
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Waterproof boots
  • Expedition parka
  • All meals on board the G Expeditions

Tour Exclusions

  • Beverages
  • Tipping
  • Airfares into Ushuaia/Montevideo
  • Extra activities such as kayaking and camping (specific itineraries apply and early booking essential)
  • Antarctic Pre/Post Cruise Add-On (additional cost applies)
  • Tierra de Fuego National Park visit (book early, additional cost applies)

Tour Pricing

Itinerary (AUD)
Code
Departure Date
Voyage Type
Days
Start - End
CAT 1A Quad
CAT 1 Triple
CAT 2 Twin
CAT 3 Twin
CAT 4 Twin
CAT 5 Double
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica
XVGFSX
Oct 22, 2019
Cruise
22
Montevideo - Ushuaia
$13,999
$15,799
$17,799
$19,499
$19,999
$21,999
Antarctica Classic in Depth
XVAESX
Nov 11, 2019
Cruise
13
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$8,999
$9,899
$11,499
$12,399
$13,799
$15,599
Antarctica Classic
XVCASX
Nov 22, 2019
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$8,499
$8,999
$10,599
$11,799
$13,099
$14,199
Antarctica Classic in Depth
XVAESX
Dec 01, 2019
Cruise
13
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$8,999
$9,999
$11,599
$12,599
$13,999
$15,799
Antarctica Classic
XVCASX
Dec 12, 2019
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$8,599
$9,099
$10,699
$12,399
$13,999
$15,699
Quest for the Antarctic Circle
XVQCSX
Dec 21, 2019
Cruise
14
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$12,999
$13,799
$14,599
$16,299
$17,499
$18,499
Antarctica Classic
XVCASX
Jan 02, 2020
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$9,899
$10,999
$12,699
$13,899
$14,899
$16,599
Spirit of Shackleton
XVSHSX
Jan 11, 2020
Cruise
21
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$19,599
$20,699
$25,199
$28,199
$31,499
$33,699
Quest for the Antarctic Circle
XVQCSX
Jan 30, 2020
Cruise
14
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$12,899
$13,699
$14,499
$16,199
$17,399
$18,399
Spirit of Shackleton
XVSHSX
Feb 11, 2020
Cruise
21
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$18,599
$19,599
$24,599
$26,799
$29,899
$31,999
Quest for the Antarctic Circle
XVQCSX
Mar 01, 2020
Cruise
14
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$11,999
$12,999
$14,199
$15,899
$16,599
$17,999
Antarctica Classic
XVCASX
Mar 03, 2020
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$7,599
$8,299
$10,099
$11,699
$13,199
$14,399

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