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Antarctica, Falklands, and South Georgia – Solar Eclipse Voyage

Antarctica South Georgia Cruise Information

Summary : An expedition to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands is an exhilarating adventure of a lifetime. See massive icebergs in Antarctica, the wildlife spectacle of South Georgia’s colonies of hundreds of thousands of king penguins, and the vast albatross breeding grounds of the Falklands. Add to that the chance of seeing a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon—a total solar eclipse. The ship aims to be positioned in the path of totality during the next total solar eclipse on December 4, 2021. While the ship will aim to be in the right spot to witness the eclipse, which will last two minutes, the most important factor in viewing an eclipse is weather. Although clear skies are often experienced here, overcast days are just as common. The ships’ crews will utilize their state-of-the-art technology aboard to find the best possible viewing area, hoping to find an unobscured view of the sun, but nothing can be guaranteed. And, of course, your naturalist team and guest speakers will provide insight and background on eclipses and other astronomical features one might encounter in the Southern Ocean and Southern Hemisphere.

All departures are Photo Expeditions, see end of page for details.

NOTE: This is ship is currently being built and all details are subject to change.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Dedicated Solo Cabins, Triple/Quad Cabins

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Prices from
$28,750 to $56,520

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Itinerary
Day 1
U.S. / Fly To Santiago, Chile

Depart on an overnight flight to Santiago.

Day 2
Santiago, Chile

Arrive today in Santiago. Check in to your hotel, before your guided overview of this vibrant city backed by the inspiring Andes.

Day 3
Santiago / Ushuaia, Argentina / Embark

Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Enjoy lunch on a catamaran cruise of the Beagle Channel before embarking.

Day 4
At Sea

Settle in to shipboard life as you sail to Antarctica. Keep a lookout for albatross that glide alongside the ship.

Day 5 – 10
Antarctica

With long hours of daylight, make the most of your days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding islands. The schedule is flexible, allowing everyone to take advantage of the unexpected. You’ll spend these days on the “White Continent,” exploring via Zodiac, kayak and on foot, and using the ship's wide variety of tools for exploration.

Day 11 – 12
At Sea

As you voyage, head up to the Bridge to watch for icebergs and observe expert navigation at work as your skilled Captain and officers sail these historic waters. There will also be time to enjoy the wellness center, workout in the gym, and browse the library. Each day your naturalists offer talks that add depth to your experience.

Day 13 – 17
South Georgia Island

This is the final resting place for explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, and conditions permitting, you’ll hoist a glass for a toast at his gravesite. Teeming wildlife and breathtaking scenery greet the ship. And at a vast penguin colony you’ll see tens of thousands of king penguins!

Day 18 – 19
At Sea

Whales beneath, birds above, as you continue on. Your naturalists will prepare you for the exciting days ahead with presentations on the wildlife and history of the Falkland Islands.

Day 20 – 21
Falkland Islands

The Falklands boast albatross, king cormorants, nesting rockhopper penguins, and Magellanic penguins in their green tussock grass burrows. Stroll the photogenic colonial town of Stanley and visit the evocative Anglican Cathedral with its archway of whale bones.

Day 22
At Sea

Enjoy one last day at sea and your chance to view the marine and bird life of these southern waters. Toast your epic voyage at a festive farewell dinner.

Day 23
Ushuaia / Disembark / Santiago, Chile

After breakfast, disembark in Ushuaia. Transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Santiago, and then your overnight flight home.

Day 24
Home

Arrive home after your overnight flight from Santiago.

Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions—and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.

NOTE: This is ship is currently being built and all details are subject to change.

Travel Insurance:
ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends at least $200,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. Other conditions may apply based on pre-existing conditions. ExpeditionTrips can assist U.S. residents with travel protection options.

Lindblad-National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor:
On all departures, a certified photo instructor will be at your side and at your service to inspire and assist you. Take advantage of talks, presentations, slideshows and “laptop gallery” sharing events. All skill and interest levels are welcome; the instructors can meet you wherever you are on your journey. All you need to participate is a camera— point-and-shoot, smartphone, DSLR, whatever—and a sense of adventure. And you’re sure to return home with amazing photos.

Optional Pre-Trip Extension: Santiago City, Wine & Culinary Highlights
Take advantage of your proximity to Santiago to discover the culture, cuisine, and superb wine of this corner of the city and the surrounding wine country. 2 Days.
Double Occupancy from: Please inquire
Single Occupancy from: Please inquire

Optional Post-Trip Extension: Easter Island
Follow your Antarctica expedition with a visit to one of the most mysterious places on earth—Easter Island. Home to the silent sentinels of a long lost culture, this tiny island is located 2,300 miles west of Chiles in the Pacific Ocean and almost 1,200 miles from its nearest island neighbor. Learn about the ancient Rapa Nui culture that grew up in isolation. Where did these people come from and why did they carve more than 600 giant moai? Learn from key archaeologists. Flights must be booked through ExpeditionTrips. Trip length and rate varies due to airline schedules. Rates below are for trips that are five days; rates will be higher if longer than five days is required for flight schedules. Please inquire.
Double Occupancy from: Please inquire
Single Occupancy from: Please inquire

Included:
One pre-cruise hotel night in Santiago; transfer between airport/ship if booked on recommended flights; shipboard accommodations; kayaking; cross-country skiing and snowshoeing; certified photo instructor; video chronicle of your trip; parka; all meals onboard ship; most beverages onboard ship; crew gratuities. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare; passport and visa expenses; immigration fees; travel insurance; items of a personal nature such as Internet and laundry; optional extensions; fuel surcharge may apply.

Photos ©: Ralph Lee Hopkins (King Penguin Sunset, Elephant Seal Pups, Kayak and Whale, Shackleton's Grave, Albatross, King Penguins and Passengers); Sven-Olof Lindblad (Penguins on Ice, Kayak and Seal); Michael S. Nolan (Penguin, South Georgia Landscape, Penguins and Kayak, King Penguins, Stanley Falklands, and Seals, Zodiac and Whale)

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