Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Cruise

This 21-day voyage encompasses the best of the Antarctic Peninsula and the enchanting wildlife haven of South Georgia. Discover the historic Falkland Islands and stand in awe before the world’s largest king penguin colonies in South Georgia. In Antarctica, experience the serenity and grandeur of the most remote place on earth, where penguins nest, whales feed and captivating seals frolic in ice-speckled seas. Highlights include marveling at the iridescent blues of icebergs and South Georgia’s enormous king penguin colonies, walking along beaches lined with elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals and photographing curious seals while Zodiac cruising through glassy waters.

A variety of added-cost adventure activities make this South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Cruise unique. In particular, certain departures offer a Shackleton Crossing in South Georgia, by foot, providing an opportunity for history buffs and polar adventurers to attempt the same historic crossing of South Georgia’s interior. Also available on select departures are programs for sea kayaking, snowshoeing and snorkeling. Experience the Antarctic Peninsula in a unique way, by ski and snowboard touring on backcountry equipment. From alpine bowls and crevassed glaciers to long open slopes, take on some of the world’s most incredible descents on day trips, or opt to attempt Shackleton’s epic crossing of South Georgia’s interior, on skis or a snowboard.

Cruise aboard the adventure-ready polar expedition ship Greg Mortimer or Sylvia Earle for their state-of-the-art design and technology, plus excursion-minded preparation rooms and multiple boarding platforms for efficient embarkation and disembarkation. These small ships each average 126 guests, with an educational and engaged team of expedition guides providing programming aimed at immersion into the surrounding polar wilds.

In addition to the main, 21-day itinerary, a 22-day departure adds a visit to Staten Island. A 25-day departure adds a rare visit to the South Sandwich Islands. And a special 22-day solar eclipse departure offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view a total solar eclipse in Antarctic waters.

Read on for details about this trip, or view all of AdventureSmith’s Antarctica cruises.