Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

South Georgia & Polar Circle Wildlife Cruise

This 23-day Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula cruise aboard the 170-guest Hondius is an animal-lover’s dream come true. The expedition explores one of the last untamed areas on Earth–a land of ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazingly varied wildlife. Enjoy included photography and videography workshops along the way, to ensure a return with documentation of the lifelong memories forged on this small ship expedition.

Experience a large slice of Antarctic wildlife and history on this comprehensive Antarctica voyage, cruising first to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia before heading to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands with unique stops at the South Orkney Islands and Elephant Island along the way. Shackleton history comes alive at Elephant Island, where his men were marooned for months awaiting rescue, as well as South Georgia Island, where Shackleton finally found help and is commemorated. Before returning via the Drake Passage, finish the itinerary by cruising along the Antarctic Peninsula and make an attempt to cross the Polar Circle, venturing farther south than most Antarctic travelers.

Passage is aboard Hondius, a 170-guest, purpose-built polar expedition ship that combines performance, safety and stability with superior comfort and class. Hondius’s forward-thinking core technology pairs her guests with an efficient, sustainability-focused polar small ship, ensuring this 23-day voyage helps protect the wildlife and landscapes it features.

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