Two penguins on a beach with the M/S Expedition ship of the Spirit of Shackleton Aboard cruise in Antarctica
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A kayak paddles through icebergs in Antarctica, on an excursion with the spirit of shackleton adventure cruise
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A rookery of penguins in Antarctica, as seen with the spirit of shackleton aboard expedition cruise
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Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

Spirit of Shackleton Aboard Expedition

The 21-day Spirit of Shackleton Aboard Expedition voyage explores vast penguin rookeries and seal colonies and retraces part of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s route backwards on course towards Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. Onboard lectures illumunate Shackleton’s journey with his crew, who in early 1915 abandoned their ice-trapped ship Endurance to live on floating ice, eventually reaching Elephant Island in three small boats. Their heroics and Shackleton’s legendary efforts to rescue his men are part of Antarctica’s inspiring human history. 

Visit Sir Ernest Shackleton’s final resting place and other historical sites of past explorers on the wildlife-rich island of South Georgia. Learn the biological diversity of the Falkland Islands while photographing abundant penguin rookeries and the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world. Enjoy opportunities to visit the post office and even go golfing at Port Stanley, home to one of the most southerly courses in the world. Visit with Port Stanley locals whose colorful homes contrast with the long southern winters, and meet scientists working in modern research bases, weather permitting. Days at sea are filled with lectures by an expedition team that comprises professional and skilled historians, marine biologists and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

Guests can also partake in the Citizen Science program, an interactive information gathering initiative aimed at better understanding marine mammals in Antarctica. With a little guidance beforehand, learn which angles and types of wildlife the program is looking for during your voyage and put your photography skills to the test! The reward is making meaningful contributions to science.

In addition to the main 21-day itinerary, there is also a 22-day route that begins in Montevideo, Uruguay, and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina. This longer itinerary spends one extra day at the Falkland Islands.

The 134-guest M/S Expedition operates the Spirit of Shackleton Aboard Expedition voyage, allowing travelers who seek true adventure to fill their days with history, remoteness and the breathtaking beauty of Antarctica. Enjoy the chance to set foot on the White Continent, equipped with the spirit of those who have attempted it before.

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



Itinerary

21-Day Spirit of Shackleton Itinerary

The 21-day Spirit of Shackleton voyage operates counterclockwise, round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina.

21-Day Spirit of Shackleton Aboard Expedtion Cruise route map through Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands.
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Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

Arrive at any time; your airport transfer is included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Ushuaia, the world’s most southerly city. There will be a welcome desk in the lobby of the start hotel that will provide more specific information on the M/S Expedition and the upcoming adventure.

Accommodations

Albatros Hotel or similar

Meals

n/a

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Day 2
Embark Ushuaia

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town, or visit the surrounding countryside. Optional day 2 activities (additional cost) are a visit to Tierra del Fuego Park to explore the stunning coastal national park that extends nearly 400 square miles. In the afternoon, join fellow passengers to take the group transfer to the ship. Set out for an evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Accommodations

M/S Expedition

Meals

breakfast, dinner

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Days 3 - 4
Drake Passage to South Shetland Islands

The adventure begins with an 600-mile crossing of the passage named in honor of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in the ship’s wake. The ship is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean, known for the unimpeded never-ending fetch of the winds that encircle the Antarctic.

As the ship crosses the passage there will be time to become acquainted with the ship and frequent the common areas that include the lounge, dining hall, library and lecture hall to meet guides, ship’s crew and expedition staff. Begin lectures and information sessions on everything from local wildlife to geology to history to learn the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region.

Accommodations

M/S Expedition

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 5 - 9
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

Welcome to the Great White Continent! Over the next few days, the ship will navigate southwards, making stops in the South Shetland Islands then through the Bransfield Strait and to the Antarctic Peninsula. Attempt shore landings daily while navigating through the area on a flexible itinerary based on weather and ice conditions.

The Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands abound with wildlife activity. Take plenty of time to enjoy the sheer beauty and the breathtaking scenery of ice-choked waterways, blue and white icebergs, impressive glaciers and rugged snow-capped mountains. The Peninsula also has a remarkable history and, during the voyage, opt to learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world.

Accommodations

M/S Expedition

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 10 - 11
Antarctic Peninsula & Scotia Sea

Sail for 2 days, retracing Shackleton’s route from Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula towards South Georgia. These waters are rich with nutrients and the long summer days provide the ingredient that is missing most of the year. The result is a complex food chain topped by several species of whales, seals and seabirds.

Accommodations

M/S Expedition

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 12 - 15
Scotia Sea & South Georgia

Home to many interesting sights (including the grave of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton), South Georgia has several former whaling stations and boasts plenty of wildlife. Visiting a huge colony of king penguins is a major highlight of this part of the journey. Weather permitting, spend four full days exploring the island. South Georgia is also the best place in the world to observe the southern elephant seal, the largest breed of seal. The island is home to over half of the world’s population of these animals. On nearby islands look out for the wandering albatross in their nesting grounds. Depending on weather conditions, possibly visit the South Georgia Museum in Grytviken, where proceeds from volunteer-run tours and the gift shop help fund the conservation work to keep the island free of invasive species.

Accommodations

M/S Expedition

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 16 - 17
South Georgia & The Southern Ocean

Sailing west, set course for the Falkland Islands. Days at sea are filled with lectures to prepare for landings. Watch for the many whales that inhabit these waters.

Accommodations

M/S Expedition

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 18 - 19
Southern Ocean & Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands provide a rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity and extraordinary scenery of the southern islands. Penguins are abundant here and the Falklands have the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world. In Stanley, meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colorful houses provide contrast to the long, dark winters. The town is the capital of the Falkland Islands, most locals head to Stanley to do their shopping, visit the post office, or go golfing. The bomb disposal unit from the Falklands War in 1982 is also in the town as well as several war museums.

Enjoy the last opportunity to see penguins, including the Magellanic, rockhopper, gentoo and king penguins. With a little luck, spot elephant seals, sea lions, king cormorants, black-browed albatross, skuas, night herons, giant petrels, striated caracaras and of course sheep.

Accommodations

M/S Expedition

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 20
Falkland Islands & Beagle Channel

Begin the journey to the home port of Ushuaia. Reflect on a memorable adventure and take in some final lectures en route, reviewing the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff.

Accommodations

M/S Expedition

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 21
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

Today, the adventure comes to a close. Enjoy a final breakfast on the ship before saying goodbyes and disembarking in Ushuaia in the morning.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard M/S Expedition; all meals as indicated in itinerary; one night hotel in Ushuaia; arrival and departure transfers; Zodiac excursions with expert expedition team; lectures and educational programs; waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6-16; expedition parka (see MS Expedition Parka Sizing Chart).

Exclusions

Airfares to the embarkation point and from the disembarkation point; adventure options; passport and visa expenses; government arrival and departure taxes; hotel accommodations; supplement for single hotel accommodations; meals while in Ushuaia; Trip Cancellation Insurance with emergency medical evacuation insurance (required); excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar and beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for those who have served you aboard (guidelines will be provided). Note: Should the price of marine fuel increase dramatically, there may be a fuel surcharge.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a nonrefundable deposit of $1000 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 90 days – 100% of deposit (may be applied to future trip by trip operator)
89 to 60 days – 100% of deposit (may be applied to future trip by trip operator) and 50% of the remainder of payments made
59 to 0 days – 100% of deposit (may be applied to future trip by trip operator) and 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The 21-day Spirit of Shackleton aboard Expedition voyage begins in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). Plan flights to arrive anytime on day 1. Plan flights to depart Ushuaia no earlier than 11:00am on the final day. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your Spirit of Shackleton cruise, including a polar plunge and the new Citizen Science program, an interactive information gathering initiative aimed at better understanding marine mammals in Antarctica. With a little guidance beforehand, learn which angles and types of wildlife the program is looking for during your voyage and put your photography skills to the test! The reward is making meaningful contributions to science.

The following table details which optional activities may be available on each departure and their per-person cost each cruising season. Please note camping is limited to 60 people and kayaking is limited to 10 people per excursion (multiple excursions included). Please contact AdventureSmith to reserve activity space with your booking.

Key: (K) kayaking (C) camping.

2021-22 Season: Kayaking $1,499; Camping $379
Jan 11 – Jan 31, 2022 – K, C

2022-23 Season: Kayaking $1,499; Camping $379
Jan 11 – Jan 31, 2023 – K, C

Room Configuration

Solo travelers willing to share can reserve a quad, triple or twin-shared cabin, where you will be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth goes unsold, you will be guaranteed the rate with no single supplement. For those who desire single occupancy, cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.7x the twin rate (2021-22 & 2022-23), excluding Category 1 and 1A cabins.

Families & Children

Minimum age is 10 years old. An adult over the age of 21 must accompany every 2 children under the age of 18. The ratio of adults to children traveling together must be one adult per two children and two adults per four children (17 and under).

Travel Insurance

Travelers are required to have travel insurance with a minimum medical, evacuation and repatriation coverage of USD $200,000 covering all applicable dates of travel, personal injury and emergency medical evacuation. It is strongly recommended that you extend coverage to include personal liability, cancellation, curtailment, and all other expenses that may arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience while traveling. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditionswildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

22-Day Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Itinerary

The 22-day Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica voyage operates clockwise, beginning in Montevideo, Uruguay, and ending in Ushuaia, Argentina, and spends one extra day exploring the Falkland Islands.

22-Day Spirit of Shackleton Aboard Expedtion Cruise route map through Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands, operating between Montevideo, Uruguay & Ushuaia, Argentina.
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Day 1
Arrive Montevideo, Uruguay

Arrive in Montevideo at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Uruguay’s capital city.

Accommodations

Hotel TBD

Meals

n/a

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Day 2
Embark Montevideo

The morning is free, so take the chance to explore one of Montevideo’s colorful neighborhoods. Montevideo is teeming with people and full of cultural activity, as the bustling metropolis is the capital of Uruguay. Enjoy a walk and admire neoclassical and art deco buildings in its historical downtown area. Visit a tango bar or a beachfront disco at Punta Carretas or Positos neighborhoods for a taste of its vibrant nightlife. In the afternoon, transfer as a group and embark the ship at the port of Montevideo. The evening is spent onboard the ship sailing southwards towards the Falkland Islands.

Accommodations

M/S Expedition

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 3 - 5
South Atlantic Ocean & Falkland Islands

With course set southeast, become acquainted with the ship. Enjoy the lecture and educational sessions about the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region. Spend time on deck to spot wildlife including albatross and possibly whales and dolphins. Relax in the library, grab a drink in the Polar Bear Pub, or make some new friends in the Discovery Lounge. Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history. The Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests – with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

Accommodations

M/S Expedition

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 6 - 7
Falkland Islands & Southern Ocean

The Falkland Islands provide a rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity and extraordinary scenery of the southern islands. Penguins are abundant here, and the Falklands have the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world. In Stanley, meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colorful houses provide contrast to the long, dark winters.

On the Falkland Islands, witness the biological diversity and spectacular scenery of the southern islands on a stop at the Falkland Islands. With any luck, catch a glimpse of penguins like the Magellanic, Rockhopper and Gentoo species. Keep a look out for some of the island’s other wildlife like sea lions, king cormorants, black-browed albatross, skuas, night herons, giant petrels, striated caracaras and sheep.

Stop at Port Stanley for an opportunity to meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colorful houses provide contrast to the long dark winters. The town is the capital of the Falkland Islands, most locals head to Stanley to do their shopping, visit the post office, or go golfing. The bomb disposal unit from the Falklands War in 1982 is also in the town as well as several war museums.

Accommodations

M/S Expedition

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 8 - 9
Southern Ocean & South Georgia

With course set for South Georgia, days at sea are filled with historical and biological lectures to prepare for landings. Look out for the many whales that inhabit these waters. Spend plenty of time on deck to identify the abundant sea birds of the South Ocean.

Accommodations

M/S Expedition

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 10 - 13
South Georgia & Scotia Sea

Home to many interesting sites, including the grave of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, South Georgia has several former whaling stations and boasts plenty of wildlife. Visit a huge colony of king penguins, a major highlight of this part of the journey. South Georgia is also the home of over half of the world’s enormous southern elephant seals, the largest of all seals. Keep an eye out for newly birthed southern elephant pups. Weather permitting, enjoy 3-4 days free to explore this island.

South Georgia Island is home to many marvels including Shackleton’s grave, former whaling stations, incredible scenery and prolific wildlife. Weather permitting, spend full days exploring this island. A huge colony of king penguins is the highlight of this part of the journey. On nearby islands look out for the wandering albatross in their nesting grounds. South Georgia is also the best place in the world to observe the southern elephant seal, the largest breed of seal. The island is home to over half of the world’s population of these animals. October is a great time to see newly birthed pups alongside their mothers.

Accommodations

M/S Expedition

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 14 - 15
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

Plotting a southwesterly course across the Scotia Sea, sail for two days the legendary Elephant Island in the South Shetland Islands. The waters are rich with nutrients and the long summer days provide the ingredient that is missing most of the year. The result is a complex food chain topped by several species of whales, seals, and seabirds.

Accommodations

M/S Expedition

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 16 - 19
South Shetland Islands

Experience some of the most unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery in the South Shetland Islands, just north of the Antarctic Peninsula. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting), and encounter gentoo, chinstrap, and Adélie penguin rookeries; Weddell, crabeater, and leopard seals; and orca, humpback, and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. The ship will attempt to reach the Antarctic Peninsula for a landing, weather and ice-permitting.

Explore the South Shetland Islands with the expedition team offering tips on how to engage in this stunning landscape. Look out for Adelie, gentoo and chinstrap penguins. Hop into one of the Expedition’s 14 Zodiacs and take the quick, safe trip from the ship to the shore to encounter the awe-inspiring wilderness of Antarctica. Thanks to the performance of these boats in remote conditions, quick trips to shore are easily accomplished. Get up close to towering icebergs, glaciers and amazing wildlife. Depending on weather conditions these excursions will hopefully happen daily.

Accommodations

M/S Expedition

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 20 - 21
Drake Passage

Turning north, embark upon the 400-mile crossing of the passage that bears the name of the 16th century English explorer Sir Francis Drake. At some point, cross the Antarctic Convergence, a meeting of cold polar water flowing north and warmer sub-Antarctic water moving in the opposite direction. It is the largest biological barrier on earth and is marked by a change in temperature, salinity and nutrient levels. The north flowing Antarctic waters predominantly sink beneath southward moving sub-Antarctic waters. While further south associated areas of mixing and upwelling create an ocean very high in marine productivity.

Wandering, black-browed and light-mantled sooty albatross, prion’s and cap petrels are among some of the species of seabirds that may join the Expedition on the journey towards the South American continent. Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history.

Accommodations

M/S Expedition

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 22
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

Have a final breakfast on the expedition ship before saying our goodbyes as we disembark in Ushuaia in the morning.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard Expedition; all meals as indicated in itinerary; one night hotel in Ushuaia; arrival and departure transfers; Zodiac excursions with expert expedition team; lectures and educational programs; waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6-16; expedition parka (see MS Expedition Parka Sizing Chart).

Exclusions

Airfares to the embarkation point and from the disembarkation point; adventure options; passport and visa expenses; government arrival and departure taxes; hotel accommodations; supplement for single hotel accommodations; meals while in Ushuaia; Trip Cancellation Insurance with emergency medical evacuation insurance (required); excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar and beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for those who have served you aboard (guidelines will be provided). Note: Should the price of marine fuel increase dramatically, there may be a fuel surcharge.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a nonrefundable deposit of $1000 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 90 days – 100% of deposit (may be applied to future trip by trip operator)
89 to 60 days – 100% of deposit (may be applied to future trip by trip operator) and 50% of the remainder of payments made
59 to 0 days – 100% of deposit (may be applied to future trip by trip operator) and 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The 22-day Spirit of Shackleton aboard Expedition voyage begins in Montevideo, Uruguay (MVD), and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). Plan flights to arrive to Montevideo anytime on day 1. Plan flights to depart Ushuaia no earlier than 11:00am on the final day. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your 22-day Spirit of Shackleton cruise, including a polar plunge and the new Citizen Science program, an interactive information gathering initiative aimed at better understanding marine mammals in Antarctica. With a little guidance beforehand, learn which angles and types of wildlife the program is looking for during your voyage and put your photography skills to the test! The reward is making meaningful contributions to science.

The following table details which optional activities may be available on each departure and their per-person cost each cruising season. Please note kayaking is limited to 10 people per excursion (multiple excursions included). Please contact AdventureSmith to reserve activity space with your booking.

Key: (K) kayaking

2021-22 Season: Kayaking $1,299
Oct 22 – Nov 12, 2021 – K

2022-23 Season: Kayaking $1,299
Oct 22 – Nov 12, 2022 – K

Room Configuration

Solo travelers willing to share can reserve a quad, triple or twin-shared cabin, where you will be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth goes unsold, you will be guaranteed the rate with no single supplement. For those who desire single occupancy, cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.7x the twin rate (2021-22 & 2022-23), excluding Category 1 and 1A cabins.

Families & Children

Minimum age is 10 years old. An adult over the age of 21 must accompany every 2 children under the age of 18. The ratio of adults to children traveling together must be one adult per two children and two adults per four children (17 and under).

Travel Insurance

Travelers are required to have travel insurance with a minimum medical, evacuation and repatriation coverage of USD $200,000 covering all applicable dates of travel, personal injury and emergency medical evacuation. It is strongly recommended that you extend coverage to include personal liability, cancellation, curtailment, and all other expenses that may arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience while traveling. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

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