21 – 23 DAYS


Days 1 - 2UshuaiaDay at leisure before embarkation
Days 3 - 4Drake PassageCross this famous stretch of sea towards the Antarctic Peninsula
Days 5 - 8Antarctic PeninsulaReach and explore the southern most continent of the world
Days 9 - 11At SeaContinue your journey at sea toward South Georgia
Days 12 - 15South GeorgiaExperience the beauty and sheer magnitude of wildlife on South Georgia
Days 16 - 18At SeaSail towards the Falkland Islands
Days 19 - 20Falklands-MalvinasDiscovering amazing bird-watching opportunities
Day 21At SeaReflect on your journey as you return to Ushuaia
Day 22UshuaiaDisembark and farewell your fellow expeditioners


Sylvia Earle

This purpose built expedition vessel, honours the highly accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer, Sylvia Earle and is the sister ship to the revolutionary Greg Mortimer. Accommodating on average 126 guests for each voyage, those lucky enough to experience an Antarctic journey can be assured of comfort and luxury coinciding with exploration and adventure.

Greg Mortimer
Greg Mortimer

The Greg Mortimer is a new purpose built, polar expedition vessel taking 120 guests. This vessel has been designed in close consultation with Antarctic expedition specialists and is the first expedition cruise ship designed with the ULSTEIN X-BOW hull. This cutting edge nautical technology allows for gentle travel and motion at sea, improved comfort and safety on-board, reduced vibrations, lower fuel consumption and emissions and ‘virtual anchoring’ which means the ship can float anchor-less while launching the Zodiacs without disturbing delicate sea floor areas. There are four sea-level launching platforms for fast and efficient access to and from Zodiacs.

Douglas Mawson

The Douglas Mawson is a new state-of-the-art ship and the last in a line of purpose-built vessels that have redefined small ship expedition cruising. Named after the legendary Australian geologist and explorer, this new small ship embodies Mawson’s pioneering spirit and is designed for global discovery. Featuring the revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW® and purpose-built with enhanced sustainability features, it takes on average 154 adventurers to the world’s wildest places in smooth, quiet comfort.

Days 1 – 2 Ushuaia


Arrive in Ushuaia, renowned for its breathtaking scenery. Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world set on the shores of the Beagle Channel. Ushuaia is a major tourist centre, particularly for people cruising to Antarctica. The city offers magnificent hiking in Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, the only coastal national park in Argentina.

After transferring to your downtown hotel, the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Embark your ship the following day.

Days 3 – 4 At Sea

Long Finned Pilot Whales

Cross the infamous Drake passage en route to the Antarctic Peninsula. As excitement builds for our arrival to Antarctica, be out on deck or from the open bridge to spot large iceberg.

Days 5 – 8 Antarctic Peninsula

Gentoo Penguins

Over the next few cays, you will be mesmerised by Antarctica. Zodiac-cruise amid iridescent grounded bergs, watching for whale blows from humpbacks, minkes and orca. Walk by plucky chinstrap and gentoo penguins in their bustling colonies.

Days 9 – 11 At Sea

Royal Albatross

The educational program will continue as you head to South Georgia. Spend some time on deck admiring the sea birds and looking out for any wildlife that may be passing by.

Days 12 – 15 South Georgia

Elephant Seal with King Penguins, Gold Harbour, South Georgia

Over the next few days, explore the spectacular South Georgia. Marvel at some of the world’s largest king penguin colonies. Walk along beaches brimming with fur seals, elephant seals and curious penguins. Photograph jaw-dropping landscapes, embark on exhilarating hikes and learn about Shackleton’s epic tale of leadership and survival.

Days 16 – 18 At Sea

Crossing the Drake

Set sail for the Falkland Islands. You may be joined by seabirds flying above and beside the ship. It might be a good time to practice your photography out on deck as they swoop and dive into the sea.

Day 19 – 20 Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Rockhopper Penguins Falklands

Discover the windswept coastlines and charismatic wildlife of the Falklands, home to Magellanic and rockhopper penguins, and curious sea lions.

Day 21 At Sea

Cape Petrel

As you sail back to Ushuaia, you may wish to attend one of the onboard lectures or simply enjoy the company of your travel companions reminiscing in your memories of a wonderful journey to Antarctica.

Day 22 Disembark Ushuaia

Ushuaia Port, Argentina

After breakfast disembark at the port in Ushuaia, Argentina. Farewell your expedition team and fellow travellers.

To book this cruise call 1300 784 794 or email

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.

Extend your trip to Patagonia

To make the most of your time in South America we can tailor a holiday to Patagonia to suit your voyage dates. If you have a bit more time we can create a tailor-made itinerary to some of the highlights of South America. Take a look at the Patagonia sample itineraries below and contact us to begin creating your perfect holiday.