20 – 21 DAYS


Days 1 - 2UshuaiaDay at leisure before embarkation
Day 3At SeaSail towards the Falkland Islands
Day 4Falklands-MalvinasDiscovering amazing bird-watching opportunities
Days 5 - 7At SeaContinue your journey at sea toward South Georgia
Days 8 - 11South GeorgiaExperience the beauty and sheer magnitude of wildlife on South Georgia
Days 12 - 14At SeaToward the Antarctic Peninsula
Days 15 - 18Antarctic PeninsulaReach and explore the southern most continent of the world
Day 19 - 20Drake PassageReflect on your journey whilst you cross this famous stretch of sea
Day 21UshuaiaDisembark 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.

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 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 4 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.

Days 5 – 7 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 8 – 11 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 12 – 14 At Sea

Long Finned Pilot Whales

En route to the Antarctic Peninsula, you’ll head across the Scotia Sea, following the route that Shackleton and five of his men took in order to find help for the rest of their crew. As excitement builds for our arrival to Antarctica, be out on deck or from the open bridge to spot large iceberg.

Days 15 – 18 Antarctic Peninsula

Gentoo Penguins

In Antarctica, Zodiac-cruise amid iridescent grounded bergs, watching for humpbacks, minkes and orca. Walk by plucky chinstrap and gentoo penguins in their bustling colonies. Kayakers, prepare yourselves for an unforgettable experience.

Days 19 – 20 At Sea

Cape Petrel

As you sail back to Ushuaia, crossing the infamous Drake passage 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 21 Disembark Ushuaia

Ushuaia Port, Argentina

Sail along the Drake Passage early in the morning. 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 contact@antarcticatravelcentre.com.au

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.