Spirit of Shackleton

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Day 1

Ushuaia:
Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.

Ushuaia - Beagle Channel:
Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping or explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the MS Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast and dinner.

Beagle Channel - Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas):
As the Expedition makes passage east, become acquainted with the ship. Begin lectures and information sessions about the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Southern Ocean - South Georgia:
Sailing east, set course for South Georgia. Days at sea are filled with lectures to prepare for landings. Watch for the many whales that inhabit these waters.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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. Visiting a huge colony of king penguins is a major highlight of this part of the journey. Weather permitting, spend three full days exploring the island.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Scotia Sea - Tierra de O'Higgins, Peninsula:
Sail for two days, retracing Shackleton's route backwards on course towards Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Tierra de O'Higgins, Peninsula - Drake Passage:
Experience some of the most unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting), and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap, and Adelie penguin rookeries; Weddell, crabeater, and leopard seals; and orca, humpback, and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. The peninsula also has a remarkable human history.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Drake Passage - Ushuaia:
Reflect on a memorable adventure and take in some final lectures on route back to Ushuaia. Keep a careful lookout for a last chance to spot whales.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Ushuaia:
Disembark in the morning.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast