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A trip to South Georgia in the remote southern Atlantic reveals its 9,000-foot peaks and some 160 glaciers among converging ocean currents that feed some of the greatest densities of megafauna on the planet. It is a stop on many Antarctic tours, along with the Falkland Islands. The South Georgia island is known for its large populations of king penguins, seals, and various sea birds, including the diving petrels and majestic albatrosses. Along the way, you will spot the mighty Southern Right Whales breaching the water and then head on to the Antarctic Peninsula to follow in the footsteps of Shackleton himself, whose crew rescued themselves in South Georgia after floating 800 miles in a life raft from Elephant Island. Contact one of our Antarctic cruise experts for help planning the perfect trip to South Georgia. 
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey$2409521Dec 19, 2022This 21-day roundtrip Ushuaia voyage aboard Sylvia Earle encompasses the best of the Antarctic Peninsula and the enchanting wildlife haven of South …
Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia$3199523Jan 29, 2023From the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) to South Georgia to the Antarctic Peninsula, you will have countless unforgettable moments on this …
The Great Austral Loop$1435017Nov 6, 2022Join this 17-day itinerary sailing aboard Le Boreal from South America and the Antarctic Peninsula. Explore the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and …
South Georgia and the Falklands$2309017Feb 27, 2023This 17-day journey across South Georgia's stunning shoreline wildlife spectacle is hosted by National Geographic Endurance. Explore expansive …
Antarctica and South Georgia Air-Cruise$1439517Nov 17, 2022Let the clear Antarctic air fill your lungs on this magical 16-day cruise aboard the brand new Magellan Explorer. Admire the spectacular landscapes …
Antarctica Complete$2639523Mar 13, 2023Explore Antarctica along with South Georgia and the Falkland - Malvinas islands on this 23-day adventure cruise aboard the Sylvia Earle. Enjoy the …
The Great Adventure$1419017Mar 4, 2023Cruise the Southern Ocean aboard the luxurious L'Austral to explore the unique regions of South Georgia, the Falkland Islands, and the Antarctic …
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula$1927621Nov 27, 2022This extraordinary 21-day adventure is a guarantee on all of our Antarctica expeditions. Take full advantage of rare wildlife sightings, watching …
Antarctica Complete$2829523Dec 27, 2023Embark on a 22-day unique experience, where you'll visit Antarctica and cross south of the Antarctic Circle while aboard the Greg Mortimer. Expect a …
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey$2449521Dec 27, 2022Summer comes to South Georgia’s remote, untamed landscape like a freight train to explore South Georgia and the Antarctic on a 21-day voyage. …
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The Falklands and South Georgia50%$999015Oct 1, 2022In the austral spring, summer, and fall, large numbers of penguins, whales, seals, and seabirds congregate in the Southern Ocean to feed and …
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and KingsSavings$1879520Jan 27, 2023This comprehensive Antarctic tour visits the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, and the Antarctic Peninsula. Watch for whales and seals as you …
South Georgia & Antarctic OdysseySavings$2169519Oct 21, 2022Explore the best of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia on this 19-day cruise aboard Greg Mortimer. Marvel at the incredible …
Antarctica CompleteSavings$2639523Mar 13, 2023Explore Antarctica along with South Georgia and the Falkland - Malvinas islands on this 23-day adventure cruise aboard the Sylvia Earle. Enjoy the …
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and KingsSavings$2299520Dec 21, 2022Join a truly epic adventure through the remote Falkland Islands, the paradisaical South Georgia, and the extraordinary landscapes of the Antarctic …
South Georgia and the FalklandsSavings$2354018Oct 5, 2022The wildlife spectacle of South Georgia's beautiful coastline is maximized on this voyage. Explore sprawling colonies of penguins. As you make your …
Antarctica, South Georgia and the FalklandsSavings$3200022Oct 20, 2022This extraordinary 22-day adventure is a guarantee on all of our Antarctica expeditions. Take full advantage of rare wildlife sightings, watching …
South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin SafariSavings$1239516Dec 5, 2022Join the Ocean Diamond on this amazing 16-day cruise to Antarctica and South Georgia. Reflect at the resting place of the great explorer, Sir Ernest …
Antarctica, South Georgia, and the FalklandsSavings$3200022Oct 20, 2022Marvel at vast colonies of penguins, spot majestic whales, look for a variety of species of seals, and watch soaring sea birds. Explore rugged, …
Antarctica, South Georgia and the FalklandsSavings$3048022Nov 9, 2022This extraordinary 22-day Antarctica expedition takes you to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands. Enjoy an extra day at the Peninsula …

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  • Ponant operates thirteen luxurious Antarctic expedition voyages that visit South Georgia's magnificent glaciers and black-sand beaches, which are home to vast colonies of king penguins. Le Commandant Charcot, the world's first hybrid-electric polar exploration ship fueled by liquified natural gas and the latest addition to the company's fleet, now enables cruises of a kind never before undertaken. 
  • Silversea Cruises provides thirteen luxury 15- to 31-night voyages to South Georgia, including guided Zodiac expeditions with world-class experts. Four dining options, twenty Zodiacs, and ten kayaks create nearly endless possibilities aboard the freshly refurbished Silver Cloud, the expedition cruise line's most spacious and comfortable ice class vessel.
  • Lindblad Expeditions offers four Antarctic voyages that take you to the ninety-mile-long jagged peaks of South Georgia, home to truly majestic wildlife. The National Geographic Resolution, a fully-stabilized vessel of the highest ice class (PC5 Category A), allows adventurous visitors to go where few have or can. The revolutionary X-Bow®, a game-changing design, provides the smoothest, most comfortable ride in all situations, and eliminates bow impact, a quieter ride.
  • Quark Expeditions. Their South Georgia voyage includes a stop in Grytviken, formerly the island's main whaling station and now the site of legendary Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's grave. Another highlight is Fortuna Bay, which is home to icebergs, king penguins, Antarctic fur seals, elephant seals, brown skua, giant petrels, and Antarctic terns. The 199-guest Ultramarine is the company's newest addition to its fleet. It is equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, twenty quick-launch Zodiacs, luxurious rooms, wellness services, and several outdoor wildlife watching areas.
  • Aurora Expeditions schedules their South Georgia trips during the peak breeding season for seals, penguins, elephant seals, and nesting albatross. Bring your camera if you want to observe penguins fighting sleeping seals or chicks shedding their non-waterproof feathers. Offshore, humpback and minke whales can be seen swimming in the rich waters of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. The Greg Mortimer is the first passenger ship to incorporate the groundbreaking Ulstein X-BOW®, which allows the ship to travel oceans more comfortably and effectively.
  • Oceanwide Expeditions has seventeen Antarctic cruise explorations to South Georgia on which you may view the world's largest black-browed albatross colony, as well as some of the greatest breeding colonies of king penguins and elephant seals – not to mention day after day of spectacular polar landscapes. Janssonius its newest, most advanced vessel Polar Class 6 cruise ship, exceeds all the latest green requirements of the Polar Code. 
  • Antarctica 21Penguins, seals, albatross, and whales are just a few of the wildlife species travelers can expect to see during their Antarctic cruises to South Georgia, attracting the attention of historic explorers like Ernest Shackelton to present-day travelers who are passionate birders, avid photographers, and nature lovers in general. Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel, custom-built to meet the newest Polar Code criteria for its Antarctic air-cruises.


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