Antarctica Circle via Falklands and South Georgia Cruise

antarctica circle via flklands and south georgia

The Antarctica Circle Cruise via Falklands and South Georgia is one of the most awesome and in-depth Antarctica experiences.

Not only do you venture further south than other peninsula cruises, you also take in the amazing wildlife of both the Falklands and South Georgia. The cruise is one of the longer ones in the region and generally takes around the 23 day mark weather depending.

This is definitely an experience of a lifetime and not many people can say that they’ve crossed the Antarctic Circle!

The cruise departs from Ushuaia before venturing out towards your first stop – the Falklands Islands. These islands have a lovely feel to them with bright blue water, long white beaches and lush green hills. The Falklands are also a haven for penguins with 5 species being found on the islands!

From here your next stop is South Georgia.  Here you will encounter more penguins and seals than you ca possibly imagine. On some beaches you can witness over a million seals pushing and bustling among each other! The island is a wildlife photographer’s dream and you’ll have plenty of chances to get up close to the amazing animals.

From South Georgia your cruise makes its way to Antarctica proper. The peninsula is a magical land of icebergs, towering glaciers and wildlife. You’ll be constantly amazed at the unearthly landscape that surrounds you.

Weather permitting you’ll make frequent zodiac trips to search for seals, penguins and whales. You’ll also make several shore landings to stretch your legs and visit some of the larger colonies that inhabit the peninsula.

From here you push further south exploring a region that few have seen. Enjoy on-board lectures as you keep venturing south. Celebrate with the crew and passengers as you cross 66 degrees 33.7′ south!

The Antarctica Circle Cruise via Falklands and South Georgia is the perfect option for first timers or for people with a slightly tighter budget.

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Antarctica Circle via Falklands and South Georgia Cruise

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Antarctica circle Via Falklands And South Georgia Cruise

Route Itinerary

Because of the cruise’s long sailing time, giving an exact itinerary is almost impossible. Ice and weather conditions will play a major part in where your ship can land and visit. The itinerary below therefore is simply a guide and cannot be take as an exact itinerary. Please also note that all operators offer slightly varying packages.

​DAY 1: ARRIVE IN USHUAIA

​DAY 2: EMBARKATION DAY

​DAY 3: CRUISING AT SEA

​DAY 4-5: FALKLAND ISLANDS (Islas Malvinas)

​DAY 6-7: CRUISING AT SEA

​DAY 8-11: SOUTH GEORGIA

​DAY 12-13: CRUISING AT SEA

​DAY 14-16: SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS AND ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

​DAY 17-18: CROSSING THE CIRCLE

​DAY 19-20: NORTHBOUND ALONG THE PENINSULA

​DAY 20-22: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

​DAY 23: ARRIVAL BACK TO USHUAIA

Trip Variations

  • Circle Cruise
  • Falklands & S. Georgia

The Circle cruise takes in the Antarctic Peninsula without visiting South Georgia or the Falklands. you won't see as much wildife, but the cost of the cruise will reflect this. Click here for a detailed page.

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Ships that sail the ​Antarctica Circle via Falklands and South Georgia Cruise Itinerary

Ocean Diamond

One of the most modern ships in the region, the Ocean Diamond is a classy vessel that offers space for 189 passengers. The ship is equipped with a wellness program, several bars, polar library, theater-style auditorium and gym. Rooms are comfortable and spacious and the deck area is large and perfect for viewing wildlife.

Click here for more detailed information on the Ocean Diamond, including photos and deck plans.

Ocean Endeavour

One of the larger expedition ships in Antarctica, the Ocean Endeavour can take up to 199 passengers. perfectly equipped for polar sailing and passenger comfort, the Endeavour comes with a full ice-strengthened hull, large sundeck, spacious restaurant and several large lounges! The sauna, gym, juice bar and many zodiacs make the Endeavour one of our favorites.

Click here for more detailed information on the Ocean Endeavour.

Sea Adventurer

The Sea adventurer carries 132 passengers and was purpose built for Polar cruises. This fact can be seen everywhere – the cabins are all window facing and the large lounge, dining room and library are all totally lined in glass so you never miss a single view point! Food is to die for and the staff are extremely friendly. Deck space is considerable and there are several zodiacs for frequent shore landings.

Click here for more information on the Sea Adventurer.

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