Antarctica Cruise: Explore the World of Ernest Shackleton

Thousands of adult and juvenile king penguins standing together on beach. Taken by Cheryl Ramalho, an AdventureWomen guest.

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Antarctica in March 2020 exploring the extremes of the Southern Hemisphere. Follow in the footsteps of Ernest Shackleton as you explore and sail around some of planet’s most spectacular sights on this exclusive trip to Antarctica and South Georgia.

Enjoy views of majestic mountains, towering icebergs, and abundant wildlife, from whales to penguins. Begin this epic journey with a flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands and cruise your way back to Ushuaia, on the mainland of Argentina.

Turquoise blue glacier and strong mountain peaks near South Georgia Island. Photo Credit: Cheryl Ramalho, an AdventureWomen guest.

You will have the opportunity to cruise Antarctica’s waters on an exclusive, custom designed expedition ship with only 50 other guests. This small expedition vessel gives you a more exclusive access to Antarctica, taking you where large ships cannot. Disembarking is fast and efficient so you can spend more time exploring Antarctica’s stunning vistas.

Cruise along spectacular, ice-filled fjords and among incredible icebergs, explore the Antarctic landscape with expert Polar Guides, meet enormous elephant seals, spot Minke and Orca whales (among other species), see the nesting home of black-bowed albatrosses, and walk among 150,000 king and macaroni penguins.

Adult king penguins with jagged mountainous peaks on South Georgia Island. Photo Credit: Cheryl Ramalho, an AdventureWomen guest.

While aboard your luxury cruiseship, enhance your knowledge of the region and its history with presentations by the historians and naturalists. You will visit historic sites such as Ernest Shackleton’s grave site, the Gerlache Strait, Elephant Island (assuming the weather cooperates), and of course the diverse natural wonder that is South Georgia!

Your Antarctica itinerary offers the best of both worlds by flying directly to Antarctica, thereby avoiding the stormy seas of the Drake Passage and allowing more time for land excursions.

This trip to the Southern Hemisphere features travel on an exclusive luxury vessel, varied and diverse landscapes, abundant bird life and wildlife, even the chance to walk among hundreds of thousands of penguins. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime “bucket-list” opportunity!

Antarctica Highlights:

  • Travel to the extremes of the Southern Hemisphere in the footsteps of explorer, Ernest Shackleton.
  • Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula on a small, modern expedition vessel.
  • Enjoy a small-ship, yacht-like experience.
  • Unique route allows for ample wildlife sightings and land excursions.
  • Each day disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides.
  • Visit the King Penguin and Macaroni penguin’s immense colonies as well as witness an abundance of wildlife on South Georgia Island.


$15,395 for a space in a twin bed Porthole cabin (these rooms are Sold Out)

$17,495 for a space in a twin bed Veranda cabin (includes a private balcony with sitting area) (only 3 Veranda cabin spots remaining!)


$3,000 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit to hold your space.

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March 1-16, 2020

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