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In Shackleton's Footsteps

In Shackleton's Footsteps
This all-encompassing voyage covers the wildlife havens of the Antarctic Peninsula,
South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, as well as heading deep into the continent
to the Weddell Sea. You'll enter a world inhabited by king penguins, the second
tallest in the world, elephant seals and killer whales (orcas), plus various other
penguin species. You're also in Shackleton's domain, and will see where this
pioneering explorer's crew survived for four months in the harsh Antarctic winter.

Tour Highlights

  • Follow in Shackleton's footsteps into the heart of Antarctica
  • View colonies of king penguins, fur & elephant seals
  • Sail alongside orca whales
  • Travel into the Weddell Sea - one of Antarctica's premier wildlife havens
  • Travelling on a smaller ship helps you get closer to land and make new friends


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    Drake Passage

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    Drake Passage

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    The Weddell Sea

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    The Weddell Sea

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    The Weddell Sea

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    Elephant Island

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    The Scotia Sea

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    The Scotia Sea

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    King Haakon Bay

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    South Georgia

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    South Georgia

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    South Georgia

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    South Georgia

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    Cross the Scotia Sea

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    Cross the Scotia Sea

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    The Scotia Sea / Falkland Islands

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    Punta Arenas

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Included meals 17 16 17
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Zodiac, Polar Pioneer
17 nights Boat
Trip Staff
Expedition Crew, Naturalist(s)
Ship Description
Polar Pioneer is a Finnish ex-research vessel, refurbished to provide an adventurous journey in the polar regions; its ice class means it has excellent manoeuvrability. The vessel accommodates only 54 passengers, meaning more time with the experts and a friendly on-board experience. Informed crew and experts will ensure you learn about how a polar expedition runs, your unique surroundings and the wildlife; Zodiacs will take you to shore for close encounters.