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Journey to the Antarctic Peninsula (XVAWSX)

Antarctica, South America Antarctica, Argentina

Fierce, cold and stunningly beautiful – explorers since Shackleton have grappled with the contrasts of the Weddell Sea. Experience this ultimate Antarctic landscape on a 15-day adventure that defines "once in a lifetime." Cross the Drake Passage to the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Weddell Sea – this less-visited region of Antarctica is the planet's clearest sea and the birthing ground of incredible tabular icebergs. Two attempted shore landings each day means more potential sightings of leopard seals, whales and thriving colonies of roosting penguins. Be a part of history as you embrace Shackleton's spirit. This isn't a polar cruise – it's an adventure.

Highlights: Spend eight full days exploring one of the world's last true wildernesses, connect with the history of exploration while retracing Shackleton’s journey, catch sight of whales and albatross following the ship, go ashore with seasoned experts explaining the intricacies of Antarctic ecology, admire the tabular icebergs of the Weddell Sea

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $7224
$8499
Travel Style:
Marine
Trip Type:
Small Group
Physical Grading:
2

Antarctica Classic (XVCASX)

Antarctica, South America Antarctica, Argentina

Vivid emerald, violet tints, intense blue and crimson light—the Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Join us on a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendour. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning will reshape the way you look at your world. Encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Highlights: Set foot on Antarctica—the worlds least visited continent, watch majestic albatross soar by the ship while crossing the Drake Passage, brave the chill by taking an optional polar plunge, witness immense icebergs and magnificent glaciers, have your questions answered by Antarctic experts

11 days
From $4999
Travel Style:
Marine
Trip Type:
Small Group
Physical Grading:
2

Spirit of Shackleton (XVSHSX)

Antarctica, South America Falkland Islands, Antarctica, Argentina

Experience vast penguin rookeries and seal colonies on this awe-inspiring voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands. This 21-day voyage illuminates Ernest Shackleton’s legend and recounts his courageous exploration of Antarctica. You’ll visit historical sites of past explorers, as well as Shackleton’s final resting place – the wildlife-rich island of South Georgia. Antarctica is beyond comprehension and sure to amaze any traveller seeking a true adventure to the world’s most remote wilderness.

Highlights: Meet hardy locals and spot unique wildlife in the Falkland Islands, explore abandoned whaling stations and visit Shackleton’s grave, walk quietly amongst king penguins and watching them surf onto the beach, learn about the environment and ecology from industry experts, spot whales and seals while cruising past icebergs aboard Zodiacs, set foot on the continent of Antarctica

21 days
From $19999
Travel Style:
Marine
Trip Type:
Small Group
Physical Grading:
2

Galápagos — South Islands aboard the Xavier (SEV07MA)

South America Galapagos, Ecuador

Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend four nights exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the Xavier to reflect on the day’s adventures. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms. As one of the region’s largest operators, we understand the importance of controlling the onboard experience—that’s why you won’t be sold onto someone else's ship.

Highlights: 4 nights cruising through the Galapagos National Park aboard Xavier, encountering bright pink flamingos feeding in hidden lagoons, snorkelling along colourful reefs searching for sea turtles and playing with sea lions, finding marine iguanas sunning themselves on the rocks and playing in the surf

Promotions Available! 7 days
From $2337
$2749
Travel Style:
Marine
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Galápagos — Central Islands aboard the Xavier (SEV07MB)

South America Galapagos, Ecuador

Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend four nights exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the Xavier to reflect on the day’s adventures. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms. As one of the region’s largest operators, we understand the importance of controlling the onboard experience—that’s why you won’t be sold onto someone else's ship.

Highlights: 4 nights cruising through the Galapagos National Park aboard Xavier, snorkelling with sea lions and discovering spectacular marine life in protected bays, finding land iguanas feeding in the cactus forests on South Plaza Island, watching bright pink flamingos and other sea birds feeding in secluded lagoons.

Promotions Available! 7 days
From $2337
$2749
Travel Style:
Marine
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Galápagos — Central & East Islands aboard the Xavier (SEV10MB)

South America Galapagos, Ecuador

Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend eight days exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the Xavier to reflect on the day’s adventures. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms. As one of the region’s largest operators, we understand the importance of controlling the onboard experience—that’s why you'll never end up on another operator's ship.

Highlights: 7 nights cruising through the Galapagos National Park aboard Xavier, choosing to hunt for sea lions and marine iguanas or simply relaxing on the white sandy beach of Santiago, gaining a deeper understanding of the history of the Galapagos at the Charles Darwin Centre, searching for land iguanas in the cactus forests of South Plaza, snorkelling with rays and sea lions at the dramatic Kicker Rock

Promotions Available! 10 days
From $3314
$3899
Travel Style:
Marine
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Galápagos — Central, East & South Islands aboard the Xavier (SEV10MC)

South America Galapagos, Ecuador

Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend seven nights exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the Xavier to reflect on the day’s adventures. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms. As one of the region’s largest operators, we understand the importance of controlling the onboard experience—that’s why you'll never end up on another operator's ship.

Highlights: 7 nights cruising through the Galapagos National Park aboard Xavier, coming face to face with 200 year old giant tortoises, exploring large colonies of blue footed boobies and marine iguanas on the volcanic rocks, discovering 3 species of boobies and 2 species of frigate birds nesting together at Punta Pitt, sending a post card at Post Office Bay and bringing one home

Promotions Available! 10 days
From $3314
$3899
Travel Style:
Marine
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Galápagos — Central Islands aboard the Xavier (SEV10MD)

South America Galapagos, Ecuador

Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend seven nights exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the Xavier to reflect on the day’s adventures. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms. As one of the region’s largest operators, we understand the importance of controlling the onboard experience—that’s why you'll never end up on another operator's ship.

Highlights: 7 nights cruising through the Galapagos National Park aboard Xavier, snorkelling with sea lions and discovering amazing marine life, coming face to face with 200 year old giant tortoises, hiking along dramatic lava flows and exploring colonies of sea birds and sea lions, finding marine iguanas relaxing in the sunshine

10 days
From $3899
Travel Style:
Marine
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Islands (XVGFSX)

Antarctica, South America Antarctica, Argentina, Uruguay

Challenge. Desolation. Unlimited wonder. It’s not difficult to grasp what attracted the great explorers to Antarctica. Get a personal appreciation for the struggle to tame the bottom of the world on this 22-day adventure to the land than entranced Ernest Shackleton and countless others since. Down here, you’ll explore the Falkland Islands, encounter abandoned whaling stations on South Georgia Island, and pay your respects at Shackleton’s grave. Elsewhere, you’ll catch up with penguins (king, chinstrap, and gentoo varieties) and learn all about them through daily lectures, get close to whales and cavorting seals from a Zodiac boat, and keep an eye peeled for towering icebergs and massive glaciers. Prepare to be astonished.

Highlights: Meet hardy locals and seeing unique wildlife in the Falkland islands, explore abandoned whaling stations and visiting Shackleton’s grave, walk quietly amongst king penguins and watching them surf into the beach, learn about the environment and ecology from industry experts, spot whales and seals while cruising through icebergs on Zodiacs, set foot on the continent of Antarctica

Promotions Available! 22 days
From $8499
$9999
Travel Style:
Marine
Trip Type:
Small Group
Physical Grading:
2

Quest for the Antarctic Circle (XVQCSX)

Antarctica, South America Antarctica, Argentina

A massive rookery of penguins shuffles across a frozen shore; a pod of whales glides through frigid waters; dramatic landscapes float off in the distance – welcome to Antarctica. Join us on a voyage of discovery to our planet’s last frontier – a mysterious and virtually pristine paradise. Our ice-strengthened expedition ship is ideally suited to cruising this icy wilderness, and her expert staff are on hand to ensure you’ll fully appreciate all the majesty you encounter. Sail the Drake Passage past the South Shetland Islands, then really explore the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Prepare yourself for an adventure like no other – more like a private expedition than a traditional cruise.

Highlights: Spend seven full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula, go farther south than most have ever gone, spend time on deck searching for whales and watching soaring albatross, get up close and personal with a variety of penguin species, discover the intricacies of the Antarctic region through our on board lecture program

14 days
From $8499
Travel Style:
Marine
Trip Type:
Small Group
Physical Grading:
2

Brazil Football 2014—Falls & Fandemonium (SZWC)

South America Brazil

Every four years, soccer fans get the chance to watch the world's best players compete in the mother of all championships. This time it's happening in Brazil. Join the party and connect with the people's samba spirit while exploring the most exuberant nation in South America. Get a dose of urban delights in Rio and southern Curitiba and natural wonders at stunning Iguassu Falls and the massive Pantanal wetlands. Better yet, you'll fly between Rio and Curitiba so there's more time to celebrate. While no match tickets are included, you're free to arrange your own or simply dance along during the country's biggest party yet.

Highlights: Being a part of football euphoria in Brazil, sipping caipirinhas at night, marvelling at Iguassu Falls, encountering wildlife in the Brazilian Pantanal, cheering for your team with many others, partying with thousands on the Brazilian streets, experiencing all Rio has to offer by day and night.

13 days
From $3499
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
2
Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Journey to the Antarctic Peninsula (XVAWSX) 15 days Marine N/A
From $7224
$8499
Antarctica Classic (XVCASX) 11 days Marine N/A
From $4999
Spirit of Shackleton (XVSHSX) 21 days Marine N/A
From $19999
Galápagos — South Islands aboard the Xavier (SEV07MA) 7 days Marine Standard
From $2337
$2749
Galápagos — Central Islands aboard the Xavier (SEV07MB) 7 days Marine Standard
From $2337
$2749
Galápagos — Central & East Islands aboard the Xavier (SEV10MB) 10 days Marine Standard
From $3314
$3899
Galápagos — Central, East & South Islands aboard the Xavier (SEV10MC) 10 days Marine Standard
From $3314
$3899
Galápagos — Central Islands aboard the Xavier (SEV10MD) 10 days Marine Standard
From $3899
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Islands (XVGFSX) 22 days Marine N/A
From $8499
$9999
Quest for the Antarctic Circle (XVQCSX) 14 days Marine N/A
From $8499
Brazil Football 2014—Falls & Fandemonium (SZWC) 13 days Yolo Basic
From $3499