• Overview
  • Itinerary
  • The Host
  • The Experience
  • The Ship

Date: January 17 - February 5, 2024
Host: Brian Keating, Great Big Nature
Cost: Starting from US$22,396 per person

Watch the magnificent wandering albatross (11ft. wingspan) soar around the ship. Photograph the massive floating icebergs and keep a watchful eye for animals resting on the ice.  South Georgia Island is a breeding ground for over 100,000 pairs of king penguins. Adults return from the sea with a full belly of krill, to regurgitate to their chick. Wander along the beach and observe the elephant seals wallowing in the mud. It is here where we raise our glasses to pay our respects to famed explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

The Antarctic awaits, with its soaring peaks and staggering expanse. Explore the incredible remoteness and experience the rugged peninsula from a sea kayak. Undertake an exhilarating hike up a sparkling glacier or share an endearingly comical moment with an inquisitive Gentoo, chinstrap or Adélie penguin. In these ways and countless others, the Antarctic will amaze, surprise and delight.

Features

  • Visit Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital and one of the most vibrant cities of South America
  • World’s southernmost city, Ushuaia is a strikingly beautiful destination on the southern coastline of Tierra del Fuego Island
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • Crossing the Drake Passage
  • Photograph massive icebergs
  • Hosted by Brian Keating

Questions? Please contact Julie, our group specialist at julie@civilizedadv.com.

© Images courtesy of Aurora Expeditions

Brief Itinerary

  • Ushuaia (1 night)
  • South Georgia & Antarctic Cruise (17 nights)
  • Punta Arenas (1 night)

Pre-cruise Argentina experience in Buenos Aires will also be available – details to come.

For details on the ship, daily itinerary and more see our interactive itinerary here.

Interested in extending your stay? Contact Julie, our group specialist, to arrange extensions before and after your Antarctic adventure.

Brian Keating has been leading groups on nature-based adventures for over three decades, exploring some of the best wildlife areas on the planet.

An international speaker, author of five award-winning children’s books, a weekly guest on CBC Radio, and former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Calgary, Brian has also been a regular on the Discovery TV Channel, using his own wilderness adventure and wildlife films. He is also the co-producer of an exciting new series of programs: www.greatBIGnature.com.

Your Accommodations

Luxury and adventure on the sea:

  • Las Hayas Hotel is the gateway to experiencing the world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia.
  • The Greg Mortimer takes you to the ends of the earth in comfort and style.
  • Hotel Cabo de Hornos completes your trip with a dose of historic charm.

Expert Guides

The Expedition Team is comprised of seasoned veterans. Some have degrees in marine biology or political science. Others have trained as medics, biologists, park rangers, outdoor educators, and lawyers. They are adventure guides, wildlife experts, environmentalists, polar history experts, glaciologists, and conservationists. Expedition Leaders have worked extensively in Greenland, Canada, Alaska, Norway, Argentina, Antarctica, and the Arctic.

Sights & Sounds

See sights as diverse as Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, and an iceberg calving off an Antarctic glacier. Bask in the intense quiet of the Antarctic Peninsula and watch the mesmerizing dance of millions of King Penguins on South Georgia Island.

Getting Around

The luxury expedition ship Greg Mortimer crossing the Drake Passage and to Antarctica. Zodiacs to take you to land on the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia Island and more. Charter flight from King George Island to Punta Arenas.

Click below to explore the ship.

Greg Mortimer has been designed for superior comfort, with the beauty of Antarctica right at your doorstep. The first passenger ship to feature the revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW®, this allows the ship to cross oceans more comfortably and efficiently, and with expansive observation decks to bring you closer to the environment, inviting communal areas and unsurpassed environmental credentials, the Greg Mortimer offers the perfect base camp for adventures at the outer limits of human exploration.

Accommodating an average of 132 expeditioners per voyage within 76 cosy, comfortable cabins – all cabins have a view of the ocean and 85% of cabins have their own balcony. The ship also features a modern lecture lounge, multiple observation areas, zodiac launching platforms, a restaurant serving excellent meals, a gym and wellness centre, jacuzzis, a mudroom and many other amenities.