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    15 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard National Geographic Explorer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Buenos Aires.

    DAY 1: Buenos Aires/Overnight Hotel
    Arrive in Buenos Aires and check in to the fine, centrally located Alvear Art Hotel (or similar) before having a guided overview of the city, seeing its Beaux-Arts palaces and the famous balcony forever associated with Eva Peron. In the early evening we gather for an informal reception and a drink at the hotel. (Day 2: L)

    DAY 2: Buenos Aires/Fly to Ushuaia/Embark Ship
    Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Join a catamaran cruise of the Beagle Channel before embarking National Geographic Explorer. (B,L,D)

    DAY 3: At Sea In The South Atlantic
    Settle into shipboard life, listening to informal discussions from our naturalist staff to prepare for the wildness in the Falklands. Spend time on deck and on the bridge, scanning for petrels, penguins and albatross. (B,L,D)

    DAY 4-5: Exploring the Outer Falkland Islands Archipelago
    Each Falkland Island is a variation on the theme of topographical beauty with white-sand beaches, vaulting cliffs, windswept moors, and the sunlit yellows and greens of waving tussock grass. While the Falklands boasts a human population (3,000 people in total; 2,500 of whom live in the capital, Stanley) the animals—specifically thousands of irresistible gentoo, rockhopper and Magellanic penguins, magnificent albatross with 11-foot wingspans, and curious fur seals—vastly outnumber them and constitute a major draw for wildlife lovers. (B,L,D)

    DAY 6-7: At Sea
    During our days at sea, we learn about the fascinating history of Antarctic exploration, as well as the flora, fauna and geology of South Georgia. Our naturalists help identify the seabirds that follow us: wandering albatross, prions and black-browed albatross. There’ll also be time to browse the library, enjoy a massage in the wellness center, or workout in the gym. (B,L,D)

    DAY 8-12: South Georgia Island
    Explore the spectacular coastline of South Georgia Island. Steeped in Shackleton and whaling lore, covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: gentoo and macaroni penguins, enormous snorting elephant seals, and a thriving fur seal population. Here on South Georgia—the Serengeti of the Southern Ocean—you can observe one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles: literally tens of thousands of stately king penguins on a single beach! In keeping with the nature of an expedition, our schedule is flexible with opportunities for walking, hiking, kayaking, and Zodiac excursions. This is also the setting for the historic adventure story of Sir Ernest Shackleton aboard the ill-fated Endurance, and we’ll visit his gravesite at Grytviken to drink a toast to “the Boss.” (B,L,D)

    DAY 13-15: At Sea/Stanley, Falklands
    With whales beneath and birds above, head up to the bridge, or spend these days enjoying the ship’s spa, fitness center, library, and observation deck. After time at sea, our journey across the South Atlantic Ocean takes us once more to the island archipelago that teems with nature. Our afternoon visit to Port Stanley offers a chance to see the human face of the islands, to meet the hospitable locals, hoist a drink at a local pub, and stroll around this remote colonial town. (B,L,D)

    DAY 16: At Sea
    Spend this last day relaxing at sea. There will be time for presentations from our staff, reflecting on all you have seen and done. Head to the bridge to chat with the officers and look for marine life. Download your images at the computer kiosk, or send messages home, saying: "Don’t want this to end!" Tonight we gather for a festive farewell dinner. (B,L,D)

    DAY 17: Ushuaia, Argentina/Disembark
    Today we disembark in Ushuaia .

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      • Departing:25 Oct 20
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