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    19 Night cruise departing from Ushuaia to Cape Town onboard Crystal Endeavor.

    Rarely explored remote islands – from the Falkland’s seabird colonies and South Georgia’s massive king penguin rookery to Tristan da Cunha’s UNESCO site and Important Bird Area – take center stage on this unique trans-Atlantic expedition.

    Highlights of this cruise:

    USHUAIA, ARGENTINA
    THE WORLD'S SOUTHERNMOST TOWN
    Ushuaia lies on the triangular-shaped island of Tierra del Fuego. While Ferdinand Magellan was exploring the straits between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in 1520, he was amazed by the smoke and fires which seemed to appear at every turn. These fires, kept continuously alight by the Yaghan and Ona Indians, became the inspiration for the name "Tierra del Fuego," Land of Fire.

    FALKLAND ISLANDS EXPEDITION, FALKLAND ISLANDS
    THE PENGUIN CAPITAL
    This remote archipelago lies about 300 miles east of Patagonia and is known for its extraordinary birdlife – 63 species breed on these islands. Cast your eyes in any direction to spot albatross, petrels, skuas, the Falkland steamer duck and more. Amidst the rugged, windswept terrain and cliff-lined coasts, five different types of penguins make their home here, including Magellanic, gentoo, rockhopper, king and macaroni. Other wildlife sightings might include orca whales, sea lions and seals.

    PORT STANLEY, FALKLAND ISLANDS
    OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
    Stanley is the capital of the Falkland Islands – an archipelago long of importance to both scientists and seaman located some 350 miles east of Tierra del Fuego, 1,000 miles north of Antarctica and, as the locals claim, a mere 8,000 miles from Britain. Explore the Historic Dockyard Museum with galleries dedicated to maritime exploration, Antarctic heritage and the 1982 Falklands War. See the whalebone arch near Christ Church Cathedral, and look for magellanic penguins gathering at Gypsy Cove.

    SOUTH GEORGIA EXPEDITION, SOUTH GEORGIA
    SERENGETI OF THE SOUTHERN OCEAN
    Regarded as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and accessible only by sea, this one-time whaling outpost is home to glacier-clad coastlines and dramatic fjords, astonishing wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. Here is where thousands of king penguins flock to a single beach to nest, and where the largest congregation of Antarctic fur seals is found. Look for southern elephant seals and albatross – wandering, black-browed and more – and take hikes to follow in the footsteps of Shackleton.

    TRISTAN DA CUNHA, BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORY
    WORLD’S MOST REMOTE INHABITED ISLAND
    This remote ancient volcanic island in the South Atlantic is miles from nowhere (actually, it’s an estimated 1,500 miles northwest of Cape Town). Discovered in 1502 by Portuguese Admiral João da Nova on his return voyage from India, it became a British dependency in 1834. An island of contrasts, it was soon known as a haven for sea travelers due to its luxuriant vegetation, equable climate, wealth of fruit trees and lush valleys.

    NIGHTINGALE ISLAND, BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORY
    PROTECTED WILDLIFE
    Uninhabited but for the abundant seabird colonies that breed here, Nightingale Island is an active volcano that has long perplexed explorers. Its jagged coastline and “broken” peaks challenged the Dutch who first tried to anchor offshore, leaving the island largely to the birds for centuries. It is today the focus of extensive wildlife conservation efforts, home to yellow-nosed albatrosses, great shearwaters, and rockhopper penguins among the local residents of the four designated wetlands.

    GOUGH ISLAND, BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORY
    UNESCO BIRD SANCTUARY
    The only continual human presence found on these rugged shores is that of the annually rotating crew at the meteorological station. Beyond that, Gough Island, originally discovered in 1505 by Portuguese explorers, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and Important Bird Area home to hundreds of thousands of sea birds, including two endemic species. Sub-antarctic fur seals are known to breed here, too.

    CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
    THE MOTHER CITY
    Marvel at the magnificent presence of South Africa’s “Mother City,” where the iconic Table Mountain invites discovery and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden enchants. Take in the extraordinary scenery of the Cape Peninsula, explore history at Robben Island, visit up-and-coming art galleries, and savor the celebrated vintages of Stellenbosch.

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      • Departing:1 Mar 22
      • From:Ushuaia, Argentina
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      • Departing:23 Nov 22
      • From:Ushuaia, Argentina
      • Price from: $44,599
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