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Argentina/Antarctica

Beyond Antarctica: South Shetlands, South Georgia & the Falklands

Sail to the Antarctic on an expedition to the South Shetland Islands, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, learning about the wildlife and geologic forces that shaped Antarctica.
Program No. 23704RJ
Length
24 days
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13,999
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Argentina/Antarctica

Beyond Antarctica: South Shetlands, South Georgia & the Falklands

Sail to the Antarctic on an expedition to the South Shetland Islands, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, learning about the wildlife and geologic forces that shaped Antarctica.
Length
24 days
Starts at
13,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 23704 RJ
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Feb 23 - Mar 16, 2021
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Ship Outside 14,999
 
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OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2020 for free air from Miami! Participation includes flights to and from Miami on Aerolineas Argentinas. Road Scholar can assist with additional arrangements from your preferred airport to Miami, just ask for Custom Arrangement.

Feb 26 - Mar 21, 2022
Ship Outside 13,999
Ship Balcony 16,999
Special Offer

Enroll by March 31, 2021 for free air from Miami! Participation includes flights to and from Miami on Aerolineas Argentinas. Road Scholar can assist with additional arrangements from your preferred airport to Miami, just ask for Custom Arrangement.

DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
Ship Balcony
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.
Feb 23 - Mar 16, 2021
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 15,999
 
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2020 for free air from Miami! Participation includes flights to and from Miami on Aerolineas Argentinas. Road Scholar can assist with additional arrangements from your preferred airport to Miami, just ask for Custom Arrangement.

Feb 26 - Mar 21, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 18,999
Ship Balcony 19,999
Special Offer

Enroll by March 31, 2021 for free air from Miami! Participation includes flights to and from Miami on Aerolineas Argentinas. Road Scholar can assist with additional arrangements from your preferred airport to Miami, just ask for Custom Arrangement.

At a Glance

As you cross the Drake Passage from Ushuaia, you’ll sail past towering icebergs slowly drifting away as the Antarctic finally comes into view — it’s like a dream come true. Penguins waddle through the snow and seals snooze on the sea ice, but when you see them up close from a kayak or Zodiac, you’ll be in awe of the natural wonderland that is Antarctica. With seasoned experts, navigate past whales feeding in rich waters and the delight in vivid hues of icebergs bobbing in the sea while comparing the landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. While at sea and on land, learn from naturalists who will reveal the true nature of the world’s driest desert and the ecosystem that thrives there.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Tierra del Fuego on an expert-led excursion before embarking your expedition ship and conquering the Drake Passage.
  • Step foot on the Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands on landings among penguin rookeries, international research stations and abandoned whaling stations.
  • Enjoy nightly briefings by the expedition team for an in-depth look at the upcoming excursions and lectures about geology, wildlife and issues facing the Antarctic.
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Where the Earth Ends, A Journey Beyond Patagonia
by John Harrison
A spirited tale of adventures in the southern tip of South America, south from the Pampas and Patagonia to Punta Arenas, the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia -- and Antarctica.
Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing
Lansing's gripping day-by-day story of Shackleton's legendary perseverance is essential reading for any Antarctic traveler.
The Penguin History of Latin America
by Edwin Williamson
Beginning with the Spanish conquest, this brisk history covers questions of empire, colonialism and nationalism through the 1980s.
Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Map
by ITMB
This handy map shows all Patagonia on one side (1:2,000,000), with a more detailed map of Tierra del Fuego (1:750,000) on the reverse.
Birds of Southern America & Antarctica
by Martin D. la Pena, Maurice Rumboll
With color plates, range maps and brief descriptions, this is a compact regional guide
Antarctica, A Call to Action
by Sebastian Copeland
Copeland's collection of striking photographs includes a three-page list of sensible suggestions to protect the planet.
1912, The Year the World Discovered Antarctica
by Chris Turney
Turney looks at the great leap forward in Antarctic science that was made 100 years ago with the expeditions of not just Scott and Amundsen but also those of Mawson, Filchner and Shirase. A brisk and engaging history of science and exploration in the Antarctic. An Australian scientist himself, Turney sees Mawson as the scientific hero of the age.
Patagonia, A Cultural History
by Chris Moss
A journalist with the Buenos Aires Herald, Moss follows a colorful cast of characters -- from Magellan and Darwin to mad kings, gauchos, and Nazi fugitives -- in this vivid overview of the culture and history of Patagonia.
Alone in Antarctica, The First Woman to Ski Solo Across the Southern Ice
by Felicity Aston
In this inspirational memoir, Felicity Aston describes her pioneering journey -- skiing across the whole of Antarctica -- while meditating on human vulnerability, struggle and the experience of solitude in the Information Age.
Southern Light, Images from Antarctica
by David Neilson
Photographer David Neilson has turned his six journeys to the ice over the last 20 years, often with the Australian Antarctic Program (and sometimes lugging a 30-pound large format camera), into a coffee-table tribute to the continent and its wildlife. Includes 130 color and 100 rich black-and-white oversized photographs, gate-folds and double-page spreads that portray the drama and beauty of the Antarctic.
Tropical Nature
by Adrian Forsyth, Ken Miyata
Two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists offer a lucid portrait of the tropics through 17 marvelous essays that introduce the habitats, ecology, plants and animals of the Central and South American rainforests.
Travelers' Tales Central America
by Larry Habegger (Editor), Natanya Pearlman (Editor)
Organized thematically with contributions set in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, this collection of eyewitness reports includes Joan Didion, P.J. O'Rourke and Paul Theroux.
Penguins, The Ultimate Guide
by Tui De Roy
Featuring more than 400 photographs, this is the traveler's ultimate guide to the world's 18 species of penguins. Includes scientific discussions on penguin conservation, profiles, facts and tips on where to see them in Antarctica.
Antarctica, A Guide to the Wildlife
by Tony Soper
Designed for the field, this compact handbook features all the species of birds, seals and whales the traveler is likely to encounter on an Antarctic voyage.
Moon Handbook Patagonia
by Wayne Bernhardson
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Patagonia.
Destinations of a Lifetime, 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places
by National Geographic
Ideal for inspiring and planning a dream trip, this National Geographic bucket list brings readers a little closer to visiting 225 of the world’s most breathtaking natural and man-made locales.
Lonely Planet Antarctica
by Lonely Planet
Alexis Averbuck, author of the new edition of this compact and surprisingly handy guide, expands coverage of Ushuaia, the Falklands and South Georgia. With a wildlife guide and contributions from 26 Antarctic experts on the history, geology, wildlife and future of Antarctica.
Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine
by Jason C. Anthony
Antarctic traveler Jason Anthony tells the story of the continent's exploration through the celebrated 'hoosh' of early days and other polar fare.
Forgotten Footprints, Lost Stories in the Discovery of Antarctica
by John Harrison
A frequent lecturer aboard expedition ships to the Antarctic, John Harrison mixes his own adventures with tales of the seamen, sealers, whalers and plain lunatics who have journeyed to the Ice to make their fame and fortune. He focuses not on Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen but lesser-known tales of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetlands and Weddell Sea.
Frozen in Time, Murder at the Bottom of the World
by Theodore Jerome Cohen
A scientist with the 16th Chilean Antarctic Expedition in the 1960s, Professor Cohen turns his experiences and actual events from the time into a novel with a strong setting at Deception Island and the South Shetlands.
End of the Earth, Voyaging to Antarctica
by Peter Matthiessen
In this fine book, the result of two voyages, Matthiessen captures the magic of polar landscapes and wildlife, along with the camaraderie of a ship-based polar expedition.
Antarctic Explorer Map
by Ocean Explorer
A full-color map of the Antarctic Peninsula, including Tierra del Fuego, the Falklands and South Georgia, at a scale of 1:2,750,000. With a map of the Antarctic continent on the reverse.
Melting Away, Images of the Arctic and Antarctic
by Camille Seaman
In her masterful series of 75 portraits and essays, Camille Seaman shows how climate change has wreaked havoc on both the North and South Poles.
Buenos Aires, A Cultural History
by Jason Wilsom
An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers; serves well as a guidebook, too, with a street map and detailed neighborhood descriptions.
The Oceanites Site Guide to the Antarctic Peninsula
by Ron Naveen
The guide, which supports the Antarctic Site Inventory Project, covers 40 prime visitor sites in detail. It also includes some of the best photography we've seen. Second edition.
The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning, A Polar Journey
by Carol Devine, Wendy Trusler
An insightful miscellany from a 55-person environmental cleanup expedition in Bellingshausen, Antarctica. The authors’ travelogue is supplemented by 42 recipes, anecdotes, journal entries, vignettes and captivating photography.
Antarctic Wildlife
by James Lowen
Produced by a shipboard naturalist, this handy identification guide focuses on the Beagle Channel, Drake and Peninsula regions.
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24 days
23 nights
63 meals
22 B 21 L 20 D
DAY
1
In Transit to Program
In Flight
DAY
2
Arrive Buenos Aires, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Buenos Aires
B,L,D
Intersur Recoleta

Activity note: Hotel check-in from 7:00 a.m. Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving approximately 3.5 hours. Walking up to 1 mile at a time and standing up to 1 hour at a time. Sidewalks, paved roads, some uneven terrain.

Breakfast: We will get to enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel upon arrival; coffee, tea, water, and juices available.

Lunch: A plated 3-course lunch will be served at a local restaurant within walking distance of the hotel. Water or a soft drink, and coffee or tea are included in the meal.

Afternoon: Orientation. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. This is a Road Scholar Adventures Afloat “Expedition” program. Expedition ships — more rugged than traditional vessels — are designed to venture into remote landscapes, enabling us to seek opportunities for getting up close to nature and wildlife. There may also be serendipitous occasions to experience something unexpected. The itinerary may change based on weather, sailing conditions, and potential wildlife sightings. Routes, port stops, field trips, and excursions could be impacted; the cruise itinerary should therefore be regarded as provisional. Updates will be provided aboard ship. Thank you for your understanding. In addition to lectures, field trips, and activities exclusively for our Road Scholar group, you are invited to take advantage of activities and events offered by the cruise line that are separate from Road Scholar. While on board, there will be educational presentations on a variety of topics by members of the ship's resource staff. Many are active researchers with expertise in areas such as history, paleontology, geology, and biology. Due to the remote location of the ports, some embarkation and disembarkation will be via Zodiac rafts. Staff will be available for assistance. Periods in the schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. We’ll then gather in the hotel lobby for our walk to dinner.

Dinner: At a local restaurant, we will enjoy a 3-course plated welcome dinner with a glass of wine and coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure. Be sure to prepare for check-out, flight transfer, and embarkation tomorrow.

DAY
3
La Pampa: Gauchos & Asado
Buenos Aires
B,L
Intersur Recoleta

Activity note: Getting on/off motorcoach; total driving approximately three hours, 100 miles. Walking short distances and standing; unpaved ground at the ranch. Hat, sunblock, and mosquito repellent strongly recommended.

Breakfast: At the hotel, we will enjoy a breakfast buffet, including water, juice, coffee, and tea.

Morning: We will depart by motorcoach to experience the famous La Pampa, land of the gauchos, or Argentine cowboys. We’ll spend the day at an local family ranch, to learn the culture of thee gauchos, watch their horse-riding skills, listen to their songs strummed on the guitar, and learn the tradition of yerba mate, a local tea drunk out of a special, gourd-shaped cup

Lunch: At the estancia, we will enjoy a typical Argentine asado—barbecue of meats and poultry, with side salads and garnishes. Water, soft drinks, wine included.

Afternoon: Returning from La Pampa and our experience with the Gauchos, the rest of the afternoon will be at leisure.

Dinner: On your own to explore local cuisine.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
4
Flight to Ushuaia, Free Time
Ushuaia
B,L,D
Cilene del Faro Suites & Spa

Activity note: Getting on/off a motorcoach. Flight time under 4 hours. Up to 2 miles of walking, approximately 1-2 hours; sidewalks, paved roads, some uneven terrain.

Breakfast: At the hotel, we’ll have a buffet meal with juice, coffee, tea, water included.

Morning: After checking out of the hotel, we’ll transfer by motorcoach to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP) for our flight to Ushuaia.

Lunch: At a local restaurant upon arrival in Ushuaia, with coffee, tea, water.

Afternoon: Free Time. This period of time has been set aside for your personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Dinner: We will enjoy a plated 3-course meal at a local restaurant with water and a glass of wine or beer, and coffee or tea included.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
5
Tierra del Fuego National Park, Embarkation
At Sea
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: Getting on/off a motorcoach several times during field trip. Walking short distances on a boardwalk and unpaved ground.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: After checking out of the hotel, we will board a motorcoach for an expert-led field trip to Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego — Tierra del Fuego National Park — approximately 7.5 miles west of Ushuaia. This was Argentina’s first shoreline park. Native forests of lengas, coihues, ñires, canelos, and mossy foliage are home to guanacos, foxes, and muskrats. Short trails follow the southern edges of the park, providing scenic views of the Ensenada and Lapataia Bays, and the famous Beagle Channel. In the park, we will see several species of sea birds including terns, geese, ducks, gulls, and of course, albatross. We may get lucky and see condors, Megellanic woodpeckers, and Austral conures too. The park is also home to an important archaeological site left by the Yamaná (a/k/a Yahgan) from hundreds of years ago. The site is accessible by a 5-mile trail westbound from Bahia Ensenada. Our luggage will be loaded onto the coach and transferred to the ship with us this afternoon.

Lunch: At a local restaurant, we will sample traditional local cuisine of stewed dishes cooked in a special round metal casserole called a "disco". Chicken and vegetarian discos will be served family style. Salad and dessert is included as well one soft drink or water.

Afternoon: Next, we will transfer to the port and board the Ocean Victory for eighteen nights. After completing boarding procedures and getting your cabin, take some time to start becoming familiar with the ship. There will be a mandatory passenger briefing and safety drill before departure.

Dinner: In the dining room aboard ship, there is open seating for our a la carte dinner with coffee, tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase. Road Scholars are invited to sit together as a group on our first night out. While meal times may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, we will always have three meals a day. Hours of operation will be posted around the ship, as they are subject to change based on the activities planned for each day.

Evening: At leisure. You might like to check out the library that offers a wide range of multilingual books ranging from fiction to travel literature. You can curl up with a book, watch a DVD, and broaden your understanding of the region's history, flora, fauna, climate, scientific contributions, and more.

DAY
6
Drake Passage.
Drake Passage
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: At sea for the day and night.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: Sailing onward, we cross the famed Drake Passage - a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Drake Passage is known for strong westerly winds, heavy sea, and its nickname ‘The Roaring Fifties’. While this passage may be challenging, you can rest confidently aboard our expedition vessel, Ocean Victory, which is purpose-built with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly qualified crew. The most spirited sailors consider Drake Passage a lifetime achievement – and soon you can tick it off on the list yourself! In the Drake, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view with our first sight of seals, penguins and albatrosses.

Lunch: Aboard ship.

Afternoon: The onboard educational programming will continue as we cross the Drake Passage.

Dinner: Aboard ship.

Evening: At leisure. Gym facilities and a sauna are available.

DAY
7
Drake Passage, King George Island
At Sea
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: At sea for the day and night.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: Having crossed the Drake, we will explore the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain and be marveled by the captivating landscapes we will encounter along the way. Weather permitting, we hope to make our first landfall on King George Island before continuing further south to the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula

Lunch: Aboard ship.

Afternoon: We will continue to explore the South Shetland Islands.

Dinner: Aboard ship.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
8
Antarctic sound and Weddell Sea.
At Sea - Antarctica
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: Getting in/out of Zodiac boats. Walking on uneven, snow-covered, and sometimes icy conditions. Landings are all dependent on weather conditions.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: As we continue to explore the South Shetland Islands, our goal is to attempt two outings per day while we navigate through the area, but the itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ice conditions that we encounter.

Lunch: Aboard ship.

Afternoon: Attend lectures, engage in shipboard activities, spend time with fellow participants, feel the rhythm of the cruise.

Dinner: Aboard ship.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
9
Antarctic Peninsula, Weddell Sea
At Sea - Antarctica
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: Getting in/out of Zodiac boats. Walking on uneven, snow-covered, and sometimes icy conditions. Landings are all dependent on weather conditions.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: We will continue to explore the Antarctic Peninsula. Our goal is to attempt two outings per day while we navigate through the area, but the itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ice conditions that we encounter.

Lunch: Aboard ship.

Afternoon: Our exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula will continue.

Dinner: Aboard ship.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
10
Antarctic sound and Weddell Sea.
At Sea - Antarctica
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: Getting in/out of Zodiac boats. Walking on uneven, snow-covered, and sometimes icy conditions. Landings are all dependent on weather conditions.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: We will continue to explore the Antarctic Peninsula. Our goal is to attempt two outings per day while we navigate through the area, but the itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ice conditions that we encounter.

Lunch: Aboard ship.

Afternoon: Attend lectures, engage in shipboard activities, spend time with fellow participants, feel the rhythm of the cruise.

Dinner: Aboard ship.

Evening: At lesiure.

DAY
11
Antarctic Peninsula, Weddell Sea
At Sea - Antarctica
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: Getting in/out of Zodiac boats. Walking on uneven, snow-covered, and sometimes icy conditions. Landings are all dependent on weather conditions.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: We will continue to explore the Antarctic Peninsula. Our goal is to attempt two outings per day while we navigate through the area, but the itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ice conditions that we encounte

Lunch: Aboard ship.

Afternoon: Our exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula will continue

Dinner: Aboard ship.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
12
Drake Passage, South Georgia
South Georgia Islands
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: Getting in/out of Zodiac boats. Walking on uneven, snow-covered, and sometimes icy conditions. Landings are all dependent on weather conditions.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: From the Weddell Sea we continue our journey into the open sea, just as Ernest Shackleton and his men did more than hundred years ago. Having lost their ship Endurance deep south in the Weddell Sea they moved slowly north on ice floes and later in open lifeboats until they reached Elephant Island. From here started one of the most remarkable boat journeys in the polar history, when Shackleton and five of his men for two weeks navigated the 720 nautical miles to South Georgia to call for recovery of the stranded crew on Elephant Island. We on the other hand will reach the mighty South Georgia after just a few days at sea!

Lunch: Aboard ship.

Afternoon: Attend lectures, engage in shipboard activities, spend time with fellow participants, feel the rhythm of the cruise.

Dinner: Aboard ship.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
13
South Georgia
South Georgia Islands
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: Getting in/out of Zodiac boats. Walking on uneven, snow-covered, and sometimes icy conditions. Landings are all dependent on weather conditions.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: South Georgia offers stunning wildlife experiences with a wealth of breeding penguins, sea birds, sea lions and seals, all seeking shelter in this oasis amidst the roaring Southern Ocean. Previous whaling history pops up in most of fjords we will explorer – not least in Grytviken the only inhabited settlement on this mountainous island. Grytviken is also the last resting place for Ernest Shackleton, after he died on yet another Antarctica voyage in 1922. We will explorer the fjords of the north coast for 2-3 days and take as many shore landings as time and the swelling sea will allow us.

Lunch: Aboard ship.

Afternoon: This is a great time to go out on the outer decks looking for wildlife and taking in the beautiful views from the ship and enjoy a Lecture.

Dinner: Aboard ship.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
14
South Georgia
South Georgia Islands
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: Getting in/out of Zodiac boats. Walking on uneven, snow-covered, and sometimes icy conditions. Landings are all dependent on weather conditions.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: We will continue to explore South Georgia. Our goal is to attempt two outings per day while we navigate through the area, but the itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ocean conditions.

Lunch: Aboard ship.

Afternoon: We will continue exploring South Georgia.

Dinner: Aboard ship.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
15
At Sea, South Georgia.
At Sea
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: At sea for the day and night. The extent and duration of elective activities aboard the ship depend on personal choice.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: We will continue to explore South Georgia. Our goal is to attempt two outings per day while we navigate through the area, but the itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ocean conditions

Lunch: Aboard ship.

Afternoon: We will continue exploring South Georgia.

Dinner: Aboard ship.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
16
South Georgia
South Georgia Islands
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: Getting in/out of Zodiac boats. Walking on uneven, snow-covered, and sometimes icy conditions. Landings are all dependent on weather conditions.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: We will continue to explore South Georgia. Our goal is to attempt two outings per day while we navigate through the area, but the itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ocean conditions.

Lunch: Aboard the ship

Afternoon: We will continue exploring South Georgia

Dinner: Aboard the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
17
South Georgia
South Georgia Islands
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: Getting in/out of Zodiac boats. Walking on uneven, snow-covered, and sometimes icy conditions. Landings are all dependent on weather conditions.

Breakfast: Aboard the ship.

Morning: We will continue to explore South Georgia. Our goal is to attempt two outings per day while we navigate through the area, but the itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ocean conditions.

Lunch: Aboard the ship.

Afternoon: We will continue exploring South Georgia

Dinner: Aboard the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
18
Cruising South Atlantic
At Sea - Antarctica
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: At sea.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: Days at sea are great for participating in lectures, photo sessions and recaps, reading books in the ship library and watching the ubiquitous storm petrels and albatrosses from top deck. Or just to relax.

Lunch: Aboard ship.

Afternoon: Attend lectures, engage in shipboard activities, spend time with fellow participants, feel the rhythm of the cruise.

Dinner: Aboard ship.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
19
At Sea, Cruising Towards the Falkland Islands
At Sea
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: At sea for the day and night. The extent and duration of elective activities aboard the ship depend on personal choice.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: Attend lectures, engage in shipboard activities, spend time with fellow participants, feel the rhythm of the cruise.

Lunch: Aboard ship.

Afternoon: Our educational program will continue this afternoon.

Dinner: Aboard ship.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
20
Port Stanley and the Falkland Islands
At Sea
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: The extent and duration of elective activities aboard the ship depend on personal choice. Getting in/out of Zodiac boats. Walking on uneven, snow-covered, and sometimes icy conditions. Landings are all dependent on weather conditions.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: During the morning we approach Falkland Islands and in the early afternoon Ocean Victory will cast anchor the sheltered natural harbor of Port Stanley. Utilizing our Zodiacs, we will land in town center, and take a leisurely stroll through the streets of Stanley.

Lunch: Aboard ship.

Afternoon: Free time aboard ship.

Dinner: Aboard ship.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
21
Falkland Islands, At Sea
At Sea
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: Getting in/out of Zodiac boats. Walking on uneven, snow-covered, and sometimes icy conditions. Landings are all dependent on weather conditions.

Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: Today we will make landings – weather permitting – at two of the islands’ many magnificent wildlife spots.

Lunch: Aboard ship.

Afternoon: Our onboard educational programming will continue this afternoon.

Dinner: Aboard ship. Share favorite experiences from our time at sea.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
22
At Sea, Approaching South America
At Sea
B,L,D
Ocean Victory

Activity note: At the sea for the day and night. The extent and duration of elective activities aboard the ship depend on personal choice.

Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: This begins our last full day at sea. As we near the end of our program, take some time to reflect on the journey we have been on together.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Free time. Enjoy the amenities onboard the ship.

Dinner: We will enjoy one last meal as a group at our farewell dinner. During this time, we will get to share with each other what we learned and our favorite moments from the exciting journey we embarked on together.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
23
Ushuaia, Disembarkation, Program Concludes
In Flight
B

Activity note: Getting off the ship; getting on/off a motorcoach. Walking up to 1 mile and standing up to 1 hour at a time. See your program’s travel details regarding transfers.

Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: We will disembark the ship and board a motorcoach to transfer to the airport.

Lunch: At your own

Afternoon: If you are returning home, safe travels. If you are staying on independently, have a wonderful time. If you are transferring to another Road Scholar program, detailed instructions are included in your Information Packet for that program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Don’t forget to join our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram. Best wishes for all your journeys!

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