Shackleton's Quest - 19 day cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falklands and South Georgia
The Aleksey Maryshev and its sister ship Grigoriy Mikheev both cruise the same itinerary and are virtually identical. Both are modern and comfortable research vessels built in Finland and designed with ice-strengthened hulls, perfect for the polar seas. They were converted for passenger use into comfortable vessels ideally suited to expedition cruising and are manned by an enthusiastic Russian crew of around 20, all highly experienced in ice navigation. Russian captains are recognised experts in polar navigation. All the international expedition leaders and lecturers are highly knowledgeable, helpful and dedicated to the protection of the environment.
These ships have a large bridge and good open deck-viewing areas. They carry a full complement of Zodiac craft, excellent for landings and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise in-accessible areas. Excellent cuisine, prepared by international chefs, is served in the dining room, which also acts as the lecture room. Other public areas include a lounge and bar, small library, infirmary, and sauna.
The cruise length is 19 days. The cruise price above is per person in a twin cabin with private facilities.
All tours start and finish in Ushuaia.
All meals and excursions are included. Transatlantic and internal flights are not included. Please contact us for transatlantic flight prices. The cruise prices may vary due to changes in the dollar / sterling exchange rate, price to be confirmed at time of booking.
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