21-Day 'Shackleton' Cruise Involves Better Sheets, Less Frostbite Than Original

You'll still want to pack a coat, however

By Evan Bleier

 
21-Day 'Shackleton' Cruise Involves Better Sheets, Less Frostbite Than Original
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01 May 2017

More than 100 years after Ernest Shackleton’s attempt to cross Antarctica by ship failed, his great-grandson accomplished the first crossing of Earth’s coldest continent ... in a Hyundai. And now there's another — significantly more comfortable — way to follow in Shackleton’s footsteps.

Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina's southernmost port, the Spirit Of Shackleton Antarctic Voyage is a 21-day trip that travels by boat to destinations in Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, the South Shetland Islands and the island of South Georgia.

Antarctic Voyage (4 images)

With an itinerary that includes visits to penguin rookeries, seal colonies and Shackleton’s final resting place, the three-week expedition includes excursions with an experienced team, guest lectures from ecology experts and opportunities to meet and interact with the locals.

Starting at $13,000 per person, the tour includes all food and transport (excluding local flights).

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