Explorer, Antarctica South Georgia and Falklands ex Buenos Aires to Ushuaia – 19 Nov 2021

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For over 50 years, Lindblad Expeditions has been turning vacationers into informed and engaged explorers. Together with National Geographic we offer intimate small-ship expedition cruises that, unlike traditional cruises, are your opportunity to encounter the world’s most pristine and inspiring places up close with the seasoned experts who know them best.

Our expedition cruises provide the safest and most innovative ways to explore places already “discovered” and those that are still very, very wild. Whether you choose to go on a Galapagos cruise, an Alaska cruise, a cruise to Egypt, or any of our other cruise destinations, each expedition cruise features an unmatched combination of adventure travel technology as well as well-appointed cabins, regional and sustainable cuisine and friendly, personal service.

We believe the more closely our guests are able to connect with a destination, the more valuable an affect it will have on their lives and on the more they will come to care about and protect it for future exploration.

Single Occupancy Cabins located on Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #105-106, 203, 208 Triples – Main Deck with Window #341, 343

All cabins face outside with windows, private facilities and climate controls.

Single Cabin located on Main Deck with Window #309-312, 329-334

All cabins face outside with windows, private facilities and climate controls.

Main Deck with one or two Portholes #301-308

All cabins face outside with portholes, private facilities and climate controls.

Main Deck with Window #317-320, 335-336

All cabins face outside with windows, private facilities and climate controls.

Main Deck with Window #313-316, 321-328, 337-340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350

All cabins face outside with windows, private facilities and climate controls.

Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #103-104, 107-108, 201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228

All cabins face outside with windows, private facilities and climate controls.

Upper Deck with Balcony #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224

All cabins face outside with private facilities and climate controls.

Veranda Deck–Suite #101-102; Upper Deck-Suite with Balcony #213

All cabins face outside with private facilities and climate controls.

Upper Deck–Suite with Balcony #215, 219, 230

All cabins face outside with private facilities and climate controls.

National Geographic Explorer - All Decks

National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship, and the newest addition to the Lindblad fleet. It is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, enabling it to navigate polar passages while providing exceptional comfort. It carries kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac landing craft. An Undersea Specialist operates a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and sophisticated video equipment, extending access to the underwater world.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 356 feet
  • Tonnage: 2686
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 148
  • Ship Registration: Bahamas

Ship Facilities

  • Bistro Bar
  • Chart Room
  • Restaurant
  • Global Gallery
  • Library
  • Lounge with Bar
  • Mud Room
  • Observation Loung
  • Open Bridge
  • Ship’s Doctor
  • Undersea Specialist
  • LEX Photo Specialist and Video Chronicler
  • Internet Cafe
  • Laundry
  • Fitness Centre
  • Wellness Specialists
  • LEXspa Treatment Rooms & Sauna

Cruise Itinerary

19 Nov '21
Buenos Aires, Argentina
20 Nov '21
Ushuaia, Argentina
21 Nov '21
Drake Passage
22 Nov '21
Antarctic Peninsula
23 Nov '21
Antarctic Peninsula
24 Nov '21
Antarctic Peninsula
25 Nov '21
Antarctic Peninsula
26 Nov '21
Antarctic Peninsula
27 Nov '21
Antarctic Peninsula
28 Nov '21 At sea    
29 Nov '21 At sea    
30 Nov '21
South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
01 Dec '21
South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
02 Dec '21
South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
03 Dec '21
South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
04 Dec '21
South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
05 Dec '21 At sea    
06 Dec '21 At sea    
07 Dec '21
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
08 Dec '21
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
09 Dec '21 At sea    
10 Dec '21
Ushuaia, Argentina

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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

DAY 1: Overnight Hotel in Buenos Aires
Settle into the Alvear Art Hotel (or similar) before seeing the city’s Beaux-Arts palaces and the famous balcony associated with Eva Perón. Or check into the Mandarin Oriental Santiago (or similar) before our guided overview of this vibrant city backed by the inspiring Andes. (L)

DAY 2: Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina/Embark Ship
Today we fly by private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. This morning’s charter flight will bring us over Patagonia before landing in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. If the weather is fine, you’ll have a chance to view the spectacular mountains rising out of the Beagle Channel as you enjoy lunch on a catamaran cruise. Then, you’ll embark the expedition ship and set sail, (B,L,D)

DAY 3: At Sea
You’ll awake this morning into your journey across the Drake Passage. Lying between Cape Horn and the Antarctic Peninsula, the Drake holds a unique place in maritime lore. The Drake Passage is unforgettable-a milestone in any adventurer’s personal travel history—with time to hear talks preparing you for the exciting days ahead.. (B,L,D)

DAY 4-9: Antarctica
With long hours of daylight, we make the most of our days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding islands. Our schedule is flexible, allowing us to take advantage of the unexpected. We’ll spend these days exploring the “White Continent” via Zodiac, kayak and on foot, and using our arsenal of tools for exploration. (B,L,D)

DAY 10-11: At Sea
As we voyage, head up to the Bridge to watch for icebergs and observe expert navigation at work as our skilled Captain and officers sail these historic waters. There’ll also be time to enjoy a massage in the wellness center, workout in the gym, and browse in the library. Each day our naturalists offer talks that add depth to your experience. (B,L,D)

DAY 12-16: South Georgia Island
Explore the spectacular coastline of South Georgia Island. In keeping with the nature of an expedition, our schedule is flexible with opportunities for walking, hiking, kayaking and Zodiac excursions, making stops every day as we leisurely circumnavigate the island. Teeming wildlife and breathtaking scenery greet our ship as our Zodiacs make landfall. We plan to visit Grytviken, part of the extraordinary story of the Endurance and the final resting place of Sir Ernest Shackleton, as well as Stromness Bay where Shackleton, Tom Crean and Frank Worsley finally reached aid at a whaling station. See huge elephant seals, and, on a single beach, you will visit a vast colony of tens of thousands of king penguins! (B,L,D)

DAY 17-18: At Sea
Whales beneath, birds above, as you continue on. Our naturalists will prepare us for the exciting days ahead with presentations on the wildlife and history of the Falkland Islands. (B,L,D)

DAY 19-20: Falkland Islands
The Falklands boast the largest albatross colony in the world, irresistible Magellanic penguins in their burrows amid the green tussock grass and herds of enormous elephant seals. Stroll the photogenic tin-roofed, Victorian-style houses of Port Stanley. Visit the Anglican Cathedral with its organic archway of whalebones, and the Falkland Islands Museum. (B,L,D)

DAY 21: At Sea
On our final day at sea, enjoy one last chance to view the marine and bird life of these southern waters. Toast our epic voyage at a festive farewell dinner. (B,L,D)

DAY 22: Disembark Ushuaia/Fly to Buenos Aires
After breakfast, we disembark in Ushuaia with some time to explore before proceeding to the airport for our LAN charter flight to Buenos Aires. (Day 22: B,L)

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