DAY 1-2: U.S./Fly To Buenos Aires, Argentina/Overnight Depart on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires. Check in to the Caesar Park Hotel (MGallery). This seductive city set along the Rio de La Plata has been the gateway to Argentina for centuries. We have a guided overview, seeing its Beaux Arts palaces, grand boulevards and the famous balcony forever associated with Eva Peron. DAY 3: Buenos Aires/Ushuaia, Argentina/Embark Ship This morning’s charter flight offers some rare views of Patagonia en route to Ushuaia, the world,™s southernmost city. Take a catamaran cruise through Patagonia,™s scenic Beagle Channel before embarking our ship. (B,L,D) DAY 4: At Sea Awake well into our journey across the Drake Passage 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 5-6: 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 7-8: At Sea Whales beneath, birds above, as you head to legendary South Georgia Island. Our naturalists will prepare us for the exciting days ahead with presentations on the wildlife of South Georgia, and, of course, the inspiring story of Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance. (B,L,D) DAY 9-13: South Georgia Island This is the final resting place for explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and we’ll hoist a toast at his gravesite. Teeming wildlife and breathtaking scenery greet our ship. Hundreds of Antarctic fur seals are on hand as our Zodiacs make landfall. And at a vast penguin colony you’ll be surrounded by 200,000 king penguins! (B,L,D) DAY 14-15: At Sea As we voyage south, 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 16-20: 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 sail through the incomparable Lemaire Channel and land on the White Continent,, exploring via Zodiac, kayak and on foot, and using our arsenal of tools for exploration. (B,L,D) DAY 21-22: At Sea As we sail back to Ushuaia, an albatross or two may join the escort of seabirds that cross our bow. There’s time to share photos with the onboard National Geographic photographer, catch up on the book you haven’t had a minute to read, and write emails home, saying don’t want this to end., (B,L,D) DAY 23-24: Ushuaia/Disembark/Buenos Aires/U.S. Disembark in Ushuaia with time to explore before our charter flight to Buenos Aires. Continue on an overnight flight to the U.S. (B,L) 1 – 24 Please note: All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting. Extensions Buenos Aires PRE-TRIP / 2 DAYS / FROM $1,560 Before embarking on your expedition take time to explore one of the world,™s most intriguing cities. See its famous architecture, explore the most interesting neighborhoods, visit top museums, and take in a tango performance on an extension curated to provide the very best that Buenos Aires has to offer. Easter Island POST-TRIP / 4 DAYS / FROM $2,990 Walk among the sentinels of a long lost culture in on one of the most mysterious islands on Earth. See the 100-ton stone statues, all that’s left of the ancient Rapa Nui culture that grew in isolation. Iguazu Falls POST-TRIP / 3 DAYS / FROM $2,490 Taller than Niagara and twice as wide, Iguazu Falls is situated in a beautiful subtropical forest, home to more than 450 species of birds, including toucans and parrots, and butterflies, orchids, and endangered jaguars.