In Shackleton’s Footsteps

Prices from / per person (US Dollars)


cruise features


20 Days / Premium / Small Ship (13-200)


Whales ● Mammals ● Birds


Lectures / Zodiac Cruising / Polar Plunge / Walking / Trips Ashore

Embarkation / Disembarkation

Ushuaia, Argentina / Ushuaia, Argentina

Cruise Partner/Vessel

Aurora Expeditions / M/V Greg Mortimer

Cruise Dates

March 16, 2025 – April 4, 2025



13 to 23

Expedition Members

71 to 80

Staff / Crew


Passenger / Expedition Ratio


Shore Landings/Day*

These are approximate numbers and should be confirmed for each trip
* Except sea days

Trip Summary

Follow in the footsteps of ‘the Boss’ on this quintessential polar voyage, from the serene ice of the deep south to the subantarctic wildlife paradise of South Georgia. Experience the Antarctic Peninsula and set foot on the continent before making your way north to the spectacular Antarctic Sound, gateway to the Weddell Sea. Embrace the adventure as you voyage further east, navigating as far as possible into the Weddell Sea, where Shackleton’s Endurance met its fate. From here set a course to Elephant Island, the desolate outpost where Shackleton and his men finally made landfall after 497 days at sea. On the final leg of your voyage, follow the course of the James Caird across the Scotia Sea to South Georgia, where Shackleton’s voyage reached its remarkable conclusion. As you retrace the steps of this historic voyage, your expert expedition team will be by your side to enrich your journey with insights, wildlife-spotting tips and stories of Shackleton’s epic adventure.


Shuttle Transfer

Arrive in Ushuaia, where you will be met by a representative of Aurora Expeditions and transferred with your fellow expeditioners to your assigned pre-voyage hotel. On embarkation day, from the hotel you will be transferred to the pier.

vessel details

Specifications and Deck Plans

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optional activities

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