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Setting sail from King George Island
The relative proximity of King George Island to South America, together with the fact that around 10% of the island is ice-free, means that there are several research stations clustered here, along with an airfield. It's the biggest island in the South Shetlands archipelago, and is also home to the world's most southerly Russian Orthodox church!
Antarctica: South Shetland Islands
Icy and remote, the South Shetland Islands are situated about 100 miles north of the Antarctic peninsula. The archipelago is home to a scattering of research stations, along with thousands of penguins, seals and sea lions, and you can still see the remains of Ernest Shackleton’s ship the ‘Endurance’ on the south west shore of Elephant Island.
Arriving in King George Island
Your home from home
The Ocean Adventurer is a veteran of polar expeditions, operating in the Arctic and Antarctica.
What we love
Formally the Sea Adventurer and built in Yugoslavia in 1976, the Ocean Adventurer underwent multi-million-dollar renovation in June 2017 when it was officially renamed. Accommodation is basic yet comfortable, with a TV and DVD player and private facilities in every cabin. The spacious forward facing lounge and bar, and window-lined dining room offer relaxing public spaces, whilst the fleet of zodiacs provides plenty of opportunity to explore ashore. For those feeling even more adventurous, hiking and snowshoeing are available on selected voyages, as is kayaking and even camping ashore, although space is limited for both of these activities and they carry an additional charge.
|Style||Relaxed and comfortable. Enjoy travelling with likeminded fellow guests.|
|Cruising Speed||12 knots|