We always wanted to go to Antarctica. One has to be old enough to afford and young enough to do it. It was our time. After much research we decided on the Spirit of Shackleton with G adventures. The staff , crew were all exceptional. Jonathan Greene our expedition leader made sure we were safe and all lectures and naturalists were amazing. I would highly recommend. We visited the Falkland Island, S Georgia island, the Antarctic peninsula, Shakletons grave and had a toast. The albatross were stupendous as well as whales, multiple species of penguins, terns, and seals. It was a lot of work but so worth while. The food and food staff were outstanding. The ship had new engines and the captain most adept at getting through the ice. There was a bar and entertainment which we frequented with an excellent musician and music. If considering Antarctica definitely consider G Adventures.