SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
Some of those travelling to Antarctica with Terra Nova expeditions, which make the crossing from Ushuaia to the Antarctic Peninsula in late February, will have the pleasure of sleeping in cabins named after two famous figures of the Shackleton story.
One is the 'Shackleton cabin, named after Sir Ernest Shackleton himself; the other is the 'Piloto Pardo', named after the commander of the Yelcho, the Chilean naval ship with which Shackleton was able to rescue his team of men stranded on Elephant Island.
The Shackleton Cabin costs just US$ 5.900, rather more than the Amundsen Cabin at US$ 4.900. However both are pipped by the Piloto Pardo Cabin at US$ 7.500, and even he by the Cape Horn Cabin (US$ 8.400). The company is German-managed and operates from Vino del Mar and Santiago in Chile.
Passengers travel on the MV Antarctic Dream from Ushuaia through the Drake Passage, visit King George Island (the largest of the South Shetlands), Potter Bay an Aitcho Island. First landing is at Neko bay, discovered by the Belgian explorer de Gerlache (se below), and continues to Port Lockroy, thew Lemaire Channel, Cuverville Island and Deception Island (the largest active volcano in the area at the northwest side of the Peninsula) and Livingstone Island, one of the Antarctic's best bird havens.