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Antarctica - Exploring the Frozen Continent 2020-2021

17 days with Hurtigruten   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
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Day 1: Buenos Aires
Your adventure starts with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of Argentina. Spend the evening at your leisure and discover “Paris of South America” on a warm spring/summer day, or extend your stay with an optional pre- and/or post-cruise Land Adventure to explore Wild Patagonia.
 
Day 2: Buenos Aires / Ushuaia
Fly early in the morning to Ushuaia, where MS Fridtjof Nansen awaits. Once onboard, we start our journey with a welcome dinner.
 
Day 3-4: Drake Passage
Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross famed Drake Passage. MS Fridtjof Nansen is designed to make polar exploration a pleasure for all ages and learning levels. There will be lectures on the environment, films about Antarctica in the Science Center, and the ship offers a pool, hot tubs and a wellness center to enrich your journey.
 
Day 5-14: Antarctica
Welcome to the most remote place on Earth! Our expedition team will lead you on ice-cruisings and landings to come ashore to explore breathtaking Antarctic scenery and come closer to penguins, seals and ice.
 
Antarctica inspires awe. Ninety percent of the world´s ice is here, more than 13,000 ft thick in some places. In winter, sea ice virtually doubles the size of the continent. In summer, it is a fertile breeding ground for millions of penguins, whales and seals.
 
This 10 day exploration cruise ensures an unforgettable Antarctica experience with lots of landings and activities.
 
This is true wilderness, and our experienced captain works with the elements to create the best possible itinerary for your expedition cruise.
 
We will land as often as possible, on the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, and sail through the world-famous Lemaire Channel before venturing further south to Marguerite Bay to hopefully cross the legendary Antarctic Circle.
 
Every moment in Antarctica is full of rich experiences. There are icebergs of every shape and color, magnificent glaciers, vast horizons and astonishing encounters with fearless  Antarctic wildlife.
 
An expedition cruise here is an amazing experience that is hard to sum up in a few short words. A well-known quote from a veteran Antarctic traveler coins it: “If you can describe Antarctica with words, you have probably never been there.”

Day 15-16: Drake Passage
After exploring this exhilarating continent, we set course back to civilization. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun and learning in the Science Center or enjoying the many onboard amenities.
 
Day 17: Ushuaia / Buenos Aires
Our adventure ends as we arrive in Ushuaia, and we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. From there, you can extend your trip by joining one of our optional post-cruise Land Adventures.
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All This Included
This exciting expedition cruise ventures far into the breathtaking scenery of the South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, and as far south as the Antarctic Circle. Discover the rich wildlife and stunning icescapes of the most remote place on Earth, and enjoy ice-cruising and landing activities led by our expert expedition team.
  • Hurtigruten expedition cruise in the cabin grade of your choice
  • One hotel night in Buenos Aires before the voyage including breakfast
  • Transfer hotel to airport in Buenos Aires
  • Coach-class flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Transfers in Ushuaia including one orientation tour
EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ADVENTURE
  • A rich program of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including ice-cruising and landings with the expedition team 
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team - an international, handpicked team of highly educated experts in various academic fields with profound knowledge of the regions we sail in 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket   
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities 
ENGAGING ONBOARD ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATION
  • In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience  
  • Explorer Science program, with educational and Citizen Science activities that inform you about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research 
  • Introductory photo lecture, including camera adjustments and tips and tricks
  • Photos and film/video footage from the voyage shared in the Expedition Logbook
  • Casual opportunities to engage with the expedition team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  •  A farewell event  
  • Opportunities to dine and interact with the expedition team and officers
  • Destination-focused onboad library 
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
PREMIUM ONBOARD COMFORT
  • All meals including beverages (beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all ship restaurants
  • Coffee and tea included throughout the day
  • Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner 
  • Fredheim restaurant meals included 
  • A la carte restaurant (only for suite guests) 
  • Gym, outdoor hot tubs and sauna with windows
  • Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track 
  • Free Wi-fi onboard for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • No gratuities expected  
Highlights
  • Enjoy 10 full days of adventure in Antarctica
  • Be one of the few who venture as far south as the Antarctic Circle
  • Seize the chance to see incredible wildlife: penguins, whales, seals, albatross and many more
  • Explore with ice-cruising, landings and more led by our expedition team 
Accommodations
Buenos Aires: To be determined
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Fridtjof Nansen
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Not included: international flights, travel protection plan, luggage handling, optional excursions and gratuities
  • All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions.
  • All itineraries are subject to change.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.