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Get ready for a rare adventure! From Ushuaia you cross the Drake Passage and sail on to an unforgettable exploration of Antarctica. Meet penguins up close and touch icebergs with your bare hands. On board there is so much to do: Science Center, exciting lectures, and more, all designed to enhance your trip.

  • Antarctica – Highlights of the Frozen Continent
  • Hurtigruten
  • MS Midnatsol
  • Antarctica
  • 20 February 2020
  • 15 nights
  • Ushuaia
  • CDT29569
  • Cruise and Stay

      Included in this Package

    • International scheduled flights from London
    • 11 night Hurtigruten Expedition in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
    • One hotel night in Buenos Aires before the voyage including breakfast
    • Transfers in Buenos Aires
    • Return economy flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
    • Transfers in Ushuaia including an orientation tour
    • Wind- and water-resistant jacket
    • Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
    • Professional English-speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompany landings and activities

1 London Heathrow Airport / London

Fly overnight from London to Buenos Aires

2 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Transfer on arrival to your hotel. This afternoon there is a chance to join an optional city tour (Additional charge)

3 Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Buenos Aires) /

Transfer to the airport and fly to Ushuaia. Transfer to the port, embark MS Fridtjorf Nansen.

4 Ushuaia

Cruising the Drake Passage Prepare yourself for Antarctica as you cross the infamous Drake Passage and trust us - it will overwhelm you! MS Fridtjof Nansen is designed specially to bring polar exploration to all ages and learning levels. There will also be several lectures on the surrounding environment; films about Antarctica and the Activity Center will be providing the latest technology for preserving your memories. This will be the heart of the expedition community, where you gather for talks, recaps and spontaneous events, mingle and share stories.

5 At Sea

Cruising the Drake Passage

6 Antarctic Experience

You are now in one of the most remote areas on earth! There have been spectacular photo opportunities so far, but Antarctica itself is in a whole different category. Come ashore to explore the breath taking Antarctic scenery and to come close to penguins and seals. You will feel like a real explorer from the moment you set foot on the endless expanse of snow and ice. From the deck there will be ample opportunities to sight whales.

7 Antarctic Experience

Enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, old whaling stations and relics. Trust us when we say that every second of this journey has something new to offer. One of the highlights of the South Shetlands is Deception Island. When you sail into the natural harbour of this volcanic island, you will see an abandoned whaling station known as Hektor and a derelict British base.

8 Antarctic Experience

Enjoy a visit to Half Moon Island, a staggeringly photogenic island blessed with some of the most beautiful Antarctic scenery imaginable, or Yankee Harbour, with its large colony of Gentoo penguins, estimated to be 4,000 breeding pairs. Cuverville Island is home to another of the largest known colonies of Gentoo penguins. Neko Harbour is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay.

9 Antarctic Experience

Paradise Harbour got its descriptive name from the whalers during the last century. Wilhelmina Bay has stunning scenery and is often called “Whale-mina Bay”, because of the large number of humpback whales spotted here in December.

10 Antarctic Experience

Next day, you get to feel the salt and wind as you cruise between the sea ice, looking for leopard seals taking a snooze on the ice. Third day, kayaking or a longer hike or walk. Back on board there are activities that will satisfy a whole range of interests in the explorer room. The on board photographer will show you the basics of expedition photography.

11 Antarctic Experience

Join gatherings where the various members of the expedition team recount the day’s activities, make presentations, and the expedition leader discusses the next day’s plan. These gatherings are great opportunities for sharing and shared memory making and mingling with the expedition community.

12 At Sea

Cruising the Drake Passage Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun in the Activity Center or just relaxing on deck.

13 At Sea

Cruising the Drake Passage

14 Ushuaia

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires and onto London

15 London Heathrow Airport / London

Arrive in London

* Prices are per person based on two adults sharing. Prices may change at any time without notice.

What's Included

  • Full Board Cruise & Taxes
  • Pre Cruise Hotel Stay
  • Scheduled Flights


  • 20-Nov-2019
    Antarctica – Highlights of the Frozen Continent
    £5899
  • 01-Dec-2019
    Antarctica – Highlights of the Frozen Continent
    £5899
  • 02-Mar-2020
    Antarctica – Highlights of the Frozen Continent
    £6379
* Prices are per person based on two adults sharing. Prices may change at any time without notice.
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