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Cruise Overview

On this amazing adventure you will experience South America, Patagonia, the Falkland Islands and Antarctica. See penguins, seals and whales, take hikes on the frozen continent and kayak among icebergs. And on board, you can take advantage of the Science Center for exciting lectures and workshops, all designed to enhance your trip.

  • Antarctica & Falkland Islands Cruise
  • Hurtigruten
  • MS Midnatsol
  • Antarctica
  • 25 October 2019
  • 19 nights
  • Montevideo
  • CDT29572
  • Cruise and Stay

      Included in this Package

    • International scheduled flights from London and all domestic flights.
    • 16 Nights’ full board accommodation aboard MS Fridtjof Nansen
    • One hotel night in Montevideo before the voyage including breakfast and sightseeing tour
    • Transfers in Montevideo
    • Transfer ship to airport in Ushuaia
    • Economy flight Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
    • 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 accompanies landings and activities

1 London Heathrow Airport / London

Fly overnight from London to Montevideo.

2 Montevideo

Transfer to your pre-cruise hotel. Overnight, Montevideo

3 Montevideo

Montevideo City Tour on your way to the pier. Embark MS Fridtjof Nansen. Depart Montevideo

4 At Sea

Enjoy the first day on board! The Expedition team will start the lecture program covering history and the great explorers, marine biology, wildlife, oceanography and climate change. Spend some time on deck and enjoy the sun and the warm temperatures and look out for wildlife as you make your way south.

5 At Sea
6 Puerto Madryn

The first highlight on this expedition is our visit to the Valdez Peninsula. This is a nature reserve that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated on Argentina's barren eastern Patagonian coast, this oddly shaped peninsula is home to some of the country's most dramatic wildlife habitats, with elephant seals, Magellan penguins, the southern right whale and a great variety of birds. Puerto Madryn is known as the gateway to whales, penguins and Welsh traditions.

7 At Sea
8 Falkland Islands

Arrive the Falkland Islands, you will experience everything from red buses and English pubs in the capital Stanley to penguins, hikes in the hills or along the coastline or kayaking clear waters. New Island is an adorable inlet, with sandy white beaches and turquoise waters. It could easily be mistaken for a Caribbean island, if the sun was a little stronger. Pass an old shipwreck on your way ashore to enjoy a day amongst penguins and seals. While you are here, you can join several excursions like history tours, bird watching tours, nature walks and even a scenic plane tour where you can discover the Falklands by air in a classic island-hopping aircraft.

9 Falkland Islands
10 Falkland Islands
11 At Sea

Cruising Drakes Passage Days at sea are full of activity. By now, the Expedition team will probably have convinced everybody on board that science is fun! Once you have crossed the Antarctic Convergence, you will notice that the air becomes crisper and colder. From deck, you might start seeing icebergs in the water, maybe whales as well.

12 At Sea

Cruising the Drakes Passage

13 Antarctic Experience

Antarctica is sure to overwhelm you. Endless white horizons, oceans are full of glorious icebergs and whales. Maybe even more awe-inspiring will be your meeting with the huge colonies of penguins. They are not afraid of humans; you can look forward to true close encounters with this most charming of bird species. Come ashore to explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. From deck, there are great chances to spot whales. Enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, old whaling stations and relics

14 Antarctic Experience

You are in one of the most remote areas of the world and the sensations are non-stop. You will land several times for unforgettable experiences. Among the locations you may visit are Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbour and Cuverville Island, home to a large colony of Gentoo penguins. Neko Harbour is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay, and Paradise Harbour got its descriptive name from the whalers who came here long ago. When the storms were at their worst, this is where they came to seek shelter. The high glacier walls in Wilhelmina Bay convey the mighty power of ice, from calving glacier fronts to floating ice.

15 Antarctic Experience
16 At Sea

Cruising Drakes Passage After exhilarating days in Antarctica and the Falklands, the final days on board are spent crossing the Drake Passage. Spend time with new friends and the Expedition team, enjoy the farewell dinner on the last evening.

17 At Sea

Cruising Drakes Passage

18 Ushuaia

Arriving in Ushuaia, it’s time to say goodbye. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires and onto London

19 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

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

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