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Experience the remote natural beauty of the seventh continent and spectacular wildlife on this unforgettable adventure

With its vast unspoilt scenery, extreme climate conditions, roaming icebergs and magnificent marine life, Antarctica is a destination like no other. This voyage to the virtually uninhabited seventh continent promises to be an unforgettable adventure.

You'll start your journey in Buenos Aires, Argentina's bustling capital, where you'll have the warm spring evening to explore the 'Paris of South America'. Then it's on to Ushuaia, in Argentina's southernmost region, Tierra Del Fuego, where you'll realise why the city is nicknamed 'the End of the World', to embark your state-of-the-art custom-built expedition ship MS Fridtjof Nansen.

You'll then leave the southern tip of the Americas and glide through the icy waters of Drake Passage to the Arctic Peninsula and gaze out at seas that are home to whales, pods of orcas and seals.

Looking back you'll see 'the End of the World' disappear over the horizon as you approach skyscraper-sized icebergs rising up out of the waters before you. The next five days will be spent in Antarctica, which never fails to inspire awe and wonder, with white horizons above oceans full of icebergs and whales.

Your Expedition Team will lead ice-cruising and landings at every opportunity to go ashore and explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. From the deck, there are great chances to spot whales and huge colonies of penguins.

Plus, book before 30 June, 2022 to enjoy free return flights from London to Buenos Aires**.

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Price includes

  • Return flights from London
  • Overnight stay in Buenos Aires, including breakfast
  • Return flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • 11-day premium comfort cruise on MS Fridtjof Nansen in a cabin of your choice***
  • Up to five meals a day with wine, beer and soft drinks provided during lunch and dinner
  • English-speaking expedition team and range of included excursions
  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats in Antarctica
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket and reusable water bottle
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and Wi-Fi
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all activity equipment

Availability

From
Tue, Tue, Feb 15, 2022
To
Sat, Sat, Feb 26, 2022
Duration
12 Days
Price per person
£5,995*

* Price based on two sharing category RS cabin. Single supplement on request. **Free economy flights, flight upgrade available at a supplement, offer is subject to availability for bookings made before 30 June 2022. ***20% deposit required to secure your cabin. Offer subject to availability dependent on availability at the time of enquiry. TS Tours acting as an agent for Hurtigruten ATOL 3584. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Hurtigruten, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    This 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´ for yourself on a warm spring or summer day or extend your stay with an optional Pre-Programme to explore wild Patagonia.

  2. Day
    2
    Ushuaia
    Ushuaia, Argentina

    Fly early in the morning to Ushuaia, where MS Fridtjof Nansen awaits. Once on board, we kick off our journey with a welcome dinner.

    Accommodation - MS Fridtjof Nansen
    Meals - Dinner
  3. Days
    3-4
    Crossing the Drake Passage
    Drake Passage, Antarctica

    Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the famed Drake Passage. During the voyage south, the Expedition Team starts the lecture programme, giving you information about Antarctica's fascinating history and environmental science. You'll also learn how to make your visit as safe and as sustainable as possible and you'll join Citizen Science programmes to help collect data for current scientific research. This is also a good opportunity to enjoy all the amenities of your advanced hybrid powered expedition ship.

    Accommodation - MS Fridtjof Nansen
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Days
    5-9
    Antarctica
    General Bernardo O'Higgins Base, Antarctica

    Antarctica never fails to inspire awe and wonder, with white horizons above oceans full of icebergs and whales. Perhaps even more awe-inspiring will be your first encounter with the huge colonies of penguins.

    The Expedition Team will lead ice-cruising and landings at every opportunity to come ashore and explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. From deck, there are great chances to spot whales. Of course, this is true wilderness, so nature is in charge, but our experienced captain will work with the elements to create the best possible itinerary for your adventure.

    You will attempt landings at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula and aim to bring you to the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife on display in this pristine wilderness.

    Wherever we explore, the sights and sounds and of Antarctica are sure to stay with you for a lifetime!

    Accommodation - MS Fridtjof Nansen
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Days
    10-11
    Sail back to Ushuaia
    Drake Passage, Antarctica

    After exploring this exhilarating continent, you set course back to civilisation. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun in the Science Center or just relaxing on deck, spotting the many sea birds which follow the ship.

    Accommodation - MS Fridtjof Nansen
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    12
    Fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Our expedition cruise ends as we reach Ushuaia, and we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. For more adventure, you can extend your stay in Buenos Aires or join an optional Post-Programme to the magnificent Iguazu waterfalls.

MS Fridtjof Nansen

MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten's fleet of custom built ships - and the next generation expedition ship. Featuring Hurtigruten's revolutionary battery hybrid powered propulsion system, MS Fridtjof Nansen combines state-of-the-art technology with Hurtigruten's 125 years of experience exploring unparalleled destinations.

Style & Character

The stunning scenery is reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool are used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas.

Facilities & Services

After a day of exploring new destinations, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the elegant Explorer Lounge, a large gym and wellness center, or enjoy the scenery and sunsets on the massive in- and outdoor Observation Decks with the aft infinity pool and hot tubs as one of the highlights.

The core of the onboard experience is the Nansen Science Center, a venue where guests and crew meet to create a deeper understanding of the areas you explore together. Each expedition voyage is accompanied by a hand-picked team of highly experienced, passionate and knowledgeable specialists. The Expedition Team will be your guides and guardians on your voyage of exploration, instructing you on safety, sustainability and science.

The ship also has a variety of custom-built expedition equipment, including kayaks, a fleet of Blueye underwater drones and Expedition Boats for safe landings in remote areas.

Cabins

All cabins are outside, half have private balconies, and aft suites feature private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views.

Expedition Suite: large, well-appointed cabins with expansive windows. Most have balconies. Some have a private outdoor hot tub. Flexible sleeping arrangements with comfortable sofas, sitting areas and TV. Can accomodate up to four people. Expedition suites are exclusively in upper and mid-deck locations.

Arctic Superior: comfortable, roomy accommodation with flexible sleeping arrangements, sofa beds, TV. Most have balconies.

Polar Outside: primarily on the middle decks with windows. Most are spacious and have flexible sleeping arrangements and TVs. Can accommodate two to four passengers.

Food & Drink

MS Fridtjof Nansen's three restaurants host a variety of dining options, with menus drawn from the rich Norwegian and Nordic tradition, as well as international cuisine and local inspiration.

Whether enjoying your meal at Aune Main Dining, the informal Fredheim, or the specialty restaurant Lindstrøm, you will indulge in low key yet refined, modern Norwegian Nordic cooking.

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Availability

From
Tue, Tue, Feb 15, 2022
To
Sat, Sat, Feb 26, 2022
Duration
12 Days
Price per person
£5,995*

* Price based on two sharing category RS cabin. Single supplement on request. **Free economy flights, flight upgrade available at a supplement, offer is subject to availability for bookings made before 30 June 2022. ***20% deposit required to secure your cabin. Offer subject to availability dependent on availability at the time of enquiry. TS Tours acting as an agent for Hurtigruten ATOL 3584. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Hurtigruten, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

Call now to book 02039934304
Quote ref: HEARST ANTARCTICA