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Cruise to the white continent on a specially-designed expedition ship to see unforgettable wildlife and dramatic landscapes

Antarctica is a continent like no other. Untamed and unspoilt, this icy wilderness is home to jaw-dropping scenery, extreme climate conditions, roaming icebergs and magnificent marine life.

Join us on an adventure cruise on board custom-built expedition ship MS Fridtjof Nansen and you'll see for yourself why those who visit Antarctica carry the memories with them for a lifetime.

You'll be joined onboard by an expert, English-speaking expedition team of passionate specialists and modern-day explorers. Your expert team will tailor your excursions in Antarctica, where unpredictable weather and ice conditions mean that each expedition is different.

You can look forward to landings and ice cruises, kayaking among the icebergs, and spotting breaching whales and huddles of penguins.

You'll have one day to spend in Buenos Aires before your cruise begins, where you can spend the day exploring the 'Paris of South America', admiring its elegant architecture, tasting its fine red wine and steak, or watching some dramatic tango.

Then it's on to Ushuaia, in Argentina's southernmost region, Tierra Del Fuego, where you'll soon see why this city is nicknamed 'the End of the World'. Here you'll embark your state-of-the-art ship, MS Fridtjof Nansen, to begin your cruise.

Your days at sea are full of opportunities for learning more about the white continent. Visit the Science Centre to learn from the expedition team, listen to insightful lectures about the science of Antarctica and the threat it faces from climate change, or find some peace and quiet in the library to read in your own time.

While your cruise is all about adventure, there are still opportunities to relax while at sea. MS Fridtjof has an onboard spa, desktop hot tubs and an infinity pool, three restaurants and a stylish bar with floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Price includes

  • International flights to Buenos Aires
  • Return flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Overnight hotel stay in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, with breakfast
  • Transfers between Ushuaia airport and the ship, including a brief tour of the town
  • 11 nights on MS Fridtjof Nansen in a cabin of your choice (upgardes at a surcharge)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • English-speaking expedition team
  • In-depth lectures on a variety of topics from the expedition team
  • Use of the ship's Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Professional onboard photographer to give tips on your landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship's hot tubs, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms and outdoor running track
  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats while in Antarctica
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, expedition jacket and all equipment for activities
  • £910 discount per couple exclusively for readers*

Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Dec 1, 2023
To
Thu, Thu, Dec 14, 2023
Duration
14 Days
Price per person
£6,399*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a lead in cabin, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement on request. Deposit: 20% plus flights. Price includes discounts, subject to availability. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our overseas trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours Ltd (ATOL bonded) and Hurtigruten.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Depart UK
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    You'll catch your flight from the UK to Argentina as your adventure begins.

  2. Day
    2
    Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Your trip begins with a day in Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital of Argentina. Home to a proud and diverse community of porteños, or 'people of the port', the city blends faded European splendour and Latin American panache.

    There are seemingly endless places to explore in the city, including the many parrillas serving deliciously authentic Argentine steak. You might choose to practise your dance moves in the famous hometown of tango, or simply sit back with a glass of Malbec and watch the experts perform.

  3. Day
    3
    Ushuaia
    Ushuaia, Argentina

    Your Antarctic adventure begins with an early morning flight to Ushuaia. This bustling port is the capital of Argentina's Tierra del Fuego province. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Martial Glacier, Ushuaia vies for the title of the world's southernmost city.

    It's here that you'll board your home for the week, the hybrid-powered expedition ship, MS Fridtjof Nansen, specially designed for exploring polar waters.

    After a briefing from your expert, English-speaking expedition team, you'll have time to settle into your cabin and explore the comforts and amenities on board. Later, you'll join your expedition team and fellow adventurers for a welcome dinner.

    Meals - Dinner
  4. Days
    4-5
    Crossing the Drake Passage
    Drake Passage, Antarctica

    On the two-day crossing through the Drake Passage, the expedition team will equip you with all you need to make the most of your polar expedition.

    There's plenty to keep you busy while at sea. You can spend time in the onboard Science Centre and listen to experts talk passionately about Antarctica's history, the science beneath the ice, and the impact of climate change.

    There's also plenty of time to relax and meet your fellow adventurers. You might head to the pool for an invigorating swim or to the spa for an indulgent treatment. And make sure to look out for icebergs, whales and albatrosses as you sail.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Days
    6-10
    Antarctica
    Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    After two days at sea, you'll arrive on the white continent. Surrounded by looming glaciers and icebergs the size of floating cathedrals, Antarctica will fill you with wonder.

    Whales begin to arrive in greater numbers by December and January. This is also when the first penguin chicks hatch and seeing the clumsy clumps of feathers run around is always a charming sight. February and March are the peak of whale-watching opportunities, when large amounts of krill lure them to the area.

    You'll join the expedition team on landings and ice cruises, all included as part of your expedition. If weather conditions allow, you may even get a chance to go kayaking among the icebergs. Back on board, the expedition team will continue their lectures, helping you grow your knowledge of the frozen continent.

    Over five magical days, you'll experience this other-worldly place in a way that will stay with you for a lifetime.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Days
    11-12
    Crossing the Drake Passage
    Drake Passage, Antarctica

    As your exhilarating Antarctic adventure comes to an end, you'll have time to learn more about the continent and recuperate as you cross the Drake Passage back to Ushuaia. If you have more questions about what you've seen, head to the Science Centre, where the expedition team will be ready to chat about your experiences.

    A trip to the onboard gym and sauna may help you to relax after an adrenaline-filled few days.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    13
    Ushuaia
    Ushuaia, Argentina

    Today, you'll arrive back in Ushuaia, where your expedition draws to a close. From here, you'll take your charter flight back to Buenos Aires. As you leave this beautiful region behind, you'll take lasting memories of everything you've seen and done, the importance of these precious habitats, and the positive experiences of sustainable expedition travel.

  8. Day
    14
    Arrive in the UK
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

Accommodation

MS Fridtjof Nansen

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Cruise ship

MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom-built ships – and the next generation expedition ship. Named after Norwegian explorer, scientist, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen, feature a variety of custom built expedition equipment, including kayaks, a fleet of Blueye underwater drones and Expedition Boats for safe landings in remote areas.

Relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas feature elegant Scandinavian interior design. All cabins are outside, half have private balconies, and aft suites will feature private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views.

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Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Dec 1, 2023
To
Thu, Thu, Dec 14, 2023
Duration
14 Days
Price per person
£6,399*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a lead in cabin, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement on request. Deposit: 20% plus flights. Price includes discounts, subject to availability. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our overseas trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours Ltd (ATOL bonded) and Hurtigruten.

Call now to book 02039934304
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