This classic Highlights of Antarctica Antarctic expedition cruise is the perfect way to experience spectacular wildlife and natural beauty of the Antarctica Peninsula. Enjoy five full days in Antarctica with landings and ice-boat cruising, as well as chances to kayak, hike and much more as you explore this untouched landscape. Aboard the advanced hybrid powered expedition ships, you are in for an unforgettable adventure.
This itinerary is run by Hurtigruten Cruises who operate premium expeditions to Antarctica and many other regions of the world. On each of the purpose-built ships in their fleet, you will find modern facilities and equipment designed specifically to sail in remote waters. No matter which of their three ships you sail on – the MS Fram, MS Fridtjof Nansen, or the MS Roald Amundsen – expect fantastic service and wonderful expedition team.
North South Voyages Note: This Hurtigruten itinerary offers one of the most affordable options to explore the Antarctic Peninsula and is great value.
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Crossing the Drake Passage: Heading back to civilisation
Disembarkation & flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
Hurtigruten Expedition Cruise in cabin grade of your choice
One hotel night in Buenos Aires before the voyage including breakfast
Transfer hotel to airport in Buenos Aires
Return economy flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
Transfers in Ushuaia including one orientation tour
All meals including beverages (ship beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all restaurants)
Coffee and tea included throughout the day and an early riser and afternoon treat offered
Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes and the Citizen Science programme which allows guests to assist with live scientific research
A rich program of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including ice-cruising and onshore exploration with the Expedition Team
Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket
Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities
Free Wi-fi on board for all guests
No gratuities expected
Optional shore excursions with our local partners
Optional small-group adventures with our Expedition Team such as kayaking, camping, glacier walks, long hikes (availability contingent on weather conditions and safety)
Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area
Extra expenses (laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable
Kayaking near icebergs, seals, and penguins
Camping ashore near penguins
Guided hikes to scenic viewpoints or wildlife habitats
Snowshoeing through pristine snow fields
*Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates.