Highlights of the Frozen Continent

Hurtigruten Cruises
From
$6,263USD
p.p. in a Shared Cabin, Excludes Flights
Duration 12 days - 11 nights
Departure Buenos Aires, Argentina
Destinations Antarctic Peninsula
kayakers on the frozen continent

This classic Highlights of the Frozen Continent 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 FramMS 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.

Unsure if this Highlights of the Frozen Continent itinerary is right for you? Review our Antarctica destination overview for full details on seasonality, routes, ship selection, pricing, expedition inclusions and how North South Voyages can help make your Antarctica dream become reality.

Departures

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  • DateDec 18 - Dec 29, 2022
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeLarge (500 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingGood
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 2 Points
    From$7,114USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • DateJan 27 - Feb 07, 2023
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeLarge (500 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingGood
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 2 Points
    From$7,326USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • DateDec 08 - Dec 19, 2022
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeLarge (500 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingGood
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 2 Points
    From$6,263USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • DateDec 28, 2022 - Jan 08, 2023
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeLarge (500 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingGood
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 2 Points
    From$7,326USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • DateFeb 22 - Mar 05, 2023
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeLarge (500 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingGood
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 2 Points
    From$7,114USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • DateJan 07 - Jan 18, 2023
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeLarge (500 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingGood
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 2 Points
    From$7,114USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • DateJan 17 - Jan 28, 2023
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeLarge (500 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingGood
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 2 Points
    From$7,326USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • DateMar 04 - Mar 15, 2023
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeLarge (500 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingGood
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 2 Points
    From$6,688USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • DateNov 08 - Nov 19, 2022
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeLarge (500 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingGood
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 2 Points
    From$6,688USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • DateNov 18 - Nov 29, 2022
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeLarge (500 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingGood
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 2 Points
    From$6,688USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • DateNov 28 - Dec 09, 2022
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeLarge (500 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingGood
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 2 Points
    From$6,688USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • DateJan 02 - Jan 13, 2023
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeLarge (500 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingGood
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 2 Points
    From$7,114USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • DateMar 01 - Mar 12, 2023
    Duration12 days - 11 nights
    SizeLarge (500 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingGood
    Zodiacs & Embarkation15 Boats | 2 Points
    From$6,263USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Buenos Aires
Overnight Buenos Aires
Day 2
Flight to Ushuaia & embarkation
Day 3 - 4
Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 5 - 9
Antarctica - Another World!
Day 10 - 11
Crossing the Drake Passage: Heading back to civilisation
Day 12
Disembarkation & flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

Itinerary

Inclusions:

  • 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

Exclusions:

  • International flights
  • 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
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Extra expenses (laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable

Optional Extras:

  • Kayaking near icebergs, seals, and penguins
  • Camping ashore near penguins
  • Guided hikes to scenic viewpoints or wildlife habitats
  • Snowshoeing through pristine snow fields
  • Polar plunge

*Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates.