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All-inclusive Expedition Cruise to Antarctica and the Falklands

All-inclusive expedition with local flights, cruising, meals and more!
On this amazing bucket list holiday you'll get close to icebergs, go whale watching and see penguins — with chances to go hiking, kayaking, ice-cruising, and even camping on the Antarctic ice!
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15 nights
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About this holiday

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Your cruise at a glance
  • 16-day expedition cruise from Ushuaia to Antarctica and the Falkland Islands, with five days exploring Antarctica on included and optional activities.

  • Get close to icebergs, go whale watching and see penguins, with chances to go hiking, kayaking, ice-cruising, and even camping on the Antarctic ice.

  • Explore the scenic, sandy beaches and wildlife of the Falkland Islands and visit the charming capital, Stanley.

Sail iceberg-filled waters as we journey from Ushuaia to Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. Spot penguins, seals and whales along the way. As always, nature is in charge. We’ll monitor conditions to give you the best adventure possible, including kayaking, ice-cruising, whale-watching, hiking and more.

Explore the rolling green hills and white sands of the picturesque Falklands archipelago. A warm welcome awaits you in the capital Stanley. You’ll also visit the penguin and fur seal colonies that populate the shores.




  • Return flights in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia


  • Transfers from the hotel in Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires airport before the expedition cruise
  • Transfers between Ushuaia airport and the ship, including a brief tour of the town


  • Overnight in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, including breakfast

Expedition Cruise:

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • 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
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Please note there is very limited wifi and phone signal in the remote areas we travel to and streaming is not supported.

Onboard Activities:

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of our Science Centre, extensive library and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • Citizen Science programme where you can assist with live scientific research
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, infinity pool panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms and running track
  • Informal gatherings with a crew for daily briefings

Landing Activities:

  • Escorted landing with small expedition boats while in Antarctica
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you

Not included in your voyage:

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area


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Your expedition cruise will be onboard the MS Roald Amundsen

Named after the first man to cross Antarctica and to reach the South Pole, MS Roald Amundsen leads the way towards an even more sustainable way of travelling. The ship is specially constructed for voyages in polar waters. It serves as a comfortable base camp at sea – bringing adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.

The Polar Outside cabins are primarily on the middle decks with windows, most are spacious, have flexible sleeping arrangements and TV for excellent and high standard accommodation. Can accommodate two to four passengers.

Outside cabin on lower/middle deck

  • Larger cabins on middle decks. Most 20 square meters, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofa bed, TV. Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed.

Outside cabin on lower/middle decks

  • Cabins on middle decks. Double bed, TV.

Arctic Superior class cabins are comfortable and roomy accommodation and most have balconies. Flexible sleeping arrangements, sofa beds, TV and other features make this one of our most popular categories. Our Arctic Superior concept includes a kettle, tea and coffee. Can accommodate two to four passengers.

Outside cabin w/balcony

  • High deck cabins with balcony. Spacious cabins, different sizes, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofa bed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee.

These suites are large, well-appointed cabins with expansive windows and most have balconies. Some have a private outdoor hot tub. The suites feature flexible sleeping arrangements with comfortable sofas, sitting areas and TV. They can accommodate up to four passengers. Expedition suites are exclusively in upper and mid-deck locations. Our Expedition Suite concept includes a bathrobe, espresso maker, and more. An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.

XL Suite w/balcony

  • Extra Large Corner Suite with private balcony. Ship’s most spacious cabins with large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements, sofa bed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker.

Corner Suite with balcony

  • Aft Corner Suite with private balcony and hot tub. Various sizes, large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofa, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker.

XL Suite

  • Extra Large Corner Suite without balcony. Aft corner suite with sofa bed, flexible sleeping arrangements, large windows, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker.

Suite with balcony

  • Suites with private balcony, different sizes, top-high decks, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofa bed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker.

Corner Suite

  • Corner suite with large windows. Corner suite with large windows. Flexible sleeping arrangements, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. Without balcony.

Travel dates


Twin share from $12,735pp / Sole use from $17,826pp*

*​The above prices are based on 30 Nov 2023 & 24 Feb 2024 departures. Prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change or sell out at any time without notice.

2​023/24 Departures:

  • 2 Nov 2023
  • 1​6 Nov 2023
  • 3​0 Nov 2023
  • 1​4 Dec 2023
  • 2​4 Feb 2024

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to discuss pricing for your preferred travel dates and book your bucket list adventure to Antarctica!



Day 1 - The best of Buenos Aires

With its fusion of faded European splendour and Latin American panache, an overnight stay in Buenos Aires is the ideal way to start your Antarctic adventure. Why not arrive early to explore more or join our optional Pre-Programme to tour wild Patagonia.

Take in the beautiful architecture. Visit the beautiful opera house of Teatro Colón, the pretty-in-pink Casa Rosada, and the National Museum of Fine Arts, displaying works by Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso.

Explore the colourful street museum in La Boca with its buzzy markets and restaurants. Or take in a tango show before savouring delicious Argentinian beef in one of the city's steakhouses.

Day 2 - Setting sail from Ushuaia

Your adventure begins with an early morning flight to Ushuaia, where you'll meet your hybrid-powered expedition ship, MS Fridtjof Nansen, specially designed for sustainable cruising in polar waters.

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.

After a briefing from your 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 for a welcome dinner.

Day 3 - 4 Get set for Antarctica

As we cruise from Ushuia to Antarctica through the Drake Passage, the Expedition Team will equip you with all you need to make the most of your polar expedition.

Visit the onboard Science Center and find out what lies ahead. You'll learn about Antarctica’s history, wildlife and how we can protect this fragile Antarctic environment from the impact of climate change and plastic pollution. You can also find out about Citizen Science projects you can join.

There's plenty of time to relax so take an invigorating swim, unwind in the Wellness Spa, enjoy delicious cuisine or meet fellow adventurers in the Explorer Lounge.

Day 5 - 9 Antarctica: another world

Nothing quite prepares you for it. Surrounded by looming glaciers, and icebergs the size of floating cathedrals, Antarctica will fill you with wonder. Perhaps the most surprising part of Antarctica is the silence. It's a stillness that's broken every so often by the locals – the wildlife.

In the Antarctic summer, that might be penguins tending to their chicks; cormorants, sheathbills and egrets wheeling through the skies; or humpback whales and even orca feeding on the krill-rich waters. Antarctica is simply a place where nature is king and the rest of us, mere observers.

You’ll spend an exciting five days busily exploring several of the possible landing sites. Wherever we go and whatever we do, each day will offer something different and thrilling. 

You'll join the Expedition Team on landings and ice cruises, all included as part of your expedition. You can join optional activities that include memorable possibilities such as kayaking, snowshoeing, hiking and even camping in Antarctica.

Our lecture programme continues, providing you with fascinating insights in real time. You can take part in Citizen Science programmes like the HappyWhale project. Upload your whale pictures to help researchers track migration patterns and population health, where your precious memories will contribute to real conservation.

Day 10 - 11 The Drake Passage

As you savour your Antarctic experiences, prepare for more adventures ahead as we cruise towards the Falkland Islands. Your Expedition Team will brief you about the history and biology of the islands. In the Science Center, you can look through the microscope at the tiny krill and phytoplankton that sustains so much of the region's wildlife. Get tips from our professional photographer to improve your images, or join a workshop on wildlife painting and nautical knots.

You can also book a spa treatment, visit the gym, and enjoy the locally-sourced, regionally inspired dishes in our restaurants.

Day 12 - 14 Wildlife of the Falklands

The Falkland archipelago is filled with seamless horizons and white sands teeming with birdlife. The occasional farm dots the landscape. You’ll find grassy hills, wildflowers, sandy beaches and turquoise waters, in contrast to the vast whiteness of Antarctica. You'll also enjoy an included community walk of Stanley, taking in the Jubilee Villa Gardens, Christchurch Cathedral and the Historic Dockyard Museum. 

Our landings, hikes and excursions are, as always, guided by the conditions. We hope to visit penguin colonies, often found sharing space with fur seals, getting as close as we can without disturbing them.

Day 15 Our last day at sea

Your action-packed expedition cruise, taking in the wonders of Antarctica and the wildlife of the Falkland Islands, nears its end. As we sail the final leg to Ushuaia, enjoy your final day at sea.

Join the Expedition Team in the Science Center to examine special interests in more depth. Learn more about photography, or simply relax on deck, mulling over the highlights of a memorable adventure. And don't forget to contribute your findings to Citizen Science projects.

End the evening in the Explorer Lounge with the new friends you’ve made on your trip, sharing experiences over a relaxing drink.

Day 16 Ushuaia and Buenos Aires

Your expedition cruise ends in Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina’s southernmost province. From here, you’ll take a flight back to Buenos Aires, but it needn't be the end of your adventure.

If you’re not ready for the adventure to end just yet, why not join our optional Post-Programme to tour the magnificent Iguazu Falls. Summer is the best time to visit and it's a memorable way to wrap up your travels. Or you can stay and enjoy the sights of Buenos Aires before heading home.

Please note itinerary is subject to change.


  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Medical questionnaire is mandatory
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected

Supplier Book with Confidence policy* is back, giving you the peace of mind you want for your next adventure exploring the world. Change your voyage dates free of charge to sail later in 2022 or 2023. This can be for whatever reason unrelated to Covid-19. If Covid-19 affects your journey, rebook free of charge or cancel and receive a future cruise credit for a future cruise.

Do I need to bring my passport?

Yes. Please ensure that your passport is valid for more than six months after you return to your home country. Remember to check if you require a visa.

What currency should I bring on the trip?

On the Expedition ships, the currency used is Euros.

Argentinian pesos are used in Argentina, Chilean pesos are used in Chile. US dollars may be exchanged into local currency at either banks or Money Exchange kiosks, at the open market exchange rate of the day. Some shops might accept US cash, though this is not a common practice. You can also withdraw cash from ATM's using your credit card and PIN code.

When visiting the Falkland Islands, local pounds (FIP) are used as well as pound sterling. When landing in Antarctica, some bases do accept USD cash only. In Port Lockroy, the following currencies are accepted: GBP, USD, Euro, and major credit cards (for purchases above 100 USD).

Can we pay with cash and credit card on board?

We accept Visa, American Express, Diners or MasterCard and regret that our system does not support Maestro Card.

How do the landings operate in Antarctica?

All landings are dependent on the weather and ice conditions. Unfortunately, with the unpredictable weather in these polar zones, we can make no guarantees that landings will occur each and every day of your voyage.

What if there is a medical emergency?

In case of a medical emergency in Antarctica, the only method of evacuation is by plane to the city of Punta Arenas, Chile, as there are no hospital facilities in Antarctica. This is very expensive and dependent on favourable weather conditions. Therefore, comprehensive travel/health insurance policy that also covers medical evacuation is obligatory.

Are your ships wheelchair accessible?

We are happy to welcome guests who are not fully mobile and all ships (except MS Lofoten) have at least one cabin equipped for travellers using a wheelchair.

Couldn't find an answer to your question? Ask us!

Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

  • 20% deposit required at time of booking final balance due 90 days prior to expedition.

Book With Confidence conditions: You'll need to change your voyage before your final payment due date and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking departure date. When you rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new voyage, if applicable. COVID affecting your journey means that you are unable to travel to the port of embarkation due to requirements to quarantine, a travel ban in either your home country or country of embarkation, a positive COVID test, a government-issued order to self-isolate or a requirement to be vaccinated and you are unable to be vaccinated. This will be assessed no sooner than 30 days prior to the cruise/tour commencing. Book with Confidence is only applicable to Australia, New Zealand and Japan residents. This policy applies to new bookings made from 1 July 2021. Any bookings made prior to this date are subject to the terms and conditions that were applicable at the time of booking.