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All-inclusive Highlights of Antarctica (Jan & Feb 2023)

Flights + Cruise + Meals + more!

Explore this remarkable continent with an all-inclusive package covering international flights, all associated transfers, and pre/post-tour accommodation - all on top of a magnificent once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise. This just one of the many fantastic options for all-inclusive Antarctic cruising across 2021, 2022 and 2023. Call now to learn more on 1300 414 198!

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$12,207PP
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DURATION
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13 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • hotelAccommodation
  • local_activityAll inclusive
  • free_breakfastDaily breakfast
  • flightFlights
  • wifiFree wifi
  • restaurantAll meals
  • local_activitySelected entry fees
  • local_barSelected drinks
  • airport_shuttleSelected transfers

About this holiday

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Your cruise at a glance

Looking for a concentrated expedition cruise that’s all about the frozen continent? This is it. You’ll spend five days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula on an unforgettable adventure. We’ll use all our experience voyaging these waters to take you ice-cruising and on landings, bringing you to see remote scenery and rare wildlife in person.

  • The weather during Antarctica’s summer is milder and the days longer
  • Experience an abundance of wildlife and awe-inspiring glaciers and icebergs
  • Live the life of an explorer on state-of-the-art expedition cruise ship, MS Roald Amundsen
  • Learn from deep-dive lectures delivered by our in-house experts

Inclusions

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Included in your voyage:

Hotel

  • 2 overnights in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, including breakfast
  • 1 overnight in Buenos Aires after the expedition cruise, including breakfast

 Flights

  • Round-trip flights in economy class from selected cities in Australia or New Zealand to Buenos Aires
  • Round-trip flights in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia

Transfers

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

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. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings 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 help with your camera settings before landings

Not included in your voyage

  • 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

Accommodation

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The MS Roald Amundsen's onboard Science Centre

Your cruise will be on the MS Roald Amundsen. This state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.

POLAR OUTSIDE CLASS:

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:

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.

EXPEDITION SUITES:

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

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1 January 2023

  • Twin share from $13,299 per person
  • Solo travel from $17,673

28 February 2023

  • Twin share from $12,207 per person
  • Solo travel from $16,041

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Buenos Aires

Arrival Day
After your flight from Australia or New Zealand, arrive in Buenos Aires and be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 2 - Buenos Aires

Tango is only the beginning
Enjoy a day at leisure. Famously called the ‘Paris of South America’, Buenos Aires is a sensuous fusion of faded European splendour and Latin American panache. You can spend the evening at your leisure, sampling an authentic steak dinner at one of the city’s many parrillas or sightseeing some of the city’s best-known landmarks at Plaza de Mayo.

Filling up your itinerary is a cinch. Buenos Aires is home to numerous fine and modern art museums, landscaped parks and one of the world’s greatest opera houses – Teatro Colón. And that’s before we even mention the world-famous nightlife. But let’s face it – you’re in the city that gave the world tango – you’re not leaving until you join the locals in an informal lesson, or at the very least, watch a dance show.

Day 3 - Buenos Aires/Ushuaia

Estimated time of departure is 7:00 PM

Start at the ‘End of the World’
We fly first thing in the morning to a place nicknamed ‘End of the World’: the bustling port city of Ushuaia. It is here where your voyage truly begins. Your basecamp at sea is the world’s first hybrid-powered expedition ship – MS Roald Amudsen. Once on board, you’ll meet the Expedition Team and crew members who will take you through a mandatory meeting related to health and safety – both yours and others. Later that evening, we mark the launch of our journey with a welcome dinner. Afterwards, you can familiarise yourself with this state-of-the-art vessel, especially designed for sustainable voyages in polar waters. On our way through the scenic Beagle Channel, you can watch for the rare endemic Peale’s dolphin and other wildlife.

Days 4-5 - Drake Passage

Crossing to another continent
Gateway to the Antarctic, the Drake Passage has rightly earned its notorious reputation as any voyager’s rite of passage. It can be rough. It can be choppy. It can be exhilarating! In 2019, a crew of six fatigued men became the first to row across it, skirting drifting ice and huge waves. It took them 13 days. Thankfully, it will take you just two – all in the comfort of MS Roald Amundsen and not an oar in sight!

During the voyage south, you can prepare yourself for what lies ahead by joining lectures in the dedicated onboard Science Center. The Expedition Team will be making sure you are familiar with the IAATO guidelines that have been written to protect both you and Antarctica’s precious wildlife, such as why you must use our special rubber boots when going ashore. Experts on the Expedition Team will talk passionately about Antarctica’s history and shed light on the science beneath its surface, and perhaps the far-reaching effects of climate change and plastic pollution. You’ll also learn about how you can get involved in Citizen Science programmes. These topical projects help research centres around the world document Antarctica’s environment and wildlife.  You should also talk to our onboard photographer who will provide helpful tips, like how you can adjust the white balance on your camera to take great pictures. With this much to fascinate you, your two days at sea will fly by.

As an explorer in the polar region, you’re going to get hungry. Sate your appetite in one of our three modern restaurants or end the day in the Explorer Lounge enjoying a beverage of your choice. As you go around the ship with its wide, floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll notice how every effort has been made to ensure you have sight of the real reason you’re here – the stunning scenery outside. Whether from the comfort of a hot tub, the infinity pool or the spectacular panoramic sauna, you won’t miss out on any of the breathtaking views around you. 

Days 6-10 - Antarctica

Where nature reigns supreme
You may have read about Antarctica, watched every documentary you could find about it. You may even have been paying rapt attention in a lecture about it just the day before. But nothing ever quite prepares you for the moment you see it for yourself. Step into an endless wilderness of ice, icebergs, and glaciers.  A place where nature is king and the rest of us, mere observers.

Perhaps the most surprising part of Antarctica is the silence. It is a stillness that is broken every so often by the only locals around here.  

A range of seabirds that include bitterns, swans, and petrels soar in the sky and gather on the shores. In addition to thousands of penguins, you might see seals playing in the water, a breaching humpback whale or even spot an orca, if you are lucky. You’ll notice that the penguins are unafraid of humans – this is their turf after all. Our Expedition Team will take you ice-cruising and on landings to get you even closer to the impressive scenery. You may even get a chance to go kayaking among the icebergs on an optional activity. And whenever time allows, the Expedition Team will continue to give lectures, helping you grow in your insights of the fascinating world we are exploring.

Very quickly, surrounded by such pristine nature, you understand the oft used advice about Antarctica – take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints. And that is exactly how we will explore here. At every step of the way, whether on ice-cruises or landings, the Expedition Team will be making sure we stick closely to strict safety and sustainability procedures.

Days 11-12 - Drake Passage

A return to open waters
After five days capturing as much of Antarctica as you can on your camera, you will need some time to absorb this life-affirming experience. The two days back up the Drake Passage will certainly give you that – and a whole lot more. You’ll now have an opportunity to get even more involved with the Citizen Science programme and analyse samples on a microscopic level. You can also deepen some of your knowledge by attending more lectures on themes like the changing climate or plastic pollution, and we will reflect on our experiences in the frozen continent.

When you are ready to kick back and enjoy all the amenities of your advanced hybrid-powered vessel, you can do that too. Feel free to work out in our large gym, jog around our dedicated outdoor running track, treat yourself in the Wellness Centre or simply relax on deck while spotting the many seabirds which follow our ship.

Day 13 - Ushuaia/Buenos Aires

Estimated time of arrival is 7:00 AM

All good things…
Your expedition cruise ends where it began: in Ushuaia. Soon, you’ll be back in Buenos Aires. Upon arrival from your charter flight you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 14 - Buenos Aires

Departure day
Enjoy a day at leisure in Buenos Aires before being transferred to the airport for your flight back to Australia or New Zealand.

Questions

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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.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Valid for departures between October 2021 to March 2023. ‘From’ price based on lead in cabin type for nominated departure. Book by 18 December, 2020. Departure Cities: SYD/MEL/BNE/AKL/CHC . Other departure cities available with a $300 per person supplement: ADL/PER/CNS/DRW/HBA/LST/WLG/CBR. Flight timings and routings only available approximately 10 to 11 months in advance. Standard Hurtigruten booking terms and conditions apply. Combinable with Ambassador, Covid-19 rebooking and back to back combination discounts. Transfers may be on a shared basis. International airfares based on economy class.

  • 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