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All-inclusive Expedition Cruise to Antarctica (Nov 2021 & Mar 2022)

Flights + Cruise + Meals + more!

Explore this remarkable continent with an all-inclusive package covering international flights, all associated transfers, and pre- and post-tour accommodation - all on top of a magnificent once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise, and all from as little as $10,999 per person twin share. Book by 18 Dec 2020 for this amazing offer!

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DURATION
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13 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • hotelAccommodation
  • flightFlights
  • directions_boatPort taxes & fees
  • local_barSelected drinks
  • free_breakfastDaily breakfast
  • wifiFree wifi
  • airport_shuttleSelected transfers
  • local_activitySelected entry fees
  • restaurantAll meals
  • local_activityAll inclusive

About this holiday

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Your Antarctica holiday at a glance

Antarctica is a bucket list destination for many. It’s a once in a lifetime must-see destination due to it’s unique and untouched scenery of icebergs and glaciers. A frozen landscape teeming with fantastic wildlife: penguins, seals, whales and birds.

Inclusions

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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

Pre- and Post-Cruise Hotel:

  • 2 Overnights in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, including breakfast
  • 1 Overnight in Buenos Aires after 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. 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 excursions

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

Notes

Accommodation

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The MS Fridtjof Nansen

MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to this fleet of custom built ships – and the next generation expedition ship. She will explore some of the most spectacular corners of the globe. Combining state of the art technology, premium on-board experience and unparalleled destinations, this Norwegian built ship introduces the next generation of adventure travel.

EXPEDITION SUITE:

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 people.

Expedition suites are exclusively in upper and mid-deck locations. The Expedition Suite concept includes a bathrobe, espresso maker, and more. An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.

XL Suite - 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.

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.

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.

Large suite with Balcony - Large Corner Suite with private balcony, flexible sleeping arrangements, sofa bed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, espresso maker. Adapted for guests with wheelchair.

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

ARCTIC SUPERIOR:

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

Outside cabin on Lower/Middle Deck - Large cabins without balcony. Lower/middle decks, flexible sleeping arrangements, sofa bed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee.

Outside cabin on Upper Deck - High deck cabins with balcony. Spacious cabins, different sizes, double bed, some with sofa bed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee.

Outside cabin on Upper Deck (Accessible cabin) with balcony. High deck, broad balcony, double bed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee.

Outside cabin with Balcony - High deck cabins with balcony. Spacious cabins, different sizes, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofa bed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee. With limited view.

Outside cabin on Middle Deck - Large accessible cabins without balcony. Middle decks, flexible sleeping arrangements, TV, kettle, tea and coffee.

Polar Outside - 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 Decks - Cabins on lower/middle decks. Double bed, TV.

Outside cabin on Lower/Middle Decks - Larger cabins on middle decks. Most 20 square meters, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofabed, TV. Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Travel dates

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Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change or be withdrawn at any time without notice.

17 Nov 2021; 27 Nov 2021; 15 Feb 2022; 25 Feb 2022:

  • Twin share - from $11,999 per person
  • Solo traveller - from $16,064

07 Dec 2021:

  • Twin share - from $12,299 per person
  • Solo traveller - from $15,764

05 Feb 2022:

  • Twin share - from $12,499 per person
  • Solo traveller - from $16,902

17 Dec 2021; 27 Dec 2021; 06 Jan 2022: 16 Jan 2022:

  • Twin share - from $12,999 per person
  • Solo traveller - from $16,802

07 Mar 2022:

  • Twin share - from $10,999 per person
  • Solo traveller - from $14,727

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your bucket list adventure to Antarctica!

Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart Australia & Arrive in Buenos Aires

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

Enjoy a day in Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of Argentina. Spend the evening at your leisure and discover `Paris of South America´ for yourself on a warm spring or summer day.

Day 3 - Tierra del Fuego

Fly early in the morning to Ushuaia, where MS Fridtjof Nansen awaits. Once onboard, your journey will start with a welcome dinner.

Days 4-5 - Crossing the Drake Passage

Prepare yourself for Antarctica as you cross the famed Drake Passage. During the voyage south, the Expedition Team starts the lecture programme, giving you information about Antarctica’s fascinating history and environmental science. You’ll also learn how to make your visit as safe and as sustainable as possible and you’ll join Citizen Science programmes to help collect data for current scientific research. This is also a good opportunity to enjoy all the amenities of your advanced hybrid powered expedition ship.

Day 6-10 - Antarctica

Antarctica never fails to inspire awe and wonder, with white horizons above oceans full of icebergs and whales. Perhaps even more awe-inspiring will be your first encounter with the huge colonies of penguins.

The Expedition Team will lead ice-cruising and landings at every opportunity to come ashore and explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. From the deck, there are great chances to spot whales. Of course, this is true wilderness, so nature is in charge, but the experienced captain will work with the elements to create the best possible itinerary for your adventure.

There will be landings attempted at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula which aim to bring you to the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife on display in this pristine wilderness.

Wherever you explore, the sights and sounds and of Antarctica are sure to stay with you for a lifetime!

Days 11-12 - Drake Passage (heading back to civilisation)

After exploring this exhilarating continent, you'll set course back to civilisation. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun in the Science Centre or just relaxing on deck, spotting the many sea birds which follow the ship.

Day 13 - Ushuaia/Buenos Aires

Your expedition cruise ends as you reach Ushuaia, and you are transferred to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival from your charter flight, you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

Day 14 - Depart Buenos Aires

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

Day 15 - Flying home

Day 16 - Arrive Australia

Please note itinerary is subject to change.

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 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

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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