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Antarctica – Highlights of the Frozen Continent
12 days | MS Fridtjof Nansen
February 26, 2022

Maritime Travel Exclusive Pricing:
Unspecified Polar Outside Cabin
$5,973* 
USD per person
Savings of $736 USD per couple!


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• See the best Antarctica has to offer on an advanced expedition cruise
• Experience massive glaciers, icebergs, polar landscape and rich wildlife
• Mix of landings and ice-cruising as well as optional adventures
• Science Center with fascinating lectures and activities on board

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities.

All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.

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What's included Included in your voyage
Hotel - Overnight in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, including breakfast

Flights - Return flights in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia

Transfers -
   Transfer 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

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
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
Notes
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

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ITINERARY


DAY 1
BUENOS AIRES
Cultural and Cool
This adventure starts with an overnight stay 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 or extend your stay with an optional Pre-Programme to explore wild Patagonia.


DAY 2
BUENOS AIRES/USHUAIA
Tierra del Fuego
Estimated time of departure is 7:00 PM

Fly early in the morning to Ushuaia, where MS Fridtjof Nansen awaits. Once on board, we kick off our journey with a welcome dinner.


DAY 3-4
DRAKE PASSAGE
Crossing the Drake Passage
Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we 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 5-9
ANTARCTICA
Antarctica … Another World!
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.

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

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

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


DAY 10-11
DRAKE PASSAGE
Heading back to civilisation
After exploring this exhilarating continent, we set course back to civilisation. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun in the Science Center or just relaxing on deck, spotting the many sea birds which follow our ship.


DAY 12
USHUAIA/BUENOS AIRES
The End of the Adventure
Estimated time of arrival is 6:00 AM

Our expedition cruise ends as we reach Ushuaia, and we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. For more adventure, you can extend your stay in Buenos Aires or join an optional Post-Programme to the magnificent Iguazu waterfalls.


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Terms & Conditions:
Price quoted based on the following cabin category- M/S Nansen: USPO = Unspecified Polar Outside. Guests will be assigned a category RS or RR. This offer is valid for new, individual bookings created between May 17 – June 30, 2021 for select 2021 and 2022 expedition cruises to Alaska, Antarctica, and Norway. Offer is valid for unspecified cabins only and excludes suites. Cabin assignments will be provided during the onboard check-in process. Price quoted is in USD, per person, based on double occupancy, include taxes, fees, and port expenses, and includes ALL applicable savings. Airfare extra. Additional conditions apply. Prices were valid at time of publishing and are subject to change without notice. Offer is capacity controlled and subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Promotional offer may be withdrawn at any time. Terms and Conditions may apply. All cruises are subject to availability at the time of booking. Other restrictions may apply.