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Antarctica: Antarctic Expedition Cruise

Embark on an Antarctic Expedition Cruise and on your own incredible exploration

23 Days From £10483

Embark on an Antarctic Expedition Cruise and on your own incredible exploration

What Makes Me Mighty Fine

  • Sensational, 23 day, once-in-a-lifetime voyage on board the MS Fram, visiting Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia
  • Spend six days in Antarctica, whale watching and penguin spotting
  • Visit South Georgia where you’ll discover the resting place of Sir Ernest Shackleton and colonies of King Penguins and Elephant Seals
  • Cross Drake Passage where you’ll spot plenty of whales and birds
  • Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park, near Ushuaia, and the fascinating Falkland Islands
  • Gain valuable knowledge about the early explorers who ventured to this wilderness during fascinating presentations from onboard experts

This exciting voyage sets sail from Argentina and takes you on an unforgettable journey to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. The Antarctic Expedition Cruise ship is purpose-built for cutting through the icy waters of the polar regions and takes you to remote areas that few ever get the chance to discover. The expedition also offers ample opportunities to observe the incredible whales and penguins that inhabit the icy region, as well as enjoying the breathtaking views of the icebergs towering over the waves.

As you follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s most famous explorers, you will be taken aback by the incredible transition of landscapes and nature. The experienced crew are always on hand throughout the Antarctic Expedition Cruise to teach you about the history of each destination. On board the MS Fram, you can enjoy fantastic panoramas from the outside deck and lose yourself in the vast and silent calm. Sailing where only pure natural beauty exists is a unique and uplifting experience. With an atmospheric observation lounge, relaxing restaurant, fitness room, on board entertainment and shore excursions available, you will have everything you need to make your Antarctic Expedition Cruise as perfect as possible.

Want to travel in peak season and enjoy up to 20 daylight hours for wildlife watching and photography? Take a look at our Great Antarctic Expedition or opt for our Antarctica Christmas Cruise.

If you could benefit from a bit more guidance, check out our Antarctica Holiday Ideas and let us help you find your ideal adventure.

  • Day 1 - Overnight in Buenos Aires

    Embark on an Antarctic Expedition Cruise and on your own incredible exploration - Overnight in Buenos Aires

    Fly from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires and spend a night in a hotel before beginning your adventure in the morning.

  • Day 2 - Transfer from Buenos Aires

    Transfer from Buenos Aires

    This morning you will fly to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city. There will be time for you to explore Ushuaia National Park before boarding the Antarctic Expedition Cruise ship in Tierra del Fuego.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 - OPen Sea

    OPen Sea

    The ship crosses the open sea. There will be a range of intriguing on board lectures for you to attend during the journey as well as many wildlife watching opportunities as you sail towards the Falkland Islands.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 4 to 6 - Port Stanley and the Falklands

    Port Stanley and the Falklands

    Weather permitting, you will visit the Falkland Island’s inimitable capital, Port Stanley. Here you can choose from a variety of optional excursions or, if you prefer, travel around the town independently. You will also get to see the striking landscape of the northwest Falklands before the Antarctic Expedition Cruise continues.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 7 to 8 - At Sea

    At Sea

    The next two days on the Antarctic Expedition Cruise will be spent at sea. Uncover the history and spectacular wildlife that abounds this breathtaking ocean as the ship journeys to South Georgia.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 9 to 13 - Exploring South Georgia

    Exploring South Georgia

    After two days at sea on the Antarctic Expedition Cruise, you will arrive at the beautiful island of South Georgia which is teeming with wildlife. Discover deserted whaling stations, witness enormous colonies of King Penguins that are scattered with Elephant Seals and visit the resting place of Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, a celebrated Anglo-Irish explorer.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14 - At Sea

    At Sea

    Board the ship once again as it sets sail for Antarctica. Relax into the gentle rhythm of the waves, appreciate the magnificent scenery or read up about Antarctica in the ship’s library.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 15 to 20 - Antarctica

    Antarctica

    Today the Antarctic Expedition Cruise heads for the Antarctic Convergence. Once you have crossed this point, icebergs can be seen peppering the water and the scenery starts to get more dramatic. This fabulous continent is home to whales and penguins, which you will get chance to see from the ship. There are various places where the ship can dock in Antarctica, however the weather plays a key part in determining the ships course. Wherever you stop you will be greeted with stunning nature, and the ship’s crew will do their utmost to make your time on shore as exciting as possible.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 21 to 22 - At Sea

    At Sea

    Enjoy the last few days of your adventure taking in the tranquil ocean scenes as the ship begins the return route to Ushaia.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 23 - Disembark in Ushaia

    Disembark in Ushaia

    As the Antarctic Expedition Cruise is expected to arrive in the World's most Southerly Town! From here you will return to Buenos Aires, where you may choose to extend your stay if you want to immerse yourself in the Argentinian spirit.

    Meals included:Breakfast

Included...

  • Return international flights from London (details of regional departures on request)
  • Domestic flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Escorted airport transfers
  • Two nights' (pre and post voyage) accommodation in a local standard hotel in Buenos Aires
  • 19 day's voyage with accommodation in an I grade cabin (upgrade details on request)
  • The following activities and excursions, as per the itinerary:
    • Landings with Polarcirkel boats
    • Orientation tour
    • On-board lecture program
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Services of a professional expedition team

Not Included...

  • Optional excursions (these can be arranged for you at a supplement)
  • Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)
DatesPrices From
FromToAdult
06/12/201828/12/2018£10,483
27/12/201818/01/2019£10,483
17/01/201908/02/2019£10,483
07/02/201901/03/2019£10,483
Notes
  • Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing an I (inside) grade cabin
  • Flight prices are based on London Heathrow departures
  • Other departure airports may be available and a supplement may apply
  • Other airports may be available and a supplement may apply
  • Subject to availability, overnight flights from the UK to Buenos Aires may be required
  • Overnight flights to Buenos Aires from the UK require departure a day earlier
  • Embarkation is in Ushuaia
Optional Upgrades
Dates
FromToItemPrice
06/12/201801/03/2019Upgrade to Outside Cabin from£1,601
Prices for single travellers:
DatesPrices From
FromToAdult
06/12/201828/12/2018£16,395
27/12/201818/01/2019£16,395
17/01/201908/02/2019£16,395
07/02/201901/03/2019£16,395
Notes
  • Prices are per person based on an I (inside) grade cabin
  • Flight prices are based on London Heathrow departures
  • Other departure airports may be available and a supplement may apply
  • Subject to availability, overnight flights from the UK to Buenos Aires may be required
  • Overnight flights to Buenos Aires from the UK require departure a day earlier
  • Overnight flights from Buenos Aires to the UK will return a day later
  • Embarkation is in Ushuaia and disembarkation both happen in Ushuaia
Optional Upgrades
Dates
FromToItemPrice
06/12/201801/03/2019Upgrade to Outside Cabin from£2,802

Please note:

  • due to flight departure times, you may need to take an overnight flight to and/or from Buenos Aires
  • a completed pre-departure medical questionnaire is a mandatory requirement
  • itineraries may be subject to change based on local logistical and meterological considerations

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