White Christmas in Antarctica

White Christmas in Antarctica– Antarctica –19 days / 18 nights, Ushuaia - Falkland Islands - South Georgia - South Orkney Islands - Antarctic Peninsula - Drake Passage - UshuaiaJoin us for a White Christmas in Antarctica! Cruise on the fabulous MS Fram to Antarctica, Falklands, South Georgia and the South Orkneys and combine an expedition voyage with a festive celebration in the traditional Norwegian way. Spend New Year's Eve in one of the Earth's remotest regions with penguins, seals and whales. Go ashore on isolated beaches, encounter incredible wildlife, or kayak trips in untouched waters between floating icebergs.

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Dec 15, 2016, Early booking rates, in USD per person, must be booked before November 30, 2015

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Dec 14, 2016, Early booking rates, in USD per person, must be booked before November 30, 2015

Operation December 14, 2017 - January 3, 2017
Departure December 15, 2016 - January 3, 2017
December 14 departure includes 1 Hotel night + breakfast in Ushuaia and transfers from hotel to ship
Price from $7,955 per person, Inside cabin I, #1604
Early booking rate, must be booked before November 30, 2015
Included Hurtigruten Expedition Voyage
Cabin grade of your choice on a
Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Free tea and coffee
Wind and water-resistant jacket
Landings with Polarcirkel boats
Activities onboard and ashore
Professional English speaking Expedition team
Lectures as well as guided landings and activities
SANT1604A ONLY: Hotel night + breakfast in Ushuaia and transfers from hotel to ship.
Not Included International and domestic flights
Travel insurance
Luggage handling
$25 Service fee
More Information M/S Fram deck plan
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Day 1 USHUAIA (D) Your voyage starts in Ushuaia where MS Fram awaits you. After embarkation there will be a welcome meeting where you can meet your fellow travellers, and the Captain introduces you to his officers and the Expedition Team. In the evening we set a course for the Southern Ocean and the Christmas adventure that awaits us.

Aboard MS Fram

Day 2 AT SEA Our first full day on board will be spent at sea, where you may choose to participate in the first of many on board lectures. As we head across the open sea, keep an eye out for wildlife including the graceful albatross and Dusky dolphins.

Aboard MS Fram

Day 3 - 4 FALKLAND ISLANDS The Falklands are teeming with wonders of wildlife and nature; experience personal encounters with penguins or the beauty of delicate flowers. Here the wildlife comes close to you, stops and takes a glance, before continuing on its way in total disregard to your presence.

When we arrive here, most of the wildlife including the Gentoo and Rock Hopper penguins, sea lions, elephant seals and black-browed albatross will have young, giving you some great photo opportunities! The capital Stanley is easy enough to discover on foot as most of the shops and services are centred on the port. The museum, post-office featuring first day covers and perhaps most importantly Stanley's lively pubs are all here.

Aboard MS Fram

Day 5 - 6 AT SEA During the next two days at sea our lecture series will continue. Fram's Expedition Team is well versed in every facet of South Georgia, from its geology and glaciology to the mating rituals of Sooty albatrosses and King penguins, and the legends of the old Norwegian whalers.

Aboard MS Fram

Day 7 - 8 SOUTH GEORGIA There is nowhere quite like South Georgia with its mountainous scenery, glaciers and beaches teeming with wildlife. It is a superb place to celebrate Christmas Eve! On board we invite you to take part in a real Norwegian Christmas with traditional food from Norway.

While we are in South Georgia we plan to visit a site where huge Elephant seals bask on the sand, Fur seal pups race in and out of the water, albatrosses soar overhead, and King penguins gather in abundance. Explore abandoned whaling stations, the whaling museum, a Norwegian whaler's church and the tiny graveyard in Grytviken where we can pay our respects to one of Antarctica's greatest explorers, Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Aboard MS Fram

Day 9 AT SEA As we continue to Antarctica we learn more about the wonders of the Deep South, focusing on the history, environment and wildlife of Antarctica. Our series includes a thorough introduction to the Antarctic visitor guidelines from the Antarctic Treaty and International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO).

Aboard MS Fram

Day 10 SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS The deserted South Orkney Islands are every photographers dream with majestic snow-capped mountains, blue icebergs and an endless wilderness. We spend one day exploring these islands.

Aboard MS Fram

Day 11 AT SEA We will cruise by the Washington Strait and Coronation Island before setting course towards Elephant Island and Antarctica.

Aboard MS Fram

Day 12 - 16 ANTARCTICA Among the highlights of our four days in Antarctica is Deception Island one of the South Shetlands; a distinctive ring-shaped volcanic caldera. This is one of the few places in Antarctica where we can take our backpacks and hike. Hiking on an active volcano is a rarity, and being in Antarctica makes it even more special. You can also look forward to visiting Half Moon Island, considered a jewel of diversity in the polar landscape.

It can be difficult to navigate through the 48-kilometer Antarctic Sound due to ice, but it offers the most impressive manifestations of icebergs that we will see on our voyage. On Brown Bluff, Adelie and Chinstrap penguins, Kelp gulls and Cape petrels nest below spectacular cliffs that rise 745m from the sea. The stony beach is suitable for shore landings outside of nesting season.

Aboard MS Fram

Day 17 - 18 DRAKE PASSAGE The voyage from the Antarctic Peninsula to Ushuaia is roughly 950 km (600 mi). During the two days we spend going in a northbound direction, we will continue our lecture series and recap our experiences of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Orkneys.

Aboard MS Fram

Day 19 USHUAIA Situated on the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia is the largest city in Argentina's Tierra del Fuego region. Here your Christmas adventure ends.

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