Adventure To Antarctica – Highlights Of The Frozen Continent

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From $9,657 USD
November 10 - December 28, 2019
13 Days / 12 Nights

Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent. On MS Midnatsol from Ushuaia across the Drake Passage to Antarctica with abundant wildlife.

Overview

Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent on the MS Midnatsol from Ushuaia across the Drake Passage. Cruise on an unforgettable exploration of Antarctica, meet penguins up close, icebergs will drift by in all shapes, sizes, and colors. You'll see whales, meet thousands of penguins, and seals. Many activities on board: learn and discover in the Activity Center, attend exciting lectures, all of which are designed to enhance your trip.

Operation

November 10 - December 28, 2019

Departure

November 10, 21, 2019
December 2, 28, 2019

Price

  • from $9,657 per person, Polar Inside cabin, double occupancy
  • Arctic Superior $9,377
  • Expedition Suite $14,692

Rates are in USD per person, double occupancy, subject to availability. 
Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.
Prices may change at any time before departure date. The applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking.

Included

  • Hurtigruten Expedition Voyage
  • Cabin grade of your choice
  • Full board: daily buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and set or buffet dinner
  • One overnight hotel stay in Buenos Aires before the cruise, including breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel to airport in Buenos Aires
  • Coach-class flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Transfers in Ushuaia, including an orientation tour
  • Wind and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings with small boats
  • Activities on board and ashore
  • Professional English speaking Expedition team giving
  • lectures as well as accompany landings and activities
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary use of Muck Boot rubber boots

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Travel protection plan
  • Optional excursions and gratuities
  • Luggage handling
  • Gratuities

Please note

  • All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions.
  • All itineraries are subject to change.
  • Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking.

Tour Options

  • Optional excursions

Day 1 BUENOS AIRES

Cultural and Cool
This adventure starts with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of Argentina. We offer an optional city tour in the afternoon. Spend the evening at your leisure and discover 'Paris of South America' for yourself.

Day 2 BUENOS AIRES - USHUAIA (B, L, D)

Tierra del Fuego
Fly to Ushuaia, where MS Midnatsol awaits. Once on board, we kick off our journey with a welcome-on-board dinner.

Day 3 - 4 AT SEA - DRAKE PASSAGE (B, L, D)

Crossing the Drake Passage
Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the infamous Drake Passage, and trust us – it will take your breath away! Take it all in on board MS Midnatsol with her two-story panorama lounge over the bow, wall-to-wall windows that bathe the room in natural light and provide extraordinary views.

Day 5 - 10 ANTARCTICA (B, L, D)

Antarctica … Another world!
Enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, and visit old whaling stations and its relics. Trust us when we say that every second of this journey has something new to offer. One of the highlights of the South Shetlands is Deception Island. When we sail into the natural harbor of this volcanic island, you will see an abandoned whaling station known as Hektor and a derelict British base.

We are certain you will enjoy a visit to Half Moon Island, a staggeringly photogenic island blessed with some of the most beautiful Antarctic scenery imaginable, and Yankee Harbor, with its large colony of gentoo penguins, estimated to be approximately 4,000 breeding pairs. Cuverville Island is home to another of the largest known colonies of gentoo penguins. Neko Harbor is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay.

Paradise Harbor got its descriptive name from the whalers during the last century. Wilhelmina Bay has stunning scenery and is often called 'Whale-mina Bay', because of the large number of humpback whales spotted here in December. We have planned plenty of activities to have you experience Antarctica in the best possible way. This might mean that one day you will go ashore to see penguins and hear the crackling noise of glaciers. The next day, you will get to feel the salt and wind as you cruise between the sea ice, looking for leopard seals taking a snooze on the ice. On the third day, you might kayak or take a longer hike or walk. Back on board we also have activities that will satisfy a whole range of interests in the Explorer room. The onboard photographer will show you the basics of expedition photography.

Join gatherings where the various members of the expedition team recount the day’s activities, make presentations, and discuss the next day’s plan. These gatherings are great opportunities to share mingle with your fellow explorers.

Day 11 - 12 DRAKE PASSAGE (B, L, D)

Heading Back to Civilization
After exploring this exhilarating continent, we set course back to civilization. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun in the explorer room or just relaxing on deck.

Day 13 USHUAIA  - BUENOS AIRES (B)

The End of the Adventure
Sadly, every adventure must come to an end. It is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends when we reach Ushuaia. We transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. If you haven't had enough adventures, you have the possibility to extend your stay and enjoy our optional post expedition programs.

Please note: This is an expedition where the elements rule, and weather, wind and ice conditions determine our final schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the sailing itinerary during the voyage. Therefore, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience, and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.

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