Discovery of Antarctica, Chilean Fjords and Patagonia

This is a truly exciting and varied expedition cruise that combines the highlights of Antarctica, the stunning Chilean fjords, and the rich natural beauty of Patagonia. Our expert expedition team will take you out ice-cruising and on landings to get close to wildlife at every opportunity.

  • Experience Antarctica and Patagonia in one expedition cruise
  • Enjoy ice-cruising, landings and incredible wildlife in Antarctica
  • Sail into the Chilean fjords in summer and see Cape Horn
  • Get the opportunity to visit Torres del Paine National Park
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Save up to 25% on this itinerary! 

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Itinerary

Cruise Itinerary

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

Departure March 18, 2021

Departs from Santiago de Chile
Overview

The Great White Continent of Antarctica

As the early explorers learned, Antarctica never fails to amaze and astound. The mighty frozen vistas, stunning glaciers and rich wildlife make your expedition cruise to Antarctica an unforgettable adventure.

Nature is in complete control on Antarctica. We will attempt landings on several sites in the South Shetlands and Antarctic Peninsula to show you the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife in this pristine wilderness.

Ice-cruising, Landings and Exciting Activities

Our expedition team is comprised of skilled professionals who will take you ice-cruising and on landings for exciting activities whenever conditions allow.

There may also be chances to kayak and hike in stunning surroundings, or even camp out on the most remote continent on Earth.

Onboard our comfortable hybrid-powered expedition ship, you can enjoy expert talks about Antarctica’s rich history and fascinating biology, wildlife photography, geology and more.

Cape Horn, Chilean Fjords & Patagonian Beauty

On our way back to civilization, we may land at famed Cape Horn. Then, we sail on to the fjords of Chile to discover the remote beauty of Patagonia. We continue our expedition cruise along the vast, rugged and beautiful Chilean coastline before the voyage ends in colorful Valparaíso.

Day 1: Santiago de Chile
Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile
Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile Photo

Summer in the Metropolis

Hotel - Full Day

The capital of Chile is exciting and diverse. There is a lot to discover, from Andean glaciers at the city limits, to a backdrop of tall mountains, to skyscrapers, quiet parks, colonial architecture, and bohemian quarters, to the fast-flowing Mapacho River. Your adventure starts with an overnight hotel stay here. 

Day 2: Santiago de Chile / Punta Arenas
Leaving Punta Arenas on a Hurtigruten expedition cruise
Leaving Punta Arenas Photo: Karsten Bidstrup Photo

Embarking on the Expedition

You fly early in the morning to Punta Arenas, where our hybrid-powered expedition ship, MS Roald Amundsen, is docked, ready for your expedition cruise to Antarctica.

Day 3-4: At sea

The Drake Passage

We sail through scenic Beagle Channel and over the legendary Drake Passage. Onboard, the expedition team starts the lecture program, giving you information about Antarctica’s amazing animals, geology and history. Enjoy the fresh sea air and watch for wildlife from on deck.

Day 5-8: Antarctica
Highlight

Pure Wilderness

Home to 90 percent of the world´s ice, Antarctica never fails to amaze and astound. In winter, sea ice virtually doubles the size of the continent. In summer, it is a breeding ground for millions of penguins, whales and seals.

This is a continent dedicated to peace, science and tourism that has evolved through millenniums without human interference. Therefore, we adhere to very strict environmental guidelines and rules. We want to leave nothing but our footprints and take nothing but pictures!

Antarctica is a true wilderness, so local conditions will dictate our final itinerary. We will attempt landings at several sites in the South Shetlands and Antarctic Peninsula to show you the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife. 

At every opportunity, our expert expedition team will take you out ice-cruising and on landings.  There may also be chances to kayak among icebergs, hike in stunning surroundings and even camp on the most remote continent on Earth.

Day 9-10: At sea

Drake Passage and Cape Horn

MS Roald Amundsen takes us safely back across famous Drake Passage. We will continue our lecture series and recap our experiences of Antarctica in the Science Center. As we reach South America, we will attempt to land on historic Cape Horn before continuing towards the Chilean fjords.

Day 11: Chilean fjords

A Paradise for Nature Lovers

Deep fjords and tall mountains plunging into icy waters await us in magnificent surroundings. This wild and remote area seems almost untouched by humans, full of isolated islands and hidden bays that harbor rich wildlife.

Day 12-13: Puerto Natales
Highlight

Torres del Paine National Park

Overnight stay - 2 full days

Puerto Natales is the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, famous for its rock formations. Explore the park on our optional excursion to discover stunning terrain. The region hosts a wide range of flora and fauna, including llamas, pumas and foxes, and many species of birds like the Andean condor.

Day 14: Puerto Edén

Isolated Beauty

Half Day

After a cruise through Patagonian waters, the village of Puerto Edén in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park will enchant you. It is known for its geographical isolation, situated at the end of a deep fjord and surrounded by mountains. Its population of 250 includes the 15 remaining members of the Kawéskar people.

Day 15: At sea

Waters of Patagonia

Our expedition cruise continues north through the fabled waters of Patagonia. As we sail through iconic Andean seascapes, enjoy the vistas of this magnificent natural expanse.

Day 16: Castro

Cosmopolitan Castro

Full Day

Set among windswept hills and lush vegetation, Castro is known for its colorful “palafitos,” wooden houses mounted on stilts along the water's edge, and the UNESCO site, Iglesia San Francisco. Nearby wide beaches are home to many seabirds, penguins and sea lions.

Day 17-18: At sea

Sailing North

As we make our way along the Pacific coast to Valparaíso, we will recap the highlights of the expedition cruise and scan for wildlife.

Day 19: Valparaíso, Chile

The “Jewel of the Pacific”

Sadly, every expedition must come to an end.  And this expedition ends in the colorful and poetic city of Valparaíso. Take some time to explore this scenic metropolis before your flight home.

Arrival April 05, 2021

Location Valparaíso, Chile
What's Included

INCLUDED IN YOUR EXPEDITION:

  • Hurtigruten expedition cruise in the cabin grade of your choice    
  • Overnight in Santiago de Chile before the voyage including breakfast
  • Transfer hotel to airport in Santiago de Chile
  • Coach-class flight from Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas
  • Transfer airport to ship in Punta Arenas including city tour and lunchbox

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ADVENTURE

  • rich program of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including ice-boat cruising and onshore exploration with the expedition team  
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team- an international, handpicked team of highly educated experts in various academic fields with profound knowledge of the regions we sail in  
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant jacket  
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities  

ENGAGING ONBOARD ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATION

  • In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience  
  • Explorer Science program, with educational and Citizen Science activities that inform you about the sights you’ll see, while contributing to research
  • Introductory photo lecture, including camera adjustments and tips and tricks
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
  • Photos and film/video footage from the voyage shared in the Expedition Logbook
  • Casual opportunities to engage with the expedition team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  • Opportunities to dine and interact with the expedition team and officers  
  • Destination-focused onboard library
  • farewell event

PREMIUM ONBOARD COMFORT

  • All meals including beverages (beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all ship restaurants)
  • Coffee and tea included throughout the day
  • Fredheim restaurant meals included
  • A la carte restaurant (only for suite guests)
  • Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner 
  • Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track
  • Gym, outdoor hot tubs and sauna with windows
  • No gratuities expected 

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR EXPEDITION:

  • International flights 
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners  
  • Optional small-group adventures with our expedition team such as kayaking, camping, glacier walks, long hikes (availability pending weather conditions and safety)  
  • Optional small-group Explorer Photo program with our Expedition Photographer   
  • Travel protection plan 
  • Luggage handling 

NOTES:

Life On Board

Your ship: MS Roald Amundsen

Our brand new, state of the art expedition ship MS Roald Amundsen serves as a comfortable basecamp at sea – bringing you to spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.

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