All inclusive Highlights of Antarctica

Price from A$14,184

Departure Dates
11 departures between Nov 2023 and Mar 2024
15 days

A different world: Buenos Aires, Ushuaia and the Drake Passage  

The focus of this expedition is on exploring the icy wilderness of Antarctica during its summer season, seeing its stunning landscapes and meeting some of its heart-warming wildlife.   

After a night in sensuous Buenos Aires, you’ll fly to Ushuaia to embark on hybrid-powered MS Fridtjof Nansen. We then sail south and cross the Drake Passage to Antarctica.

In this part of the world, sea ice, wind, waves and weather conditions are hard to predict.

That’s why we adjust to the elements and modify our plans as we go, to give you the best possible experience for the conditions at the time.   

The icescapes and wildlife of Antarctica change with the seasons. Late spring in October and November means more snow and pristine landscapes, though whales are relatively rare. Penguins court and nest these months, with the eggs hatching into cute bundles of feathers by December and January. February and March are the peak of whale-watching opportunities when large amounts of krill lure them to the area. Whichever period you visit, the Expedition Team will be your living, breathing encyclopaedias, sharing their extensive knowledge about the history, wildlife and science of the area. You can join them in included and optional activities to really discover the secrets and magic of the frozen continent. 

What's Included


  • 3 overnights in Buenos Aires before and after the expedition cruise, including breakfast


  • Round-trip flights in economy class between selected cities in Australia or New Zealand and Buenos Aires
  • Round-trip flights in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia


  • Round-trip transfers between Buenos Aires airport and your hotel, on arrival and departure days
  • Round-trip transfers between your hotel and Buenos Aires airport, before and after the expedition cruise
  • Round-trip transfers between Ushuaia airport and the ship, including a brief tour of the town

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Arrival Day

Day 1

Starting off on the right foot

Day 2

Southernmost city in the world?

Day 3

Centring on the science

Day 4-5


Day 6-10

Heading back to civilisation

Day 11-12

Explorers unite!

Day 13

Departure Day

Day 14

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition