All inclusive Highlights of Antarctica

Price from $14,083
$12,989

Departure Dates
11 departures between Nov 2023 and Mar 2024
Duration
14 days

Cruise Overview

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. 

Itinerary

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

Otherworldly

Day 6-10

Heading back to civilisation

Day 11-12

Explorers unite!

Day 13

Departure Day

Day 14

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 14-day expedition cruise.

Hotel

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

Flights

  • 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

Transfers

  • 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

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats while in Antarctica
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

What's not included

  • Travel insurance

  • Luggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Ships on this expedition

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