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Antarctica, Patagonia and Chilean Fjords Expedition


Departure date
26 days

Cruise Overview

Explore the frozen continent of Antarctica, Patagonia’s amazing national parks and the stunning Chilean fjords on an unforgettable expedition cruise. 

The frozen continent 

Start in the romance-infused city of Buenos Aires before heading to Ushuaia to board your hybrid-powered expedition ship. We sail the Drake Passage to the white wilderness of Antarctica where you’ll spend five beautiful days.  

Visiting Antarctica in March is an excellent opportunity to see wildlife. Penguin chicks are fledging, and the nutrient-rich waters attract whales. Our Expedition Team will also give fascinating lectures and lead the way in landings and ice cruises. Exactly where we go and when is down to the sea ice and weather conditions on the day, but we’ll always bring you to the best spots available at the time. 

South America adventure 

We’ll go straight back into adventure mode and attempt a landing at Cape Horn. Waves from the Pacific and Atlantic converge here, creating challenging conditions. This fact makes it all the more exciting if we do succeed. You’ll then continue to the small town of Puerto Williams, and we’ll try cruising into Garibaldi Fjord, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and home to a glacier of the same name.  

Patagonia’s National Parks 

Arriving in Puerto Natales, you might join an optional excursion to the world-renowned Torres del Paine National Park. Next is Pio XI, the longest glacier in the southern hemisphere outside Antarctica. The isolated but inviting communities of Puerto Edén and Caleta Tortel follow. Castro is a charming rustic city with access to Chiloé National Park, while Niebla and its old Spanish fortress is your last stop before the vibrant hilltop city of Valparaíso.

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Tango is only the beginning

Day 1

Start at the ‘End of the World’

Day 2

Crossing to another continent

Day 3-4

Where nature reigns supreme

Day 5-9

A return to open waters

Day 10-11

Explore Ushuaia

Day 12

Where two oceans collide

Day 13

Smalltown atmosphere in beautiful surroundings

Day 14

The sights and sounds of a glacier

Day 15

Cruising through paradise

Day 16

Torres del Paine National Park

Day 17-18

The giant that’s still growing

Day 19

A tiny piece of paradise

Day 20

Aysén charm, Chilotan architecture

Day 21

The blue waters of Patagonia

Day 22

Chilean charm

Day 23

The fortress in the fog

Day 24

Sailing north

Day 25

UNESCO’s ‘Jewel of the Pacific’

Day 26

What's included

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  
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings  

What's not included

  • International flights  

  • 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

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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