Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition (Southbound)


Price from $15,381

Departure date
18 days

Cruise Overview

Experience Patagonia and Antarctica in spring

  • 18-day expedition cruise from Chile to Antarctica, aboard hybrid-powered ship MS Fridtjof Nansen, exploring the Chilean fjords and Patagonia.

  • Visit Antarctica in late spring and discover its incredible wildlife, like colonies of Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins courting and building nests.

  • Four days exploring the Antarctic peninsula up close, on landings and ice cruises with your Expedition Team, or optional kayaking and snowshoeing activities.

Wildlife and fjords

From Valparaíso, you’ll tour the Chilean fjords and waterways of Patagonia, with a chance to hike in Torres del Paine before crossing the legendary Drake Passage.

Icescapes and penguins

Guided by your Expedition Team, you'll spend four incredible days exploring Antarctica's immense, pristine icescapes. Springtime is courting season and you'll be able to observe penguins mating. There's no fixed program: we adapt our itinerary to take every opportunity to get closer to nature and enjoy unique experiences on ice cruises and landings.  

Expedition Team in Antarctica

Your onboard guides are local experts in areas of interest specific to Antarctica


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

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 1

Orientation and discovery

Day 2–3

Castro's Chilotan charm

Day 4

The waters of Patagonia

Day 5

Remote Puerto Edén

Day 6

Bohemian Puerto Natales

Day 7–8

Exploring Chile's fjords

Day 9

Rounding Cape Horn

Day 10–11

Antarctica: another world

Day 12–15

Sailing towards Argentina

Day 16–17

Ushuaia and Buenos Aires

Day 18

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 17-day expedition cruise.


  • Flight in economy class from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires


  • Transfer from the ship to the Ushuaia airport after the expedition cruise

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • Fine-dining Lindstrøm, À la carte restaurant, is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to fill at onboard water refill stations
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard Activities

  • Experts from the Expedition Team present lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to current scientific research
  • The onboard professional photographer will give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • The ship has hot tubs, a sauna, an outdoor and indoor gym, and an outdoor running track
  • Participate in informal gatherings with the crew, such as daily recaps and the next day’s preparations

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings by small boats (RIBs) while in Antarctica
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers will help configure your camera settings before landings

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 Programs

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