TRIP DATES: December 28, 2019 – January 9, 2020 • 13 Days
Day 1—Buenos Aires
This adventure starts with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of Argentina. We offer an optional city tour in the afternoon. Spend the evening at your leisure and discover the ‘Paris of South America’ for yourself.
Fly early in the morning to Ushuaia, where MS Midnatsol awaits you. Once on board, we kick off our journey with a welcome-on-board dinner.
Day 3 & 4—Drakes Passage
Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the infamous Drake Passage, and trust us – it will take your breath away! Take it all in on board MS Midnatsol with her two-story panorama lounge over the bow, wall-to-wall windows that bathe the room in natural light and provide extraordinary views.
Day 5 – 10— Antarctica
You are now in one of the most remote areas on Earth! There have been spectacular photo op-portunities so far, but Antarctica is in an entirely different category. Go ashore to explore the breathtaking Antarctic scenery and get close to pen-guins and seals. You will feel like a real explorer from the moment you set foot on the endless expanse of snow and ice, and from the deck there will be ample opportunities to see whales.
Enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, and visit old whaling stations and its relics. Trust us when we say that every second of this journey has some-thing new to offer. One of the highlights of the South Shetlands is Deception Island. When we sail into the natural harbor of this volcanic island, you will see an abandoned whaling station known as Hektor and a derelict British base.
We are certain you will enjoy a visit to Half Moon Island, a staggeringly photogenic island blessed with some of the most beautiful Antarctic scenery imaginable, and Yankee Harbor, with its large colony of gentoo penguins, estimated to be approximately 4,000 breeding pairs. Cuverville Island is home to another of the largest known colonies of gentoo penguins. Neko Harbor is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay.
Day 11 & 12 Drake Passage
After exploring this exhilarating continent, we set course back to civilization. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences with fellow explorers, or just relaxing on deck.
Day 13— Ushuaia/Buenos Aires
Sadly, every adventure must come to an end. It is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends when we reach Ushuaia. We transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. Consider extending your stay and enjoying our optional post-cruise expedition programs.
The Flight’s on Hurtigruten– The Adventure is Yours
Book before August 31, 2018 and receive complimentary airfare.
Polar Inside—Prices start at $8749 per person
These comfortable, standard inside cabins for two people on the middle or upper decks have separate beds, one of which con-verts into a sofa. All cabins have private bathrooms.
Polar Outside—Prices start at $9999
Polar outside cabins are situated mostly on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. They have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa, or upper and lower berths and a small window.
Artic Superior—Prices Start at $10,182
These comfortable, outside cabins for two people on the middle deck have a private bathroom and separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa and a window.