Highlights of the Frozen Continent

  • CAD $10,490

  • 13 days / 12 nights

A rare opportunity to see penguins up-close

nCruise to Antarctica for close encounters with orcas, leopard seals, and, of course, penguins. Be amazed by the unforgettable sights and smells of their densely populated rookeries. Launching from Ushuaia, this Antarctic cruise takes you to highlights such as Deception Island, Half Moon Island, Cuverville Island, Neko Harbour, Paradise Harbour, and Petermann Island.

Itinerary

Day Destination Activities
1 Buenos Aires Optional city tour
2 Buenos Aires – Ushuaia Take a flight to Ushuaia
EMBARKATION
3 At sea Drake Passage; Onboard lectures; Prepare for your arrival in Antarctica
4-10 Antarctica Visit islands and bases, Deception Island, Hektor, Half Moon Island. See gentoo penguins and whales
11-12 At sea Drake Passage; Share photos and experiences onboard
13 Ushuaia – Buenos Aires DISEMBARKATION; Transfer to the aiport for your flight back to Buenos Aires

Day-1-Ushuaia

Buenos Aires, Argentina

This adventure begins with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, the bright, bustling capital of Argentina. Explore this colourful city by joining our city tour in the afternoon. Spend the evening at your leisure and discover the “Paris of South America” for yourself.

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Buenos Aires | Ushuaia, Argentina

After a comfortable stay in Buenos Aires, take a flight to Ushuaia, regarded as the southernmost city in the world. Located on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, the tip of South America, it is nicknamed the “End of the World”. In its port, the MS Midnatsol eagerly awaits your embarkation. We celebrate the beginning of our journey with a welcome dinner.

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At sea (Drake Passage)

Prepare yourself – as much as possible – for the amazing wilderness of Antarctica as we cross the infamous Drake Passage. MS Midnatsol is specially designed to bring polar exploration to all ages and learning levels. As we cruise south, we start our Young Explorers Antarctica classes for our younger guests. This program is a scientific introduction to biology, ecology, history and navigation. Our onboard lectures will complement our field trips into the continent. There will also be several lectures and films about Antarctica, so the Explorer Room will buzz with activity. This room will be the heart of the expedition community, where we gather for talks, recaps, events, and the constant chance to mingle and share stories.

ANTARCTICA

You’ve made it to one of the most remote areas on Earth! Go ashore to explore the breathtaking Antarctic scenery on foot, becoming a real explorer the moment you land on the the endless expanse of snow and ice. From the ship’s deck, there will be ample opportunities to sight whales. Enjoy close encounters with glaciers and wildlife, and step back in history at old whaling stations, as we visit islands that present their own unique topography, wildlife, and history. One of the highlights of the South Shetlands is Deception Island. When we sail into the natural harbour of this volcanic island, you will see an abandoned Norwegian whaling station known as Hektor, and a haunting, derelict British base. Half Moon Island is sure to impress you with its staggeringly beautiful scenery that results in stunning photographs. At Yankee Harbour and Cuverville Island, you will be greeted by massive colonies of gentoo penguins, while humpback whales congregate at Wilhelmina Bay in such large numbers that the area is nicknamed “Whale-mina Bay.”

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At sea (Drake Passage)

After exploring in depth this exhilarating continent, we set course back to civilization. Spend the days at sea sharing photos and stories, and learning more about your recent experiences, in the Explorer Room. Relax on deck, catching your last sights and forming your final memories of the frozen desert, Antarctica.

Day-13-Ushuaia

Ushuaia | Buenos Aires, Argentina

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. Not ready to end your travels just yet? Extend your stay and enjoy our optional post-expedition programs in Buenos Aires.

Dates & Prices

Start/EndNightsSailing ScheduleStarting From
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires12November & December 2019;
February & March 2020
$10,490

* Price per person based on double occupancy. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please click here to contact us directly for sailing schedule and full pricing.

Ship Information

MS-Midnatsol-sun-deck

MS Midnatsol

The name Midnatsol (Midnight Sun) is something to live up to, and this ship is dedicated to the Norwegian summer.

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