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All Inclusive Highlights of Antarctica | Fridtjof Nansen

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ALL INCLUSIVE:  International flights, Additional Accommodation and Transfers Included*

Explore the frozen beauty of the worlds final frontier on this incredible expedition. After a night in the eccentric Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, you'll fly to Ushuaia to embark on the hybrid-powered Roald Amundsen. As you cross the Drake Passage you will be welcomed to the indescribable magic of the Frozen White Continent. From indescribable icescapes to unique and curious wildlife - discover one of the most pristine and untouched landscapes on Earth. 

*Offer is subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Not combinable with any other promotion. Further conditions apply, contact us for more information.

Optional Activities :

Trip Code: ACHUAH

Travel Style: Expedition Cruise

Location: Antarctic Peninsula

Ship: FRIDTJOF NANSEN

Flights: Cruise package includes return airfare from selected cities in Australia & New Zealand to Ushuaia. Please contact us for more information.

CRUISE ITINERARY

An overnight stay in Buenos Aires is the ideal setting to kickstart your adventure. Famously called the ‘Paris of South America’, Buenos Aires is a sensuous fusion of faded European splendour and Latin American panache. You can spend the evening at your leisure, sampling an authentic steak dinner at one of the city’s many parrillas or sightseeing some of the city’s best-known landmarks at Plaza de Mayo.

But to get the most out of your experience, we urge you to arrive a few days early to really immerse yourself in this seductive and sophisticated city, replete with historic French and Italian architecture.

Buenos Aires is home to numerous fine and modern art museums, landscaped parks and one of the world’s greatest opera houses – Teatro Colón. And that’s before we even mention the world-famous nightlife - Including the cities renown tango shows.

Arrival in Buenos Aires

Enjoy a free day in Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is home to numerous fine and modern art museums, landscaped parks and one of the world’s greatest opera houses – Teatro Colón. And that’s before we even mention the world-famous nightlife - Including the cities renown tango shows.

Free Day in Buenos Aires

We fly first thing in the morning to a place nicknamed ‘End of the World’: the bustling port city of Ushuaia. It is here where your voyage truly begins. Once on board, you’ll meet the Expedition Team and crew members who will take you through a mandatory meeting related to health and safety – both yours and others. Later that evening, we mark the launch of our journey with a welcome dinner. Afterwards, you can familiarise yourself with this state-of-the-art vessel, especially designed for sustainable voyages in polar waters. On our way through the scenic Beagle Channel, you can watch for the rare endemic Peale’s dolphin and other wildlife.

Fly Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the famed Drake Passage. During the voyage south, the Expedition Team starts the lecture programme, giving you information about Antarctica’s fascinating history and environmental science. You’ll also learn how to make your visit as safe and as sustainable as possible and you’ll join Citizen Science programmes to help collect data for current scientific research. This is also a good opportunity to enjoy all the amenities of your advanced hybrid powered expedition ship.

Drake Passage - Day 4 to 5

Antarctica never fails to inspire awe and wonder, with white horizons above oceans full of icebergs and whales. Perhaps even more awe-inspiring will be your first encounter with the huge colonies of penguins.

Our Expedition Team will lead ice-cruising and landings at every opportunity to come ashore and explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. From deck, there are great chances to spot whales. Of course, this is true wilderness, so nature is in charge, but our experienced captain will work with the elements to create the best possible itinerary for your adventure. We will attempt landings at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula and aim to bring you to the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife on display in this pristine wilderness.

Wherever we explore, the sights and sounds and of Antarctica are sure to stay with you for a lifetime!

Antarctica - Day 6 to 10

After exploring this exhilarating continent, we set course back to civilisation. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun in the Science Center or just relaxing on deck, spotting the many sea birds which follow our ship.

Crossing the Drake - Day 11 to 12

Your incredible adventure will end in Buenos Aires. From here you may decide to extend your stay in Buenos Aires or perhaps extend your incredible adventure with other experiences in Chile or the greater South America.

Depart Buenos Aires
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Pricing per person & date

Departing Ending Duration
11 Nov 2023 24 Nov 2023 14
21 Nov 2023 04 Dec 2023 14
01 Dec 2023 14 Dec 2023 14
11 Dec 2023 24 Dec 2023 14
21 Dec 2023 03 Jan 2024 14
31 Dec 2023 13 Jan 2024 14
10 Jan 2024 23 Jan 2024 14
05 Feb 2024 18 Feb 2024 14
15 Feb 2024 28 Feb 2024 14
25 Feb 2024 09 Mar 2024 14
06 Mar 2024 19 Mar 2024 14

Important Information

  • Return flights from AU/NZ*
    Pre and Post accommodation
    Cabin accommodation on board ship 
    All meals whilst on board
    All landings and excursions by zodiac
    Guiding by experienced Polar lecture and guide
    One night in Buenos Aires prior to departure
    Return economy airfare flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
    Waterproof jacket (yours to keep)
    Loan of waterproof boots for duration of voyage

    EXCLUSIONS

    Visa and passport expenses 
    Travel Insurance
    Beverages (other then tea and coffee) 
    Personal expenses such as laundry and on board communication 
    Gratuities for Staff and crew
    Optional activities whilst on board

    *terms and conditions apply, selected cities only. Please contact us for more details.

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available on request. Please contact us for more information.

  • Please note this itinerary may be subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions.

  • Departure date, seasonality and availability.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Sustainability

As a member of IAATO we follow guidelines appointed by the Antarctic Treaty System to go above and beyond in support of minimizing negative impacts on this pristine landscape. We also encourage clients to look to book pre-and post- accommodation with us, where local businesses will be supported. Our clients also receive restaurant recommendations which support locally owned restaurants

We carefully select all ships we work with and choose smaller sized vessels to create less impact. We use a highly regulated, licensed vessel which is well equipped to operate in the Antarctic’s delicate ecosystem. We view the voyage to the Antarctic as an expedition, not a sightseeing trip. Smaller boats such as ours can navigate narrow waterways and are far less polluting than the larger ships in Antarctic waters. By carrying less passengers, we have far less waste. The waste is carried back to the home port to allow for environmentally conscious waste management and disposal.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE

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