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15 Days / 14 Nights

Antarctic Circle Expedition

The MS Fram Antarctica Cruises are designed to bring out the inner explorer in every guest, bringing them closer to nature and creating unforgettable memories. Named after the original Fram ship, one of the most famous explorer ships of its time; the MS Fram combines exploration and comfort for the perfect Antarctica Cruise. Embark onto the MS Fram ship in Ushuaia, also known as “the end of the world,” due to its location at Argentina’s southernmost tip. Upon departure, you will set course towards the Southern Ocean. En route to Antarctica, you will sail through the Drake Passage, where two oceans meet, and the rapid currents collide. Then head to the open sea toward the continent of endless white wilderness and its overwhelming presence of nature and wildlife.

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This tour includes:

  • Full-board service
  • Lectures and presentations on the vessel
  • Highlights:

    • Ushuaia
    • Drake Passage
    • Antarctica
    • Cross Antarctic Circle

    Ushuaia Harbor Antarctica Cruises

    Ushuaia

    Day 1 /

    Ushuaia is where the Andes greet the Southern Ocean. It is a lively port and adventure hub with San Francisco-steep streets and architectural diversity sitting below the snow-capped Martial Range.

    Aboard the MS Fram in the afternoon, where you will depart for your journey to Antarctica.

    Drake Passage Crossing Hurtigruten Antarctica Cruise

    Drake Passage

    Day 2 - Day 3 /

    Watch from the comfortable ship as the fierce waves of the Drake Passage crash between South America's Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. While you cross the Drake Passage, you will have the opportunity to learn about Antarctica's history and what makes it one of the natural wonders of the world.

    The Drake Passage is known for having some of the roughest and most unforgiving waters in the world, but it is a right of passage to Antarctica. The Passage is where two oceans meet; sailors say that it's either the Drake Lake or the Drake Shake.

    Antarctica Cruise Exploration on Hurtigruten

    Antarctica

    Day 4 - Day 12 /

    Finally, you have reached Antarctica! This endless, untouched, marshmallow land is embedded with vistas of nature and wildlife. Respectfully explore, as this untouched land is known for its solidarity and peace. If the weather permits, cross the Antarctic Circle and head ashore for hiking, kayaking, and snowshoeing. If you're feeling extra outdoorsy, you may have the chance to opt for a night spent ashore in a tent.

    Some highlights you won't want to miss are the South Shetland Islands, Deception Island, Half Moon Island, and Yankee Harbour. Diverse landscapes and friendly wildlife create rare photo opportunities. Make sure to visit the Lemaire Channel, as it is known to be one of the most beautiful passages in Antarctica.

    With the various wildlife, unique landscapes, and the pure joy you will experience when you spot your first glacier, your time in Antarctica will be unforgettable.

    The Ultimate Antarctica Expedition Tourists at Sea

    Drake Passage

    Day 13 - Day 14 /

    After nine unforgettable days of cruising past penguin colonies, whales and spotting icebergs in Antarctica, the MS Fram will set out to cruise across the famous Drake Passage.

    During your sail from the Antarctic Peninsula to Ushuaia, at the southern tip of Argentina, you are free to attend the different lecture series offered aboard. Or recap your experiences in Antarctica with your fellow mates.

    Antarctica Hurtigruten Cruise Ushuaia

    Ushuaia

    Day 15 /

    Today you voyage ends in Ushuaia. If you're yearning for more travel and adventure, join an optional excursion to Lake Escondido.

    Catch a flight to Buenos Aires and continue your travels in South America, or catch a flight home.

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    19 Days / 18 Nights

    The Ultimate Antarctica Experience

    On this 19-day expedition cruise, you will experience all that Antarctica has to offer. Set sail from Ushuaia, the southernmost tip of Argentina. Then relax on board as you make your way to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and South Orkney until you reach your most awaited destination: beautiful Antarctica. The journey is full of exciting excursions, informational lectures from your experienced guides, and cozy accommodations. This cruise aboard the MS Fram is truly the ultimate Antarctica experience.

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    This tour includes:

  • 18-Nights Accommodations
  • Full-board service
  • Lectures and presentations on the vessel
  • Highlights:

    • Ushuaia
    • The Falkland Islands
    • South Georgia
    • South Orkney
    • Antarctica
    • Drake Passage

    The Ultimate Antarctica Expedition Ushuaia Arrival

    Arrive in Ushuaia

    Day 1 /

    Begin your adventure in Ushuaia, the world's southernmost town. You can join the optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park or Lake Escondido before embarking MS Fram.

    The Ultimate Antarctica Expedition Tourists at Sea

    Sail through Drake Passage

    Day 2 /

    Set sail for the Falkland Islands, located about 300 miles east of Ushuaia. Relax on board and keep your eyes open for wildlife as the experienced Expedition Team begins an onboard lecture series to prepare you for this adventure.

    The Ultimate Antarctica Expedition Falkland Islands

    Falkland Islands

    Day 3 - Day 4 /

    The Falklands Islands are two large islands surrounded by little islands. As you travel west to the settled outposts in the Falklands, you will see family-owned farms that have kept alive for many generations. Watch as the sheep graze alongside colonies of albatross and rockhopper, king, and macaroni penguins.

    The Falkland Islands also offer crystal blue skies, seamless horizons, and beautiful white sand beaches. Penguins will come close as you walk around the island, giving you a fantastic opportunity to take photos!

    The Ultimate Antarctica Expedition At Sea

    Set Sail for South Georgia

    Day 5 - Day 6 /

    During your time at sea, attend one of the lecture series that will help prepare you for South Georgia. Learn about the island's geology, glaciology, and wildlife.

    The Ultimate Antarctica Expedition South Georgia

    South Georgia

    Day 7 - Day 8 /

    South Georgia is a nature enthusiast's playground with magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers, and beaches full of wildlife. Watch as elephant seals lounge in the sand and fur seals splash around in the cold water. There is so much to see here, not to mention the albatross overhead and the thousands of king penguins flocking to the island.

    Visit Fortuna Bay, abandoned whaling stations, a whaling museum, and Sir Ernest Shackleton's gravesite while you are in South Georgia.

    The Ultimate Antarctica Expedition Lectures Onboard

    At Sea

    Day 9 - 10 /

    Enjoy another day at sea. The lecture series on deck will include a thorough introduction to the Antarctic visitor guidelines, as you move closer to the icy white continent of Antarctica.

    The Ultimate Antarctica Expedition South Orkney

    South Orkney

    Day 11 /

    Photographers love the South Orkney Islands due to its picturesque location. The South Orkney Islands are surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains, blue icebergs, and are full of endless wilderness. You will spend one day exploring these islands before sailing the Washington Strait to Coronation Island and Elephant Island.

    The Ultimate Antarctica Expedition Birds At Sea

    At Sea

    Day 12 /

    On your way to the Antarctic Peninsula, you can look through your photos, relax, attend a lecture, look for wildlife, or simply get ready for your arrival in Antarctica.

    The Ultimate Antarctica Expedition Antarctica Half Moon

    Antarctica

    Day 13 - Day 16 /

    Your adventure in Antarctica begins today. Remember this untouched land is dedicated to peace and science, so be respectful. Visit Deception Island to see the collapsed caldera wall or the natural harbor in Whalers Bay. Half Moon Island also awaits your arrival as one of the most beautiful parts of Antarctica, a gem among the island treasures.

    If weather permits, you will have the option to kayak, pitch tents ashore, or hike past some of the most beautiful, untouched places, on Earth.

    The Ultimate Antarctica Expedition Drake Passage

    Drake Passage

    Day 17 - Day 18 /

    After some incredible days exploring Antarctica, one of the world's natural wonders, the MS Fram will head north towards South America.

    The Ultimate Antarctica Expedition MS Fram Return

    Ushuaia

    Day 19 /

    On your final day on the MS Fram, you will landfall in Tierra del Fuego. Once you have reached Ushuaia, consider joining an optional excursion or catch your flight home.

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    13 Days / 12 Nights

    The Frozen Land of the Penguins

    Experience an abundance of wildlife on this expedition from the world's most southernmost town to the icebergs of Antarctica. Your course will have you sailing through the scenic Beagle Channel toward the notorious Drake Passage. Attend interesting lectures aboard the ship and learn about the history, environment, and wildlife of Antarctica. Once you reach Antarctica, cruise through the Antarctic waters in a kayak, pitch a tent ashore or find yourself amongst the penguins. This trip will bring you to a whole new icy world.

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    Per Person Pricing Options

    We include what others call optional

    This tour includes:

  • Full-board service
  • Lectures and presentations on the vessel
  • Highlights:

    • Ushuaia
    • Drake Passage
    • Antarctica

    The Frozen Land of the Penguins Cruise MS Fram

    Ushuaia

    Day 1 /

    Your journey starts in Ushuaia. Spend a few hours exploring the quaint town or join in on an optional excursion before boarding the MS Fram at nightfall. Relax as you set course through the scenic Beagle Channel to Antarctica.

    The Frozen Land of the Penguins Cruise Birds Overhead

    Drake Passage

    Day 2 /

    While you sail through the Drake Passage, you will have some time to kill aboard the ship. Join your fellow mates in spotting wildlife, albatross, and other seabirds. If you would rather relax in the comfort of the indoors, attend one of the many informational lectures that the cruise offers. During these presentations, you will learn about the history, environment, and wildlife of Antarctica, as well as the visitor guidelines from the Antarctic Treaty and International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO).

    The Frozen Land of the Penguins Cruise Penguins

    Drake Passage & Prepare for Antarctica

    Day 3 /

    During these two days at sea, you will have ample time to prepare yourself for the activities and excursions that await you in Antarctica. Learn from your experienced guides on board on how to interact with the fascinating penguins and other wildlife in Antarctica. The sheer amount of wildlife on this continent will astound you.

    The Frozen Land of the Penguins Cruise Kayak Excursion

    Antarctica

    Day 4 - Day 10 /

    You have finally reached Antarctica, the natural wonder you have been waiting to explore. Bundle up in some warm clothing, as you near this new terrain across the Antarctic Convergence. Keep those camera's focused as you pass by icebergs and near Antarctica.

    Some of the highlights include Deception Island, Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbour, Cuverville Island, Neko Harbour, and Paradise Harbour. Depending on the weather, you may partake in activities such as kayaking, an overnight in a tent or hiking excursions to a penguin colony.

    The Frozen Land of the Penguins Cruise Drake Passage

    Drake Passage

    Day 11 - Day 12 /

    Plan to be out on the deck during your voyage from the Antarctic Peninsula to Ushuaia, because at the southern tip there is roughly about 600 miles of good weather.

    On your way back to South America, enjoy recapping the highlights of your trip with the expedition team and your crewmates on board.

    The Frozen Land of the Penguins Cruise Ushuaia

    Ushuaia

    Day 13 /

    In the morning, you will disembark from the MS Fram in Ushuaia. Continue your adventure with an optional excursion to Buenos Aires or Rio de Janeiro, or simply catch a flight home.

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    19 Days / 18 Nights

    White Christmas in Antarctica

    Celebrate Christmas among abandoned whaling stations and spend New Year's Eve hiking with penguins. This expedition takes you to the vast horizons of the Falkland Islands, across the open sea to South Georgia, and of course, all the way to the crystal ice in Antarctica. This 19-day cruise will have you singing Christmas carols and make for an unforgettable Holiday experience.

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    $ 9738
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    We include what others call optional

    This tour includes:

  • Full-board service
  • Lectures and presentations on the vessel
  • Highlights:

    • Ushuaia
    • Falkland Islands
    • South Georgia
    • South Orkneys
    • Antarctica
    • Drake Passage

    White Christmas in Antarctica MS Fram

    Ushuaia

    Day 1 /

    Start your voyage in the world's southernmost town, Ushuaia, where you will board the MS Fram. Once night falls, you will set course for the Southern Ocean and your Christmas adventure awaits.

    White Christmas in Antarctica Glacier Spotting

    At Sea

    Day 2 /

    As you head across the open sea towards the Falkland Islands, participate in one of the lectures hosted by the expedition team.

    Enjoy cruising aboard the MS Fram and observe the vast wilderness from the comfort of the ship.

    White Christmas in Antarctica Penguins Meeting Tourists

    Falkland Islands

    Day 3 - Day 4 /

    Meet the penguins as you explore the Falkland Islands! Here, there will be an abundance of wildlife and nature. The penguins are extremely friendly and curious, so don't be surprised if they approach you. On the second day here, explore Stanley, the island's capital. Put on some comfortable walking shoes, because this town is best explored by foot. You will have plenty of opportunities to visit the shops and restaurants or explore the wildlife outside of town.

    White Christmas in Antarctica Lectures Onboard

    At Sea

    Day 5 - Day 6 /

    Spend two days cruising towards the beautiful South Georgia. While on the ship, attend some of the exciting presentations on the region's wildlife, whaling, and polar history.

    The expedition team has extensive knowledge of the geology and glaciology of South Georgia. One of their most fascinating stories told is that of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated ship 'Endurance', and the incredible bravery that saved them all.

    White Christmas in Antarctica Taking Photos of Penguins

    South Georgia

    Day 7 - Day 8 /

    Sing carols and pour the eggnog as you celebrate Christmas Eve in South Georgia! With the magnificent mountain scenery, glistening glaciers, and beaches teemed with wildlife; you will not be disappointed.

    While in South Georgia, explore abandoned whaling stations, the whaling museum, a Norwegian whaler's church, and Sir Ernest Shackleton's gravesite.

    White Christmas in Antarctica at sea

    At Sea

    Day 9 /

    Today you continue course towards Antarctica. Learn about the wonders of the great white continent and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime. The topics of focus will be the fascinating history, unique environment, and wildlife of Antarctica.

    White Christmas in Antarctica South Orkneys

    South Orkneys

    Day 10 /

    Make sure your camera is fully charged because the deserted South Orkney Islands are every photographer's dream. The snow-capped mountains, massive icebergs, and wilderness create beautiful Kodak moments. You only have one day here, so make the most out of exploring these islands.

    White Christmas in Antarctica At Sea

    At Sea

    Day 11 /

    While at sea, you will cruise past the Washington Strait and Coronation Island before moving towards Elephant Island and Antarctica.

    White Christmas in Antarctica Penguins

    Antarctica

    Day 12 -16 /

    On the 12th day of Christmas, you will reach the stunning white continent, Antarctica! Your itinerary in Antarctica will be full of excursions, including Deception Island, the South Shetlands, and the volcanic caldera. The volcanic caldera is one of the few places in Antarctica that you can backpack and hike, a rarity that will offer an exceptional experience. You will also visit Half Moon Island, which offers the best views of icebergs.

    There will always be chances of kayaking and hiking if the weather permits. If you're lucky, you might be able to partake in hiking an active volcano, a rarity among many.

    White Christmas in Antarctica Birds Overhead

    Drake Passage

    Day 17 - Day 18 /

    After exploring the beautiful Antarctica for the past four days, the MS Fram will make its way north, back to South America. You will sail from the Antarctic Peninsula to Ushuaia. For a recap of your journey, tune into the lecture series on board where the expedition team will go over all of your incredible experiences of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the South Orkney Islands.

    White Christmas in Antarctica Ushuaia Port

    Ushuaia

    Day 19 /

    Your Christmas voyage ends in Ushuaia. Say goodbye to the people you met on the ship and continue to your next destination in South America, or catch your flight home to South America.

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    Polar Inside

    Antarctic Circle Expedition $ 7394

    The Ultimate Antarctica Experience $ 8846

    The Frozen Land of the Penguins $ 4861

    White Christmas in Antarctica $ 9738

    The Polar Inside cabins are on all decks. These cabins include bathrooms with shower and WC. Most cabins have separate beds that also double as a sofa, while some other cabins have a double bed or upper and lower beds. All cabins have individual specifications.

    Polar Outside

    Antarctic Circle Expedition $ 8063

    The Ultimate Antarctica Experience $ 9766

    The Frozen Land of the Penguins $ 5368

    White Christmas in Antarctica $ 10748

    The Polar Outside cabins are mostly on the middle or lower deck. These have bathrooms with shower and WC. Some cabins have double beds and others have separated beds that double as a sofa bed, or lower and upper beds. All cabins have individual specifications.

    Arctic Superior

    Antarctic Circle Expedition $ 9983

    The Ultimate Antarctica Experience $ 11946

    The Frozen Land of the Penguins $ 9147

    White Christmas in Antarctica $ 13306

    Relax in the hallmarks of the Arctic Superior cabins. These are situated on both upper and middle decks and come with bathrooms and shower and WC. Most of these cabins have separate beds and one doubles as a sofa, some also have double beds. All cabins have individual specifications.

    Expedition Suite

    Antarctic Circle Expedition $ 12582

    The Ultimate Antarctica Experience $ 15238

    The Frozen Land of the Penguins $ 7345

    White Christmas in Antarctica $ 16772

    Our Expeditions Suites are the most exquisite cabins on the ship. These cabins are on the upper deck and offer guests the most comfortable accommodations. There is a seating area with a TV, bathroom with shower and WC and most have double beds. All the suites offer cabin kits that include bathrobes and slippers. All the suites have individual specifications.

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