Highlights of the Frozen Continent

Five days in the Antarctic Peninsula, focused on exploring the many penguin colonies, glaciers, and icebergs found there.


Antarctic Peninsula
© Agustin Ullmann

Duration: 11 nights
Starts: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ends: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Languaje: English Speaking Voyage

* Trip starts with an included transfer flight from BA to USH and back after the days in Antarctica


Included Activities
Optional Activities


* Five days exploring 22 possible sites on the Antarctic Peninsula
* Departure dates to spend a truly White Christmas or New Year in Antarctica
* January in Antarctica has the warmest weather and hatching penguin chicks
* Inclusive lectures, onboard Science Center, and Citizen Science program

Itinerary

© Agustin Ullmann
© Agustin Ullmann
© Agustin Ullmann

Day 1. Arrive in Buenos Aires
Unescorted overnight in Buenos Aires. Guests can explore the capital of Argentina with its colorful neighborhoods and beautiful parks.

Day 2. Fly to Ushuaia and embark the ship
Transfer from the hotel to the airport for an early morning flight to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and where MS Fridtjof Nansen awaits. Once aboard the ship, guests join a mandatory safety drill before the Captain’s introduction and welcome dinner.

Day3. Sail the Drake Passage to Antarctica
The Drake Passage connects the Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern Oceans and is the shortest crossing to Antarctica. It is also nicknamed the ‘Drake Shake’ when the seas are stormy or the ‘Drake Lake’ when the waters are still.

While at sea, and provided conditions are calm, guests may be able to sight whales, dolphins, and sea birds such as albatrosses and petrels. Join lectures and watch films about Antarctica in the Science Center or spend time enjoying the ship’s infinity pool, hot tubs, gym, and Wellness Center.

Day 5 - 9. Antarctica
Each day, we venture to one of 22 possible sites to go cruising in small boats and to make landings where guests are able to observe penguin colonies, seals, whales, glaciers, and icebergs up close.

All aboard are invited to participate in lectures on glaciology, climate change, and marine biology. Guests can also engage in Citizen Science programs like photographing leopard seals and spotting whale tails that contribute directly to scientific research.

Day 10 - 11. Sail the Drake Passage back to Ushuaia
As we return to open water, guests will have time to learn more in the Science Center, attend lectures, enjoy the ship’s infinity pool, hot tubs, gym, and Wellness Center, or just relax while bird and whale watching out on deck.

Day 12. Arrive in Ushuaia, disembark the ship, and fly back to Buenos Aires
It’s time to return home via Ushuaia and Buenos Aires. Guests can extend their trip with a choice of excursions or a post-voyage program.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive in Buenos Aires
Unescorted overnight in Buenos Aires. Guests can explore the capital of Argentina with its colorful neighborhoods and beautiful parks.

Day 2. Fly to Ushuaia and embark the ship
Transfer from the hotel to the airport for an early morning flight to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and where MS Fridtjof Nansen awaits. Once aboard the ship, guests join a mandatory safety drill before the Captain’s introduction and welcome dinner.

Day3. Sail the Drake Passage to Antarctica
The Drake Passage connects the Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern Oceans and is the shortest crossing to Antarctica. It is also nicknamed the ‘Drake Shake’ when the seas are stormy or the ‘Drake Lake’ when the waters are still.

While at sea, and provided conditions are calm, guests may be able to sight whales, dolphins, and sea birds such as albatrosses and petrels. Join lectures and watch films about Antarctica in the Science Center or spend time enjoying the ship’s infinity pool, hot tubs, gym, and Wellness Center.

Day 5 - 9. Antarctica
Each day, we venture to one of 22 possible sites to go cruising in small boats and to make landings where guests are able to observe penguin colonies, seals, whales, glaciers, and icebergs up close.

All aboard are invited to participate in lectures on glaciology, climate change, and marine biology. Guests can also engage in Citizen Science programs like photographing leopard seals and spotting whale tails that contribute directly to scientific research.

Day 10 - 11. Sail the Drake Passage back to Ushuaia
As we return to open water, guests will have time to learn more in the Science Center, attend lectures, enjoy the ship’s infinity pool, hot tubs, gym, and Wellness Center, or just relax while bird and whale watching out on deck.

Day 12. Arrive in Ushuaia, disembark the ship, and fly back to Buenos Aires
It’s time to return home via Ushuaia and Buenos Aires. Guests can extend their trip with a choice of excursions or a post-voyage program.


© Agustin Ullmann
© Agustin Ullmann
© Agustin Ullmann


INCLUSIONS

Flights
• Return flights in coach class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia

Hotel
• Overnight at a centrally located three-star hotel in Buenos Aires before the voyage, including breakfast

Transfers
• Transfer from the hotel in Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires airport before the voyage
• Transfers between Ushuaia airport and the ship, including one short city tour

Voyage
• Full-board expedition voyage aboard MS Fridtjof Nansen in a cabin of your choice
• A choice of three onboard restaurants
• All meals include beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water in all onboard restaurants)
• Complimentary tea and coffee
• Free Wi-Fi on board
• Complimentary reusable water bottle made from aluminum to use at water refill stations located throughout the ship
• No gratuities expected
• English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities aboard and ashore

Onboard Activities
• Citizen Science program allows guests to help out with live scientific research
• Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on sustainability, climate change, wildlife, glaciology, history
• Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
• Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
• Use of the ship’s infinity pool, hot tubs, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
• Informal gatherings where the crew share stories, play a film or documentary, conduct a quiz, run art workshops, perform talents like fruit and ice carving, or teach guests how to tie sailor’s knots

Landing Activities
• Daily escorted landings in one of 22 possible sites while in Antarctica
• Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for included and optional activities
• Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
• Canon-certified Expedition Team members help with your camera settings before every landing

EXCLUSIONS

• Travel insurance
• International flight package to and from Buenos Aires
• Luggage handling
• Treatments in the onboard Wellness Center
• Additional landing activities such as:
o Kayaking
o Glacier hikes
o Snowshoeing
o Camping
o Photography course
• Optional excursions
• Pre and post-programs


* The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.
NOTE: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.




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