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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
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+44 1756 706500
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Christmas in Antarctica

Join Midnatsol and celebrate Christmas in Antarctica where a white Christmas is guaranteed. Cross the Drake Passage from Ushuaia and spend eight days exploring the frozen Antarctic landscape

Cruise Only - Package Possible
14 nights from £5495pp

Expedition Holiday
  • Half Moon Island
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • Deception Island
  • Adelie Penguins

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

Hurtigruten

Exclusive £100pp discount!

Christmas in Antarctica Special Offer

Spend Christmas in Antarctica with a traditional Norwegian celebration on board whilst exploring the vast white continent, accompanied by an on board expedition team.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and join Midnatsol for this adventure of a lifetime. Whilst crossing the Drake Passage there is the opportunity to learn more about photography or join the interesting sessions in the science centre.

Eight days in Antartica gives plenty of opportunity to see the majestic icebergs, Adelie and Chinstrap penguins, and gulls and petrels nesting on the spectacular cliffs which rise 745m out of the sea. The final route will depend on the ice and weather conditions but highlights may include Deception Island, one of the South Shetlands, one of the few places where you can hike on an active volcano, and Half Moon Island's extremely diverse landscape. Brown Bluff is home to colonies of Chinstrap and Adelie penguins. When opportunities arise, kayaks will be launched in the water and you'll join unforgettable hikes exploring the most beautiful places on the planet.

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Christmas in Antarctica Itinerary

Day 1 - Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Arrive in Buenos Aires and enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Argentina's capital city. Perhaps see a spectacular 'Tango and Dinner' show, with a fantastic performance of their traditional dance, or stroll through the city and see the La Recoleta Cemetery.

Day 2 - Buenos Aires - Ushuaia

Take an early morning flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and embark Midnatsol. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening.

Day 3 - 4 - Drake Passage

Named after Sir Francis Drake, this stretch of water between South America and the Antarctic Peninsula has numerous myths and legends connected to it. Relax on board and perhaps watch a film about Antarctica or attend educational lectures.

Days 5 - 12 - Antarctica

There are no permanent human inhabitants in Antarctica but it is home to millions of penguins and the feeding area for thousands of whales. Words simply cannot describe the feeling of being on the Great White Continent. The ice, wind and weather dictate life in Antarctica as well as our route. Every voyage is unique and our experienced crew will make all voyages an experience of a lifetime. Locations that may be visited include Deception Island, one of the South Shetlands, one of the few places where it is possible to hike on an active volcano, Half Moon Island and Brown Bluff which has vast populations of Adelie and Chinstrap penguins. Take part in a Norwegian Christmas celebration with traditional food from Norway and sing carols.

Days 13 - 14 - Drake Passage

Relax on board whilst cruising back through the Drake Passage.

Day 15 - Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

Disembark Midnastol and transfer to the airport for the return flight back to Buenos Aires.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Itineraries vary according to ice and weather conditions - and the wildlife encountered.

Price Includes

  • 13-night full board cruise in the cabin grade of your choice
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Buenos Aires
  • Return economy flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires
  • Transfers in Ushuaia
  • Landings ashore and lectures onboard by the Expedition Team
  • Complimentary tea and coffee onboard
  • Wind and waterproof jacket

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions and gratuities
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Midnatsol
Dec 20£5595£5495

Price Information

  • Please note: Pricing is based on a fluid system so subject to daily change.
  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Polar Inside cabin
  • Cabin upgrade supplements and single supplements available, please call us for details
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