Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

White Christmas in Antarctica

Spend Christmas exploring the Great White Continent of Antarctica, remote Falklands and South Orkneys and rarely-visited South Georgia on this festive expedition. Includes return flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia and pre-cruise hotel stay in Buenos Aires

Cruise Only - Package Possible
19 nights

Expedition Holiday
  • Penguins
  • Seal in Antarctica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Falkland Islands
  • Whaler's Church, South Georgia
  • Penguins in South Georgia
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica scenery
  • Ushuaia

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


This voyage is perfect for those dreaming of a white Christmas. Enjoy unique experiences and festive celebrations as Fram explores the Falklands, South Georgia, South Orkneys and Antarctica.

Fram crosses the South Atlantic Ocean and reaches the westernmost outposts of the Falkland Islands, home to Gentoo and Rock Hopper penguins as well as sea lions and black-browed albatross.

Spend Christmas Eve on the unique island of South Georgia, known as the Serengeti of the Southern Ocean. See abandoned whaling stations and visit the graveyard of famous explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Fram reaches the Great White Continent of Antarctica where you can get up close to Chinstrap penguins and seals on Polarcirkel landings at isolated beaches. Optional excursions including kayak trips in untouched waters and nights ashore in tents allow you to explore this breathtaking landscape further.

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White Christmas in Antarctica Itinerary

Day 1 - Buenos Aires (Argentina)

December in Buenos Aires is springtime. See the colourful flowers bursting into bloom at the Rose Garden Walk. Join an optional city tour or explore independently. Check in to your hotel for the evening.

Day 2 - Buenos Aires - Ushuaia

This morning, board your flight to Ushuaia and embark your ship, MS Fram. Enjoy a welcome meeting on board before setting sial for the Southern Ocean.

Day 3 - At sea

Perhaps participate in a lecture during a day at sea. Keep an eye out for albatross and dolphins as Fram heads across the open sea.

Days 4-5 - Falkland Islands

The Falklands are home to an abundance of wildlife including Gentoo and Rock Hopper penguins, sea lions, elephant seals and black-browed albatross who will have young with them. Explore the capital Stanley with its museum, post-office and lively pubs.

Days 6-7 - At sea

During these two days at sea, there will be lectures on board.

Days 8-9 - South Georgia

South Georgia is unique, with its mountainous scenery, glaciers and beaches. It is the perfect place to spend Christmas Eve. Take part in a real Norwegian Christmas on board with traditional food. During our stay on South Georgia, we plan to visit a site where Elephant seals bask on the sand and King penguins gather in abundance. See abandoned whaling stations, a Norwegian whaler's church and the graveyard in Grytviken where you can pay your respects to Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Day 10 - At sea

Fram continues to Antarctica where we learn more about the wonders of the Deep South, including the history, environment and wildlife.

Days 11 - South Orkneys

The remote South Orkney Islands are breathtaking, from snow-capped mountains to majestic icebergs. Spend the day exploring this vast wilderness.

Day 12 - At sea

Cruise by the Washington Strait and Coronation Island before heading towards Elephant island and Antarctica.

Days 13-17 - Antarctica

One of the highlights of our four days in Antarctica is Deception Island, one of the South Shetlands. This is one of the few places where we can put on our backpacks and hike. You can look forward to visiting Half Moon Island, a jewel in the polar landscape. Navigating through the Antarctic Sound offers the most impressive icebergs that we will see on our voyage. Keep an eye out for the Chinstrap penguins and cape petrels nesting below the spectacular cliffs of Brown Bluff.

Day 18-19 - Drake Passage

Enjoy lectures and recap your experiences as you navigate the famous Drake Passage en route to Ushuaia.

Day 20 - Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

Ushuaia is the largest city in Argentina's Tierra del Fuego region. Your Christmas adventure ends with your flight back to Buenos Aires which leaves early afternoon.

Planned landings will depend on weather and ice conditions. We reserve the right to change the scheduled program and itinerary. Please note: Some activities and excursions will only be sold on board. Rubber boots are available to rent on board.

Price Includes

  • Full board voyage in cabin grade of your choice
  • Pre-cruise hotel stay in Buenos Aires including breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel to airport in Buenos Aires
  • Return economy flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Transfer in Ushuaia with guided tour
  • Wind and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings with Polarcirkel boats
  • English speaking expedition team
  • On board lectures
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights (Flight package is available from £1110pp - please contact us for details)
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions and gratuities
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