Land of the Penguins – Antarctica Expedition Voyage

Explore the breathtaking Antarctic Peninsula with its colonies of penguins and seals on this 12-night expedition voyage from Buenos Aires on MS Fram

Land of the Penguins – Antarctica Expedition Voyage

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12 nights from £3711pp

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Cross the Drake Passage and learn about the history and wildlife of Antarctica from the lecturers on board, before reaching the Antarctic Peninsula which boasts magnificent scenery and colonies of Emperor, Adelie and Chinstrap penguins.

Discover magnificent glaciers, cruise through the picturesque channels and breaktaking fjords and observe Humpback and Orca whales as they glide past the ship.

There will be several opportunities to explore this white continent and enjoy close encounters with the abundance of wildlife. Depending on weather and ice conditions, a selection of hikes and other activities on land with the expedition team may be offered.

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Land of the Penguins Expedition Voyage Itinerary

Day 1 - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Ushuaia
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Your flight leaves Buenos Aires in the morning, giving a few hours at leisure in Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world. After an orientation tour or an optional excursion to Ushuaia National Park, we will embark on MS Fram.
Days 2 - 3 - Drake Passage
Named after Sir Francis Drake this stretch of water betweeen South America and the Antarctic Peninsula has numerous myths and legends connected to it. The extraordinary seaworthiness of MS Fram ensures you a comfortable passage, when there is time to attend educational lectures.
Days 4 -10 - Antarctica
Once we have crossed the Antarctic Convergence you will start feeling the air getting crisper and colder. You will begin to see Antarctic penguins in the water and don't forget to be on the lookout for the first iceberg. There are no permanent human inhabitants 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.
Days 11 - 12 - Drake Passage
As the bow points north we carry unforgettable memories home and are encouraged to review our perception of the Antarctic.
Day 13 - Ushuaia (Argentina) - Buenos Aires
After a spectacular voyage with countless impressions, we dock at the world's southernmost town before your transfer to Ushuaia Airport for your charter flight to Buenos Aires.
Please note Nov 2015 and Jan 2016 departures are of a 14-day duration with an overnight pre-cruise hotel stay in Buenos Aires

Price Includes

  • 12-night full board cruise in cabin grade of your choice on board MS Fram
  • Nov 2015 and Jan 2016 departures include an overnight pre-cruise hotel stay in Buenos Aires and transfers from the airport to the hotel
  • Return economy flight between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Transfers in Ushuaia with orientation tour
  • Wind and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings with Polarcirkel boats and activities onboard and ashore
  • Professional English speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompany landings and activities
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights (see Additional Information)
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities

Special Features

  • Flight Package price: From £1750pp
  • Flight Package details: Return Economy class flights from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires (indirect) including current taxes and charges; transfers in Buenos Aires; 1 night hotel stay in Buenos Aires pre- and post-cruise, including breakfast
Book now and save up to £4295pp with our exclusive discount!

2014 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Inside Cabin From Outside Cabin From Suite From
Nov 19£4639£5319£7320

2015 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Inside Cabin From Outside Cabin From Suite From
Jan 04£3711£5319£7320
Jan 16£4639£5319£7320
Nov 17£5145£5859£7962

2016 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Inside Cabin From Outside Cabin From Suite From
Jan 04, 16£5145£5859£7962
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  • Single supplement available on request. Please call us for details
  • Prices are per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin room
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