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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

White Christmas Adventure

A full-board Christmas expedition cruise through the natural wonders of the Chilean Fjords to the remarkable Antarctica. Includes a hotel stay in Santiago de Chile, return flights Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas and shore landings.

Cruise Only
14 nights from £6479pp

Expedition Holiday
  • Adelie Penguins, Antarctica
  • Antarctica Landscape
  • Cape Horn, Chile
  • Punta Arenas
  • Santiago
  • Chilean Fjords
  • White Seal
  • Penguins in snow
  • Iceberg, Antarctica

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

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Discover the unique wildlife and breath-taking scenery of Antarctica and the Chilean Fjords, cross the infamous Drake Passage and explore the vibrant city of Punta Arenas on this Christmas expedition. This 15-day full-board voyage includes an overnight hotel stay in Santiago de Chile, insightful lectures and exciting shore landings.

Start your adventure with an overnight stay in Santiago de Chile before joining Roald Amundsen and cruising through the astounding fjords of Chile. Visit the iconic Cape Horn and cross the remarkable Drake Passage before spending several days exploring Antarctica.

Admire the spectacular scenery of glaciers, icebergs and mountains and get up close to the abundance of unique wildlife including penguin colonies, whales and seals. Visit places such as Deception Island and Neko Bay before spending a very different Christmas day at sea as you sail back to Santiago de Chile.

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White Christmas Adventure

Day 1 - Santiago de Chile

Start you winter adventure with an overnight hotel stay in Santiago de Chile, the vibrant capital city centre of Chile. Take the opportunity to explore this exciting city which boasts breathtaking Andean glaciers on the borders, fascinating colonial architecture and a diverse landscape with tall mountains, skyscrapers and beautiful parks.

Day 2 - Santiago de Chile - Punta Arenas

This morning, fly to Punta Arenas and enjoy a guided walking tour of this bustling city before embarking on Roald Amundsen.

Day 3 - Chilean Fjords

Spend the day cruising through the remarkable Beagle Channel, admire the spectacular views of this wild and remote area which appears to be almost completely untouched by humans. The unique fjord landscape of Chile features isolated islands and hidden bays which have been created as the ice has weaved its way between the mountains.

Day 4 - 5 - Cape Horn and Drake Passage

At the southernmost point of South America sits Cape Horn; one of the most iconic places on Earth. Before the Panama Canal, seafarers had to pass this wondrous rocky island in order to cross from one side of the Americas to the other. Landing on Cape Horn can be tricky due to high seas and challenging conditions, so, the Captain will decide on the safety of the excursion before landing. Next, you will cross the infamous Drake Passage which is part of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, the most voluminous current in the world.

Day 6 - 12 - Antarctica

Spend several days exploring the white continent, a truly unique destination that boasts indescribable beauty. 90% of the world's ice is located in Antarctica, creating a beautiful landscape of icebergs, glaciers and mountains. The Antarctic also boasts an abundance of fascinating wildlife including penguins, whales and seals. The continent is dedicated to peace, science and tourism meaning human activity is not allowed to alter the perfect natural balance. Due to the climatic challenges of this remarkable environment, the programme and schedule may change during your time here but when the conditions are ideal you will be able to spend hours ashore, on the water with kayaks, hike or simply cruise amongst huge pods of whales. The captain will attempt to land in several places, including Deception Island, Half Moon Island, Brown Bluff, Cuverville Island and Neko Harbour creating opportunities to get up close with penguin colonies, seals, glaciers and icebergs.

Day 13 - At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea whilst celebrating Christmas with your fellow guests! Savour delicious food in the restaurant and join in the fun and games at the bar as you embrace this unusual Christmas.

Day 14 - At Sea

Today, complete the loop of the Magellan Strait and enjoy a recap of everything you have experienced during this fantastic expedition.

Day 15 - Punta Arenas - Santiago de Chile

Arrive back in Punta Arenas this morning and disembark before flying back to Santiago de Chile as your expedition comes to an end.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 13-night full-board voyage in cabin grade of your choice on MS Roald Amundsen
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Santiago de Chile
  • Return economy flights from Santiago de Chile to Puna Arenas
  • Transfers in Punta Arenas
  • Wind and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings with Polarcirkel boats
  • Activities on board and ashore
  • Lectures with the Expedition Team
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights - we can arrange these for you, please contact us for a quote
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Price Information

  • Prices are fluid and may change daily
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