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

White Christmas with Penguins

Enjoy an unforgettable Christmas on the White Continent on this 16-night expedition cruise to Antarctica. Includes shore landings with the expert Expedition team and hotel stay in Buenos Aires

Expedition Holiday
  • Chinstrap Penguins in Antarctica
  • Antarctica Scenery
  • Cuverville Bay
  • Deception Island
  • Antarctica Scenery
  • Ushuaia

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Exclusive £100pp discount!

White Christmas with Penguins Special Offer

Spend the festive season surrounded by snow and ice on this Christmas expedition cruise to the unforgettable Antarctic. Attend fascinating lectures, visit the informative Activity Center and enjoy traditional Norwegian festivities on board.

After an overnight hotel stay in the colourful city of Buenos Aires, fly to Ushuaia to board Midnatsol. Cruise cross the legendary Drake Passage; the sea between Cape Horn, Chile and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica, named after the 16th century English sea captain, Sir Francis Drake.

In Antarctica, home to an array of extraordinary wildlife, shore excursions with the expert Expedition team allow you to get closer than ever to these amazing creatures which include seals, massive penguin colonies, a variety of whale species and seabirds including petrels, albatross, shearwaters and skuas. See gigantic icebergs, immense glaciers and old whaling stations amidst the stunning Antarctic scenery.

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White Christmas with Penguins Itinerary

Day 1 - Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. Explore the city on an optional city tour this afternoon then spend the evening at leisure in this exciting city.

Day 2 - Buenos Aires - Ushuaia

Fly to Ushuaia and board Midnatsol. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board today.

Days 3-4 - 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. Relax on board and perhaps watch a film about Antarctica or attend educational lectures.

Days 5-14 - Antarctica

Follow in the footsteps of famous explorers on shore visits to explore the stunning Antarctic scenery and come close to penguins and seals. One of the highlights of our time in Antarctica is Deception Island, home to an abandoned whaling station and a derelict British base. Other places that may be visited include the spectacular landscapes of Half Moon Island, and Yankee Harbour and Cuverville Island with their huge Gentoo penguin colonies. Keep an eye out for leopard seals, humpback whales and Chinstrap penguins whilst cruising past majestic icebergs and dramatic glaciers. Why not enjoy hikes ashore for close-up encounters with local wildlife or glide silently past the magnificent scenery on a kayaking trip. Perhaps spend Christmas Day walking to the top of a snow-covered hill, or cruising amongst the icebergs, and enjoy traditional Norwegian festivities on board.

Days 15-16 - Drake Passage

Relax on board whilst cruising back through the Drake Passage. Perhaps spend time in the Activity Center, sharing stories and memories of your unforgettable cruise.

Day 17 - Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

Disembark Midnatsol in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for the return flight 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

  • 15-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 including an orientation tour
  • 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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