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The 2023 Antarctica & Falkland Islands Expedition

From £7,399pp

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Activities on board and ashore included*

FREE Drinks, Wi-Fi & Gratuities Included*

Exclusive FREE Suite Upgrade*

Just a Deposit Required, then Nothing to Pay until 2022*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 22 nights
  • Departs 12 Mar 2023
  • Sails from Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Ship MS Fridtjof Nansen
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1755848‍

Your Itinerary

Fly overnight from London to Buenos Aires, Argentina Sun 12 Mar 2023

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

Two night hotel stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina Mon 13 Mar 2023

Buenos Aires, Argentina Tue 14 Mar 2023

A melting pot of European and South American cultures, Buenos Aires is the confident capital of Argentina. Beside the busy port is a metropolis boasting eclectic architecture, delicious parrilla-based cuisine and passionate Porteños. It is the birthplace of Pope Francis and Diego Maradona and final resting place of Evita. The famously seductive Argentine tango was born in the cobbled backstreets of the La Boca area, so there’s no better place to experience this sultry dance

Ushuaia, Argentina Wed 15 Mar 2023

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia

Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark the brand new MS Fridjtof Nansen for your 17 night voyage of Antarctica

Cruising Drake Passage

Crossing the Drake Passage Thu 16 Mar 2023

Cruising Drake Passage

Prepare yourself for Antarctica as you cross the famed Drake Passage. Learn about the fascinating history and environmental science of Antarctica from the Expedition Team in the Science Centre

Antarctica Sat 18 Mar 2023

Antarctica never fails to inspire awe and wonder, with white horizons above oceans full of icebergs and whales. Perhaps even more awe-inspiring will be your first encounter with the huge colonies of penguins. Hurtigruten’s Expedition Team will lead ice-cruising and landings at every opportunity to come ashore and explore the impressive Antarctic scenery.

From deck, there are great chances to spot whales. Of course, this is true wilderness, so nature is in charge, but your experienced Captain will work with the elements to create the best possible itinerary for your adventure including attempted landings at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula with the aim of bringing you closer to the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife on display in this pristine wilderness.

Wherever you explore, the sights and sounds and of Antarctica are sure to stay with you for a lifetime!

MS Fridtjof Nansen, Hurtigruten

Relaxing at sea Thu 23 Mar 2023

MS Fridtjof Nansen, Hurtigruten

The Expedition Team will continue the lecture programme, covering history and the great explorers, marine biology, wildlife, oceanography and climate change. Spend some time on deck and look out for wildlife as you make your way north to the Falklands, usually followed by different sea bird species, such as albatrosses

Penguins at Sparrow Point

Falkland Islands Sat 25 Mar 2023

Penguins at Sparrow Point

As you reach the westernmost outposts in the Falklands you will see remote farms that have been family-owned for several generations. You may call on New Island, which boasts white sand beaches and turquoise waters that could easily be mistaken for those on a Caribbean isle. Carcass Island is another possible stop, an avian paradise with ducks, geese, penguins, albatrosses, caracaras and wrens. Stanley, the capital of the Falklands, is inviting and a good size for roaming the streets on foot. Or you can join an optional excursion to explore the wilderness and wildlife in the surrounding area including hiking options

Penguins at Sparrow Point

Falkland Islands Sun 26 Mar 2023

Penguins at Sparrow Point

As you reach the westernmost outposts in the Falklands you will see remote farms that have been family-owned for several generations. You may call on New Island, which boasts white sand beaches and turquoise waters that could easily be mistaken for those on a Caribbean isle. Carcass Island is another possible stop, an avian paradise with ducks, geese, penguins, albatrosses, caracaras and wrens. Stanley, the capital of the Falklands, is inviting and a good size for roaming the streets on foot. Or you can join an optional excursion× to explore the wilderness and wildlife in the surrounding area including hiking options

Penguins at Sparrow Point

Falkland Islands Mon 27 Mar 2023

Penguins at Sparrow Point

As you reach the westernmost outposts in the Falklands you will see remote farms that have been family-owned for several generations. You may call on New Island, which boasts white sand beaches and turquoise waters that could easily be mistaken for those on a Caribbean isle. Carcass Island is another possible stop, an avian paradise with ducks, geese, penguins, albatrosses, caracaras and wrens. Stanley, the capital of the Falklands, is inviting and a good size for roaming the streets on foot. Or you can join an optional excursion to explore the wilderness and wildlife in the surrounding area including hiking options

MS Fridtjof Nansen, Hurtigruten

Relaxing at sea Tue 28 Mar 2023

MS Fridtjof Nansen, Hurtigruten
puerto-madryn

Puerto Madryn, Argentina Wed 29 Mar 2023

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The Valdez Peninsula is a stunning nature reserve that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated on Argentina's Patagonian coast, this peninsula is home to dramatic natural habitats. Enjoy a wide variety of optional excursions starting in Puerto Madryn that bring you closer to wildlife and let you experience the Gaucholifestyle of Patagonia

MS Fridtjof Nansen, Hurtigruten

Relaxing at sea Thu 30 Mar 2023

MS Fridtjof Nansen, Hurtigruten

After exhilarating days in Patagonia, Antarctica and the Falklands, the final days of the voyage are spent sailing north while the temperatures rise. Relax with your fellow explorers on the outer decks, restaurants and lounges, and enjoy the Farewell dinner on the last evening

Disembark the ship Sat 01 Apr 2023

One night hotel stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina Sat 01 Apr 2023

Transfer to a 4★ hotel for your overnight stay

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London Sun 02 Apr 2023

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

Arrive in London Mon 03 Apr 2023

What's included *

  • Please do not delay - Cabins WILL sell fast on this unique voyage
  • Exclusive Launch Savings of up to £4,600
  • TWO NIGHT pre-cruise 4★ hotel stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 17 nights full board voyage on board MS Fridjtof Nansen
  • Exclusive FREE Expedition Suite upgrade^
  • FREE wind and water resistant jacket
  • A rich program of activities including small boat cruising & on shore exploration
  • No gratuities expected
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team that give lectures as well as accompany landings & activities
  • FREE Wi-Fi on board for all guests
  • All meals including beverages (beer & wine, sodas and mineral water in Aune & Fredheim restaurants) – Book a Suite (ME) or above and dine in the Al Carte Lindstrom for free
  • FREE tea and coffee
  • A range of optional shore excursions are available at a supplement
  • OVERNIGHT post-cruise 4★ hotel stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Flights (regional and premium class flights may be available on request), overseas flights and transfers
  • Locally sourced cuisine in a stylish restaurant
  • A truly unique experience in a wonderfully carefree and relaxed environment
  • All overseas transfers to and from your Hurtigruten ship
  • Just a deposit to secure your holiday - then nothing to pay until July 2022
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 19th January 2021 and receive a FREE Duo of Wine

The 2023 Antarctica & Falkland Islands Expedition

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Cabins & Prices

* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Polar Outside

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Larger cabins on middle decks. Most 20 square meters, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofabed, TV. 19 - 23 m2 Window Bathroom TV Double bed

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Arctic Superior

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Large cabins without balcony. Lower/middle decks, flexible sleeping arrangements, sofabed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee. 24 - 27 m2 Window Bathroom TV Double bed

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Expedition XL Suite

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Extra Large Corner Suite with private balcony. Ship’s most spacious cabins with large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements, sofabed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. 46 - 48 m2 Window Bathroom TV Double bed Balcony

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Expedition Corner Suite

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Corner cabin with large windows. Flexible sleeping arrangements, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. Without balcony. 22 m2 Window Bathroom TV Double bed

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Expedition Suite

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Suites with private balcony, different sizes, top-high decks, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofabed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. 20 - 28 m2 Window Bathroom TV Double bed Balcony

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Expedition Large Suite

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Large Corner Suite with private balcony, flexible sleeping arrangements, sofabed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, espresso maker. Adapted for guests with wheelchair. 35 m2 Window Bathroom TV Double bed Balcony

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The Ship - MS Fridtjof Nansen

  • Occupancy530
  • Tonnage20,889 tons
  • Length459 ft (139.90 m)
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Featuring Hurtigruten’s revolutionary hybrid powered propulsion system, MS Fridtjof Nansen will be a near identical twin to her sister ship MS Roald Amundsen, and will honour the heritage of her namesake, the Norwegian explorer and scientist. Combining state of the art technology and a premium on board experience with unforgettable destinations, MS Fridtjof Nansen will introduce you to the next generation of adventure travel.

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  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hurtigruten

When can I book shore excursions?

Hurtigruten recommends pre-booking shore excursions. This can be done up to four weeks prior to departure (two weeks if paid by credit card) at the rates presented. Shore excursions are also available to book on board but spaces may be limited. Please note: all excursions booked on board will be charged in Norwegian Kroner.


Is there a dress code on board?

There is no official dress code on board but some guests choose to change to casualwear for dinner. The weather in Norway can vary during the course of each voyage (or even during the day!) so we recommend reading our climate zone packing guide to ensure you’re ready for every possibility.


What cuisine is served on board?

Norwegian cuisine is served on board. Chefs use only the very best locally sourced, seasonal ingredients which are collected from port each day and used to prepare a range of delicious dishes.


Does Hurtigruten cater to allergies, intolerances or specific diets?

Specific diets can be catered for if requested in good time. Passengers on strict diets may find that there is limited choice. A 3-course vegan menu is available in the evenings on voyages of 12-days.


What activities are available on board?

Most Hurtigruten ships along the Norwegian coast have an Expedition Team who undertake special activities on board such as lectures and presentations, on-deck guiding as well as hikes and outdoor activities in many ports. The majority of activities take place both inside the ships and out on deck and are designed around the season you’re sailing in. Hurtigruten aims to get guests closer to unique environments.


What are my payment options on board?

Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Diners Card are all accepted as payment options on board. Norwegian Kroner (NOK) is the on board currency.


Can I do laundry?

Laundry rooms with washing machines, dryers and irons are available on all ships. Tokens can be purchased at reception.


Which languages are spoken on board?

The official languages on board are Norwegian and English, though some service crew also speak German. The majority of shore excursions are guided in two or three languages.


Will I have access to the internet?

Yes, wireless internet is available on board for a small fee, unless already included in your Select or Platinum fare.


What is Hurtigruten’s gratuity policy?

It is not common practice to tip on Hurtigruten ships on the coastal voyage. If you feel that crew members should be rewarded for providing exceptional service, tip boxes are placed in the restaurant together with envelopes.


Last Updated: 07/10/2020

Hurtigruten and Reader Offers Limited Package Holiday booking conditions apply. Prices are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Savings is based on two adults sharing. Regional and premium class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Flights are subject to schedule changes and may be based on indirect services with flights arriving same day or overnight. Flights will be confirmed closer to departure which may affect your overall holiday duration and an additional overnight hotel stay may be required. Suite upgrades ^ are subject to availability. Star ratings are ROL Cruise classified. If the named hotel is unavailable, a suitable alternative will be provided. Tours are subject to change and an additional charge may apply. Expedition activities are optional and pre-bookable excursions are at a supplement and must be booked at least 28 days prior to departure. Excursions are subject to change. Please note, these voyages may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Weather, sea & ice conditions have a great influence on the programme and schedule. Safety is always the priority and the ship’s captain will decide on the final sailing schedule during the voyage, therefore the itinerary is subject to change. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE

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