On this adventure, there is no need to restrain your enthusiasm! This expedition includes the highlights of the southern hemisphere.

From urban adventure to the most remote place on earth in a few days.
First, enjoy big city life in Buenos Aires, before embarking on MS Midnatsol in Ushuaia.

Mind-blowing Antarctica
We cross the Drake Passage to explore the most remote place on planet Earth. The Antarctic ice cap covers 98 % of the continent and is the largest single mass of ice in the world. This is a wilderness teeming with life. Come ashore to meet the penguins in their noisy and crowded colonies.

Join the Expedition team and explore the icy shores of Antarctica with landings to get a close look at penguins and seals, enjoy kayaking and visits to the most fascinating places. On board, interesting lectures, the Science centre, our Young Explorers Antarctica programme, workshops and the Photo and optics test centre will take your exploration to a new and entertaining level.

Fabulous Falklands
A different wilderness and cultural experience awaits on the Falklands. Sheep graze next to penguin colonies, while red English buses and cozy pubs dot the villages and towns.

We round off this adventure by spending two amazing days crossing the ocean to Montevideo.

Please note: your voyage rates include economy flight Buenos Aires to Ushuaia.

Highlights


• Experience Antarctica, the Falklands and South America

• See the amazing wildlife of the southern hemisphere, some up close

• Come ashore in Antarctica and go kayaking in the most remote place on Earth

• Wide-ranging Science programme and Young Explorer programme

This itinerary is also available in reverse. Click here for additional dates.

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Buenos Aires, and enjoy its enchanting combination of European flair and Latin American charm.
After a three-hour flight, you find yourself in the southernmost town in the world, flanked by the most southern point of the Andes Mountain Range. In Ushuaia, MS Midnatsol is ready to take you south. And we kick off everything with a Welcome dinner.
A day at sea is full of activity. Our Expedition team will most likely convince everybody on board that science is fun! We can promise first class edutainment. Once we have crossed the Antarctic Convergence, you will notice that the air becomes crisper and colder. From deck, you might start seeing icebergs in the water, maybe whales as well.
Antarctica is sure to overwhelm you. Endless white horizons, oceans are full of glorious icebergs and whales. Maybe even more awe-inspiring will be your meeting with the huge colonies of penguins. They are not afraid of humans; you can look forward to true close encounters with this most charming of bird species. Come ashore to explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. From deck, there are great chances to spot whales. Enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, old whaling stations and relics. You are in one of the most remote areas of the world and the sensations are non-stop. We will land several times for unforgettable experiences. Among the locations we may visit are Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbour and Cuverville Island, home to a large colony of Gentoo penguins. Neko Harbour is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay, and Paradise Harbour got its descriptive name from the whalers who came here long ago. When the storms were at their worst, this is where they came to seek shelter. The high glacier walls in Wilhelmina Bay convey the mighty power of ice, from calving glacier fronts to floating ice.
Enjoy a day at sea, sharing experiences, exchanging stories, photos and films with your fellow adventurers. Be on deck to fully enjoy the feeling of being at sea.
When we arrive the Falkland Islands, you will experience everything from red buses and English pubs in the capital Stanley to penguins, hikes in the hills or along the coastline or kayaking clear waters. New Island is an adorable inlet, with sandy white beaches and turquoise waters. It could easily be mistaken for a Caribbean island, if the sun was a little stronger. We pass an old shipwreck on our way ashore to enjoy a day amongst penguins and seals. While we are here, you can join several excursions like history tours, bird watching tours, nature walks and even a scenic plane tour where you can discover the Falklands by air in a classic island-hopping aircraft.
After exhilarating days in Antarctica and the Falklands, the final days on board are spent crossing the South Atlantic Ocean. Spend time with family, old friends, new friends and our Expedition team, and enjoy the farewell dinner on the last evening.
You disembark in Montevideo. The city has a sly sophistication and surprising cultural diversity for such a small population, boasting a picturesque blend of colonial Spanish, Italian and Art Deco style Maye you have the time to visit the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) with its 18th century buildings, the vibrant Mercado del Puerto, the bustling Avenida 18 de Julio with its numerous theatres, museums and art galleries, and the stretch of white, sandy beaches surrounding the city before you fly home.
This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine our schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the final sailing itinerary during the voyage. Hence, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience and why every expedition with us is unique.

This itinerary is also available in reverse. Click here for additional dates.

Polar Inside. From

€ 8697 EUR pp
Polar Inside. From
Inside cabin, 6 – 10 m2 (65 – 108 sq ft) separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with upper / lower berths.

Polar Outside. From

€ 8931 EUR pp
Polar Outside. From
Outside cabin, 7 – 13 m2 (75-140 sq ft), with portholes, separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa.Some with upper/lower berths.

Arctic Superior. From

€ 10061 EUR pp
Arctic Superior. From
Outside cabin, 8 – 13 m2 (86-140 sq ft), these cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa. Upper and middle decks.

Expedition Suite. From

€ 12403 EUR pp
Expedition Suite. From
Suite, 28 – 30 m2 (301-323 sq ft), one or two rooms, seating area, TV, mini-bar, some with private balcony.

Midnatsol

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 136m

Passenger Capacity: 970

Built: 2003

MS Midnatsol has a strong environmental profile and a modern design. The interior’s bright, colourful décor is inspired by the warm sunny climate, a motif also reflected in the many pieces of Norwegian modern art on display. She is also a TV star, being featured in the award winning documentary "Hurtigruten 365", made by Norwegian TV. On deck 9 you find the sun deck and a Jacuzzi. Key qualities of the MS Midnatsol include the large, two-story panorama lounge above the bow, and the large glass expanses that allow natural light to enter, while providing extraordinary views.

MS Midnatsol is an ice class 1X ship and equipped with advanced technology, making her very well suited for expedition voyages in Antarctica.

  • Two-story panorama lounge 
  • Bars 
  • Café 
  • Library 
  • Restaurant 
  • Separate a la carte restaurant 
  • Playroom 
  • Sauna 
  • Shop
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness room
  • Amfi theatre for educational lectures and conference facilities

Cabin layout for Midnatsol

Montevideo City Break. From (164.00 GBP)

Extend your stay in Montevideo and let Uruguay’s capital Montevideo welcome you with a perfect mix of modernity and the spirit of colonial times. Enjoy a guided city tour, overnight in a selected hotel. Transfer to/from the pier is included.

Overnight Tour: Wild Patagonia. From (1547.00 GBP)

Let us take you from Buenos Aires to some of the most spectacular glaciers and mountains in South America.

Buenos Aires City Break. From (222.00 GBP)

Add an extra night in exciting Buenos Aires. Explore the capital of Argentina during a sightseeing tour by bus to the most important sights of the city or join a river cruise on the Tigre Delta when joining a post tour.

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