MS Fram - 200 Guests

Antarctica, Patagonia, Chilean Fjords

This expedition cruise takes you from the beautiful fjords of Chile to the untouched wilderness of Antarctica. Join us for an authentic experience of the Chilean coast before embarking on the great adventure of exploring the great white continent with our ice-cruising, landing and other exciting activities.


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    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Experience Patagonia and Antarctica in one expedition cruise
    • Discover the magnificent Chilean fjords
    • See Cape Horn and cross the Drake Passage
    • Enjoy ice-cruising, landings and encounters with wildlife in Antarctica

    DATES / RATES

    Rates are listed per person in USD
    Start DateEnd DatePolar Inside CabinPolar Outside CabinArctic SuperiorExpedition Suite
    Oct 15, 2021Nov 02, 202112,41714,97616,37120,209
    Rates are listed per person in USD
    Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
    Polar Inside Cabin
    (Mid-range)
    Arctic Superior
    (High-end)
    Expedition Suite
    Oct 15, 2021Nov 02, 202112,41716,37120,209


    ITINERARY

    Day 1 - Valparaiso, Chile
    Day 2-3 - At sea
    Day 4 - Castro
    Day 5 - At sea
    Day 6 - Puerto Edén
    Day 7-8 - Puerto Natales - Full Day
    Day 9 - Chilean fjords
    Day 10-11 - At Sea
    Day 12-16 - Antarctica
    Day 17-18 - At Sea
    Day 19 - Ushuaia/Buenos Aires
     
    Day 1 The ‘Jewel of the Pacific’
    This expedition cruise starts in colourful Valparaíso. One of the best ways to see this town is by riding its funiculars to sweeping views. Explore the port to get a feel for Chile’s seafaring side. We also recommend a visit to the Historic Quarter before embarking on MS Fram. You can also add an optional 4-day Pre-Program to Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world.

    Day 2-3 Sailing South
    As we make our way along the Pacific coast of Chile, the Expedition Team will start the lecture program to prepare you for the experiences ahead. Make sure to also spend some time on deck to look out for wildlife.

    Day 4 Cosmopolitan Castro
    Castro, set among windswept hills and green vegetation, is known for its colourful `palafitos´, wooden houses mounted on stilts along the water's edge, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site Iglesia San Francisco.

    Day 5 Waters of Patagonia
    We sail south through the fabled waters of Patagonia and to one of the world’s most remote and beautiful places: the province of Ultima Esperanza, meaning ‘Last Hope’. We voyage through iconic Andean seascapes for views of a glorious expanse of undisturbed nature.

    Day 6 Isolated Beauty
    The village of Puerto Edén in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park will enchant you. It is known for its geographical isolation, situated at the end of a deep fjord and surrounded by mountains. Its population of 250 includes the 15 remaining members of the Kawéskar tribe.

    Day 7-8 Torres del Paine National Park
    Puerto Natales is the gateway to the Torres del Paine National Park, world famous for the impressive “Torres del Paine” (Towers of Paine) rock formation. Explore the park on our optional excursion to discover a landscape of stunning variety, from the vast open steppe to rugged mountain terrain topped by looming peaks that host a wide variety of wildlife. Watch for llamas, pumas, and foxes in addition to more than 100 species of birds, such as the Andean condor.

    Day 9 A Paradise for Nature Lovers
    Deep fjords and tall mountains plunging into the icy water characterize this wild area that seems almost untouched by humans. Glacial ice has scoured its way between the mountains, creating the lovely isolated islands and hidden bays that form this unique fjord landscape.

    Day 10-11 Cape Horn and the Drake Passage
    In the morning we will sail through the scenic Beagle Channel before we continue into open waters, and if conditions allow, we will make an attempt to land on Cape Horn – the southernmost tip of South America. Next, we sail the legendary Drake Passage while our lecture series prepares you for Antarctica’s fantastic wildlife and history. You’ll learn how to make your visit as safe and as sustainable as possible and you’ll join Citizen Science programs to help collect data for current scientific research.

    Day 12-16 The Most Remote and Beautiful Places on Earth
    Antarctica never ceases to amaze and astound. 90% of the world´s ice is here, and the continent virtually doubles in size of due to sea ice in the winter. In summer, it is a cradle of life, a vital breeding ground for millions of penguins, whales and seals. As outlined in the Antarctic Treaty, this is a continent dedicated to peace, science and tourism that has evolved through millenniums without human interference. Therefore, we adhere to very strict environmental guidelines. We want to leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures!

    The elements rule in Antarctica, and our experienced Captain will create the best itinerary possible for your adventure. We will attempt landings at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula and aim to show you the diversity of the reigion´s wildlife and landscape.

    Our expert Expedition Team will take you out for ice-cruising and exciting landing activities. There may also be the chance to kayak in the company of whales and icebergs, hike in amazing scenery and perhaps camp on the world´s most isolated continent.

    Day 17-18 Crossing the Drake Passage
    MS Fram takes us safely back across the Drake Passage as we continue our lecture series and recap our experiences of Antarctica. Using the state-of-the-art microscopes in the ship’s Science Center, you can analyze samples taken during the expedition cruise to see another kind of ‘wildlife’ at the cellular level.

    Day 19 The End of the Expedition
    Sadly, every expedition must come to an end. When we reach Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, it is time to say goodbye. Your journey home continues with your flight to Buenos Aires, where you have the chance to extend your stay or join our optional Post-Program to the breathtaking Iguazu Falls.

    MS Fram (Expedition, 200-guests)

    MS Fram is purpose built as an expedition vessel with a higher ice-class, chart drawing tools, ship depth sounding database, extractable forward sounding sonar, iceberg search lights, autonomous tracking system, oversized oil retention system for self-sufficiency, and a full 'expedition tools-deck' equivalent to a car-deck that holds 25 vehicles. We believe that as an explorer you need an 'expedition base-camp' that is comfortable - something that combines 'all oceans capabilities' with safety, flexibility and environmental friendliness. That's Fram - simply the best expedition ship imaginable.

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    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    Transfer
    • Transfer from the ship to Ushuaia airport after the expedition cruise
    Flights
    • Flight in economy class from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
    Expedition Cruise
    • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
    • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
    • Complimentary tea and coffee
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
    • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
    • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities on board and ashore
    • Range of included excursions
    Onboard Activities
    • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
    • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
    • Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with live scientific research
    • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
    • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, sauna with floor-to-ceiling window, indoor gym
    • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come
    Landing Activities
    • Escorted landings with small expedition boats while in Antarctica
    • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
    • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
    • Expedition photographers help with your camera settings before landings
    Not Included In Your Expedition
    • International flights
    • Travel protection
    • Luggage handling
    • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
    • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
    Notes
    • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
    • Excursions and activities are subject to change
    • Medical questionnaire is mandatory
    • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
    • No gratuities expected

    Get the most out of your cruise with activities run by our Expedition Team. They start from the ship, and are available for reservation once you get on board. Activities are subject to change.
    • Camping in Antarctica (An Amundsen Night)
    • Extended Hikes in Antarctica
    • Kayaking Adventure in Antarctica
    • Snowshoeing in Antarctica

     
    
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