MS Fram - 200 Guests

Antarctica, Falklands, South Georgia

This epic expedition takes you through the isolated Falkland Islands and stunning South Georgia before experiencing the great continent of Antarctica. We look forward to taking you on the expedition of a lifetime, exploring the endless white scenery and hearing nothing but nature's silence in the surreal and haunting landscape of Antarctica.


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    HIGHLIGHTS

    •     Enjoy landings to see abundant wildlife: seals, penguins, birds and whales
    •     Hike, kayak and go ice-cruising in stunning Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia
    •     Opportunity to go ashore on isolated beaches and even spend the night in a tent
    •     Experience an in-depth exploration of the ‘Galápagos of the Poles’, South Georgia, home to vast numbers of king penguins

    DATES / RATES

    Rates are listed per person in USD
    Start DateEnd DatePolar Inside CabinPolar Outside CabinArctic SuperiorExpedition Suite
    Nov 01, 2021Nov 23, 202119,06019,06020,74237,982
    Dec 13, 2021Jan 04, 202217,44820,85622,71427,825
    Jan 03, 2022Jan 25, 202222,95522,95525,02046,188
    Feb 03, 2022Feb 25, 202222,95522,95525,02030,699
    Feb 24, 2022Mar 18, 202219,95819,95821,72826,596
    Rates are listed per person in USD
    Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
    Polar Inside Cabin
    (Mid-range)
    Arctic Superior
    (High-end)
    Expedition Suite
    Nov 01, 2021Nov 23, 202119,06020,74237,982
    Dec 13, 2021Jan 04, 202217,44822,71427,825
    Jan 03, 2022Jan 25, 202222,95525,02046,188
    Feb 03, 2022Feb 25, 202222,95525,02030,699
    Feb 24, 2022Mar 18, 202219,95821,72826,596


    ITINERARY

    Day 1 - Buenos Aires - Hotel
    Day 2 - Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
    Day 3 - At sea
    Day 4-6 - The Falkland Islands
    Day 7-8 - At sea
    Day 9-13 - South Georgia
    Day 14-15 - At sea
    Day 16-20 - Antarctica
    Day 21-22 - The Drake Passage
    Day 23 - Ushuaia/Buenos Aires

    Day 1 Cultural and Cool
    This adventure starts with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of Argentina. Spend the evening at your leisure and discover `Paris of South America´ for yourself on a warm spring or summer day or extend your stay with an optional pre-voyage program to explore wild Patagonia

    Day 2 Tierra del Fuego
    Fly early in the morning to Ushuaia, where MS Fram awaits. Once on board, we kick off our journey with a welcome dinner.

    Day 3 Across the Open Sea
    We cross the open sea towards the Falkland Islands. Enjoy our in-depth lectures and keep an eye out for wildlife from deck.

    Day 4-6 Where the Natural World Rules
    The Falklands teem with wildlife, and offer clear blue skies, vast vistas, and stunning white-sand beaches. Here, the sheep graze alongside colonies of penguins, while caracaras patrol overhead and geese forage at the water’s edge. Penguins waddle close to take a look, then continue on their way, providing great photo opportunities! We hope to go ashore for exploring, hiking, or taking a closer look at all the birds. Stanley makes an excellent starting point for our excursions. We will be docked in the capital the entire day, giving you time to discover on foot, as most shops and services are clustered around the port.

    Day 7-8 Cruising the South Atlantic
    We spend two days cruising to beautiful South Georgia. Along the way you can participate in lectures about the area’s wildlife, whaling, and polar history. Our Expedition Team is well-versed in every facet of South Georgia, from its geology and glaciology to the mating rituals of seals and the legends of the Norwegian whalers. One of the fascinating stories that will be told is that of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the men of the ill-fated Endurance, and their amazing feats of bravery. You’ll also 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 9-13 The Serengeti of the Southern Ocean
    We explore the thriving ecosystem and rich history of South Georgia. The area is known as the Serengeti of the Southern Ocean and is a world-famous location for wildlife photographers.

    South Georgia’s unique position inside the Antarctic ecosystem - yet outside the limit of sea ice - makes an ideal home for tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals and seabirds. During our stay here, you will see adult seals lounge on the sand while their pups race in and out of the water, albatross soar overhead, and penguins cluster in their thousands. Enjoy the sight of hanging glaciers, cliffs, and scenic lagoons.

    You will also visit a museum, the Norwegian seaman’s church, and the grave of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. South Georgia also offers good hiking, and one of our favorite trails follows part of Shakleton´s route on his brave journey across rugged mountains to find help for the 22 men left on isolated Elephant Island.

    Day 14-15 Towards Antarctica
    As we continue toward Antarctica you can learn more about the wonders of the Great White Continent, focusing on the history, environment and wildlife of the region. Using the state-of-the-art microscopes in the ship’s Science Center, you can also analyze samples taken during the expedition cruise to see another kind of ‘wildlife’ at the cellular level.

    Day 16-20 Antarctica … Another World!
    Antarctica is wilderness on a massive scale. It is home to 90 per cent of the world´s ice, reaching up to 13,000 feet in thickness. Winter sea ice virtually doubles the size of the continent. In summer, Antarctica is a 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. No human activity permitted that can alter the perfect natural balance that has evolved through millennia without interference. That´s why we follow very strict environmental guidelines and rules. We want to leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures!

    The Captain and Expedition Team will take advantage of the often-ideal conditions to take you ice-cruising, and to come ashore on landings for exciting activities. You may have the chance to kayak the icy waters in the company of whales, hike or even camp on the world´s most isolated continent.

    Day 21-22 The Voyage North
    On the way back to civilization, we will continue our lecture series and recap our experiences of Antarctica. The voyage from the Antarctic Peninsula to Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina is roughly 600 miles, or 40 hours of sailing time in good weather.

    Day 23 The Southernmost Town in the World
    We make landfall in Tierra del Fuego. Your expedition cruise ends in the world’s southernmost town, Ushuaia, and your journey back continues with a flight to Buenos Aires. If you crave even more exploration after exploring Antarctica, we recommend you extend your stay in Buenos Aires or join an optional post-voyage program to the magnificent Iguazu waterfalls.

    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

    Hotel
    • Overnight in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, including breakfast
    Flights
    • Return flights in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
    Transfers
    • Transfer from the hotel in Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires airport before the expedition cruise
    • Transfers between Ushuaia airport and the ship, including a short tour of the town
    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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