- 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 Date||End Date||Polar Inside Cabin||Polar Outside Cabin||Arctic Superior||Expedition Suite|
|Nov 22, 2021||Dec 14, 2021||18,921||22,652||24,687||30,284|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
Polar Inside Cabin
|Nov 22, 2021||Dec 14, 2021||18,921||24,687||30,284|
Day 1 - Buenos Aires
Day 2 - Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
Day 3 - At sea
Day 4-5 - The Falkland Islands
Day 6-7 - At sea
Day 8-10 - South Georgia
Day 11-12 - At sea
Day 13 - South Orkney Islands
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 the `Paris of South America´ for yourself, or extend
your stay with an optional Pre-program to explore wild Patagonia.
Day 2 null
Fly early in the morning to Ushuaia, where MS Fram awaits you. Once on
board, we kick off our journey with a welcome dinner.
Day 3 Across the Open Sea
We cross the open sea toward the Falkland Islands. Enjoy our in-depth
lectures and keep an eye out for wildlife from deck.
Day 4-5 Where the Natural
The Falkland Islands 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 6-7 Cruising the
Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the famed Drake Passage.
During the voyage south, the Expedition Team starts the lecture program
on the area’s wildlife and whaling and polar history. They
are well-versed in every facet of South Georgia, from its geology and
glaciology to the mating rituals of seals and the legends of the
One of the fascinating stories that will be told is that of Sir Ernest
Shackleton, the men of the ill-fated ship Endurance, and their amazing
feats of bravery.
You will also learn what it takes to be an Antarctic Ambassador in our
mandatory briefing and join the Citizen Science program to learn more
about the wildlife and ecosystems of Antarctica.
Day 8-10 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
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 by the 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 11-12 Lectures and
Scanning for Wildlife on Deck
The Expedition Team will continue the lecture program, covering history
and the great explorers, marine biology, wildlife, oceanography, and
climate change. Spend some time on deck and look out for wildlife. We
are usually followed by different seabird species, such as albatross.
Day 13 South Orkney
& Solar Eclipse
The South Orkney Islands consist of four islands situated in the Scotia
Sea about 370 miles northeast of the Antarctic Peninsula. We arrive
here in the very early morning to experience the Solar Eclipse, weather
permitting. Our Expedition Team will be on deck to give out
special-purpose solar filters which will protect your eyes while you
observe the extraordinary occurrence.
A professional astronomer will also be part of the Expedition Team for
the full duration of the voyage, delivering a series of in-depth
lectures and providing insights during the Solar Eclipse.
After observing the Solar Eclipse, we plan to explore the South Orkney
Islands themselves. 85% of the islands’ surface is made up of
glaciers, which make it the perfect home for various species of
penguins and seals. We will do our best to navigate a route through the
area’s icebergs and sea ice.
Day 14-15 Toward
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 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% of the
world´s ice, reaching up to 1,300 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
As outlined in the Antarctic Treaty, this is a continent dedicated to
peace, science and tourism. We are founding members of IAATO
(International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators) and faithfully
follow strict environmental guidelines designed to protect the perfect
natural balance of the ecosystem here.
No human activity is 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. When we leave, we will not even leave footprints behind.
Our captain and Expedition Team will take advantage of the often-ideal
conditions to take you ice-cruising, and to go 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
Day 21-22 The Voyage North
On our 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 voyage 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 Antarctica, we recommend you extend your stay in
Buenos Aires or join an optional Post-program to the magnificent
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.
(Click image to view Ship details)
- Overnight in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise,
- Flights in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
- Transfer from the hotel in Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
airport before the expedition
- Transfers between Ushuaia airport and the ship, including a
short tour of the town
- 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
- Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on
a variety of topics, with extra focus on astronomy and Solar Eclipse
- 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
current 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, and indoor gym
- Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and
preparation for the day to come
- Escorted landings with small explorer boats while in
- Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for
- Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
- Expedition photographers help with your camera settings
- 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
- All planned activities are subject to weather and ice
- Excursions and activities are subject to change
- Medical declaration form 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.
in Antarctica (An Amundsen Night)
Hikes in Antarctica
Adventure in Antarctica