Save on your exploration to Antartica, Chilean Fjords and Falklands!
30% off + an additional 20%
Canadian Residency Savings
The world is waiting!
Sail on the world's first hybrid electric-powered cruise ship, the MS Roald Amundsen, to the end of the world - Antarctica!
PRICE: Starting from $10,855 (USD). Cabin Grade: RS, Category: Polar Outside, December 6, 2020 Departure
Exploration of Antarctica, Chilean Fjords and Falklands - Receive 30% off the November 4, 2020, November 20, 2020 and December 6, 2020 departures (30% discount already reflected in advertised pricing). PLUS Canadian Residents receive an additional 20% savings off the cruise only pricing (additional 20% Canadian Residency savings taken off the cruise price at time of booking)!
(Photo: Scenic Cruising and Kayaking in Wilhelmina Bay, Antartica/Karsten Bidstrup/Hurtigruten)
- Return flights in coach class between Santiago de Chile and Punta Arenas
- Overnight at a centrally located three-star hotel in Santiago de Chile before the voyage, including breakfast
- Transfer from the hotel in Santiago to Santiago airport before the voyage
- Transfers between Punta Arenas airport and the ship
- Full-board expedition voyage aboard MS Roald Amundsen in a cabin of your choice
- Two included restaurants, plus one Specialty (included for suite guests, $ for all other room categories)
- All meals including select beverages (house beer and wine, pop, and mineral water in all onboard restaurants)
- Complimentary tea and coffee
- Free Wi-Fi on board
- Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations located throughout the ship
- No gratuities expected
- English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities aboard and ashore
ONBOARD ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
- Citizen Science program allows guests to help out with live scientific research
- Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on sustainability, climate change, wildlife, glaciology, history
- Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
- Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
- Use of the ship’s infinity pool, hot tubs, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
- Informal gatherings where the crew share stories, play a film or documentary, conduct a quiz, run art workshops, perform talents like fruit and ice carving, or teach guests how to tie sailor’s knots
LANDING ACTIVITIES INCLUDED:
- Daily escorted landings in one of 22 possible sites while in Antarctica
- Daily escorted landings while in the Falkland Islands
- Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for included and optional activities
- Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
(Photo: Chinstrap Penguins in Orne Harbour, Antarctica/Stefan Dall/Hurtigruten)
ACT NOW! OFFER ENDS FEBRUARY 28, 2020!
This offer is valid for new, individual bookings only on select 2020 departures, is capacity controlled, and subject to change at any time. Other destination savings available for select 2020, 2021, 2022 departures - please inquire with your travel agent. Savings apply to the cruise portion of the package only, and are per person based on double occupancy, in USD ($), and include taxes, fees, and port expenses. This offer is only combinable with the Ambassador and Child offers and the Canadian Residency savings. All expeditions are subject to availability at the time of booking. Other restrictions may apply. Offer is valid December 11, 2019 - February 28, 2020.
Day 1: Arrive in Santiago de Chile
Unescorted overnight in Santiago de Chile. There is a lot to discover in Chile’s capital, be it the Andean glaciers and mountains at the edges of the city or the colonial architecture and artistic neighborhoods that line the Mapacho River.
Temperature range Nov-Jan: 48 – 86°F
Day 2: Fly to Punta Arenas and embark the ship
Transfer from the hotel to the airport for a flight to Punta Arenas, where MS Roald Amundsen awaits. Once aboard the ship, guests join a mandatory safety drill before the Captain’s introduction and welcome dinner.
Temperature range Nov-Jan: 41 – 57°F
Day 3: Explore the Chilean Fjords
From Punta Arenas, the ship journeys south through the Magellan Strait and into the wild and remote Beagle Channel. Guests will be able to admire the stunning scenery as we sail past a maze of islands, mountains, and fjords.
They may also be able to spot colonies of Magellanic penguins on the beaches together with lounging elephant seals. In the water, migrating blue, grey, and humpback whales, orcas, and playful dolphins may also be seen.
Temperature range Jan-Feb: 41 – 57°F
(Photo: Cape Horn/Karsten Bidstrup/Hurtigruten)
Days 4-5: Possible landing at Cape Horn before sailing the Drake Passage to Antarctica
Exiting the Beagle Channel, we turn due south towards Antarctica, passing the iconic Cape Horn, the southernmost point of South America. Before the Panama Canal, ships had to pass this infamous rocky island in order to cross between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Depending on sea and weather conditions, we will attempt to make a landing on Cape Horn, at the Captain’s discretion. The Drake Passage connects the Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern Oceans and is the shortest crossing to Antarctica. It is also nicknamed the ‘Drake Shake’ when the seas are stormy or the ‘Drake Lake’ when the waters are still. While at sea, and provided conditions are calm, guests may be able to sight whales, dolphins, and sea birds such as albatrosses and petrels. Join lectures and watch films about Antarctica in the Science Center or spend time enjoying the ship’s infinity pool, hot tubs, gym, and Wellness Center.
Days 6-12: Explore Antarctica
Each day, we venture to one of 22 possible sites to go cruising in small boats and to make landings where guests are able to observe penguin colonies, seals, whales, glaciers, and icebergs up close.
All aboard are invited to participate in lectures on glaciology, climate change, and marine biology. Guests can also engage in Citizen Science programs like photographing leopard seals and spotting whale tails that contribute directly to scientific research.
Temperature range Nov-Jan: 25 – 39°F
Day 13: At Sea
As we return to open water, guests will have time to learn more in the Science Center, attend lectures, enjoy the ship’s infinity pool, hot tubs, gym, and Wellness Center, or just relax while bird and whale watching out on deck.
Days 14-16: Explore the Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are a British Overseas Territory and guests can enjoy a pint of beer in one of the many typically English local pubs in the capital of Stanley. The ship will try to call at New Island, to the west of the Falkland archipelago and characterized by beautiful white sand beaches. It is a habitat for Gentoo, Magellanic, and Rockhopper penguins, the black-browed albatross, and peregrine falcons.We may also visit Carcass Island. Its steep cliffs and pretty coves attract rich bird life such as various species of songbirds, ducks, geese, caracaras, and wrens.
Temperature range Nov-Jan: 39 – 57°F
(Photo: Lady Elizabeth Shipwreck in Stanley Falklands Islands/Genna Roland/Hurtigruten)
Day 17: At Sea
We now return to Punta Arenas, completing our loop of the Magellan Strait. While at sea, guests may be able to sight whales, dolphins, and sea birds such as albatrosses and petrels. Join lectures in the Science Center or spend time enjoying the ship’s infinity pool, hot tubs, gym, and Wellness Center.
Day 18: Arrive in Punta Arenas, disembark the ship, and fly back to Santiago de Chile
It’s time to return home via Punta Arenas and Santiago de Chile. Guests can extend their trip with a choice of excursions or a post-voyage program.