All inclusive Antarctica; Frozen Continent

From Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
  • All Antarctic Cruises
  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • Expedition
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Wildlife and Nature
View Similar Tours

Tour Description

Experience the highlights of the Antarctica Continent; polar landscapes, glaciers, icebergs, penguins and other Antarctica wildlife on this all inclusive cruise package, starting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Fly to Buenos Aires, where your adventure begins, soak up the local Latin American vibes in this funky city, often referred to as the Paris of South America. Join a charter flight to Ushuaia, where the MS Fridtjof Nansen is waiting to take you to Antarctica. Fridtjof Nansen is a state of the art, next generation expedition vessel, using a battery hybrid powered propulsion system.  This vessel is specifically designed to take you to remote regions like Antarctica in comfort; with an onboard science centre, 3 restaurants, gym, wellness centre, large indoor and outdoor observation decks, infinity pool and hot tubs. All cabins onboard are outside cabins and over half of them have private balconies.

After crossing the Drake passage, five awe inspiring days will be spent in Antarctica, the peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, with plenty of time for shore landings on the frozen white continent. We explore the icy bays, looking for penguins colonies, seals, whales, sea birds and more. Explore by zodiac and get up close to wildlife, glaciers and more! Perhaps even opt to kayak or hike in Antarctica. See the outstanding sights of Antarctica on thus Highlights of the Frozen Continent expedition.

 

Viva's Best Bits...

Book with confidence guarantee, please ask us for more details

Plenty of time to see the wildlife, enjoy time observing penguins and their antics!

"Everything is taken care of, so just relax and enjoy, including 5 full days in Antarctica, you will be overwhelmed by the beauty!" Tara, Team Viva

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Buenos Aires Arrival

After your flight from Australia or New Zealand, arrive in Buenos Aires and be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

*Departure Cities: SYD/MEL/BNE/AKL/CHC

Day 2
Experience Buenos Aires

Enjoy a day 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.

Day 3
Fly to Ushuaia

Fly early in the morning to Ushuaia, where MS Fridtjof Nansen awaits. Transfers and charter flight included. Once on board, we kick off our journey with a welcome dinner.

Day 4-5
Drake Passage Crossing

Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the famed Drake Passage. During the voyage south, the Expedition Team starts the lecture programme, giving you information about Antarctica’s fascinating history and environmental science. You’ll also learn how to make your visit as safe and as sustainable as possible and you’ll join Citizen Science programmes to help collect data for current scientific research. This is also a good opportunity to enjoy all the amenities of your advanced hybrid powered expedition ship.

Day 6-10
Explore Antarctica

Antarctica never fails to inspire awe and wonder, with white horizons above oceans full of icebergs and whales. Perhaps even more awe-inspiring will be your first encounter with the huge colonies of penguins.

Our Expedition Team will lead ice-cruising and landings at every opportunity to come ashore and explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. From deck, there are great chances to spot whales. Of course, this is true wilderness, so nature is in charge, but our experienced captain will work with the elements to create the best possible itinerary for your adventure.

We will attempt landings at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula and aim to bring you to the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife on display in this pristine wilderness.

Wherever we explore, the sights and sounds and of Antarctica are sure to stay with you for a lifetime!

Day 11-12
Return to Ushuaia

After exploring this exhilarating continent, we set course back to civilisation. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun in the Science Center or just relaxing on deck, spotting the many sea birds which follow our ship.

Day 13
Buenos Aires

Our expedition cruise ends as we reach Ushuaia, and we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival from your charter flight you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

Day 14
Depart Buenos Aires

Enjoy a day at leisure before being transferred to the airport for your flight back to Australia or New Zealand.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 2 Overnights in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, including breakfast
  • Included Copy 20 1 Overnight in Buenos Aires after the expedition cruise, including breakfast
  • Included Copy 20 10 nights onboard MS Fridtjof Nansen in your selected cabin
Food
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water)
  • Included Copy 20 Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Included Copy 31 À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Round-trip flights in economy class from selected cities in Australia or New Zealand to Buenos Aires
  • Included Copy 20 Round-trip flights in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Included Copy 20 Transfers in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Included Copy 20 Complimentary Wi-Fi on board * please be aware in remote areas connection is limited
  • Included Copy 20 Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Included Copy 20 Range of included excursions
  • Included Copy 20 English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Included Copy 20 Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Included Copy 20 Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Included Copy 20 Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings
  • Included Copy 20 Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Included Copy 20 Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • Included Copy 7 Travel insurance, luggage handling
  • Included Copy 7 Optional shore excursions, wellness and spa treatments
Transportation
MS Fridtjof Nansen | Antarctic & Arctic Cruise Ship

500 in Antarctica (530) Passengers

Activities

  • Included Explore massive glaciers, icebergs, and witness stunning polar landscape
  • Included Science Center with fascinating lectures and activities on board
  • Included Shore landings in Antarctica
  • Included Zodiac cruising in Antarctica
  • Included Amazing wildlife opportunities, whale, seals, penguins and more!
  • Included Includes flights ex Australia and New Zealand *
Click here for dates & prices
Duration

14 days

Price from

$8,346 USD

Per person, sharing

Based on a RS outside cabin

Select Date