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MS Roald Amundsen - 500 Guests

Antarctic Circle Expedition

Buenos Aires / Ushuaia - Ushuaia / Buenos Aires

This is one of the longest expeditions in Antarctica, departing at the peak of its summer and with an attempt to sail below the Antarctic Circle to try to reach the usually secluded yet magnificent Marguerite Bay.

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    HIGHLIGHTS

    Start and end in Buenos Aires
    The Argentine capital is the birthplace of tango, a home to passionate football (soccer) fans, and a global hub of culture and cuisine. After an exciting first night here, you’ll head to Ushuaia to board your expedition ship and continue your journey south. To cross the Drake Passage is to reach the edge of the world, so weather and sea ice can be unpredictable. That’s why we don’t have a fixed itinerary when we travel to Antarctica. Instead, we carefully monitor current conditions and decide each day on the best sites to explore. It’s what we call ‘the expedition factor’.

    Antarctica: a world of pure amazement
    Get ready for ten full days in Antarctica, where immense icebergs and whales will leave you awestruck. You’ll spot species upon species of seabirds, and chuckle as penguins care for their chicks. The season’s milder weather may have created a path through the sea ice south of the Antarctic Circle, all the way to Marguerite Bay, where we hope to visit remote research stations. Join the Expedition Team in lectures, ice cruising, and landings along the way

    DATES / RATES

    Rates are listed per person
    Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
    Jan 11, 2025Jan 28, 202510,326 11,000
    Jan 27, 2025Feb 13, 202510,326 11,000
    Feb 12, 2025Mar 01, 20259,929 10,577
    Jan 01, 2026Jan 18, 202610,337 11,012
    Jan 17, 2026Feb 03, 202610,750 11,452
    Rates are listed per person
    Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
    Jan 11, 2025Jan 28, 202510,326 11,000
    Jan 27, 2025Feb 13, 202510,326 11,000
    Feb 12, 2025Mar 01, 20259,929 10,577
    Jan 01, 2026Jan 18, 202610,337 11,012
    Jan 17, 2026Feb 03, 202610,750 11,452


    ITINERARY

    Day 1: Buenos Aires
    Day 2: Ushuaia
    Day 3-4: Drake Passage
    Day 5-15: Antarctica
    Day 16-17: Drake Passage
    Day 18: Ushuaia/Buenos Aires

    The beat of Buenos Aires
    Feel the rhythm of bustling Buenos Aires

    An overnight stay in Buenos Aires is the ideal way to start your Antarctic adventure.  

    Home to a proud and diverse community of porteños, or ‘people of the port’, this city is a sensuous fusion of faded European splendour and Latin American panache.  

    There are plenty of places to explore, including many parrillas serving authentic Argentine steak. Or maybe you’d like to practise your dance moves in the famous hometown of the tango.  

    Why not consider arriving a few days early to see all this vibrant city has to offer, orexplore the region with our optional Pre-Programme.


    Setting sail from Ushuaia
    Fly to Ushuaia and start your adventure

    Your adventure begins with an early morning flight to Ushuaia, where we'll meet your hybrid-powered expedition ship, specially designed for sustainable cruising in polar waters. This bustling port is the capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego Province. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Martial Glacier, Ushuaia vies for the title of the world’s southernmost city.

    After a briefing from your Expedition Team, you’ll have time to settle into your cabin and explore the comforts and amenities on board.

    Get set for Antarctica
    Centre on science before your Antarctic adventure

    On the two-day crossing through the Drake Passage, the Expedition Team will equip you with all you need to make the most of your polar expedition cruise.

    Visit the onboard Science Center and find out what lies ahead. Listen to experts talk passionately about Antarctica’s history, the science beneath the ice, and the impact of climate change and plastic pollution. You'll learn how to make your visit as safe and as low-impact as possible, and about the Citizen Science projects you can join.  

    There's plenty of time to relax, so unwind in the spa and wellness area, enjoy some delicious cuisine and meet fellow travellers in the Explorer Lounge & Bar.


    Antarctica: another world
    Experience Antarctica in all its natural majesty

    Nothing quite prepares you for it. Surrounded by looming glaciers, and icebergs the size of floating cathedrals, Antarctica will fill you with wonder.  

    Large groups of penguins huddle on the ice floes, avoiding the cunning leopard seals that hunt them. Majestic, migrating whales glide among amazing icebergs, hunting the shoals of krill they feed on.?Bird enthusiasts should look skywards to spot some of the 45 species of Antarctic seabirds that live here, such as skuas, cormorants, petrels and terns.

    Here, nature is king, and we are mere observers. Our experienced Captain will continually monitor conditions to create the best possible itinerary for your adventure.?You’ll spend an exciting 11 days busily exploring several of the many possible landing sites. Rest assured, each day will offer something different and thrilling.

    Crossing the Antarctic Circle and continuing well south to Marguerite Bay, we’ll explore various islands along the way. You'll join the Expedition Team on landings and ice-cruises whenever opportunities present themselves. You may even get a chance to go kayaking among the icebergs.

    Back on board, the Expedition Team will continue their lectures, helping you grow in your insights into the frozen continent.


    Back through Drake Passage
    Reflect on your adventure

    After 11 days of exhilarating exploration, your expedition cruise, taking in the wonders and wildlife of Antarctica, nears its end. As we make the return trip to Ushuaia, enjoy this time at sea.

    Join the Expedition Team in the Science Center to delve into areas of interest in more depth and contribute your observations to Citizen Science projects. Enlist the help of our onboard photographer with the editing of your photos.

    Relax with a treatment in the spa and wellness area or take in the fresh sea air from the on-deck hot tubs. Spend time in the Explorer Lounge & Bar with the new friends you’ve made on your trip, sharing experiences over a relaxing drink.

    Ushuaia and Buenos Aires
    Enjoy an expedition finale in Buenos Aires

    Your expedition cruise ends in Ushuaia, the main city in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina’s southernmost province. From here, you’ll take a flight back to Buenos Aires, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your adventure.

    Why not join our optional Post-Programme before heading home.

    MS Roald Amundsen (Expedition, 500-guests)

    Named after the first man to cross Antarctica and reach the South Pole, MS Roald Amundsen leads the way towards an even more sustainable way of traveling. The ship is specially constructed for voyages in polar waters. It serves as a comfortable base camp at sea - bringing adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.

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    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    Hotel
    • Overnight in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, including breakfast
    Flights
    • Flights in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
    Transfers
    • Transfer from the hotel in Buenos Aires to the airport before the expedition cruise
    • Transfers between the Ushuaia airport and the ship, including a brief 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 restaurants Aune and Fredheim
    • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is 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 fill at onboard water refill stations
    • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
    • Range of included activities
    Onboard activities
    • Experts from the Expedition Team present detailed lectures on a variety of topics
    • Use the ship’s Science Center, which features an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
    • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to current scientific research projects
    • The onboard professional photographer will give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos
    • The ship has hot tubs, a sauna, an outdoor and indoor gym, and an outdoor running track
    • Participate in informal gatherings with the crew, such as daily recaps and the next day’s preparations
    Landing activities
    • Escorted landings in a small boat (RIB) while in Antarctica
    • Loan of boots, trekking pole, and all equipment needed for the activities
    • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
    • Expedition photographer will help configure your camera settings before landings
    Not Included In Your Expedition
    • International flights
    • Travel protection
    • Baggage handling
    • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
    • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
    • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area
    Notes
    • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
    • Excursions and activities are subject to change
    • Please ensure you can meet all entry and boarding requirements
    • No gratuities are 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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