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MS Maud - 500 Guests

Eternal Beauty Of Chilean Patagonia And Antarctica

17 Day Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas

17-day adventure from Chile to Antarctica, round Cape Horn and through the Beagle Channel.
  • Experience the long summer days in Antarctica – ideal for whale watching and seeing young penguins and seals.
  • Navigate legendary Cape Horn, sail through the Beagle Channel and see the beautiful sights of Chilean Patagonia.
  • Go ice and fjord-cruising in small expedition boats and join landings with the expert Expedition Team.
An Antarctic expedition
Set sail from Chile and explore the uniquely beautiful world of Antarctica. During December and January, the summer conditions bring longer, milder days, and in February and March whales and penguin chicks abound. Every day our route will be guided by nature, and each sunrise will offer something different and thrilling.

Chilean Patagonia and Cape Horn
We’ll also explore the remote waterways and canals of the Chilean fjords, venturing into deep, ice-choked fjords whose cliff faces are draped in cascading waterfalls. The Expedition Team will be your guides along the way, giving you their expert knowledge and bringing you closer to the spectacular scenery and wildlife.


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    Rates are listed per person
    Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
    Nov 22, 2024Dec 08, 20246,794 7,388
    Dec 07, 2024Dec 23, 20246,794 7,388
    Dec 22, 2024Jan 07, 20257,494 8,150
    Jan 06, 2025Jan 22, 20257,494 8,150
    Jan 21, 2025Feb 06, 20257,494 8,150
    Feb 05, 2025Feb 21, 20257,144 7,769
    Feb 20, 2025Mar 08, 20257,144 7,769
    Rates are listed per person
    Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
    Nov 22, 2024Dec 08, 20246,794 7,388
    Dec 07, 2024Dec 23, 20246,794 7,388
    Dec 22, 2024Jan 07, 20257,494 8,150
    Jan 06, 2025Jan 22, 20257,494 8,150
    Jan 21, 2025Feb 06, 20257,494 8,150
    Feb 05, 2025Feb 21, 20257,144 7,769
    Feb 20, 2025Mar 08, 20257,144 7,769


    DAY 1: Beautiful Santiago
    Start your adventure in style
    Your trip starts with an overnight stay in Santiago, the energetic and cultural core of Chile. Packed with museums, beautiful architecture and restaurants, the city hits all the high notes you’d expect of a South American capital. You’ll discover a wealth of sites and attractions, and you’ll only be limited by time, not choice. If you’ve time, head to the Mercado Central fish market to sample the classic Chilean seafood stew caldillo de congrio.
    With so much on offer, if you feel you need more time to explore the capital, we recommend coming a few days early. We also offer an optional South America Winelands tour, or a Chilean Patagonia tour – both of which are Pre-Programmes.

    DAY 2: Punta Arenas, Chile’s southern port
    Get set for adventure
    You’ll leave Santiago early in the morning and fly to Punta Arenas, the largest city in Chilean Patagonia. This is a place of old world, romantic charm, where discovery lies around every corner, and it’s also one of the southernmost cities in the world.

    Your expedition ship MS Maud awaits you. After boarding there will be a mandatory health and safety session for everyone. Later on, you will meet some of the crew, and of course, the Expedition Team, who will be your guides, hosts and travel companions.

    DAY 3: Rivers of Ice
    Be amazed by this natural wonder
    Nothing can prepare you for this wild and remote wonderland. Admire the serenity of this maze of waterways, surrounded by islands, glaciers and steep mountains. If weather and wildlife allow, we will attempt a landing in one of the tranquil glacial valleys here.

    In a secluded corner of Glacier Alley, the enormous Pia glacier cascades out of the mountains toward the sea, creaking and cracking along the way. This colossal river of ice often calves into the ocean, so keep a lookout for enormous splashes and listen to the beguiling noises the glacier makes.

    DAY 4-5: Beagle Channel, Cape Horn and the Drake Passage
    At the bottom of South America
    If it’s a clear day as we pass through the Beagle Channel, you may be able to see towering Monte Darwin, part of the southernmost range of the Andes mountains. At the tip of South America sits legendary Cape Horn, a major milestone in the old clipper routes that connected Europe with the Far East and Oceania, a place of untold historical significance. This is where the open waters of the Atlantic and Pacific collide, creating powerful waves that are made even stronger by swirling westerly winds.

    Given the notoriety of these turbulent waters, we can’t guarantee a landing. But if fortune favours us on the day with weather stable enough to set foot on the island, you’ll be among a select few in the world with that feather in your cap!

    From Cape Horn, it’s a clear shot to Antarctica across the Drake Passage. The Passage is named after the English sea captain and privateer Sir Francis Drake who discovered it by chance in 1578 when his ship was pushed south by heavy winds, proving that there was open water below the southern tip of Chile.

    The Drake Passage is famous for its high winds, large waves and strong currents, making it perilous for the old sailing ships who dared to cross it. But even though the water in the Drake Passage is usually rough, it can also be incredibly still. This unpredictable dual persona has resulted in the passage being nicknamed ‘The Drake Shake’ or ‘The Drake Lake’. Either way, our modern MS Maud was built for these conditions and worse, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

    DAY 6-13: The Seventh Continent
    Enjoy an experience like no other
    Forget everything you’ve ever experienced before. No matter how high your expectations are, Antarctica will exceed them. Holding 90 percent of the world’s ice in an area twice the size of Australia, it’s massive in every sense of the word. Ice shelves are the size of countries and icebergs tower over our ship. Glaciers cascade down through the mountains towards the shore, where they finally meet the sea, sometimes in spectacular displays of calving.

    This white continent is home to an estimated 12 million penguins across seven species. But even these impressive statistics don’t do Antarctica justice. Numbers can’t capture the magnitude and magnificence of its landscapes and words fail to fully describe the sensations and emotions of seeing a colony of several thousand penguins in person. It is a special place that really must be seen to be believed.

    It will be the height of summer when we arrive in Antarctica, which means towering icebergs glistening in the Midnight Sun, and penguin colonies thronged with hatchlings. You’ll also see seals, whales and seabirds galore. Keep an eye out for skuas, shearwaters and possibly even albatrosses.

    Your Expedition Team will take you on landings to get you closer to this incredible world of ice and its wildlife. We’ll spend seven days exploring the frozen continent with no fixed itinerary, attempting landings at several possible sites. Having sailed these waters for so many years, we know exactly what to do and where to go. Working with or around the weather and sea ice, we’ll make the most of each day to ensure it’s truly an authentic adventure.

    DAY 14-15: The voyage back north
    Reflect and relax
    After seven unforgettable days in Antarctica, MS Maud turns back north and takes you safely back across the Drake Passage. The Expedition Team will now recap experiences of the frozen continent, as well as prepare you for our last stop in Chilean Patagonia.

    We’ll spend approximately two days crossing the Drake Passage, giving you plenty of time to relax and reflect on what you’ve seen and done. If you’re feeling invigorated after the activities and landings from last week, you can work off any excess energy in the gym. Doing so, of course, will also help you work up an appetite to tackle some more of the delicious dishes in the restaurants.

    DAY 16: The beauty of the Chilean fjords
    Cruising through paradise
    Fresh from our Antarctic experience, and having completed the second Drake Passage crossing, we’re welcomed by one last day in the Chilean Fjords. Admire the serenity of this maze of waterways, surrounded by islands, glaciers and steep mountains. If the sea conditions and weather allow, your Expedition Team will attempt a landing.

    Still, the fjords can also be enjoyed out on deck while looking for wildlife like Magellanic Penguins and maybe even elephant seals along the coastline. Dolphins and – if we’re lucky – several species of whales can sometimes be spotted in the waters here.

    DAY 17: The end of your adventure
    Arrive back where we started
    We arrive back in civilisation at Punta Arenas in the morning. From here, you'll catch a flight back to Santiago de Chile, taking with you a wealth of fantastic memories from your unforgettable Antarctic adventure.
    However, if you're not ready to end your adventures just yet why not join one of our optional Post-Programmes.

    MS Maud (Expedition, 500-guests)

    MS Maud is designed for maximum comfort, and equipped for sustainable and memorable expedition cruises. The interior of the ship features natural Scandinavian materials like granite, oak, birch and wool, to create a relaxed and stylish atmosphere. On deck 5, you can visit our Science Center, which is packed with state-of-the-art technology and interactive learning tools. On deck 9, you can enjoy the spectacular views from the Observation deck, workout in the outdoor gym and soak in one of the hot tubs. And there's no better way to enjoy the view than with a refreshment in the Panorama lounge.

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    • Flight in economy class between Santiago de Chile and Punta Arenas
    • Overnight in Santiago de Chile before the expedition cruise, including breakfast
    • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Santiago de Chile before the expedition cruise
    • Transfers between the Punta Arenas airport and the ship
    Expedition Cruise
    • Stay in a cabin of your choice
    • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* in the Aune restaurant
    • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
    • Complimentary tea and coffee
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
    • Complimentary reusable water bottle
    • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
    • Range of included activities
    Onboard Activities
    • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
    • Full use of our Science Center, small library, and advanced biological and geological equipment
    • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to ongoing scientific research projects
    • Our onboard professional photographer will give photography tips and teach techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife photos
    • Use of ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, and indoor gym
    • Join informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings
    Landing Activities
    • Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
    • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
    • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
    • Expedition photographers will be on hand to assist you
    • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
    • Excursions and activities are subject to change
    • Please ensure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
    • No gratuities are expected
    What's not included
    • International flights
    • Travel protection
    • Baggage handling
    • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
    • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
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