Exploration of Antarctica, Chilean Fjords and Falklands

Exploration of Antarctica, Chilean Fjords and Falklands

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Sail in the wake of the great explorers to experience the Chilean fjords, the Falklands and majestic Antarctica in one extraordinary expedition cruise. Enjoy chances to see wildlife like penguins, whales and seals amidst icebergs and stunning natural beauty. Along the way, our expedition team leads exciting ice-cruising and landing activities to ensure an unforgettable voyage.

Ship: MS Roald Amundsen
Duration: 18 days

18-days Exploration of Antarctica, Chilean Fjords and Falklands
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  • Experience the unique beauty of Patagonia, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands
  • Join in a possible landing at legendary Cape Horn
  • Get great chances to see wildlife – penguins, seals, whales and more
  • Enjoy exciting ice-cruising and landing activities led by our expert expedition team

Day 1

Exciting and Diverse

Santiago de Chile – Hotel

Your adventure starts with an overnight stay in Santiago, the exciting capital of Chile. There is much to discover here, from Andean glaciers at the city borders, to skyscrapers and lovely colonial architecture. Why not extend your expedition by adding an optional pre- and/or post-cruise Land Adventure to the amazing Atacama Desert?

Day 2

Embarking the Expedition

Santiago / Punta Arenas

Fly early in the morning to Punta Arenas where the hybrid-powered MS Roald Amundsen awaits, ready for your expedition cruise to Antarctica.

Day 3

Scenic Beagle Channel

Chilean Fjords – Patagonia

Enjoy cruising scenic Beagle Channel, surrounded by mountains plunging straight into icy waters. This wild and remote area seems almost untouched by humans. Take in the isolated islands, hidden bays and rich wildlife that create one the world´s most beautiful landscapes.

Day 4-5

Cape Horn and Drake Passage

Drake Passage – At sea

Cape Horn is the southernmost point of South America, and we will do our best to make a landing here. MS Roald Amundsen will then cross famed Drake Passage to Antarctica. On the way, enjoy lectures by our expedition team in the Science Center, as well as the wellness area and other onboard amenities.

Day 6-12

Antarctica – Beautiful Beyond Description

Antarctica

Antarctica is wilderness on a massive scale.  It is home to 90 percent of the world´s ice, reaching up to more than 13,000 ft 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 seals.

As outlined in the Antarctic Treaty, this is a continent dedicated to peace, science and tourism. No human activity is permitted that can alter the perfect natural balance that has evolved through millennia. That´s why we follow very strict environmental guidelines and rules. We want to leave nothing but our footprints and take nothing but pictures!

Our captain and expedition team will take advantage of the often-ideal conditions to take you ice-cruising, and 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 out on the world´s most isolated continent.

It´s hard to sum up all that an expedition cruise to Antarctica will give you. A well-known quote from veteran Antarctic traveler coins it: “If you can describe Antarctica with words, you have probably never been there.”

Day 13

Lectures and Spotting Wildlife on Deck

At sea

After exploring unforgettable Antarctica, we set course for the Falkland Islands. Our expedition team will brief you about the history and biology of the islands, point out wildlife from our outer decks and scout for albatrosses that often guide our way.

Day 14-16

At the Edge of Antarctica

 The Falkland Islands

After the wilderness of Antarctica, you may be amused by contrast of Stanley with its red English phone booths, red buses and old pubs. The capital is an ideal size for roaming the streets on foot, or you can join an excursion to explore wilderness and wildlife in the surrounding area. We will be docked here throughout the day.

The Falklands are teeming with wonders of nature, fantastically clear blue skies, vast horizons and stunning white sandy beaches.

As we reach the westernmost outposts in the Falklands, you will see remote farms that have been family-owned for generations. We may go ashore on Carcass Island – an aviary paradise with ducks, geese, penguins, albatrosses, caracaras and wrens. We hope to go ashore for exploring, hiking or taking a closer look at the birds.

Day 17

The Magellan Strait

At sea

As we complete the loop of Magellan Strait, we will recap everything we have experienced on the expedition cruise in the Science Center. Make sure you spend some time on deck watching for wildlife.

Day 18

The End of the Expedition

Punta Arenas / Santiago de Chile

We arrive back in Punta Arenas in the morning. After the flight back to Santiago de Chile, you can extend your vacation with a post-cruise Land Adventure to experience more of this impressive region.

Included in Your Expedition

Flights
•      Return flights in coach class between Santiago de Chile and Punta Arenas
 
Hotel
•      Overnight at a centrally located three-star hotel in Santiago de Chile before the voyage, including breakfast
 
Transfers
•      Transfer from the hotel in Santiago to Santiago airport before the voyage
•      Transfers between Punta Arenas airport and the ship
 
Voyage
•      Full-board expedition voyage aboard MS Roald Amundsen in a cabin of your choice
•      A choice of three onboard restaurants
•      All meals include beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water in all onboard restaurants)
•      Complimentary tea and coffee
•      Free Wi-Fi on board
•      Complimentary reusable water bottle made from aluminum 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
•      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
•      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
•      Canon-certified Expedition Team members help with your camera settings before every landing

Not Included In Your Expedition

  • International flights
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group adventures with our expedition team such as kayaking, camping, glacier walks, long hikes (availability contingent on weather conditions and safety)
  • Optional small-group Explorer Photo program with our Expedition Photographer
  • Travel protection plan
  • Luggage handling

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Medical questionnaire mandatory.

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Exploration of Antarctica, Chilean Fjords and Falklands
Duration: 18 Days

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