Exploration of Antarctica, Chilean Fjords and Falklands
- 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
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?
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.
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.
Antarctica – Beautiful Beyond Description
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.”
Lectures and Spotting Wildlife on Deck
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.
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.
Included in Your Expedition
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
- All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
- Medical questionnaire mandatory.