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Discover the highlights of the Great White Continent on this unforgettable expedition. Be one of the few to have ever set foot on land in Antarctica and see thousands of penguins up close. Navigate through ice floes in search of seals, see enormous calving glaciers and beautiful ethereal icebergs. This trip is sure to leave you with incredible stories to last a lifetime.
Day 1: Buenos Aires
Day 2: Buenos Aires – Ushuaia
Days 3 & 4: Drake Passage
Days 5 - 9: Antarctica
Days 10 & 11: Drake Passage
Day 12: Ushuaia – Buenos Aires
Arrive at the vibrant metropolis of Buenos Aires, known as the ‘Paris of South America.’ You will be greeted on arrival by your representative and transferred to your pre-cruise hotel. Full of Latino energy and colour, you will have the opportunity to explore this exciting city in the afternoon and evening, perhaps taking in a Tango show or simply enjoying the wonderful ambience of the many bars and restaurants.
You will fly early in the morning to Ushuaia, and transfer onto the MS Fridtjof Nansen where a warm reception awaits. After settling into your cabin, enjoy the stunning views surrounding the Beagle channel as the ship sets sail, relax and unwind with a sumptuous welcome-onboard dinner.
Over the coming few days, the ship heads south across the infamous Drake Passage, en route to Antarctica. You can enjoy fascinating lectures, from the expert polar team which will prepare you for your first landings, learning about the unique world of Antarctica and the wildlife that inhabits this magical continent. Or simply relax and enjoy the wonderful scenery and onboard facilities, keeping watch for the first icebergs as you enter scenes from another world.
Antarctica is the most remote region on the planet! You will come ashore and discover the majestic scenery of Antarctica and spot remarkable wildlife such as iconic penguins wandering on the iced landscapes. As you approach the mainland, you could observe humpback whales as well as seals lying on ice floes.
Depending on weather conditions, the expedition team will land on the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctica Peninsula where you will see a plethora oftarctic wildlife from vast colonies of penguins to impressive whales and seals. Majestic glaciers, as well as stunning icebergs, will be spotted along the way.
Many activities will be organised on the day. The cruise team will drop the anchor and you may choose optional kayaking or a walk on the Great White Continent. The Professional photographer will share his knowledge and experiences for you to be able to take amazing pictures of the surroundings.
Feeling enriched with breath-taking experiences, the Captain steers the ship northbound as you head back to civilisation. Enjoy the free time to relax, edit photos, partake in the onboard guest lecture programme and recap your experiences with your newfound friends and crew.
As your amazing adventure comes to end, you say goodbye to the crew and fellow explorers. You are transferred to Ushuaia airport, where you will fly to Buenos Aires in preparation for your onward travel.
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