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SAVE OVER £4,000 PER COUPLE - EXCLUSIVE TO POLAR ROUTES!

Prices from £7,999pp (was £10,099pp)

Includes flights from the UK, 16-Night Cruise, All landings in Antarctica and £50 on-board credit per person.

Offer available from 4th March to 12th April 2019, subject to availability.

One of the best offers we have seen in a long time!!! Save over £2,000 per person on seeing Antarctica, Chilean fjords and the Falkland Islands. Price includes international flights from UK, 16 night cruise, full board, all landings in Antarctica AND £50 on-board credit!

The adventure starts in Chile where you will get on a plane to Punta Arenas. From there, you will embark the Roald Amundsen and sail through the stunning Chilean fjords and admire the unspoilt Patagonian wilderness; before navigating the Drake Passage to Antarctica. 

Antarctica is incredible; its majestic landscapes defy words. Be prepared to see remarkable and pristine wildlife like penguins, whales, and seals; in an enchanting world of glaciers and icebergs in all shapes and sizes.

Price Includes

✔ international flights from London to Santiago
✔ 16 night cruise, full board
✔ all landings in Antarctica
✔ programme of lectures from expedition team
✔ £50 per person on-board credit
✔ domestic flights in Chile.
✔ one night pre-cruise in Santiago
✔ one night post-cruise in Santiago
✔ tea, coffee and water on cruise

Highlights

  • Sail through the Chilean fjords and admire the majestic scenery and unspoilt wilderness 
  • Cross the Drake Passage and appreciate the stunning views and the unique wildlife
  • Explore the Antarctic continent which only a lucky few will see in their lifetimes
  • Discover dramatic glaciers and icebergs.
  • Learn and improve your knowledge of our professional and experienced crew.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Depart UK
Day 2: Santiago
Day 3: Fly to Punta Arenas
Day 4: Chilean fjords
Day 5-6: Cape Horn and the Drake Passage
Day 7-13: Antarctica
Day 14: Sail to Northernmost Antarctica
Day 15-17: The Falkland Islands
Day 18: The Magellan Strait
Day 19: Punta Arenas
Day 20: Santiago
Day 21: Arrive UK

Terms and Conditions

  • Departure from UK on 26 Jan 2020
  • Unspecified Outside Cabin Guarantee or Unspecified Balcony Cabin Guarantee
  • Sales from Monday the 4th March until 31st March and subject to strictly limited availability
  • Included flights are from London (regional supplements apply)
  • Flights will be booked by the operator and are likely to include 1 connection between UK and Santiago
  • Price based on twin share
  • No other cabin categories available on this offer
  • 100% Single supplement

26th Jan 2020: Depart UK

Today you will depart the UK on an overnight flight to Santiago

27th Jan 2020: Santiago

The capital of Chile, Santiago is one of the largest cities in South America. It's Metropolitan Region is home to about 7 million inhabitants, a third of the total Chilean population. The distance from Santiago to the Andes is only about 70 kilometres, which means you can enjoy stunning views of the world’s longest mountain range from around the city.

Santiago is vibrant and cosmopolitan. Its institutions reveal strong European and North American influences. The city has a lot to offer, and you should go to “La Plaza de Armas”, the main square and the centrepiece of the initial layout in Santiago. From there, you can visit places like La Moneda Palace, Santa Lucia Hill or the Central Market. A tour of Santiago will be provided, and you can either choose to do it the first of the second day of your stay in Santiago de Chile. 

28th Jan 2020: Fly to Punta Arenas

After your stay in Santiago, you will fly to Punta Arenas – a city near the tip of Chile’s Patagonia region. The port is a gateway to the surrounding wilderness and Antarctica. The MS Roald Amundsen ship will be waiting for you at the dock where you will start your expedition.

29th Jan 2020: Chilean fjords

You will sail through the Beagle Channel and see the breath-taking Chilean fjords. This wild and remote area is one of the globe’s most priceless travel destinations and is an unmissable part of the itinerary for those who are fascinated by marine wildlife and unspoilt wilderness. Along the way, you can observe unforgettable sights through navigable fjords and pristine coastline.

30th - 31st Jan 2020: Cape Horn and the Drake Passage

Cape Horn – a rocky headland at the Southern tip of South America is one of the most iconic places on Earth. The captain and his crew will do their best to attempt a landing on the infamous island. However, the area is known for its high seas, and challenging weather conditions and landing on Cape Horn will be a great achievement.

The MS Roald Amundsen will spend 1 ½ to 2 days to cross the Drake Passage, depending on the weather conditions. It is part of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, the largest current in the world. Depending on the weather conditions, the journey can be tumultuous or calm. Nevertheless, the Drake Passage will awake your senses, and regardless of how rough it can be, Antarctica is the ultimate reward!

1st - 7th feb 2020: Antarctica

Antarctica is the southernmost continent and site of the South Pole. It is also home to 90 per cent of the world’s ice. During winter, sea ice covers the coast, virtually doubling the size of the continent. In summer, the region is a breeding site for millions of penguins like the Emperor and Adélie penguins, but you can also see whales and seals.

Tourists, explorers and scientists are the only people that visit the continent. Several governments have research stations in Antarctica; which is the only human infrastructure you will see. If the weather is favourable, islands like Deception Island, Half Moon Island or Neko Harbour can be approached. That is why the journey in Antarctica is unique and immersive as the crew will have to change landings, re-routes the expeditions and shift plans. These places offer untouched wilderness and pristine landscapes. From the deck, you will observe majestic glaciers, different shape and colour of icebergs and colonies of penguins. For those who travel to Antarctica, it is genuinely hard to describe the area and explain it with words. It is safe to say that the experience cannot be replicated anywhere else!

8th Feb 2020: Sail to Northernmost Antarctica

After exploring the Great White Continent, you will sail back North to the Falkland Islands. Lectures about the history and diverse wildlife of the islands will be provided on the way. Keep an eye on the desk and look for birdlife like the albatross.

9th - 11th Feb 2020: The Falkland Islands

Stanley is the capital of the Falkland Islands. It is relatively small and easy to discover on foot. Some highlights include the Historic Dockyard Museum, the Anglican cathedral and the iconic whalebone arch. Alternatively, join one of the excursions to explore the wilderness and wildlife in the surroundings. The region is perfect you can see clear blue skies, stunning white sand beaches and vast open spaces. A pristine location to admire remarkable wilderness – observe large colonies of albatross and rockhopper penguins. Bird lovers will have amazing moments as they go ashore on iconic places like Carcass Island or Sea Lion Island.

12th Feb 2020: The Magellan Strait

As you sail through the Magellan Strait, you will receive a recap of everything you discovered and experienced during the expedition. This is also the last opportunity to look for wildlife, so make sure to spend some time on the deck.

13th Feb 2020: Punta Arenas

You will arrive in Punta Arenas in the morning and fly back to Santiago where you spend the night.

14th Feb 2020: End of the expedition - Santiago

You will catch your overnight flight home.

15th Feb 2020: Fly home to the UK

Arrive in the UK.

Roald Amundsen

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Named after the Norwegian polar explorer, Roald Amundsen who was the first person to reach the South Pole. Like its namesake, the MS Roald Amundson is a pioneer in Polar expedition voyages. The ship is one of the first to feature a hybrid propulsion system that will not only reduce its fuel consumption but will show that large hybrid ships are possible. The Roald Amundsen will be joined by its sister ship the MS Fridtjof Nansen in 2019. 

Roald Amundsen from 26th January 2020 to 14th February 2020

Polar Outside: £7,999.00
Arctic Superior: £9,799.00
Suite: unavailable

Roald Amundsen from 10th November 2019 to 29th November 2019

Polar Outside: £8,999.00
Arctic Superior: £10,999.00
Suite: unavailable


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