Cruising in Antarctica
Antarctica is different from anything else you will ever experience. A continent enclosed by a cold water current circling a landmass so large that the total area of France, Germany and Spain would fit in – ten times. It is so cold that only two species of vascular plants have found it habitable here. It is covered with a sheet of ice averaging a thickness of more than 2000 meters. There are no permanent human inhabitants but millions of penguins. It is a feeding area for thousands of whales in the Austral summer. Above all, it is a continent dedicated to science and peace. Words simply does not describe the feeling of being on the Great White Continent.
In 2017 Hurtigruten added a second ship, MS Midnatsol, to join their specialist Explorer ship, the MS Fram. She sails itineraries featuring Patagonia, Chilean Fjords, Cape Horn, Falkland Islands and Antarctica. This ship doubled Hurtigruten’s capacity and tripled its expedition activity offers.
New in 2018
MS Roald Amundsen is the first of two hybrid ships Hurtigruten is adding to its fleet by 2019. The dual power cuts emissions by sailing with electrical propulsion, leading the way towards an even more sustainable way of travelling. Sailing on electrical power is not only a great benefit for the environment, but it will also enhance the impact of experiencing nature for the guests as the ship glides silently through pristine waters. The ship is specially constructed for voyages in polar regions and to serve as a comfortable base camp at sea – bringing adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.
We will shortly have samples of Antarctic cruises in Winter 201-18 available here representing just some of the itineraries available. Please check back soon or in the meantime call us on 01-210 8391.
Inside Cabin From: €
Outside Cabin From: €
Transfers as applicable.
Return economy class flights between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires including known taxes.
Any hotel nights required pre- or post voyage to allow for flight schedules.
Wind and waterproof jacket.
Departure tax from South America.
Optional excursions and gratuities.
On board the Hurtigruten ships you enjoy all comforts of a modern vessel as you follow in the wake of Antarctic explorers such as Scott and Amundsen. You will see historic sights including polar cabins, bases and maybe even visit Elephant Island, where Ernest Shackleton’s crew wintered while waiting to be rescued. Visiting the White Continent, even in the relative luxury of a modern ship, still feels like an adventure and a rare privilege.
Find out more about life on board and itineraries on offer in Antarctica in 2017/18 by viewing the online brochures below (NB: prices in sterling and for voyage only). Then give Project Travel a call on 01 – 210 8391. We will check for any special offers on or near your travel dates to give you the best value. We will price the entire package for you in Euro to include flights and any hotel nights required before and/or after the voyage. What’s more, we can usually offer better prices than Hurtigruten for travel from Ireland.