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16 Day Highlights of Antarctica W/Flights + Up to $1500 On Board Credit

$11,999
Per Person

Typically $17,999
Travel with MyHoliday2 on a Hurtigruten Antarctica Expedition Cruise and explore this wild and wonderful frozen continent. See penguins, whales and seals in their natural habitat on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Including flights from Australia and up to $1500 on board credit!

the tour

Travel with MyHoliday2 on an All Inclusive Hurtigruten Antarctica Expedition and explore this wild and wonderful frozen continent. See penguins, whales and seals in their natural habitat on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. See endless ranges of snow-coated mountains and the majesty of iceberg sculpted by sun, wind, and waves. Go on landings ashore, on small boat cruises, kayaking, snowshoeing, camping, and maybe even a polar plunge. Hurtigruten’s ships to Antarctica combine hybrid technology, helping us have the lowest possible CO2-footprint as possible.

Starting in Buenos Aires, you will fly to the southernmost town of Ushuaia to embark on your voyage. From here sail for two days into Antarctica across the infamous Drake Passage. Once in Antarctica, you’ll be surrounded by icy waters, glaciers and icebergs as big as cathedrals. You will feel like you’ve landed in a completely new world. Antarctica is magnificent, mesmerising and massive. You might need to stop for a moment to be able to take it all in. That awe-inspired silence is inevitably broken though when you see the first signs of wildlife like penguins, whales or seals and enthusiastic cheers erupt spontaneously all across the ship.

INCLUSIONS

Return flights from Australia plus up to $1500 on board credit to spend! A 14 day Hurtigruten Antarctica Expedition. Accommodation in an outdoor polar cabin on board a custom built expedition ship with all the mod-cons. 2 Nights in Buenos Aires before and 1 night after the expedition. All meals and drinks while on board including house wines, beers and soft drinks. A range of landing activities are included and much more. See tabs below for a full list of inclusions. Secure your expedition with a (Refundable) 20% DEPOSIT and travel from November 2022 to March 2023. Call us to find out more. BOOK BY 28th OCTOBER 2021.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Depart Australia

Today you will depart Australia for your flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Depending on flight schedule you may depart on DAY 0.

MEALS: In-flight

OVERNIGHT: In-flight

DAY 2: Arrive Buenos Aires

After your flight from Australia, arrive in Buenos Aires and be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

MEALS: In-flight

OVERNIGHT: Buenos Aires

DAY 3: Buenos Aires Free Day

Enjoy a day at leisure in Buenos Aires, the lovely capital of Argentina. Check out the well-preserved Italian and French architecture, order delicious beef in one of the many great steakhouses and maybe practise your dancing moves in the famous hometown of tango. Make sure to embrace the heat from this sensuous city, because it is about to get much colder.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Buenos Aires

DAY 4: Buenos Aires ~ Ushuaia ~ Embark Expedition Ship

Late nighters beware, we fly early in the morning to Ushuaia where hybrid-powered expedition ship MS Fridtjof Nansen awaits you. This port city competes with Chilean Puerto Williams for the seemingly coveted title of the southernmost city in the world. The Martial Glacier sits north of the city, creating an impressive mountain backdrop for the ‘end of the world’.

After a mandatory health and safety meeting on board the ship, kick off your journey with a welcome dinner hosted by the Expedition Team. You can then spend some time getting to know the ship that will be your home for the next several days.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: MS Fridtjof Nansen

DAYS 5-6: Sailing through Drake Passage

In order to get to Antarctica, we have to cross the infamous Drake Passage. It was named after the English sea captain and privateer Sir Francis Drake who discovered it by chance in 1578 when his ship was taken south by heavy winds. Since there is no landmass at this latitude, wind and water roam freely, making it hard for ships to sail here. But don’t worry, even the ‘Drake Shake’ isn’t a big deal for our modern expedition ship.

It takes two days to cross the roughly 1000-km-wide Drake Passage. So, you’ll have some time on your hands, which is definitely a good thing as there is plenty to do to get ready for your Antarctic adventure. The Expedition Team will start their lecture programme in the Science Center, drawing on decades of experience to teach you how to make your visit as safe and as sustainable as possible. As per IAATO guidelines, we will all wear sterilised rubber boats when ashore and ensure we vacuum our clothing beforehand to remove any possible foreign contaminants. You will also learn about the various hands-on Citizen Science projects you can get involved in, all of which feed into live research and current science.

MS Fridtjof Nansen, lies at your feet to be explored as well, quite literally. Work out in the indoor or outdoor gym, or order a spa treatment in our Wellness Area. There are also three superb restaurants on board where you can enjoy delicious meals that are a treat for your eyes and your taste buds. But even with all these mod cons, don’t forget to head out on deck from time to time to look for your first iceberg, and to spot wildlife like whales, numerous types of petrels and albatrosses.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: MS Fridtjof Nansen

DAYS 7-11: Welcome To Antartica ~ Enjoy the Icescapes

Welcome to Antarctica. Being here, surrounded by icy waters, glaciers and icebergs big as cathedrals will probably make you feel like you’ve landed in a completely new world. Antarctica is magnificent, mesmerising and massive. You might need to stop for a moment to be able to take it all in. That awe-inspired silence is inevitably broken though when you see the first signs of wildlife like penguins, whales or seals and enthusiastic cheers erupt spontaneously all across the ship.

Just as the icescapes of Antarctica change through its seasons, so does its wildlife. In late spring from October to November, there will be much more snow, making the landscapes seem even more pristine. This forms the backdrop of penguin courting and nest building. Whales are still few and far in between during this time, most of them still on their way and beginning to arrive in greater numbers by December and January. Arrival of more whales marks the height of summer which is also when the first penguin chicks hatch. Seeing the clumsy clumps of feathers run around and is always a charming sight. February and March are the peak of whale-watching opportunities, when large amounts of krill lure them to the area.

When we get here, the Expedition Team will seize every chance to take you ice-cruising and on landings to get closer to the impressive scenery and wildlife. Spotting penguins from the ship is already an experience, which becomes even more wonderous when you go ashore to see them. It’s the same if a seal or whale suddenly appears next to you when cruising in our smaller explorer boats or when kayaking as part of an optional activity. Needless to say; keep your camera close at all times. To enhance your feeling of discovery, the Expedition Team will talk expertly about fascinating subjects like the frozen continent’s history, the biology of local wildlife, and glaciology.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: MS Fridtjof Nansen

DAYS 12-13: Heading Back to Civilisation

After having explored remote and wild Antarctica over five days, we will be due to sail back for home. By this point, both your head and your heart will be filled with lifelong memories. You’ll hopefully also have captured many of these special moments on your camera. Crossing back over the Drake Passage, you’ll probably spend the next couple of days going through those pictures just to try and stay in Antarctica a little longer. The Expedition Team will also be doing the same as they recap the journey’s many experiences over in the Science Center. Working out is also a great way of processing everything you have seen, or maybe let your mind wander back to Antarctica in the Explorer Lounge and Bar?

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: MS Fridtjof Nansen

DAY 14: Ushuaia ~ Buenos Aires

Your expedition cruise reaches its end as we return to Ushuaia. From here, you join a transfer to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires and a second chance to experience the Argentine capital. Upon arrival from your charter flight you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Buenos Aires, Hotel

DAY 15: Departure Day

Enjoy a day at leisure in Buenos Aires before being transferred to the airport for your flight back to Australia.

MEALS: Breakfast, In-flight

OVERNIGHT: In-flight

DAY 16: Arrive Australia

Today you will arrive home in Australia. We hope you have had a wonderful time and come back with fond memories and plenty of photos to bore your friends with!

NOTE: Some flights may arrive on DAY 17 due to flight scheduling.

MEALS: In-flight

Description

Travel with MyHoliday2 on an All Inclusive Hurtigruten Antarctica Expedition and explore this wild and wonderful frozen continent. See penguins, whales and seals in their natural habitat on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. See endless ranges of snow-coated mountains and the majesty of iceberg sculpted by sun, wind, and waves. Go on landings ashore, on small boat cruises, kayaking, snowshoeing, camping, and maybe even a polar plunge. Hurtigruten’s ships to Antarctica combine hybrid technology, helping us have the lowest possible CO2-footprint as possible.

Starting in Buenos Aires, you will fly to the southernmost town of Ushuaia to embark on your voyage. From here sail for two days into Antarctica across the infamous Drake Passage. Once in Antarctica, you’ll be surrounded by icy waters, glaciers and icebergs as big as cathedrals. You will feel like you’ve landed in a completely new world. Antarctica is magnificent, mesmerising and massive. You might need to stop for a moment to be able to take it all in. That awe-inspired silence is inevitably broken though when you see the first signs of wildlife like penguins, whales or seals and enthusiastic cheers erupt spontaneously all across the ship.

INCLUSIONS

Return flights from Australia plus up to $1500 on board credit to spend! A 14 day Hurtigruten Antarctica Expedition. Accommodation in an outdoor polar cabin on board a custom built expedition ship with all the mod-cons. 2 Nights in Buenos Aires before and 1 night after the expedition. All meals and drinks while on board including house wines, beers and soft drinks. A range of landing activities are included and much more. See tabs below for a full list of inclusions. Secure your expedition with a (Refundable) 20% DEPOSIT and travel from November 2022 to March 2023. Call us to find out more. BOOK BY 28th OCTOBER 2021.

INCLUSIONS

 

International flights ex SYD/MEL/BNE (Other cities available at a surcharge)

$550 per person On Board Credit in cabins 

$750 per person On Board Credit in suites 

Roundtrip Flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

3 Nights hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires

10 Night Antarctica cruise on MS Fridtof Nansen or MS Roald Amundsen

Onboard accommodation in a Polar Outside cabin

All meals and meal time drinks while on board the Expedition Cruise – including house beers, wines and softdrinks

À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests

Complimentary tea and coffee

Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.

Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board

English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore

Range of included activities

*Gratuities not expected*

ONBOARD ACTIVITIES

Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics

Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes

Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research

Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos

Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms and outdoor running track

Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

LANDING ACTIVITIES

Escorted landings – these include: scenic harbour ruins, penguin rookeries, walking on icebergs.

Small boat cruising – glide through the water taking in views of white landscapes. Spot seals, penguins and whales close up.

Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities

Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket

Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

All Transfers

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (extra cost)

Snow Camping in Antarctica 

Kayaking Adventure

Extended Hikes

*REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IF HURTIGRUTEN CANCEL VOYAGE*

BOOK BY 28th OCTOBER 2021.

EXCLUSIONS

 

Travel insurance

Luggage handling

Optional shore excursions with our local partners

Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Personal expenses

Other meals not stated in itinerary

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2022:

7th November: $12,999 – MS Fridtjof Nansen

17th November: $13,199 – MS Fridtjof Nansen

27th November: $13,699 – MS Fridtjof Nansen

7th December: $14,599 – MS Fridtjof Nansen

27th December: $15,199 – MS Fridtjof Nansen

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2023:

1st January: $13,699 – MS Roald Amundsen

6th January: $14,299 – MS Fridtjof Nansen

16th January: $14,699 – MS Fridtjof Nansen

26th January: $13,999 – MS Fridtjof Nansen

21st February: $14,099 – MS Fridtjof Nansen

28th February: $11,999 – MS Roald Amundsen 

3rd March: $12,999 – MS Fridtjof Nansen

 

Prices start from $11,999 and will change due to cabin availability. 

 

BOOK BY 28th OCTOBER 2021.

SHIPS & HOTELS

 

EXPEDITION SHIPS:

This packages uses different vessels depending on departure date. The following Hurtigruten expedition ships are used:

MS Fridtjof Nansen

MS Roald Amundsen

 

Click on the ship name for more information

 

CABIN TYPES:

Polar Outside RS (17 m2)

Cabins on lower/middle decks. TV, bathrooms with shower/WC and window. RS cabins have double bed only. For twin beds you must upgrade to RR cabin or higher.

Arctic Superior Balcony XT (15-19 m2)

High deck cabins with balcony. Spacious cabins, different sizes, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofabed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee. Twin or double beds.

Suites with Balcony ME (20-35 m2)

Suites with private balcony, different sizes, top-high decks, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofabed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. Twin or double beds.

 

HOTELS (5 STAR):

Buenos Aires: Emperador Hotel 

PRICES

 

PRICES:

16 Day Highlights of Antarctica – from $11,999 per person

Price is based on lead-in cabin type with single beds. If you require a double bed you will be required to upgrade your cabin type.

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

A single traveller surcharge applies for solo travellers

Polar Outside Cabin –  From *$4600 per person 

Arctic Superior Cabin – Contact us to purchase

Expedition Suite – Contact us to purchase

 

*NOTE: The single supplement is different for every departure. This is based on the lead-in travel date. If you select a different date, or the single supplement is higher than $4,600 we will invoice you separately. 

 

BOOK BY 28th OCTOBER 2021.

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADE YOUR CABIN:

Arctic Superior Cabin – From $1500 per person depending on departure date. Contact us to purchase. 

Expedition Suite – From $4000 per person depending on departure date. Contact us to purchase. 

 

UPGRADE YOUR DEPARTURE CITY:

Fly from the following cities for a surcharge of $350 per person: ADL/PER/CNS/DRW/HBA/LST

 

Add to cart at checkout

 

BUY LAND-ONLY PACKAGE:

You can have the option to purchase the Antarctica Expedition Cruise without the airfares. 

Prices from $9,999 – $11,299 

To purchase select ‘Buy Land Package Only’ from Departure City Menu.

LAND-ONLY PACKAGE INCLUDES:

1x Night in Buenos Aires pre-cruise

Flight Buenos Aires – Ushuaia

Expedition Cruise

Flight Ushuaia – Buenos Aires 

$300 OBC per person in cabins

$500 OBC per person in suites

LAND-ONLY PACKAGE EXCLUDES:

Airport transfers

1x Night in Buenos Aires pre-cruise

1x Night in Buenos Aires post- cruise

 

DRINKS PACKAGE:

This is a package that will suit those guests who like to be able to choose their beverage more specifically to pair their meals – a more premium selection of beer and wine, in addition to a wide selection of spirits/drinks.

Valid throughout the day within opening hours in all restaurants.

– $760 per person

 

Add to cart at checkout

CANCELLATION POLICY & INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid until 3 March 2023

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 60 days prior to travel

BOOK BY 28th OCTOBER 2021.

 

CANCELLATION & REFUNDS:

IF HURTIGRUTEN CANCELS YOUR VOYAGE:

We will offer a full refund (including deposit), a free rebooking, or a credit voucher. 

UP TO FINAL PAYMENT IS MADE:

We will waive rebooking fees if you wish to change your date for any reason. 

You’ll need to change your voyage before your final payment due date and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking departure date. When you rebook, you’ll also need to cover any fare increase for your new voyage, if applicable.

AFTER FINAL PAYMENT IS MADE:

If COVID affects your journey, you will receive a free date change or credit voucher.

COVID affecting your journey means that you are unable to travel to the port of embarkation due to requirement to quarantine, a travel ban in either your home country or country of embarkation, a positive COVID test, a government issued order to self-isolate or a requirement to be vaccinated and you are unable to be vaccinated. This will be assessed at 30 days prior to the voyage/tour commencing.

 

ONBOARD CREDIT

The offer is for onboard credits, ‘OBC’ per person. Amount varies by cabin type and itinerary as specified and is applicable to the first 2 guests only in a cabin.

– $550 per person per cabin OBC for departure dates April 2022 -Mar 2023 

– $750 per person per suite OBC for departure dates April 2022 -Mar 2023 

Suites are defined as Q grade (Mini-suite) or above on MS Fram/MS Spitsbergen and ME or above on MS Roald Amundsen/MS Fridtjof Nansen.

Onboard credits expire at the conclusion of your voyage, are not transferable and not redeemable for cash. Credits can only be spent when on board the ship and cannot be utilised during land portions of tours.

Valid on selected departures between April 2022 and March 2023. Applicable to new bookings booked between 16 September 2021 and 31 October 2021, unless sold out prior.

Cabins and excursions are subject to availability. Hurtigruten operates a flexible pricing system and prices are capacity controlled and are correct at time of booking.

Solo traveller supplements may apply. Normal booking payment and cancellation conditions apply.

This offer is valid for new, individual bookings only and on select departures, and subject to withdrawal at any time without notice.

Offer is combinable with the Ambassador offer, Coronavirus rebooking offer and Book with Confidence on 2022 departures.

# Up to $1500 per cabin is based on two passengers travelling in a suite to Antarctica including flights.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

20% deposit is required to secure this package. This is refundable is the voyage is cancelled by Hurtigruten.

This package is available with flights from Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney on LATAM Airlines.

Other departure cities available with a $350 per person supplement: ADL/PER/CNS/DRW/HBA/LST/WLG/CBR. Add to cart at checkout

Your booking is not confirmed until you receive confirmation from MyHoliday2.

If our advertised availability is not there after purchase, you will be require to choose another date. 

Hurtigruten Expeditions reserve the right to remove availability at any time, which may affect your booking if it is not yet confirmed. 

Hurtigruten Expeditions reserve the right to increase the sale price at any time due to availability

Hurtigruten cancellation and refund policy applies for all departures until the end of 2022. From 2023 departures onward, standard terms apply. If COVID-19 is still preventing world travel by this time Hurtigruten will review their policies inline with the pandemic. 

The Single Supplement may be subject to change. We will be in contact if the single supplement changes after purchase. This is at the discretion of the Huritgruten Expedition Cruise, not MyHoliday2

All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions

Excursions and activities are subject to change

Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements

No gratuities expected

Departure dates are set by current airline schedules. Should airline schedules change, we may be required to alter the departure and return dates to suit new schedules.

21 Day Money Guarantee does not apply to this package

All travel documents are non-transferrable / non-changeable

Any required extensions to flights must be made prior to tickets being issued. If customer requests to change their outbound/return date after tickets are issued, request shall be denied.

Name changes are not permitted. Should a name change be required a full new ticket shall be issued and customers will be required to purchase a new ticket at market rate.

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

Travel vouchers are non-redeemable for cash

Travel vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion

Travel vouchers must be redeemed within the validity period or will be deemed void

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

Although some airlines no longer require reconfirmation of flights, Reconfirm the ticket 3 days prior to each journey.

For frequent flyer eligibility, baggage allowance and special requirement (Special meals, seating request, medical requirements), please contact your travel consultant.

Please note maximum 2 pieces of checked luggage allowed per person / Not exceeding 158 cm (62 inch).

Please note, flights may require a stopover of more than 5 hours.

Some departure dates may require you to depart Australia on Day 0 or return to Australia on Day 17

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