Part of the
Hurtigruten Group

Highlights of Antarctica

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Departure Dates
33 departures between Nov 2024 and Mar 2026
Duration
12 days
Ships
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

Experience a concentrated expedition cruise that’s all about the frozen continent | HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

A concentrated expedition cruise with five days exploring the highlights of Antarctica. 

Witness incredible wildlife scenes as we spot seals, penguin colonies and whales against a backdrop of staggering natural beauty.  

Join the Expedition Team as they lead you on a journey of learning and adventure. 

Breathtaking icescapes 

Marvel at colossal glaciers and icebergs on this incredible Antarctica expedition cruise. Experience nature's majesty as we navigate ever-changing icescapes on our hybrid-powered ship. Your Expedition Team will bring you close to your stunning surroundings on ice-cruising and landing activities. 

Antarctic wildlife 

It's a busy time for the wildlife of Antarctica between November and March. In October and November, penguins court and nest, while December and January are when penguins hatch. February and March offer peak whale-watching opportunities.  

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Available Dates

2024
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Itinerary

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

The beat of Buenos Aires 

Day 1

Early start in Ushuaia 

Day 2

Get set for Antarctica 

Day 3-4

Antarctica: another world 

Day 5-9

Returning to warmer waters 

Day 10-11

Ushuaia and Buenos Aires 

Day 12

What's included

Hotel

  • Overnight in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, including breakfast 

Flights

  • Flights in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia 

Transfers

  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise 
  • Transfers between the Ushuaia airport and the ship

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Wine, beer and spirits available at meals and throughout the day and evening (subject to licensing laws, excludes premium drinks)
  • All day coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • Meals and take-away available throughout the day during Fredheim restaurant opening hours
  • Fine dining in restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • A complimentary water bottle to refill on board and take home
  • A polar expedition jacket, a backpack, or another piece of HX kit
  • Professional photos from your trip taken by our onboard photographer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi. Please note, streaming is not supported
  • Use of sauna, hot tubs, pool, fitness room, lounges and more
  • Gratuities included. Fantastic service is standard at HX – though if you’d like to leave something extra, it’s always appreciated
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ship’s Science Centre
  • Citizen Science Programme allows guests to assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Professional onboard photographer gives tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you

Notes

  • 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 
  • Depending on your flight times, an additional overnight might be needed (not included)

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Additional overnight(s) if required due to international flight timings 

  • 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 

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Excursions & Activities

Learn more about what you can experience when going with us

Excursions

Pre-post programmes

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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