Antarctica and Falklands Expedition | Southbound

Antarctica and Falklands Expedition | Southbound | MS Roald Amundsen | Antarctica Tours Antarctica and Falklands Expedition | Southbound | MS Roald Amundsen | Antarctica Tours
Embark on an unforgettable 18-day Antarctic expedition, commencing in the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. Dive into the cultural richness of Buenos Aires before venturing to the Falkland Islands, where endless horizons and diverse birdlife await. Explore the pristine beauty of Antarctica, discovering its majestic landscapes and bustling wildlife. Sail through the legendary Drake Passage, experiencing the awe-inspiring transition from the Southern Ocean to Ushuaia, the gateway to Antarctica.

18 Day Antarctica Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, home to a diverse and proud community of portenos or "people from the ports," is a sensuous fusion between faded European splendors and Latin American panache.

You can find many places where you can enjoy authentic Argentine beef. You can also learn to dance in the birthplace of tango.

You will embark the MS Roald Amundsen in Buenos Aires and begin your journey southbound. You'll be given a short briefing by your Expedition Team before you can settle in your cabin.

Day 2 to 5: Explore Buenos Aires

You'll discover more on the trip as we sail.

The Expedition Team members will begin their lecture series, which includes topics such as oceanography, history, ornithology and geology. Visit the Science Center to see interactive presentations.

Look through binoculars for wandering petrels and albatrosses. Enjoy the onboard amenities, including the gym, hot tubs and panoramic sauna.

Day 6 to 8: The Falklands Islands

Falkland is a place of endless horizons, white beaches and a plethora of birdlife. The landscape is dotted with grassy hills, wildflowers and the odd farm. Take a stroll around Stanley to see the Jubilee Villas Gardens, Christ Church Cathedral and Historic Dockyard Museum.

As always, our landings, walks and excursions will be subject to the weather. Our goal is to get as close to seals as we can without disturbing them. We will also visit penguin and albatross colonies.

Day 9 & 10: Antarctica

We'll cruise for two days to the Antarctic Peninsula after the Falkland Island. Enjoy a diverse range of wildlife in a beautiful natural environment.

You will be prepared for the journey ahead by our Expedition Team. The Expedition Team will tell you all they know about Antarctica. This includes information on the wildlife of Antarctica as well as polar history and geology.

Learn how you can make sure your trip is as impact-free and safe as possible. Join our Citizen Science Programs to collect data and help global research projects.

Day 11 to 15: Explore Antarctica

Antarctica is a frozen wonderland. In the Straits, nature-sculpted icebergs float. From the coast, Gentoo penguins, Adelie and chinstrap penguins can be seen. Numerous seabirds fly overhead. Nature has the final say.

You'll be exploring several landing sites around and on the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and the surrounding area over the next five-day period. No matter what or where we are, each day is going to be exciting and unlike any other experience you have had before.

You might choose to sail in an ice-covered bay surrounded by glaciers or land on a volcano caldera that is flooded. Kayak among seals and icebergs, or go snowshoeing to an amazing viewpoint.

Look up in the sky for Antarctic seabirds like skuas. You'll discover more about the habitat through onshore and onboard talks.

Day 16 & 17: The Drake Passage

Six unforgettable days in Antarctica are over. Now it's time to set off on our last adventure: The Drake Passage. The passage is known for high winds, strong currents and can be quiet and still. The luck will determine whether or not you experience "Drake Lake" and the "Drake Shake."

Do not worry, even though we may encounter rough seas on this part of our adventure in the Southern Ocean. The MS Roald Amundsen will be perfectly prepared for the journey. The Expedition Team will share their experiences during the crossing. This way, you can keep your mind in Antarctica and the Falklands for a bit longer.

Day 18: Ushuaia

The expedition cruise will end in Ushuaia. This is the largest city of Tierra del Fuego province, Argentina's most southern province. You'll then fly back to Buenos Aires.

You don't need to end your journey there. Join our optional Post-Program to continue your adventure before you head home.

Itinerary Map

Antarctica and Falklands Expedition | Southbound

18 Day Antarctica Itinerary Includes

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* at the restaurant Aune
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

18 Day Antarctica Itinerary Does not Include

  • International flights
  • Additional night(s) if required due to international flight schedules
  • Travel protection
  • Baggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

18 Day Antarctica Itinerary Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the Falkland Islands' stunning landscapes and abundant birdlife, with scenic strolls around Stanley.
  • Cruise through the Antarctic Peninsula after the Falkland Islands, witnessing diverse wildlife including penguins, seals, and seabirds in their natural habitats.
  • Experience the legendary Drake Passage with a range of onboard activities designed for relaxation and enrichment.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 17 Dinners
  • 18 Lunches
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18 Day Antarctica cruise activities

Sea Kayaking
Under full instruction from your sea kayaking guide, experience true tranquillity as you paddle through clinking ice floes and realise the enormity of the surrounding scenery. Look out for breaching whales, lounging seals and penguins zipping alongside your kayak. Some experience is required.
Ice Camping
Camp out on the ice and experience the silence which blankets the continent by night. This is your chance to completely connect with this ethereal ice world – wrap up warm and embrace the Antarctic elements.
Get a spring in your step when you slip on a pair of snowshoes in Antarctica. Enabling you to easily scale gentle slopes, this unique activity allows you to access hard to reach places and seek out the most impressive views.
Learn to capture wildlife and landscape shots in a small group photography program, including critiquing sessions and editing classes. Plus, Explorer Boat excursions with a dedicated photography expert on landings.
Explorer Boats
Achieve the best views and photographs from a forward facing Explorer Boats. They allow you to sit comfortably and securely while crackling through the ice-strewn waters. Look out for wildlife such as penguins, seals and whales as you cruise.
It doesn’t get more serene than complimentary yoga classes to the tune of glacial scenery. Join the most unique exercise setting in the world after a day of exploration. Classes are regular but are dependent on weather conditions and swell.
Antarctica and Falklands Expedition | Southbound
18 Days
From $17,654.00 per person

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