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The Ultimate Antarctica Experience

Example 19 Day Cruise aboard MS Fram
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Embark MS Fram in Ushuaia, the world´s southernmost town. From there, set a course through the scenic Beagle Channel toward Drake Passage. Cross the open sea before you reach the Falkland Islands, with its seamless horizons, vast open spaces, stunning white sand beaches, and rich wildlife with penguins and albatrosses. Explore the northwest part of the island before continuing to the capital, Stanley, with English pubs and iconic red buses. Stanley is also the starting point for several excursions.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Ushuaia | Embark
Day 2 : At Sea
Days 3-4 : Falklands
Days 5-6 : At Sea
Days 7-8 : South Georgia
Day 9 : At Sea
Day 10 : South Orkney
Day 11 : At Sea
Days 12-16 : Antarctica
Days 17-18 : Drake Passage
Day 19 : Ushuaia | Disembark


  • Enjoy an onboard lecture series on the history and wildlife of Antarctica
  • Watch for polar wildlife such as whales, penguins, and other birdlife
  • Visit the outposts, farms, and capital city of the Falkland Islands
  • See the abandoned whaling stations and museums of South Georgia
  • Take optional excursions, including camping, hiking, and kayaking


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Trip Type

  • Small Ship

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Trip Snapshots

Walk across the pristine Antarctic landscape A young seal rests on the shore Camp on the seventh continent as you sail on the MS Fram Explore quiet coves by zodiac as you sail on the MS Fram Penguins at play in front of the MS Fram

Day 1 Ushuaia | Embark

Embark in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost town. You can join the optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park or Lake Escondido before embarking the MS Fram.

Day 2 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy life on board and keep a lookout for wildlife or join the Expedition Team as they start the onboard lecture series.

Day 3-4 Falklands

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
The Falkland Islands consist of two large islands and around 700 smaller ones with an estimated population of 3,000. As you reach the westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands you can see remote farms that have been family-owned for six or seven generations. The sheep graze alongside immense colonies of albatross and rockhopper, king, and macaroni penguins while predatory striated caracaras patrol overhead and upland geese forage at the water’s edge.

The Falklands offer fantastically clear blue skies, seamless horizons, vast open spaces, and stunning white-sand beaches. Penguins may approach you and stop and take a glance before continuing on their way, giving you some great photo opportunities. Stanley, the islands’ capital, makes a wonderful starting point for the various excursions offered in the area. The town is easy to discover on foot as most shops and services are located near the port.

Day 5-6 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
During your time at sea, a lecture series helps prepare you for the wonders of South Georgia.

Day 7-8 South Georgia

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
South Georgia has magnificent mountain scenery with glaciers and beaches teeming with wildlife. During your stay here, you can see elephant seals lounge on the sand, fur seal pups race in and out of the water, albatross soar overhead, and king penguins in the thousands. 

While in South Georgia, also see Fortuna Bay, some of South Georgia’s abandoned whaling stations, a whaling museum, the Norwegian Seaman’s Church, and the tiny graveyard where you can pay your respects to the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Day 9 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a day at sea. As you continue to Antarctica, a lecture series includes a thorough introduction to the Antarctic visitor guidelines.

Day 10 South Orkney

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The deserted South Orkney Islands are a photographer’s dream with majestic snow-capped mountains, blue icebergs, and endless wilderness. Spend one day exploring these islands before sailing the Washington Strait to Coronation Island and Elephant Island.

Day 11 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
On your way to the Antarctic Peninsula, you can look through your photos, relax, attend a lecture, watch the animal life, or simply get ready for your arrival in Antarctica.

Day 12-16 Antarctica

  • Ship
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Antarctica is a continent dedicated to peace and science. You are visiting a place that has evolved through millennia without human interference, a place where wildlife remains fearless of man. There are many highlights to experience while you are here. On Deception Island a portion of the caldera wall has collapsed and created a navigable opening into the flooded interior. As you reach the natural harbor inside the island you may also visit Whalers Bay. Staggeringly photogenic and blessed with some of the most spectacular Antarctic scenery imaginable, Half Moon Island is a glittering gem among these island treasures. The strong currents of the Weddell Sea conspire to bring massive flat-topped bergs north into the Antarctic Sound. Brown Bluff has, as the name suggests, a landscape dominated by a towering, rust-colored bluff of volcanic origin and is home to a beach sprinkled with lava ‘bombs’. When opportunities arise, launch your kayaks, pitch tents ashore, and take unforgettable hikes to explore the most beautiful, untouched places on the planet.

Day 17-18 Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
After some magnificent days exploring Antarctica, MS Fram heads north and makes her way back to the South American continent. Sailing to Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina takes 40 hours in good weather. Continue your lecture series and recap your experiences of Antarctica.

Day 19 Ushuaia | Disembark

After this spectacular voyage to Antarctica with its endless vistas, make landfall in Tierra del Fuego. Your voyage ends in Ushuaia, where you may want to consider joining an optional excursion.

MS Fram

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Cabin I MS Fram
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113-140 square feet. Inside cabin: One bed, one sofa bed, TV, refrigerator, shower/wc
Cabin FJ MS Fram
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172-226 square feet. Outside cabin: Double bed, seating area, TV, refrigerator, shower/wc, limited or no view. (FJ 503 with twin beds).
A comfortable twin cabin on the MS Fram
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113-140 square feet. Outside cabin: One bed, one sofa bed, table, TV, refrigerator, shower/wc. (N-352 with upper/lower berths).
Cabin F MS Fram
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183-248 square feet. Double bed, seating area, TV, refrigerator, kettle, shower/wc.
Cabin U MS Fram
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118-252 square feet. Outside cabin: One bed, one sofa bed, table, TV, refrigerator, kettle, shower/wc. (U-526 with upper/lower berths).
Cabin M MS Fram
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172-215 square feet. One room with seating area, TV, mini-bar, kettle, double bed, shower/wc.
Cabin MG MS Fram
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260-420 square feet. One room with private balcony, seating area, TV, mini-bar, kettle, double bed, shower/wc.


This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine your schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the final sailing itinerary during the voyage.

Your voyage price includes:
  • Expedition voyage in cabin category of your choice on a full board basis (daily buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and set or buffet dinner)
  • Wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings and activities on board and ashore
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition Team that gives lectures and accompanies landings and activities
  • Complimentary use of Muck Boot rubber boots
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
Not included:
  • Flights from US
  • Travel Protection Plan
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions and gratuities
  • Argentinian reciprocity fee from $160 for US citizens


  • 18 Breakfasts, 17 Lunches, 18 Dinners
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