Day 1: Montevideo
Welcome to South America!HotelEnjoy an overnight stay in Montevideo, the scenic capital of Uruguay.
Day 2: Montevideo
A Vibrant Capital in SpringEmbarkationMontevideo boasts colourful cultural diversity, with a picturesque blend of colonial Spanish, Italian and Art Deco architectural styles. Enjoy a tour through this historic city before embarking on MS Fridtjof Nansen for your polar adventure.
Day 3-4: At sea
Wildlife and LecturesEnjoy the first days on board! The Expedition Team will start the lecture programme, covering history, the great explorers, marine biology, wildlife and oceanography. Spend some time on deck and enjoy the sun and warm temperatures as you scan for wildlife while we make our way south.
Day 5: Puerto Madryn
World Heritage HighlightsHalf dayVisit Valdez Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated on Argentina’s Patagonian coast, this peninsula is home to some of the country’s most dramatic wildlife habitats. Enjoy our optional excursions starting in Puerto Madryn that bring you closer to wildlife and let you experience the Gaucho-lifestyle of Patagonia.
Day 6: At sea
Relaxing on MS Fridtjof NansenRelax in the tranquility of a day at sea, sharing experiences and exchanging stories with your fellow adventurers. Enjoy the amenities of our innovative expedition ship and look out for wildlife from our outer decks.
Day 7-9: The Falkland Islands
Enjoy the Onboard ActivitiesAt SeaDays at sea are full of activity. Our expert Expedition Team will lead talks and lectures on fascinating topics in the Science Center, and there this is a great time to enjoy the Wellness area or pools.Once we have crossed the Antarctic Convergence, and begun our approach to Antarctica, you will notice that the air becomes crisper and colder. From deck, you might start seeing icebergs in the water, and perhaps the first sighting of whales as well.
Day 10-11: Drake Passage
The Legendary Drake PassageAt SeaAfter exhilarating days in Antarctica and the Falklands, the final days on board are spent crossing the Drake Passage. Spend time recapping our expedition with the Expedition Team in the Science Center and enjoy the Farewell dinner on the last evening.
Day 12-16: Antarctica
The Southernmost Town in the WorldDisembarkation & flightArriving in Ushuaia, its time to say goodbye. We transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. If you want to explore further before going home, you are welcome to join our optional excursions in the Post-programme.
Day 17-18: Drake Passage
Day 19: Ushuaia