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Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent

Close encounters with Antarctic wildlife
Taking an expedition to Antarctica with MS Midnatsol is sure to rank among the most exciting things you’ll ever do: exploring the most remote place on earth. Join us on this adventure filled with the unparalleled highlights of Antarctica.

A living continent of ice
The adventure starts as we sail the famous Drake Passage before arriving in remote Antarctica. Things quickly become even more interesting – behind every new iceberg a new highlight appears.

The goose bump factor is huge. The wildlife of Antarctica is a chapter in itself. You will see whales, meet thousands of penguins and even some seriously cute seals. And the icebergs drift by in fantastic variety, in all shapes and colours. The horizon seems endless and blue-white, the oceans are full of icebergs and whales. Even more awe-inspiring, we will have our first encounters with huge colonies of penguins. Most importantly, you will explore ashore and in small craft through iceberg-rich waters to feel like a real polar explorer.

Back on board, you’ll have fun opportunities to learn and share discoveries with family and new friends in relaxed way. MS Midnatsol is a ship built and designed to meet the needs of modern explorers – both on and off board. Our explorer deck is where you can meet fellow adventurers for scientific fun with our engaging Expedition Team, no matter what age you are. The media room on board shows the highlights of the day, and if you haven’t joined an excursion or landing, you can see films and photos, and share in the adventures here at the end of each day. The children check out our Young Explorers programme. All scientific content is presented in a lively, fun and easily understood manner: first class edutainment, so to speak.

So join us on a voyage to the extremes of the world, on the adventure of a lifetime.

Please Note: your voyage prices include return economy flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
06 November, 2018 to 18 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent, departing on 06 November, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Polar Inside. From £ 4124 GBP pp
Inside cabin, 6 – 10 m2 (65 – 108 sq ft) separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with upper / lower berths.
view cabin photo
Polar Outside. From £ 4217 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 7 – 13 m2 (75-140 sq ft), with portholes, separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa.Some with upper/lower berths.
view cabin photo
Arctic Superior. From £ 4666 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 8 – 13 m2 (86-140 sq ft), these cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa. Upper and middle decks.
view cabin photo
Minisuite. From £ 5598 GBP pp
Minisuite with double bed, 18 – 20 m2 (194-215 sq ft), seating area, TV, mini-bar.
view cabin photo
Expedition Suite. From £ 6448 GBP pp
Suite, 28 – 30 m2 (301-323 sq ft), one or two rooms, seating area, TV, mini-bar, some with private balcony.
view cabin photo
17 November, 2018 to 29 November, 2018 Make a booking request for Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent, departing on 17 November, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Polar Inside. From £ 4124 GBP pp
Inside cabin, 6 – 10 m2 (65 – 108 sq ft) separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with upper / lower berths.
view cabin photo
Polar Outside. From £ 4217 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 7 – 13 m2 (75-140 sq ft), with portholes, separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa.Some with upper/lower berths.
view cabin photo
Arctic Superior. From £ 4666 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 8 – 13 m2 (86-140 sq ft), these cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa. Upper and middle decks.
view cabin photo
Minisuite. From £ 5598 GBP pp
Minisuite with double bed, 18 – 20 m2 (194-215 sq ft), seating area, TV, mini-bar.
view cabin photo
Expedition Suite. From £ 6448 GBP pp
Suite, 28 – 30 m2 (301-323 sq ft), one or two rooms, seating area, TV, mini-bar, some with private balcony.
view cabin photo
28 November, 2018 to 10 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent, departing on 28 November, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Polar Inside. From £ 4124 GBP pp
Inside cabin, 6 – 10 m2 (65 – 108 sq ft) separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with upper / lower berths.
view cabin photo
Polar Outside. From £ 4217 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 7 – 13 m2 (75-140 sq ft), with portholes, separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa.Some with upper/lower berths.
view cabin photo
Arctic Superior. From £ 4666 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 8 – 13 m2 (86-140 sq ft), these cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa. Upper and middle decks.
view cabin photo
Minisuite. From £ 5598 GBP pp
Minisuite with double bed, 18 – 20 m2 (194-215 sq ft), seating area, TV, mini-bar.
view cabin photo
Expedition Suite. From £ 6448 GBP pp
Suite, 28 – 30 m2 (301-323 sq ft), one or two rooms, seating area, TV, mini-bar, some with private balcony.
view cabin photo
09 December, 2018 to 21 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent, departing on 09 December, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Polar Inside. From £ 4124 GBP pp
Inside cabin, 6 – 10 m2 (65 – 108 sq ft) separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with upper / lower berths.
view cabin photo
Polar Outside. From £ 4217 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 7 – 13 m2 (75-140 sq ft), with portholes, separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa.Some with upper/lower berths.
view cabin photo
Arctic Superior. From £ 4666 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 8 – 13 m2 (86-140 sq ft), these cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa. Upper and middle decks.
view cabin photo
Minisuite. From £ 5598 GBP pp
Minisuite with double bed, 18 – 20 m2 (194-215 sq ft), seating area, TV, mini-bar.
view cabin photo
Expedition Suite. From £ 6448 GBP pp
Suite, 28 – 30 m2 (301-323 sq ft), one or two rooms, seating area, TV, mini-bar, some with private balcony.
view cabin photo
02 January, 2019 to 14 January, 2019 Make a booking request for Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent, departing on 02 January, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Polar Inside. From £ 4124 GBP pp
Inside cabin, 6 – 10 m2 (65 – 108 sq ft) separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with upper / lower berths.
view cabin photo
Polar Outside. From £ 4217 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 7 – 13 m2 (75-140 sq ft), with portholes, separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa.Some with upper/lower berths.
view cabin photo
Arctic Superior. From £ 4666 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 8 – 13 m2 (86-140 sq ft), these cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa. Upper and middle decks.
view cabin photo
Minisuite. From £ 5598 GBP pp
Minisuite with double bed, 18 – 20 m2 (194-215 sq ft), seating area, TV, mini-bar.
view cabin photo
Expedition Suite. From £ 6448 GBP pp
Suite, 28 – 30 m2 (301-323 sq ft), one or two rooms, seating area, TV, mini-bar, some with private balcony.
view cabin photo
13 January, 2019 to 25 January, 2019 Make a booking request for Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent, departing on 13 January, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Polar Inside. From £ 4124 GBP pp
Inside cabin, 6 – 10 m2 (65 – 108 sq ft) separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with upper / lower berths.
view cabin photo
Polar Outside. From £ 4217 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 7 – 13 m2 (75-140 sq ft), with portholes, separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa.Some with upper/lower berths.
view cabin photo
Arctic Superior. From £ 4666 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 8 – 13 m2 (86-140 sq ft), these cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa. Upper and middle decks.
view cabin photo
Minisuite. From £ 5598 GBP pp
Minisuite with double bed, 18 – 20 m2 (194-215 sq ft), seating area, TV, mini-bar.
view cabin photo
Expedition Suite. From £ 6758 GBP pp
Suite, 28 – 30 m2 (301-323 sq ft), one or two rooms, seating area, TV, mini-bar, some with private balcony.
view cabin photo
24 January, 2019 to 05 February, 2019 Make a booking request for Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent, departing on 24 January, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Polar Inside. From £ 4124 GBP pp
Inside cabin, 6 – 10 m2 (65 – 108 sq ft) separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with upper / lower berths.
view cabin photo
Polar Outside. From £ 4217 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 7 – 13 m2 (75-140 sq ft), with portholes, separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa.Some with upper/lower berths.
view cabin photo
Arctic Superior. From £ 4666 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 8 – 13 m2 (86-140 sq ft), these cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa. Upper and middle decks.
view cabin photo
Minisuite. From £ 5598 GBP pp
Minisuite with double bed, 18 – 20 m2 (194-215 sq ft), seating area, TV, mini-bar.
view cabin photo
Expedition Suite. From £ 6448 GBP pp
Suite, 28 – 30 m2 (301-323 sq ft), one or two rooms, seating area, TV, mini-bar, some with private balcony.
view cabin photo
04 February, 2019 to 16 February, 2019 Make a booking request for Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent, departing on 04 February, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Polar Inside. From £ 4124 GBP pp
Inside cabin, 6 – 10 m2 (65 – 108 sq ft) separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with upper / lower berths.
view cabin photo
Polar Outside. From £ 4217 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 7 – 13 m2 (75-140 sq ft), with portholes, separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa.Some with upper/lower berths.
view cabin photo
Arctic Superior. From £ 4666 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 8 – 13 m2 (86-140 sq ft), these cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa. Upper and middle decks.
view cabin photo
Minisuite. From £ 5598 GBP pp
Minisuite with double bed, 18 – 20 m2 (194-215 sq ft), seating area, TV, mini-bar.
view cabin photo
Expedition Suite. From £ 6448 GBP pp
Suite, 28 – 30 m2 (301-323 sq ft), one or two rooms, seating area, TV, mini-bar, some with private balcony.
view cabin photo
15 February, 2019 to 27 February, 2019 Make a booking request for Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent, departing on 15 February, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Polar Inside. From £ 4124 GBP pp
Inside cabin, 6 – 10 m2 (65 – 108 sq ft) separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with upper / lower berths.
view cabin photo
Polar Outside. From £ 4217 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 7 – 13 m2 (75-140 sq ft), with portholes, separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa.Some with upper/lower berths.
view cabin photo
Arctic Superior. From £ 4666 GBP pp
Outside cabin, 8 – 13 m2 (86-140 sq ft), these cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa. Upper and middle decks.
view cabin photo
Minisuite. From £ 5598 GBP pp
Minisuite with double bed, 18 – 20 m2 (194-215 sq ft), seating area, TV, mini-bar.
view cabin photo
Expedition Suite. From £ 6448 GBP pp
Suite, 28 – 30 m2 (301-323 sq ft), one or two rooms, seating area, TV, mini-bar, some with private balcony.
view cabin photo

Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent itinerary:

show reverse itinerary
Day 1 - Cultural and cool
This adventure starts with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of Argentina. We offer an optional city tour in the afternoon. Spend the evening at your leisure and discover ”Paris of South America” for yourself.
Day 2 - Tierra del Fuego
Fly to Ushuaia, where MS Midnatsol awaits. Once on board, we kick off our journey with a welcome-on-board dinner.
Days 3 - 4 - Crossing the Drake Passage
Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the infamous Drake Passage, and trust us - it will overwhelm you! MS Midnatsol is designed especially to bring polar exploration to all ages and learning levels. As we cruise south, we start our “Young Explorers Antarctica” classes. There will also be several lectures on the environment around us; films about Antarctica and the Explorer room will be buzzing with activity. This will be the heart of the expedition community, where we gather for talks, recaps and spontaneous events, mingle and share stories.
Days 5 - 10 - Antarctica … another world!
You are now in one of the most remote areas on earth! There have been spectacular photo opportunities so far, but Antarctica itself is in a whole different category. Come ashore to explore the breath taking Antarctic scenery and to come close to penguins and seals. You will feel like a real explorer from the moment you set foot on the endless expanse of snow and ice. From the deck there will be ample opportunities to sight whales. Enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, old whaling stations and relics. Trust us when we say that every second of this journey has something new to offer. One of the highlights of the South Shetlands is Deception Island. When we sail into the natural harbor of this volcanic island, you will see an abandoned whaling station known as Hektor and a derelict British base. We are certain you will enjoy a visit to Half Moon Island, a staggeringly photogenic island blessed with some of the most beautiful Antarctic scenery imaginable, or Yankee Harbour, with its large colony of Gentoo penguins, estimated to be 4,000 breeding pairs. Cuverville Island is home to another of the largest known colonies of Gentoo penguins. Neko Harbour is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay. Paradise Harbour got its descriptive name from the whalers during the last century. Wilhelmina Bay has stunning scenery and is often called “Whale-mina Bay”, because of the large number of humpback whales spotted here in December. We have planned plenty of activities to make you experience Antarctica in the best way. This might mean that one day you will go shore to see penguins and hear the crackling noise of glaciers. Next day, you get to feel the salt and wind as you cruise between the sea ice, looking for leopard seals taking a snooze on the ice. Third day, kayaking or a longer hike or walk. Back on board we also have activities that will satisfy a whole range of interests in the explorer room. The on board photographer will show you the basics of expedition photography. Join gatherings where the various members of the expedition team recount the day’s activities, make presentations, and the expedition leader discusses the next day’s plan. These gatherings are great opportunities for sharing and shared memory making and mingling with the expedition community. For our younger guests we have design the Young Explorer Programme. This programme is a scientific introduction to biology, history, wildlife and learning more about navigation with lectures, field trips and visits to the science centre. Trust us when we say that no expedition day with MS Midnatsol in Antarctica will be the same – or boring!
Days 11 - 12 - Heading back to civilisation
After exploring this exhilarating continent, we set course back to civilisation. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun in the Explorer room or just relaxing on deck.
Day 13 - The end of the adventure
Sadly, every adventure must come to an end. It is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends when we reach Ushuaia. We transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. If you haven't had enough adventures, you have the possibility to extend your stay and enjoy our optional post expedition programmes.
Please Note:
This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine our schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the final sailing itinerary during the voyage. Hence, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience and why every expedition with us is unique.

Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine our schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the final sailing itinerary during the voyage. Hence, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience and why every expedition with us is unique.
Day 13 - The end of the adventure *
Sadly, every adventure must come to an end. It is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends when we reach Ushuaia. We transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. If you haven't had enough adventures, you have the possibility to extend your stay and enjoy our optional post expedition programmes.
Days 11 - 12 - Heading back to civilisation *
After exploring this exhilarating continent, we set course back to civilisation. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun in the Explorer room or just relaxing on deck.
Days 5 - 10 - Antarctica … another world! *
You are now in one of the most remote areas on earth! There have been spectacular photo opportunities so far, but Antarctica itself is in a whole different category. Come ashore to explore the breath taking Antarctic scenery and to come close to penguins and seals. You will feel like a real explorer from the moment you set foot on the endless expanse of snow and ice. From the deck there will be ample opportunities to sight whales. Enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, old whaling stations and relics. Trust us when we say that every second of this journey has something new to offer. One of the highlights of the South Shetlands is Deception Island. When we sail into the natural harbor of this volcanic island, you will see an abandoned whaling station known as Hektor and a derelict British base. We are certain you will enjoy a visit to Half Moon Island, a staggeringly photogenic island blessed with some of the most beautiful Antarctic scenery imaginable, or Yankee Harbour, with its large colony of Gentoo penguins, estimated to be 4,000 breeding pairs. Cuverville Island is home to another of the largest known colonies of Gentoo penguins. Neko Harbour is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay. Paradise Harbour got its descriptive name from the whalers during the last century. Wilhelmina Bay has stunning scenery and is often called “Whale-mina Bay”, because of the large number of humpback whales spotted here in December. We have planned plenty of activities to make you experience Antarctica in the best way. This might mean that one day you will go shore to see penguins and hear the crackling noise of glaciers. Next day, you get to feel the salt and wind as you cruise between the sea ice, looking for leopard seals taking a snooze on the ice. Third day, kayaking or a longer hike or walk. Back on board we also have activities that will satisfy a whole range of interests in the explorer room. The on board photographer will show you the basics of expedition photography. Join gatherings where the various members of the expedition team recount the day’s activities, make presentations, and the expedition leader discusses the next day’s plan. These gatherings are great opportunities for sharing and shared memory making and mingling with the expedition community. For our younger guests we have design the Young Explorer Programme. This programme is a scientific introduction to biology, history, wildlife and learning more about navigation with lectures, field trips and visits to the science centre. Trust us when we say that no expedition day with MS Midnatsol in Antarctica will be the same – or boring!
Days 3 - 4 - Crossing the Drake Passage *
Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the infamous Drake Passage, and trust us - it will overwhelm you! MS Midnatsol is designed especially to bring polar exploration to all ages and learning levels. As we cruise south, we start our “Young Explorers Antarctica” classes. There will also be several lectures on the environment around us; films about Antarctica and the Explorer room will be buzzing with activity. This will be the heart of the expedition community, where we gather for talks, recaps and spontaneous events, mingle and share stories.
Day 2 - Tierra del Fuego *
Fly to Ushuaia, where MS Midnatsol awaits. Once on board, we kick off our journey with a welcome-on-board dinner.
Day 1 - Cultural and cool *
This adventure starts with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of Argentina. We offer an optional city tour in the afternoon. Spend the evening at your leisure and discover ”Paris of South America” for yourself.
* = Indicative
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MS Midnatsol , the ship servicing Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent

MS Midnatsol

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 136m

Passenger Capacity: 500

Built: 2003

MS Midnatsol has a strong environmental profile and a modern design. The interior’s bright, colourful décor is inspired by the warm sunny climate, a motif also reflected in the many pieces of Norwegian modern art on display. She is also a TV star, being featured in the award winning documentary "Hurtigruten 365", made by Norwegian TV. On deck 9 you find the sun deck and a Jacuzzi. Key qualities of the MS Midnatsol include the large, two-story panorama lounge above the bow, and the large glass expanses that allow natural light to enter, while providing extraordinary views.

MS Midnatsol is an ice class 1X ship and equipped with advanced technology, making her very well suited for expedition voyages in Antarctica.

  • Two-story panorama lounge 
  • Bars 
  • Café 
  • Library 
  • Restaurant 
  • Separate a la carte restaurant 
  • Playroom 
  • Sauna 
  • Shop
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness room
  • Amfi theatre for educational lectures and conference facilities

• Experience glaciers, nature and wildlife

• Come ashore in Antarctica and meet penguins up close

• Explorer room, Science centre and lectures on popular topics on board

• Young Explorer programme for kids
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