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HIGHLIGHTS OF ANTARCTICA

FEBRUARY 15-27, 2024

Visiting the 7th Continent is a dream come true for many of our Sisters. Antarctica is not an inexpensive journey but it IS one that will live in your heart for the rest of your life. 

Together, we’ll take this 12-day expedition cruise, starting in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, flying to Ushuaia and then onwards to Antarctica in the summer months.

​​We’ll discover Antarctica’s wildlife, as we spot seals, penguin colonies, and go whale watching against backdrops of staggering natural beauty. And, we’ll join the ship’s Expedition Team as they deliver lectures and accompany landings, sharing their knowledge on glaciology, wildlife, climate change, and polar exploration.

Don’t miss your opportunity to join Sisterhood Travels for this amazing cruise. We promise you lots of fun, laughs, spectacular sightseeing, and most of all….the magic of Sisterhood!

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO SAIL TO ANTARCTICA?

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Hotel

  • Overnight in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, including breakfast (Deluxe Room – Emperador Hotel)

Flights

  • Roundtrip flights in economy class on a private charter between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia

Transfers

  • Transfer from the hotel in Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires airport before the expedition cruise
  • Transfers between Ushuaia airport and the ship, including a brief tour of the town

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in Restaurants Aune and Fredheim (Please note that the ship is Vegan and Vegetarian friendly)
  • À la carte Restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Range of included activities
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities on board and ashore

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of our Science Center, an extensive library, and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscapes and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer
  • Use of ship’s hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings
  • Citizen Science program where you can assist with live scientific research

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats (Zodiacs) while in Antarctica
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you

OUR ITINERARY

February 15, 2024

Depart on your overnight flight for Buenos Aires.

February 16, 2024

An overnight stay in Buenos Aires is the ideal way to start your Antarctic adventure. Home to a proud and diverse community of porteños, or ‘people of the port’, this city is a sensuous fusion of faded European splendour and Latin American panache. There are plenty of places to explore, including many parrillas serving deliciously authentic Argentine steak. Or maybe practise your dancing moves in the famous hometown of tango. t.

La Boca neighborhoods in Buenos Aires brightly colored dining in the street

February 17, 2024

Our adventure begins with an early morning flight to Ushuaia, where we’ll meet our hybrid-powered expedition ship, MS Fridtjof Nansen, specially designed for sustainable cruising in polar waters. This bustling port is the capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Martial Glacier, Ushuaia vies for the title of the world’s southernmost city. After a briefing from your Expedition Team, you’ll have time to settle into your cabin and explore the comforts and amenities on board. Later, we’ll join together with our Expedition Team for a Welcome Dinner.

Multi colored houses in the Patagonian city of Ushuaia, Argentina

February 18-19, 2024

On the two-day crossing through the Drake Passage, the Expedition Team will equip us with all we need to make the most of our expedition. You’ll be able to visit the onboard Science Center and find out what lies ahead. Listen to experts talk passionately about Antarctica’s history, the science beneath the ice, and the impact of climate change and plastic pollution. You’ll learn how to make your visit as safe and sustainable as possible and about the Citizen Science projects you can join. We’ll have plenty of time to relax and bond with our Sisters. Plus, we can take an invigorating swim, enjoy a spa treatment and look out for icebergs, whales, and albatrosses.

February 20-24, 2024

Nothing quite prepares you for it. Surrounded by looming glaciers and icebergs the size of floating cathedrals, Antarctica will fill you with wonder. Perhaps the most surprising part of Antarctica is the silence. It’s a stillness that’s broken every so often by the locals—the wildlife.

Whales begin to arrive in greater numbers by December and January. This is also when the first penguin chicks hatch, and seeing the clumsy clumps of feathers run around is always a charming sight. February and March are the peaks of whale-watching opportunities when large amounts of krill lure them to the area.

We’ll join the Expedition Team on landings and ice cruises, all included as part of your expedition. You may even get a chance to go kayaking among the icebergs as an optional activity. Back on board, the Expedition Team will continue their lectures, helping you grow in your insights of the frozen continent. Over five magical days, we’ll experience this amazing world in a way that will stay with us for a lifetime.

February 25-26, 2024

We’ll be crossing back through the Drake Passage. Your exhilarating Antarctica cruise seems over before it’s begun. Even after five days, you’ll only have scratched the surface of all there is to discover. It really is just the tip of the iceberg. Your head will likely still be a swirling kaleidoscope of special memories and new knowledge. If you have more questions, head to the Science Center and chat with the Expedition Team. There’s plenty to do onboard!

Penguins posing on a rock in the Antarctic Peninsula

February 27, 2024

Today, we arrive back in Ushuaia, where our 12-day expedition draws close. From here, we’ll take our charter flight back to Buenos Aires. As we leave this beautiful region behind, we’ll take lasting memories of everything we’ve seen and done, the importance of these precious habitats, and the positive experiences of sustainable expedition travel. Most of all, we’ll head for home with our Sisters in our hearts.

CABIN CATEGORIES

  • The Polar Outside cabins are primarily on the middle decks with windows; most are spacious and have flexible sleeping arrangements (1 or 2 beds) and TV for excellent and high-standard accommodation.
  • The Arctic Superior class cabins are comfortable and roomy accommodations, and most have balconies. Flexible sleeping arrangements, sofa beds, TV, and other features make this one of our most popular categories. The Arctic Superior concept includes an amenity kit, kettle, tea, and coffee.
  • The Expedition Suites are large, well-appointed cabins with expansive windows and balconies. The suites feature flexible sleeping arrangements with comfortable sofas, sitting areas, and TV. Expedition suites are exclusively in upper and mid-deck locations. The Expedition Suite concept includes a bathrobe, espresso maker, and more. An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.

Pricing

Polar Outside - Category RR ​Window

Double Occupancy Per Person
$ 9366
00
per person
  • Deposit Due at Time of Booking: $1900.00
  • Final Payment Due on or Before: November 10, 2023

Polar Outside - Category RR ​Window

Single Occupancy Per Person
$ 13012
00
per person
  • Deposit Due at Time of Booking: $2750.00
  • Final Payment Due on or Before: November 10, 2023

Arctic Superior - Category XT ​Balcony

Double Occupancy Per Person
$ 11355
00
per person
  • Deposit Due at Time of Booking: $2350.00
  • Final Payment Due on or Before: November 10, 2023

Arctic Superior - Category XT ​Balcony

Single Occupancy Per Person
$ 15896
00
per person
  • Deposit Due at Time of Booking: $3200.00
  • Final Payment Due on or Before: November 10, 2023

Expedition Suite - Category ME Balcony

Double Occupancy Per Person
$ 13268
00
per person
  • Deposit Due at Time of Booking: $2750.00
  • Final Payment Due on or Before: November 10, 2023

Expedition Suite - Category ME Balcony

Single Occupancy Per Person
$ 25024
00
per person
  • Deposit Due at Time of Booking: $5000.00
  • Final Payment Due on or Before: November 10, 2023

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

  • International flights between your home gateway and Buenos Aires. Please view information about our Airfare Program
  • Optional Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with the Expedition Team
  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area
  • ​Optional beverages outside of meal times
  • Optional Pre- and Post-Night Hotels – Available for $203 per person per night – double occupancy OR $406 per person per night single occupancy

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please make sure you meet your entry and boarding requirements 
  • Recommended gratuities for the Expeditions crew is $12-$15 per person per day
  • There are elevators onboard the ship
  • Currency onboard is the Norwegian Kroner
  • We strongly encourage you to book at least one pre-night in Buenos Aires to ensure that you don’t miss the charter flight to Ushuaia in the event of international flight delays and cancellations. 
  • Passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the scheduled return date.
  • At the time of your booking, Hurtigruten requires that you be fully vaccinated to travel on this cruise. Due to the ever-changing rules and regulations, this could change prior to final payment and/or departure.
  • If you need a roommate, See Need a Roommate? below for more informaiton.

Need a Roommate?

Cancellation & Refunds

Activity Level:

Leisurely

This is a leisurely paced itinerary and is full of cultural and interesting sightseeing and some free time to relax. Some excursion days may include reasonably early starts, some longer coach travel and possibly walking over uneven terrain. Guests should have reasonable health and mobility.