This adventure brings you to highlights of South America, the Falkland Islands and Antarctica. See penguins, seals andwhales, take hikes on the ice and kayak among icebergs. And on board there is so much to do. Take advantage of our activity center for exciting lectures, activities, and more, that are designed to enhance your trip.
Day 1 - Buenos Aires
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 the 'Paris of South America' for yourself.
Day 2 – Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
Tierra del Fuego - Fly early in the morning to Ushuaia, where MS Midnatsol awaits you. Once on board, we kick off our journey with a welcome on-board dinner.
Day 3 – 4 Drake Passage
Crossing the Drake Passage - Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the infamous Drake Passage and trust us - it will take your breath away! Take it all-in on-board MS Midnatsol with its two-story panorama lounge over the bow, with wall-to-wall windows that bathe the room in natural light and provide extraordinary views.
Day 5 – 9
Penguins, Icebergs, Seals and Whales - Antarctica is sure to inspire you with its beauty: endless white horizons above oceans full of glorious icebergs and whales. Perhaps even more awe-inspiring will be meeting the huge colonies of penguins. They are not afraid of humans, so you can look forward to truly close encounters with this most charming of bird species as you go ashore to explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. You'll enjoy close encounters with Antarctic wildlife and glaciers, and old whaling stations and its relics.And from the deck, there are great opportunities to spot whales. You are in one of the most remote areas of the world and the sensations are non-stop.
We will land several times for unforgettable experiences as weather and ice conditions allow. Among the locations we may visit are Half Moon Island and Cuverville Island, home to a large colony of gentoo penguins. Neko Harbor is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay, and Paradise Harbor got its descriptive name from the whalers who came here long ago: When the storms were at their worst, this is where they came to seek shelter. The high glacier walls in Wilhelmina Bay convey the mighty power of ice, from calving glacier fronts to floating ice.
Day 10 At Sea
Scanning for Wildlife and Joining Lectures - The expedition team will continue its lecture program, covering history and the great explorers, marine biology, wildlife, oceanography, and climate change. Spend some time on deck and look out for wildlife as we make out way north to the Falklands.
Day 12 – 13 Falkland Islands
Pubs, Penguins and Perfect Wilderness - When we arrive the Falkland Islands, you will experience everything from red buses and English pubs in the capital Stanley, to penguins, hikes in the hills or along the coastline, and kayaking in crystal-clear waters. New Island is a lovely inlet, with white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. It could easily be mistaken for a Caribbean island, if only the weather was a little bit warmer!
We pass an old shipwreck on our way ashore to enjoy a day among penguins and seals. While we are here, you can join several excursions such as history tours, birdwatching tours, nature walks, and even a scenic plane tour where you can discover the Falklands by air in a classic island-hopping aircraft.
Day 14 – 16 At Sea
Enjoy Onboard Activities - Days at sea are full of activity and learning. By now, our expedition team will probably have convinced everybody on board that science is fascinating and fun! We can promise first class 'edutainment'!
Day 17 Montevideo
Fascinating Capital - Montevideo boasts colorful cultural diversity, with a picturesque blend of Colonial Spanish, Italian, and Art Deco architectural styles. Long considered one of South America's most interesting cities, you can visit the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) with its 18th century buildings; the vibrant Mercado del Puerto; the bustling Avenida 18 de Julio with its numerous theatres, museums, and art galleries; and the stretch of white-sand beaches that surround the city after disembarking the MS Midnatsol.
Cruises departing through March 2021. Guests will receive 600 Norwegian Kroner per person for voyages that are 9 days or longer, based on maximum 2 guests per cabin. Onboard credit is given in Norwegian Kroner. The USD amount may fluctuate due to current exchange rate. Offer valid for new bookings and North American residents only. Onboard credit is not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Guests who do not use the full amount of the onboard credit during their purchased sailing, will not be refunded the remaining credit. *Savings based on per person, in USD ($) and applies to the cruise portion of the package only on published brochure fares. This offer is valid for new, individual bookings only, is capacity controlled, and subject to withdrawal at any time without notice. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion except the Ambassador and Child offers, and Onboard Credit Offer. Other restrictions may apply. All expeditions are subject to availability at the time of booking. Offer expires on June 30, 2019. Ships’ Registry: Norway.
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