Discover an adventurer’s dream of icy landscapes & abundant wildlife.
Set foot upon the continent of Antarctica.
Keep your camera at the ready for whales breaching serene waters.
Sea Lion colonies adorn the shores near Ushuaia, the world's southernmost capital.
Witness Antarctica's stunning ice formations from a Zodiac expedition craft.
Set out on an Antarctic adventure onboard Hurtigruten's expedition ship 'MS Roald Amundsen'.
The sculptures and fountain of the National Congress Building, Buenos Aires.
Ushuaia is backdropped by impressive snow-capped mountains.
The enigmatic Beagle Channel guides you from Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city.
Cruise among the horizon-wide sunset colours and melting iceburgs of the Drake Passage.
Join friends in the Explorer Lounge and Panorama Bar, 'MS Roald Amundsen', Photo: Oscar Farrera.
Upgrade to the spacious comfort of an Expedition Suite aboard 'MS Roald Amundsen'.
Enjoy balcony views with an upgrade to an Arctic Superior cabin aboard 'MS Roald Amundsen'.
Snap the perfect photo of a Gentoo Penguin or two in Antarctica's pristine environment.
With a hop, skip and a jump, Gentoo Penguins scale mighty icebergs.
Get ready for some unbelievable sights in nature's untamed icy wilderness.
An experienced expedition team lead all shore landings and Zodiac excursions.
Get pro-tips from the onboard photographer to shoot the perfect landscape.
Marvel at Antarctica's spectacular colours and its many icebergs.
The 'MS Roald Amundsen' cruises by Cliff Point in the Falkland Islands, Photo: Espen Mills.
Lindstrom Restaurant aboard 'MS Roald Amundsen', Photo: Espen Mills.
Aune Restaurant aboard 'MS Roald Amundsen', Photo: Espen Mills.
Black-browed Albatross ready for takeoff from a rocky outcrop in the Falkland Islands.
Discover the Falkland's vibrant colours of white sand, yellow gorse and clear turquoise water.
Explore the pristine green landscapes of the Falkland Islands.
Soak up the views from the infinity pool aboard 'MS Roald Amundsen', Photo: Oscar Farrera.
Relax in the sauna and hot tub after a workout in the gym 'MS Roald Amundsen', Photo: Oscar Farrera.
Immerse yourself in the fascination of an onboard Science Centre, Photo: Oscar Farrera.
King Penguins take to the surf on the beaches of the  Falkland Island archipelago.
Cruise to Stanley, the remote capital of the Falkland Islands.
A whalebone archway leads to Christ Church Cathedral (Est. 1892), Stanley, Falkland Islands.
The wreck of whaling ship, Lady Elizabeth (Built 1879), lies in nearby Whalebone Cove.
Discover the brilliant colours of Buenos Aires' flamboyant La Boca.
View spectacular sunsets from the Women's Bridge in the Puerto Madero District, Buenos Aires.
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Antarctica & Falkland Islands Expedition

Operated by TripADeal
Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Antarctica, Drake Passage, Falkland Islands
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage to nature's final frontier
Discover an adventurer’s dream of icy landscapes & abundant wildlife
Dates: 6 Nov - 14 Dec 2024
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights & an internal flight
14-night all-inclusive Antarctica & Falkland Islands voyage aboard 'MS Roald Amundsen'
3 nights 4-star hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires
44 meals, including daily breakfast & all meals while cruising
Overview
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Overview

Set sail on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure like no other. Visit Argentina’s vibrant Buenos Aires, then fly to Ushuaia to join your Hurtigruten expedition cruise to Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. Encounter the pristine natural beauty of icy landscapes, playful penguins and lumbering leopard seals, majestic whales and more as you cruise into this wilderness frontier.

Land among the colourful landmarks of Argentina’s Buenos Aires before flying on to Ushuaia to board Hurtigruten’s ‘MS Roald Amundsen’. Cross the Drake Passage on your way to the Great White Continent aboard this state-of-the-art expedition ship that features new, environmentally-sustainable hybrid technology to minimise the impact on the polar ecosystem. Relax in comfortable cabins, stay active in the gym, soak up the views from the infinity pool, keep warm in the sauna or hot tub, or simply take in the panoramic views from the ship’s top deck. Meet new friends in the expansive Explorer Bar, then indulge yourself in the impressive onboard restaurants, offering international menus with all-inclusive drinks and spectacular views.

On your sea-days immerse yourself in the fascination of an onboard Science Centre and participate in discussions with passionate Antarctic experts. Captivate your imagination further as you embark on multiple thrilling zodiac excursions led by expert guides and modern-day explorers. Step onto Antarctica’s icy shores for up close encounters with waddling Gentoo Penguins, leopard seals basking in the sun and get ready for the perfect shot of a lone albatross soaring high in the crisp, clear air. 

Recross the Drake Passage on your way to the Falkland Islands archipelago and the former whaling port of Stanley. The remains of the shipwrecked ‘Lady Elizabeth’, historic Dockyard Museum and the Christ Church Cathedral with its whalebone archway are sure to capture your attention. Explore grassy island landscapes, sweeping fields of yellow gorse and wildflowers that lead to sheltered white sandy bays. Join excursions to resting and nesting spaces of penguin and albatross colonies, listen to the bark of elephant seals, see wild dolphins and more in this island wildlife sanctuary.

Enjoy the remaining sea-days before your expedition cruise disembarks in Ushuaia where a flight returns you to Buenos Aires. Explore the city’s pulsing energy, iconic landmarks, world-class cuisine and more during leisure time before making your way to the airport for your flight home.

Your expedition includes return international full-service flights & a return internal flight, a 14-night all-inclusive Antarctica & Falkland Islands voyage aboard 'MS Roald Amundsen', 3 nights 4-star hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires, 44 meals, including daily breakfast & all meals while cruising, a selection of wine, beer, spirits, cocktails & non-alcoholic beverages included while cruising and more.

Want more? Extend your adventure with Arrive Early & Stay Behind options.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Experience Antarctica's surreal beauty, breathtaking landscapes & abundant wildlife
  • Cruise aboard Hurtigruten's 'MS Roald Amundsen', a modern, state-of-the-art expedition vessel
  • A once-in-a-lifetime chance to spot colonies of inquisitive penguins, majestic blue whales & pods of playful Orca whales
  • Keep an eye out for Antarctic fur seals, Leopard seals, elephant seals, Antarctic seabirds & more
  • Cross the famed Drake Passage, crossroads of the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans
  • Step foot on the great white continent with several escorted Zodiac landings
  • Explore the rugged terrain & cliff-lined coasts of the Falkland Island archipelago
  • Immerse yourself in the cosy pubs & captivating landscapes of Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • Begin your cruise in Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city
  • Enjoy time at leisure in Buenos Aires, Argentina's vibrant capital
  • Gain an insight with in-depth lectures on a variety of topics by the dedicated Expedition team
  • Explore the ship’s Science Centre with its extensive library & advanced equipment
  • Immerse yourself in the Citizen Science programme for a chance to assist with live scientific research
  • Snap amazing photographs with pro tips from an onboard professional photographer
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
  • Return charter flights between Buenos Aires & Ushuaia
CRUISE
  • 14-night Antarctica & Falkland Islands expedition voyage aboard Hurtigruten Expedition's 'MS Roald Amundsen'
  • Spend 5 days in Antarctica with multiple small group Zodiac landings & activities at numerous spectacular locations
  • Daily expeditions and activities such as hikes, community visits, talks & more
  • A selection of wine, beer, spirits, cocktails & non-alcoholic beverages included while cruising
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • Complimentary wi-fi onboard
  • Access to the onboard sauna, hot tubs & fitness room
  • Professional photos from the onboard photographer
  • Expedition parka & Hurtigruten Expedition water bottle to keep
  • Gratuities included while cruising
  • Access to the interactive science programme, Science Centre & activities both on & off the ships
ACCOMMODATION
  • Enjoy 3 nights of 4-star hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires
DINING
  • 44 meals including daily breakfast & all meals while cruising
  • House beer & wine, sodas & mineral water included in Restaurants Aune & Fredheim while cruising
TRANSFERS
  • Day 2: Hotel to Buenos Aires Airport
  • Day 2: Ushuaia Airport to Ship
  • Day 16: Ship to Ushuaia Airport
ESSENTIALS
  • Airline & cruises taxes & surcharges included
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Cabin Upgrades: Cabin upgrades are available. (See checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class. (See checkout for details)

Please note: Extra charges may apply. See the Important Info section and checkout cart for fees and details.

Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bon voyage!

Today, at the appropriate time, make your own way to the airport to board your flight to Buenos Aires, the first stop on your journey to Antarctica!

Welcome to beautiful Argentina. Upon arrival, make your own way to your centrally located hotel.

Due to flight times and scheduling some customers may be required to depart Day 0. Flight times will be confirmed on your final documentation which you will receive at least 4-6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Grand Brizo Buenos Aires (or similar)

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Buenos Aires - Ushuaia, Argentina: Begin 14-night Antarctica Cruise

Your adventure begins with an early morning flight to Ushuaia. At the appropriate time, meet your driver and be transferred to the airport.

Upon arrival in Ushuaia you will be transferred from the airport to the port where you'll meet your hybrid-powered expedition ship, 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.

Overnight: 'MS Roald Amundsen'

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 3 Crossing the Drake Passage

On the two-day crossing through the Drake Passage, the Expedition Team will equip you with all you need to make the most of your polar expedition cruise.
Visit the onboard Science Centre 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 as low-impact as possible, and about the Citizen Science projects you can join.

Overnight: 'MS Roald Amundsen'

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Crossing the Drake Passage

Continue crossing the Drake Passage - there's plenty of time to relax, so unwind in the spa and wellness area, enjoy some delicious cuisine and meet fellow travellers in the Explorer Lounge & Bar.

Overnight: 'MS Roald Amundsen'

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Antarctica

Experience Antarctica in all its majesty

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.

In the Antarctic summer, that might be penguins tending to their chicks; cormorants, sheathbills and petrels wheeling through the skies; or even orcas or humpback whales feeding on the krill-rich waters. Antarctica is simply a place where nature is king and the rest of us are mere observers.

You’ll spend an exciting five days busily exploring several of the possible landing sites. Wherever we go and whatever we do, each day will offer something different and thrilling. 

You'll join the Expedition Team on landings and ice cruises. You can take part in optional activities such as kayaking, snowshoeing and hiking, and may even get the chance to go camping overnight. Back on board, the Expedition Team will continue their lectures, helping you grow in your insights of the frozen continent.

Overnight: 'MS Roald Amundsen'

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Antarctica

Discover Antarctica with another exciting day joining the Expedition Team and fellow adventurers to explore possible landing sites and ice cruises. Wherever we go and whatever we do, each day will offer something different and thrilling.

Overnight: 'MS Roald Amundsen'

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Antarctica

Discover Antarctica with another exciting day joining the Expedition Team and fellow adventurers to explore possible landing sites and ice cruises. Wherever we go and whatever we do, each day will offer something different and thrilling.

Overnight: 'MS Roald Amundsen'

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Antarctica

Discover Antarctica with another exciting day joining the Expedition Team and fellow adventurers to explore possible landing sites and ice cruises. Wherever we go and whatever we do, each day will offer something different and thrilling.

Overnight: 'MS Roald Amundsen'

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Antarctica

Discover Antarctica with another exciting day joining the Expedition Team and fellow adventurers to explore possible landing sites and ice cruises. Wherever we go and whatever we do, each day will offer something different and thrilling.

Overnight: 'MS Roald Amundsen'

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Crossing the Drake Passage

As you savour your Antarctic experiences, prepare for more adventures ahead as you cruise towards the Falkland Islands. Your Expedition Team will brief you about the history and biology of the islands. In the Science Centre, you can look through the microscope at the tiny krill and phytoplankton that sustains so much of the region's wildlife.

Get tips from the onboard professional photographer to improve your images or join workshops on wildlife painting and nautical knots. You can also book a spa treatment, visit the gym, and enjoy the locally sourced, regionally inspired dishes in our restaurants.

Overnight: 'MS Roald Amundsen'

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Crossing the Drake Passage

Continue crossing through the Drake Passage heading towards the Falkland Islands - there’s plenty of time to relax, so unwind in the spa and wellness area, enjoy some delicious cuisine and meet new friends in the Explorer Lounge & Bar.

Overnight: 'MS Roald Amundsen'

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Falkland Islands

The Falkland archipelago is filled with seamless horizons and white sands teeming with birdlife. Only the occasional farm dots the landscape. You’ll find grassy hills and wildflowers, in contrast to the vast whiteness of Antarctica. You'll also enjoy a community walk of Stanley, taking in the Jubilee Villas gardens, Christ Church Cathedral and the Historic Dockyard Museum. 

Our landings, hikes and excursions are, as always, guided by the conditions. We hope to visit albatross and penguin colonies, which are often found sharing space with seals, and getting as close as we can without disturbing them.

Overnight: 'MS Roald Amundsen'

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Falkland Islands

Enjoy a day of discovery in the Falkland archipelago.

Overnight: 'MS Roald Amundsen'

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 14 Falkland Islands

Enjoy a day of discovery in the Falkland archipelago.

Overnight: 'MS Roald Amundsen'

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 15 Cruising

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea with time to reflect on your expedition cruise, taking in the wonders of Antarctica and the wildlife of the Falkland Islands nears its end. As you sail the final leg to Ushuaia, enjoy your final day at sea.

Join the Expedition Team in the Science Centre to examine special interests in more depth. Learn more about photography, or simply relax on deck, mulling over the highlights of a memorable adventure. End the day in the Explorer Lounge & Bar with the new friends you’ve made on your trip, sharing experiences over a relaxing drink.

Overnight: 'MS Roald Amundsen'

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 16 Disembark Cruise in Ushuaia, Fly to Buenos Aires

Your expedition cruise ends in Ushuaia, the main city in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina’s southernmost province. From here, you’ll be transferred from the ship to the airport to take a flight back to Buenos Aires.
Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, make your own way to your hotel.
Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Overnight: Grand Brizo Buenos Aires (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Known as the Paris of the south and for its multitude of theatres and world class steakhouses, Buenos Aires is the vibrant capital of Argentina and one of the most amazing cities in South America.

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the sights, gastronomy and arts of this fantastic city. Come sundown, you might like to take a taxi to moody Barracas and enjoy one of the many traditional wine bars or maybe practise your dance moves in the hometown of the Tango. Make sure to embrace the heat from this sensuous city.

Overnight: Grand Brizo Buenos Aires (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 18 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Australia (or New Zealand)

The time has come to begin your journey back home.

At the appropriate time, make your own way to the airport for your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 19 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Welcome home!

Important Info

Booking information

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Tour packages are non-refundable. If your tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other tour or package available via the TripADeal website.
 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with.
 
We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated). 

Offer essentials

This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 14th December 2024.
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies. 
 
Polar Outside: $4,000.00
Arctic Superior w/ Balcony: $5,000.00
Expedition Suite w/ Balcony: $13,000.00
 
Please note: accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability.
 
Departure Dates
2024:
November: 6, 20*
December: 14^
 
Please note: see checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges
Please note: 
• dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $1500 per person.
• dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $3000 per person.

Flights

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, *Perth, Auckland
 
Departure City Surcharges
Brisbane & Adelaide: $200 per person
Perth: $700 per person
 
International Full-Service Airline(s) Used
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Airlines: Qantas, LATAM, Air New Zealand (subject to availability).
Please note: We cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 
 
Missed Flights 
If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight, you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator, respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements. 
 
Arrive Early Options
Buenos Aires - $300 per person
High season dates: up to $700 per person, subject to availability 
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• You may book a date to arrive early via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season arrive early can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
23/09/2024 - 20/10/2024
06/12/2024 - 31/01/2025
 
Stay Behind Options
Buenos Aires - $300 per person
High season dates: up to $700 per person, subject to availability 
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season stay behind can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
23/09/2024 - 20/10/2024
06/12/2024 - 31/01/2025
 
Stopover Packages 
Not Available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Business: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
Please note:
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability and pricing changes (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed.

Cruise

'MS Roald Amundsen'
In 2019, Hurtigruten Expeditions added a brand new ship to its fleet: 'MS Roald Amundsen'. The state-of-the-art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.
 
Named after the first man to cross Antarctica and to reach the South Pole, 'MS Roald Amundsen' leads the way towards an even more sustainable way of travelling. The ship is specially constructed for voyages in polar waters. It serves as a comfortable base camp at sea – bringing adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.
 
'MS Roald Amundsen' is the first of two hybrid ships Hurtigruten Expeditions will add to its fleet over the next few years. Emissions are cut by sailing with electrical propulsion. Innovative sustainable technology reduces the ship's fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20 percent.
 
The stunning scenery is reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool are used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside cabins, of which 50% have private balconies, and aft suites feature private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views.
 
One of the most eye-catching exterior design features is the two-level indoor/outdoor Observation Deck. It is an ideal place to scan the scenery and watch for wildlife with your binoculars.
 
Onboard Currency
EUR. 
 
Cabins/Staterooms 
RR - Polar Outside 
The Polar Outside cabins are primarily on the lower-middle decks. Most are 19-23 square metres with windows and flexible sleeping arrangements, as well as a TV and a bathroom with a shower.
 
XT/XTD - Arctic Superior Cabins 
Arctic Superior cabins are comfortable and roomy, and have a balcony. These are high-deck cabins with a balcony. The spacious cabins are different sizes with flexible sleeping arrangements (some with sofa bed), TV, kettle, tea and coffee. 
 
ME - Expedition Suite with Balcony 
The suites are spacious cabins with a fantastic layout, including expansive windows and a balcony. The suites feature flexible sleeping arrangements with a comfortable sofa and sitting areas, as well as a TV and a bathroom with a shower. Expedition Suites are exclusively on the upper and middle decks. Expedition Suites include a bathrobe, an espresso maker and more. An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.
 
All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.
 
Cruise Arrival & Departure Times
Please keep in mind that the provided cruise arrival and departure times are an approximate and will be finalised upon receipt of your cruise tickets.

Accommodation

Accommodation Used
4-Star Properties (Self-Rated)
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Grand Brizo Buenos Aires
 
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.
 
Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for children 12 years old and over.
Please note: Minors under 21 years old must be accompanied by and share a cruise cabin with a responsible adult 21 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed. 
 
Triple Share
Not Available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double (subject to availability).
 
General information

Optional Tours/Activities
Please note:
• Some tours or shore excursions require minimum numbers to operate.
• Shore excursions must be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).
• Shore excursion programmes and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events concerning the timing on the day of the tour. 

Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements 
• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer
• Optional gratuities/tipping 
• Optional activities/tours 
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Mandatory city tax

Other important information

WHAT TO PACK FOR AN EXPEDITION CRUISE:
To make packing a bit easier, Hurtigruten has drawn up a packing list. If you should forget something, don’t worry! On board all the ships you will find a shop with a wide range of clothes and practical items.
• Onboard it’s smart to wear ordinary shoes.
• Bring a memory card with a large capacity – there are sockets in the cabins to recharge photo equipment.
• The dress code aboard the ship is relaxed and casual and you are not expected to dress formally for meals.
• Extra shoelaces are also a good idea.
• Bring a good pair of binoculars.
• A small waterproof backpack is necessary for carrying essentials.
• Please remember to bring your passport and a copy of it.
• Sun protection.
• Sunglasses with UV filter lenses.
• Lip balm with UV protection. Dry, cold wind and sun often cause chapped lips.
• Money in the correct currency. Remember, the ships also accept several credit cards.
• Remember to bring sufficient medication to last through any unforeseen delays.
• You will receive a wind and water-resistant parka as a memento on this ship.
• Rubber boots are available on loan, at no extra cost. 
 
Expeditions To Polar Waters:
• Warm winter jacket
• Wind and water-resistant trousers and long thermal underwear and top (we recommend wool)
• Warm cap or headband
• You should also bring swimwear for use in our on-deck whirlpools
• Scarf or fleece tube
• Warm woollen jumper and fleece jumper/jacket, remember layers are essential
• Sunglasses with UV filter lenses
• Gloves and mittens, fleece and wool
• Warm socks
• Bring extra batteries for your camera, as battery life is shorter in cold areas
• Shoes with good soles are recommended for outdoors, on deck, and for excursions ashore. Make sure they are worn-in walking boots. 
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it at the end of the tour; they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village and offer information on the place visited on the bus. However, they are not required to have specific art, architecture, or historical knowledge. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and, if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
If you've never visited a polar destination, you're probably wondering what you can expect weather-wise when you travel to Antarctica. Even if you've spent time in the Arctic Circle, the Antarctic is an entirely different experience. The high elevation and large landmass make the south pole significantly colder than the North. Of course, temperature is only one piece of the Antarctic weather puzzle. Here's an overview of what weather conditions are like on Earth's southernmost destination: 
 
Seasons in Antarctica
Antarctica only has two seasons which are summer and winter. Because it's located in the southern hemisphere, Antarctica's summer is from October to February. During this time, the sun is almost always in the sky. Days rapidly get longer there in summer, until, eventually, the sun doesn't set at all. This phenomenon is called the Midnight Sun. Although there are multiple places in the northern hemisphere that experience this perpetual sunlight during half of the year, Antarctica is the only southern location where it can be seen.
 
January is the warmest month in Antarctica, during which average temperatures climb all the way up to 0 degrees in the Antarctic Peninsula. However, the average temperature ranges from -10 degrees celsius to -60 degrees, depending on how far into the continent you travel.
 
If anyone is in Antarctica once winter comes, they're staying until summer returns. Flights and ships cease travel to and from Antarctica once the weather starts to turn, as conditions become too treacherous for travel. Typically, researchers are the only people who brave the Antarctic night. This is a valuable time for astronomers, who can use complete darkness to get spectacular views of the universe. Climatologists are also busy during this time of year tracking and comparing the temperatures on and below the continent's surface.
 
LATE SUMMER CRUISING IN ANTARCTICA:
February - March
If you choose to go on an Antarctica cruise in February or March, you will be seeing the continent during its late summer period. This provides a variety of benefits, including the ability to explore more thoroughly as the ice melts and breaks apart, allowing for a high chance of seeing whales on the Peninsula.
 
What whales might you see?
Late summer is the best time to see whales in Antarctica. It is most common to see Humpback whales, Minke whales and killer whales, though it's possible to see many other species as well. These can include blue whales, fin whales, sei whales, southern right whales and sperm whales. 
 
What about penguins?
By March, those adorable penguin chicks are growing up. They begin to fledge and grow into their adult feathers, while their parents may already have gone out to sea to begin to prepare for their own moulting season.
 
Why go during this season?
If you're an explorer who wants to see as much of Antarctica as possible, choose a late-summer cruise. As the polar ice melts, you'll have access to points much farther south than you would during other travel seasons. You will certainly see some wildlife, as well, and will get to know the untouched majesty of Antarctica in this particular form.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
We do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
CRUISE
Embarkation / Disembarkation:
• Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
• Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
• Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
• Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
Please note: Strict Covid-19 terms may also apply regarding proof of insurance covering Covid-19 and/or vaccination. Please refer to the cruise lines’ terms and conditions for further information before boarding.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers must contact the cruise line directly upon receiving their travel documents in order to request any membership benefits they may be entitled to.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER
Mobility:
If you require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.
 
Fitness Level Required:
A Leisurely level of fitness will be required. 
Leisurely is described as Light walking, including up multiple stairs, and occasional hiking, may involve uneven surfaces. Able to travel unassisted and get on and off vehicles and small boats. Suitable for most fitness levels and mobility. Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Cruise
It is not standard practice to tip on Hurtigruten ships, but if you feel that certain crew members should be rewarded for providing exceptional service, there are tip boxes in the restaurant together with envelopes.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: If entry to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping: 
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information.

Visas

Argentina
A tourist visa for Argentina is no longer required if travelling on an Australian Passport. Passengers must hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page. More information can be found at https://visasdirect.com.au/requirements 
 
Chile
Australian passport holders visiting Chile for tourism purposes or transit between 8 to 72 hours must apply for a single or multiple tourist visas. Visas must be lodged through the SAC CIUDADANOS portal only https://tramites.minrel.gov.cl/
 
Visa rules may have changed since COVID-19. Check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering. Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
Important: 
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
Please note: 
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.

Schedule of fees

Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
• Changes - $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the tour package you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the tour due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points Offer - Terms and Conditions

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points on deals listed on qantas.com/tours where cash spent criteria (as listed below) is met during the promotion period of 12:01am Tuesday 16 April 2024 to 11:59pm Friday 31 May 2024 (AEST).

Cash spent criteria is the following:
Customers who spend $999 - $4,999 will receive 10,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $5,000 - $9,999 will receive 15,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $10,000 - $14,999 will receive 20,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $15,000 - $19,999 will receive 25,000 Bonus Qantas Points; and customers who spend $20,000+ will receive 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the Bonus Qantas Points are based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions, and the minimum cash spend to qualify for the offer is $999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers.

Bonus Qantas Points will be issued to the member who has made the booking and is valid once per order. This is in addition to the standard 3 Qantas Points earnt per $1 spent on the total booking value.

The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and associated base prices and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice