MS Roald Amundsen
18 days

Antarctica, Chilean Fjords and Falklands – Great Explorers and Solar Eclipse

Price from
£ 10164
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Roald Amundsen
18 days

Antarctica, Chilean Fjords and Falklands – Great Explorers and Solar Eclipse

Price from
£ 10164
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Antarctica, Chilean Fjords and Falklands - Great Explorers and Solar Eclipse
Departures
23 November 2021
24 November 2021
  • Experience the Solar Eclipse in the South Orkney Islands with an expert astronomer
  • Experience the unique beauty of Patagonia, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands
  • Great chances to see wildlife – penguins, seals, whales and more
  • Exciting ice-cruising and landing activities led by our expert Expedition Team

Current offers on this cruise:

  • Flight included

    Book your expedition cruise in 2021-2022 early and your flights from London will be included!
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Valid until 31/10/2020

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Itinerary

Sail in the wake of the great explorers to experience the Chilean fjords, majestic Antarctica and experience a total Solar Eclipse from the South Orkney Islands before heading to the Falkland Islands. Enjoy chances to see wildlife like penguins, whales and seals amidst icebergs and stunning natural beauty. Along the way, our Expedition Team leads exciting ice-cruising and landing activities to guarantee an unforgettable voyage.
Day 1
Santiago de Chile
Exciting and Diverse
Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile
Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile

Your adventure starts with an overnight stay in Santiago, the exciting and diverse capital of Chile. There is much to discover here, from Andean glaciers at the city borders, to skyscrapers in the centre, to lovely colonial architecture, to the shores of the fast-flowing Mapacho River. You can also extend your expedition by adding an optional Pre-Programme to the amazing Atacama Desert or to Torres del Paine National Park during a tour of Chilean Patagonia.  

Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile
Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile
Leaving Punta Arenas
Leaving Punta Arenas behind, we set sail for the great white continent - Antarctica.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Day 2
Santiago de Chile/Punta Arenas
Embarking the Expedition
Leaving Punta Arenas
Leaving Punta Arenas behind, we set sail for the great white continent - Antarctica.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup

Fly early in the morning to Punta Arenas where the hybrid-powered MS Roald Amundsen awaits, ready for your expedition cruise to Antarctica.

Day 3
At sea
The Drake Passage
Birds in the Drake Passage
Birds in the Drake Passage
Photo: Hilde Foss

We sail through the scenic Beagle Channel and over the legendary Drake Passage. On board, the Expedition Team starts the lecture programme, giving you information about Antarctica’s fantastic animals, geology and history.

You will also learn what it takes to be an Antarctic Ambassador in our mandatory briefing and join the Citizen Science programme to learn more about the wildlife and ecosystems of Antarctica.

The time at sea is also great time to enjoy all the amenities of our advanced hybrid powered expedition ship

Birds in the Drake Passage
Birds in the Drake Passage
Photo: Hilde Foss
A snow covered mountain
Day 5-9
Antarctica
Antarctica … Another World!
A group of people riding skis on a snowy mountain
Get out and explore with our Expedition Team.
Photo: Nils Lund
Excursion to meet penguins in Neko Harbour.
In Antarctica, we will attempt landings at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula with the aim of showing you the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife in this pristine wilderness.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Day 5-9
Antarctica
Antarctica … Another World!
A snow covered mountain
Discover the remote beauty of Antarctica.
Photo: Nils Lund

With white horizons above oceans full of icebergs and whales, Antarctica never fails to inspire awe and wonder. Perhaps even more awe-inspiring will be your first encounter with the huge colonies of penguins.

Our Expedition Team will lead ice-cruising and landings at every opportunity to come ashore and explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. From deck, there are great chances to spot whales. Of course, this is true wilderness, so nature is in charge, but our experienced captain will work with the elements to create the best possible itinerary for your adventure.

We will attempt landings at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula and aim to bring you to the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife on display in this pristine wilderness.

Wherever we explore, the sights and sounds and of Antarctica are sure to stay with you for a lifetime!

Day 10
At sea
Relaxing on MS Roald Amundsen
A whale jumping out of the water
See humpback whales breaching and splashing from deck.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup

Relax 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 outside decks.

A whale jumping out of the water
See humpback whales breaching and splashing from deck.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
A man holding a camera
Discover the living wonder of the most remote continent.
Photo: Genna Roland
A close up of clouds in the sky
Day 11
South Orkeny Islands
South Orkney Islands & The Solar Eclipse
A flock of birds standing on top of a snow covered mountain
Penguin colony in the South Orkney Islands.
Photo: Michael Miller
A penguin in the snow
Marvel at the resilience of life in Antarctica.
Photo: Jaqueline Laquai
Day 11
South Orkeny Islands
South Orkney Islands & The Solar Eclipse
A close up of clouds in the sky
Experience the majestic spectacle of a total Solar Eclipse.
Photo: Shutterstock

The South Orkney Islands consist of four islands situated in the Scotia Sea about 600 km northeast of the Antarctic Peninsula. We arrive here in the very early morning to experience the Solar Eclipse, weather permitting. Our Expedition Team will be on deck to give out special-purpose solar filters which will protect your eyes while you observe the extraordinary occurrence. If your cabin faces the right direction, you can enjoy the event through the window, without even having to change out of your pyjamas

A professional astronomer will also be part of the Expedition Team for the full duration of the voyage, delivering a series of in-depth lectures and providing insights during the Solar Eclipse.

After observing the Solar Eclipse, we plan to explore the South Orkney Islands themselves. 85% of the islands’ surface is made up of glaciers, which make it the perfect home for various species of penguins and seals. We will do our best to navigate a route through the area’s icebergs, sea ice, and frequent mist.

Day 12-13
At sea

After exploring this unforgettable continent, we set course for the Falkland Islands. Our Expedition Team will brief you about the history and biology of the Islands, point out wildlife from our outer decks and scout for the Albatrosses that often guide our way. Using the state-of-the-art microscopes in the ship’s Science Center, you can analyse samples taken during the expedition cruise to see another kind of ‘wildlife’ at the cellular level.

King penguins, Falkland Islands
The final part of your expedition cruise will let you explore the Falklands' remote areas and rich wildlife, here represented by the King penguins.
Photo: Andreas Kalvig Anderson
Sharing the beach on Carcass Island with the penguins.
From the pubs of Stanley to the vast white sand beaches of Carcass Island, the magical Falkland Islands is world of contrasts.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
A person holding a sign
One of the most remote British Overseas Territories there is.
Photo: Genna Roland
Day 14-16
The Falkland Islands
At the Edge of Antarctica
Sharing the beach on Carcass Island with the penguins.
From the pubs of Stanley to the vast white sand beaches of Carcass Island, the magical Falkland Islands is world of contrasts.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup

After the wilderness of Antarctica, enjoy the contrast provided by Stanley, with red phone boxes, red buses and old pubs. The capital is a good size for roaming the streets on foot, or you can join an excursion to explore the wilderness and wildlife in the surrounding area. We will be docked here throughout the day.

The Falklands are teeming with wonders of nature, with fantastically clear blue skies, seamless horizons and stunning white sand beaches.

As we reach the westernmost outposts in the Falklands, you will see remote farms that have been family-owned for generations. Penguins waddle along the beaches here, often coming close to you to take a look out of curiosity, and even posing for photos! We plan to go ashore to explore the area on hikes and to spot some of the many bird species that live here.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Stanley - Community Walk
    Take this self-timed walk through the highlights of Stanley's Capital.
  • Stanley - Falklands Nature Trek
    For the nature enthusiast, this trek is an exclusive opportunity to view Falkland Islands wildlife and flora.
  • Stanley - Bluff Cove Lagoon
    Enjoy a private wildlife haven on this exclusive tour to view king, gentoo and magellanic penguins as well as multitudes of sea birds, ending with tea in a café on the beach.
  • Stanley - Scenic Air Tour
    See the Falkland Islands from another perspective. There is no better way to see these remote South Atlantic islands than by air.
  • Stanley - Port Stanley Highlights
    If you want to see the highlights of Stanley in a short amount of time, then this is the ideal tour for you! Join this guided coach tour, taking you to interesting sites while you learn about the history of the Falkland Islands.
Day 17
At sea
The Magellan Strait
A powerful sea eagle, Cape Horn
Spot the powerful sea eagle near Cape Horn.
Photo: Simon Bottomley

As we complete the loop of the Magellan Strait, we will have a recap of everything we have experienced on this expedition cruise in the Science Center. Make sure you also spend some time on deck looking for wildlife.

A powerful sea eagle, Cape Horn
Spot the powerful sea eagle near Cape Horn.
Photo: Simon Bottomley
Great photo opportunities from deck near Punta Arenas.
Experience the arrival in Punta Arenas from deck
Photo: Andreas Kalvig Anderson
Santiago de Chile
Santiago, the picturesque capital of Chile, is where our expedition ends.
Day 18
Punta Arenas/Santiago de Chile
The End of the Expedition
Santiago de Chile
Santiago, the picturesque capital of Chile, is where our expedition ends.

We arrive back in Punta Arenas in the morning. After the flight back to Santiago de Chile, you can extend your vacation with a Post-Programme to Easter Island, famous for its mysterious statues of giant heads and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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What's included

Included in your voyage

Hotel

  • Overnight in Santiago de Chile before the expedition cruise, including breakfast

Flights

  • Return flights in economy class between Santiago de Chile and Punta Arenas

Transfers

  • Transfer from the hotel in Santiago de Chile to Santiago de Chile airport before the expedition cruise
  • Transfers between Punta Arenas airport and the ship, including a short tour of the city and a lunchbox

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise 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
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats while in Antarctica
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
  • Optional treatments in the ship’s onboard wellness and spa area

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Medical questionnaire is mandatory
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected
MS Roald Amundsen
Science Center
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
A small boat in a large body of water

Your ship

MS Roald Amundsen

Year built 2019
Ship yard Kleven Yards
Passenger capacity 530 (500 in Antarctica)
Gross tonnage 20 889 T
Length 140 m
Beam 23,6 m
Speed 15 knots
MS Roald Amundsen

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the 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.

Read more about MS Roald Amundsen

Aune Restaurant, MS Roald Amundsen
Photo: Espen Mills

Optional excursions

Some expedition cruises include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.

Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.

Included
A small boat in a body of water A small boat in a body of water

Stanley - Community Walk

Antarctica

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-FAI1

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A walk through scenic Falklands A walk through scenic Falklands

Stanley - Falklands Nature Trek

Antarctica

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 87

Booking code

A-FAI1

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Bluff Cove Museum and Sea Cabbage Cafe by Bluff Cove Lagoon beach Bluff Cove Museum and Sea Cabbage Cafe by Bluff Cove Lagoon beach

Stanley - Bluff Cove Lagoon Tour

Antarctica

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 123

Booking code

A-FAI10

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Aerial view of Port Stanley, the Falklands. Aerial view of Port Stanley, the Falklands.

Stanley - Scenic air tour

Antarctica

Duration

1h30

Price per person

From £ 360

Booking code

A-FAI9

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Lady Elizabeth shipwreck Port Stanley Falkland Islands Lady Elizabeth shipwreck Port Stanley Falkland Islands

Stanley - Port Stanley Highlights tour

Antarctica

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From £ 72

Booking code

A-FAI7

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Extend your cruise

Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-programme before or after your expedition cruise.

A canyon with Torres del Paine National Park in the background A canyon with Torres del Paine National Park in the background

Santiago de Chile - Pre-programme Chilean Patagonia (20/21 and 21/22)

South America, Antarctica

Duration

4 Days

From

£ 2102

Booking code

PUQPRE

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A group of people walking in front of a building A group of people walking in front of a building

Santiago de Chile - Pre-Excursion: Santiago Walking Tour (20/21 and 21/22)

Antarctica, South America

Duration

3 Hours

From

£ 40

Booking code

SCL06

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Visit a vineyard outside of Santiago de Chile Visit a vineyard outside of Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile - Pre-Excursion: Maipo Valley Vineyard Tour (20/21 and 21/22)

South America, Antarctica

Duration

4 Hours

From

£ 65

Booking code

SCL05

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Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago de Chile Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile - Pre-excursion: The Best of Santiago de Chile (20/21 and 21/22)

South America, Antarctica

Duration

4 Hours

From

£ 49

Booking code

SCL01

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Visit a vineyard outside of Santiago de Chile Visit a vineyard outside of Santiago de Chile

Santiago Post-Excursion: Maipo Valley Vineyard Tour (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

4 Hours

From

£ 65

Booking code

SCL05B

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Santiago - Chilean folk show & dinner (21/22)

South America

Duration

4 Hours

From

£ 123

Booking code

SCL02

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Santiago de Chile - Post-programme Easter Island (20/21 and 21/22)

South America

Duration

5 Days

From

£ 2886

Booking code

SCLIPCPOST

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Santiago de Chile - Pre-programme Atacama Desert (20/21 and 21/22)

South America

Duration

5 Days

From

£ 2134

Booking code

SCLATAPRE

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