On Hurtigruten’s Antarctic Discovery cruise, travelers have the opportunity to visit one of the world’s most remote destinations. The 12-day expedition—Hurtigruten’s shortest Antarctica sailing—sails aboard the MS Fram roundtrip from Buenos Aires on three 2012 departures, traveling through the famous Drake Passage and making stops in several stunning ports on the “White Continent” as well as Ushuaia, the world’s most southerly port. A selection of optional excursions, including pre- or post-cruise packages visiting Machu Picchu or the Iguazu Falls, allows guests to customize their adventures. Possible landings in Antarctica include Half Moon Island, a rookery for Chinstrap penguins; Port Lockroy, a popular site that offers a view into life on an Antarctic base; Yankee Harbor, home to seals and 4,000 Gentoo penguin pairs; and Wilhelmina Bay, a feeding ground for whales and seals.
Fares are priced from $6,878 to $12,314 pp dbl. Members of Hurtigruten’s 1893 Ambassador loyalty program receive an additional 5 percent discount. Rates include accommodations; roundtrip flights between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires, including current taxes and surcharges; two nights in Buenos Aires, including breakfast; all meals on board; a wind and waterproof jacket; and all aspects of the onboard program, including lectures. Optional excursions, international flights and cruise fuel surcharge are additional. For more information, visit hurtigruten.com.