Life Returns - Springtime Expedition to Antarctica
24 Oct - 15 Nov
22 Nights
10 Ports
HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

Life Returns - Springtime Expedition to Antarctica

24 October - 15 November 2025
From £12,849 pp

Duration

22 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

24 October

Setting sail from Buenos Aires

The streets of Buenos Aires are redolent of a grand old European capital, lined with elegant architecture that wouldn't look out of place in Madrid or Paris. There is also plenty of Latin passion on display: Argentina is the home of tango, that most electrifying of dances, and the central Plaza de Mayo has played host to countless revolutions and rallies over the years. Food is an important part of life here, and carnivores shouldn't pass up the opportunity to try the world's finest beef at one of the many steakhouses, known as parrillas. Other attractions include the beautiful Recoleta cemetery, the grand Teatro Colón and the colourful, arty district of La Boca.

Our tip

Plan to stay longer than you think you’ll need; the city offers plenty and the breathtaking Iguazu Falls can be reached by a short flight.

25-26 October

At sea

27 October

Argentina: Puerto Madryn

28 October

At sea

29 October

Falkland Islands: New Island

30 October

Falkland Islands: Carcass Island

31 October

Falkland Islands: Stanley

1-2 November

At sea

3 November

Antarctica: Antarctic Sound

4 November

At sea

5 November

Antarctica: South Shetland Islands

6 November

At sea

7 November

Antarctica: Gerlache Strait

8-10 November

At sea

11 November

Antarctica: South Shetland Islands

12-14 November

At sea

15 November

Arriving in Punta Arenas

The weather-beaten city of Punta Arenas is a laid back and welcoming place, in spite of its inhospitable location on the shores of the Strait of Magellan. Nearby attractions include penguin colonies and the dramatic scenery of Torres del Paine National Park, while beyond the southern horizon lie the frozen wastes of Antarctica.

The Ship

Your home from home

MS Fram in Antarctica with penguins
Hurtigruten - MS Fram - Arctic Superior Cabin
Hurtigruten - MS Fram - Main dining room

This purpose-built ice class expedition vessel is perfectly kitted out for polar exploration, with zodiacs and expert lecturers on board, and accommodates 318 guests in comfortable cabins.

What we love

Fram emerges in 2020 from an extensive refurbishment, with upgraded cabins, suites and public areas. Designed for polar cruising, she regularly visits the Arctic and Antarctic, with an ice-strengthened hull and a wealth of technological gizmos on board. Cabins are simple but comfortable, and the observation lounge and restaurant are designed to provide wonderful views of the ever-changing landscape outside. If you're feeling brave there are even outdoor Jacuzzis to keep you warm as the icebergs float past!

Capacity 250 Guests (200 in Antarctica)
Style A Hurtigruten voyage is all about the destination, with a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere on board.
Inclusions
  • All meals
  • House beer, wine and soft drinks with meals
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities

  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket

  • Selected excursions and activities
  • 'All-inclusive' on itineraries from October 2024, including alcoholic drinks throughout the day, onboard gratuities, professional photographs and more
More about MS Fram

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Alvear Art Hotel, Buenos Aires

Where to stay in Buenos Aires

Just steps away from the elegant Santa Fe Avenue and famous Florida Street, we love the Alvear Art Hotel.

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

Explore Buenos Aires

Take a private city tour to see all the highlights including the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo, colourful La Boca, the Colon Theatre and the Recoleta cemetery, resting place of Evita.

Get your free Antarctica guide

Our expedition cruising guide to Antarctica will tell you everything you need to know, including when to visit, what to see and how to get there.

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Life Returns - Springtime Expedition to Antarctica

24 October - 15 November 2025
From £12,849 pp

Duration

22 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

Ship

MS Fram of HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices on London's Russell Square - we'd be delighted to see you.

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