In-depth Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition | Southbound
20 Oct - 10 Nov
21 Nights
13 Ports
HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

In-depth Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition | Southbound

20 October - 10 November 2024
From £10,264 pp

Duration

21 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

13 Ports

20 October

Setting sail from Valparaíso

Characterful, colourful and a little chaotic, the port city of Valparaíso enjoys a somewhat awkward setting, scattered across 45 vertiginous hills. Thanks to this difficult topography the city streets are punctuated by steep staircases and funicular elevators, and energetic explorers will be rewarded with wonderful views of the pastel hued buildings that hug the slopes. Valparaíso's most famous former resident was the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and you can visit one of his former residences, La Sebastiana, which now houses a small museum.

Our tip

Amble through the city, taking the really cheap cable cars when you can to help you up and down the hills!

21-22 October

At sea

23 October

Chile: Castro (Chiloé Island)

24 October

At sea

25 October

Chile: Puerto Eden

Boardwalk in Puerto Eden, Chile

26 October

Chile: Puerto Natales

27-28 October

At sea

29 October

Chile: Puerto Williams

30 October

At sea

31 October - 1 November

Antarctica: Barrientos Island, Whalers Bay (Deception Island)

2 November

Antarctica: Cuverville Island

3 November

Antarctica: Almirante Brown

4 November

Antarctica: Pléneau Island

5 November

Antarctica: Gerlache Strait

6-7 November

At sea

8 November

Chile: Puerto Williams

9 November

At sea

10 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
Hotel Palacio Astoreca, Valparaíso

Where to stay in Valparaíso

The 23 room Palacio Astoreca comprises two buildings, including a completely restored national monument.

Viña del Mar, Chile

Around Valparaíso

For contrast, visit clean and orderly Viña del Mar just up the coast.

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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In-depth Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition | Southbound

20 October - 10 November 2024
From £10,264 pp

Duration

21 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

13 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.
Matthew Lonsdale

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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