When Chimu Adventures, Australia’s own Antarctica specialists, announced that they had partnered with Hurtigruten (arguably the world leader in expedition travel) to launch a series of cruises to Antarctica it certainly raised an eyebrow. Then we heard about the launch specials on offer – with savings of up to 25% – and that raised the other one!

What Makes Hurtigruten So Special?

We love Hurtigruten for their sustainable travel philosophy and their commitment to imparting knowledge on how to leave the smallest environmental footprint. They are determined to make a difference, removing all single use plastics from their boats, restaurants and hotels.

This combined with their forward thinking developments and technology to create greener, safer and more advanced custom-built ships to explore these spectacular regions makes the experience all the more worthwhile.

Departing 14 Mar 2020 / 17 days 

WAS $10,125 / NOW AU $7,594*

This 17-day adventure introduces you to the highlights of the southern hemisphere as you fly from vibrant Buenos Aires to Ushuaia to board the MS Midnatsol. Five days are spent exploring the beautiful ice wilderness of the Antarctic Peninsula, with its abundance of penguins, seals and whales, carved icebergs and glaciated mountains.

Then its north to the isolated yet ruggedly beautiful Falkland Islands with their vast open spaces that are a haven for wildlife. Disembark in Uruguay’s colonial capital of Montevideo, one of South America’s most interesting cities.

  • Cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • One pre-cruise night in Buenos Aires with breakfast
  • Transfer in Buenos Aires
  • Economy flight Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
  • Transfer airport to ship in Ushuaia
  • Wind and water resistant jacket
  • Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
  • Professional English speaking Expedition team that gives lectures and accompanies activities
  • Free tea and coffee

Departing 13 Dec 2019 / 17 days 

WAS $11,065 / NOW AU $8,299*

This celebratory 17-day season voyage is one that you will never forget, spent in the ultimate white Christmas destination – the remote yet stunningly beautiful ice wilderness of Antarctica. In December the Antarctic Peninsula is alive with penguin chicks, and crabeater and Weddell seals are often spotted hauled out on ice floes.

Explore the wonders of the White Continent for ten days with shore landings, hiking, kayaking and cruising past icebergs in ice-filled waterways. Christmas Day will be a unique mix of exciting activities amongst the ice and penguins, combined with a traditional Norwegian celebration on board the MS Midnatsol.

  • Cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • One pre-cruise night in Buenos Aires with breakfast
  • Transfer in Buenos Aires
  • Economy flight Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
  • Transfer airport to ship in Ushuaia
  • Wind and water resistant jacket
  • Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
  • Professional English speaking Expedition team that gives lectures and accompanies activities
  • Free tea and coffee

Departures: 17 Nov, 08 Dec, 29 Dec 2019 -23 Days 

WAS $15,915 / NOW AU $14,323*

This epic 23-day voyage sets sail from Ushuaia to explore the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’, en route to the remote ice wilderness of Antarctica. Witness the seamless horizons and vast open spaces of the Falklands that are a haven for wildlife. Spend five days exploring South Georgia, taking in the incredible scenery, overwhelming wildlife and fascinating historic sites.

Next stop Antarctica, where you will encounter wildlife close-up against a backdrop of hauntingly beautiful and surreal landscapes. Kayak alongside immense and beautifully carved icebergs, watch whales breaking the surface of the waters and follow in the footsteps of the great explorers as you camp out on the ice.

  • Cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • One pre-cruise night in Buenos Aires with breakfast
  • Transfer in Buenos Aires
  • Economy flight Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
  • Transfer airport to ship in Ushuaia
  • Wind and water resistant jacket
  • Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
  • Professional English speaking Expedition team that gives lectures and accompanies activities
  • Free tea and coffee

For more information or to book please contact us today. 

Terms & conditions:
*Prices advertised are AUD and are correct as at 09 May 2019 and are subject to change without notice. Prices are per person based on twin-share cabin and are subject to availability. Prices are based on cheapest lead-in available, please contact us to confirm availability and pricing. Offers valid for new bookings only valid for sale until further notice, unless sold out prior. Prices do not include international or internal flights to/from start/end point. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Discounts cannot be combined with any other offer. Additional conditions apply, contact us for more information.