Celebrate a spectacular Christmas! From Ushuaia, we cross the Drake Passage and sail on to an unforgettable exploration of Antarctica. Meet penguins up close and touch icebergs with your bare hands. On board there is so much to do: visit our Activity Center, attend exciting lectures, and enjoy the season´s festivities while surrounded by snow and ice!
17 days


Close Encounters with Antarctic Wildlife

Joining an expedition to Antarctica with MS Midnatsol is sure to rank among the most exciting things you’ll ever do. Together, we will explore the most remote place on Earth, on an adventure that takes you to the unparalleled highlights of Antarctica. Imagine waking up on Christmas day and pulling back the cabin curtains to reveal a pristine vista of mountains, penguins, and ice! 

A Living Continent of Ice

The adventure starts as we sail the famous Drake Passage before arriving in remote Antarctica. The excitement builds as we draw close and encounter the astounding wildlife of the last untouched continent. You will see whales, meet thousands of penguins, and encounter some seriously cute seals. And the icebergs constantly drift by in fantastic variety, in all shapes and colors. The horizon seems endless and blue-white, and the oceans are teeming with life. Our small boat excursions will take you among the icebergs, and each adventure will serve as a reminder that you are now a true polar explorer.

Back on board, you’ll have fun opportunities to learn and share discoveries with family and new friends in a relaxed way. MS Midnatsol is a ship built and designed to meet the needs of modern explorers – both on and off board.  Our explorer deck is where you can meet fellow adventurers for scientific fun with our engaging Expedition Team, no matter what age you are. The media room on board shows the highlights of the day, and if you haven’t joined an excursion or landing, you can see films and photos, and share in the adventures here at the end of each day. The children check out our Young Explorers Program. All scientific content is presented in a lively, fun and easily understood manner: first class edutainment, so to speak.

Join us on a cruise to the extreme south of planet and have the adventure of a lifetime. 




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This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine our final schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the sailing itinerary during the voyage. Therefore, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience, and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.