MS Roald Amundsen
18 days

Antarctica, Patagonia, Chilean Fjords – Voyage of Discovery (Southbound) 2021

Price from
$ 11985
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Roald Amundsen
18 days

Antarctica, Patagonia, Chilean Fjords – Voyage of Discovery (Southbound) 2021

Price from
$ 11985
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Antarctica, Patagonia, Chilean Fjords - Voyage of Discovery (Southbound) 2021
Departures 23 October 2021
  • Experience Patagonia and Antarctica in one expedition cruise
  • Discover the magnificent Chilean fjords
  • See Cape Horn and cross the Drake Passage
  • Enjoy ice-cruising, landings and encounters with wildlife in Antarctica
Landing on Cuverville Island, Antarctica

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Itinerary

This expedition cruise takes you from the beauty of the Chilean coast to magical Antarctica. Experience the beauty of the Chilean fjords before sailing past Cape Horn to the southern reaches of the Earth for amazing polar adventures. Join the expedition team for ice-cruising and landings where you can explore the landscape and observe the wildlife and natural beauty of Antarctica.
Day 1
Valparaíso, Chile

23 October 2021

Estimated time of departure is 10:00 PM

The ‘Jewel of the Pacific’
Colourful houses in Valparaiso.
Colourful houses in Valparaiso.

This expedition cruise starts in colourful Valparaíso. One of the best ways to see this town is by riding its funiculars to sweeping views. Explore the port to get a feel for Chile’s seafaring side. We also recommend a visit to the Historic Quarter before embarking on MS Roald Amundsen. Why not make the most out of your stay in Chile and add a 5-day Pre-Programme to Atacama Desert, one of the driest deserts in the world?

Colourful houses in Valparaiso.
Colourful houses in Valparaiso.
Wander the colourful local lanes.
Wander the colourful local lanes.
Photo: shutterstock
Photographer capturing wildlife from deck
Photographer capturing wildlife from deck
Photo: Marsel Van Oosten
Read a book while crossing the open sea to the Falkland Islands
Read a book while crossing the open sea to the Falkland Islands
Day 2-3
At sea

24 October 2021 - 25 October 2021

Sailing South
Photographer capturing wildlife from deck
Photographer capturing wildlife from deck
Photo: Marsel Van Oosten

As we make our way along the Pacific coast of Chile, the Expedition Team will start the lecture programme to prepare you for the experiences ahead. Make sure to also spend some time on deck to look out for wildlife.

Day 4
Castro

26 October 2021

Cosmopolitan Castro
Houses on stilts in Castro, Chiloe Island, Patagonia, Chile
Houses on stilts in Castro, Chiloe Island, Patagonia, Chile

Castro, set among windswept hills and green vegetation, is known for its colourful `palafitos´, wooden houses mounted on stilts along the water's edge, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site Iglesia San Francisco.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Castro Walking Tour
    Walk from pier to Plaza de Armas for a short visit and proceed to San Francisco church, the main Catholic church of Chiloé’s capital and rather than the typical style of the other churches of the island, it is Neo-Gothic style.
  • Castro - Dalcahue, Curaco de Velez & Achao
    This excursion provides a glimpse into the history of the small villages in the Castro-Delahue area. We will visit three towns by coach and ferry.
  • Trek at Chiloe National park
    Trek through Chiloe National Park, where hiking trails take you to a great viewpoint with views over Cucao Lake and the Pacific Ocean. Learn about local flora and fauna and the history of the primitive settlements. We will also drive by the village of Cucao and hear about the tsunami that this town suffered in 1960.
Houses on stilts in Castro, Chiloe Island, Patagonia, Chile
Houses on stilts in Castro, Chiloe Island, Patagonia, Chile
Scenic landscape over Chiloe National Park
Scenic landscape over Chiloe National Park
Beautiful panoramic view of Chilean fjords: Aysen fjord and Puerto Chacabuco surrounding area, Patagonia, Chile, South America.
Beautiful panoramic view of Chilean fjords: Aysen fjord and Puerto Chacabuco surrounding area, Patagonia, Chile, South America.
Day 5
At sea

27 October 2021

Waters of Patagonia
Beautiful panoramic view of Chilean fjords: Aysen fjord and Puerto Chacabuco surrounding area, Patagonia, Chile, South America.
Beautiful panoramic view of Chilean fjords: Aysen fjord and Puerto Chacabuco surrounding area, Patagonia, Chile, South America.

We sail south through the fabled waters of Patagonia and to one of the world’s most remote and beautiful places: the province of Ultima Esperanza, meaning Last Hope. We voyage through iconic Andean seascapes for views of a glorious expanse of undisturbed nature.

Day 6
Puerto Edén

28 October 2021

Isolated Beauty
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile

The village of Puerto Edén in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park will enchant you. It is known for its geographical isolation, situated at the end of a deep fjord and surrounded by mountains. Its population of 250 includes the 15 remaining members of the Kawéskar people.

Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile
Glacier in the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile
Glacier in the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile
Guanaco crossing the river in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
Day 7-8
Puerto Natales

29 October 2021 - 30 October 2021

Torres del Paine National Park
Trekking in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile
Trekking in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile
Strait Of Magellan, Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile
Strait Of Magellan, Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile
Day 7-8
Puerto Natales

29 October 2021 - 30 October 2021

Torres del Paine National Park
Guanaco crossing the river in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
Guanaco crossing the river in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Puerto Natales is the gateway to the Torres del Paine National Park, world famous for the impressive “Torres del Paine” (Towers of Paine) rock formation. Explore the park on our optional excursion to discover a landscape of stunning variety, from the vast open steppe to rugged mountain terrain topped by looming peaks that host a wide variety of wildlife. Watch for llamas, pumas, and foxes in addition to more than 100 species of birds like the Andean condor.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Puerto Natales - Scenes of Puerto Natales
    This excursion combines the highlights of the charming town of Puerto Natales with the interesting Milodón Cave, just a few kilometres away.
  • Torres del Paine - Overnight
    This excursion includes an overnight inside the park - ‘the eighth wonder of the world' - with its impressive scenery and incomparable views. The Torres del Paine National Park covers an area over 242,000 hectares and features a rich geographical diversity of lakes, lagoons, waterfalls, glaciers, hills and peaks. There is always the possibility of seeing varieties of native wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Puerto Natales: Torres del Paine National Park
    Visit Torres del Paine National Park with stunning scenery and amazing views! Admire the natural beauty of this area, which offers great photo opportunities.
  • Torres del Paine – Grey Hike
    Spectacular views abound in every direction. Torres del Paine National Park covers an area of 242.242 hectares and features an outstanding combination of lakes, lagoons, waterfalls, glaciers, hills, and peaks, as well as the possibility to observe various kinds of wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Puerto Natales - Hiking in Torres del Paine
    This programme is designed to give you the best of both worlds. Explore Torres del Paine by both coach and foot. The eighth wonder of the world, Torres del Paine National Park, covers an area over 242.000 hectares and consists of a rich combination of lakes, lagoons, waterfalls, glaciers, hills and peaks. It is possible to observe many different forms of life here in their natural state.
South America´s remote beauty.
Day 9
Chilean fjords

31 October 2021

A Paradise for Nature Lovers
Day 9
Chilean fjords

31 October 2021

A Paradise for Nature Lovers
South America´s remote beauty.
South America´s remote beauty.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

Deep fjords and tall mountains plunging into the icy water characterise this wild area that seems almost untouched by humans. Glacial ice has scoured its way between the mountains, creating the lovely isolated islands and hidden bays that form this unique fjord landscape.

Unforgettable landscapes in the Chilean fjords.
Unforgettable landscapes in the Chilean fjords.
Photo: shutterstock
Encounter powerful glaciers in the Girabaldi fjord.
Encounter powerful glaciers in the Girabaldi fjord.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Cape Horn, Chile
Cape Horn, Chile
Photo: Maximilian Schwarz
Day 10-11
At Sea

1 November 2021 - 2 November 2021

Cape Horn and the Drake Passage
Cape Horn, Chile
Cape Horn, Chile
Photo: Maximilian Schwarz

In the morning, we will sail through the scenic Beagle Channel before we continue into open waters, and if conditions allow, we will make an attempt to land on Cape Horn – the southernmost tip of South America.

Next, we sail the legendary Drake Passage while our lecture series prepares you for Antarctica’s fantastic wildlife and history. You’ll also learn how to make your visit as safe and as sustainable as possible and you’ll join Citizen Science programmes to help collect data for current scientific research.

Exploring the Wilhelmina Bay and its wildlife and icebergs from the tenderboat
Day 12-15
Antarctica

3 November 2021 - 6 November 2021

Antarctica … Another World!
Day 12-15
Antarctica

3 November 2021 - 6 November 2021

Antarctica … Another World!
Exploring the Wilhelmina Bay and its wildlife and icebergs from the tenderboat
Exploring the Wilhelmina Bay and its wildlife and icebergs from the tenderboat
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup

Antarctica never fails to inspire awe and wonder, with white horizons above oceans full of icebergs and whales. Perhaps even more awe-inspiring will be your first encounter with the huge colonies of penguins.

Our Expedition Team will lead ice-cruising and landings at every opportunity to come ashore and explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. From deck, there are great chances to spot whales. Of course, this is true wilderness, so nature is in charge, but our experienced Captain will work with the elements to create the best possible itinerary for your adventure.

We will attempt landings at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula and aim to bring you to the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife on display in this pristine wilderness.

Wherever we explore, the sights and sounds and of Antarctica are sure to stay with you for a lifetime!

Landing on Cuverville Island, Antarctica.
Landing on Cuverville Island, Antarctica.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
A bird swimming in water next to a body of water
Photo: Dominic Barrington
Channel your inner scientist in the onboard Science Center.
Channel your inner scientist in the onboard Science Center.
Photo: Oscar Farrera
Meet like-minded fellow explorers from around the world.
Meet like-minded fellow explorers from around the world.
Photo: Nils Lund
Day 16-17
At sea

7 November 2021 - 8 November 2021

Crossing the Drake Passage
Channel your inner scientist in the onboard Science Center.
Channel your inner scientist in the onboard Science Center.
Photo: Oscar Farrera

MS Roald Amundsen takes us safely back across the Drake Passage as we continue our lecture series and recap our experiences of Antarctica. Using the state-of-the-art microscopes in the ship’s Science Center, you can analyse samples taken during the expedition cruise to see another kind of ‘wildlife’ at the cellular level.

Day 18
Punta Arenas

9 November 2021

Estimated time of arrival is 7:00 AM

The End of the Expedition
Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile
Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile

Sadly, every expedition must come to an end. When we reach Punta Arenas, on the edge of the Strait of Magellan, it is time to say goodbye. Your journey home continues with your flight to Santiago de Chile, where you have a chance to extend your stay and enjoy an optional Post-Programme to Easter Island, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most remote islands in the Pacific.

Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile
Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile
Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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What's included

Included in your voyage

Transfer 

  •    Transfer between the ship and Punta Arenas airport after the expedition cruise

Flights 

  • Flight in economy class from Punta Arenas to Santiago de Chile 

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats while in Antarctica
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Medical questionnaire is mandatory
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected
MS Roald Amundsen
Science Center
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
A small boat in a large body of water

Your ship

MS Roald Amundsen

Year built 2019
Shipyard Kleven Yards
Passenger capacity 530 (500 in Antarctica)
Gross tonnage 20 889 T
Length 140 m
Beam 23,6 m
Speed 15 knots
MS Roald Amundsen

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.

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Aune Restaurant, MS Roald Amundsen
Photo: Espen Mills

Optional excursions

Some expedition cruises include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.

Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.

Included
A large body of water with a city in the background A large body of water with a city in the background

Castro Walking Tour

South America

Duration

2 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-WCA1

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A boat is docked next to a body of water A boat is docked next to a body of water

Castro - Dalcahue, Curaco de Velez & Achao

Duration

4 hours 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 205

Booking code

A-WCA3

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A river running through a grassy hill A river running through a grassy hill

Castro - Trek at Chiloe National park

South America

Duration

6 hours 45 mins

Price per person

From $ 318

Booking code

A-WCA2

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Included
A large building with a mountain in the background A large building with a mountain in the background

Puerto Natales - Scenes of Puerto Natales Included

South America

Duration

3 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-PNT1

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A body of water with Torres del Paine National Park in the background A body of water with Torres del Paine National Park in the background

Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine - Overnight

Duration

2 days / 1 night

Price per person

From $ 1688

Booking code

A-PNT8

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Torres del Paine National Park Torres del Paine National Park

Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park

Duration

Approx 9h

Price per person

From $ 506

Booking code

A-PNT1

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A close up of a snow covered mountain with Perito Moreno Glacier in the background A close up of a snow covered mountain with Perito Moreno Glacier in the background

Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine – Grey Hike

Duration

9 hours

Price per person

From $ 431

Booking code

A-PNT7

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A view of a snow covered mountain with Torres del Paine National Park in the background A view of a snow covered mountain with Torres del Paine National Park in the background

Puerto Natales - Hiking in Torres del Paine

Duration

11 hours 10 minutes

Price per person

From $ 506

Booking code

A-PNT6

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Extend your cruise

Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-programme before or after your expedition cruise.

Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago de Chile Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile - Pre-excursion: The Best of Santiago de Chile (20/21 and 21/22)

South America, Antarctica

Duration

4 Hours

From

$ 89

Booking code

SCL01

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A train cake sitting on top of a colorful toy on a table A train cake sitting on top of a colorful toy on a table

Santiago - Chilean Folk Show & Dinner (21/22)

South America

Duration

4 Hours

From

$ 224

Booking code

SCL02

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A vineyard outside of Santiago de Chile A vineyard outside of Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile - Post-Excursion: Maipo Valley Vineyard Tour (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

4 Hours

From

$ 118

Booking code

SCL05B

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Santiago de Chile - Post-programme Easter Island (20/21 and 21/22)

South America

Duration

5 Days

From

$ 5251

Booking code

SCLIPCPOST

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The Atacama Desert, Chile The Atacama Desert, Chile

Santiago/Valparaíso: Pre-programme Atacama Desert (ending in Valparaíso) (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

5 Days

From

$ 4051

Booking code

VAPATAPRE

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