If you like diversity and want to visit the most intriguing spots in Patagonia and Antarctica, this expedition is for you. Starting in Ushuaia, we cross the ocean to explore the wonders of the Deep South in Antarctica. Come ashore on isolated beaches, get close to huge colonies of penguins, hike in the haunting landscapes and enjoy kayak trips in untouched waters with icebergs floating by.
From the ice of Antarctica to the lush fjords of Chile
We continue to Cape Horn and the wild fjords of Chile to visit one of the most scenic national parks in the world. This wild and remote area seems almost untouched by humans, with mountains plunging into icy waters. The steep valleys with snow-capped mountains make a striking contrast to an otherwise green area that is rich in wildlife.
Enjoy spending time ashore, kayaking, hiking and close encounters with penguins, birds and seals, and the rich wildlife of Patagonia, before the voyage ends in Valparaíso Chile.
Optional tours and activities are available, please contact us for details.
• Experience Patagonia and Antarctica in one expedition
• Meet penguins up close and see the amazing wildlife in the Chilean fjords
• Fascinating lectures by our Expedition Team
• Exciting excursions
Your voyage starts with an overnight stay in stunning Buenos Aires. Join our optional City Tour or explore the city on your own.
The following day you fly to Ushuaia, where you can join the optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park before embarking MS Fram.
Enjoy life on board and keep a lookout for wildlife or join our Expedition Team as they start our onboard lecture series.
As we reach Antarctica you will be overwhelmed by this endless white wilderness full of vistas of nature and wildlife. Staggeringly photogenic and blessed with some of the most spectacular Antarctic scenery imaginable, Half Moon Island is a glittering gem amongst these island treasures. Cuverville Island boasts the largest known colony of gentoo penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula. We will sail through the narrow Errera Channel, to and from Cuverville, and see the icebergs that have become trapped and grounded in the nearby shallows. Danco Island lies peacefully amongst the icebergs in the Errera Channel, just a few hundred yards from the Antarctic mainland, and is a breeding site for gentoo penguins. Come ashore and explore with us, go kayaking to see the ice up close or take a trip on one of our small boats. Port Lockroy is a British station from the Second World War that was turned into a museum in 1996. It is one of the most popular sites in Antarctica and offers a peek into life on an Antarctic base in the 1950s. Pleneau is situated just south of the Lemaire Channel and is a beautiful landing site, with many stranded icebergs in the bay area.
After four unforgettable days in Antarctica, MS Fram takes us safely back across the famous Drake Passage.
At almost 56 degrees south, Cape Horn is the southernmost point of South America, and one of the most mythical places on Earth. Before the Panama Canal, seafarers had to pass this infamous rocky island in order to cross from one side of the Americas to the other. We will do our best to land on Cape Horn, an area known for high seas and challenging conditions. Landing on Cape Horn will be a true highlight of your voyage.
During the next two days we will sail through the Magellan Strait and the Beagle Channel, with channels, fjords and mountains plunging into the icy water. This wild and remote area seems almost untouched by humans. The ice has scoured its way between the mountains, creating the isolated islands and hidden bays that form the unique fjord landscape of Chile.
Nature enthusiasts will be excited by the Chilean fjords. The snow-capped mountains and steep valleys make a striking contrast to an otherwise very green area that is rich in wildlife. Come ashore and you might be lucky enough to spot sea lions, Andean condors and several bird species that can only be found here.
Puerto Natales is the gateway to the world-renowned Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most attractive national parks in Chile. Its main attraction, the "towers" themselves, is the impressive rock formation, both colossal and unique, called "Torres del Paine" (Towers of Paine). The towers are made up of the Torre Central (9,186 feet high), Torre Sur (9,350 feet) and Torre Norte (7,375 feet). Enjoy hiking, glacier traversing, kayaking and landings in these amazing surroundings.
This diversity of environments here has led to a very rich fauna and flora. While we are here you might see llamas, pumas, chilla foxes and skunks in addition to more than 100 species of birds like the Andean condor and black-chested buzzard eagle.
After an unforgettable cruise through the Patagonian archipelago, you will be enchanted by the unique village of Puerto Edén. Known for its geographical isolation, its population of 250 includes the 15 remaining members of the Kawéskar people. Stroll among the laneways or join the Expedition Team for hiking, mountain climbing or kayaking.
Enjoy another day in the Chilean fjords. From the deck or the panorama lounge you have orchestra seats to the majestic mountains and beautiful scenery.
Puerto Montt boasts great views of the ocean and the towering peaks of the Andes. Coming ashore on one of our excursions will give you a great overview of the scenery, culture and architecture of this area. You can also explore this city on your own.
Enjoy a day at sea. Relax on deck or join the lectures from the Expedition Team.
Poets, painters and philosophers have long been drawn to Chile's most unusual city, described as both colourful and poetic. After disembarking, join us on a sightseeing tour before we take you to your hotel in Santiago de Chile.
After a breakfast in the hotel your expedition comes to an end.
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Expedition Suite Category M
Our Expeditions Suites are the most exquisite cabins on the ship. Situated on upper deck, you can enjoy the most comfortable suites on board. Inside you will find seating areas with TV, bathrooms with shower/wc and most of them have double beds. All of the suites offer cabin kits, which contains bathrobe, slippers and other beauty articles. Some of the suites do have more facilities than others.
Polar Outside Solo Category FJ
Arctic Superior Solo Category U
Our Polar Inside cabins are situated on lower deck and offer a cosy atmosphere. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/wc. Most of the cabins have separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, and others offer upper and lower berths. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.
Expedition Suite Solo Category M
Arctic Superior Category F
Our Arctic Superior cabins are comfortable cabins situated on both upper and middle deck, where you can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere. All the cabins have bathrooms with shower/wc. You will also find coffee and tea facilities in these cabins. Most of them have separate beds, where one can be turned into a sofa and some have double beds. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.
Our Polar Outside cabins are situated on lower deck and they all have bathrooms with shower/wc. Most of them offer separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, and others offer upper and lower berths. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.
Vessel Type: Expedition
Passenger Capacity: 276
MS Fram is designed for sailing in polar waters, holds the highest safety standards and is the perfect size for optimum nautical manoeuverability and guests' comfort. With space for only 276 guests, you are sure to get to know many of your fellow travellers. You will share stunning sights and memories of a lifetime long after returning home. The Norwegian word Fram means ‘forward’ – lifting expectations of the voyage at hand.
MS Fram was built in 2007 with one mission in mind - to bring her guests closer to nature, wildlife and unforgettable experiences. As well as offering numerous lounges in which to relax, our more active guests can use our well-equipped gym. Meanwhile, on deck, our Jacuzzis guarantee you surreal memories when passing the towering icebergs of Antarctica or Greenland.