17 Days
From £5,029 PP
In association with Hurtigruten
Come and explore one of the world's great wildernesses with the legendary photographer and cameraman

Who doesn't want to visit Antarctica once in their lifetime? Awesomely beautiful, thrillingly remote and yet teeming with wildlife, it remains a bucket list destination like no other. And there is nobody else on the planet who has as many tales about the white continent as Doug Allan, the award-winning cameraman who has filmed some of the most extraordinary wildlife sequences ever shot in Antarctica. He will be ready with his tales - as well as tips for your own photography - throughout our exclusive 17-day voyage. You will also take in the history and remote beauty of the Falkland Islands, and two great South American capital cities. Join Doug on board for a true trip of a lifetime.

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Doug Allan
Wildlife photographer and cameraman

Doug was the man behind the camera for some of the most extraordinary sequences ever filmed in the Antarctic. Before becoming a filmmaker, he spent seven years in Antarctica as a research diver, marine biologist, base commander and photographer for the British Antarctic Survey, and received both the Polar Medal and the Fuchs Medal for his science and support work. In 1984 started filming full-time, and in his 30-year career, his credits include: Frozen Planet, Ocean Giants, Human Planet, Life, Planet Earth, The Blue Planet and Life in the Freezer. He has won seven Emmys and four BAFTAs, and has twice won the underwater category in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He says: "Antarctica is a continent like no other. Her seals, birds, penguins and whales against a backdrop of bergs, glaciers and snowy peaks. With the ever changing light on the ice, it's simply one of the most breath-taking places on our planet. Come and be amazed, let me share my passion for the place, you'll understand what's kept drawing me back."

Come and be amazed, let me share my passion for the place, you'll understand what's kept drawing me back.

Doug Allan

Price includes

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 16 nights on board MS Midnatsol on a full board basis, plus free tea and coffee
  • Overnight hotel stay in Buenos Aires before the voyage including breakfast
  • Exclusive talks and activities with Doug Allan
  • Signed copy of Freeze Frame (one per booking)
  • Economy flight Buenos Aires to Ushuaia (note that international flights to Buenos Aires are not included)
  • Transfer airport to ship in Ushuaia
  • Wind and water resistant jacket
  • Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
  • Expert English-speaking Expedition team giving talk and accompanying landings and activities

Availability

From
Tue, Tuesday, Feb 26
To
Thu, Thursday, Mar 14
Duration
17 Days
Price per person
£5,029
Call now to book 02037334876
Quote ref: Doug Allan

Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Meals -
  2. Day
    2
    Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
    Ushuaia, Argentina

    Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world, where MS Midnatsol will be ready for you to board. Meet your fellow passengers over a welcome dinner.

    Meals - Breakfast
  3. Days
    3-4
    At sea
    Ushuaia, Argentina

    There is plenty to do, even during sea days, as the on-board team offer plenty of scientific insights into the extraordinary environment you are sailing through. Once we have crossed the Antarctic Convergence, where the cold waters of the Antarctic current mingle with warmer waters to the north, you will notice that the air becomes crisper and colder. From deck, you might start seeing icebergs in the water, and maybe whales too.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Days
    5-10
    Antarctica
    Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    Over the next few days, the sheer magnificence of the Antarctic will overwhelm you. Endless white horizons, icebergs and the astonishing wildlife will be at every turn. During these days, you will have the chance to wander among huge colonies of penguins, a thrilling close encounter. From deck, there are great chances to spot whales. Among the locations we may visit are Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbour and Cuverville Island, home to a large colony of Gentoo penguins. Neko Harbour is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay, and Paradise Harbour got its descriptive name from the whalers who came here long ago. When the storms were at their worst, this is where they came to seek shelter. The high glacier walls in Wilhelmina Bay convey the mighty power of ice, from calving glacier fronts to floating ice.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    11
    At sea
    Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    Enjoy a day at sea, reflecting on your experiences in the Antarctic and exchanging stories with your fellow adventurers.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Days
    12-13
    Falkland Islands
    Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

    Arrive in the capital Stanley, where most of the islands' residents live. The area beyond Stanley is also ripe for exploring: there are penguin rookeries, hikes in the hills and along the coastline and kayaking trips to be done. New Island is an adorable inlet, with sandy white beaches and turquoise waters. We pass an old shipwreck on our way ashore to enjoy a day among penguins and seals. While you are here, join history excursions, bird-watching tours, nature walks and even a scenic plane tour where you can discover the Falklands by air in a classic island-hopping aircraft (extra cost).

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Days
    14-16
    At sea
    Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

    After exhilarating days in Antarctica and the Falklands, the final days on board are spent crossing the South Atlantic Ocean. There will be a farewell dinner on the last evening.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    17
    Montevideo
    Montevideo, Uruguay

    Disembark in Montevideo, a sophisticated and surprisingly diverse city with a picturesque blend of colonial Spanish, Italian and Art Deco style. Visit the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) with its 18th century buildings, the vibrant Mercado del Puerto, the bustling Avenida 18 de Julio with its numerous theatres, museums and art galleries, and the stretch of white, sandy beaches surrounding the city before you fly home.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

MS Midnatsol

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Cruise ship

The comfortable and modern MS Midnatsol is designed for expedition voyages to Antarctica

Throughout your epic journey you will be sailing aboard the comfortable and modern MS Midnatsol, equipped with advanced technology that makes her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages to Antarctica. Her excellent facilities include two restaurants, bar, café, shop, library, Jacuzzi, fitness room and sauna, on-board Wi-Fi, a private theatre for talks and events and a spectacular two-storey panorama lounge above the bow where you can bathe in the natural light and admire the extraordinary views.

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Hurtigruten
This tour is operated solely by Hurtigruten
Founded in 1893, Hurtigruten are the world's leading experts in cruises along the Norwegian fjords.

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Availability

From
Tue, Tuesday, Feb 26
To
Thu, Thursday, Mar 14
Duration
17 Days
Price per person
£5,029
Call now to book 02037334876
Quote ref: Doug Allan