How to cruise Antarctica from Australia in 2021 to 2023 worry-free from only $10,999

Antarctica is a land of extremes. No other place on earth can compare to this white wilderness of snow, water, ice and rock. Hope on board an Antarctica cruise from Australia and you will get to see this unfathomably remote land up close and personal.

It’s vast, harsh and unfathomably remote, but that’s all part of the allure. Think lofty mountain peaks, calving glaciers, tumultuous seas, record-breaking temperatures and wildlife built to survive extremes.

Renowned explorers – Shackleton, Cook, Amundsen and Scott all tried to penetrate this colossal and mysterious landmass with varying levels of success. On a cruise to Antarctica you can bask in the knowledge that you have journeyed to a place few others will witness in their lifetime.

Orne Harbour, Hurtigruten Antarctica cruise from Australia
Orne Harbour © Karsten Bidstrup

Antarctica cruise all-inclusive from $10,999* per person twin share

Hurtigruten’s program of all-inclusive itineraries allow you to enjoy the expedition of your dreams worry-free. The Antarctica cruise from Australia includes international flights, local charter flights, all associated pre- and post-accommodation, transfers and more. All you need to do is sit back and relax and let the team of experts organise the best trip possible.

What’s included:

  • International flights from AU/NZ
  • Local charter flights
  • Extra pre- and post-accommodation
  • All transfers
  • Expedition jacket and environmentally friendly water bottle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Premium onboard inclusions
  • Mealtime drinks package
  • Landings, activities and expedition boat cruising
  • Citizen Science Project participation and lectures
  • Upgrade options and extras available
  • Book with confidence offer
Seals in Antarctica
Seals in Antarctica © Hilde Foss

Adventure awaits

In Antarctica, Mother Nature (rather than clocks or calendars) determines the itinerary. So expect an itinerary jam-packed with adventure.

On Hurtigruten’s Antarctica cruise from Australia guests can add optional onshore excursions. Imagine kayaking through mirror-like swathes of ocean; walking with penguins;  zig-zagging between ice-bergs and whales on a Zodiac; pitching a tent on an isolated beach or and hiking up steep mountain slopes for new perspectives.

Of course, if you lean on the side of comfort, these beautiful landscapes can also be enjoyed from the ship. If your cabin has a balcony, this makes the perfect spot for relaxed viewing. But you can also see the icebergs from the other onboard facilities, including the panoramic sauna, outdoor running track and the a la carte restaurant.

Hurtigruten’s Science Centre boasts an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes and you can join the Citizen Science program and assist with live scientific research. Daily in-depth lectures on the cruise to Antarctica from Australia are lead by the Expedition Team and cover everything from climate change to the birds of the polar south.

Canoeing in Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica
Canoeing in Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica © Stefan Dall

Go green

Hurtigruten is a world leader in exploration travel. The company has been cruising in the world’s most challenging waters since 1893 – with roots going back to Norwegian polar heroes. This comes with a responsibility to ensure that sustainability is integrated into all aspects of its cruise operations.

Hurtigruten has removed all single-use plastic from its fleet and hotels and it’s building the first hybrid-electric powered expedition cruise ships. Your cruise to Antarctica from Australia will be on board one of these sleek new hybrid ships– MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen – or the newly refurbished MS Fram.

Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica
Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica © Andrea Klaussner

Book with confidence

It can feel risky to book a cruise as we battle through travel restrictions and border closures. To make you feel more confident with planning and booking ahead, Hurtigruten has adopted a new cancellation policy for all new bookings for 2021 and 2022 voyages.

Book an Antarctica cruise from Australia by 31 December 2020 and if you cancel for any reason in the future, you’ll receive your refund – including your deposit – within 14 days. Yep, you read that correctly. No more vouchers and no month-long waiting times – you will get your money back in just two weeks.

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