Antarctic Cruise February 2019 | Craig Travel

Antarctic Cruise February 2019

Antarctic Cruise
ms Midnatsol
February 25, 2019 to March 16, 2019
20 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3.5 Challenging

3.5 Challenging

Email specialist Mayrela Donis to discuss your travel plans

The dramatic scenery of the Antarctic sets this cruise apart from any other voyage. After three nights in Buenos Aires, we fly to Ushuaia and spend 16 days cruising to and exploring the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Included will be excursions and landings by Polarcirkel boats (similar to Zodiacs) to the dramatic bays, amongst glistening icebergs and past islands dotted with wildlife. February is a great month to visit this region and to experience the penguin as their young are beginning to develop; this is when they are most interesting and photogenic. Experienced cruisers will love this itinerary, combining in depth lectures with visits to the world’s most dramatic scenery, while sailing on a ship that was designed for this style of expedition. The gracious ms Midnatsol, designed for cruising the icy waters of the Arctic and the Antarctic, features a reinforced hull and specially designed loading bays to handle the landing craft while offering spacious and comfortable staterooms with private facilities. Read on, but don’t wait too long. Space on this cruise is already limited and the best cabins will fill early. Call today to reserve your places.

On request!


Hurtigruten comes to Antarctica

Hurtigruten is heading to the Antarctic... and it seems the locals are excited!

Alternate Departures

Saturday, January 2, 2021 to Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Travel Info - Cruise

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CT Rating 3.5 Challenging

3.5 Challenging

While this cruise is suitable for most travellers, members should be aware that it may involve difficult travel conditions such as very heavy seas and extreme weather conditions, during the transit of the Drake Passage. Landings in the Antarctic will be made by small boat and may include a number of wet landings. Members need to be fit and agile to get the most from this cruise. All members will be required to have a medical form completed by their Doctor.

Inclusive Features
  • 3 nights first class hotel accommodations in Buenos Aires as indicated or similar with included sightseeing and meals as indicated
  • 15 night cruise on the ms Midnatsol, based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom in the category selected
  • Internal flight Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
  • Onboard lectures and presentations on the Antarctic
  • Included shore visits and small boat excursions in the Antarctic (subject to local weather conditions)
  • Complimentary Expedition Jacket provided on embarkation
  • All meals and entertainment on board
  • Services of local representatives
  • Baggage handling at the hotel and shipside
  • Gratuities for all included services
  • All current taxes, surcharges and fees
  • Air-Inclusive rates also include: economy group airfare from Canada to Buenos Aires and from Montevideo to Canada with Air Canada and LATAM Airlines (subject to final confirmation), transfers between airports, hotel and the ship, all taxes including port charges and air taxes, airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value

Ports of Call

ms Midnatsol

Hurtigruten (Norwegian Coastal Voyages) have operated Norway’s coastal ferry and postal service for over 100 years. In the last decade they have set their sails and now cruise the waters of the Arctic and the Antarctic regions as well. In 2003 the ms Midnatsol was built with an ice class 1X rating and is ideally suited to these soft adventure cruises, combining all the excitement of an exploration while retaining the comforts of a traditional cruise ship. At just over 16,000 tons, she will carry no more than 400 passengers in spacious comfort. On board, we will find a dining room, 24 hour café, library, gift shop, internet café, two lecture rooms as well as a number of generous lounges offering panoramic views of the passing scenery. In addition, our ship has a sauna, a small fitness room and two heated outdoor Jacuzzis. All cabins have twin lower beds, a small desk and adequate closet space. The private bathrooms have toilet, shower, hair dryer and heated floors. There need never be a dull moment as we cruise. Designed as a learning experience, we will have opportunities each evening and during days at sea to attend enrichment lectures by the Expedition Team. Dedicated to the small ship experience and to exotic destinations, Hurtigruten have planned an itinerary that will thrill those looking for an educational and an excitingly different cruise experience.


Cruise cost in Canadian Dollars, per person:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
Cat I Inside (Decks 4, 6, 7)
Cat L Outside (Decks 3, 4 - Porthole)
Cat N Outside (Deck 4 - Window)
Cat O Outside (Decks 4, 6 - Window)
Cat P Superior Outside (Deck 6 - Window)
Cat U Superior Outside (Decks 7, 8 - Window)

Other stateroom categories are available. Above rates are per person based on sharing the category chosen. Cruise only costs are based on joining and leaving the group at the hotel in Buenos Aires. See Deck Plan for full details on various categories available. For your complete cost, add the airfare noted below from your home city.  Single cabins are on a request basis only.


Sample Airfares from cities across Canada
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Montreal / Ottawa
Halifax / St. John’s / Winnipeg
Saskatoon / Regina / Victoria
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver

Airfares from other gateways are available on request.  Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to Inclusive Features for details. Guests may upgrade to business class on flights from Toronto for a supplement.

Pricing Details

Book and Deposit by July 31, 2018 and save $400 per person.

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended.  Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $484 to $759 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $226 to $502 pp plus applicable taxes. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking.  Refer to terms and conditions for more details.

Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Tuesday, November 20, 2018