Day 1 Buenos Aires/ Ushuaia
Our flight leaves Buenos Aires in the morning which gives us a few hours for leisure in Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world before our voyage departs from the island of Tierra del Fuego in the afternoon. After the included excursion to Ushuaia National Park, you embark MS Fram from 17:00.
Day 2 At sea
Acquaint yourself with the ship and your fellow travellers, follow our on board lecture series, enjoy the fresh air out on deck or simply relax in our keep-fit area or panorama lounge as we make our way south.
Day 3-4 The Falklands
Thanks to a unique sub-Antarctic ecosystem, more than 70 animal and bird species live on these islands. The landscape is majestic, with cliffs and gentle beaches. Despite their surroundings, however, the settlements have a typical British atmosphere.
Day 5-6 At sea
On our way to South Georgia we will learn more about the history and the spectacular wildlife on the island also known as the Serengeti of the Southern Ocean.
Day 7-8 South Georgia
The alpine-peaked island of South Georgia has a variety and density of wildlife that will overwhelm even the most blasé visitor. The largest king penguin colonies in the world are flanked by groups of fur and elephant seals. The history of South Georgia is evident – you will experience long abandoned whaling stations and the poignant highlight for many a visitor, the grave of Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton.
Day 9 At sea
En route to the South Orkneys you will start feeling the cold and crisp Antarctic air. As we sail, you’ll notice the majestic wandering albatross following the ship, utilising the winds around the vessel. The likelihood of observing whales at this point will also be very good.
Day 10 South Orkney Islands
As we pay our annual and only visit to these remote and isolated shores (first discovered in 1821), we hope to make a rare landing.
Day 12-14 Antarctica
When you believe you have seen it all, Antarctica will make you re-consider. The last untouched place on Earth, with its crisp air, icebergs and endless, white mountain ranges. We will concentrate on exploring the areas around the Antarctic Sound and the South Shetland Islands where we hope to find everything from giant Weddel Sea tabular icebergs to volcanic islands and large rookeries of penguins. The ice, wind and weather dictate life in Antarctica as well as our route. Every voyage is unique and our experienced crew will make all voyages an experience of a lifetime. The final choice of landings will be made in the course of the voyage.
Day 15-16 Drake Passage
With our bow pointed north and a collection of unforgettable images and experiences in our memories, our sturdy MS Fram takes us safely back across the famous Drake Passage.
Day 17 Ushuaia/Buenos Aires
After a spectacular voyage with countless impressions, we dock at the world’s southernmost town. Flight to Buenos Aires.