Hurtigruten’s new Discovery Style Voyages are designed especially to bring Antarctica polar exploration to all ages and learning levels. On MS Midnatsol, you will not be asked to ‘conquer’ extreme elements in order to appreciate an adventurous and truly up-close Antarctica. And with more combined experience than any other polar operator, Hurtigruten ensures an authentic, safe and enriching travel experience.
DISCOVERY AND ADVENTURE FOR ALL
Discovery Style Voyages are affordable, multigenerational-friendly, diverse in activity levels, and full of fun and adventure. You will have small group landings ashore, surround yourself with penguins and massive icebergs, and explore pristine shores in sturdy, small crafts. Back on board, you’ll have fun opportunities to learn and share discoveries in casual and modern comfort - aboard a vessel specifically designed with over 125 years of Norwegian maritime expertise in polar operations.
NEW DISCOVERY STYLE VOYAGES – WHERE ANYONE CAN BECOME AN EXPLORER
MS Midnatsol provides Discovery Style Voyages suited for people with a true spirit of exploration, but with less emphasis on the rigors of an ‘expedition’ or the extravagance of today’s luxury ocean liners.
On MS Midnatsol, you travel in casual comfort where hands-on experiences, learning, and interaction with Antarctica’s pristine shores and ice-filled waterways is the basis for connecting with your inner explorer.
NEW SHIP, UNIQUE ITINERARIES
Travel aboard the casual, comfortable MS Midnatsol, carrying a maximum of 500 fellow explorers, starting and ending in Punta Arenas, the thriving capitol city of Chile’s southernmost region. On this epic voyage, we’ll explore the deep fjords of Chile. Take a front-row seat for the spectacular landscapes and stark natural beauty of Patagonia and enjoy the vibrant cultures of South America. All before experiencing the wild and spectacular beauty of Antarctica. There are 7 itineraries from which to choose.
SOLO-TRAVELER FRIENDLY - ONLY 25% SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
MS Midnatsol provides exceptional considerations for solo travelers in both its cabin configurations and its pricing. Because of the ship’s size, accommodating up to 500 guests, there is ample opportunity to provide solo travelers preferred rates. Hurtigruten offers solo travelers on the MS Midnatsol the lowest standard single supplement in the Antarctica cruise industry.
DISCOVERY YOUR WAY WITH A TEAM OF EXPERTS
Our extensive onboard program is geared to your interests, with knowledgeable experts from a variety of relevant fields on hand to answer your questions and enhance your understanding of this amazing region. You’ll also have access to our onboard laboratory, where you can conduct field experiments of your own - peer at three million-year-old ice through a microscope, or examine meteors found on shore. The Young Explorers Antarctica program makes education fun and engaging for kids as they learn aboutthe 8 species of penguins, 15 species of whales, 6 different kinds of seals, and the fascinating shapes, sizes and colors of giant icebergs.
THE ONBOARD EXPEDITION TEAM - YOUR POLAR HEROS
As your hosts, along with the rest of the on board crew, your Expedition Team possesses contagious enthusiasm, curiosity, and love for the areas we visit and are eager to share stories, interpret what you see, and guide you to the most interesting sites and experiences. They are modern-day explorers comprised of expedition leaders, activity specialists, scientists, teachers and ‘stewards’ of our planet, carefully selected for their local knowledge and expertise, including biology, history, geology and polar studies.