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16-night Southern Hemisphere Adventure South America and Antarctica Cruise
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Monday, Feb 26, 2018 16 Nights

The name Midnatsol (Midnight Sun) is something to live up to, and this ship, dedicated to the Norwegian summer, does just that. The interior's bright, colorful d?cor is inspired by the warm sunny climate, a motif also reflected in the many pieces of Norwegian modern art on display. MS Midnatsol was put into service on April 15, 2003, and is the fourth Hurtigruten ship to bear this name. The ship has a strong environmental profile and a modern design, with Norwegian materials used extensively throughout its interiors. The two-story panorama lounge above the bow, and the large glass expanses, allows natural light to enter as well as providing extraordinary views. There are also 23 beautifully appointed suites, some of which have a balcony.

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  • DestinationArrivalDeparture
    SantiagoMonday, Feb 26, 2018Monday, Feb 26, 2018
    Santiago is a huge city of nearly five million inhabitants surrounded by immense Andean peaks creating a spectacular backdrop. The city centre is quite manageable with a collection of wide avenues, squares and parks all laid out in a grid pattern. Chile has a distinctly European flavour and Santiago will bring this home to you as you visit the churches, monuments and museums all designed in a certain familiar style.
    Transfer to ShipTuesday, Feb 27, 2018Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
    Depart to the cruise ship for embarkation on a trip of a lifetime!
    Punta ArenasTuesday, Feb 27, 2018Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
    Punta Arenas is the southernmost city on Earth, overlooking the Straits of Magellan. Situated astride one of the world's historic trade routes, its prosperity has risen and fallen with that trade. Punta Arenas enjoyed its first great boom during the California Gold Rush, when it served as a haven for great clipper ships. Although the port's importance diminished after the opening of the Panama Canal, the city reached even greater prosperity early in this century as the center of Chile's international wool trade. Today, Punta Arenas reflects a great mix of cultures, from English sheep ranchers to Portuguese sailors, and it remains an utterly fascinating testament to the Chile's rich history. Punta Arenas is also the starting point for excursions to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
    Chilean FjordsWednesday, Feb 28, 2018Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
    The Chilean Fjords offer some of the most awe-inspiring sights of your journey. Simply look to the sky to see graceful Andean condors floating on the wind. Bring a camera to capture sights of incredible jagged walls of glacier ice rising up from the sea. And for pure enjoyment, watch the antics of the flightless, tuxedoed Magellanic penguins.
    Chilean FjordsThursday, Mar 01, 2018Thursday, Mar 01, 2018
    The Chilean Fjords offer some of the most awe-inspiring sights of your journey. Simply look to the sky to see graceful Andean condors floating on the wind. Bring a camera to capture sights of incredible jagged walls of glacier ice rising up from the sea. And for pure enjoyment, watch the antics of the flightless, tuxedoed Magellanic penguins.
    Chilean FjordsFriday, Mar 02, 2018Friday, Mar 02, 2018
    The Chilean Fjords offer some of the most awe-inspiring sights of your journey. Simply look to the sky to see graceful Andean condors floating on the wind. Bring a camera to capture sights of incredible jagged walls of glacier ice rising up from the sea. And for pure enjoyment, watch the antics of the flightless, tuxedoed Magellanic penguins.
    Tierra del FuegoFriday, Mar 02, 2018Friday, Mar 02, 2018
    Surrounded by the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Strait of Magellan, the stunning archipelago of Tierra del Fuego is part of the vast region of Patagonia in Argentina and Chile. The Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego offers magnificent mountains, hanging glaciers, sphagnum bogs, clear lakes and rushing rivers. Here you may see wildlife ranging from Andean condors to beavers, sea lions and albatross.
    At SeaSaturday, Mar 03, 2018Saturday, Mar 03, 2018
    AntarcticaSunday, Mar 04, 2018Sunday, Mar 04, 2018
    If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.
    AntarcticaMonday, Mar 05, 2018Monday, Mar 05, 2018
    If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.
    AntarcticaTuesday, Mar 06, 2018Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018
    If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.
    AntarcticaWednesday, Mar 07, 2018Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018
    If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.
    At SeaThursday, Mar 08, 2018Thursday, Mar 08, 2018
    Falkland IslandsFriday, Mar 09, 2018Friday, Mar 09, 2018
    Though next door to South America and Antarctica, the Falklands are British through and through, with peat fires burning in every hearth and teatimes to set your clock by. Located northeast of Cape Horn, the Falklands Islands (also known as Islas Malvinas) are the most easily accessible sub-Antarctic islands. Their off-the-beaten-track location and intriguing history make for a unique destination. A rough stone road has been built most of the way to Gypsy Cove now, and vehicles may be available for private tours. Visits to Cape Pembroke Lighthouse or to some of the battlefield sites may also be possible.
    Falkland IslandsSaturday, Mar 10, 2018Saturday, Mar 10, 2018
    Though next door to South America and Antarctica, the Falklands are British through and through, with peat fires burning in every hearth and teatimes to set your clock by. Located northeast of Cape Horn, the Falklands Islands (also known as Islas Malvinas) are the most easily accessible sub-Antarctic islands. Their off-the-beaten-track location and intriguing history make for a unique destination. A rough stone road has been built most of the way to Gypsy Cove now, and vehicles may be available for private tours. Visits to Cape Pembroke Lighthouse or to some of the battlefield sites may also be possible.
    Falkland IslandsSunday, Mar 11, 2018Sunday, Mar 11, 2018
    Though next door to South America and Antarctica, the Falklands are British through and through, with peat fires burning in every hearth and teatimes to set your clock by. Located northeast of Cape Horn, the Falklands Islands (also known as Islas Malvinas) are the most easily accessible sub-Antarctic islands. Their off-the-beaten-track location and intriguing history make for a unique destination. A rough stone road has been built most of the way to Gypsy Cove now, and vehicles may be available for private tours. Visits to Cape Pembroke Lighthouse or to some of the battlefield sites may also be possible.
    At SeaMonday, Mar 12, 2018Monday, Mar 12, 2018
    At SeaTuesday, Mar 13, 2018Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018
    MontevideoWednesday, Mar 14, 2018Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018
    Slightly threadbare and charmingly out of date, Montevideo harks back to pre-war days when it was the "Switzerland of South America." Art deco and art nouveau fa?ades reflect this flourishing past, while the impressive Plaza Independencia, with its colonnades and open-air caf?s, is a perfect place to savor the present.
  • Cabin TypeOur Per Person Price


    Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupacy. Goverment fees/taxes additional for all guests
    Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice, Restrictions may apply.

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    Shipboard Policies
    Currency

    Norwegian currency is used on board. Most major currencies may be exchanged. Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Diners Card are all accepted. A cruise card can be obtained and used for payment for extras and settled at the end of your voyage. This may be subject to change.

    Electrical

    Electrical outlets on the vessel are 220v AC. ? 2 pin Continental-type, for which an adapter is required. Guests needing an adapter/converter, must bring their own.

    Internet Access

    There is an internet caf? onboard. Wireless access is available in most public areas for use with guests' laptops or mobile devices. Please note that the bandwidth is narrow and reception intermittent.

    Language

    Norwegian and English are the official onboard languages. The personnel at the reception and some of the service crew may also speak German. Tour Leaders speak Norwegian, English, and German.

    Medical Emergencies

    There is no doctor or pharmacy on board. However, officers are trained in first aid and can provide emergency medical assistance. The ships are also close to land.

    Safety Information

    Hurtigruten ships are working vessels operating a regular service to a set timetable. The ships carry goods, vehicles, and passengers between ports, by night and day, as an integral part of Norwegian daily life. Hurtigruten ships are calling at ports around the clock.

    It is a safety requirement that all Hurtigruten passengers attend a compulsory safety briefing in Bergen before the ship leaves port. After check-in, and prior to embarkation, please go to the first floor of the terminal building where the safety briefing will be given at regular intervals by Hurtigruten staff. This briefing will last between 10 ? 15 minutes with the first taking place at 3:45pm (embarkation is from 4pm, also from the first floor). The talk will include a demonstration of how to put on a life jacket, and the instructions to be followed in the unlikely event of an evacuation or other emergency during the voyage. The briefing is compulsory for all passengers including those who have traveled with Hurtigruten on previous occasions. There will be an opportunity to ask questions if you have any concerns. Guests may embark immediately upon completion of the safety briefing. The last briefing will take place at 7:30pm. Guests arriving after this time will be required to attend a safety meeting on board at 8pm, before the ship leaves Bergen.

    Please take time to familiarize yourself with the emergency procedures as shown in the cabins (there is a diagram on the cabin door and in public areas), and ask at reception if in doubt.

    In many ports there may be a good deal of activity on the quay with cars joining/ leaving the ships, and/or goods being loaded or unloaded. Please be alert to such traffic when embarking and disembarking. Take care during winter months when it is icy underfoot, particularly on the outside decks and when disembarking the ship or alighting from coaches. Ice spikes and other winter clothing can be purchased in the ship's store. Do not carry large amounts of cash and keep valuable items, including mobile telephones and cameras, out of sight.

    Smoking Policy

    Smoking is only permitted in designated areas on the outside decks. It is not permitted when the ships are in port and fueling. The staff will advise when it is not allowed to smoke outside. Smoking in the cabins is prohibited and subject to a fine.

    Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required

    If you have special dietary requests, please inform Hurtigruten at the time of booking. They will do their best to meet such requests but cannot guarantee they will be able to do so. Special requests will not be accepted by Hurtigruten as part of the contractual agreement. Passengers on strict diets, such as vegan/vegetarian, may find that there is a limited choice.

    Wheelchair Access & Special Needs

    Hurtigruten is happy to welcome guests who are not fully mobile. All ships (except MS Lofoten) have at least one cabin equipped for travelers using a wheelchair. Guests who use a wheelchair must bring their own, standard sized, foldable chair. Guests who need assistance in order to get around may need to travel with a companion. Those who are able to navigate around the ship unaided in a wheelchair need not have a travel companion. Please discuss this matter with your booking agent.

    In mainland Norwegian ports there is a ramp for embarkation/disembarkation.

    Excursions have not been adapted specifically for passengers with walking difficulties. Please contact Hurtigruten, or the Tour Leader once onboard, for additional information regarding suitable excursions . It is important that you notify Hurtigruten of special requirements at the time of booking so they may be able to make the necessary arrangements for you.

    Public Rooms
    Bar(s)/Lounge(s)

    Conference Room/Conference Center

    Internet Caf

    There is an internet caf? onboard. Wireless access is available in most public areas for use with guests' laptops or mobile devices. Please note that the bandwidth is narrow and reception intermittent.

    Library

    Entertainment
    Educational/Enrichment Programs

    As a part of Hurtigruten?s seasonal product concepts, they offer some interesting onboard activities, demonstrations, and presentations during the voyages. The activities, which take place both inside the vessels and outside on deck, have relevance to the season they are sailing in. It is up to the guest to join and the activities will be announced in the day-to-day programs or announced on board.

    Evening Entertainment

    The emphasis on board is on relaxation and getting away from the commercial entertainment which is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hurtigruten's aim is to get closer to unique environments and share the experience with fellow passengers.

    Dining
    Caf?/Coffee Bar

    Hot and cold drinks and snacks may be purchased in the cafeteria, usually open 24 hours a day. During the winter, times are advised on board.

    Meals Onboard

    All onboard meals are comprised of Norwegian cuisine. The usual meals and seating times are as follows:

    • Breakfast - Open seating from 7:30am to 10am
      • Buffet style with a selection of cold meats, cheese, eggs, cereals and fruit.

    • Lunch - Open seating from Noon/1pm
      • Lunch is the famous cold table with a choice of fish dishes, cold meats, salads, a selection of hot dishes, desserts and fruit. Occasionally a cold table may be served.

    • Dinner - Assigned seating from 6:30pm/7pm
      • Dinner is a three-course set meal, please note there is not usually a choice of menu. Occasionally a cold table may be served.

    On the evening of departure day from Bergen a buffet dinner with open seating is served. Table assignment information for the remainder of the voyage can be found in the information envelope provided at check-in. During busy periods, there may be two seatings, and times will be shown on board. Full board begins with a buffet dinner on departure from Bergen and ends with brunch on the arrival day back in Bergen.

    All vessels are fully licensed and prices on board are the same as in mainland Norway.

    Please note that tap water is not available in the restaurant, although still and sparkling mineral water - as well as soft drinks, wine and coffee/tea - is available for purchase. Tap water is available in the caf? and the bar area. Wine packages are also available for purchase and include one bottle of the ship?s purified water every day.

    Other Facilities
    Boutique(s) (duty-free)

    There is an onboard shop selling souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps, and a limited supply of toiletries.

    Communications

    Private mobile telephones may be used on board although reception may vary. Check with your provider for costs when using your phone abroad.

    Self-Service Laundromat

    Laundry rooms with washing machines, dryers, and irons are available onboard. Tokens can be purchased at reception.

    Sports, Health and Fitness
    Fitness Room

    Sauna

    Whirlpool(s)

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    Statistics
    Year Built:2003
    Year Refurbished:
    Year Entered Present Fleet:2003
    Previous name:
    County of Registry:Norway
    Tonnage (GRT):16,151
    PAX (basis 2):636
    Max Pax (inc. Uppers):1,000
    Passenger Decks:7
    Number of Crew:82
    Officers' Nationality:Norwegian
    Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality:Norwegian
    Stateroom
    Suites with balcony:0
    Suites (no balcony)
    Ocean View with balcony0
    Ocean View (no balcony)0
    Accomodations Inside4
    Total number of accomodations in all categories295
  • Staterooms

    All Hurtigruten ships have a wide range of comfortable cabins onboard. From the moment you embark your Hurtigruten coastal ship, you will notice the atmosphere on board. This is your relaxed home on the coast.

    Information provided within these pages has been updated as of January 2017. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

    Cabin Name: Expedition Suite - Owner's Suite

    Cabin Category:MX


    Two rooms, seating area and dining table, TV, stereo, Internet access, mini-bar, and private balcony.
    Cabin Name: Expedition Suite - Grand Suite

    Cabin Category:MG


    One or two rooms, seating area, TV, stereo, Internet access, mini-bar, some with bathtub, most with private balcony or bay window.
    Cabin Name: Expedition Suite - Suite

    Cabin Category:M


    One or two rooms, seating area, TV, mini-bar, some with private balcony.
    Cabin Name: Expedition Suite - Mini Suite

    Cabin Category:Q


    Seating area, TV, mini-bar.
    Cabin Name: Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin

    Cabin Category:QJ


    With limited view/no view, seating area, TV, mini-bar.
    Cabin Name: Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin

    Cabin Category:U


    Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa, table.
    Cabin Name: Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin

    Cabin Category:P


    Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa.
    Cabin Name: Polar Outside Cabin

    Cabin Category:N


    Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa (some with upper/lower berths).
    Cabin Name: Polar Outside Cabin - Porthole

    Cabin Category:L


    With portholes, separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with limited/no view.
    Cabin Name: Polar Inside Cabin

    Cabin Category:I


    Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with upper/lower berths.
    Cabin Name: Polar Outside Cabin

    Cabin Category:O


    Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa (some with upper/lower berths).
    Cabin Name: Polar Outside Cabin - Obstructed View

    Cabin Category:J


    With limited/no view, separate beds, one bed can be turned in to a sofa. Some with upper/lower berths.
    Cabin Name: Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin

    Cabin Category:YA



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  • Lectures on popular science topics
  • Onboard science center
  • Activities in our fully-equipped Explorer Room


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All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, valid for North American residents only and are subject to availability and change without notice and voyage only. The ship departure date determines the price of your voyage.

Price Does Not Include:

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Travel Protection Plan
  • Optional Excursions
  • Optional Beverage Packages
  • Luggage handling

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections.

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