Highlights of Antarctica – Roald Amundsen, March 2026.

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Trip Summary

Dates: 

Mar 7, 2026 -
Mar 17, 2026

Duration: 

10 Days
Adventure
options:
Cruise Only
Starting at: $ 7,296.00
About the Antarctica Classic (10 days) itinerary
  • Perfect for first time visitors to Antarctica
  • Witness and explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
  • Learn about the environment and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists
  • Witness the abundant wildlife – penguins, seals, whales and more!
* Itineraries on our website are intended only as a guide and you should consult our team for detailed itineraries on specific voyages.
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Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by Expedition Team and ships’ officers at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain’s welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the mountainous scenery on our early evening sail down the Beagle Channel past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.

Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as we sail south are the Albatrosses, Prions, and Petrels that frequently follow the ship. The Expedition Team will be out on deck as well, looking for the Whales and Dolphins that may also be seen in the area. The team will begin presentations with informative and entertaining lectures on the wildlife, history, and geology of Antarctica. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held.

Arrival to the White Continent, the land of extremes! The most common first reaction to the white continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is hard to put into words, as few places are as untouched, unique and enduring as Antarctica. The Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. The route will stress the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas. Guided hikes with the Expedition Team will have you trekking up a glacier, visiting a research station, or consorting with penguin colonies. Chinstrap, Gentoo and Adélie penguins are found here, along with Fur, Weddell, Crabeater and Leopard Seals. Curious whales, such as Minkes and Humpbacks, are often attracted to Zodiacs as well, giving you a chance to get within reaching distance of these majestic animals. Each day and each landing will present a new collection of creatures to entertain you and keep your camera shutter busy.

The trip may include picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, the Humpback Whale favored Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. A visit may be possible to an active scientific base such as Ukraine’s Vernadsky as well as an historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House.

The lecture series and wildlife spotting will continue on the return trip to Ushuaia and while the team will reflect on beautiful Antarctica and its fragile future.

Morning disembarkation allows you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

Welcome aboard the MS Roald Amundsen

Highlights

  • Three restaurants
  • Science Center with advanced microscopes
  • All cabins and suites enjoy outside views
  • Sauna with a panoramic outside view
  • Wellness Center with massage and spa treatments
  • Expedition Team
  • Outdoor infinity pool and two hot tubs
  • Indoor and outdoor gyms with on-deck running track
  • Explorer Lounge and Bar
  • Indoor and outdoor Observation decks
  • On board shop
  • Expedition launch/Tender pit
  • Lecture hall and group room
  • 50% of all cabins are suites with a private balcony
Technical Specs
The very first of our revolutionary hybrid-powered expedition vessels with battery packs that store electric power. This ship has more efficient engines, lower fuel usage, reduced C02 emissions, and the ability to sail almost silently. Welcome to the future of sustainable expedition cruising. We’ve designed every element of our new ships to enhance your journey and create a warm and informal atmosphere. Join us in premium onboard surroundings as we explore some of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Cabins & Amenities

                                                                          Facilities onboard

Decks and cabins

All the suites and cabins feature fine Scandinavian materials and provide premium comfort for a great night’s sleep after a day of exploration. All cabins and suites are outside for excellent views. See cabin details on Notes.

Science Center

This is the core of the onboard experience. The Science Center is packed with state of the art technology and high tech gadgets such as touch screens and science equipment. This is where guests and staff/crew meet, mingle and create a deeper understanding for the areas you explore. The flexible venue features lecture spaces, a small library, and special areas for workshops in photography, biology, and more. This is also where you’ll find Hurtigruten’s hand picked Expedition Team.

                                                                           Restaurants

Serving fresh, honest and delicious cuisine inspired by our Scandinavian heritage

Restaurant Aune

Our chefs create breakfast buffets with freshly-baked bread and pastries in our main dining room. At lunch and dinner, you will enjoy a variety of buffets and three to five-course menus.

Restaurant Fredheim

With an eclectic mix of dishes from all over the world, the open kitchen cooks up comfort food to satisfy any craving, be it cheeseburgers, chicken kebabs, New York style hot dogs or steamed dumplings.

Restaurant Lindstrøm

Dining at Lindstrøm is included for Suite guests, and is optional for all other guests. At Lindstrøm, you can savour tender reindeer sirloin, flavorful Norwegian salmon, rich Finnish caviar and much more in elegant surroundings.

                                                                            Exquisite Bars

The social hub with a great selection of refreshments

Explorer Lounge & Bar

The Explorer Lounge features a wide selection of beverages, from nonalcoholic drinks to specialty Norwegian Aquavit, beer, wine, liquors and hot drinks served in comfortable and welcoming surroundings

Pool bar

Unwind after an exciting day of exploration in our casual pool side bar – the friendly staff will create your refreshments just the way you like them.Wellness & Recreation

A Hurtigruten expedition cruise features superb onboard facilities designed to help you stay active and indulge in luxurious spa treatments as you explore

Indoor and outdoor gym with running track

In the ships training room, we provide high quality training equipment from brands like Technogym. You can find:

  • Rowing machine
  • Spinning bicycle
  • Treadmill
  • Free weights from 4 to 28 kg
  • Kettlebells from 4-28 kg
  • Rib wall
  • Training Elastics
  • Pilates ball
  • Training mats
  • 150 m outdoor running track

Pool, Hot Tubs & Sauna

On deck 10, you will find a complete pool area and a sauna:

  • Infinity pool
  • 2 hot tubs
  • Deck chairs
  • Sauna

Wellness Center

In the Wellness Center, you will find professional highly trained therapists who offer spa treatments such as:

  • Aroma therapy massages
  • Face treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure

Each cabin category has multiple configurations as subcategories. Let us know which cabin category you are interested in and we can check specific availability. See details below:

Price

$12,495.00 -
 $29,995.00

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