Press Release: Exclusive Hurtigruten Sale. Antarctica and Falklands from AU$7594.

Chimu announce exclusive Hurtigruten sale with the most competitive and sustainable Antarctica and Falklands cruise available.

Sydney, Wednesday 15th May 2019

Latin America and Polar specialists, Chimu Adventures, have today launched their exclusive Antarctica sale in partnership with world leaders in sustainable exploration travel, Hurtigruten. Chimu are offering up to 25% off Hurtigruten cruises to Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Patagonia during the 2019/2020 season

Midnatsol, photo credit: Hurtigruten

The sale will run between 15th May and 26th June 2019 and is available solely to Chimu clients. Potential travellers can see Antarctica and the Falkland Islands from as little as AU$7594 for a 17 day itinerary, easily one of the best value Falklands cruises currently available.

Wholesaler, Chimu Adventures, partnered with cruise liner, Hurtigruten, during December 2018; a collaboration which has seen a strong alignment of values in terms of sustainability and quality. Hurtigruten are absolute pioneers in responsible tourism; they are the first cruise liner in the world to ban all single-use plastics on their voyages (removing 32 tonnes of plastic removed from their fleet) and the first in the world operating hybrid-powered expedition ships. They also use biogas as fuel (leftovers from the fishing industry combined with other organic waste) on voyages where the supply is possible.

Chimu Co-founder, Chad Carey, elaborates: “Our alliance with Hurtigruten is the ideal combination of principles; we are in unison on our sustainability views and polar expertise. The exclusive discounts we are offering travellers over the next six weeks gets our partnership off to a great start. We are delighted to be able to show clients these incredible places at such competitive prices.

The discounted expeditions are aboard the Midnatsol, the Fram and the Amundsen. The premium quality of the ships and service on Hurtigrtuten’s fleet ensures excellent lodgings, facilities and cuisine, as well as an emphasis on sustainability and education via lectures and the onboard science centre. This is where guests can learn more about the fragile polar environment and conduct their own experiments with the assistance of the ship’s biologists and geologists.

World leader in explorer travel, Hurtigruten. Photo credit: Hurtigruten

Due to ice conditions, it is only possible to visit Antarctica during the Antarctic summer between late October and late March. Most Antarctic expeditions during the 2019/2020 season have now sold out so this may be the last chance to visit the most remote corners of the world within the next year.

The vast majority of Chimu’s Destination Specialists have travelled to Antarctica and have either lived in or travelled South America extensively. This expert knowledge is used to guide clients through the various Hurtigruten options on sale, plus any South America travel arrangements pre and post cruise. Contact them here or on 1300 720 564.

A full list of the discounted expeditions, including Antarctica and the Falklands from AU$7594, can be seen below.

25% discount

Antarctica and Falklands: Southern Hemisphere Adventure Northbound was AU$10,125 now AU$7594, departs 14 Mar 20.

Antarctica and Falklands: Southern Hemisphere Adventure Southbound was AU$10,709 now AU$8031, departs 26 Oct 19.

Antarctica: White Christmas with Penguins was AU$11,065 now AU$8299, departs 13 Dec 19.

Chilean Fjords, Antarctica and Falklands: Great Explorers & Wildlife was AU$13,595 now AU$10,196, departs 28 Feb 20.

10% discount

Highlights of the Frozen Continent was AU$9000 now AU$8100, departs 02 Dec 19, 21 Feb 20, 03 Mar 20.

Patagonia, Chilean Fjords & Antarctica: Voyage of Discovery Northbound was AU$12,849 now AU$11,564, departs 15Mar20

Patagonia, Chilean Fjords & Antarctica: Exploration of the Southern Highlands Southbound was AU$13,080 now AU$11,772, departs 31 Oct 19.

Chilean Fjords, Antarctica & Falklands: Great Explorers & Wildlife was AU$13,595 now AU$12,235, departs 11 Nov 19, 27 Nov 19, 27 Jan 20, 12 Feb 20

Patagonia, Chilean Fjords & Antarctica: Voyage of Discovery Southbound  was AU$15,295 now AU$13,765, departs 26 Oct 19.

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica: The Ultimate Expedition was AU$15,915 now AU$14,323, departs 17 Nov 19, 08 Dec 19, 29 Dec 19.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Frances Armitage

PH: 02 9458 1223



Founded in 2004, Chimu Adventures is an Australian owned company offering fully flexible, guaranteed itineraries to Latin America, plus cruises to Antarctica and the Arctic. Catering to clients of all ages, Chimu’s philosophy is simple, “use specialised knowledge to work with our clients, accommodating their individual needs at reasonable prices”.

Our team is committed to the destinations which we operate in and are proud members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) and International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA).  For more information visit

Author: Frances Armitage


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