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Hurtigruten Antarctica

Congratulations on booking your expedition to Antarctica!

 

Information for passengers travelling on board the MS Fram, MS Roald Amundsen, MS Midnatsol and MS Fridtjof Nansen.

 

We are thrilled you will be traveling on this incredible adventure to the White Continent. Here you will find additional details that we require from you, information to help you plan for your trip as well as some ideas on other destinations you might like to visit in South America either before or after your Antarctica cruise. At any time if you wish to discuss the details or your cruise or additional travel arrangements including flights, insurance, pre and post tour travel arrangements please contact your booking agent.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL TRAVELLERS

 

Arrival and Embarkation

Please refer to your Confirmed Itinerary for details regarding your joining point and embarkation details for you cruise. Please contact your booking agent to discuss flight options, accommodation and touring in your arrival city. We strongly recommend you arrive one day prior to the start date of your tour.

 

Disembarkation and Departure

Please refer to your Confirmed Itinerary for details on the final day. Please ensure you consult with your booking agent on the minimal connection times between the end point of your tour and departing flights. Please be aware that we will not be held responsible for the late arrival of your voyage.

 

Fuel Surcharges

Please note that your cruise booking may be subject to fuel surcharges should world oil prices increase significantly prior to the time of your departure. Cruise operators do attempt to factor this price into your tour cost. However, unexpected rises in the cost of marine fuel can result in a fuel surcharge that will depend on the cost of oil per barrel and the individual ship operator. By booking a tour with us, you agree that this may be the case with your booking. You will be advised of any surcharge once we have been notified of the surcharges from the cruise operator if this situation arises.

 

International Flights to meet your cruise

International flights to join your Antarctica cruise will be available for booking approximately 11 months prior to tour departure date. Please contact your booking agent to discuss flight options available for your travel arrangements. Please see below for some suggestions on pre and post cruise itinerary options in South America.

 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and policy details must be provided prior to your final documentation being issued. We strongly recommend you obtain a policy for the level of cover at the time of booking you are comfortable with ensuring it meets our minimum guidelines. For more information on Travel Insurance please refer to the Antarctica Travellers Guide below or contact your booking agent.

 

Terms and Conditions

By making the booking, he or she has read and has agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please click HERE  to view.

 

 

FORMS

 

International Maritime Regulations require that we create a manifest for each expedition. To fulfill our obligation certain information is required. Below are a few forms that will need to be completed. Forms must be returned NO MORE THAN 100 days prior to departure.

 


ALL passengers must:

 

Complete Personal Questionaire Form

 

Please complete this form using CAPITAL letters and return at your earliest convenience. This form must be received immediately AT LEAST 8 WEEKS PRIOR to your voyage departure.

Please note that we are unable to send your travel documents until we have received this completed form.

 

CLICK HERE to download the form fill it out digitally, and return by email. (For departures 01.04.2019-31.03.2020)

CLICK HERE to download the form fill it out digitally, and return by email. (For departures 01.04.2020-31.03.2021)

 

Complete Medical Certifcate 

 

A Medical Certificate needs to be submitted by all passengers joining our voyages to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia due to the remoteness of these areas. The Medical Certificate is to be completed and approved by your personal physician not more than 8 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR DEPARTURE DATE. The completed forms must be presented to the ship’s doctor upon boarding. Boarding will be denied if part III of the Medical Certificate is not approved by your personal physician. Even if the forms have been duly submitted and approved by your personal physician, the ship’s doctor and the captain reserve the right to deny the boarding of guests who do not seem to be sufficiently fit for travel.
 

CLICK HERE to download and complete. The completed forms MUST BE presented to the ship’s doctor upon boarding

 


 

EXCURSION INFORMATION AND PRE-BOOKABLE ON-BOARD PROGRAMMES

 

Challenge your inner explorer and experience everything that Antarctica has to offer with a diverse range of optional excursions.
 
Approximately 6 months prior to your cruise you will receive detailed information about the excursions programme and pre-bookable on-board programmes that are available for your cruise. To confirm these activities forms must be completed and returned. It is recommended to pre-book the excursions and on-board programmes due to limited availability and we urge you to do this quickly to avoid disappointment. The programmes can be pre-booked 4 weeks prior to departure at the latest. Some Activity Options incur and additional fee. If you have any queries please contact your booking agent.

 

 

WIND AND WATER RESISTANT JACKET

 

Your Hurtigruten Wind and Waterproof Jacket is provided to you complimentary the first day after embarkation and is yours to keep. Please be aware this is not a fleece jacket, so some thermal clothing is required beneath the jacket. We have an enormous variety of jacket sizes, but it’s not possible to pre-book any specific size. Please refer to our Antarctica Travellers Guide for more information on what to pack for your Polar adventure.
 

 

RESOURCES AND CRUISE EXTENSIONS

 

We have some additional resources to help you prepare for your upcoming trip to Antarctica, as well as some excellent itinerary ideas to explore South America pre or post your cruise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the
MS Fram

MS Fram was built in 2007 with one mission in mind – to bring her guests closer to nature, wildlife and unforgettable experiences.

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About the
MS Fridtjof Nansen

Due to be launched in 2019, this state of the art vessel, specially built for Polar voyages, features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, by sailing with electrical propulsion.

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About the
MS Midnatsol

MS Midnatsol has a strong environmental profile and modern design. The interior’s bright, colourful décor is inspired by Norway´s sunny warm days during summer.

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About the
MS Roald Amundsen

MS Roald Amundsen is the first of two hybrid ships Hurtigruten will add to its fleet over the next few years, cutting emissions by sailing with electrical propulsion.

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TRAVELLERS GUIDE
ANTARCTICA

Check out our Antarctica Travellers Guide to help you prepare for your Antarctica adventure. Includes information about joining cities, what to pack and more.

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Beyond Antarctica
South America Add-ons

There are many incredible places to explore in South America. Let us inspire you with our top itineraries to add pre or post your Antarctic cruise.

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Travellers Guide
Latin America

Useful traveller information about each country in Latin America, from the climate, visa requirements, local currency and everything in between.

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