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					                                      SPITSBERGEN
                                      ANTARCTICA
                                      GREENLAND
                   Explorer Voyages
       2010–2011
2010–2011             Explorer Voyages    GREENLAND SPITSBERGEN ANTARCTICA
                                                                                                                Welcome to Hurtigruten
                                                                                                                Hurtigruten is renowned for its comprehensive and adventurous voyages. With 117
                                                                                                                years of maritime experience and a fleet of 13 comfortable ships, we offer voyages that
                                                                                                                go beyond the realms of other cruise lines, providing expertise on journeys that exceed
                                                                                                                expectations and provide an opportunity to encounter environments, wildlife, and
                                                                                                                people.


                                                                                                                Hurtigruten has become one of the leading expedition cruise lines in the Arctic and
                                                                                                                Antarctic regions. Due to our experience sailing the demanding Norwegian coastline,
                                                                                                                Hurtigruten is well-equipped for, and retains a unique competency for, navigating polar
                                                                                                                environments.



                                                                                                                BECOME PART OF THE EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                                Our voyages bring you to incredible destinations that previously have only been
                                                                                                                accessible to a very few. During your Hurtigruten voyage, you can explore, discover,
                                                                                                                and learn in unique and genuine ways—and unquestionably feel closer to nature, the
                                                                                                                elements, and local communities.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT
Our voyages take in the wonders of some of the most pristine environments on Earth and our key
objective is to ensure that our trips are as environmentally responsible as possible. In Antarctica,
Hurtigruten is a fully accredited member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Opera-
tors (www.iaato.org), which promotes safe and environmentally responsible travel to Antarctica.
In addition, Hurtigruten is a member of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators
(AECO), which is an international organization ensuring cruises in the Arctic are carried out with
the utmost consideration for fragile natural environments and local cultures.




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                                                                 This program is operated by Hurtigruten ASA
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                                                                  the International Association of Antarctica
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Contents HuRTIgRuTEN
                              GREENLAND

                                                        SPITSBERGEN

                                                                                                           Contents
                                                       NORWAY

                                               ARCTIC CIRCLE
                                                                                                           4–5    Journeying to Untouched Lands and Pristine Waters   ANTARCTICA
                                                   66°33'N                                                 6–7    Travel in the Wake of Great Polar Pioneers          32–33 The Antarctic Always Offers a Warm Welcome
                                                                                                                                                                      34     10-Day Antarctic Discovery
                                                                                                           gREENLAND                                                  35     13-Day Weddell Sea Adventure
                                                                                                           8–9    In the Shadow of Mother Nature                      36     13-Day Polar Circle Quest
                                                               EUROPE
                                                                                                           10     8-Day Glaciers and Icebergs of Greenland            37     15-Day Chilean Fjords & Antarctica
     NORTH
    AMERICA                                                                                         ASIA
                                                                                                           11     11-Day Greenland’s Remote and Wild Coast            38–39 17-Day Shackleton’s Christmas in Antarctica
                                                                                                           12     12-Day Peaks, Ruins and Eric the Red                40–41 19-Day Shackleton’s Antarctica 2010
                              ATLANTIC OCEAN                                                               13     14-Day Tale of Two Ice Lands                        42–43 19-Day Shackleton’s Antarctica 2011
                                                                                                           14–15 14-Day In the Wake of the Vikings                    44–47 Shore Excursions & Explorations
                                                               AFRICA
                                                                                                           16–17 15-Day Voyage to the Inuit North
                                                                                                           18–21 Iceland & Greenland Optional Excursions              WELCOME ABOARD
                                                                                                                                                                      48–49 Welcome Aboard
                           SOUTH
                                                                                                           SPITSBERgEN                                                50–51 Fine Dining at Sea
                          AMERICA
                                                                                                           22–23 No Doubt Who’s Boss in Spitsbergen                   52–53 Cabins and Amenities
                                                                                            INDIAN OCEAN

PACIFIC OCEAN
                                                                                                           24–25 6-Day Polar Encounters                               54–55 Ship Deck Plans
                                                                                                           26–27 9-Day Svalbard Explorer                              56–57 Prices & Insurance
                                       ATLANTIC OCEAN                                                      28–29 9-Day Kingdom of the Polar Bear, Itinerary 1         58–61 General Information & Travel Tips
                                                                                                           30–31 9-Day Kingdom of the Polar Bear, Itinerary 2         62–63 Terms and Conditions
                                                                                                                                                                      64     Our Passengers’ Best Photos




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                                                  ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

                         ANTARCTICA




           MS Fram in polar waters                                      Greenland, see pages 8–21                           Spitsbergen, see pages 22–31                               Antarctica, see pages 32–47
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                 gREENLAND, SPITSBERgEN, AND ANTARCTICA




JOuRNEYINg TO
                                                                                                                                                                                               Hurtigruten offers trips to the “High Polar
                                                                                                                                                                                               Regions” of Greenland, Spitsbergen, and

untouched lands and pristine waters                                                                                                                                                            Antarctica. With our advanced Explorer ships,
                                                                                                                                                                                               we take you safely and comfortably to some of
                                                                                                                                                                                               the world’s least-traveled regions.

                                                                                                                                                                                               Encompassing the largely unexplored landscapes of the Arctic
                                                                                                                                                                                               north and the southern oceans, our Explorer itineraries take in the
                                                                                                                                                                                               stunning natural beauty of Greenland, Spitsbergen, and Antarctica.
                                                                                                                                                                                               With Hurtigruten, you journey aboard custom-designed ships that
                                                                                                                                                                                               take you to some of the most ecologically fascinating and sceni-
                                                                                                                                                                                               cally diverse landscapes on Earth.


                                                                                                                                                                                               ACCESSIBLE ONLY BY SHIP
                                                                                                                                                                                               Each of these spectacular adventures is a voyage of discovery,
                                                                                                                                                                                               through pristine environments and ever-changing climates that are
                                                                                                                                                                                               accessible only by ship. Complemented by informative lectures,
                                                                                                                                                                                               exhilarating landings, and shore excursions, these unique odysseys
                                                                                                                                                                                               will ensure a journey of priceless memories.


                                                                                                                                                                                               We offer life-affirming experiences close to nature’s most spectacu-
                                                                                                                                                                                               lar landscapes, genuine cultures, exceptional people, and amazing
                                                                                                                                                                                               wildlife. Preserving these resources in their natural, unspoiled
                                                                                                                                                                                               condition is our priority, so you will always experience the highest
                                                                                                                                                                                               environmental awareness on board and ashore.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                      GREENLAND

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SPITSBERGEN


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               NORWAY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ARCTIC CIRCLE
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       EUROPE
                                                                                                                                                                                                      NORTH
                                                                                                                                                                                                     AMERICA                                                            ASIA



 Antarctica—join us for a voyage of exploration and discovery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ATLANTIC OCEAN




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       AFRICA




                                                                                                                                                                                                                     SOUTH
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                INDIAN OCEAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                 PACIFIC OCEAN



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ANTARCTICA

         Spitsbergen—the kingdom of the Polar bear              MS Fram is purpose-built to sail icy polar waters   Visit Greenland’s far-flung, fascinating coastal villages
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         PoLAR HISTORY




                    Travel in the wake of great                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A series of voyages that follow in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 pioneering wake of the great mariners and

                    POLAR PIONEERS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               explorers of yesteryear, these intrepid journeys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 take you to the farthest extremes of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 planet, the very ends of the Earth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 All of our ships are tailored to the regions in which they operate,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 offering comfortable, first-class service and an enviable array of facili-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ties. As an Explorer guest, you will follow in the wake of heroes of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 polar exploration, discover pristine environments, and explore distant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 shores in the company of like-minded travelers and expert guides.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 NORWEgIAN HERITAgE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 With a rich Norwegian heritage and a proud maritime tradition,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 each Hurtigruten voyage has years of experience behind it. Our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 specialist knowledge is ideally suited to the remote landscapes and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 stunning coastal waters in which we sail. This has compelled us to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 venture farther afield, from the “High Arctic” around Spitsbergen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to the remote shores of Antarctica, far beyond the reach of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 average cruise.




                      Fram was probably the strongest wooden ship ever built


FRIDTJOF NANSEN (October 10, 1861–May 13, 1930)

                                                                               Our most modern ship, which made its maiden voyage in 2007, is                     Nansen’s idea was to build a ship that could survive the pressure, not
Photo: Frammuseet




                                                                               MS Fram. She was named after the wooden exploration ship used by                   through its sheer strength but because its shape was such that the ice
                                                                               Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen in the late 19th and early 20th                 would push the ship up, enabling it to ‘float’ on top of the ice.
                                                                               centuries on their voyages to the North and South Poles.                                                                                                                                                       Amundsen, Scott, and Shackleton’s different routes

                                                                                                                                                         Photo: Frammuseet




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Photo: Frammuseet
                                                                               The original Fram was probably the strongest wooden ship ever
                                                                               built. Designed for Nansen’s 1893 Arctic expedition, she was
                                                                               supposed to freeze into the Arctic ice sheet and float with it over the
                                                                               North Pole.


                                                                               Nansen’s ambition was to explore the Arctic farther north than
                                                                               anyone else had. To do that, he would have to deal with a problem
                                                                               that many of those sailing on the polar ocean had encountered
                                         Fridtjof Nansen                       before him: that freezing ice could crush the ship.                                           Fridtjof Nansen and his team cross Greenland’s Inland Ice                                                      Roald Amundsen planting the first flag at the South Pole
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Join us on a voyage to Greenland aboard our
                                                                                                                                                                                                  newest ship, MS Fram, designed for sailing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  world’s polar regions. Accompanying us on this
                                                                                                                                                                                                  voyage will be distinguished lecturers with an
                                                                                                                                                                                                  in-depth knowledge of Greenland. Together, we
                                                                                                                                                                                                  can take you closer to the history, the people—
                                                                                                                                                                                                  and the genuine experience—of Greenland.


                                                                                                                                                                                                  Greenland is home to some of the most dramatic natural settings
                                                                                                                                                                                                  in the world. But how do they influence the people who live there?
                                                                                                                                                                                                  In Greenland, our relationship with local partners guarantees you
                                                                                                                                                                                                  one of the most well-informed and insightful experiences possible.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Our “safety-first” landings get you close to Greenland’s fascinating
                                                                                                                                                                                                  culture and history—to settlements, sights, and spots of genuine
                                                                                                                                                                                                  historical interest. As well as the magnificent natural surroundings
                                                                                                                                                                                                  that form a spectacular backdrop to your tour.


                                                                                                                                                                                                  we taKe You CLoser
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Our Polarcirkel boats—the most advanced available—go ashore in
                                                                                                                                                                                                  otherwise inaccessible places. Our speakers delve into fascinating

 Elegant as our ships may be, they’re always                                                                                                                                                      aspects of Greenland’s biology, history, and geology prior to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                  excursion. Take a boat trip to the Isfjord or an enriching walk. An


 in the shadow                                                                                                                                                                                    MS Fram voyage is a holiday packed with authentic experiences.




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Icebergs the size of cathedrals play out a tableau of breathtaking beauty




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                          Meet the local Inuit                              Explore Arctic flora and fauna   Enjoy the highest standards of comfort aboard MS Fram
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               and iCebergs
    8-day gLaCiers                                                                                                                                                                                                         11-day greenLand’s                                                                             remote
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    Join us on one of our three expedition programs to Greenland’s Disko Bay                                                                                                                                               The Arctic wilderness of northeastern Greenland offers some of the most
    aboard the MS Fram. Cruise coastal waters bursting with Arctic flora and fauna,                                                                                                                                        spectacular, unspoiled scenery on Earth. We will witness the quite unique
    icebergs and glaciers, and traces of Inuit settlements. On this roundtrip sailing,                                                                                                                                     interaction of man and nature as we sail through this landscape rich in culture,
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    you’ll encounter Greenland’s cultural and geographical highlights.                                                                                                                                                     history, and spectacular wildlife—into the northern lands of the Midnight Sun.                                                                                            80°




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                                                                                                                                                                          Ukkusissat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Kong Oscar Fjord
                                                                                                                                                                          Uummannaq
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                                                                                                                                                      Qeqertarsuaq           Eqip Sermia                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Ittoqqortoormiit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     SCORS BY
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                                                                                                                                                                           Kangerlussuaq                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mikis Fjord
                                                                                                                                                                Itilleq                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kangerlussuaq Fjord                           ICELAND
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                      Scenic Sisimiut boasts several historical 18th century structures                                                                                                                                                             Scoresby Sund is the largest fjord in the world


from only $5,133*                                        locations of the walk. A small local café will be                                        Ilulissat is the metropolitan center of the Disko                    from only $5,677*                                     halibut, Atlantic salmon, and other fish. This                                                  several hundred Greenlanders still depend on
departures: July 29, Aug. 5, and Aug. 12, 2010.          open for you during the stay.                                                            Bay area and this aspect will be the theme of the                    departure: Sept. 13, 2010.                            historical district was the site of eastern Green-                                              hunting Polar bears, Musk oxen, and seals for their
                                                                                                                                                  settlement visit, together with the town’s long                                                                            land’s first trading post, founded in 1893.                                                     livelihood. The only connection to the world is by
day 1: Kangerlussuaq The town of Kangerlussuaq,          day 4: uummannaq–ukkusissat The town of                                                  history. Conditions will determine whether the                       day 1: reykjavik, Iceland The first Viking                                                                                                            air to Iceland or via visiting ships.
which means “Long Fjord,” is the main gateway to         Uummannaq lies in scenic surroundings at the                                             MS Fram will dock at quayside in Ilulissat or                        settlement off continental Europe, Reykjavik today    days 4–8: Northeast Greenland One of the
Greenland. Our Expedition Team will be at your           foot of a heart-shaped mountain. A halibut-                                              passengers will shuttle ashore via Polarcirkel                       is the modern capital of Iceland. Surroundings        reasons northeastern Greenland is so rarely visited is                                          We hope to venture farther north towards Northeast
disposal at the airport, which was originally built by   processing factory is its major source of                                                boats. Our Expedition Team will be at your                           include geysers, mountains, and geothermal            the enormous amount of ice moving along the coast.                                              Greenland National Park, the world’s largest national
the U.S. during World War II. Bus transfer to            employment. Transfer by Polarcirkel boat to                                              disposal at various points of interest.                              bathing. Begin your journey and embark MS Fram        Cold-water currents out of the Arctic Ocean transport                                           park, home to the Alpe Fjord, with its magnificent
Kangerlussuaq’s dock for embarkation via the             Uummannaq for a visit to its magnificent church                                                                                                               in the afternoon.                                     some 1,550 to 1,750 square miles of ice each year,                                              mountains, and the Stauning Alps, some soaring
MS Fram’s shuttle (Polarcirkel) boats. We recommend      and an old turf house that was occupied until                                            day 7: Itilleq In the afternoon, we reach the                                                                              leaving only the late summer open for navigation.                                               more than 10,000 feet high. The place names of
packing rainproof jackets, trousers, and mosquito        1989. We go ashore at Ukkusissat by Polarcirkel                                          small settlement Itilleq, or “the hollow.” As its                    day 2: at sea, denmark strait Cruising the            Seasonal variations are unavoidable; our excellent                                              northeast Greenland are witness to a rich history of
repellent in your hand luggage for the transfer.         in the evening. Ukkusissat—which is Greenlandic                                          name suggests, Itilleq lies in a hollow 31 miles                     Denmark Strait, we keep watch for Humpback            bridge crew, under the captain’s command, will                                                  trapping, exploring, and scientific expeditions.
                                                         for “soapstone”—is named for a nearby                                                    south of Sisimiut, majestically surrounded by                        and Minke whales. Later, we approach the rarely       monitor the ice situation. This is a real expedition!                                           Examples include Geographical Society Island,
day 2: sisimiut Sisimiut, population 5,200, is           soapstone deposit that has been mined by Inuit                                           mountains and glaciers. It could, in truth, be                       visited coast of eastern Greenland, where you                                                                                                         Kong Oscar Fjord, and Myggbukten. With luck, we
the second-largest town in Greenland. The                craftsman for centuries. “Life in a small village” is                                    called the Arctic Circle Village; the Arctic Circle                  may find Polar bears, Musk oxen, Arctic hares,        We head north for Kangerlussuaq Fjord, where                                                    may see displays of the Northern Lights.
settlement visit will focus on the old part of the       the topic for our Ukkusissat walk.                                                       lies just 655 feet to the south. The island on                       and a variety of birds, including the Snowy owl.      glaciers reach the sea, creating a fabulous landscape
town by the harbor, the local center of activity.                                                                                                 which Itilleq is situated has no fresh water; thus it                This isolated, thinly populated part of Greenland     of glacier fronts, icebergs, and cliffs. On shore lie the                                       days 9–10: at sea, denmark strait We cross
Our Expedition Team will be at your disposal at          day 5: eqip sermia Experience the formidable                                             boasts a seawater desalinization facility.                           is locked in by pack ice for much of the year. The    remains of dwellings of the ancient Thule people,                                               the Denmark Strait, bound for Iceland’s West
different locations. The MS Fram normally docks          Eqip Sermia glacier up close. Go ashore by                                                                                                                    first Europeans came here just over 100 years         ancestors of today’s Inuit. If ice conditions allow, we                                         Fjords, an area of cascading waterfalls and huge
quayside in Sisimiut.                                    tender boat for glacier views and a BBQ dinner.                                          day 8: Kangerlussuaq We return to Kangerlus-                         ago; this separation from the rest of the country     hope to reach Mikis Fjord, bounded by steep cliffs.                                             numbers of nesting birds. At charming, isolated
                                                         Passengers in relatively good physical condition                                         suaq, at the end of the Kangerlussuaq Fjord. The                     is reflected in language and culture.                 On our way north, we also plan to cruise Nansen                                                 Isafjordur, we’ll visit the Maritime Museum for a
day 3: Qeqertarsuaq Qeqertarsuaq is the only             can hike in the area.                                                                    settlement/airport, located just north of the Arctic                                                                       Fjord, often choked with icebergs and ringed by                                                 folk-dancing demonstration.
large town on the old volcanic island of Disko.                                                                                                   Circle, is one of the best places to observe native                  (From this point on, our actual program and           mountains such as Gunnbjorn Fjeld. Scoresby Sund
The town, set in wonderful surroundings at the           day 6: Ilulissat Third-largest town in Green-                                            wildlife. In the early 1960s, Musk oxen were                         routing will depend on ice and weather condi-         is the largest fjord in the world. Passing Cape                                                 day 11: reykjavik We return to Reykjavik, the
foot of the impressive Basalt Mountains, is home         land, Ilulissat—Greenlandic for “icebergs”—lies                                          introduced from northeast Greenland; today, they                     tions, which vary unpredictably. No specific          Brewser and entering the fjord will challenge                                                   world’s northernmost national capital. Home to
to Copenhagen University’s Arctic Station,               on the Ilulissat Isfjord, added to UNESCO’s                                              number more than 5,000. You will leave the                           itinerary can be guaranteed in advance.)              observers’ understanding of scale.                                                              just 171,514 people, the city nonetheless boasts
dedicated to the study of Greenland’s flora and          World Heritage Site list in 2004. Enormous                                               MS Fram in the morning to discover Kangerlus-                                                                                                                                                                              a vast array of restaurants, museums, and shops.
fauna. There will be Polarcirkel boat transfers          icebergs run aground just outside of town.                                               suaq and take a bus tour to a nearby ice cap.                        day 3: ammassalik, Greenland Ammassalik is            In the isolated community of Ittoqqortoormiit,                                                  Here, our voyage comes to an end.
from the ship to Qeqertarsuaq and our Expedi-                                                                                                                                                                          the largest community in east Greenland. Most
                                                         *Early booking rates are per person double occupancy USD, cruise only or air/sea as noted, capacity controlled, subject to withdrawal without notice. Rates
tion Team will be at your disposal at different          include roundtrip, or one-way air between Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq and are valid for North American, Central American and South American residents        inhabitants are employed fishing for Greenlandic      *Early booking rates are per person, double occupancy USD, cruise only or air/sea as noted, capacity controlled, subject to withdrawal without notice. Rates are
                                                         only. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included in rates and will be advised at time of booking.                                                                                                                        valid for North American, Central American and South American residents only. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included in rates and will be advised at time of booking.

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               ruins
    12-day peaKs,                                                                                                                                                                                                          14-day
    and eriC the red                                                                                                                                                                                                       taLe of two iCe Lands
    Thread your way through nature’s most breathtaking creations aboard the                                                                                                                                                From diverse, picturesque Snaefellsnes in Iceland to the Inuit towns of southern
    MS Fram, in between port calls at Greenland’s many coastal Inuit communities.                                                                                                                                          Greenland and the vast expanses of Disko Bay, you’ll find yourself transported,
    Here, we will witness the unique interaction of man and nature. Wrap up your                                                                                                                                           literally and figuratively, as the MS Fram cruises from scenic highlight to scenic
                                                                                                                                                                             80°
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    trip in Iceland, with visits to isolated Isafjordur and hip, happening Reykjavik.                                                                                                                                      highlight. A little bit Viking, a little more Inuit, and a whole lot of vacation.




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                                                                                                                                                                         GREENLAND                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GREENLAND



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Qeqertarsuaq          Eqip Sermia
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                                                                                                                                                                 Koge Bugt              DENMARK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Grundarfjordur
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                                                                                                                                                  Nuuk         Ammassalik                STRAIT                                                                                                                                                                                     Nuuk                                     STRAIT           Reykjavik
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                                                                                                                                                            Qassiarsuk                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Qassiarsuk


                                                                                                                                                                 Prins Christian Sund                                                                                                                                                                                                                Prins Christian Sund
                   The Katuaq cultural center is a highlight of Greenland’s capital, Nuuk                                                                                                                                                               Enormous icebergs just outside Ilulissat


from only $4,323*                                        and crafts, and majestic scenery. Our final route                                This itinerary serves as a general guide only.                               from only $5,381*                                     weather and ice conditions. One possible                                                           day 10: eqip sermia Experience the formi-
departure: Sept. 2, 2010.                                in this area will depend on weather and ice                                      Conditions permitting, we plan to visit several                              departure: July 16, 2010.                             landing site will be Qassiarsuk, with reconstruc-                                                  dable Eqip Sermia glacier up close. Go ashore by
                                                         conditions. One of our possible landing sites will                               sites, including: Skjoldungen Island, with views of                                                                                tions of Viking Erik the Red’s farm, his longhouse,                                                tender for glacier views and a BBQ dinner.
day 1: Kangerlussuaq The town of Kangerlussuaq,          be Qassiarsuk, population 56, where Viking Erik                                  some of the island’s most spectacular landscapes                             day 1: reykjavik, Iceland Reykjavik, the world’s      and the church that his wife, Tjodhildur, made
which means “Long Fjord,” is the main gateway to         the Red founded his Brattahlid estate. Here, we’ll                               and abandoned settlements; Koge Bugt, where                                  northernmost capital city, is home to just 171,514    him build. You may join a guided walk.                                                             day 11: Ilulissat Third-largest town in Green-
Greenland. Our Expedition Team will be at your           find reconstructions of his farm, his longhouse,                                 the Greenland Ice Cap reaches the sea and large                              people yet boasts a vast array of restaurants,                                                                                                           land, Ilulissat—Greenlandic for “icebergs”—lies
disposal at the airport, which was originally built by   and the church that his wife, Tjodhildur, made                                   tabular icebergs drift about; Umvik, where we                                museums, and shops. Close by, you also will find      day 7: Nuuk Home to 15,000 people, capital                                                         on the Ilulissat Isfjord. Enormous icebergs run
the U.S. during World War II. Bus transfer to            him build. You may join a guided walk, with a visit                              look for the place where 19th century explorer                               glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, and mountains. We      city Nuuk—Greenlandic for “peninsula”—lies at                                                      aground just outside of town. Ilulissat is the
Kangerlussuaq’s dock for embarkation via the             to the church—still in use today.                                                Fridtjof Nansen began his epic Greenland Ice Cap                             set sail aboard the luxurious MS Fram.                the mouth of one of the world’s largest fjord                                                      metropolitan center of the Disko Bay area and
MS Fram’s shuttle (Polarcirkel) boats. We recommend                                                                                       expedition; and Ammassalik, site of eastern                                                                                        systems. Tour the historical buildings in ”Koloni-                                                 this aspect will be the theme of the visit.
packing rainproof jackets, trousers, and mosquito        day 6: prins Christian sund Enjoy breathtak-                                     Greenland’s first trading post, founded in 1893.                             day 2: Grundarfjordur We call at the small            haven,” the Greenland Home Rule building, and
repellent in your hand luggage for the transfer.         ing scenery as we navigate dramatic Prins                                                                                                                     town of Grundarfjordur, on the Snaefellsnes           the Greenland National Museum.                                                                     day 12: sisimiut Sisimiut, population 5,200, is
                                                         Christian Sund, a narrow, often ice-choked                                       day 10: at sea, denmark strait We cross the                                  peninsula—called “Iceland in a Nutshell” thanks                                                                                                          the second-largest town in Greenland. The visit
day 2: evighedsfjorden We will sail into this            channel across Greenland’s southernmost point.                                   Denmark Strait, bound for Iceland’s West Fjords,                             to its landscape of lava and rock formations,         day 8: Qeqertarsuaq Qeqertarsuaq is the only                                                       will focus on the old part of the town by the
beautiful fjord, surrounded by majestic mountains        We’ll proceed north along Greenland’s rarely                                     an area of cascading waterfalls and huge                                     glaciers, volcanoes, and hot and cold springs.        large town on the old volcanic island of Disko.                                                    harbor, the local center of activity.
and glaciers. If conditions permit, we will cruise at    visited eastern coast, home to some of the                                       numbers of nesting birds.                                                                                                          Set at the foot of the Basalt Mountains, it is home
a safe distance along the glacier front by               island’s most isolated, sparsely populated, and                                                                                                               day 3: at sea, denmark strait Crossing the            to Copenhagen University’s Arctic Station,                                                         day 13: Itilleq Itilleq lies in a hollow 31 miles
Polarcirkel launch or land ashore for a short hike.      scenically superb areas. Here, we find Polar                                     day 11: Isafjordur, Iceland With a population of                             Denmark Strait between Iceland and Greenland,         dedicated to Greenland’s flora and fauna. A                                                        south of Sisimiut, surrounded by mountains and
                                                         bears, Musk oxen, Arctic hares, and a variety of                                 about 4,000, Isafjordur is the largest town in the                           we follow in the wake of the Norse explorers and      small café will be open during your stay.                                                          glaciers. The Arctic Circle lies just 655 feet to the
day 3: Nuuk Home to 15,000 people, capital city          birds, including the Snowy owl. The first                                        West Fjords. Despite its small size and isolation,                           settlers of more than 1,000 years ago.                                                                                                                   south. Itilleq has no fresh water; thus it boasts a
Nuuk—Greenlandic for “peninsula”—lies at the             Europeans came to this part of Greenland—                                        the town—known as a center for alternative                                                                                         day 9: uummannaq–ukkusissat Transfer by                                                            seawater desalinization facility.
mouth of one of the world’s largest fjord systems.       locked in by pack ice much of the year—just over                                 music—has a rather urban atmosphere.                                         day 4: prins Christian sund Enjoy breathtaking        Polarcirkel boat to Uummannaq for a visit to its
Tour the historical buildings in ”Kolonihaven,” the      100 years ago; this separation from the rest of                                                                                                               scenery as we navigate dramatic Prins Christian       magnificent church and an old turf house that was                                                  day 14: Kangerlussuaq The town of Kangerlus-
ultramodern Katuaq cultural center, and the              the country is reflected in language and culture.                                day 12: reykjavik We arrive in Reykjavik, the                                Sund, a narrow, often ice-choked channel across       occupied until 1989. We go ashore at Ukkusissat by                                                 suaq, which means “Long Fjord,” is one of the best
Greenland National Museum, which houses eight                                                                                             world’s northernmost national capital. Home to                               the southernmost point of Greenland.                  Polarcirkel in the evening. Ukkusissat—Greenlandic                                                 places to observe native wildlife. You will leave the
15th century mummies found at Qilakilsoq.                days 7–9: east Greenland From this point on,                                     just 171,514 people, the city nonetheless boasts                                                                                   for “soapstone”—is named for a nearby soapstone                                                    MS Fram in the morning to discover Kangerlussuaq
                                                         our actual program and routing will depend on ice                                a vast array of restaurants, museums, and shops.                             days 5–6: south Greenland We will visit small         deposit mined by Inuit craftsman for centuries.                                                    and take a bus tour to a nearby ice cap.
days 4–5: south Greenland We will visit small            and weather conditions, which vary unpredictably.                                Here, our voyage comes to an end.                                            communities in southern Greenland, where we           “Life in a small village” is the topic for our walk.
communities in southern Greenland, where we                                                                                                                                                                            find traces of Viking history, arts and crafts, and
                                                         *Early booking rates are per person double occupancy USD, cruise only or air/sea as noted, capacity controlled, subject to withdrawal without notice. Rates                                                         *Early booking rates are per person double occupancy USD, cruise only or air/sea as noted, capacity controlled, subject to withdrawal without notice. Rates
find traces of Viking history, historical sites, arts    include roundtrip, or one-way air between Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq and are valid for North American, Central American and South American residents        majestic scenery. Our final route will depend on      include roundtrip, or one-way air between Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq and are valid for North American, Central American and South American residents
                                                         only. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included in rates and will be advised at time of booking.                                                                                                                        only. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included in rates and will be advised at time of booking.

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in the waKe of the viKings
                                                                                                                                                                                     ISLAND                                         Ammassalik
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Set sail from Iceland to Canada on an autumn adventure at sea that follows in the wake of medieval Viking explorers Erik the
Red and Leif Eriksson, aboard modern luxury vessel the MS Fram. In between port calls at the vibrant, cosmopolitan city                                                                                       LABRADOR
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scenes of Reykjavik and Halifax, revel in the legion natural and historical wonders dotting the shores of Greenland, Labrador,
Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia. Step back in time and set foot on some of the world’s most spectacular shores!
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Red Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                 CANADA                             St. Anthony




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                                                                                                                                                                                                Halifax




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Civilization meets extreme nature in Greenland

                                                                                                                                                                     from only $5,058*                                                       crafts, and majestic scenery. Our final route in this                                day 11: Bonne Bay, Newfoundland Bonne Bay,
                                                                                                                                                                     departures: Sept. 26, 2010.                                             area will depend on weather and ice conditions.                                      on the western side of Newfoundland, separates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             One of our possible landing sites will be Qassiarsuk,                                the Great Northern Peninsula from the rest of the
                                                                                                                                                                     day 1: reykjavik, Iceland Reykjavik, the world’s                        where we’ll find reconstructions of Viking Erik the                                  island. It is a part of Gros Morne National Park.
                                                                                                                                                                     northernmost capital city, is home to just 171,514                      Red’s farm, his longhouse, and the church that his                                   Bonne Bay has a population of about 7,000 and is
                                                                                                                                                                     people yet boasts a vast array of restaurants,                          wife, Tjodhildur, made him build. You may join a                                     separated into two sections: Inner and Outer
                                                                                                                                                                     museums, and shops. Close by, you also will find                        guided walk. Nanortalik is the 10th-largest town in                                  Bonne Bay. Inner Bonne Bay consists of two arms,
                                                                                                                                                                     glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, and mountains. We                        Greenland. Its name means “place of Polar bears.”                                    one of which has wooded coves and beach
                                                                                                                                                                     set sail aboard the luxurious MS Fram.                                                                                                                       landings. Outer Bonne Bay consists of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             days 7–8: at sea, Labrador sea En route to                                           entrance to the fjord of Bonne Bay.
                                                                                                                                                                     day 2: at sea, denmark strait Crossing the                              Canada, enjoy lectures on various topics.
                                                                                                                                                                     Denmark Strait between Iceland and Greenland,                                                                                                                days 12–13: Baddeck, Nova scotia We anchor
                                                                                                                                                                     we follow in the wake of the Norse explorers and                        day 9: st. anthony, Newfoundland In St.                                              at the picturesque village of Baddeck, on the
                                                                                                                                                                     settlers of more than 900 years ago.                                    Anthony, we will tender ashore. The town is                                          shores of beautiful Bras d’Or Lake in the heart of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             home to the Grenfell Museum, dedicated the life                                      Cape Breton Island, one of the world’s scenic
                                                                                                                                                                     days 3–4: east Greenland The next two days, our                         and work of British medical missionary Sir Wilfred                                   gems. Before 1800, this mountain-ringed mecca
                                                                                                                                                                     actual program and routing will depend on ice and                       Grenfell. L’Anse aux Meadows, the UNESCO                                             for modern tourists knew only the splash of the
                                   Striking land- and seascapes await you in southern and eastern Greenland                                                          weather conditions, which vary unpredictably.                           World Heritage Site where Viking navigator Leif                                      Native American’s paddle on the shining waters
                                                                                                                                                                     Conditions permitting, we plan to visit several sites,                  Eriksson is thought to have first landed in North                                    of the tideless lake and the rustle of his moc-
                                                                                                                                                                     including: Skjoldungen Island, with some of the                         America, lies 1.5 hours away.                                                        casined feet trailing the forest floor.
                                                                                                                                                                     island’s most spectacular landscapes and aban-
                                                                                                                                                                     doned settlements; Koge Bugt, where the Green-                          day 10: red Bay, Labrador This charming                                              day 14: Halifax, Nova scotia Rich in history
                                                                                                                                                                     land Ice Cap reaches the sea and large tabular                          community on the southern coast of Labrador was                                      and natural beauty, the rugged coastlines of this
                                                                                                                                                                     icebergs drift about; and Umvik, where we look for                      considered the “World’s Whaling Capital” during                                      part of Nova Scotia present us with the first town
                                                                                                                                                                     the place where 19th century explorer Fridtjof                          the 1560s. The whale oil gathered here by Basque                                     in Canada that was settled by the British. Today,
                                                                                                                                                                     Nansen began his epic ice cap expedition. We also                       whalers from Iberia once lit the lamps of Renais-                                    Halifax is a vibrant mix of the old and the new,
                                                                                                                                                                     sail by an abandoned Greenlandic settlement.                            sance Europe. The Basques’ onetime trademark                                         with some spectacular landscapes thrown into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             industries of whaling and cod fishing have partially                                 the bargain. Here, our exciting voyage ends.
                                                                                                                                                                     days 5–6: south Greenland We will visit small                           managed to survive to modern times.
                                                                                                                                                                     communities in southern Greenland, where we find
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             *Early booking rates are per person double occupancy USD, cruise only or air/sea as noted, capacity controlled, subject to withdrawal without notice. Rates are
                   Sail from Iceland to Nova Scotia aboard MS Fram                                            Encounter Inuit culture                                traces of Viking history, historical sites, arts and                    valid for North American, Central American and South American residents only. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included in rates and will be advised at time of booking.

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15-day
voYage to the inuit north
Get ready for a comprehensive expedition to Greenland’s Disko Bay and northernmost inhabited reaches aboard MS Fram.
Set sail in the wake of Inuit hunters and Arctic explorers such as Fridtjof Nansen and Knud Rasmussen. Travel coastal
waters in search of Arctic flora and fauna, icebergs and glaciers, and traces of indigenous and European settlements. Your
                                                                                                                                                                                  Siorapaluk           80°

voyage will include cruising adventures from Kangerlussuaq to the 80th Parallel North—top sights at the top of the world.                                                           Qaanaaq (Thule)
                                                                                                                                                                                Dundas


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                                                                                                                                                                Qeqertarsuaq             Eqip Sermia
                                                                                                                                                                                          Ilulissat

                                                                                                                                                                                  Sisimiut
                                                                                                                                                                                       Kangerlussuaq
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Enjoy unrivaled views from the deck of MS Fram

                                                                                                                                                             from only $9,482*                                                    turf house occupied until 1989.                                                  day 10: at sea             Enjoy on-board lectures.
                                                                                                                                                             departures: Aug. 19, 2010.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  day 5: at sea, alternative landing When we                                       day 11: upernavik Founded in 1772 nearly 500
                                                                                                                                                             day 1: Kangerlussuaq The town of Kangerlussuaq,                      sail the Davis Straits along the northwestern                                    miles north of the Arctic Circle, Upernavik is a
                                                                                                                                                             which means “Long Fjord,” is the main gateway to                     Lauge Koch Coast, from 71° North to 76° North,                                   center for Polar bear hunting and halibut fishing.
                                                                                                                                                             Greenland. Our Expedition Team will be at your                       we cross the threshold marking Greenland’s
                                                                                                                                                             disposal at the airport, which was originally built by               northernmost human habitations. Enjoy a series                                   day 12: eqip sermia Experience the formi-
                                                                                                                                                             the U.S. during World War II. Bus transfer to                        of on-board lectures during the day.                                             dable Eqip Sermia glacier up close. Tender
                                                                                                                                                             Kangerlussuaq’s dock for embarkation via the                                                                                                          ashore for glacier views and a BBQ dinner.
                                                                                                                                                             MS Fram’s shuttle (Polarcirkel) boats. We recommend                  day 6: dundas (“Old thule”) Go ashore at the
                                                                                                                                                             packing rainproof jackets, trousers, and mosquito                    now-uninhabited Greenlandic settlement of                                        day 13: Ilulissat Third-largest town in
                                                                                                                                                             repellent in your hand luggage for the transfer.                     Dundas for a look at old native turf huts and the                                Greenland, Ilulissat—Greenlandic for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  remains of a trading post founded by Danish                                      “icebergs”—lies on the Ilulissat Isfjord.
                                                                                                                                                             day 2: sisimiut Sisimiut, population 5,200, is                       explorer Knud Rasmussen in 1910.                                                 Enormous icebergs run aground just outside of
                                                                                                                                                             the second-largest town in Greenland. The                                                                                                             town. Ilulissat is the metropolitan center of the
                                                                                                                                                             settlement visit will focus on the old part of the                   day 7: siorapaluk Located near the North                                         Disko Bay area; this will be the theme of the visit.
                                                                                                                                                             town by the harbor, the local center of activity.                    Pole, Siorapaluk—or “Little Sands”—is the
                                                  Ms Fram along Greenland’s west coast                                                                       The MS Fram normally docks quayside.                                 northernmost landing on this trip. The church,                                   day 14: Itilleq Itilleq lies in a hollow 31 miles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  museum, and shop are open for all to enter.                                      south of Sisimiut, surrounded by mountains and
                                                                                                                                                             day 3: Qeqertarsuaq Qeqertarsuaq is the only                                                                                                          glaciers. The Arctic Circle lies just 655 feet to the
                                                                                                                                                             large town on the volcanic island of Disko. Set at                   day 8: at sea, cruising along the ice                                            south. Itilleq has no fresh water; thus it boasts a
                                                                                                                                                             the foot of the impressive Basalt Mountains, it is                   edge We will sail north, in hopes of reaching                                    seawater desalinization facility.
                                                                                                                                                             home to Copenhagen University’s Arctic Station,                      80° North, ice and weather permitting.
                                                                                                                                                             dedicated to the study of Greenland’s flora and                                                                                                       day 15: Kangerlussuaq The town of Kanger-
                                                                                                                                                             fauna. Polarcirkel boat transfer from the ship; a                    day 9: Qaanaaq (“New thule”) The Qaanaaq,                                        lussuaq, located at the head of the large fjord, is
                                                                                                                                                             small café will be open for you.                                     or Thule, district was the first part of Greenland                               one of the best places to observe Greenland’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  colonized by Inuits. Visit the Ultima Thule                                      native wildlife. You will leave the MS Fram in the
                                                                                                                                                             day 4: uummannaq The fishing village of                              souvenir shop for genuine, original artwork and                                  morning to discover Kangerlussuaq and take a
                                                                                                                                                             Uummannaq lies in scenic surroundings at the                         crafts from the Qaanaaq district.                                                bus tour to a nearby ice cap.
                                                                                                                                                             foot of a heart-shaped mountain. Transfer by                         *Early booking rates are per person double occupancy USD, cruise only or air/sea as noted, capacity controlled, subject to withdrawal without notice. Rates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  include roundtrip, or one-way air between Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq and are valid for North American, Central American and South American residents
                 Icebergs are a regular sight along Greenland’s coasts                   Greenland’s hardy flora defies the elements                         Polarcirkel boat for a visit to its church and an old                only. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included in rates and will be advised at time of booking.

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                                                                                                                                                                                Enhance your sense of discovery and adventure
Optional shore excursions                                                                                                                                                       by adding our optional shore excursions in

greenLand & iCeLand                                                                                                                                                             Greenland and Iceland to your vacation program.
                                                                                                                                                                                Embark on a whale-watching hunt from Nuuk.
                                                                                                                                                                                Bird-spot on Breidafjordur Bay. Delve into
                                                                                                                                                                                Viking ruins at Dyrnaes Valley. Commune with
                                                                                                                                                                                the icebergs at Qooroq. Heighten your
                                                                                                                                                                                senses—of adventure.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo: D. Houser
 Get closer than you thought possible to enormous icebergs




       Life in Iceland and Greenland is tied to the sea      Musk oxen have roamed Greenland for thousands of years   The Inuit are born seafarers                                 MS Fram calls at a myriad of towns in Greenland and Iceland
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sisimiut boat trip to assaqutaq
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Smaller settlements in greenland like as-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  saqutaq were abandoned in the 1960s and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ’70s as people moved to bigger towns in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  search of steady work and modern ameni-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ties. assaqutaq, just over iconic Kaellinge-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  haetten mountain from Sisimiut, is nowadays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  used as summer camp for local public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  schoolchildren. each June, it becomes a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  busy place as people from Sisimiut arrive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to fish for capelin—a small fish used as dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  food. During a leisurely stroll around as-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  saqutaq, we see the old fishing factory, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  summer camp, and a small church that is still
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  here, beautifully situated on a small hilltop.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     duration: 2½ hours
highLights of snaefeLLsnes
(grundarfjordur)                                     iLuLissat heLiCopter to the iCeCap                                                      viKing ruins (narsaq)                               nuuK whaLe watChing                             qaqortoq greenLandiC speCiaLi-
Departing the small town of grundarfjordur,          on this excursion, you will fly close to a                                              archaeologists believe that when viking             Sail to nuuks fjord (godthabs fjord), where     ties
we pass fishing villages olafsvik, rif, and          glacier and land on the rock at Kangia, with                                            explorer erik the red first visited greenland       you may spot amazing Humpback whales            taste different greenlandic specialities and
Hellissandur, and skirt the western edge of          a view over both glacier and ice cap. after                                             in 982, he spent the winter on the island of        and encounter other wildlife. the tour also     get a short presentation on the traditional
the Snaefellsnes peninsula. the landscape            a 30-minute stay on the ground, you will fly                                            illutalik, not far from narsaq. in fact, there is   offers fantastic views over nuuk, the moun-     foods found in greenland.
boasts sandy beaches, rocky shoreline, and           again until you reach the icebergs stranded                                             a lot of evidence of the presence of medi-          tain Sermitsiaq, and surrounding islands.
jagged mountains, crowned by the Snaefell-           at the estuary of the icefjord. enjoy a mag-                                            eval norse settlers throughout the area. in
sjokull glacier. our first stop is at Djupalons-     nificent view of the deep ice foot under the                                            narsaq itself, a large farm estate—including                                                           duration: 1 hour
sandur, for a hike to impressively strange           iceberg and the turquoise sea.                                                          houses, stables, and storehouse—has been               duration: 2 hours
rock formations. We continue past londran-                                                                                                   excavated, and in “Dyrnaes valley,” just out-
gar, two rocks protruding from the coast just                                                                                                side the town, a european farm and church
east of the malarrif lighthouse, to arnarstapi.                                                                                                                                                                                                  qassiarsuK saiLing to qooroq
                                                        duration: 1¼ hours                                                                  have also been unearthed. We visit the                                                              We sail from Qassiarsuk to the underwater
there, we walk from the harbor, surrounded                                                                                                   norse exhibition in the local culture house
by cliffs and considered by many the most                                                                                                                                                        qaqortoq sCuLpture tour                         moraine at the mouth of the Qooroq icef-
                                                                                                                                             and the ruins in Dyrnaes valley.                    take a stroll through Qaqortoq to view the      jord. We make our way into the fjord along
beautiful in iceland. We follow the cliffsides,
where we may examine one of iceland’s larg-                                                                                                                                                      unique sculptures created here by artists       a tortuous path through turquoise-colored
est seabird colonies up close. We continue                                                                                                                                                       from across the nordic countries who have       icebergs stranded on the moraine. from our
                                                                                                                                                duration: 2 hours                               come to the town to carve sculptures in         boat, we behold the breathtaking sight of
to Budir for a two-course lunch at Hotel
Budir before walking to a rare, yellow-sand                                                                                                                                                      rocks and stones.                               thousands of icebergs, sheer cliffs, and an
beach. We then drive over the frodarheidi                                                                                                                                                                                                        enormous glacier that sheds some 200,000
Heath, once thought to be one of iceland’s                                                                                                                                                                                                       tons of ice per day into the fjord. the motor
most haunted areas. We return to grundar-                                                                                                                                                           duration: 1 hour                            stopped, we drift quietly with the current,
fjordur in the afternoon.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        enjoying the panorama. the absolute silence      sisimiut historiCaL hiKe to teLeoen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 is disturbed only by the crash of icebergs as    on this hike, we visit ancient ruins and also
                                                                                                                                                                                                 hiKe to narsaq point                            they break free from the glacier and fall into   experience modern greenland. on tele-
   duration: 5 hours                                                                                                                                                                            for those interested in greenland’s flora,      the fjord. gathering ice for our on-board        oen—formerly known as tommermandsoen
                                                                                                                                                                                                 fauna, and ancient history. a spectacular       cocktails, we enjoy the pop of 1,000-year-old    (Hangover island)—we find cultural and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 hike along Qaqqarsuaq, a typical greenland      air bubbles as they escape into the glass.       historical monuments dating back to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 mountain, gives us a fantastic view over the                                                     Saqqaq culture, which dominated southern
stYKKishoLmur with breidsfjordur                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  greenland from 2500 BC to 800 BC. our
boat tour (grundarfjordur)                                                                                                                                                                       fjord and the settlement of narsaq. We pass
                                                                                                                                                                                                 by some inuit ruins and graves, and—on a           duration: 3 hours                            guide describes how various peoples have
the Snaefellsnes peninsula, with the Snae-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lived and survived in greenland for over
fellsjokull glacier rising majestically at its                                                                                                                                                   more modern note—learn about the allied
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Powers‘ telegraph station that operated                                                          4,000 years.
tip, is one of the most enchanting parts of          ivittuut poLarCirKeL Cruise
iceland. We start our tour with a drive to the                                                                                                                                                   here during the Second World War.
                                                     experience the Karsakn strait, a beautiful
picturesque fishing village of Stykkisholmur,        narrow sound. the excursion may be can-                                                                                                                                                                                                         duration: 2 hours
where we board a boat trip on Breidafjordur          celed due to weather and ice conditions.
Bay. on this tour, we view characteristic rock                                                                                                                                                      duration: 3 hours
formations, countless islands and skerries,
and the rich local bird life. Birds nesting and
breeding in the cliffs can be observed from                                                                                                                                                      qaqortoq great greenLand tour
within a few yards’ distance. Species that                                                                                                   tour to Kvane mountain (narsaq)                     Join this tour and feel the softness of the
may be spotted include puffins, cormorants,                                                                                                  We cover some of the distance up Kvane              hides delivered by native greenlandic hunt-
shags, Black guillemots, kittiwakes, fulmars,        iLuLissat boat trip in the iCefjord                                                     mountain by bus before starting our hike            ers.
and several types of gull. Sometimes White-          Sail in traditional red cutters to the estuary in                                       on foot to its summit. this tour focuses on
tailed eagles—and even seals—can be seen.            the northern part of the isfjord, or icefjord,                                          geological themes, of particular interest in
We then drop our fishing nets and trawl the          where gigantic icebergs have been strand-                                               this area.                                             duration: 1 hour
bottom of the bay. When the net is reeled in,        ed. the trip presents good opportunities for
we sample the freshly caught shellfish and           seal-watching.
other seafood, including sea-urchin roe, a                                                                                                      duration: 3 hours
local delicacy. after the refreshing boat trip,
we lunch at a local restaurant, returning to            duration: 2 hours
Stykkisholmur in the afternoon.


   duration: 4 hours
                                                   All shore excursions are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Call for pricing.

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                                                                                                                                                                    Remote, mysterious, and extreme, the

no doubt who’s boss                                                                                                                                                 Norwegian island of Spitsbergen is the
                                                                                                                                                                    European gateway to the “High Arctic”—
in Spitsbergen                                                                                                                                                      a land, forged by ice and wind, ocean and
                                                                                                                                                                    snow, that presents us with a spectacular
                                                                                                                                                                    range of unforgettable adventures.


                                                                                                                                                                    The kingdom of the majestic Polar bear, these frozen
                                                                                                                                                                    landscapes of Arctic desert and towering glaciers herald a
                                                                                                                                                                    staggeringly rich diversity of natural and cultural highlights, from
                                                                                                                                                                    the remote mining and research communities that line the rugged
                                                                                                                                                                    coastline, to the spectacular fjords, icebergs, and jagged peaks
                                                                                                                                                                    that offer the most breathtaking of backdrops.


                                                                                                                                                                    weLCoMe to the edge oF the worLd
                                                                                                                                                                    These incredible voyages take you to remarkable towns such as Long-
                                                                                                                                                                    yearbyen, Barentsburg, and Ny-Alesund and across the 80th Parallel
                                                                                                                                                                    North to sail through the rich waters around Moffen Island. Sailing
                                                                                                                                                                    beneath skies that echo the cries of countless seabirds, we cross
                                                                                                                                                                    ocean landscapes that boast seal and walrus, whale and Polar bear.


                                                                                                                                                                    The use of Polarcirkel boats makes possible a wide range of shore
                                                                                                                                                                    landings, which include both amazing natural landscapes and
                                                                                                                                                                    places of historical interest.




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6-day
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Board the MS Fram for six days exploring Spitsbergen’s pristine, fierce, and remote northern and eastern regions—home                                                                                    SPITSBERGEN
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to seals, whales, walruses, and the ‘king’ himself, the Polar bear. Led by an expedition leader and guides, you’ll go ashore                                                     FORLAND

once or twice a day by Zodiac tender to take in extreme Arctic sights such as the ice-choked Hinlopen Strait, the glacier-                                                                                        Longyearbyen

covered island of Nordauslandet, and historical, near-polar settlements such as Barentsburg and Ny-Alesund.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Glaciers meet ocean at the foot of jagged Spitsbergen peaks


                                                                                                                                                                              from only $1,145*                                    the 263 steps back down to the harbor. We sail                                    day 5: Ny-alesund–Blomstrand We pull into
                                                                                                                                                                              departure: July 7, 2010.                             from Barentsburg at 11:30 p.m. By night, we sail                                  port at Ny-Alesund—home to only a few dozen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   out of the Icefjord, then along the coast of Prins                                permanent residents—at 10 a.m. Enjoy a guided
                                                                                                                                                                              day 1: depart Oslo for Longyearbyen, Spitsber-       Karls Forland—the entire island is protected as                                   walk in town, with information about the history
                                                                                                                                                                              gen You’ll depart Oslo by air, bound—via             one of Norway’s national parks—passing the                                        of coal mining and exploration. Then there’s time
                                                                                                                                                                              Tromso—for Svalbard’s capital, Longyearbyen, on      16-mile-long Kongsfjord heading north.                                            for individual strolls, museum visits, and souvenir
                                                                                                                                                                              Spitsbergen; transfer to the Spitsbergen Hotel on                                                                                      shopping. At noon, we depart Ny-Alesund,
                                                                                                                                                                              arrival. Enjoy a welcome greeting at the hotel and   day 3: Magdalenefjord–raudfjord At night                                          crossing the Kongsfjord to Blomstrand, where we
                                                                                                                                                                              meet your fellow passengers before departing for     and in the early morning, we pass the “Seven                                      embark/disembark passengers joining Spitsber-
                                                                                                                                                                              dinner at Brasseri Nansen, in the Radisson BLU       Icebergs” before reaching Spitsbergen’s                                           gen Ultimate Trekking. In the afternoon, we
                                                                                                                                                                              Polar Hotel Spitsbergen, which serves up exotic      northwestern corner. We reach the Magdalenef-                                     continue to voyage southbound along Prins Karls
                                                                                                                                                                              fare such as reindeer, grouse, and seal—and          jord, first explored by William Barents in 1596, in                               Forland, eventually returning to the Icefjord.
                                                                                                                                                                              stunning views of Advent Valley and the Icefjord.    the morning. In the afternoon, we cruise farther
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   north, along the scenic northwestern coast of                                     day 6: Longyearbyen–departure for
                                                                                                                                                                              day 2: Longyearbyen–Barentsburg After free           Spitsbergen, and make landings at a variety of                                    Oslo Our Spitsbergen adventure complete, we
                                                                                                                                                                              time in the morning, we enjoy a 1 p.m. lunch back    interesting sites. We arrive in the Raudfjord in the                              cruise back into Longyearbyen at 2 a.m. Direct
                                                                                                                                                                              at the Radisson BLU Polar Hotel Spitsbergen. We      late evening; there, passengers joining Spitsber-                                 airport transfers will be provided for passengers
                                           Expeditions take passengers up close to giant ice walls                                                                            then take in some sightseeing in Longyearbyen—       gen Ultimate Trekking will disembark.                                             with early morning flights to Oslo. If you have a
                                                                                                                                                                              population 2,075—including a visit to the                                                                                              later departure or are spending additional nights
                                                                                                                                                                              Svalbard Museum and Gallery Svalbard. The tour       day 4: Woodfjord–Moffen Island Depending                                          in Spitsbergen, you may disembark later, by 8
                                                                                                                                                                              ends at the pier and we embark the MS Fram at        on the weather and ice conditions, we sail to the                                 a.m. You may then transfer from the harbor to
                                                                                                                                                                              5:00 p.m. to depart on our Arctic adventure.         region around the Woodfjord, Spitsbergen’s                                        the Radisson BLU Polar Hotel Spitsbergen to buy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   fourth-longest fjord. Later, in the Liefdefjord, you                              breakfast and store your luggage.
                                                                                                                                                                              We set sail for Barentsburg—a Russian coal           can see the astonishing leading edge of the
                                                                                                                                                                              mining outpost on Spitsbergen—at 6 p.m. Upon         Monaco glacier. Embark on a tender boat                                           *Itineraries subject to change due to weather
                                                                                                                                                                              arrival in Barentsburg at 9 p.m., enjoy individual   landing in the afternoon. If the ice conditions are                               and ice conditions and may differ from one
                                                                                                                                                                              sightseeing, a visit to the Pomor Museum, and        right, we’ll cross the 80th Parallel North and sail                               departure to another.
                                                                                                                                                                              leisure time on your own. The town’s 400-odd         up to Moffen Island. Come night, we begin to
                                                                                                                                                                              residents are nearly all Russian and Ukrainian.      cruise in a southerly direction.
                                                                                                                                                                              Take in the folklore show at the Culture House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   *USD Early booking rates valid for North, Central and South American residents only. Rates are per person, double occupancy, cruise only, capacity controlled
              Earless seals, graceful in the water, are cumbersome on land                           The Polar bear is the largest land carnivore.                            (tickets included in your rate) before descending    and subject to withdrawal without notice. Restrictions apply. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included and will be advised at the time of booking.

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svaLvard expLorer                                                                                                                                     NY-Alesund                             S VA L B A R D
A totally new and exciting coastal cruise, voyaging along the entire western coast of Spitsbergen aboard the luxurious                                  SPITSBERGEN
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MS Fram—from its southernmost extremes all the way up to the near-polar 80th Parallel North. In the course of an intense           FORLAND                          Skansbukta
week of exploration, experience the island’s spectacular natural environment, flora, and fauna. This is the voyage of choice
                                                                                                                                                                      Longyearbyen
for passengers who want to experience Norway’s sometimes fierce, near-polar Arctic regions firsthand.
                                                                                                                                                        Barentsburg

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The highly adaptive Arctic fox’s fur is deep and thick


                                                                                                                                from only $3,532*                                       day 4: at Sea (Bjornoya) Before lunch, we                                         day 7: Krossfjord–Ny-alesund We arrive in
                                                                                                                                departureS: June 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010.                   arrive at the southern tip of Bjornoya. The                                       the Krossfjord by night. After breakfast, enjoy a
                                                                                                                                                                                        famous cliff Stappen is home to hundreds of                                       possible Polarcirkel boat cruise, with a lecture, to
                                                                                                                                day 1: depart Oslo for Longyearbyen, Spitsber-          thousands of Brunnich’s guillemots, birds that                                    the Lilliehook glacier. We sail into the harbor at
                                                                                                                                gen You’ll depart Oslo by air, bound—via Tromso—        nest here during the high Arctic summer. Enjoy a                                  Ny-Alesund, the world’s northernmost settle-
                                                                                                                                for Longyearbyen, on Spitsbergen; transfer to           lecture about Svalbard’s birds. On our way north,                                 ment, at 4 p.m. Embark on a guided walk,
                                                                                                                                Radisson BLU Polar Hotel Spitsbergen upon arrival.      we are on the lookout for whales. The most                                        touching on the history of coal mining and Arctic
                                                                                                                                                                                        common species here are the Fin, Humpback,                                        exploration. After the tour, enjoy free time. At
                                                                                                                                day 2: Longyearbyen–Barentsburg Free time in            and Minke whale. The Fin whale is the largest of                                  6:30 p.m., we set sail again, southbound.
                                                                                                                                morning, followed by a welcome meeting and lunch        these, measuring up to 80 feet long.
                                                                                                                                at the Radisson BLU Polar Hotel Spitsbergen. After                                                                                        day 8: Forlandssund–Skansbukta In the
                                                                                                                                lunch, we sightsee in Longyearbyen, including a visit   day 5: Calypsobyen When you wake up, we                                           morning, we cruise the Forlandssund, with
                                                                                                                                to the Svalbard Museum. You embark the MS Fram          are in the Bellsund sound. We make a landing, on                                  lectures on the St. Jonsfjord and Poolepynten. By
                                                                                                                                at 5:30 p.m.; we sail for the Russian outpost of        either the Ahlstrands Peninsula or in Calyp-                                      3 p.m., we arrive at Skansbukta in the Billefjord.
                                                                                                                                Barentsburg at 6 p.m. Upon arrival at 8:30 p.m.,        sobyen. After lunch, we sail towards the beautiful                                We go ashore for a farewell dinner.
                                                                                                                                enjoy sightseeing and free time on your own. Take in    Varsolbukta. In the afternoon, we cruise north
                                                                                                                                a folklore show at the Culture House (tickets           towards the Magdalenefjord.                                                       day 9: Longyearbyen–departure for
                                     Polar bears outnumber the permanent residents of Spitsbergen
                                                                                                                                included) before descending the 263 steps back                                                                                            Oslo We cruise into Longyearbyen at 2 a.m.
                                                                                                                                down to the harbor. We sail from Barentsburg at 11      day 6: Magdalenefjord–Moffen Island We                                            Direct airport transfers are provided for passen-
                                                                                                                                p.m. By night, we sail out of the Icefjord, then head   arrive in the Magdalenefjord, a famous fjord at                                   gers with early morning flights to Oslo. Passen-
                                                                                                                                south along the western coast of Spitsbergen.           the northwestern corner of Spitsbergen, and                                       gers with later departures or additional nights in
                                                                                                                                                                                        make a landing on Gravneset, with its interesting                                 Spitsbergen may disembark by 8 a.m. Transfers
                                                                                                                                day 3: Gashama–Gnalodden We arrive at the               whaling history. During lunch, we depart towards                                  from the harbor to the Radisson BLU Polar Hotel
                                                                                                                                beautiful Hornsund fjord, where we make landings        Moffen Island and the ice edge, depending on                                      Spitsbergen to buy breakfast and store luggage.
                                                                                                                                at either Gashamna or Gnalodden before lunch.           ice conditions. If we’re successful, we celebrate
                                                                                                                                On board the ship, lectures will be given. After        as we cross the 80th Parallel North. We arrive on                                 *Itineraries subject to change due to weather
                                                                                                                                lunch, we enjoy the scenery of Brepollen, or cruise     Moffen in the afternoon; alternatively, we spend                                  and ice conditions and may differ from one
                                                                                                                                in the Hamburgerbukta. In the afternoon, we sail        time close to the ice edge, looking for wildlife.                                 departure to another.
                                                                                                                                south toward Bjornoya, or Bear Island.
                                                                                                                                                                                        *USD Early booking rates valid for North, Central and South American residents only. Rates are per person, double occupancy, cruise only, capacity controlled
                  Large colonies of puffins migrate to Spitsbergen                                  Spitsbergen’s wildflowers                                                           and subject to withdrawal without notice. Restrictions apply. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included and will be advised at the time of booking.

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home to seals, whales, walruses, and the “king” himself, the Polar bear. Led by an expedition leader and guides, you’ll go                                                        NY-Alesund                                          S VA L B A R D
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ashore once or twice a day by Zodiac tender to take in extreme Arctic sights such as the ice-choked Hinlopen Strait, the                                         PRINS
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glacier-covered island of Nordauslandet, and historical, near-polar settlements such as Barentsburg and Ny-Alesund.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In the intense spring and summer light, flowers abound on Spitsbergen


                                                                                                                                                      from only $5,081*                                                day 4: at sea (Woodfjord–Moffen Island–                                               day 7: Hornsund Reaching the very south of
                                                                                                                                                      departureS: June 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;              Hinlopen Strait) Reaching the Woodfjord, we                                           Spitsbergen, we sail northbound along the
                                                                                                                                                      Aug. 5, 12, 2010.                                                can see Nordauslandet (the second-largest                                             island’s western coast and into the beautiful fjord
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       island in the Svalbard archipelago) on the                                            of Hornsund, where we embark on yet more
                                                                                                                                                      day 1: depart Oslo for Longyearbyen,                             horizon. Crossing the 80th Parallel North, we sail                                    Zodiac landings.
                                                                                                                                                      Spitsbergen Depart Oslo by air, bound for                        by Moffen Island before heading farther east
                                                                                                                                                      Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen; transfer to the                     towards the Hinlopen Strait and more remote                                           day 8: Icefjord We return to the Icefjord in the
                                                                                                                                                      Spitsbergen Hotel upon arrival.                                  parts of Spitsbergen.                                                                 afternoon, making possible landings near the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Billefjord and Skansebukta. Come evening,
                                                                                                                                                      day 2: Longyearbyen–Barentsburg Free time                        day 5: Hinlopen Strait–Lomfjord/austfonna                                             celebrate your Svalbard adventure and reminisce
                                                                                                                                                      in morning, followed by lunch at the Spitsbergen                 Depending on ice and weather conditions, we                                           with the crew at the captain’s farewell party.
                                                                                                                                                      Hotel and sightseeing in Longyearbyen,                           sail south through the Hinlopen Strait, which is
                                                                                                                                                      including a visit to the Svalbard Museum. Embark                 lined by fjords on each side. We aim to visit the                                     day 9: Longyearbyen–departure for
                                                                                                                                                      the MV Polar Star at 3:30 p.m., sailing for                      astonishing “birds cliff” of Alkefjellet by the                                       Oslo We cruise into Longyearbyen at 2 a.m.,
                                                                                                                                                      Barentsburg at 4 p.m. Upon arrival in Barents-                   Lomfjord and to land by Zodiac launch for shore                                       with 2:15 a.m. airport transfers for passengers
                                                                                                                                                      burg, enjoy sightseeing and free time on your                    excursions at interesting sites, including, if                                        departing on early morning flights to Oslo. If you
                                                                                                                                                      own. Take in a folklore show at the Culture House                possible, Vibebukta near the Austfonna glacier.                                       have a later departure or are staying on in
                                                   Rivers of ice flowing into the ocean                                                               (tickets included) before returning to the ship.                                                                                                       Spitsbergen, you may disembark by 8 a.m. for a
                                                                                                                                                      We sail from Barentsburg at 9 p.m. By night, we                  day 6: Nordauslandet–Wahlenbergfjord–                                                 transfer from the harbor to the Spitsbergen Hotel
                                                                                                                                                      sail out of the Icefjord, northbound along the                   Murchinsonfjord–Sorkapp We have entered                                               for breakfast on your own and/or luggage
                                                                                                                                                      coast of Prins Karls Forland.                                    the realm of the Polar bear. A possible alternate                                     storage.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       route early in the season is north along the
                                                                                                                                                      day 3: Ny-alesund: We arrive at Ny-Alesund at                    Nordauslandet, via the Wahlenbergfjord or                                             *Itineraries subject to change due to weather
                                                                                                                                                      9 a.m. Depart on guided town walk, focusing on                   Murchinsonfjord, and then on in the direction of                                      and ice conditions and may differ from one
                                                                                                                                                      the history of coal mining and Arctic exploration,               Sjuoyane. Another possible routing later in the                                       departure to another.
                                                                                                                                                      followed by free time. We sail from Ny-Alesund                   season is via Sorport, toward Storfjord and
                                                                                                                                                      at 11:30 a.m., passing the “Seven Icebergs”                      Edjeoya—where we make Zodiac landings—and
                                                                                                                                                      before reaching Spitsbergen’s northwestern                       farther on around the Sorkapp, or South Cape.
                                                                                                                                                      corner. We arrive at the Magdalenefjord and
                                                                                                                                                      Smeerenburgfjord in the afternoon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           *USD Early booking rates valid for North, Central and South American residents only. Rates are per person, double occupancy, cruise only, capacity controlled
                    Polar bears are often seen playing together                           Longyearbyen’s colorful houses                                                                                                   and subject to withdrawal without notice. Restrictions apply. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included and will be advised at the time of booking.

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                                                                                                                                                      from only $5,726*                                               morning, we explore the northern Hinlopen Strait.                                    day 7: Hornsund In the morning, we voyage
                                                                                                                                                      departure: Aug. 19, 2010.                                       Our first stop will be at the former Swedish research                                into the fjords of the Hornsund area in southern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      station at Kinnvika, on Nordauslandet. In the                                        Spitsbergen. Home to towering mountains and
                                                                                                                                                      day 1: depart Oslo for Longyearbyen,                            afternoon, we sail north to the northernmost point in                                14 magnificent glaciers, this is regarded as one of
                                                                                                                                                      Spitsbergen Depart Oslo by air, bound for                       Europe, Rossoya. (To land there, we will need calm                                   Svalbard’s most spectacular areas. Possible
                                                                                                                                                      Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen; transfer to the                    weather and no drift ice.) We then journey east,                                     excursions include the Polish research station at
                                                                                                                                                      Spitsbergen Hotel upon arrival.                                 along the northern coast of Nordauslandet.                                           Isbjornhamna and the “bird mountain” of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sofiekammen.
                                                                                                                                                      day 2: Longyearbyen–Barentsburg Free time in                    day 5: Kvitoya We have reached the eastern
                                                                                                                                                      morning, followed by lunch at the Spitsbergen                   parts of Nordauslandet. Our plan is to reach                                         day 8: Icefjord Returning to the Icefjord, we
                                                                                                                                                      Hotel and sightseeing in Longyearbyen. Embark                   Kvitoya, easternmost island in Svalbard. The ice                                     can explore the old Dutch whaling stations at
                                                                                                                                                      the MV Polar Star at 3:30 p.m., sailing for Barents-            cap Kvitoyiokulen covers 98% of the island. We                                       Trygghamna, early coal mining works at Bohe-
                                                                                                                                                      burg at 4 p.m. Upon arrival in Barentsburg, enjoy               plan to land at Andreeneset, where the remains                                       manneset, and an old gypsum mine at Skanse-
                                                                                                                                                      sightseeing and free time. Take in a folklore show              of the Andree Expedition were found in 1930. In                                      bukta. Come afternoon, celebrate and reminisce
                                                                                                                                                      at the Cultural House (tickets included) before                 the afternoon, we head south for Edgeoya and                                         with the crew at the captain’s farewell party, as
                                                                                                                                                      returning to the ship. We sail from Barentsburg at 9            Barentsoya, the third- and fourth-largest islands                                    we set sail for Longyearbyen.
                                                                                                                                                      p.m. By night, we sail out of the Icefjord, north-              of Svalbard.
                                     Abundant summertime light in the Arctic climes of Spitsbergen                                                    bound along the coast of Prins Karls Forland.                                                                                                        day 9: Longyearbyen–departure for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      day 6: Barentsoya–edgeoya–South Cape As                                              Oslo We cruise into Longyearbyen at 2 a.m.,
                                                                                                                                                      day 3: Ny-alesund: We arrive at Ny-Alesund at 9                 we near Edgeoya and Barentsoya, we have                                              with 2:15 a.m. airport transfers for passengers
                                                                                                                                                      a.m. Depart on guided walk, focusing on coal                    several possibilities for landings around the                                        with early flights to Oslo. If you have a later
                                                                                                                                                      mining and Arctic exploration, followed by free time.           Freemansund, including the old trappers’ hut at                                      departure or are staying in Spitsbergen, you may
                                                                                                                                                      We sail from Ny-Alesund at 11:30 a.m., passing the              Sundneset on Barentsoya and at Kapp Lee on                                           disembark by 8 a.m. for a transfer to the
                                                                                                                                                      “Seven Icebergs” before reaching Spitsbergen’s                  Edgeoya. Later, we land at Diskobukta on                                             Spitsbergen Hotel for breakfast on your own
                                                                                                                                                      northwestern corner. We arrive at the Magdalenef-               Edgeoya for a walk up the rim of a narrow gully                                      and/or luggage storage.
                                                                                                                                                      jord and Smeerenburgfjord in the afternoon.                     occupied by thousands of kittiwakes—and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Polar foxes that prey on them. At night, we sail                                     * Itineraries subject to change due to weather
                                                                                                                                                      day 4: Hinlopen Strait–Nordauslandet By night,                  around the Sorkapp, or South Cape.                                                   and ice conditions and may differ from one
                                                                                                                                                      we sail east to the Hinlopen Strait and Nordaus-                                                                                                     departure to another.
                                                                                                                                                      landet, second-largest island in Svalbard, passing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         *USD rates valid for North, Central and South American residents only. Rates are per person, double occupancy, cruise only, capacity controlled and subject to
                       Reindeer now live in Spitsbergen, too                                         Off on an expedition!                            Moffen Island and the 80th Parallel North. In the                  withdrawal without notice. Restrictions apply. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included and will be advised at the time of booking.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  voyages antarctica




                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Antarctica is a land of truly awesome grandeur.

                        Antarctica always                                                                                                                                                                                      It is the highest, driest, coldest, and cleanest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               continent on Earth. Its surrounding oceans are

                        Offers a warm welcOme                                                                                                                                                                                  unimaginably rich in bird and marine life, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               its surreal and haunting landscapes are like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               nothing else on the planet.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                               From the southern tip of the South American continent, we journey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               past Cape Horn and across the infamous Drake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Passage, towards the vast expanse of Antarctica, and through ice-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               choked waters that are home to whales and Leopard seals.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                               spectacular landscapes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Enjoying the delights of vibrant Buenos Aires and lonely Ushuaia,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Argentina—the world’s southernmost city—as we embark on these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               unique voyages, we will cross the vast oceans at the bottom of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               world to lands that few have ever seen. We will follow Shackleton’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               route through the Falklands and South Georgia, visiting penguin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               colonies and abandoned whaling stations as we ply the krill-rich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               seas beyond the Antarctic Convergence. We will explore the spec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tacular landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula and its surrounding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               islands, journey through the breathtaking Lemaire Channel, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               take in the majestic solitary grace of the wandering albatross.




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    10-day antarctic                                                                                                                                                                                                         13-day weddell                                                   sea
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    discOvery                                                                                                                                                                                                                adventure
    Experience the wonder of the last unspoiled wilderness from the comfort and                                                                                                                                              Sail the Drake Passage and the Antarctic Sound to the Weddell Sea, visiting
    safety of the MS Fram. Sail the Drake Passage to the magnificent Antarctic                                                                                                                                               historical sites first viewed by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition of 1901–1904.
                                                                                                                                                                                           FALKLAND ISLANDS

    Peninsula. See abundant wildlife, research facilities, and historical sites. Marvel                                                                                                                                      Enjoy enriching lectures, exciting Polarcirkel boat landings, and once-in-a-                                                                                                     FALKLAND ISLANDS


    at mountains and icebergs. An unrivaled voyage of exploration and discovery!                                                                                                     Ushuaia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             lifetime sightseeing, all aboard our state-of-the-art explorer ship—MS Fram!
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                                                                                                                                                                    Wilhelmina Bay                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     James Ross Island
                                                                                                                                                                    Port Lockroy Neko Harbour                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Snow Hill Island
                                                                                                                                                                                     Lemaire Channel                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prince Gustav Channel
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                              Meet the locals in Antarctica: Gentoo penguins                                                                                                                                                                Paradise Bay in western Antarctica was named for its unique beauty


from only $5,452*                                     Heading for the Antarctic Peninsula proper, we’ll                                                day 9: drake passage Bow pointed north and                        from only $6,753*                                    Yankee Harbour, rife with seals and about 4,000                                     Antarctica—where Humpback and Killer whales,
departures: Jan 2 and 11, 2011.                       see Cuverville Island, with the largest known                                                    unforgettable images and experiences in your                      departure: Jan 20, 2011.                             breeding pairs of Gentoo penguins.                                                  Elephant seals, and all types of penguins are
                                                      colony of Gentoos in Antarctica; Neko Harbour,                                                   memory, you cross the 600-mile-plus Drake                                                                                                                                                                  common sights—and Petermann Island, favored
day 1: Buenos aires–ushuaia Depart Buenos             a favorite Minke whale feeding ground; Paradise                                                  Passage back to Ushuaia. During the 40 hours or                   day 1: Buenos aires–ushuaia Depart Buenos            Brown Bluff, a 2,450-foot-high cliff at the tip of                                  by the southernmost Gentoo colony as well as
Aires on your charter flight to the southernmost      Bay, named for its beauty and home to Gentoos                                                    so of sailing time, enjoy more lectures recapping                 Aires on your charter flight to the southernmost     the peninsula, draws Adelie and Gentoo                                              Blue-eyed shags (Imperial cormorants) and Adelie
city in the world, Ushuaia, for your 5 p.m.           and Chinstraps, as well as Argentine and Chilean                                                 your Antarctic experience.                                        city in the world, Ushuaia, for your 5 p.m.          penguins, Kelp gulls, and Weddell seals. Snow                                       penguins. Other highlights include Port
embarkation aboard the MS Fram. An informa-           bases; Lemaire Channel, considered one of the                                                                                                                      embarkation aboard the MS Fram. An informa-          Hill Island was used as a base by Nordenskiold in                                   Lockroy—where you can visit a museum run by
tive welcome meeting will be held. Evening            most beautiful passages in Antarctica—with                                                       day 10: ushuaia–Buenos aires Morning                              tive welcome meeting will be held. Evening           the winters of 1901-1903. James Ross Island,                                        the Antarctic Heritage Trust and mail postcards
departure for Antarctica.                             Humpback and Killer whales, Elephant seals, and                                                  disembarkation at Ushuaia after breakfast.                        departure for Antarctica.                            named by Nordenskiold after U.K. explorer Sir                                       stamped and canceled with rare Antarctic stamps
                                                      all types of penguins are common sights—and                                                      Transfer for flight to Buenos Aires.                                                                                   James Clark Ross, rises to 5,347 feet. Nearby                                       and franks—Wilhelmina Bay, scenic resting place
day 2: drake passage Just under two days will         Petermann Island, favored by the southernmost                                                                                                                      days 2–3: drake passage Just under two days          Vega Island has a rich trove of Cretaceous and                                      of Norwegian whaling ship Guvernoren, which ran
be spent crossing the Drake Passage. During the       Gentoo colony as well as Blue-eyed shags                                                                                                                           will be spent crossing the Drake Passage. During     Paleogene fossils. The first dinosaur discovered                                    aground and burned here in 1915; and the
crossing to the Antarctic Peninsula and South         (Imperial cormorants) and Adelie penguins.                                                                                                                         the crossing to the Antarctic Peninsula and South    in Antarctica was an armored ankylosaurian,                                         30-mile-long Antarctic Sound. Dubbed ‘Iceberg
Shetland Islands, enjoy onboard lectures about                                                                                                                                                                           Shetland Islands, enjoy onboard lectures about       discovered in 1986 on James Ross Island. The                                        Alley,’ the sound is a startling assortment of
Antarctica—its history, environment, and wildlife.    Other highlights include Port Lockroy—where                                                                                                                        Antarctica—its history, environment, and wildlife.   second was discovered on Vega Island in 1986.                                       floating ice, including mile-long tabular icebergs.
                                                      you can visit a museum run by the Antarctic                                                                                                                                                                             Trinity Peninsula is the extreme northeast
days 3–8: antarctica The “White Continent,”           Heritage Trust and mail postcards stamped and                                                                                                                      days 3–10: antarctica The “White Continent,”         portion of the Antarctic Peninsula, extending                                       days 11–12: drake passage Bow pointed
more than half the size of North America, is an       canceled with rare Antarctic stamps and                                                                                                                            more than half the size of North America, is an      northeastward for about 80 miles. The Prince                                        north and unforgettable images and experiences
endless wilderness.                                   franks—Wilhelmina Bay, scenic resting place of                                                                                                                     endless wilderness. On this trip, we will try to     Gustav Channel was named in 1903 for Crown                                          in your memory, you cross the 600-mile-plus
                                                      Norwegian whaling ship Guvernoren, which ran                                                                                                                       reach as far into the Weddell Sea as we can,         Prince Gustav of Sweden by Nordenskiold.                                            Drake Passage back to Ushuaia. During the 40
Weather, wind, and ice conditions will determine      aground and burned here in 1915; the 30-mile-                                                                                                                      retracing the steps of the 1901–1904 Swedish                                                                                             hours or so of sailing time, enjoy more lectures
the program and schedule but highlights should        long Antarctic Sound—dubbed ‘Iceberg Alley,’                                                                                                                       Antarctic Expedition led by Otto Nordenskiold.       We will also see Cuverville Island, with the largest                                recapping your Antarctic experience.
include: Deception Island—a flooded volcanic          it’s a startling assortment of floating ice,                                                                                                                       Weather, wind, and ice conditions will determine     known colony of Gentoos in Antarctica; Neko
caldera in the South Shetland Islands that’s home     including mile-long tabular icebergs—and Brown                                                                                                                     the program and schedule but highlights should       Harbour, a favorite Minke whale feeding ground;                                     day 13: ushuaia–Buenos aires Morning
to Whaler’s Bay, an abandoned whaling station         Bluff, a 2,450-foot-high cliff at the tip of the                                                                                                                   include: Deception Island—a flooded volcanic         Paradise Bay, named for its beauty and home to                                      disembarkation at Ushuaia after breakfast.
and former U.K. base—Half Moon Island, where          peninsula that draws Adelie and Gentoo                                                                                                                             caldera in the South Shetland Islands that’s         Gentoos and Chinstraps, as well as Argentine and                                    Transfer for flight to Buenos Aires.
the cliffs house Chinstrap penguins, Antarctic        penguins, Kelp gulls, and Weddell seals. Depart                                                                                                                    home to Whaler’s Bay, an abandoned whaling           Chilean bases; Lemaire Channel, considered one
terns, Kelp gulls, and other birds; and Yankee        Antarctica in the afternoon of Day 8.                                                                                                                              station and former U.K. base—Half Moon Island,       of the most beautiful passages in
Harbour, rife with seals and about 4,000                                                                                                                                                                                 where the cliffs house Chinstrap penguins,
                                                      *USD Air/Land/Sea Rates valid for North, Central and South American residents only. Early Booking Rates are per person double occupancy, include air and                                                                *USD Air/Land/Sea Rates valid for North, Central and South American residents only. Early Booking Rates are per person double occupancy, include air and
breeding pairs of Gentoo penguins.                    hotel as noted, capacity controlled and subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included and will be advised at the time of   Antarctic terns, Kelp gulls, and other birds; and    hotel as noted, capacity controlled and subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included and will be advised at the time of
                                                      booking.                                                                                                                                                                                                                booking.

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    A special expedition to a rarely visited area of the Antarctic Peninsula. We will                                                                                                                                       A fantastic opportunity to take an up-close look at the mighty and frozen, but
    attempt to pass the Antarctic Circle and ply farther south into historical,                                                                                                         FALKLAND ISLANDS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            hardly barren, landscapes of Antarctica, as well as the beautiful fjords of Chile.
    pristine Marguerite Bay, off-limits to most other ships. Enjoy enriching lectures,                                                                                                                                      The rich fauna of the southern Pacific Ocean add life and drama to surreal and                                                                                                            FALKLAND ISLANDS
                                                                                                                                                                                  Ushuaia
    Polarcirkel boat landings, and untouched scenery—all aboard the MS Fram.                                                                                                                                                beautiful landscapes. Join us for an intimate, genuine encounter with nature!                                                                                  Punta Arenas
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                                                                                                                                                                                             Half Moon Island
                                                                                                                                                                                            Deception Island

                                                                                                                                                                                      Trinity Peninsula
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                                                                                                                                                                  Cuverville Island        ANTARCTIC PENINSULA                                                                                                                                                                                                            Deception Island
                                                                                                                                                                 Wilhelmina Bay
                                                                                                                                                                 Port Lockroy Neko Harbour
                                                                                                                                                                                  Lemaire Channel                                                                                                                                                                                           Cuverville Island        ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
                                                                                                                                                                                 Petermann Island                                                                                                                                                                                          Wilhelmina Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Port Lockroy Neko Harbour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lemaire Channel
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                    Encounter the penguin denizens of Antarctica’s islands and bays                                                                                                                                                                    Whales are a fairly common sight in Antarctica


from only $6,753*                                    There are several bases in Marguerite Bay, both                                                 franks—Wilhelmina Bay, scenic resting place of                     from only $5,452*                                       Lemaire Channel, considered one of the most                                                     rich region. The magnificent Chilean fjords and
departures: Feb 1 and Feb. 13, 2011.                 new and old. We also plan to visit some of the                                                  Norwegian whaling ship Guvernoren, which ran                       departures: Nov 19, Dec 3, 2010.                        beautiful passages in Antarctica—where Humpback                                                 their mighty glaciers are unvisited by all but a few
                                                     following places, among others: Deception                                                       aground and burned here in 1915; the 30-mile-                                                                              and Killer whales, Elephant seals, and all types of                                             expedition vessels. Safety and weather will
day 1: Buenos aires-ushuaia Depart Buenos            Island—a flooded volcanic caldera in the South                                                  long Antarctic Sound—dubbed ‘Iceberg Alley,’                       day 1: Buenos aires-ushuaia Depart Buenos               penguins are common sights—and Petermann                                                        determine the final program and schedule but
Aires on your charter flight to the southernmost     Shetland Islands that’s home to Whaler’s Bay, an                                                it’s a startling assortment of floating ice,                       Aires on your charter flight to the southernmost        Island, favored by the southernmost Gentoo colony                                               highlights should include: Diego Ramirez, an
city in the world, Ushuaia, for your 5 p.m.          abandoned whaling station and former U.K.                                                       including mile-long tabular icebergs—and Brown                     city in the world, Ushuaia, for your 5 p.m.             as well as Blue-eyed shags (Imperial cormorants) and                                            important nesting site for Black-browed
embarkation aboard the MS Fram. An informa-          base—Half Moon Island, where the cliffs house                                                   Bluff, a 2,450-foot-high cliff at the tip of the                   embarkation aboard the MS Fram. An informa-             Adelie penguins. Other highlights include Port                                                  Albatross, Shy Albatross, and other seabirds;
tive welcome meeting will be held. Evening           Chinstrap penguins, Antarctic terns, Kelp                                                       peninsula that draws Adelie and Gentoo                             tive welcome meeting will be held. Evening              Lockroy—where you can visit a museum run by the                                                 Cape Horn, the desolate, southernmost point in
departure for Antarctica.                            gulls,and other birds; and Yankee Harbour, rife                                                 penguins, Kelp gulls, and Weddell seals. Depart                    departure for Antarctica.                               Antarctic Heritage Trust and mail postcards stamped                                             mainland South America, where—weather
                                                     with seals and about 4,000 breeding pairs of                                                    Antarctica in the afternoon of Day 11.                                                                                     and canceled with rare Antarctic stamps and                                                     permitting—we will attempt the sometimes
day 2: drake passage Just under two days will        Gentoo penguins. Heading for the Antarctic                                                                                                                         day 2: drake passage Just under two days will           franks—Wilhelmina Bay, scenic resting place of                                                  hazardous landing; and Puerto Williams, a
be spent crossing the Drake Passage. During the      Peninsula proper, we’ll see Cuverville Island, with                                             day 12: drake passage Bow pointed north                            be spent crossing the Drake Passage. During the         Norwegian whaling ship Guvernoren, which ran                                                    picturesque island town of 2,400. The Beagle
crossing to the Antarctic Peninsula and South        the largest known colony of Gentoos in Antarc-                                                  and unforgettable images and experiences in                        crossing to the Antarctic Peninsula and South           aground and burned here in 1915; the 30-mile-long                                               Channel was named for the HMS Beagle, the
Shetland Islands, enjoy onboard lectures about       tica; Neko Harbour, a favorite Minke whale                                                      your memory, you cross the 600-mile-plus Drake                     Shetland Islands, enjoy onboard lectures about          Antarctic Sound—dubbed ‘Iceberg Alley,’ it’s a                                                  ship that carried 19th century British biologist
Antarctica — its history, environment, and           feeding ground; Paradise Bay, named for its                                                     Passage back to Ushuaia. During the 40 hours or                    Antarctica — its history, environment, and wildlife.    startling assortment of floating ice—and Brown Bluff,                                           Charles Darwin. The 347-mile-long Magellan
wildlife.                                            beauty and home to Gentoos and Chinstraps, as                                                   so of sailing time, enjoy more lectures recapping                                                                          a 2,450-foot cliff that draws Adelie and Gentoo                                                 Strait is of permanent significance for navigation
                                                     well as Argentine and Chilean bases; Lemaire                                                    your Antarctic experience.                                         days 3–8: antarctica The “White Continent,”             penguins, Kelp gulls, and Weddell seals.                                                        between the oceans. In the strait, we’ll find
days 3–11: antarctica The “White Continent,”         Channel, considered one of the most beautiful                                                                                                                      more than half the size of North America, is an                                                                                                         Magdalena Island, a nature reserve and
more than half the size of North America, is an      passages in Antarctica—where Humpback and                                                       day 13: ushuaia-Buenos aires Morning                               endless wilderness.                                     day 9: drake passage Bow pointed north and                                                      Magellanic penguin breeding site. You’ll also call
endless wilderness.                                  Killer whales, Elephant seals, and all types of                                                 disembarkation at Ushuaia after breakfast.                                                                                 unforgettable images and experiences in your                                                    at Punta Arenas, a charming and historical center
                                                     penguins are common sights—and Petermann                                                        Transfer for flight to Buenos Aires.                               Weather, wind, and ice conditions will determine the    memory, you cross the 500-mile-plus Drake                                                       of trade, seafaring and culture.
Weather, wind, and ice conditions will determine     Island, favored by the southernmost Gentoo                                                                                                                         program and schedule but highlights should include      Passage back to Ushuaia. During the 40 hours or
the program and schedule. On this special trip,      colony as well as Blue-eyed shags (Imperial                                                                                                                        Deception Island, a flooded volcanic caldera in the     so of sailing time, enjoy more lectures recapping                                               day 15: ushuaia-Buenos aires Morning
we plan to cross the Antarctic Circle at 66°33’      cormorants) and Adelie penguins. Other                                                                                                                             South Shetland Islands that’s home to Whaler’s Bay,     your Antarctic experience.                                                                      disembarkation at Ushuaia after breakfast.
south and on travel to Marguerite Bay. Rarely        highlights include Port Lockroy—where you can                                                                                                                      an abandoned whaling station and former U.K. base.                                                                                                      Transfer for flight to Buenos Aires.
visited even by Antarctic standards, the bay is      visit a museum run by the Antarctic Heritage                                                                                                                       Heading for the Antarctic Peninsula proper, we’ll see   days 10–14: tierra del Fuego Arriving back at
dotted with ice-covered islands and surrounded       Trust and mail postcards stamped and canceled                                                                                                                      Cuverville Island, with the largest known colony of     South America’s southernmost point, you begin
by pristine mountains. It is also home to the only   with rare Antarctic stamps and                                                                                                                                     Gentoos in Antarctica; Neko Harbour, a favorite         a four-day exploration of this rarely visited but
known breeding colony of Emperor penguins on                                                                                                                                                                            Minke whale feeding ground; Paradise Bay, named
                                                     *USD Air/Land/Sea Rates valid for North, Central and South American residents only. Early Booking Rates are per person double occupancy, include air and                                                                   *USD Air/Land/Sea Rates valid for North, Central and South American residents only. Early Booking Rates are per person double occupancy, include air and
the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula.         hotel as noted, capacity controlled and subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included and will be advised at the time of   for its beauty and home to Gentoos and Chinstraps;      hotel as noted, capacity controlled and subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included and will be advised at the time of
                                                     booking.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   booking.

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                                                                                                                                                                                         Buenos Aires




17-day shackletOn’s                                                                                                                                             CHILE
                                                                                                                                                                                  ARGENTINA




christmas in antarctica
Enjoy a unique winter holiday voyage of exploration and discovery, sailing Hurtigruten’s state-of-the-art, luxurious
MS Fram to the southernmost reaches of the globe. Christmas carols, Norwegian glogg (mulled wine), Santa Claus, New                                                                            FALKLAND ISLANDS


Year’s Eve cocktails, and other seasonal fare add a holiday twist to a unique, unrivaled year’s-end tour of the diverse
                                                                                                                                                                                         Ushuaia
wildlife, extreme weather, and striking scenery of the South Atlantic islands and the “White Continent”—Antarctica.
                                                                                                                                                                          CAPE HORN

                                                                                                                                                                                 DRAKE PASSAGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                         SOUTH




                                                                                                                                       Photo: Natasha Hanson
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ORKNEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       SOUTH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       GEORGIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Half Moon Island
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Deception Island

                                                                                                                                                                                             Trinity Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                                         Cuverville Island        ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
                                                                                                                                                                        Wilhelmina Bay
                                                                                                                                                                        Port Lockroy Neko Harbour
                                                                                                                                                                                         Lemaire Channel
                                                                                                                                                                                        Petermann Island




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Take in South Atlantic sights from the deck of MS Fram


                                                                                                                                                               from only $8,161*                                                 enjoy our continuing lecture series. South                                          more than half the size of North America, is an
                                                                                                                                                               departure: Dec 17, 2010.                                          Georgia’s rich history of exploration, whaling,                                     endless wilderness. Weather, wind, and ice conditions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and conflict lends a powerful backdrop to its                                       will determine the program and schedule but
                                                                                                                                                               day 1: Buenos aires-ushuaia Depart Buenos                         rugged scenery and bustling wildlife.                                               highlights should include Deception Island—a
                                                                                                                                                               Aires on your charter flight to the southernmost                                                                                                      flooded volcanic caldera in the South Shetland
                                                                                                                                                               city in the world, Ushuaia, for your 5 p.m.                       days 7–8: south Georgia A unique position                                           Islands—Half Moon Island, where the cliffs house
                                                                                                                                                               embarkation aboard the MS Fram. An informa-                       inside the Antarctic ecosystem, yet outside the                                     Chinstrap penguins, Antarctic terns, Kelp gulls, other
                                                                                                                                                               tive welcome meeting will be held. Evening                        limit of the yearly sea ice, makes gorgeous South                                   birds; Paradise Bay, named for its beauty and home
                                                                                                                                                               departure for Antarctica.                                         Georgia home to tens of millions of breeding                                        to Gentoos and Chinstraps; and Petermann Island,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 penguins, seals, and seabirds. We plan to cruise                                    favored by the southernmost Gentoo colony as well
                                                                                                                                                               day 2: at sea Enjoy onboard lectures as we                        through the mountainous Drygalski Fjord and                                         as Blue-eyed shags (Imperial cormorants) and Adelie
                                                                                                                                                               head across open sea bound for the Falklands/                     Fortuna Bay—where Elephant and Fur seals,                                           penguins. Other highlights include Port Lockroy—
                                                                                                                                                               Malvinas, some 300 miles east of Argentina and                    albatrosses, and King penguins can be seen—to                                       where you can visit a museum run by the Antarctic
                                                                                                                                                               994 miles from Antarctica. We will begin our                      the abandoned whaling stations Stromness and                                        Heritage Trust and mail postcards with rare Antarctic
                                                                                                                                                               lecture series with a focus on the dramatic                       Grytviken, where we find the whaling museum                                         stamps—and Lemaire Channel, considered one of
                                                                                                                                                               history and diverse wildlife of the islands.                      and Norwegian seaman’s church.                                                      the most beautiful passages in Antarctica, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Humpback and Killer whales, Elephant seals and all
                                      South Georgia is home to tens of millions of breeding penguin pairs                                                      days 3–4: Falkland Islands/Islas                                  day 9: at sea As we sail toward the South                                           types of penguins are common sights.
                                                                                                                                                               Malvinas This unique sub-Antarctic environ-                       Orkney Islands in the Scotia Sea, learn more
                                                                                                                                                               ment is home to more than 70 animal and bird                      about the ‘Deep South’ with our lecture series on                                   days 15–16: drake passage Bow pointed
                                                                                                                                                               species. After a day’s sailing, we reach the                      history, environment, and wildlife.                                                 north and unforgettable images in your memory,
                                                                                                                                                               westernmost outposts in the Falklands/Malvinas;                                                                                                       you cross the 600-mile-plus Drake Passage back
                                                                                                                                                               some remote farms have been family-owned for                      day 10: south Orkneys The deserted South                                            to Ushuaia. During 40 hours or so of sailing,
                                                                                                                                                               six or seven generations. A visit to a homestead                  Orkney Islands have since served as a base for                                      enjoy lectures recapping your experiences.
                                                                                                                                                               often includes cakes and tea. Capital city Stanley                sealing and scientific expeditions. We will cruise
                                                                                                                                                               is easy to discover in one day on foot; the                       by the Washington Strait and Coronation Island                                      day 17: ushuaia-Buenos aires Morning
                                                                                                                                                               museum, post office (featuring first-day covers),                 before setting course for Antarctica.                                               disembarkation at Ushuaia after breakfast. Transfer
                                                                                                                                                               shops selling locally made wool items, and lively                                                                                                     for flight to Buenos Aires.
                                                                                                                                                               pubs are all centered on the port.                                days 11–15: antarctica: The “White Continent,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 *USD Air/Land/Sea Rates valid for North, Central and South American residents only. Early Booking Rates are per person double occupancy, include air and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 hotel as noted, capacity controlled and subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included and will be advised at the time of
     Seals make their homes on the shores of Antarctica and the South Atlantic islands                      Polarcirkel boat landing                           days 5–6: at sea          En route to South Georgia,              booking.

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                                                                                                                                                                    Buenos Aires




19-day                                                                                                                                     CHILE
                                                                                                                                                             ARGENTINA




shackletOn’s antarctica 2010
Ply the southern oceans in the wakes of the great explorers of yesteryear, bound for Antarctica, the Falkland Islands/Las
Malvinas, and South Georgia. Highlights en route include lectures on history, biology, and geology, and Polarcirkel boat                                                              FALKLAND
                                                                                                                                                                                      ISLANDS
landings for close-up looks at penguin colonies, research facilities, and historical sites. Mighty glaciers calving into the sea,
                                                                                                                                                                    Ushuaia
thousands of excited penguins, pods of Humpback and Killer whales—all can be part of the richest vacation of your life!
                                                                                                                                                     CAPE HORN
                                                                                                                                                                                  SCOTIA
                                                                                                                                                            DRAKE PASSAGE          SEA




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo: Jerzy Strzelecki
                                                                                                                                                                                    SOUTH
                                                                                                                                                                                    ORKNEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                  SOUTH
                                                                                                                                                                                                  GEORGIA
                                                                                                                                                                               Half Moon Island
                                                                                                                                                                              Deception Island

                                                                                                                                                                        Trinity Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                    Cuverville Island        ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
                                                                                                                                                   Wilhelmina Bay
                                                                                                                                                   Port Lockroy Neko Harbour
                                                                                                                                                                    Lemaire Channel
                                                                                                                                                                   Petermann Island




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A Weddell seal at Neko Harbour


                                                                                                                                          from only $6,033*                                                 station, dating from 1913. The next day, we will                                    Harbour, a favorite Minke whale feeding ground;
                                                                                                                                          departure: Nov 1, 2010.                                           attempt to visit the old Norwegian whaling station at                               Paradise Bay, home to Gentoos and Chinstraps;
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stromsnes and Fortuna Bay. Then we will sail south                                  Lemaire Channel, considered one of the most
                                                                                                                                          day 1: Buenos aires Explore independently in                      and conclude our visit by sailing into the beautiful                                beautiful passages in Antarctica; and Petermann
                                                                                                                                          the morning and afternoon. Embark the MS Fram                     Drygalski Fjord, with its majestic cliffs. We hope to                               Island, favored by the southernmost Gentoo colony
                                                                                                                                          at 5pm for an evening departure. An informative                   spot albatross, Cape petrel, Southern Giant petrel,                                 as well as Blue-eyed shags (Imperial cormorants) and
                                                                                                                                          welcome meeting will be held.                                     Antarctic Whale bird, King penguin, Fur seal, and                                   Adelie penguins. Other highlights include Port
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Elephant seal. Whalers introduced reindeer to South                                 Lockroy—where you can visit a museum run by the
                                                                                                                                          days 2–4: at sea Enjoy onboard lectures as we                     Georgia; today, just two herds remain.                                              Antarctic Heritage Trust and mail postcards stamped
                                                                                                                                          head across open sea bound for the Falklands/                                                                                                         and canceled with rare Antarctic stamps and
                                                                                                                                          Malvinas, some 300 miles east of Argentina and                    day 11: at sea As we sail toward the South                                          franks—Wilhelmina Bay, scenic resting place of
                                                                                                                                          994 miles from Antarctica. We will begin our                      Orkney Islands in the Scotia Sea, learn more                                        Norwegian whaling ship Guvernoren; the 30-mile-
                                                                                                                                          lecture series with a focus on the dramatic                       about the ‘Deep South’ with our lecture series on                                   long Antarctic Sound—dubbed ‘Iceberg Alley’—and
                                                                                                                                          history and diverse wildlife of the islands.                      history, environment, and wildlife.                                                 Brown Bluff, a 2,450-foot-high cliff that draws Adelie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and Gentoo penguins, Kelp gulls, and Weddell seals.
                                                                                                                                          days 5–6: Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas This                    days 12–13: south Orkneys-scotia sea The                                            Ending our exploration of Antarctica, we set course
                                                                                                                                          unique sub-Antarctic archipelago is home to more                  deserted South Orkney Islands have since served                                     for Ushuaia, Argentina.
                             The Lemaire Channel is considered one of Antarctica’s most beautiful waterways                               than 70 animal and bird species, including five                   as a base for sealing and scientific expeditions.
                                                                                                                                          different species of penguin. There are also about                We will cruise by the Washington Strait and                                         days 17–18: drake passage Bow pointed
                                                                                                                                          347 wild plant species in the area. Visit New Island              Coronation Island before setting course towards                                     north and unforgettable images and experiences
                                                                                                                                          and West Point Island with their fascinating                      Elephant Island and Antarctica.                                                     in your memory, you cross the 500-mile-plus
                                                                                                                                          landscapes and wildlife. We continue to Stanley,                                                                                                      Drake Passage back to Ushuaia. During the 40
                                                                                                                                          the islands’ capital. Take an optional shore                      days 14–17: antarctica The ‘White Continent,’                                       hours or so of sailing time, enjoy more lectures
                                                                                                                                          excursion or explore on your own.                                 more than half the size of North America, is an                                     recapping your experiences.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            endless wilderness. Weather, wind, and ice conditions
                                                                                                                                          days 7–8: at sea En route to beautiful,                           will determine the program and schedule but                                         day 19: ushuaia-Buenos aires Morning
                                                                                                                                          historical South Georgia—ringed by ice-covered                    highlights should include Deception Island, a flooded                               disembarkation at Ushuaia after breakfast.
                                                                                                                                          mountains and cool emerald green bays—enjoy                       volcanic caldera; Cuverville Island, with the largest                               Transfer for flight to Buenos Aires.
                                                                                                                                          our fascinating lecture series.                                   known colony of Gentoos in Antarctica; Neko
                                                                                                                                                                                                            *USD Air/Land/Sea Rates valid for North, Central and South American residents only. Early Booking Rates are per person double occupancy, include air and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            hotel as noted, capacity controlled and subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included and will be advised at the time of
                        Penguins surfing along at Paradise Bay                                                Stanley, Falkland Islands   days 9–10: south Georgia Visit Grytviken whaling                  booking.

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                                                                                                                                                                   Buenos Aires


                                                                                                                                                            ARGENTINA



19-day                                                                                                                                    CHILE




shackletOn’s antarctica 2011
Ply the southern oceans in the wakes of the great explorers of yesteryear, bound for Antarctica, the Falkland Islands/Las
                                                                                                                                                                                     FALKLAND
Malvinas, and South Georgia, in the 2011 edition of this intriguing voyage. Highlights include lectures on history, biology,                                                         ISLANDS



and geology, and Polarcirkel landings for close-up looks at penguin colonies, research facilities, and historical sites.                                           Ushuaia


Glaciers calving into the sea, thousands of penguins, pods of whales—all can be part of the richest vacation of your life!                          CAPE HORN
                                                                                                                                                                                 SCOTIA
                                                                                                                                                           DRAKE PASSAGE          SEA
                                                                                                                                                                                   SOUTH
                                                                                                                                                                                   ORKNEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                 SOUTH
                                                                                                                                                                                                 GEORGIA
                                                                                                                                                                              Half Moon Island
                                                                                                                                                                             Deception Island

                                                                                                                                                                       Trinity Peninsula
                                                                                                                                                   Cuverville Island        ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
                                                                                                                                                  Wilhelmina Bay
                                                                                                                                                  Port Lockroy Neko Harbour
                                                                                                                                                                   Lemaire Channel
                                                                                                                                                                  Petermann Island




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Gentoo penguins in the South Shetland Islands


                                                                                                                                         from only $6,033*                                                 Trust and mail postcards stamped and canceled with                                  days 12–13: at sea Enjoy onboard lectures as
                                                                                                                                         departure: Feb 25, 2011.                                          rare Antarctic stamps and franks—Wilhelmina Bay,                                    we head across open sea bound for the Falk-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           scenic resting place of Norwegian whaling ship                                      lands/Malvinas, some 300 miles east of Argen-
                                                                                                                                         day 1: Buenos aires-ushuaia Depart Buenos                         Guvernoren; the 30-mile-long Antarctic Sound—                                       tina and 994 miles from Antarctica. We will begin
                                                                                                                                         Aires on your charter flight to the southernmost                  dubbed ‘Iceberg Alley’—and Brown Bluff, a                                           our lecture series with a focus on the dramatic
                                                                                                                                         city in the world, Ushuaia, for your 5 p.m.                       2,450-foot-high cliff that draws Adelie and Gentoo                                  history and diverse wildlife of the islands.
                                                                                                                                         embarkation aboard the MS Fram. An informa-                       penguins, Kelp gulls, and Weddell seals.
                                                                                                                                         tive welcome meeting will be held. Evening                                                                                                            days 14–15: Falkland Islands/Islas
                                                                                                                                         departure for Antarctica.                                         days 7–8: south Orkneys-scotia sea We will                                          Malvinas This unique sub-Antarctic archipelago
                                                                                                                                                                                                           spend a day sailing toward the deserted South                                       is home to more than 70 animal and bird species,
                                                                                                                                         day 2: drake passage Just under two days will                     Orkney Islands, which have served as a base for                                     including five different species of penguin. There
                                                                                                                                         be spent crossing the Drake Passage. During the                   sealing and scientific expeditions. We will cruise                                  are also about 347 wild plant species in the area.
                                                                                                                                         crossing to the Antarctic Peninsula and South                     by the Washington Strait and Coronation Island                                      Visit New Island and West Point Island with their
                                                                                                                                         Shetland Islands, enjoy on-board lectures about                   before setting course for South Georgia.                                            fascinating landscapes and wildlife. We continue
                                                                                                                                         history, environment, and wildlife.                                                                                                                   to Stanley, the islands’ capital.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           day 9: at sea Enjoy fascinating onboard
                                                                                                                                         days 3–6: antarctica The ‘White Continent,’ more                  presentations about our destination, including                                      days 16–18: at sea Bow pointed north and
                                      MS Fram offers state-of-the-art, safe sailing in icy Antarctic waters                              than half the size of North America, is an endless                wildlife, whaling, and past expeditions.                                            unforgettable images and experiences in your
                                                                                                                                         wilderness. Weather, wind, and ice conditions will                                                                                                    memory, we set sail for Buenos Aires. Enjoy more
                                                                                                                                         determine the program and schedule but highlights                 days 10–11: south Georgia Visit Grytviken                                           lectures recapping your experiences.
                                                                                                                                         should include Deception Island, a flooded volcanic               whaling station, dating from 1913. The next day, we
                                                                                                                                         caldera; Cuverville Island, with the largest known                will attempt to visit the old Norwegian whaling                                     day 19: Buenos aires You can actually feel the
                                                                                                                                         colony of Gentoos in Antarctica; Neko Harbour, a                  station at Stromsnes and Fortuna Bay. Then we will                                  lively rhythms of the tango as we approach the
                                                                                                                                         favorite Minke whale feeding ground; Paradise Bay,                sail south and conclude our visit by sailing into the                               Argentine capital. We are scheduled to arrive
                                                                                                                                         home to Gentoos and Chinstraps; Lemaire Channel,                  beautiful Drygalski Fjord, with its majestic cliffs. We                             around noon and here our voyage ends.
                                                                                                                                         considered one of the most beautiful passages in                  hope to spot albatross, Cape petrel, Southern Giant
                                                                                                                                         Antarctica; and Petermann Island, favored by the                  petrel, Antarctic Whale bird, King penguin, Fur seal,
                                                                                                                                         southernmost Gentoo colony as well as Blue-eyed                   and Elephant seal. Whalers introduced reindeer to
                                                                                                                                         shags (Imperial cormorants) and Adelie penguins.                  South Georgia; today, just two herds remain.
                                                                                                                                         Other highlights include Port Lockroy—where you                   *USD Air/Land/Sea Rates valid for North, Central and South American residents only. Early Booking Rates are per person double occupancy, include air and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           hotel as noted, capacity controlled and subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Cruise fuel surcharge is not included and will be advised at the time of
           Spy the fluke of a Humpback whale on your South Atlantic adventure                                 Port Lockroy, Antarctica   can visit a museum run by the Antarctic Heritage                  booking.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photo: Julio Sedano Acosta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sHore eXCursions & eXplorations antarctica




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Enhance your sense of culture, discovery, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          adventure by adding our optional shore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          excursions and/or pre- and post-voyage Explo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          rations in Argentina, Chile, and Peru to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Antarctic vacation program. Attend a tango
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          show in Buenos Aires. Climb the Andes to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ancient Machu Picchu. Be inspired by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          spectacular Iguazu Falls. Our optional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          excursions take your sense of Antarctic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          adventure to new heights.

Blaze your own trail with optional
shOre excursiOns &
explOratiOns




              Sacred Incan site Machu Picchu
                                                           Photo: JCezar Perelles




                                                                                                                                           Photo: JCezar Perelles




  Stunning mountain scenery surrounds Ushuaia, Argentina                            Iguazu Falls, the largest waterfall in South America                            Buenos Aires, the sophisticated Paris of South America                                         Megallanic Steamer ducks, Falkland Islands
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city tOur BuenOs aires                           tangO shOw with dinner                          argentina´s wines                                   ushuaia escOndidO lake                                                             visit the end Of the wOrld                                                        visit the end Of the wOrld
guided sightseeing tour by motorcoach of         (BuenOs aires)                                  argentina has recently become world-                a true trek in the mountains of tierra del                                         (pre-cruise)                                                                      (pOst-cruise)
Buenos aires’ most important sights, such        spending the night visiting one of the many     famous for its wines—so why not experi-             fuego province. During this tour, you’ll see                                       Begin your trip with a city tour of ushuaia,                                      ushuaia—capital of tierra del fuego and
as the trendy barrios, or neighborhoods, of      tango shows the city offers is a must when      ence them for yourself? on this wine-tasting        the olivia river, five Brothers mountains,                                         capital of tierra del fuego territory and                                         southernmost city in the world. enjoy a
palermo, with its designer boutiques and         visiting Buenos aires. “el viejo almacen” is    excursion, we’ll sample some of the country’s       mount olivia, velo de la novia fall, and the                                       southernmost city in the world. observe old                                       5-mile trek to the emerald lagoon; located
cafes, and recoleta, whose famed cemetery        a combination restaurant and tango show         most important vintages at a lovely house in        Carbajal valley. We’ll drive 37 miles north of                                     houses built for ushuaia‘s founding families,                                     1,500 ft above sea level, it‘s known for its
houses the mausoleum of eva peron. other         venue. located on a colorful and authentic      Buenos aires. During this tasting, a sommelier,     ushuaia along national route 3 to beautiful                                        the old provincial legislature building, and                                      striking emerald-green color. the next day,
highlights include 9 of July Boulevard and       street, every night its doors open inviting     or wine expert, will introduce argentina’s          lake escondido, at the foot of the garib-                                          the prison museum. the next day, enjoy a                                          enjoy a city tour of ushuaia. observe old
the obelisk; may square, home to City Hall,      you to enjoy the city’s best show performed     most important wine regions, such as                aldi pass. start on your own nature trek to                                        tour of pristine gable island, in the middle                                      houses built for ushuaia‘s founding settler
the metropolitan Cathedral and the federal       by prominent interpreters of the tango’s        Cafayate and mendoza, its classic wines,            encounter the quiet beauty of this scenic                                          of Beagle Channel. spot penguins en route                                         families, the old provincial legislature
pink palace; and ”old town” areas such           excitement.                                     including the renowned torrontes whites;            destination up close and personal.                                                 to gable, where we‘ll find traces of both                                         building, and the prison museum. post-
as the popular, cobblestone streets of san                                                       and how argentinian wines are produced.                                                                                                pre-Columbian and european settlement.                                            cruise only.
telmo and the colorful wooden houses of la                                                       an introduction to joys and secrets of wine                                                                                            pre-cruise only.
Boca.                                               price: $96      duration: 4 hours          and wine-making.                                       price: $53          duration: 4 hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             price: $632 per person double occupancy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         price: $754 per person double occupancy                                            duration: 2 days/1 night
   price: $42      duration: 3½ hours                                                             price: $90      duration: 3 hours                                                                                                  duration: 2 days/1 night




tigre delta                                      fiesta gaucha                                   tierra del fuegO natiOnal park                      machu picchu & cuscO (peru)                                                        iguazu falls
enjoy a drive through the northern resi-         estancia santa susana (46 miles)                (ushuaia)                                           this exploration takes in the best peru has to                                     (argentina-Brazil BOrder)
dential areas of Buenos aires, with beauti-      a visit to an historical estancia, or ranch,    located only 7 miles from ushuaia, the              offer. start out in lima, the peruvian capital,                                    travel to argentina’s northeast corner, near
ful views of mansions and yachts, to the         in the district of Campana, close to los        tierra del fuego national park is unique            a thoroughly modern city with historical                                           Brazil, to see the thundering iguazu falls!
charming town of tigre, on the parana            Cardales in Buenos aires province. Highlights   for having in its protected area, mountains         touches. next, head skyward to the ancient                                         these are the largest waterfalls in south
Delta. the delta—with its rivers, streams,       will include a guided visit to the spanish-     and access to the sea. enjoy ensenada Bay,          seat of the incan empire, Cusco. tour                                              america, with a flow capacity equivalent to
and numerous islands—is one of the region’s      colonial-style ranch’s authentic museum and     a great spot for photos of Channel waters           colonial-era attractions and pre-Columbian                                         three niagara falls. iguazu, which means
most popular natural attractions for visitors.   a horseback ride through the argentinian        and isla redonda. Do some walking around            archeological sites before heading by rail                                         “great Waters” in the guarani language of
as part of the excursion, enjoy a one-hour       countryside to view the beautiful scenery.      laguna negra, lake roca, and mirador                and motor coach even higher into the                                               local native american tribes, is one of the
boat ride along the innumerable channels         enjoy a BBQ lunch, a folklore show with music   lapataia and on the bay shore we‘ll have the        andes, bound for mystical, mysterious                                              most breathtaking natural attractions in all of
of the delta, to see some of the hundreds        and dancing, and some regional “gaucho,”        chance to see steamer ducks, clovers and            machu picchu. pre-cruise only.                                                     latin america. pre- or post-cruise.
of islands covered with luxuriant vegetation.    or cowboy, games such as the “carrera de        Cauquenes.
Drive back to Buenos aires via the pan-          sortija,” where two teams gallop at full tilt
american Highway.                                under a wooden arch and try to pass a pin          price: $69      duration: 4 hours                 price: $2,450 per person double occupancy                                         price: $1,012 per person double occupancy
                                                 through a small ring hanging from an arch.                                                             duration: 5 days/4 nights                                                         duration: 4 days/3 nights

   price: $61      duration: 4 hours
                                                    price: $161      duration: 7 hours
                                                                                                                                                   Additional excursions and pricing available at www.hurtigruten.us. Hurtigruten ASA reserves the right to change or cancel excursions—also at late notice—due to weather conditions, number of participants or a cancellation of the supplier.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ContaCt your travel agent or Call 800-323-7436 for more information. www.hurtigruten.us                                                                       47
                                                                                                                                                                          Photo: Nina Helland
welcome ABoArd



                                                                                                                                                                                                           Our ships are distinguished by traditional touches


                                                                                                                                                                                                With a fleet of intimate and comfortable ships,
                                                                                                                                                                                                we offer voyages that will exceed your expecta-
                                                                                                                                                                                                tions. Large, comfortable lounges and ample
                                                                                                                                                                                                deck space afford unequaled views as you glide
                                                                                                                                                                                                silently and slowly through some of the world’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                most beautiful and untouched scenery.



                                                                                                                                                                                                There’s no requirement to dress up for dinner, and open seating
                                                                                                                                                                                                for the buffet breakfast and lunch creates a relaxed atmosphere.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Menus are planned around fresh, seasonal ingredients and take
                                                                                                                                                                                                advantage of local produce to satisfy hearty appetites sharpened
                                                                                                                                                                                                by the clean sea air. The set dinner at your reserved table is an
                                                                                                                                                                                                occasion to exchange your experiences of the day with fellow
                                                                                                                                                                                                passengers. Afterwards, you can enjoy fresh coffee in any of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                lounges, or perhaps something stronger at one of the bars.


                                                                                                                                                                                                A multilingual tour manager is on board to assist with shore
 When the weather is fine you can relax on deck                                                                                                                                                 excursions, provide information on the highlights of the day, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                generally ensure that your Hurtigruten vacation will be the trip of a
                                                                                                   Photo: Ragnar Hartvig
                                                                                                                                                                                                lifetime. Additionally, our reception desk is open 24 hours a day.


                                                                                                                                                                                                YoUr Home oN THe wATer
                                                                                                                                                                                                Choose from a wide range of comfortable cabins that vary in size
                                                                                                                                                                                                and position, sometimes within the same grade. As a general rule,
                                                                                                                                                                                                however, outside accommodations on higher decks feature picture
                                                                                                                                                                                                windows while those on lower decks have portholes.


       Deckside Jacuzzi on the MS Fram            We are looking forward to welcoming you aboard                           Enjoy the company of like-minded adventurers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WELCOME ABOARD     49
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo: Peder Songedal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FOOD



                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A journey on Hurtigruten offers fantastic
Taste cuisine made only from                                                                                                                                                                                             stimuli for more than just your sense of sight.


fresHesT ANd fiNesT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Your taste buds, too, can also anticipate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         rewarding days along the coast, as you join us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for a culinary voyage savoring the best

locAl prodUce                                                                                                                                                                                                            ingredients the shores we sail have to offer.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Norway’s food traditions have much in common with the scenery of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         our coastline: cleanliness, distinctiveness, and variety. The ways in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         which we at Hurtigruten prepare our on-board dishes are inspired
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         by these local Norwegian traditions. Ingredients are sourced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         locally, en route, whenever possible, so we tailor meals in accor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         dance with waters we sail and lands we pass. And to ensure the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         freshest ingredients at all times, menus change with the seasons.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                         from TrAdiTioNAl To moderN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Food on board is prepared by experienced Norwegian chefs. We
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         aim to offer you a range of cuisine as impressive as the skill with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         which it is cooked—from richly traditional to completely modern.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         To accompany each meal, you can choose from our comprehensive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         menu of red and white wines, beer, aquavit, and mineral water. We
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         promise you that a trip with Hurtigruten is a magnificent experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         not simply for your eyes—but your palate, too. Your table awaits…




The largest crab in the world—the Kamchatka, or Red King, crab




   Enjoy traditional flavors and exquisite Norwegian dishes      Menus are planned around fresh, seasonal ingredients   The meals we serve are made from the freshest and finest local produce                                         Our talented chefs offer an array of dishes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FOOD      51
                                                                                                                                                              CABins AnD AMEnitiEs



                                                                                                                     Aboard Hurtigruten, you’re equipped with
                                                                                                                     everything you’ll need to feel right at home.
                                                                                                                     Whether practical or luxurious, our outside
                                                                                                                     and inside cabins are available in various
                                                                                                                     categories and are decorated in many
                                                                                                                     different styles of furnishings.


                                                                                                                     On-board accommodations vary, sometimes within the same
                                                                                                                     category, in size and location. As a general rule, outside cabins on
                                                                                                                     higher decks offer picture windows, while those on lower decks
                                                                                                                     have portholes. A choice of suites on select ships lets you reserve
                                                                                                                     accommodations with balconies or bay windows—and some suites
                                                                                                                     even boast bathtubs and Jacuzzis. Cabins aboard the MS Fram, the
                                                                                                                     latest addition to the Hurtigruten fleet, set a whole new standard of
                                                                                                                     excellence in at-sea accommodations. What’s more—whatever the
                                                                                                                     ship—Hurtigruten’s crew attend to every need, so you can focus on
                                                                                                                     enjoying your expedition.


                                                                                                                     sUiTes–miNisUiTes
                                                                                                                     Suites are cabins in the categories MX, MG, M, Q, and QJ. Located
                                                                                                                     on Decks 5–8, suites vary in size—from approximately 194 sq. ft. to
                                                                                                                     484 sq. ft.—furnishings, and location. However, they all feature full-

Your home on the water—                                                                                              size bed with bedding (some QJ suites have 2 beds); shower, toilet,
                                                                                                                     hair dryer, and towels; and TV, minibar, and comfortable furniture.


cABiNs ANd AmeNiTies                                                                                                 sTANdArd cABiNs
                                                                                                                     Our standard cabins (categories U, N, H, and I) differ mostly in
                                                                                                                     location and size, which can also vary within the categories. All
                                                                                                                     standard cabins feature modern, comfortable furnishings, as well as
                                                                                                                     bedding, shower, toilet, hair dryer, and towels. Double cabins offer
                                                                                                                     a bed and sofa bed. 3- and 4-bed cabins have bunk beds.
                                                                                                                     speciAl cABiNs
                                                                                                                     Hurtigruten ships are equipped with large, physically challenged-
     MS Fram features roomy, stylish suites                                                                          accessible cabins measuring approximately 172 sq. ft. to 215 sq. ft.
                                                                                                                     They feature a shower, toilet, bedding, and towels, and are usually
                                                                                                                     located on the same deck as reception. All ships have a wheelchair-
                                                                                                                     friendly gangway. Your travel agency will be happy to provide
                                                                                                                     further details.




         The lounge of MV Polar Star          A comfortable cabin aboard MS Fram   A triple cabin on MV Polar Star
                                                                                                                                                                  CABins AnD AMEnitiEs     53
MS fraM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mv polar Star
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DECk 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DECk 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DECk 6                                                                                                   DECk 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DECk 5                                                                                                   DECk 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DECk 4                                                                                                   DECk 4

MS Fram is named after explorer Fridtjof                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DECk 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DECk 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DECk 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Built as an icebreaker for the Swedish navy
Nansen´s most famous polar ship. She is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DECk 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in 1969, MV Polar Star started sailing under
the newest, most luxurious vessel in our                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the name Njord. In 2001, she underwent a
fleet and is specially designed for cruising                Deck 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Deck 6                                                                                                        complete conversion into an Arctic expedi-
Arctic and Antarctic waters. The technical                                                                                                                                                                                                                OBSERVATION DECK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tion cruise ship. She can take no more than




                                                                                                                                                                                       LOCKER ROOMS SHOWER
                                                                                                                                                                        SAUNA SAUNA
standard is state-of-the-art and she handles                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   105 passengers, with only 47 exterior cabins
icy conditions with no problem. MS Fram                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        on board. Her restaurant and the panoramic




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WC
has 128 stylish and comfortable cabins,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lounge are fantastic. All cabins are outside
which feature two lower berths or a twin-size                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cabins and have their own bathrooms, closets,
bed, and several well-appointed suites. The                 Deck 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             writing desks, and chairs. MV Polar Star is
panoramic lounges and wide deck spaces                                                                                                                             JACUZZI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PASSENGER BRIDGE                                                                                                                                                                                              also equipped with a lecture hall, a small
                                                                                                                             SUN DECK
give every guest the opportunity to enjoy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gym, a library, and a bar.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LIFT




                                                                                                                                                          SHOWER




                                                                                                                                                                                                                WC
a fantastic view on this masterpiece of an                                                                                                                                                                                                LIFT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             BAR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  QILAK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           OBSERVATION LOUNGE
                                                                                                                                                                                       FITNESS
Arctic/Antarctic cruise ship.                                                                                                SUN DECK
                                                                                                                                                                                       ROOM                               WC                                                                                                                                     Deck 5
                                                                                                                                                                   JACUZZI




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OBSERVATION LOUNGE




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LIBRARY
                                                            Deck 6




                                                                                                                                                                                                             M2-629

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       M2-627

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                M2-625
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-623
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-621
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-619
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-617



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-609
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-607
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-603
                                                                                                          M2-653

                                                                                                                   M2-649




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-611
                                                                                                                            U2-643
                                                                                                                            U2-641
                                                                                                                            U2-639




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-615




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MG-601
                                                                                  MG-638 MG-659 MG-657




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     I4-605




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I2-613
                                                                                                          I2-655
                                                                                                          I2-651
                                                                                                          I4-647
                                                                                                          I4-645



                                                                                                                                        I4-637




                                                                                                                                                                             I4-635
                                                                                                                                                                             I4-633
                                                                                                                                                                             I4-631
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LIFT
                                                                  BALCONY




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     I4-602
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LIFT
                                                                                                             I2-640
                                                                                                         M2-636

                                                                                                                   M2-634




                                                                                                                                                                                                             M2-626

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       M2-624

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                M2-622
                                                                                                                            U2-632
                                                                                                                            U2-630
                                                                                                                            U2-628




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-620
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-618
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-616
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-614
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-612
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-610
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-608
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-606
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         U2-604
                                                            Deck 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Deck 4
                                                                                                   M2-539

                                                                                                              M2-535


                                                                                                                       U2-531
                                                                                                                       U2-529
                                                                                                                       U2-527
                                                                                                                       U2-533




                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PROMENADE DECK
                                                                            MG-532 MG-543 MG-541




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    QJ-501




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Q2-515
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      QJ-513


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     QJ-509
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Q2-507
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Q2-505
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         QJ-503
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Q2-511
                                                                                                         I4-537
                                                             BALCONY




                                                                                                                                                                    I4-525
                                                                                                                                                                    I4-523
                                                                                                                                                                    I4-521
                                                                                                                                                                    I4-519
                                                                                                                                                                    I4-517




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             LIFT




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FITNESSROOM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     OBSERVATION TERRACES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             LIFT


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Q2-518
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      QJ-516
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Q2-514
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     QJ-512
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Q2-510
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Q2-508
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         QJ-506
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  QJ-504

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Q2-502
                                                                                                   M2-530

                                                                                                              M2-528




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BAR/LOUNGE
                                                                                                                       U2-526
                                                                                                                       U2-524
                                                                                                                       U2-522
                                                                                                                       U2-520




                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PROMENADE DECK




                                                            Deck 4
 Shipyard:                     Fincantieri, (I)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             BUFFET                            BISTRO                     FRAMHEIM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SHOP                                                                    LECTURE HALL
 Year of construction:         2007
                                                            BALCONY




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LIFT            EXPEDITION/
 Gross tonnage:                12,700                                                                                                                                                                                                     LIFT            FRONT DESK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Shipyard:                   Spitsbergen Travel/
                                                                                                         IMAQ RESTAURANT                                                                                                                                                                             POLHØGDA

 Passengers:                   318                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CONF. LECTURE HALL                                                 Deck 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   INTERNET




                                                                                                                                                                                      WC                       WC                 NUNAMI LOBBY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ROOM                                                                                                                                                                                                          Karlsen Shipping
                                                                                                                                                     ARCADE                                                                                                                                   COLIN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ARCHER
 Beds:                         318                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Year of construction:       1969/2001




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HOSPITAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     DRYING                      RECEPTION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ROOM
 Overall length:               374 ft                       Deck 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gross tonnage:              3,500




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   SHOP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         GANGWAY




 Beam:                         66 ft                                                                                                                                                                           LAUNDRY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Passengers:                 105
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        N2-329
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        N2-327
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        N2-325
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        N2-323
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        N2-321
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        N2-319
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        N2-317
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        N2-315
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        N2-313

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        N2-309
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        N2-307
                                                                                                                                          N2-341
                                                                                                                                          N2-339
                                                                                                                                          N2-337
                                                                                                                                          N2-335
                                                                                                                                          N2-333

                                                                                                                                                                               N2-331




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        N2-311




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               HALL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      N4-305
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    N4-303
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    N2-301




 Service speed:                13 knots                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Beds:                       100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LIFT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I2-340




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I4-324
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I4-320
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I4-316
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I4-312
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I4-308




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             RESTAURANT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LIFT                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Overall length:             284 ft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  N4-302




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ENTRANCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                N4-304




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beam:                       70 ft
                                                                                                                                                          Q2-350




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    N2-338
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    N2-336
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    N2-334
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    N2-332
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               N2-330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               N2-328
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               N2-326
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               N2-322
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         N2-318
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         N2-314
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         N2-310
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         N2-306
                                                                                                                                                 N2-354
                                                                                                                                                 N2-352



                                                                                                                                                                        N2-348
                                                                                                                                                                                              H2-346
                                                                                                                                                                                                             N2-344
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      H2-342




   MG        Grand suite           U        Outside cabin                                                                                                                                                                        HALL


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Service speed:              11 knots
    M        Suite                 N        Outside cabin   Deck 2

    Q        Mini suite            H        Outside cabin                                                                                                                                                                      WARD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W2        Suite             r2        Outside cabin
   QJ        Mini suite              I      Inside cabin*                                                                                                                                                                                          LIFT
                                                                                                                                                                              CAR DECK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   LIFT                                                                                                                                                                                                                           t2        Mini suite        o2        Outside cabin
 * Cabins 342 and 346 are for disabled use. Subject to
   change.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       TENDER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LOBBY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     E2        Superior




                          Deck 5, 6                                                                                             Panoramic lounge                                                                                                                                                                                           Lounge                                      Cabin category R2                                                   Library on Deck 5                             Lounge
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9-dAY kiNgdom of THe polAr BeAr*
                                                                                                                                                                              when accompanied by a covered adult family member             Jun 10, 17, 24,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Single supplement: 75%‡                    $5,403                 $5,548                $6,508                 $7,403                 $8,565
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Jul 1, 8, 2010

                                                                                                                                                                            For more information on Travel Select or to enroll in a        Jul 15, 22, 29,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Single supplement: 75%‡                      5,726                 5,871                  6,831                  7,726                 8,887
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Aug 5, 12, 19†, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                            plan, visit www.travelexinsurance or call 1-800-228-9792.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        *Ask about convenient air packages from the US to Longyearbyen via Oslo.
                                                                                                                                                                            Please reference location number 32-0180. Certain           †
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Itinerary varies slightly for Aug 19 departure. See Itinerary 2 on pages 30–31. ‡Triple accommodations on request.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        USD rates valid for North, Central and South American residents only. Rates are per person double occupancy, capacity controlled and subject to withdrawal without notice.
                                                                                                                                                                            conditions, exclusions and limitations apply.               Restrictions apply. Cruise fuel surcharge is additional and will be advised at time of booking.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ANTArcTicA
                                                                          MS Fram                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Inside                                      Outside                                                                          Suites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2010
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                                                                             Inside                                      Outside                                                                          Suites                         Jan 2 and 11, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Roundtrip from Ushuaia.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $6,476                 $7,475                $7,475                 $7,966                 $8,762                $9,524               $10,591   $11,658
                              2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Single supplement: 75%
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        13-dAY weddell seA AdveNTUre
8-dAY glAciers & iceBergs of greeNlANd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Roundtrip from Ushuaia.
       Jul 29                   Including roundtrip air                                                                                                                                                                                     Jan 20, 2011                                                               8,102                 9,524                  9,524                10,236                 11,336                12,454               13,978     15,503
                                                                             $5,703                 $6,155                $6,155                 $6,494                 $7,058                $7,623               $8,187   $8,752                                       Single supplement: 75%
    Aug 5 and 12             Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        13-dAY polAr circle QUesT
11-dAY greeNlANd’s remoTe & wild coAsT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Roundtrip from Ushuaia.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Feb 1 and 13, 2011                                                            8,102                 9,524                  9,524                10,236                 11,336                12,454               13,978    15,503
       Sept 13                           Cruise only                           7,097                 7,742                  7,742                  8,226                  9,032                 9,839              10,645   11,452                                       Single supplement: 75%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        15-dAY cHileAN fJords & ANTArcTicA
12-dAY peAks, rUiNs & eric THe red
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nov 19,                    Roundtrip from Ushuaia.
                                Including one-way air                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7,746                 8,949                  8,949                 9,558                 10,507                11,438               12,725    14,029
        Sept 2                                                                 5,403                 6,113                  6,113                  6,645                  7,532                 8,419               9,306   10,194          Dec 3, 2010*                 Single supplement: 50%
                             Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        17-dAY sHAckleToN’s cHrisTmAs iN ANTArcTicA
14-dAY TAle of Two ice lANds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Roundtrip from Ushuaia.
                                 Including one-way air                                                                                                                                                                                      Dec 17, 2010                                                               9,863                11,760                11,760                 12,708                 14,182                15,655               17,687    19,720
        Jul 16                                                                 6,726                 7,565                  7,565                 8,194                   9,242               10,290               11,339   12,387                                       Single supplement: 75%
                             Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        19-dAY sHAckleToN’s ANTArcTicA 2010
14-dAY iN THe wAke of THe vikiNgs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ushuaia to Buenos Aires.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nov 1, 2010                                                                7,311                 8,514                  8,514                  9,123                10,072                11,003               12,290    13,594
       Sept 26                           Cruise only                           6,323                 7,226                  7,226                  7,903                  9,032               10,161               11,290   12,149                                       Single supplement: 50%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        19-dAY sHAckleToN’s ANTArcTicA 2011
15-dAY voYAge To THe iNUiT NorTH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ushuaia to Buenos Aires.
                                Including roundtrip air                                                                                                                                                                                     Feb 25, 2011                                                               7,311                 8,514                  8,514                  9,123                10,072                11,003               12,290    13,594
       Aug 19                                                                10,535                 11,439                11,439                 12,116                 13,245                14,374               15,503   16,632                                       Single supplement: 50%
                             Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Discount per person for 3 or 4 passengers in stateroom (cruise-only portion): 15%
Discount per person for 3 or 4 passengers in stateroom (cruise-only portion): 15%. Child Discount (cruise-only portion): 25%.                                                                                                           Child Discount (cruise-only portion): 25%
All prices are per person, double occupancy. USD cruise-only rates are valid for North American, Central American, and South American residents only. Prices are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.                        All prices are per person, double occupancy. USD cruise-only rates are valid for North American, Central American, and South American residents only. Prices are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
Cruise fuel surcharge is additional and will be advised at time of booking.                                                                                                                                                             Cruise fuel surcharge is additional and will be advised at time of booking. *Single supplement for Dec 3, 2010 is 75%.

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General Information &                                                                                                                      the most common questions prospective
                                                                                                                                           passengers have about Hurtigruten’s one-of-a-

TrAvel Tips                                                                                                                                kind voyages in Greenland, Spitsbergen, and
                                                                                                                                           Antarctica—from voltages, cabin sizes, and
                                                                                                                                           dress codes on board to typical weather
                                                                                                                                           conditions, flora and fauna, and local
                                                                                                                                           currencies on shore. For additional information
                                                                                                                                           and updates on your upcoming Hurtigruten
                                                                                                                                           vacation of a lifetime, visit us online at
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         Antarctica                             Greenland                           Spitsbergen                                                                 Spitsbergen
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General information &
TrAvel Tips
reservation and Deposit                                          adapter and converter are required. should you suffer          Is the on-board voltage 110 or 220?                           What should I know about polar bears and                        Can you accommodate special dietary                            What are the cabins like?
to confirm your reservation, a $300-per-person deposit           from seasickness, don’t forget your remedies. And last         the Ms Fram has an electrical supply of 220 volts. An         safety?                                                         requirements?                                                  Cabins are comfortable and cozy, with private bathrooms
is required when booking a 7-day or shorter vacation.            but not least, binoculars and a camera are a must! (A          adapter and converter are required. Electrical outlets on     it is quite something to see a polar bear in its natural        We do our best to meet special dietary needs. special          with hair dryers. Each is fitted with air conditioning,
When booking an 8-day or longer vacation, a deposit of           limited supply of film is sold on board.)                      board ship are recessed and have round prongs.                habitat. polar bears normally do not attack humans, but         meal requests should be made well before departure.            heating, and a smoke alarm. All cabins have two lower
$600-per-person is required. Deposit is required within                                                                                                                                       they can be extremely dangerous. Our tour guides have                                                                          berths with private facilities. there are a variety of elegant
                                                                 travel Insurance                                               Can you accommodate special dietary                                                                                           What documents are required?
24 hours of booking. Booking information must include                                                                                                                                         rifles and also carry safety equipment, such as signal                                                                         suites and junior suites, which are very high in demand
                                                                 We strongly encourage passengers to purchase travel            requirements?                                                                                                                 A current passport is required for u.s. and Canadian
passenger’s full name, nationality, date of birth, and                                                                                                                                        pistols, for the unlikely necessity of scaring away bears.                                                                     and should be booked well in advance.
                                                                 insurance. see page 56 for more information.                   We do our best to meet special dietary needs. special                                                                         citizens to enter norway. A visa is not necessary.
gender. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
                                                                                                                                meal requests should be made well before departure.           What will the climate be like?                                                                                                 are there cabins for physically-challenged

                                                                 Greenland
Checks, money orders, American Express, visa, and                                                                                                                                                                                                             What inoculations do I need?
                                                                                                                                                                                              the average temperature is around 41 degrees Fahren-                                                                           passengers?
MasterCard are accepted.                                                                                                        What documents are required?                                                                                                  inoculations are not necessary for travelers to spitsbergen.
                                                                                                                                                                                              heit, with daylight around the clock. there is normally very                                                                   the ship has two cabins for physically-challenged guests.
                                                                                                                                A valid passport is required for u.s. and Canadian citizens
air transportation                                                                                                                                                                            little rain, but fog and low clouds can occur, especially       What currency is accepted on board?
                                                                                                                                to enter iceland and greenland. A visa is not necessary.                                                                                                                                     How about transfers and luggage handling?
travel is in Economy Class via iAtA carriers, according to       What should I know about Greenland?                                                                                          early in the season. Chilly winds are common, and early in      Mv Polar Star accepts visa, and MasterCard. the gift shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             transfers and luggage handling are included. Our meet-
the route of the published itinerary. All airfares are subject   greenland is the largest island in the world, with 85          What inoculations do I need?                                  the season there is snow in northern spitsbergen.               on board also accepts u.s. dollars and norwegian kroner.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and-greet personnel carry signs saying: “Ms Fram.”
to change without notice. sAs, Finnair, icelandair, or other     percent of its area covered with ice. since there are no       inoculations are not necessary for travelers to greenland
                                                                                                                                                                                              Will I experience the Midnight Sun?                             Ms Fram accepts American Express, visa, and MasterCard.
iAtA carriers are responsible only for the air travel portion    roads connecting towns and villages, snow scooters, dog        and iceland.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We will also accept usD, EuRO, gBp and nOk in cash.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Is the on-board voltage 110 or 220?
                                                                                                                                                                                              yes, as long as the weather is clear, the Midnight sun can
of the program in accordance with the terms and condi-           sleds, airplanes, and ships are utilized to get around.                                                                                                                                                                                                     the ships and hotels in santiago and Buenos Aires, have
tions of the airline ticket.                                     greenland is part of Denmark, but with the introduc-
                                                                                                                                What currency is accepted on land?                            be seen in spitsbergen from late April to August.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              are there any special savings?                                 an electrical supply of 220 volts/50 hertz and one 110-volt
                                                                                                                                greenland’s unit of currency is the Danish krone. visa, and
                                                                 tion of home Rule in 1979, the island has moved towards                                                                      How demanding is the tour?                                      Members of AARp enjoy a discount of $100 per cabin.            socket for razors. An adapter and converter are required.
Group Bookings                                                                                                                  MasterCard are accepted in major stores and restaurants.
                                                                 relative independence based on parliamentary democ-                                                                          Most of the landings (about two per day) are by Zodiac or       Be sure to regularly check our website for special offers.
group bookings are welcome. special booking condi-
                                                                 racy. the 56,000 people living in greenland are predomi-
                                                                                                                                iceland’s unit of currency is the icelandic krone. Major                                                                                                                                     What types of meals are served on board?
                                                                                                                                                                                              polarcirkel boats, and the terrain on shore may be fairly
tions apply. please inquire with our reservations depart-                                                                       credit cards are accepted in stores and restaurants.                                                                          are there any helpful travel guides I can read                 At breakfast and lunch, a buffet of norwegian and local
                                                                 nantly inuit. today, fishing is the all-dominating trade and                                                                 rugged, so you should be reasonably sure-footed. Other
ment for further details.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     before my trip?                                                specialties is served. Dinner is a three-course meal, with
                                                                 accounts for 95 percent of total exports, but in outlying      What currency is accepted on board?                           than the landings, the tour does not make any special
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Most travel guide books on norway have a                       choice of fish, meat, or vegetarian main course. Wines
What are the ships like?                                         areas, seal and whale catches are of great importance.         American Express, visa, and MasterCard. Also, when            physical demands on the participants.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              section regarding spitsbergen. you’ll also find a              are available at lunch and dinner. We do our best to meet
the Mv Polar Star, built in 1969, is the first former ice-       For centuries, the inuit philosophy has been to live at one    boarding you will receive a Cruise Card, which you can use
                                                                 with nature.
                                                                                                                                                                                              are there tour guides on board?                                 list of suggested reading material on our website.             special dietary requirements. All requests for special
breaker to be fully converted for expedition cruising,                                                                          as form of payment, until settling your account at the end

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Antarctica
                                                                                                                                                                                              We consider it a priority to have well-qualified tour leaders                                                                  meals should be requested well in advance of departure.
and therefore ranks highly among Arctic expedition                                                                              of your cruise.
                                                                 What are the flora and fauna like?                                                                                           and guides on board who coordinate every aspect of the
cruise ships. the ship has a comfortable restaurant, large
                                                                 greenland‘s waters are home to a number of different
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             What documents are required?
lounge, lecture room, a library, and a bar. there are no
                                                                                                                                What is the tipping policy?                                   tour and share their knowledge of svabard and Arctic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             u.s. citizens traveling on leisure or business are allowed
                                                                 species of whales—including the Blue, Fin, humpback,           On our greenland programs a nOk 50 (approx. $9) per           conditions during shore excursions and on-board lectures.
elevators on the ship.
                                                                 Minke, and killer whales—as well as numerous seals.                                                                                                                                          What should I know about the environment?                      to enter Chile and Argentina without a visa for 90 days.
                                                                                                                                day gratuity is recommended but is solely at the discre-
Ms Fram was built in Fincantieri, italy in 2007 and is owned     there are over 50 species of birds, including the Arctic
                                                                                                                                                                                              Is there a doctor on board?                                     human traffic in Antarctica is strictly regulated by the       however, airport fees and taxes will apply. in Chile, at the
                                                                                                                                tion of the guest.
by hurtigruten. Ms Fram is specifically designed for                                                                                                                                          there is a doctor on board, as well as access to a rescue       international Association of Antarctica tour Opera-            immigration booth, a one-time entrance fee of us$131 must
                                                                 tern, Black guillemot, Brunnich’s guillemot, and raven, as
expedition voyaging. she operates in spitsbergen and             well as four protected species of birds of prey. in western    How do I reach the U.S. on board?                             helicopter or ship in case of an emergency or serious           tors (iAAtO), which prohibits more than 100 people             be paid in cash in u.s. currency. in Argentina, an exit tax of
greenland in the summer and Antarctica in the winter.                                                                           the ship has an internet café.                                illness.                                                        from being ashore simultaneously. passengers will be           us$20 must be paid in cash. Fees are subject to change.
                                                                 greenland you’ll find reindeer and musk ox. there are
Ms Fram has multiple large public areas to enjoy during          no forests in greenland but there are approximately 500                                                                                                                                      instructed on how to comply with iAAtO guidelines.
                                                                                                                                are there any special savings?                                What are the cabins like?                                                                                                      What inoculations do I need?
sea crossings and in between land excursions. the ship           different species of plants, including five kinds of orchid.   Members of AARp enjoy a discount of $150 per cabin.           On board the Mv Polar Star, all cabins are outside with         What will the climate be like?                                 Check with your local health authorities regarding recom-
has a beautiful dining room, a large observation lounge,                                                                                                                                      window or porthole. Most double cabins have two lower           the average low/high Fahrenheit temperature in Buenos          mended vaccinations for travel to Chile and Argentina.
lecture halls, a library and fitness room.
                                                                 What will the climate be like?                                 Is there any helpful travel literature I can read             berths. two suites and four junior suites with queen-size       Aires is 60/81; ushuaia, 40/56; and Antarctica, 22/39.
                                                                 the average temperature in the summer is approximately         before my trip?                                                                                                                                                                              What currency is accepted?
Both ships have a fleet of Zodiacs and polarcirkel boats                                                                                                                                      berths are also available.
                                                                 46 degrees Fahrenheit, with daylight around the clock.         Lonely planet: Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands                                                                       How demanding is the tour?                                     American Express, visa, and MasterCard are accepted
for excursions                                                   Deep into the fjords—at kangerlussuaq, for example—                                                                          On board the Ms Fram most cabins are double cabins,                                                                            on board. the currency on board is norwegian kroners.
                                                                                                                                is usually available at larger bookstores. More infor-                                                                        Most of the landings are by polarcirkel boats and the
Cabin occupancy                                                  temperatures can be as high as 71 degrees Fahrenheit.          mation can be found at greenland tourism’s website:           inside or outside. there are several grand suites, suites       terrain on shore may be fairly rugged, so you should be        When using credit cards on board the ship, your account
A limited selection of triple cabins, as well as double                                                                         www.visitgreenland.com. you will also find suggested          and mini-suites available as well as some 4 beds cabins,        reasonably sure-footed. these excursions are not suitable      will be debited in norwegian kroners (nOk) with the rate of
                                                                 Will I experience the Midnight Sun?
cabins for single occupancy, is available on all ships. Four                                                                    reading on our website: www.hurtigruten.us.                   and 2 disability cabins.                                        for the physically challenged. Other than the landings, the    exchange of that day. upon arrival aboard you will receive
                                                                 yes, as long as the weather is clear, the Midnight sun can
bed cabins are available on Ms Fram.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tour does not make any special physical demands on the         a Cruise Card, which works as a “credit card.” Ashore, u.s.
                                                                 be seen from May through July.                                 are there cabins for physically-challenged                    are the ships suitable for physically-chal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              participants.                                                  dollars and the local currencies are accepted—Chilean
Smoking                                                                                                                         passengers?                                                   lenged passengers?
                                                                 How demanding are the tours?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                pesos in Chile and Argentine pesos in Argentina. Major
smoking is only permitted out on deck.                                                                                          the ship has two cabins for physically-challenged guests.     Mv Polar Star is not equipped for physically-challenged         Do I need special clothing for polarcirkel boat
                                                                 some landings are by polarcirkel boats, and the terrain on                                                                                                                                                                                                  credit cards are accepted in some places ashore but smaller
                                                                                                                                                                                              guests. Ms Fram has two cabins for physically-challenged        landings and excursions?
What to pack                                                     shore may be fairly rugged and steep, so you should be                                                                                                                                                                                                      towns only accept cash in local currency or u.s. dollars.
                                                                                                                                                                                              guests.                                                         All passengers will receive a wind and waterproof jacket
there is no dress code on board. to be adequately                reasonably sure-footed and in good physical condition.
                                                                                                                                please note:                                                  are there laundry facilities on board?                          to keep. A sweater or fleece jacket is required to wear        What is the tipping policy?
dressed on shore excursions, you should pack a pair of           are there tour guides on board?                                itineraries are subject to change due to weather and ice                                                                      underneath. you will also be lent one pair of mandatory        On our Antarctica programs a nOk 50 (approx. $9) per
hiking boots (except for Antarctica as hiking boots are                                                                                                                                       Both ships are equipped with laundry facilities.
                                                                 We consider it a priority to have well-qualified tour          conditions.                                                                                                                   rubber boots to wear over woolen socks during landings         day gratuity is recommended but is solely at the discre-
not allowed there), waterproof and windproof jacket              leaders and guides on board who coordinate every                                                                             What is the tipping policy?                                     in Antarctica. Wind and waterproof clothing is a necessity     tion of the guest.

                                                                                                                                Spitsbergen
and pants, a warm hat, a pair of windproof gloves, inner-        aspect of the tour and share their knowledge of green-                                                                       On our spitsbergen programs, there is no set policy             at sea and on excursions in Antarctica.
gloves (we recommend wool), two sets of long underwear,          land and Arctic conditions during shore excursions and                                                                       regarding tipping.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             are there any special savings?
a warm woolen sweater, and warm socks. in addition, we           on-board lectures.                                                                                                                                                                           are there tour guides on board?                                Members of AARp enjoy a discount of $150 per cabin.
suggest two or three changes of indoor clothing, a pair of                                                                                                                                    How about luggage handling?                                     the ships have expert lecturers with in-depth knowledge        Be sure to regularly check our website for special offers.
                                                                 are there laundry facilities on board?                         What are arctic flora and fauna like?                         there is no luggage handling on our spitsbergen cruises.
regular shoes to wear on board ship, a warm jacket (down),                                                                                                                                                                                                    of Chile, Argentina, and the Antarctic. they conduct the
                                                                 the ship is equipped with laundry facilities.
                                                                                                                                to protect and preserve the environment, around 60                                                                                                                                           How do I reach the U.S. on board?
and a pair of solid rubber boots.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             lectures covering various topics during the cruise. All
                                                                                                                                percent of svalbard has been designated national parks,       How about transfers?                                                                                                           the ship has an internet café.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              information on board is given in English and german.
A small backpack for shore excursions is recommended,            Is there a doctor on board?                                    nature reserves, or bird or plant sanctuaries. there are      Bus transfers are included in spitsbergen between the
                                                                 yes, there is a doctor and a nurse on board Ms Fram all                                                                      ship/hotel and airport. in Oslo, you’ll get vouchers for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Expedition leaders will inform you about the daily             are there any helpful travel guides I can read
as are high uv-factor sunblock and a pair of good-quality                                                                       only three land mammals on svalbard—polar bears,
                                                                 year.                                                                                                                        Express train between the airport and downtown.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              program and take you ashore.                                   before my trip?
sunglasses. there are limited goods in the gift store on                                                                        svalbard reindeer, and Arctic fox—but there are a number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Larger bookstores have a selection of books on Antarc-
board so you should bring whatever toiletries you might
                                                                 How about luggage handling?
                                                                                                                                of sea mammals, including walruses, seals, White-nosed
                                                                                                                                                                                              Is the on-board voltage 110 or 220?                             Is there a doctor on board?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tica and south America. you’ll also find a list of suggested
need during the voyage, as well as a supply of any medica-                                                                      dolphins and various whales. More than 100 species of                                                                         yes, there is a doctor and a nurse on broad Ms Fram all
                                                                 Luggage handling is available to and from the ship.                                                                          the ships have an electrical supply of 220 volts. An                                                                           reading material on our website.
tions you take. in the height of summer in greenland, mos-                                                                      birds have been identified in the area, and the number of                                                                     year.
                                                                                                                                                                                              adapter and converter are required.
quitos can be abundant, so remember to bring mosquito                                                                           plants is far higher than might be expected so far north.                                                                                                                                    please note: itineraries are subject to change due to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              are there laundry facilities on board?
repellent. if you plan to use any electrical equipment, an                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   weather and ice conditions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              yes, the ship has laundry facilities.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tERMs AnD COnDitiOns HUrTigrUTeN

Terms and conditions
HUrTigrUTeN
this document is issued by hurtigruten AsA (the                such as firearms, knives, explosives, fireworks, liquid     the Captain of the ship, without liability, at any time,     a party, interference by authorities, requisitions of the     in the case of loss due to personal injury or to damage       A. Any incident or accident resulting in personal
Company) to, and accepted by, the passenger subject to         oxygen, combustible or corrosive substances or ille-        may refuse to transport or may land any passenger at         ship, political disturbance, inability to secure or failure   to cabin luggage the burden of proof also lies on the         injury or loss of life must be reported immediately to
the important terms and conditions which appear below.         gally possessed drugs be taken aboard the ship.             any port or place, or transfer the passenger to other        of supplies, perils of the sea, collisions, breakdown of      claimant that there was clearly fault or negligence for       a ship’s officer. if legal proceedings have not been
please read all the provisions carefully as they contain
                                                               B. pets and other animals, except for service animals       means of transportation, because of health or physical       machinery, foundering of the ship, fire or any other          which the Company is liable.                                  filed by the passenger or his estate for personal injury
important limitations on the rights of passengers to assert
                                                               as further described in these terms and Conditions,         conditions, mental disorder, failure to abide by ship’s      cause of whatsoever nature beyond the reasonable                                                                            or loss of life within two years from the date on which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B. Exceptions—the Company is not liable under
claims against hurtigruten AsA, its agents, employees
                                                               are not allowed on board the ship.                          regulations or any other causes of whatsoever nature         control of the Company (“force majeure events”).                                                                            the passenger disembarked or should have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the provisions of paragraph (A) in the following
and the vessel.                                                                                                            rendering the passenger unfit to travel. the Captain’s                                                                                                                                   disembarked, the claim against the Company shall be
                                                               4. Fitness to Travel                                                                                                     B. if as the result of a force majeure event (as defined      eventualities:
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS TICKET                                                                                    decision shall be in his sole discretion and shall not be    in paragraph [A] above) proceeding to, attempting to                                                                        time-barred. if the passenger’s death occurs after dis-
                                                               A. the passenger warrants that he and those traveling       open to challenge at the time or afterwards.                                                                               1) For personal injury suffered before the passenger          embarkation, legal proceedings must be filed within
APPLY TO THE SEA PASSAGE AS WELL AS TO ALL                                                                                                                                              enter, or entering or remaining at a port may expose
                                                               with him are each physically fit to travel at the time                                                                                                                                 embarks or after the passenger has landed, unless             two years from the date of death but, in any event,
OTHER PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OF ANY KIND                                                                                     7. Independent Contractors                                   the ship to risk or loss or damage or be likely to delay
                                                               of embarkation. the passenger is required to notify                                                                                                                                    it occurs during a sea passage between ship and               shall be filed no more than three years from the date
WHATSOEVER PROVIDED FOR OR ARRANGED BY                                                                                                                                                  it, the passenger and his or her baggage may be
                                                               the Company in writing prior to the time of booking         A. the passenger acknowledges that all shore excur-                                                                        land which is included in the price of the ticket or          of disembarkation, failing which the claim against the
HURTIGRUTEN ASA, THEIR AGENTS OR INDEPEN-                                                                                                                                               landed at any port or place at which the ship may be or
                                                               of any physical disability or medical condition which       sions, tours, airline flights, ground transportation and                                                                   in connection with transportation provided by the             Company shall be time-barred.
DENT CONTRACTORS. THE TERMS AND CONDI-                                                                                                                                                  call, at which time the responsibility of the Company
                                                               may require special assistance during the voyage.           hotels are either operated by or are independent con-                                                                      Company.
TIONS REPRESENT THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT AND                                                                                                                                                shall cease and this contract shall be deemed to have                                                                       B. Any damage to or loss of luggage must be reported
                                                               such conditions include but are not limited to those        tractors. Even though the Company shall be entitled                                                                        2) For cabin luggage before it is brought on board or
A BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN HURTIGRUTEN                                                                                                                                                  been fully performed. it shall be in the ship’s Cap-                                                                        immediately to a ship’s officer or other Company rep-
                                                               primarily confined to wheelchairs or scooters or who        to collect a fee for such services, the Company does                                                                       after it is taken ashore, except during a sea passage
ASA AND THE PASSENGER. THE PASSENGER’S                                                                                                                                                  tain’s sole discretion to determine whether such an                                                                         resentative. if legal proceedings have not been filed
                                                               use service animals.                                        not supervise or control their actions, or make any                                                                        as in (1) above or during the time the Company has
ACEPTANCE OF THIS TICKET CONSTITUTES THE                                                                                                                                                action is justified. if the passenger has not embarked,                                                                     by the passenger for damage to or loss of luggage
                                                                                                                           representation either express or implied as to their                                                                       possession of the luggage while the passenger is on
PASSENGER’S CONSENT TO THESE PROVISIONS.                       B. the Company strongly recommends that those                                                                            the Company may cancel the proposed voyage and                                                                              within two years from the date on which the passenger
                                                                                                                           suitability or competence. the Company, in arranging                                                                       the quay or at the terminal or at another installation
THESE PROVISIONS SUPERSEDE ANY ORAL OR                         passengers with physical disabilities or medical con-                                                                    refund the sea passage portion of the ticket paid in                                                                        disembarked or should have disembarked, the claim
                                                                                                                           such services, does so only as a convenience for the                                                                       in the port.
WRITTEN REPRESENTATIONS. ANY CHANGE IN                         ditions which may require special assistance before,                                                                     advance by the passenger.                                                                                                   against the Company shall be time-barred.
                                                                                                                           passenger and the passengers are free to use or not
THESE PROVISIONS MUST BE IN WRITING SIGNED                     during or after the voyage be accompanied by                                                                                                                                           3) if it is agreed or clearly understood that a certain
                                                                                                                           to use those services. the Company does not assume           11. Compliance with Rules                                                                                                   C. For all claims for which time bars are not expressly
BY THE PRESIDENT OF HURTIGRUTEN ASA.                           someone who is able to assist both ashore and at sea                                                                                                                                   part of the carriage shall be undertaken by a named
                                                                                                                           any responsibility, guarantee performance and shall          the passenger agrees, during the course of the                                                                              stated in the norwegian Maritime Code (see section
in consideration of the receipt of full fare, hurtigruten      as the Company is unable to offer special assistance.       not be liable for any negligent, gross negligent                                                                           sub-carrier, the Company will not be liable for loss          12[B] above), if legal proceedings have not been filed
                                                               if one or more ports of calls are anchorage ports,                                                                       voyage to follow the directions of the ship’s Captain
AsA agrees to transport the passenger on the follow-                                                                       or intentional acts or omissions, loss, damage, injury                                                                     occasioned by an event occurring while the goods are          as to such claims within one year from the date on
                                                               physical conditions may prevent those passengers                                                                         or his authorized representatives. the passenger
ing terms and conditions:                                                                                                  or delay to the passenger or the passenger’s baggage                                                                       in the care of the sub-carrier. the above also applies        which the passenger disembarked or should have
                                                               from going ashore. this decision will be made by the                                                                     further agrees not to solicit anyone on board for any
                                                                                                                           in connection with such services.                                                                                          to claims against the Company which are not based on          disembarked, the claim against the Company shall be
1. Fares                                                                                                                                                                                commercial, professional or charitable purposes. the
                                                               Captain of the ship or his designee and shall be in his                                                                                                                                the contract of carriage.                                     time-barred.
the fare set forth in this ticket is stated in u.s. dollars,   sole discretion and shall not be open to challenge at       B. the fees for or costs of shore excursions, tours,         passenger agrees that any violation of this provision
                                                                                                                           airline flights, ground transportation, hotels or any        may subject the passenger to disembarkation.                  C. Limitation of the Company’s Liability—Liability            15. Travel Protection
is per person based on double occupancy and does               the time or afterwards.
                                                                                                                           other services that are ordered by the passenger but                                                                       for personal injury or loss of life shall not exceed
not include land arrangements or services, unless oth-                                                                                                                                  12. Choice of Law and Jurisdiction                                                                                          hurtigruten AsA is bonded by the Reisegarantifondet.
                                                               C. At the time of embarkation, the passenger is respon-     are not used by the passenger are neither refundable                                                                       sDR 400,000 per passenger. Liability for delay to a
erwise expressly agreed in writing by the Company.
                                                               sible for having received all medical inoculations neces-   or exchangeable.                                             A. Any disputes and matters of whatsoever nature              passenger’s journey shall not exceed sDR 4,150. Liabi-        16. Interpretation
the fare does not include items of a personal nature,
                                                               sary for the trip and having, in his or her possession,                                                                  between the passenger and the Company shall be                lity for losses suffered as a result of loss of, or damage
including but not limited to, laundry, liquor, beer or                                                                     8. Changes in Itinerary                                                                                                                                                                  A. should any provision of the terms and Condi-
                                                               the ticket, valid passport, visas and other documents                                                                    governed by norwegian law. such disputes and                  or delay to, luggage shall not exceed:
wines. the fare, taxes and surcharges are subject                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tions be invalid by virtue of the law of any jurisdiction
                                                               that are necessary for the scheduled ports of call and      the Company reserves the right, at its sole option           matters shall be litigated in and before a court of law
to change without notice up to 20 days prior to the                                                                                                                                                                                                   1) sDR 1,800 per passenger for losses relating to cabin       including but not limited to the norwegian Maritime
                                                               disembarkation.                                             and discretion and that of the Captain of the ship to        in the city of Bergen, norway.
scheduled embarkation date. the Company reserves                                                                                                                                                                                                         luggage.                                                   Code and the package tours Act (see section 12 B
                                                                                                                           deviate from the ship’s scheduled itinerary, to delay,       B. the transport of passengers, baggage and vehicles
the right to collect the fare in effect at the time, and as    5. Non-Liability for Medical Treatment                                                                                                                                                 2) sDR 6,750 per passenger for losses relating to valu-       above) or so held by a court of competent jurisdiction,
                                                                                                                           advance or cancel any sailing, to omit or change ports       is subject to the provisions of the Act. no. 39 of 24
a condition, of embarkation.                                   A. notwithstanding that a doctor or a nurse may be on                                                                                                                                     ables received for safekeeping.                            such provision shall be deemed to have been severed
                                                                                                                           of call, to arrange for substantially equivalent trans-      June 1994 norwegian Maritime Code, as amended,
                                                               board the ship, the Company will not undertake to treat                                                                                                                                                                                              from the terms and Conditions and of no force and
2. Cancellations and Refunds                                                                                               portation by any vessel, to cause the passenger to                                                                         3) sDR 2,700 per passenger for losses relating to any
                                                               or care for the passenger medically. the doctor and                                                                      (“norwegian Maritime Code”) and package tours                                                                               effect and all remaining provisions in the terms and
Requests for cancellation must be made in writing to                                                                       disembark from the ship temporarily or permanently,          are subject to the provisions of the Act no. 57 of 25            other luggage.
                                                               the nurse, even if designated officers of the ship, are                                                                                                                                                                                              Conditions shall continue to be in full force and effect.
the Company. the following cancellation charges will                                                                       to tow or be towed or assist vessels, or to perform any      August 1995 Relating to package tours (“the package
                                                               not agents or employees of the Company but rather                                                                                                                                      the sums stated above apply to each voyage. higher            B. the headings of the sections in the terms and Con-
be assessed for all written cancellations received prior                                                                   similar act which, in the Company’s or the Captain’s         tours Act”). Copies of the norwegian Maritime Code
                                                               are independent contractors. the Company shall not                                                                                                                                     limits of liability may be agreed in wriing between pas-      ditions are for convenience of reference only and shall
to departure up to the time of departure.                                                                                  sole judgment and discretion, is justified for any           and the package tours Act, in the norwegian and in
                                                               be liable for any aspect of medical treatment provided                                                                                                                                 senger and the Company. the exceptions to and limi-           not define or limit any of the terms and Conditions.
                                                                                                                           reason. if the deviation is minor, of a kind that the pas-   the English language, are on file with the Company.
if the request is received more than 60 days prior to          to the passenger, including, but not limited to, the con-                                                                                                                              tations of the Company’s liability apply even when the
                                                                                                                           senger should have anticipated occasionally occurring        Copies are available upon written request. in case                                                                          C. Whenever the context so requires, references to
departure, only your deposit will not be refunded.             sequences of any examination, advice, diagnosis, treat-                                                                                                                                claim is not based on the contract of carriage. these
                                                                                                                           or the occurrence of which is beyond the reasonable          of conflict between the terms and Conditions of this                                                                        the male gender shall include references to the female
thereafter the following cancellation fees shall apply:        ment, prognosis or other services which such doctor or                                                                                                                                 exceptions and limitations apply similarly if the claim is
                                                                                                                           control of the Company, then the Company shall have          ticket Contract and the norwegian Maritime Code or                                                                          and references to the single shall include the plural
• 42–60 days prior to scheduled departure date: 30%            nurse may furnish the passenger. it may be necessary                                                                                                                                   made against one of the Company’s agents and those
                                                                                                                           no obligation to pay a refund to the passenger. Other-       the package tours Act, these terms and Conditions                                                                           and vice versa.
   of the total trip cost                                      for the passenger to obtain shore side medical service                                                                                                                                 concerned prove that they acted in that capacity or in
                                                                                                                           wise, the Company shall provide a refund commensu-           shall take precedence.
• 28–41 days prior to scheduled departure date: 60%            during or after the passage in countries other than the                                                                                                                                fulfillment of the contract.
                                                                                                                           rate with the portion of the trip that did not take place.
   of the total trip cost                                      united states in which a different standard of medical                                                                   13. Liability for Passengers and Luggage                      the term “sDR” is an acronym that stands for “special
• 14–27 days prior to scheduled departure date: 90% of                                                                     9. Payment by the Passenger and Other Expenses
                                                               care applies than to which the passenger may be                                                                          A. Liability for passengers and Luggage—the                   Drawing Rights” which are defined by the internatio-
   the total trip cost                                         accustomed. the Company makes any warranty as to            All charges for services and products provided on                                                                          nal Monetary Fund. the value of one sDR is given in
                                                                                                                                                                                        Company agrees to indemnify a passenger against
• Less than 14 days prior to scheduled departure date:         the quality of any such medical services.                   board the ship must be settled in cash (in currency                                                                        daily listings of currency exchange rates.
                                                                                                                                                                                        loss suffered due to death or personal injury or loss
   no refund.                                                                                                              acceptable to the Company), travelers checks, or
                                                               B. the passenger hereby consents to treatment by the                                                                     of or damage to a passenger’s luggage occurring               D. Excess—the Company has the right to deduct not
Cancellation charges are calculated based on total                                                                         a credit card (acceptable to the Company) before             during the carriage and occasioned by the fault or
                                                               ship’s doctor or other medical personnel, if any, or by a                                                                                                                              more than the following sums from any loss arising:
fares paid to hurtigruten for all trip components. no                                                                      the passenger’s final disembarkation from the ship.          negligence of the Company or its agents. the same
                                                               physician designated by the Company, if after embar-
                                                                                                                           Any other expenses incurred by the passenger or by                                                                         1) sDR 20 per passenger in the event of loss of or
refund will be made for passengers who do not show up          kation the passenger is unable to request or authorize                                                                   applies to loss suffered due to delay in the carriage
                                                                                                                           the Company, on behalf of the passenger, shall be                                                                             damage to luggage.
for the cruise or who do not complete their cruise. the        such treatment and in the opinion of the ship’s medical                                                                  of passengers and to delay in the carriage or delivery
foregoing schedule will apply notwithstanding that the                                                                     payable by the passenger on demand.                          of luggage.                                                   2) sDR 20 per passenger in the event of loss occasi-
                                                               personnel the passenger needs medical attention.
Company is able to rebook the cabin in question. Can-                                                                      10. Force Majeure                                                                                                             oned by delay.
                                                               C. the passenger shall be charged for, and shall pay                                                                     the Company shall not be liable for money, securi-
cellation charges are strictly enforced and the purchase                                                                                                                                                                                              3) sDR 150 per passenger in the case of damage to
                                                               for, medical services and for medication and supplies       A. the Company shall not be liable in any way to the         ties and other valuables such as gold, silver, jewels,
of travel insurance is highly recommended.                                                                                                                                                                                                               a vehicle.
                                                               used for his or her medical treatment. the passen-          passenger for death, injury, illness, damage, delay or       watches, ornaments, securities, financial instruments
3. Baggage and Other Possessions                               ger shall also be responsible for the payment of any        other loss or detriment to the person or property or         and works of art, unless the Company has received             Deduction shall be made before limitation of liability
A. Each passenger may bring aboard the ship a                  medical expenses incurred ashore.                           the Company’s failure to perform any of its obligations      them for safekeeping. the burden of proof lies on             takes place pursuant to paragraph (C) above.
reasonable amount of clothing and personal effects                                                                         under this ticket Contract caused by Act of god, war         the claimant as to the extent of the loss and as to the
                                                               6. Refusal to Transport                                                                                                                                                                14. Time Bars
without charge, subject to airline restrictions. under                                                                     or warlike operations, terrorist activities, civil commo-    event having occurred during the carriage.
no circumstances may dangerous or illegal articles                                                                         tions, labor difficulties, whether or not the Company is
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                 Molde harbour. Photo: Norman Roberts       The Svartisen Glacier. Photo: Margaret Harvey                                                                                          Almirante Brown, Antarctica. Photo: Brian Wong                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Greenland. Photo: Michael Miller




                Whale appearance. Photo: Henrik Alfthan                Lofoten. Photo: Veronika Pohlmann                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Changes in the weather create an amazing light. Photo: Gitte Andreassen




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                                                                                                                                                         to thank all who participated in the photo competition!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           In 2008, Hurtigruten announced a photo competition for our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               passengers. We wanted them to capture and share photos of


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            photographs of the Norwegian coastline changing through the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           seasons, of mythical Greenland, and of awesome Spitsbergen, as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   well as of the vast expanses of the Antarctic. Hurtigruten would like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          favorite memories from their trips. We received numerous excellent




                          Lofoten. Photo: James E. Smith       Dog sledding, Tromsø. Photo: Nina Helland                                                 Near Paradise Island, Antarctica. Photo: Brian Wong                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Antarctica. Photo: Brian Wong




Winter fishing, Northern Norway. Photo: Wolfgang Tietzen   Eagle safari in Raftsundet. Photo: Per Lillehagen                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Entering Svolvær Harbour in the evening. Photo: Dieter Schmid
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