Hurtigruten offers five itineraries for 2014-15 Antarctica sailings

Hurtigruten is offering five Antarctica Explorer itineraries for the 2014-15 season aboard the 318-passenger Fram. The 14-day Land of the Penguins, departing Nov. 19 and Jan. 4 and 16, features landings and penguin visits as well as lectures on history and the environment. The 19-day In the Realm of the Great Explorers, sailing Nov. 1 and Feb. 25, visits the Falklands and South Georgia. The 17-day Christmas Expedition, sailing Dec. 19, includes stops in the Falklands, South Georgia and the South Orkney Islands; the Great Antarctica Expedition, departing Dec. 1, has the same itinerary but adds two days. The 15-day Antarctica Circle Expedition, departing Jan. 28 and Feb. 11, sets out for lesser-visited areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, such as the former research Station W on Detaille Island. Rates begin at $7,299, per person, double, for an inside cabin, $18,217 for a Grand Suite.

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