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Hi everyone! We are interested in an Antarctica cruise in November 2022. I’ve noticed that Hurtigruten currently include flights from London in the price. Can anyone whose done this cruise with included flights give any information about them? Which carrier do they use, are the flight times good, is there the opportunity to upgrade to more than the basic leg room ( and how much might this cost)? Thanks in advance for any help.

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On 1/7/2021 at 9:43 AM, Spike11 said:

Hi everyone! We are interested in an Antarctica cruise in November 2022. I’ve noticed that Hurtigruten currently include flights from London in the price. Can anyone whose done this cruise with included flights give any information about them? Which carrier do they use, are the flight times good, is there the opportunity to upgrade to more than the basic leg room ( and how much might this cost)? Thanks in advance for any help.

Yes the free flights to/from UK on the Antarctica voyages (plus No single supp too on a couple of voyages) make for good reading - These offers can be combined and the free flights offers end 31/03/2021.

The cruises seem to go (depending if in 2022 or 2023)  to/from LON to Santiago or Buenos Aires - two of the longest non-stop scheduled flights in the world.
Hurtigruten told me they usually have contracts with BA direct from LHR or sometimes via Madrid with Iberia.  Upgrades to BA's WTP+ and Club can be sought at 11 months prior to departure.
Seats together and extra leg room can also be booked with the airline once H'GTN can give you a booking ref (not more than 11 months prior) 
you can usually choose when you want to fly out and come back should you want to see some local sights pre or post cruise.

The flights then onwards down to Punta Arenas or Ushuaia and back, is usually a LATAM LAN charter flight. Departure time is very early usually 0530-0730 and flights take 3h 30m
luggage allowance on LATAM LAN Airline charter flights ( 1pc 23kg for check in luggage + hand luggage 8kg)
LATAM is not the most awarded airline in the world 😞

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4 hours ago, rog747 said:

Yes the free flights to/from UK on the Antarctica voyages (plus No single supp too on a couple of voyages) make for good reading - These offers can be combined and the free flights offers end 31/03/2021.

The cruises seem to go (depending if in 2022 or 2023)  to/from LON to Santiago or Buenos Aires - two of the longest non-stop scheduled flights in the world.
Hurtigruten told me they usually have contracts with BA direct from LHR or sometimes via Madrid with Iberia.  Upgrades to BA's WTP+ and Club can be sought at 11 months prior to departure.
Seats together and extra leg room can also be booked with the airline once H'GTN can give you a booking ref (not more than 11 months prior) 
you can usually choose when you want to fly out and come back should you want to see some local sights pre or post cruise.

The flights then onwards down to Punta Arenas or Ushuaia and back, is usually a LATAM LAN charter flight. Departure time is very early usually 0530-0730 and flights take 3h 30m
luggage allowance on LATAM LAN Airline charter flights ( 1pc 23kg for check in luggage + hand luggage 8kg)
LATAM is not the most awarded airline in the world 😞

Thanks very much for this useful information. We have now booked an Antarctic cruise for January 2022 on Roald Amundsen  - so should find out more about the flights next month.

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