Explore Antartica in a Different Way | Expedition | LUXE TRAVEL
Journey To Antarctica – The White Continent (14 Days)
Antarctica is simply amazingly stunning! Antarctica is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. There are many reasons to explore it. Antarctica wildlife: scores of penguins and whales. Ice: an entire museum of colossal and magical ice forms defying description. And the dashing history of the Heroic Age of Exploration. This classic Antarctica itinerary delivers huge tabular icebergs, sculptural bergs floating in pools of turquoise blue melt water, mountains rising some 9,000 feet straight up from the sea, penguins galore, abundant marine mammals and experiences like cruising through the solemn majesty of the Lemaire Channel, among many more.
Want to travel like a specialist only seen on National Geographic channel?
This unparalleled expedition team assures you an engaging, in-depth experience, and a generous staff-to-guest ratio of 1:10 means more choice in activities, and more diverse personalities and interests you can gravitate to. An expedition leader, eight naturalists/historians, a National Geographic photographer, a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, a Global Perspectives guest speaker, undersea specialist, video chronicler and a wellness specialist all contribute to your experience of the wonders.
Reasons to explore Antarctica on Lindblad Expeditions:
1. Experience matters. The Lindblad family has operated hundreds of Antarctic expeditions since 1966.
2. The world’s ultimate expedition ships. The 148-guest National Geographic Explorer and the 102-guest National Geographic Orion are both state-of-the-art, fully stabilized ice-class vessels that feature unmatched tools for exploration. They are able to safely navigate polar passages, while providing exceptional comfort.
3. Tools for Exploration. An onboard fleet of 13 Zodiacs and 36 double kayaks allow us to land in remote locations, and have up-close personal discoveries. The ship is also equipped with a remote-controlled crow’s nest camera with real-time footage broadcast on video screens within each cabin; a video microscope to view Antarctica’s invisible facets, and a hydrophone to listen in on whales.
4. Highly experienced ice masters & expedition leaders. Many staff members have written books about Antarctica. And the most veteran expedition leader, Tom Ritchie, helped create the original guidelines for guests visiting Antarctica, adopted verbatim by the Antarctic Treaty in 1991, and still in use today.
5. The undersea, illuminated. The only ship in Antarctica with an undersea specialist aboard every voyage. Specialist, suited for polar waters, dives to capture video footage in vivid HD. Shown on plasma screens in the ship’s lounge, and accompanied by an engaging narrative, this video lets you explore the virtually unknown Antarctic undersea—warm, dry and with a cocktail in hand.Explorer and Orion are also each equipped with an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) capable of exploring depths up to 1,000 feet, to film where no diver can go.
6. Polar kayaking. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered polar kayaking. Also invented a unique mobile platform that enables us to safely deploy kayaks anywhere, within minutes of finding an anchorage. And the size of our kayak fleet enables everyone who wants to experience personal encounters with the ice and its creatures to do so—to get out on active adventures without waiting for others to return.
7. National Geographic photographer. A National Geographic photographer is on every departure aboard Explorer and Orion. These tops pros are at your side and at your service—providing advice, tips and slideshows. Access to photographers of this caliber will help you improve your skills and ensure you’ll go home with incredible photos.
8. Exclusive Video Chronicle of your expedition. Being in the moment, immersed in the experience is the joy of being in Antarctica. So, a professional video chronicler (VC) is aboard to capture the expedition moments you’ll want to remember for you. You can relax, and never worry that you’ve missed anything. Your VC will professionally edit and package the voyage chronicle, making it available for purchase before you disembark ship.
What is included in this expedition?
- All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar
- All meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land asindicated
- Air transportation where indicated as included
- Shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights
- Use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available)
- Gratuities (except to ship's crew),taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of expedition staff.
|Day 1||U.S./Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina (Explorer) or Santiago (Orion)|
|Day 2||Overnight Hotel in Buenos Aires (Explorer) or Santiago (Orion)|
|Day 3||Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina/Embark Ship|
|Day 4||At Sea|
|Day 11-12||At Sea|
|Day 13-14||Disembark Ushuaia/Fly to Buenos Aires (Explorer) or Santiago (Orion)/Home|
16 - 29 Dec 2016 / 26 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017 / 5 Jan - 18 Jan 2017 / 15 Jan - 28 Jan 2017 / 17 - 30 Dec 2017
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