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Epic Antarctica Voyage

Lindblad (500x500)
Special Tour Availability: 27 December 2020 & 26 January 2021
Antarctica Luxury, Family Cruise, Active, Expedition, Couples
EPIC ANTARCTICA ADVENTURE

35-DAY CRUISE FROM SOUTH AMERICA – NEW ZEALAND

Remote. Untrammelled. Spectacular. This Antarctica expedition cruise is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. There are many reasons for a trip to Antarctica.

With only 126 passengers onboard, Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic will guide you through some of the most remote places in the world where you will witness scores of penguins and whales, an entire museum of colossal and magical ice forms defying description. And the dashing history of the Heroic Age of Exploration.

Exploring Antarctica in an authentic expedition style, aboard an authentic expedition ship is an incomparable experience and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. Lindblad Expedition’s pioneering polar heritage and 50 years of experience navigating polar geographies is your assurance of safe passage in one of the wildest sectors of the planet. Their veteran polar expedition team enables you to:

  • See more of the legendary landscapes and habitats
  • Encounter iconic penguins, leopard seals, and marine mammals
  • Kayak among icebergs, Zodiac cruise past resting leopard seals, and hike on the continent with the best ice team on Earth
  • Visit the Ross Ice Shelf, Coulman Island, The Antarctic Penisula, Lemaire Channel, Macquarie and Auckland Islands.
  • Experience the seldom-seen Antarctic undersea, too––through the efforts of our undersea specialist
  • Benefit from our 175 collective years of Lindblad-National Geographic expedition experience to see and do all you came for and more.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

Depart from Buenos Aires, Argentina
Disembark in Auckland, New Zealand

TRAVEL PERIOD

Two departure dates available: 27 December 2020 and 26 January 2021

INCLUDED

ONBOARD

  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages (some exclusions apply)
  • Your bar tab and all crew gratuities are included in the voyage price on all National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion voyages. Please call for details.
  • Your bar tab and WiFi** are included in the voyage price on all 2019 National Geographic Islander or National Geographic Endeavour II voyages. Please call for details.
  • Cappuccinos, lattes & filtered water
  • 24-hour coffee, tea & soda on demand
  • Hors-d’oeuvres & snacks during Recap
  • Fitness centre or exercise equipment, depending on the ship
  • Fully stocked library, and other gracious public spaces
  • The guidance and company of our expedition staff
  • The services of a physician on certain ships/destinations

ASHORE

  • Hotels ashore as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals on land, as indicated in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Special access permits, park fees, port taxes
  • Transfers to and from group flights
  • The expertise of our expedition staff

ACTIVITIES

  • All excursions
  • Zodiac & kayak explorations
  • Snorkelling, including wetsuits, masks, fins & snorkel where relevant
  • Presentations and guest speakers in the lounge

OTHER INFORMATION

ABOUT THE EXPEDITION TEAM

National Geographic’s unparalleled team of Antarctica travel guides assure you an engaging, in-depth experience, and their 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, an undersea specialist, video chronicler and a wellness specialist all contribute to your experience of the wonders.

 

THE ROSS SEA

The Ross Sea, the world’s southernmost sea, has been called the “Last Ocean.” Spanning 246,000 square miles and set between Victoria Land and Marie Byrd Land, it’s one of the most pristine places left on the planet and one of the least-visited polar destinations.

The wildlife is incredibly abundant and breathtaking; it’s steeped in exploration & scientific history. Ross Scott first discovered the sea on January 5, 1841 on an unsuccessful expedition to reach the south magnetic pole. While his party determined the pole was much farther south than thought, Ross did make several other significant discoveries along the way including Victoria Land, Mount Erebus (the southernmost active volcano on Earth!), and the Ross Ice Shelf.

Beyond exploration, the Ross Sea also has the longest history of scientific research in the Southern Ocean. Scientists have data beginning 170 years ago, and continuous records going back over 50 years. This wealth of reliable data is an incredible asset and allows researchers to better understand environmental and ecological changes in this critical part of the planet.

The Ross Sea is actually teeming with a variety of life. It may comprise only two percent of the Southern Ocean but it’s the most productive stretch of Antarctic waters with at least 10 mammal species, 95 species of fish, more than 1,000 invertebrate species, and several species of seabirds including Antarctic petrels, snow petrels, and south polar skuas. You can find almost a third of the world’s Emperor penguins, along with more than a third of all Adélie penguins. Also making their home here are Antarctic minke whales, three distinct types of orcas, leopard seals, and crabeater and Weddell seals.

It’s home to the Ross Ice Shelf, the world’s largest ice shelf, it is also the world’s largest marine reserve. At 193,363 square miles, the shelf covers close to half of the Ross Sea and plays an important role in stabilizing the Antarctic ice sheet, buttressing the ice that is constantly moving over the land surface. The cliffs at its northern front stretch over 400 miles and tower up to 130 feet above the water—but as impressive as it looks from the surface, just like an iceberg, 90 percent of its mass remains hidden below.

In October 2016 the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources unanimously voted to create a substantial marine-protected area in the Ross Sea. More than twice the size of Texas, the reserve protects all of the flora and fauna within it from the impacts of fishing and other commercial uses.

 

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

*Prices are per person, twin share based on the lowest fare available. Offer valid for new bookings until sold out. Prices correct as at 23 November 2018. Price subject to change at time of booking. Speak to your Travel Advisor for alternate dates and prices. General: Correct from publication but subject to change at the discretion of the offer provider and may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. All offers, prices and itineraries are subject to availability. Offers may be withdrawn or changed without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Cancellation and change fees will apply. Booking may be subject to compulsory credit card fees and service charges. Other conditions apply. Orbit World Travel reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Cancellation penalties and conditions apply. Agents may charge service or credit card fees, which may vary. 

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Total: $61,000 From $61,000 /person