“Everything wears an aspect of unreality,” Ernest Shackleton wrote. “Icebergs hang upside down in the sky; the land appears as layers of silvery or golden cloud. Cloud-banks look like land, icebergs masquerade as islands...” Watch as normal human scales and reference points disappear amidst the grandeur of nature in its most pristine form, from extended sunrises that paint the icescape in soft shades of pink to the lingering golden light of the austral summer, where humpback whales, leopard seals and Adélie penguins mingle among sparkling turquoise glaciers and glimmering icebergs. Be among the fortunate few to discover Antarctica, and see how its spectacular illuminations reveal the mystique and contrasts of this unique place to those fortunate enough to visit on this extraordinary 14-day travel program.
Retrace the sea-lanes navigated by storied explorers Shackleton, Amundsen and Scott, who sought out the final frontier of “The White Continent.” Cruise for nine nights aboard the exclusively chartered, state-of-the-art, Five-Star, ice-class ship
Le Boréal or L'Austral, among the finest vessels plying Antarctic waters. With private balconies in 95 percent of its
ocean-view, Five-Star accommodations and encompassing
state-of-the-art ship design and technology, these ships set the highest standards in elegance and comfort.
The onboard expedition team of naturalists will guide you on excursions aboard sturdy Zodiac craft to explore the intricate ecosystems and marvelous nuances of the abundant wildlife found ashore, especially penguins and seals who have no fear of humans. A comprehensive schedule of exclusive and specially arranged lectures will enhance your Antarctic experience.
This once-in-a-lifetime, comprehensive program is the best
Antarctic cruise value, featuring ocean-view accommodations
aboard a Five-Star expedition ship and including all excursions
and complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages on board.
It is simply the optimal cruising experience and sells out quickly year after year. Make your reservation now!
The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.