January 11 to 24, 2018
“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, and icebergs masquerade as islands.”
Discover how normal human scales and reference points disappear amid the grandeur of nature in its most pristine form. From the long sunrises that paint the icescape in soft shades of pink and gold to the lingering light of the austral summer, humpback whales, leopard seals and Adélie penguins mingle amid glimmering turquoise glaciers and sparkling icebergs. Antarctica’s spectacular illuminations reveal the contrasts and marvels of the most unique place on Earth to those fortunate enough to visit.
Retrace the sea-lanes traveled by storied explorers Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott as they sought out the final frontier of “The White Continent” on this extraordinary 14-day program featuring a nine-night cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, state-of-the-art, Five-Star, ice-class m.s. Le Soléal and m.s. Le Boréal, two of the finest vessels plying Antarctic waters. The custom-crafted vessels showcase private balconies in 95 percent of the all ocean-view, deluxe accommodations, encompasses a new generation of ship design and technology and sets the highest standards in elegance and comfort.
Your Antarctic experience will be enhanced by a comprehensive schedule of exclusive and specially arranged lectures. The onboard expedition team of expert 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 are unafraid of humans.
This once-in-a-lifetime, comprehensive program is also the best Antarctic cruise value offered. It features the finest Five-Star accommodations available on an expedition ship, all excursions and all meals on board ship, and is simply an optimal cruising experience that has sold out quickly year after year. Also, spend two nights in a deluxe hotel in Buenos Aires, including a tour of this vibrant capital city. Extend your journey with the exclusive three-night Iguazú Falls Post-Program Option.
The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.