G Adventures acquires second Antarctica ship

15 Mar 2006

March 16, 2006 - G Adventures, Canada’s largest adventure travel company, has acquired its second quality expedition ship, the M/S Andrea to add to its already successful Antarctica program.

With departures to Antarctica on the legendary ship the Explorer selling out well in advance now, acquiring the M/S Andrea will allow more travellers to explore the great white continent this year. Antarctica is well known for its spectacular scenery, and variety of wildlife including humpback and minke whales, orca, penguins and seals.

“Acquiring M/S Andrea means G Adventures can now offer even more availability to meet the overwhelming demand for our Antarctic expeditions while continuing to offer the best prices in the market," said CEO Bruce Poon Tip. "This will allow more people the opportunity to choose a polar holiday for their vacation and we invite adventurous travellers to join us onboard for our 2006-7 season.”

With her ice-strengthened hull, Andrea was specifically engineered to handle challenging polar marine environments. The ship is 87 metres in length, carries 100 passengers and 48 crew and an experienced expedition team. Public space onboard includes a restaurant, which can accommodate all guests in a single seating, a library, several computers with email access, a bar and lounge which is used as a lecture room for expedition briefings, a fitness room, an observation platform and ample outdoor deck space. Andrea is also equipped with Zodiacs which allow for exploration of the most remote and inaccessible shores.

All dates and prices for 10-day Antarctica Classic and 19-day Spirit of Shackleton expeditions on the Andrea can be found at www.gadventures.com. For more information on the Andrea, please visit www.gadventures.com/andrea.

About G Adventures
G Adventures is Canada’s largest adventure travel company and a world leader in the adventure industry. We offer unique small group adventures, safaris and expeditions on all seven continents with a focus on culture, nature and active travel to more than 40,000 travellers annually. Our unique and varied styles of award-winning trips are ideal for people with a sense of adventure - who want to travel off the beaten path, immerse themselves in the local culture and environment and experience the real world in a sustainable manner. G Adventures is also the proud owner of the polar expedition ship the M/S Explorer. Through G Adventures’ commitment to responsible tourism, we have developed the Planeterra Foundation as a way for us and our travellers to give back to the communities we visit on our trips. For more information about G Adventures, please visit www.gadventures.com.

G Adventures Media Contact:
Kira Zack
Phone: 416 260 0999 ext 156
Email: kiraz@gadventures.com