G Adventures Embraces the Cold with its 2011/12 Line-up of Polar Cruises

20 Dec 2010
New web features, freebies, bells & whistles - perfect for cold and adventure enthusiasts

TORONTO, ON, December 20, 2010 – G Adventures, the world’s adventure travel leader, introduces its 2011/12 Arctic and Antarctica cruise season with a slew of new features. Perfect for the cold and adventure enthusiasts, trips aboard the M/S Expedition delve deep into the vast array of cold-weather wildlife and breathtaking scenery of narrow waterways, glaciers, icebergs, and rugged mountains very few people will ever have the opportunity to see.

“We’re excited to launch the next line-up of our glacial trips,” says Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures. “The polar regions of the planet epitomize adventure and provide unparalleled experiences. We’re delighted to offer our travellers added value on all our cruises that visit these unique destinations.”

Seeing is Believing – New M/S Expedition WebPages!
gadventures.com, the award-winning website, hosts brand new pages (http://www.gadventures.com/ms-expedition-cruises) dedicated to the sub-zero trips. Complete with all the information travellers have come to trust and rely on, the webpages boast new elements including:
• A virtual tour of the ship with panoramic views of cabins, the mud room and Lonely Planet library;
• An interactive deck plan;
• Biographies and profiles of the expedition crew who are among the most experienced and skilled in the industry;
• And a Gear Shop filled with the essential gear and apparel for passengers to purchase prior to departure

Bells, Whistles AND Freebies!
In addition to the new webpages, the adventure travel company introduces several new features created to enhance travellers’ experience on board the ship.

G Adventures is pleased to provide complimentary Wellington boots for the duration of the trip to keep passengers’ feet warm and dry; and free destination cruising guides. Plus, travellers on select cruises who book category five cabins receive exclusive, complimentary Canada Goose Adventurer jackets. Parkas are also available for purchase online for $269 USD.

For the ardent adventure-seeking passengers, G Adventures now offers sea kayaking in the Arctic and Antarctic – a unique opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the wintry wildlife. Following in the footsteps of bold explorers, travellers can also camp and experience the majesty of Antarctica at night. Excursions must be pre-arranged as they are not sold on board.

Travellers with ample holiday or vacation time can also enjoy extensions and add-ons pre or post cruise. Antarctica extensions allow travellers to unravel the mysteries of Easter Island, indulge in the fine food and wines of Chile & Argentina, or travel to the heart of the Amazon to discover Iguassu Falls; while Arctic add-ons allow travellers to explore the beauty of Longyearbyen and Oslo.

Passengers who book a spot on a selection of Arctic cruises by January 31, 2011, will receive a 25 per cent early-booking discount.

Uniquely equipped to meet the demands of cruising in polar environments, the M/S Expedition provides an exceptionally safe, spacious, and comfortable experience for all passengers. At a nimble 105 metres in length, the ship is able to approach remote areas to which many other vessels cannot navigate. The M/S Expedition is also one of the most stable expedition ships in its class.

About G Adventures
G Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures on all seven continents and beyond to more than 100,000 global travellers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of adventure – people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically immerse themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a sustainable manner. Demonstrating its ongoing cultural, social and economic commitment to responsible tourism, G Adventures established the Planeterra Foundation, as a way the company and its passengers can give back to the communities visited. For more information, please visit www.gadventures.com and www.planeterra.org.