Demand for repeat expedition visits has led G Adventures to launch two new itineraries to the southernmost continent on board its expedition vessel M/S Expedition. Both itineraries are featured in G Adventures’ new 2013 Polar Expeditions brochure, which is available now.
One of the new itineraries explores the abundant wildlife of the Falklands and South Georgia, where travellers this early in the season will be among the first to make landfall. The other itinerary heads to the Weddell Sea, retracing the journey made by Shackleton on board Endurance and taking in views of spectacular tabular icebergs.
Also featured in the new Polar Expeditions brochure is G Adventures’ program of Arctic expeditions running during the Arctic summer, ensuring lovers of polar bears are also catered for.
Robyn James, marketing manager for Canada, G Adventures, says the new trips have been introduced as travellers become Arctic and Antarctic-addicted, having seen one pole they are keen to see another, or they’d like to see the same pole from a new perspective.
“All G Adventures’ expedition trips are run by a team of top experts who, at a passenger ratio of 1:10, give travellers a wealth of insight into the climate and nature of these extreme destinations. We’re also among the first ships to make landfall in the early season in Antarctica, so the area is quiet with a fresh covering of snow on the ice,” adds James. “M/S Expedition is the best vessel in its class in the polar regions and our trips are very competitively priced when compared with other operators, particularly the new trips as we’re running them for the first time.”
All expedition cruise fares include a number of zodiac landings, accommodation and meals on board, and lectures and daily recaps.
Example itineraries from the new Polar Expeditions 2013 include:
The Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea – 15 days travelling from Ushuaia, traversing the Drake Passage and exploring the Weddell Sea and South Shetland Island is priced from $8,899pp, departing December 7, 2013.
Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Islands – 22 days travelling from Buenos Aires “the Paris of the Americas” to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica before traversing the Drake Passage to Ushuaia. Priced from $8,999pp, departing October 17, 2013.
Realm of the Polar Bear – Eight days travelling from Longyearbyen to the Svalbard Archipelgo and Spitsbergen before returning to Longyearbyen. Priced from $3,599pp for departures in June and July 2013.
For more information please visit www.gadventures.com.
About G Adventures
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