Hurtigruten to Triple Number of Berths on its 2016-2017 Antarctica Sailings

Hurtigruten, a world leader in sustainable explorer travel, is moving the MS Midnatsol to Antarctica for the 2016/2017 season, more than tripling the company’s guest capacity for sailings in this important polar region. The MS Midnatsol will join the Hurtigruten’s well-known expedition ship, the MS Fram, increasing the company’s seasonal berths from 2,268 in 2015/16 to 6,800 berths in 2016/17. Antarctica itineraries include highlights such as the Falkland Islands, Chilean fjords, Patagonia, the Magellan Strait and Cape …

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Compagnie du Ponant opens Antarctica 2014-2015 cruises

Sales for Antarctica are now open exclusively for Ponant Yacht Club members November 4th and 5th, 2013 and for everyone else November 6th 2013. The mythical white continent reveals its imposing landscapes to us: a majestic polar desert of ice and water, an icy vastness cloaked in iridescent colors where blue and white form a subtle blend, where nature seems to be reclaiming its rights… LE SOLÉAL can take you to the far reaches of these Southern …

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Flash! Antarctica on sale!

This is rare news about one of the great cruise destinations in the world: Starting Monday, September 30, Quark will have a 1-week only flash sale on select departures for the upcoming Antarctic season. Save 50 percent off four select Sea Spirit 2013 voyages. All cabin categories are on sale and prices start at $3748 per passenger.* *Terms and Conditions: Applies only to the following voyages: Sea Spirit 02 November, Sea Spirit 22 November 2013, Sea Spirit …

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Sailing on Crystal for An Antarctic White Christmas

Crystal is currently advertising a sizable savings on their very unique 18-day Antarctic sailing, departing December 21, 2013. Through August 30, 2013, passengers who book the itinerary, which sails to Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Falkland Islands, Drake Passage, Cape Horn, and the Chilean Fjords ( multiple excursions to the Antarctic continent) will save $600 per person. Due to the strict environmental regulations, these types of sailings are very limited- in fact, it’s the only one of its kind …

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Crystal to return to Antarctica for ultimate white Christmas–and New Year’s–Cruise

  Crystal Cruises is planning a magical winter wonderland holiday with a new Antarctica Christmas/New Year’s cruise.  In addition to three days sailing Antarctic waters, the December 21, 2013 Buenos Aires-Valparaíso voyage aboard the award-winning Crystal Symphony sails through Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Falkland Islands, Drake Passage, Cape Horn, and the Chilean Fjords, with multiple excursions to the Antarctic continent.  Generous booking savings are available until August 30 for the unique voyage — the only one of its …

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Azamara Quest Cruises to Antarctica

Story and Photos by Judy Zimmerman Special to AllThingsCruise Many cruise passengers are more interested in the quality of their ship-board experiences than the ports of call, but my top three priorities in selecting a cruise are: 1) The ship is the most convenient transportation to the ports I want to visit 2) It’s a small ship (500 or less passengers) and 3) It provides excellent on-board learning opportunities. In the past several years, the frequent rave …

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Seabourn adds new world class experts to their Antarctic expedition team

One of the most interesting and educational cruises to be had, in my opinion, is one that explores the Antarctic region.  This part of the world is so remote, so unspoiled… and so completely different than any place most of us have ever spent time. My first thoughts are of penguins, enormous ice sculptures, and exploration opportunities that are entirely unmatched by the rest of the planet. It’s an “otherworldly” type of atmosphere, isolated, undeveloped and full …

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Into the Wilderness With AdventureSmith Explorations

I recently had a conversation with Todd Smith, the President and Founder of AdventureSmith Explorations; the company has been of interest to me for some time due to its focus on sustainable tourism and a commitment to the communities and the environments they visit. Among their most impressive achievements is the implementation of their Carbon Free Cruising campaign, which offsets all carbon emissions created as a result of their passenger’s expeditions.  AdventureSmith has partnered with both local …

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