A trip to Antarctica is on many people’s bucket lists and it’s easy to see why with the unique and untouched scenery of icebergs and glaciers sure you to leave you breathless. Not to mention the incredible wildlife which calls the icy continent home, from adorable penguins to magnificent whales frolicking in the water and seals sliding their way across the frozen land.
It’s like Uluru or the Grand Canyon – everyone wants to experience its true beauty and marvel at how diverse the world truly is. And from as early as next year you could see the colonies of penguins and spectacular views in person on a Hurtigruten Antarctica cruise.
The cruise company is known for its adventurous and educational journeys and is considered a world leader in exploration travel. So, not only would you leave the holiday amazed by the sights and experiences you’ve enjoyed, but with a deeper understanding of the continent and what makes it so special.
From November 2021 cruises will depart from various places across the world including Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires. And getting there is made easy with international flights from select cities in Australia and New Zealand to the departure point also included in the overall price of the holiday.
But, this cruise isn’t any ordinary holiday. It’s all about experiencing everything that makes Antarctica so incredible and why scientists from around the globe travel there each year for research purposes. In fact, you’ll feel like a bit of a scientist yourself with experts on the expedition team delivering in-depth lectures on various topics throughout the journey and a citizen science program where you can assist with live scientific research.
Not only that, you’ll have access to the ship’s science centre which boasts an extensive library of material and advanced biological and geological microscopes. Meanwhile, there will be a professional photographer onboard to help you capture the true beauty of Antarctica and get those winning shots of the scenery and animals to show your friends and family when you arrive home – trust us, they will be very jealous!
And there will certainly be plenty of opportunities to hone those photography skills throughout the journey because you don’t have to stay onboard at all times. Throughout the cruise you’ll have the opportunity to go ashore and explore the impressive Antarctic scenery up close. Boots, trekking poles and any other necessary equipment can be loaned onboard so don’t stress about bringing anything extra with you, and complimentary wind and water-resistant jackets are also provided.
But, amongst all of the excitement and learning you’ll also have time to relax, with incredible hot tubs and a panoramic sauna available for use. And you can be sure you won’t go hungry with breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the cost of the trip to tickle those tastebuds.
The first of the cruises will depart in November next year, with further adventures heading to Antarctica over December 2021 through to March 2022, and then again from October 2022 through to March 2023, so you can choose whether you want to travel to this amazing continent in 2021, 2022 or 2023. Click here to view all departure dates and various trips. But get in quick – the deals won’t last forever! You’ll need to book by December 18, 2020 to secure this special.
Explore Antarctica, the most remote location on the planet, in a more sustainable way – an unforgettable frozen landscape teeming with wildlife, including gentoo penguins, Weddell seals and blue whales. Choose from a unique array of itineraries across the 2021, 2022 and 2023 seasons with over 60 departures.