Travel Agents

Peregrine and Chimu offer half-price Antarctic trips for agents

Great news, agents!

Remember how we reported on Tuesday that Peregrine and Chimu were launching some really cool Antarctic trips?

Well, now’s your chance to score a spot on one of those trips HALF PRICE!

That’s right, folks, and all you have to do is sell a berth on a Peregrine charted voyage to Antarctica to claim the discounted cabin price.

And, to make things easier for you, Peregrine has launched an Antarctica early bird sale on their Ocean Endeavour charter with up to 20 per cent off select voyages in 2020 and 2021, if booked before 31 March 2019.

See also: “Price isn’t the barrier it once was”: Intrepid and Chimu launch new Antarctica trips

One lucky agent and their companion will also win the adventure of a lifetime – a cabin of their very own on one of Peregrfirst-evert ever chartered voyages to the great white continent!

The more berths the agent sells, the more chances they will have to win.

The sale and incentive is open to agents who book through Peregrine Adventures or Chimu Adventures.

“We are thrilled to be giving agents in Australia and New Zealand the chance to experience the area at half price, so they can learn more about this important part of the world while travelling in a sustainable way,” said Brett Mitchell, Asia Pacific Regional Director for Peregrine Adventures.

“Antarctica is not as out of reach as it once was, and the region is no longer for the wealthy. The Earlybird sale means that you could be taking a polar plunge in no time.”

The Earlybird deal is for Peregrine and Chimu trips aboard the Ocean Endeavour where there will be an expedition crew member for every eight travellers and guests can learn about the history, geography and wildlife of the Antarctic from experts in fields including marine biology, glaciology and history.

Each time an agent books a customer on a voyage on the Ocean Endeavour for the 2020 and 2021 season, the agent goes into a prize draw for two berths on select dates on an Antarctica Adventure on board.  The prize will include return flights from the East Coast of Australia to Ushuaia, via Buenos Aires.

Each trip is carbon offset by Peregrine, and the company have a strong focus on sustainability; serving only sustainably-sourced seafood, avoiding single-use plastics and using biodegradable and phosphate-free cleaning products on board.

New voyages included in the Earlybird sale include:

Christmas in Antarctica 

The 11-day voyage lets guests view wildlife at one of the most active times of year- over the festive season. Celebrate Christmas by spotting penguins, seals and whales in the midnight sun. This voyage also offers kayaking, photography masterclasses, onboard yoga and massages. Guests also have the chance to camp out overnight to truly get amongst the polar elements.

Earlybird prices start from: $13,345 per person in a category 4 cabin

Was $15,700 per person- a saving of $2,355

Departing: 18 December 2020  

New Year in Antarctica

The 11-day voyage lets guests ring in the New Year in the final frontier and enjoy a once in a lifetime party aboard. The voyage lets guests see Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins; spot  minke, humpback and orca whales from the deck or get a closer look in a Zodiac. After a day of exploration, guests can relax and enjoy the ship’s health and wellness offerings including a heated saltwater pool, sauna and gym.

Earlybird prices start from $19,416 per person in a category 10 cabin

Was $24,270 – a saving of $4,854 per person

Departing: 27 December 2020

Antarctic Whale Journey 

This 10-day voyage lets guests have the ultimate whale spotting experience in the region and the ship stops for whales.  Conditions pending, the crew will launch the Zodiacs to get a closer look and cruise through the Antarctic waters. Scouting for minke, humpback and orca whales during peak season- this is a must for wildlife-lovers.

Earlybird prices start from $10,919 per person in a category 4 cabin

Was $12,845 – a saving of $1,926 per person

Departing: 23 February 2021 and 3 March 2021

For more info on the trips and for terms and conditions of the incentive go here.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Wholesalers

Wholesaler wrap: Save on Vietnam and Croatia, AAT Kings Easter deals + more!

Still recovering from last week’s super moon? Rest assured, this wholesaler wrap holds the antidote to sleepless nights and howling at the moon.

Share

CommentComments

News

Gentle reminder: Women in Travel entries close soon!

Don’t get caught out! Make sure you get your entries in nice and early so you’re not scrambling at the last minute.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Flat Earthers will travel to Antarctica to find ‘the end of the world’ by boat

by Christian Fleetwood

Flat Earthers – a combination of neo-viking, Terry Pratchett and Game of Thrones’ Night’s Watch fanboys – will travel to Antarctica to prove Discworld is encircled by a several hundred metres thick wall of ice.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Qantas to announce new training provider after split from US-based firm

by Christian Fleetwood

This US-company made like a banana and split, leaving Qantas to make like an egg and scramble to find another provider. Sorry, we’ll stop now.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Boeing update: Lion Air Crash families pressured into no-suit deal, while doomed jets lacked ‘optional’ safety features

by Christian Fleetwood

We weren’t aware that some flight safety features were ‘optional’, but now that we are, we’ve suddenly developed a phobia of flying.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

PICTURES: Meet the rescue dog who now travels the world

by Ali Coulton

Please enjoy this extremely important story about a chihuahua who is more well travelled and significantly more stylish than most of Travel Weekly’s staff.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Why pilots are refusing to fly to Venezuela

by Ali Coulton

American Airlines has suspended its services to Venezuela, shutting down the only flights to the troubled country by a major US carrier.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Aloha Friday Wrap

Say Aloha to Friday, party people! Or, you know, just regular people. Or people who would rather stay home because it’s cold. Just Aloha, really.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Six Need To Know Travel Hacks for Hawaii

The Hawaiian Islands offer a myriad of travel options and experiences but these six hacks can help you get the most out of your island holiday.

Share

CommentComments

Events

Updates from The Hawaiian Islands

If you’re headed to the Hawaiian Islands in April, save the date for some of the aloha state’s best events.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Final chance to WIN a trip to Hawaii!

Australian travel agents have one week left to participate in our Extra Comfort incentive for the chance to win a 3 night escape to Waikiki!

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Agent wrap: Virtuoso travel week, agents hit Japan, TTC deals + more!

You agents sure have been up to a lot this week, and we’ve got the photos to prove it! Can we tag along next time?

Share

CommentComments