Lindblad Expeditions unveils two new Antarctica itineraries

Lindblad Expeditions unveils two new Antarctica itineraries
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    Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has launched two new itineraries for travellers seeking to experience The White Continent.

    Traditionally, Antarctic voyages average 14 days in length, sometimes limiting the ability for guests to experience this adventure. Beginning next year on the recently refurbished National Geographic Explorer, modern explorers will have more opportunities to explore, with options including an eight-day itinerary that flies round-trip across the Drake Passage and a 10-day itinerary that crosses the famous Drake Passage by ship with an air return from King George Island.

    “No matter how many days they have to invest, helping curious explorers discover the majesty of Antarctica is a joy and a privilege we’ve been successfully offering for more than 50 years,” said Trey Byus, chief expedition officer, Lindblad Expeditions.

    “We know this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip for most guests, so we don’t want them to miss a thing. On board our beloved purpose-designed expedition vessel, equipped with tools for immersive exploration—from double kayaks and Zodiacs that make viewing wildlife easy, to our open-bridge policy that give guests ready access to our captain and crew and the best view in the house—they won’t. Instilling wonder, satisfying curiosity, and providing supreme comfort is what travelling with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic is all about.”

    Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic skiing with penguins

    Nancy Schumacher, SVP and GM, National Geographic Expeditions added: “Opening doors for worldwide exploration is the heart of National Geographic Expeditions, and introducing new opportunities for travellers to gain access to incredible places further extends our commitment to storytelling from an up-close perspective.

    “Now, the options to take an expedition cruise or fly to Antarctica bring the amazing seventh continent closer as travellers seek to understand this dynamic ecosystem. On our Antarctica expeditions, travellers can learn from the in-depth knowledge of Experts and naturalists, as they illuminate and protect the wonder of the world.”

    ANTARCTICA DIRECT: FLY THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    The eight-day Antarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage expeditions will fly round-trip across the Drake Passage to the Chilean Base of Presidente Frey on King George Island.

    Book before January 31, 2024, and receive a special $500USD Expedition Credit per guest.

    ANTARCTICA DIRECT: SAIL AND FLY THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    On this new 10-day itinerary, guests will embark National Geographic Explorer in Ushuaia, Argentina, and spend two days crossing the legendary 500-mile-wide Drake Passage to reach the icy desert of Antarctica.

    There, they will spend five days exploring the Antarctica by foot, Zodiac, kayak, ship, and even cross-country skis, before arriving to King George Island, where they will board their chartered flight at the Chilean Base of Presidente Frey and begin their journey home. The new 10-day expedition launches with limited time inaugural pricing, including outbound private air to King George Island.

    Book before January 31, 2024, and receive a special $1,000USD Expedition Credit per guest.

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