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Inspiration Odyssey: Antarctic

Icy Realm of the Midnight Sun

Antarctica: clothed in ice, bathed in soft summer sun, and silence. This continent of extraordinary beauty symbolises the precious vulnerability of our world. When we take you there it’s with a lightness of touch that fades like the wake of your kayak from the glassy blue waters.
 
Of all the places that you will visit, Antarctica will be one that lays down indelible memories. Of dazzling ice mountains, immense colonies of emperor penguins, or the sight of a humpback whale breaching and slapping the water for the sheer joy of being alive.
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Luxurious Expedition Ships
We encourage you to think “expedition” rather than “cruise”, so we use purpose-built expedition ships equipped with zodiacs, exploration facilities, and even a helicopter. Aboard the Silver Explorer, to name but one, there need be no compromise in comfort with outstanding food, a choice of lounges, hot tubs on deck and spacious suites. Enjoy exciting opportunities to head ashore with expert guides and venture into remote locations not accessible to larger vessels.
Luxurious Expedition Ships
We encourage you to think “expedition” rather than “cruise”, so we use purpose-built expedition ships equipped with zodiacs, exploration facilities, and even a helicopter. Aboard the Silver Explorer, to name but one, there need be no compromise in comfort with outstanding food, a choice of lounges, hot tubs on deck and spacious suites. Enjoy exciting opportunities to head ashore with expert guides and venture into remote locations not accessible to larger vessels.
Luxurious Expedition Ships
We encourage you to think “expedition” rather than “cruise”, so we use purpose-built expedition ships equipped with zodiacs, exploration facilities, and even a helicopter. Aboard the Silver Explorer, to name but one, there need be no compromise in comfort with outstanding food, a choice of lounges, hot tubs on deck and spacious suites. Enjoy exciting opportunities to head ashore with expert guides and venture into remote locations not accessible to larger vessels.
Luxurious Expedition Ships
We encourage you to think “expedition” rather than “cruise”, so we use purpose-built expedition ships equipped with zodiacs, exploration facilities, and even a helicopter. Aboard the Silver Explorer, to name but one, there need be no compromise in comfort with outstanding food, a choice of lounges, hot tubs on deck and spacious suites. Enjoy exciting opportunities to head ashore with expert guides and venture into remote locations not accessible to larger vessels.
Luxurious Expedition Ships
We encourage you to think “expedition” rather than “cruise”, so we use purpose-built expedition ships equipped with zodiacs, exploration facilities, and even a helicopter. Aboard the Silver Explorer, to name but one, there need be no compromise in comfort with outstanding food, a choice of lounges, hot tubs on deck and spacious suites. Enjoy exciting opportunities to head ashore with expert guides and venture into remote locations not accessible to larger vessels.
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Unique Wildlife
The tuxedo-sporting emperor penguin may be an ungainly waddler by land, but plunging into the ocean he can dive to 550 metres in one 20 minute excursion. You can dive too, but not so deep, possibly meeting fur seals and Adélie penguins. Ashore you can encounter penguin colonies or “waddles” numbering thousands, as well as predatory leopard seals which hunt smaller seals and penguins. Back on board look out for all kinds of whales and soaring albatross.
Unique Wildlife
The tuxedo-sporting emperor penguin may be an ungainly waddler by land, but plunging into the ocean he can dive to 550 metres in one 20 minute excursion. You can dive too, but not so deep, possibly meeting fur seals and Adélie penguins. Ashore you can encounter penguin colonies or “waddles” numbering thousands, as well as predatory leopard seals which hunt smaller seals and penguins. Back on board look out for all kinds of whales and soaring albatross.
Unique Wildlife
The tuxedo-sporting emperor penguin may be an ungainly waddler by land, but plunging into the ocean he can dive to 550 metres in one 20 minute excursion. You can dive too, but not so deep, possibly meeting fur seals and Adélie penguins. Ashore you can encounter penguin colonies or “waddles” numbering thousands, as well as predatory leopard seals which hunt smaller seals and penguins. Back on board look out for all kinds of whales and soaring albatross.
Unique Wildlife
The tuxedo-sporting emperor penguin may be an ungainly waddler by land, but plunging into the ocean he can dive to 550 metres in one 20 minute excursion. You can dive too, but not so deep, possibly meeting fur seals and Adélie penguins. Ashore you can encounter penguin colonies or “waddles” numbering thousands, as well as predatory leopard seals which hunt smaller seals and penguins. Back on board look out for all kinds of whales and soaring albatross.
Unique Wildlife
The tuxedo-sporting emperor penguin may be an ungainly waddler by land, but plunging into the ocean he can dive to 550 metres in one 20 minute excursion. You can dive too, but not so deep, possibly meeting fur seals and Adélie penguins. Ashore you can encounter penguin colonies or “waddles” numbering thousands, as well as predatory leopard seals which hunt smaller seals and penguins. Back on board look out for all kinds of whales and soaring albatross.
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White Desert
We can also fly you into your Antarctic safari. You arrive into White Desert on a Gulfstream jet from Cape Town to spend five or eight nights in state-of-the-art igloo sleeping pods. Explore mysterious ice tunnels, climb and abseil down an ice cliff, visit fascinating science bases and go on a ‘white’ safari on foot or by vehicle. You can even take an epic flight right to the South Pole! Back at camp there’s an award-winning chef and a barman who’ll create a cocktail over 1,000 year old ice.
White Desert
We can also fly you into your Antarctic safari. You arrive into White Desert on a Gulfstream jet from Cape Town to spend five or eight nights in state-of-the-art igloo sleeping pods. Explore mysterious ice tunnels, climb and abseil down an ice cliff, visit fascinating science bases and go on a ‘white’ safari on foot or by vehicle. You can even take an epic flight right to the South Pole! Back at camp there’s an award-winning chef and a barman who’ll create a cocktail over 1,000 year old ice.
White Desert
We can also fly you into your Antarctic safari. You arrive into White Desert on a Gulfstream jet from Cape Town to spend five or eight nights in state-of-the-art igloo sleeping pods. Explore mysterious ice tunnels, climb and abseil down an ice cliff, visit fascinating science bases and go on a ‘white’ safari on foot or by vehicle. You can even take an epic flight right to the South Pole! Back at camp there’s an award-winning chef and a barman who’ll create a cocktail over 1,000 year old ice.
White Desert
We can also fly you into your Antarctic safari. You arrive into White Desert on a Gulfstream jet from Cape Town to spend five or eight nights in state-of-the-art igloo sleeping pods. Explore mysterious ice tunnels, climb and abseil down an ice cliff, visit fascinating science bases and go on a ‘white’ safari on foot or by vehicle. You can even take an epic flight right to the South Pole! Back at camp there’s an award-winning chef and a barman who’ll create a cocktail over 1,000 year old ice.
White Desert
We can also fly you into your Antarctic safari. You arrive into White Desert on a Gulfstream jet from Cape Town to spend five or eight nights in state-of-the-art igloo sleeping pods. Explore mysterious ice tunnels, climb and abseil down an ice cliff, visit fascinating science bases and go on a ‘white’ safari on foot or by vehicle. You can even take an epic flight right to the South Pole! Back at camp there’s an award-winning chef and a barman who’ll create a cocktail over 1,000 year old ice.
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Don’t just sit there!
Of course, you’re perfectly entitled to simply sit back, drink in hand on the observation deck and watch incredible icy panoramas glide serenely by. But you won’t be able to resist the temptation to explore. Whether it’s a helicopter from MV Ortelius to see the emperor penguins of the Weddell Sea or a lively snowshoe or ski safari, a gentle kayak beside an ice shelf or a night camping ashore, you simply have to get out and experience Antarctic wonders first-hand.
Don’t just sit there!
Of course, you’re perfectly entitled to simply sit back, drink in hand on the observation deck and watch incredible icy panoramas glide serenely by. But you won’t be able to resist the temptation to explore. Whether it’s a helicopter from MV Ortelius to see the emperor penguins of the Weddell Sea or a lively snowshoe or ski safari, a gentle kayak beside an ice shelf or a night camping ashore, you simply have to get out and experience Antarctic wonders first-hand.
Don’t just sit there!
Of course, you’re perfectly entitled to simply sit back, drink in hand on the observation deck and watch incredible icy panoramas glide serenely by. But you won’t be able to resist the temptation to explore. Whether it’s a helicopter from MV Ortelius to see the emperor penguins of the Weddell Sea or a lively snowshoe or ski safari, a gentle kayak beside an ice shelf or a night camping ashore, you simply have to get out and experience Antarctic wonders first-hand.
Don’t just sit there!
Of course, you’re perfectly entitled to simply sit back, drink in hand on the observation deck and watch incredible icy panoramas glide serenely by. But you won’t be able to resist the temptation to explore. Whether it’s a helicopter from MV Ortelius to see the emperor penguins of the Weddell Sea or a lively snowshoe or ski safari, a gentle kayak beside an ice shelf or a night camping ashore, you simply have to get out and experience Antarctic wonders first-hand.
Don’t just sit there!
Of course, you’re perfectly entitled to simply sit back, drink in hand on the observation deck and watch incredible icy panoramas glide serenely by. But you won’t be able to resist the temptation to explore. Whether it’s a helicopter from MV Ortelius to see the emperor penguins of the Weddell Sea or a lively snowshoe or ski safari, a gentle kayak beside an ice shelf or a night camping ashore, you simply have to get out and experience Antarctic wonders first-hand.
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Stay longer, explore further
From November to late February we can arrange an amazing array of ship-based expeditions. Some take you to the Falklands and South Georgia, where wandering albatross breed and which Ernest Shackleton and his crew reached after 16 days by lifeboat after abandoning the Endurance. These voyages all include time on the Antarctic Peninsula and usually take two to three weeks. Why not talk to us about combining one with a week or two in Chile or Argentina as the ultimate escape this winter.
Stay longer, explore further
From November to late February we can arrange an amazing array of ship-based expeditions. Some take you to the Falklands and South Georgia, where wandering albatross breed and which Ernest Shackleton and his crew reached after 16 days by lifeboat after abandoning the Endurance. These voyages all include time on the Antarctic Peninsula and usually take two to three weeks. Why not talk to us about combining one with a week or two in Chile or Argentina as the ultimate escape this winter.
Stay longer, explore further
From November to late February we can arrange an amazing array of ship-based expeditions. Some take you to the Falklands and South Georgia, where wandering albatross breed and which Ernest Shackleton and his crew reached after 16 days by lifeboat after abandoning the Endurance. These voyages all include time on the Antarctic Peninsula and usually take two to three weeks. Why not talk to us about combining one with a week or two in Chile or Argentina as the ultimate escape this winter.
Stay longer, explore further
From November to late February we can arrange an amazing array of ship-based expeditions. Some take you to the Falklands and South Georgia, where wandering albatross breed and which Ernest Shackleton and his crew reached after 16 days by lifeboat after abandoning the Endurance. These voyages all include time on the Antarctic Peninsula and usually take two to three weeks. Why not talk to us about combining one with a week or two in Chile or Argentina as the ultimate escape this winter.
Stay longer, explore further
From November to late February we can arrange an amazing array of ship-based expeditions. Some take you to the Falklands and South Georgia, where wandering albatross breed and which Ernest Shackleton and his crew reached after 16 days by lifeboat after abandoning the Endurance. These voyages all include time on the Antarctic Peninsula and usually take two to three weeks. Why not talk to us about combining one with a week or two in Chile or Argentina as the ultimate escape this winter.
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This says it all
“The tranquillity of the water heightened the superb effects of this glacial world. Majestic tabular bergs whose crevices exhaled a vaporous azure; lofty spires, radiant turrets and splendid castles; honeycombed masses illumined by pale green light within whose fairy labyrinths the water washed and gurgled. Seals and penguins on magic gondolas were the silent denizens of this dreamy Venice. In the soft glamour of the midsummer midnight sun, we were possessed by a rapturous wonder – the rare thrill of unreality”
Douglas Mawson, 1882 – 1958, Pioneering Australian Antarctic explorer
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