Peregrine Adventures is celebrating the launch of five new voyages in its 2019/20 Exclusive Voyages brochure with up to 30 per cent off a select range of polar cruises when booked before 19 August 2018*.
The new brochure, which covers Antarctica and the Arctic and is available now, will see guests follow in the footsteps of Drake and Shackleton as they explore the White Continent in comfort and style.
Ensuring guests have the most enriching experience, Peregrine polar voyages feature a team of experts in a range of fields including glaciology, ornithology, marine biology and polar history.
“As seasoned adventurers, we’re always looking for new ways to take our polar experiences to the next level without costing the earth. These five new voyages will provide our guests with memories that will stay forever sketched into their hearts and minds as they witness the jaw- dropping natural beauty of glaciers and fjords, encounter unique wildlife, and learn about the extraordinary history of the north and south pole,” said Brett Mitchell, Australia and New Zealand Regional Director for Peregrine Adventures.
The five new voyages include:
* Jewels of Antarctica (12 days) and Pristine Antarctica (11 days)
Starting in Ushuaia, Argentina – the world’s southernmost city – guests will cross the Drake Passage and follow in the footsteps of the great explorers who came before them. Travellers will explore Antarctica’s untouched wilderness, snowy peaks, towers of broken blue-white ice and abundance of wildlife. They’ll see thousands of gentoo penguins at Cuverville Island and Danco Island, and have the option to kayak and camp at Jougla Point. Guests will go in search of humpback and minke whales during Zodiac cruises around Paradise Bay and Wilhelmina Bay.
Inclusions: Some activities, excursions, education program and meals. Expedition boots on loan. These trips include one night’s accommodation in Ushuaia.
Dates: Jewels of Antarctica departs 25 January 2020 and includes one additional day exploring. Pristine Antarctica departs 22 November 2019.
Prices: Jewels of Antarctica ranges from AUD $10,299* per person quad share (was $12,260 per person) to AUD $19,043* per person twin share for a suite (was $22,670 per person). Pristine Antarctica ranges from AUD $7481* per person quad share (was $8905 per person) to AUD $15,650* per person twin share for a suite (was $18,630 per person).
* Discover Antarctica (11 days)
Starting in Ushuaia, this voyage sets sail through the Drake Passage following the footsteps of famous English seafarer, Sir Frances Drake. Travellers will spend four days on the Antarctic
Peninsula spotting wildlife from the ship’s outer decks. Travellers have the opportunity to visit an active research station and explore well-known sites such as the Lemaire Channel, Deception Island, Paradise Bay and Neko Harbour.
Inclusions: All activities, excursions, education program and meals. Expedition boots on loan. This trip includes one night’s accommodation in Ushuaia.
Dates: Departing on 21 February 2020.
Prices: Start from AUD $10,580* per person twin share for a standard cabin (was $12,595 per person) to AUD $15,414* per person twin share for a premium suite (was $18,350 per person).
* Exclusive Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands (21 days)
In addition to Drake Passage and the Antarctic Peninsula, this voyage will retrace Shackleton’s path to South Georgia where travellers will see seabirds, whales and other wildlife. Weather permitting, they will land at Elephant Island where Shackleton embarked on one of the greatest survival stories of all time. For three days, travellers will explore the island of South Georgia and discover why it’s known as the ‘Galapagos of the South’. The Falklands is home to the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world and five species of penguin breed here.
Inclusions: All activities, excursions, education program, meals and one night’s accommodation. Expedition boots on loan.
Dates: Departing on 1 March 2020.
Prices: Start from AUD $17,254* per person twin share for a standard cabin (was $20,540 per person) to AUD $26,460* per person twin share for a premium suite (was $31,500 per person).
* Arctic Unveiled (8 days)
The shortest of the five voyages, this eight-day journey starts in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. On a zodiac cruise, travellers will watch for Brunnich’s guillemots, puffins, kittiwake and prowling Arctic foxes. There’s hope of cruising near Monaco Glacier and spotting a polar bear. In Hinlopen Strait, travellers can spot reindeer, pink-footed geese and walruses. On day five, travellers will aim to reach the area of 81 degrees north – just 540 kilometres from the geographic North Pole.
Inclusions: All activities, excursions, education program and meals. Expedition boots on loan.
Dates: Departs 23 June 2019.
Prices: Range from AUD $5742* per person twin share for a standard cabin (was $6850 per person) and from AUD $8274* per person twin share for a premium suite (was $9850 per person).
Some voyages are onboard the new Hondius vessel that rates among the elite few civilian ships with Polar Class 6 notations meaning it’s the strongest ice-strengthened ship available. Hondius carries 176 guests and each of its 84 cabins have views of the Antarctic landscape. The remaining voyages will be onboard the newly updated Ocean Atlantic ship that carries up to 198 passengers, and includes a gym, polar boutique and panoramic views from the bar.
*Terms and conditions apply.
For full terms and conditions or more information visit: https://www.peregrineadventures.com/en-au/antarctica-earlybird
For more than 39 years, Peregrine has been pioneering small group tours, ideal for travellers aged 45 and over who embrace the spirit of adventure. For us, that means delivering exceptional travel experiences in over 80 destinations around the globe. It means premium adventures that are completely immersive; it means hand-picked accommodation, intimate small groups, taking the route less taken, English-speaking local guides, added inclusions and a slower, more considered pace. Premium stands for an exceptional experience, but never an artificial one. Welcome to a new style of adventure travel. Peregrine is part of the Intrepid Group, the world’s largest provider of adventure travel experiences and a leader in sustainable tourism.