Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Camp, Climb and Kayak in the Antarctic snow with Aurora Expeditions


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Aurora Expeditions is offering an amazing lifetime experience of camping overnight in the snow on its Antarctic Peninsula voyage.

The cruise, limited to just 54 people, will depart on 26 November, this year and will offer camping, climbing, kayaking and diving.

Those brave enough to camp out overnight will experience the most magical wake up call of penguins, Gentoos and Adeiles. You may even be almost cuddling up to a seal overnight.

Lisa Bolton, CEO, Aurora Expeditions, said, “There is nothing like the silence you experience here in the remotest part of the globe. Yet this can be broken by the inquisitive penguins and other birds as you awake.

She said, “As it is 24 hours of daylight at this time of the year, don’t forget your sunscreen.”

Other tips for camping in the snow include wearing two pairs of socks, bringing a book and go to the bathroom on the ship before you leave for your camping experience. It’s such a romantic place, its ideal for proposals!

She said, “We have even had the ships captain perform wedding bows, the romantic pull is so strong.”

The Antarctic Peninsula voyage offers you sparkling snow, fast ice and waters teeming with life as they herald the arrival of springtime. You will venture through waters patrolled by orcas and minke whales to find Weddell, crab eater and leopard seals.

The springtime voyage departs on 26 November from Ushuaia Argentina on Polar Pioneer. This 11 day voyage is priced from US$7190 twin share and includes

Ship’s accommodation. All public areas are open to all passengers.
◗ all meals on board ship.
◗ all shore excursions from the ship including Zodiacs.
◗ lectures, videos, slide and film shows and guide services.
◗ medical services. There is a resident medical officer and well equipped
clinic on board.
◗ port taxes and port charges imposed by government authorities.
◗ pre-departure information.

Not included:
◗ air transport to and from the ship.
◗ visa, passport and vaccination charges and airport departure taxes.
◗ hotels and meals not included in ship cruise itinerary.
◗ optional excursions not included in ship cruise itinerary.
◗ laundry, postage, personal clothing, medical expenses, personal
travel insurance and items of a personal nature such as bar charges and
phone calls and optional end of voyage tips.
◗ credit card surcharge, if making your final payment by credit card.
◗ emergency evacuation charges. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

Surcharge for sea kayaking (including dry suit): US$825.
Surcharge for climbing: US$250.

camping & photography are complimentary, but camping is subject to weather and itinerary.

Further information Aurora Expeditions
T +61 2 9252 1033 I F +61 2 9252 1373 I e auroraex@auroraexpeditions.com.au I W www.auroraexpeditions.com.au