Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Gap Adventures Announces Seat Sale for Upcoming Arctic Cruising Season

Travellers who book by April 30, 2011 save 15 to 25 per cent on select Arctic adventures.

Gap Adventures, the world’s adventure travel leader, announces a last-minute seat sale, just before the new Arctic cruising season, beginning May 2011. Travellers who book trips aboard the M/S Expedition to Norway, Spitsbergen, Iceland and Greenland from May to September 2011, receive a 15 to 25 per cent discount.

M/S Expedition
“We’re excited to launch the new Arctic cruising season and share the rugged majesty of the polar north with adventurers and cold enthusiasts,” says Will Bennett, Gap Adventures’ director of operations aboard the M/S Expedition. “The Arctic is one of the most culturally rich and historically fascinating regions of the world, with a magnificent bounty of wildlife and awe-inspiring natural wonder.”

Travellers who book Category-2 to Category-5 cabins receive a 25 per cent discount. Category-1 bookings receive a 15 per cent discount. The early booking bonus is valid until April 30.

“Very few people have the opportunity to witness the breathtaking beauty of Arctic region,” adds Bennett. “Echoing our commitment to leading with service, we’re pleased to offer travellers even more value with the seat sale, making the glacial trips more accessible and affordable.”

“We had the most fabulous experience and felt blessed on this adventure,” says Christine Williams, who was on the Realm of the Polar Bear tour. “Before even leaving the harbour, we were visited by a pod of beluga whales. We also encountered a polar bear that swam around our ship, saw two bears confronting one another on an ice floe, and came across loving mothers and their cubs. We even got up close to walruses, saw frisky arctic foxes, and snuck up on reindeer. It was a full on experience!”

For more information on the Arctic early booking bonus, visit: http://www.gapadventures.com/trips/promotions/arctic-save-25/.

100% Bear-antee – an Industry First
Gap Adventures has such confidence in its Expedition Team’s ability to locate polar bears that the company now guarantees at least one of our planet’s largest land predators will be spotted during its Arctic adventures.

In the unlikely event that Gap Adventures’ team is unable to locate a polar bear, every passenger onboard will receive a credit for the value they spent on their cruise to use towards a future Arctic cruise aboard the M/S Expedition.

For more information on the Bear-antee, visit: http://www.gapadventures.com/ms-expedition-cruises/faq/#faq_bearantee.

Behind the Scenes
For an insider’s experience of the M/S Expedition, follow Warren and Betsy Talbot of Married with Luggage, as they join the Gap Adventures crew in repositioning the cruise from Ushuaia, Argentina to Svalbarg, Norway. Updates, videos and pictures will be shared on Gap Adventures’ blog, as well as the Talbot’s.

For more information about Gap Adventures’ Arctic cruising season visit: http://www.gapadventures.com/ms-expedition-cruises/.