Tuesday 15 November 2016

World Expeditions new 2017-18 Polar Program

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Australian adventure travel specialist, World Expeditions, has launched a new 2017-18 Polar brochure packed with a range of new voyages including a remote cruise across the Arctic Circle taking in the Scottish Isles, Norwegian coastline and the island of Spitsbergen.

World Expeditions has been offering voyages to the Polar regions of Antarctica, The Arctic and the Russian Far East for more than two decades and offers the most extensive range of voyages in the market.

World Expeditions CEO, Sue Badyari, says the Polar regions are truly the world’s wild frontiers, virtually untouched by any human development.

“As well as being scenically spectacular voyages, our active itineraries provide a fully immersive experience for the traveller, allowing them to step off the boat on to zodiacs which ferry our travellers to surreal Polar lands, considered to be the last bastions of pristine wildernesses,” she said.

“Our small group adventures provide unparalleled opportunities to authentically engage with the pristine landscapes, observe polar wildlife in their natural habitat, discover rugged coastlines, towering mountains and frozen landscapes. And you can take your experience one step further and participate in a range of optional activities such as sea kayaking, diving, snorkelling, photography, camping on ice and glacier walks.”

New itineraries in the World Expeditions 2017-18 Polar Brochure include:

“Across the Arctic Circle”: a remote 14-day cruise around the remote Scottish Isles, along the spectacular Norwegian coastline, across the Arctic Circle and exploring the wildlife rich island of Spitsbergen. Visit a 5000 year old Neolithic Village, spot Polar Bears, catch glimpses of the elusive Beluga Whale and observe the world’s largest colony of Guillemots (seabirds) on a remote World Heritage Site. From US$4750 per person (twin public) departing Aberdeen.

Sailing around Spitsbergen: an epic 16-day journey endeavouring to circumnavigate the vast Spitsbergen wilderness on board the schooner, “Noorderlicht”. With a small group of just 20 passengers, and manned by a skilled crew and expert leader, this is an interactive journey involving handling of the sails, taking the helm and being on watch during the night. A totally immersive Polar experience and a spectacular introduction to life in the Arctic. From US$6250 per person, embarking Longyearbyen.

In the wake of Mawson – a captivating 26-day voyage tracing the journey of Sir Douglas Mawson along the remote East Antarctic coastline, directly south of Australia. Discover one of the most spectacular, extreme and pristine environments in the world, home to a vast array of penguins, seabird, whales and seals. From USD$16,000 (Main Deck Twin share), departing Invercargill, New Zealand.

Northeast Passage: the Northern Sea Route. An epic adventure of exploration of the one of the greatest and least accessible seaways in the world. Recent changes in the summer sea ice have now made this historic and fascinating sea route accessible to a few expedition vessels. This epic journey commences in Murmansk, Russia, following the route east towards Anadyr. From US$19,800 per person.

To celebrate the launch of the 2017-18 brochure World Expeditions is offering massive savings of up to US$10,000 on its Ross Sea Explorer voyages. The Ross Sea Explorer voyage follows the paths of the early explorers, offering a rare insight into the history of Amundsen, Shackleton and Scott's expeditions as well as abundant wildlife encounters including the magnificent King penguin colonies.

www.worldexpeditions.com or 1300 720 000.

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