The largest colony of king penguins resides in South Georgia and is one of the many wildlife highlights to be seen on One Ocean Expeditions’ (OOE) cruises as the Antarctic winter ends and spring breaks out in October/November. And, as if any extra incentive was necessary, OOE is offering a US $1500 travel credit to passengers on three specific departures – South Georgia In Depth (16 nights from 15 October), and two Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica cruises (19 nights from 31 October, and 17 nights from 19 November).
Always popular, photography symposiums will also be taking place on the South Georgia In Depth trip, as well as – for the first time – the 19-night Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica Cruise, departing on 31 October, both led by award-winning photographer and conservationist, Daisy Gilardini, who has visited the region every year for the past 19 years.
Daisy will be joined by a number of other professional photography guides who are experts in their field and who will accompany keen amateur photographers on zodiac excursions, landings and hikes, assisting them to maximize the light conditions and capitalise on the many photographic opportunities during the voyage.
Prices start from US$8,995 per person in a quad private cabin and from US $15,395 per person (including the travel credit) in a twin cabin with private bathroom. The offer is subject to availability and on a first-come-first-served basis and includes flights from Port Stanley to Punta Arenas in Chile as per the itinerary, airport transfers, accommodation and meals on board, plus guides, wet weather gear, excursions and activities as included in each itinerary.
Expert guides including naturalists, marine biologists, ornithologists, adventurers and a professional photographer accompany all of OOE’s voyages. Cruising in inflatable Zodiac boats is a memorable activity for all passengers, while there are plenty of opportunities for the more adventurous to explore on long hikes ashore, or by sea kayak.
For more information about One Ocean Expeditions visit: www.oneoceanexpeditions.com