Seabourn has announced two spectacular new pre-cruise experiences, to take guests on a Polar adventure, as an optional add-on to select Seabourn Antarctica & Patagonia itineraries during the 2016-17 season and the Antarctic summer.
Guests bound for the Great White Continent aboard Seabourn Quest can extend their adventures and travel in the footsteps of Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton, with two incredible new travel packages, lasting approximately two weeks, which both include travelling to the South Pole, then on to South America’s astonishing UNESCO World Heritage Sites: (1) Polar Quest & Patagonia and (2) Polar Quest & Tierra del Fuego & Iguazu Falls – before joining Seabourn Quest for their sailing.
Both of the pre-cruise packages include stays at the spectacular Union Glacier Camp in the southern Ellsworth Mountains, 1,870 miles from the southern tip of Chile and a stone’s throw from Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica. Operated by the renowned land-based tour operator Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions (ALE) and one of a very few private seasonally operated camps in Antarctica, Union Glacier Camp is only accessible by air. The journey begins with a thrilling flight from Pune Arenas, Chile. The wheeled aircraft lands on a naturally-occurring ice runway, then continues in specially adapted vans to the camp. Here, accommodation is in spacious, double-occupancy sleeping tents, naturally heated by the 24-hour sunlight to a temperature ranging from 4C – 20C. Delicious food is served in the dining tent – fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meats and selections wines and beers sourced from Chile are flown in daily from Punte Arenas.
Polar Quest & Patagonia (14 nights/15 days) ‘ Polar Quest, Tierra del Fuego & Iguazu Falls (16 nights/17 days)
For reservations and further information on Seabourn’s Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia voyages, please contact a professional travel advisor, or call Seabourn on 0843 373 200 or visit www.seabourn.com.