Burke & Wills, Speke & Burton, Lewis & Clarke, Shackleton, Amelia Earhart, Kay Cottee, Roald Amundsen, Scott, Balboa, Cortez & Pizzaro… all explorers of note. Men and women who walked steps, sailed seas, or flew where no European had ever gone before.
It was ‘easier’ back then to find frontiers and barriers still unconquered. Today, most of our planet’s grand exploratory challenges have been met. In a world made smaller by improved technology and advancing transportation services, it’s getting harder still to find travel adventures for those who have that adventurous Globetrotting spirt. We all want to get ‘off the beaten path,’ but it can sometimes feel like the path has been beaten everywhere.
Antarctica and the Arctic are the ultimate earthbound frontier. While remote, tough to reach, and challenging to explore once you’re there, they have become a popular choice for travelers wanting to satisfy that craving for adventure. Those who want to explore the Polar Regions are serious about their ambition, and while more and more dates added each year, cruises can sell out 18 months in advance.
Not that Antarctica or the Arctic are at any risk of being overcrowded. They still true remote destinations best suited to the adventurous Globetrotter. But, if you really want something different, something that follows in the spirit of the explorer, that very few will ever do, consider sailing the Ross Sea from Ushuaia Argentina to Bluff (Invercargill) New Zealand, with helicopter air tours and shore landings, all over 32 days.
There are many trips and cruises to Antarctica, but this one stands apart as an exploratory expedition cruise around Antarctica starting in Ushuaia, Argentina and finishing in Bluff, New Zealand. The Ross Sea Expedition cruise takes you across the bottom of the world, including landfalls at remote islands and regions few visit.
The ultimate Antarctica cruise begins like many others, in Ushuaia, a frontier town pitched on the southern tip of South America. After chumming with fellow globetrotters in the town’s adventure bases, board the M/V Ortelius, an ice cruiser capable of accommodating up to 123 passengers. With 22 crew members, 19 hotel staff, and eight expedition specialists, M/V Ortelius is staffed with experts and equipped to brave the south seas, offering passengers as much time on shore as possible. It offers the comforts of a hotel with the technical superiority of a scientific research vessel.
Join Goway for a 31-night exploratory voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll visit the rarely seen volcanic Peter I Island, the huts of the British explorers Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott on Ross Island, McMurdo Station and the Dry Valleys, and Campbell Island, home to the Southern Royal Albatrosses. Be a true modern day explorer and Globetrotter, connecting the South American continent to the land of the Long White Cloud, New Zealand!
Book now and receive a complimentary 3 day, 2 night Buenos Aires and Invercargill stopover – valued at $1790US / $2330CA per couple. Your trip includes all meals aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea, all shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac, a program of lectures by noted naturalists, the guidance of experienced expedition staff, free use of rubber boots and snowshoes, ship-to-shore helicopter transfers, transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation in Ushuaia, transfer to Invercargill in New Zealand, all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program, comprehensive pre-departure material, and of course, stories few could match and memories that will last forever.