Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced the addition of two new departures to their Antarctica 2016 season on November 7 and November 17. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first citizen explorer voyage to Antarctica led by Lars-Eric Lindblad, the company cited the increased demand, and with two ships in the region, National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion, the season is almost sold out.
Both departures will be set aboard the 102-guest National Geographic Orion, and will follow the 11-night Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent expedition, one of the most exhilarating adventures the planet offers.
Guests will experience the marvels of this world of penguins in astounding numbers, myriad bird species, and whales; the majestic ice sculptures, and the splendid solitude. The active, immersive adventure will include kayaking among icebergs, Zodiac cruises past resting leopard seals, and hikes on the continent with the best ice team on Earth – an expedition leader, eight veteran naturalists, a National Geographic photographer, a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, and an undersea specialist.
Rates begin at AU$16,700 per person based on double occupancy in a category one cabin. Guests on the two departures will also receive a special saving of AU$1,000 and a complimentary charter airfare roundtrip between Santiago/Ushuaia.
For reservations or additional information on Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic voyages, visit au.expeditions.com, or call 1300 361 012 (AU), 0800 444 462 (NZ) or +2 9033 8700 (Asia).