Seabourn launches new excursions to the South Pole

Seabourn launches new excursions to the South Pole
Seabourn guests can extend their adventure to the South Pole through the line's ongoing partnership with UNESCO

Seabourn Cruise Line is to introduce new pre-cruise experiences to the South Pole on select Antarctica and Patagonia itineraries in the 2016-2017 season.

Guests can extend their cruise with two new travel packages that take guests to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and include stays at Union Glacier Camp in the southern Ellsworth Mountains, one of a few private seasonally occupied camps in Antarctica. Run by land-based tour operator Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions, the full-service camp offers double-occupancy tents and gourmet cuisine.

“Seabourn has made its reputation for offering guests astonishing experiences in places that are beyond the ordinary, and there are few travel opportunities less-expected or out-of-the-ordinary than a visit to the South Pole,” said Robin West, senior manager of expedition planning and operations at Seabourn. “These experiences will be the icing on the cake for guests bound for Antarctica aboard Seabourn Quest over the season ahead.”

The 15-day ‘Polar Quest & Patagonia’ cruise includes a transantarctic flight and landing at the South Pole, as well as an overland journey that allows guests to explore UNESCO World Heritage Site Torres del Paine National Park. The park encompasses 450,000 acres of forests, rivers, lakes and pampas in southernmost Chile. Guests can choose from a variety of included excursions.

Meanwhile, the 17-day ‘Polar Quest, Tierra del Fuego & Iguazu Falls’ itinerary enables guests to enjoy a transantarctic flight and landing at the South Pole, and join a select group of explorers enroute to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Iguazu Falls National Park on the border of Brazil and Argentina. From Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina, guests will witness an immense complex of waterfalls, and have the opportunity to enjoy walking, inflatable boat or helicopter tours.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Thursday, July 21, 2016