Antarctica – The White Continent

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    Antarctica – The White Continent

    14 Days Cruising Around the Bottom of the Earth

    Itinerary Overview:  The most exhilarating adventure the planet offers where Cabins available for Nov. / Dec. (Summer Months) and Travelkatz can arrange for Free Airfare; Select your voyage dates with our help

    This is Active, Immersive, Expedition Travel:  You’ll explore Antarctica in expedition style, aboard an authentic expedition ship as an incomparable experience and you’re guaranteed of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. Our supplier is the pioneer in polar heritage and with 50 years of experience navigating the polar geographies is your assurance of safe passage in one of the wildest sectors of the planet.  Camera Ready?

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    Antarctica – The White Continent

    Itinerary Overview – The most exhilarating adventure the planet and TravelKatz offers where the cabins are available for Nov. / Dec. (Summer Months).  We will secure Free Airfare; so select your voyage dates with our help.

    This is Active, Immersive, Expedition Travel – You’ll explore Antarctica in expedition style, aboard an authentic expedition ship as an incomparable experience and your guaranteed of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. Our supplier is the pioneer in polar heritage and with 50 years of experience navigating the polar geographies is your assurance of safe passage in one of the wildest sectors of the planet. Their veteran polar expedition team enables you to:

    • See more of the legendary landscapes and habitats
    • Encounter iconic penguins, leopard seals, and marine mammals
    • Kayak among icebergs, Zodiac cruise past resting leopard seals, and Hike on the continent
    • Experience the seldom-seen Antarctic undersea, too––through the efforts of the undersea specialist
    • Benefit from 175 collective years of expedition experience to see and do all you came for and more.

    Have up-close, personal penguin encounters – Travel with virtually any company to Antarctica, and you will see penguins. They are the citizens of the white continent, present in astounding numbers, and endlessly fascinating. Travel with our supplier, however, and you’ll travel equipped for up-close, personal encounters—with a fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks to enable you to get closer. And a team of engaging experts that enable you to spend more time enjoying penguin society, and understand more of the adaptations that enable these remarkable animals to survive their environment.

    Take advantage of all the superb photo ops – You’ll have a very experienced photographer as your traveling companion, to inspire you and provide tips in the field. And the services of a certified photo instructor, as well—to help you turn your point-and-shoot camera into an “aim and create.” You’ll find no end of subjects and the help you need to return home with your best photos ever.

    Every day is active and engaging – You’ll get out on adventures every day we’re in Antarctica, sometimes twice a day—to walk or hike, kayak or Zodiac cruise among the bergs. Because the ships have a fleet of both Zodiacs and kayaks, the entire expedition community can embark at once on forays, no waiting around for returning parties. You’ll have a choice of activities each day, and the option to join the naturalist whose interests mirror yours. Choice also includes opting to enjoy the view from the bridge, the all-glass observation lounge, the library or the chart room; to visit the fitness center with its panoramic windows, or ease into the sauna or a massage in the wellness center.

    Travel in excellent company – Journey to Antarctica under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, eight veteran naturalists, a knowledgeable photographer, plus a certified photo instructor, an undersea specialist, a Global Perspectives guest speaker, a video chronicler, and a wellness specialist. Their knowledge and passion for Antarctica is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    The Itinerary

    Days 1-2 – U.S./Buenos Aires, Argentina:  Depart on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires – Check into the Hotel Santiago by Mandarin before our guided overview of this vibrant city backed by the inspiring Andes Mountains.

    Day 2 – Meal Included: Lunch

    Day 3 – Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina/Embark:  Fly by private charter to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Embark ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 4 – At Sea/Drake Passage:  While crossing the legendary Drake Passage, spot albatross and other seabirds that glide alongside the ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Days 5-10 – Exploring Antarctica:  With long hours of daylight at this time of year, you’ll have ample opportunity to explore the Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands. In keeping with the nature of an expedition, the schedule is flexible so that you can take advantage of the unexpected—watching whales at play off the bow, taking an after-dinner Zodiac cruise, or heading out on an unplanned excursion. The crew of expeditioners  anticipate offering opportunities each day to hike, kayak among the ice floes, and experience close encounters with wildlife. You may have the thrill of watching our powerful ship crunch through the pack ice, or step ashore to thousands of Adélie and gentoo penguins. You’ll learn how climate change affects the penguin populations, and how best to capture images of penguins from the photographer. Back aboard, our undersea specialist may present video from that day’s dive or show rare images taken up to 1,000 feet below the surface using the ROV. The expert staff will craft an expedition where you will learn, see, and experience!

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Days 11-12 – At Sea:  Enjoy the ship’s amenities as the coast of Antarctica disappears from view. Round the southernmost tip of South America, and see the meeting of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Celebrate your voyage at a farewell dinner on board.

    Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Days 13-14 (overnight) – Disembark Ushuaia / Fly to Buenos Aires / HomeDisembark in Ushuaia. Fly by charter to Buenos Aires and connect with your overnight flight home.

    Day 13 – Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

    TravelKatz will be more than happy to help you celebrate this wonderful adventure.  Make family a priority and cruise with the children for an entertaining and educational experience cruise around Antarctica – a very sought after and tremendously popular place, so book this one early for 2020!  Call us at 352-277-7300 or email us at ks@travelkatz.com to secure your place at the bottom of the earth!

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    I accompanied a group of 12 to Alaska this past summer.  We flew into Seattle, saw some of the sights, and then flew to Juneau to start our Adventure Cruise.  What a wonderful Adventure. We saw glaciers, hump-back whales and other fascinating things...we would do this again. Thank you for such a great time!

    Sandy H, St Petersburg, FL

    I cannot begin to tell you what a wonderful job you did organizing our trip. It absolutely was the best vacation I have ever had. This was my first time over seas and what a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I am going through “James” withdraw today. He was an amazing tour guide and fit in so well with our group. I will definitely recommend you if I know of anyone thinking of going over to Ireland. Your country is so beautiful and everyone is so friendly. I can’t thank you enough for everything.

    Jack & JoAnn Douglass, Miami, FL

    I appreciated all the information that was given before I left on the trip. Our Guide, Jerry filled in all the other interesting information on what to expect. I felt safe, well feed and learned so much from a trip 45 mins from USA…I want people to see the beauty of the country, the people and their wonderful culture. I so loved the music. I am playing the CD’s often that I bought from the musicians. A trip I would like to do again. Thank you.

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