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February 16-25, 2014
$12.695 – $19,795 (Your price varies by cabin selected.)
+$2,495 (DPD’s photo program
includes webinars, seminars, reviews, on site guidance, group only
Zodiacs, extra Zodiac cruises, and increased luggage limits.)
Fly To Antarctica
We fly from Punta Arenas, Chile to Antarctica’s King George Island
and back, eliminating days of travel in the challenging waters of the
Drake Passage. (Our luggage limit is 25kgs/55lbs.)
Embarking from Antarctica, we cruise on the Ocean Nova, one of the more stable and comfortable boats in the fleet.
This is more than a photo tour, this is a workshop! This is a unique
opportunity (for no more than a few dozen people, with a 1 to 10
participant/leader ratio) to visit one of the most amazing places on
this planet led by world renowned photographers - John Paul Caponigro and Seth Resnick and
special guests - who will help you boost your artistic vision, and
creativity. Creativity, composition, exposure, workflow, and
post-processing are only a few of the topics presented. You’ll be able
to participate in all regularly scheduled public cruise events plus our
private presentations. We’ll have Zodiacs dedicated to our photography
group only with one instructor guiding each boat. We’ll work closely
with the crew to shoot in the best times at the most beautiful
places. Most importantly, we’ll work closely with you to help you make
the most of the adventure and get the best results possible. You’ll
benefit tremendously from our advice, guidance, lectures,
demonstrations, reviews, special pre and post voyage webinars and
one-on-one attention – plus the comraderie of like-minded talented
participants. You’ll experience world class locations, world class
accommodations, and world class guidance.
The Antarctic Penninsula & Crossing The Antarctic Circle
Few can say they’ve travelled past the Antarctic Circle to the
last-explored and least-know realm on earth. Here’s your chance to join
the select few who’ve crossed that final border, into a world where the
sun never sets. This will be a trip of impossibly long sunsets as we
approach the line where the sun only skims the horizon but is never lost
from sight. We’re going late in the season so channels and bays that
would otherwise have been ice-lock will be open to us and calving
glaciers will be berthing icebergs the size of city-blocks. Penguin
chicks will have hatched and will be moving from their nests. Seal and
whales will be plentiful. (With luck, we may even get to sail through
the Gullet, a small channel our captain with over 20 years experience in
the area navigated for the fourth time in his life in 2009. It was like
floating past frozen clouds, which covered all but the sharp peaks of
the mountains and dropped below the mirror-like surface of the water.)
During our voyage south of the Antarctic Circle and back, we’ll visit
the highlights of the Antarctic Penninsula – Deception Island (sailing
into an active volcano), Paradise Bay (gliding in its mirror-like
waters), Neko Harbor (walking above a calving glacier), Lemaire Channel
(sailing through mountain peaks at sunset), Plenneau Bay (exploring an
iceberg graveyard) and many more.
Important reminder: Embracing the unexpected is part of the
legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees
that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of
flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are
nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South
Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others
equally as interesting.
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage,
ANTARCTICA XXI takes you to one of the most spectacular and remotest
places on earth – Antarctica. Sail to the far south, and be on of the
few adventurous travellers to cross the Antarctic Circle.
ANTARCTICA XXI staff welcomes you in Punta Arenas, Chile. Transfer to
your hotel and attend a briefing that provides important information
about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic
visitors. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local gastronomy as you
meet fellow adventurers from around the world.
Passengers should plan to be in Punta Arenas at 15:00 hours, at the
latest.Pick-up at the Punta Arenas airport and transfer to the hotel
cannot be guaranteed for travellers arriving later than 15:00 hours.
A smooth two-hour flight takes you efficiently from Punta Arenas to
King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Your Antarctic
adventure begins as you exit the airplane and the clear Antarctic air
fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding
Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before
boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.
Day 3 – 8
Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while
enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Visit the
South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic
Peninsula, disembarking by Zodiac each day. In small groups, hike to
extraordinary sites and take part in exploratory Zodiac excursions to
otherwise inaccessible areas. Expert polar guides share their passion
for Antarctica through an engaging program of illustrated presentations,
and lead you ashore to interpret the wildlife, the history and the many
wonders of the Antarctic environment. From the glass-enclosed lounge,
enjoy spectacular views while sharing your daily adventures with fellow
guests over a drink.
The goal of the expedition is to sail far south in the attempt of
reaching the Polar Circle. The Expedition Team sets the specific voyage
route based on local conditions, and takes advantage of the
ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature. Flexibility will be the
key to a successful voyage. Your expedition may include visits to sites
such as Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire
Channel, Prospect Point or other magnificent places.Each voyage is
unique and each is crafted to provide the best possible overview of the
varied Antarctic environment.
Back at King George Island, bid farewell to Antarctica as you board
the flight to Punta Arenas. The program ends upon arrival at the airport
in Punta Arenas.
Transfer to the city will be available for passengers staying
overnight in Punta Arenas. One complimentary hotel night in Punta Arenas
is offered upon request on Day 9 of the Travel Program.
You can read JP’s daily blog posts from our 2009 and 2011 voyages here.
Preview John Paul’s book Antarctica here.
Preview Seth’s book Vanishing Continent here.
Having made five Antarctic voyages, each time suprised by how
different the light and weather are, we find ways to improve our
Antarctica experiences each time and are dedicated to making this a once
in a lifetime experience.
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