By virtue of its definition, Expedition Cruises evokes that sort of Scott of the Antarctic feeling, ice pick in hand, or Dr Livingstone thrashing through the jungles of the “Dark Continent”. There’s a deep-rooted feeling of danger and fear lurking out there somewhere that you will conquer through grit and determination.
In reality, today’s Expedition Cruises are a more modest affair, far less taxing on the constitution though still requiring a degree of fitness and stamina. Gone are the over-zealous cruise directors barking out canned jokes and orders. Replacing them are serious-minded “Expedition Teams” that are headed by “Expedition Leaders”, experts in their fields of geography, history, ornothology, zoology, biology and a lot of other “ologies”.
The work-horse of Expedition cruising is the trusty Zodiac (rubber inflatable boat or RIB) without which many an ice floe, tributary, mangrove, or jungle spot would remain unexplored. But the rewards of access are immeasurable, delivering passengers to parts of the planet that most of us would only ever read about in National Geographic. These vessels, shallow in draught, are perfect for “wet landings”. Note, some agility is required to board and disembark in wild areas.
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9 night EXPEDITION cruise aboard L’Austral from Sydney to Cairns exploring Islands on the Great Barrier Reef with an expert team of biologists and marine wildlife professionals, 2nt Cairns stay with departure transfer, Full day trip to Kuranda with lunch, One way economy airfare**
INCLUDES: Return economy airfare from Syd/Mel/Bne to Buenos Aires inc tax, 2nt Buenos Aires stay with breakfast/transfers, Return economy charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, 10 night Expedition cruise with L’Austral round trip from Ushuaia to Antarctica including open bar on board and all shore/zodiac excursions plus complimentary expedition parka and free boot hire, 1nt Buenos Aires stay with breakfast/transfers post cruise, plus port taxes
INCLUDES: Return economy airfare from Syd/Mel/Bne to Buenos Aires inc tax, 2nt Buenos Aires stay with breakfast/transfers, Return economy charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, 15 night Expedition cruise with Le Boreal round trip from Ushuaia to Antarctica including open bar on board and all shore/zodiac excursions plus complimentary expedition parka and free boot hire, 1nt Buenos Aires stay with breakfast/transfers post cruise, plus port taxes
INCLUDES: Return economy airfare** from Syd, Bne, Mel to Quito and ex Lima on return, 1nt Quito stay with transfers, 6 night Galapagos cruise tour with Monserrat and G-Adventures round trip from Quito, 1nt Quito stay with transfers, Economy airfare Quito to Lima, 1nt Lima stay with transfers, 7 night National Geographic Machu Picchu tour round trip from Lima with G-Adventures, air/port taxes
Silversea is delighted to now offer Free Roundtrip Economy Air (or upgrade to Business Class for just $1,395 per person) on select 2018 Expedition voyages aboard Silver Discoverer to the Kimberley and beyond.
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