Thursday, 16 June 2011

Off The Beaten Track Adventures To Antarctica


Antarctica Off The Beaten Track is a brand new 12-night adventure cruise from One Ocean Expeditions incorporating a selection of extraordinary outdoor pursuits not previously available on other itineraries, which are designed to excite and inspire lovers of the Great Outdoors.

Departing Ushuaia, the world’s southern-most city, in Argentina, on November 8, passengers travelling with One Ocean Expeditions on board Akademik Ioffe, an impressive ice-strengthened ship designed for Polar Research, will have the opportunity to experience three new activities: ski touring, overnight sea kayaking trips - unique in Antarctica to this operator - and full-day expedition field photography with renowned Polar photographer, Daisy Gilardini.

Other options providing the opportunity to appreciate varied terrain amidst Antarctic snow pack include snow-shoeing ($45) giving access to breathtaking vistas unimpaired by waist deep powder, or the new, more strenuous mountaineering/ski touring expedition ($750) aimed at skiers who enjoy a challenge and are not afraid of skinning up for the run of a lifetime. Ski-touring also requires previous experience and approval from a guide before participation can be confirmed.

For keen photographers interested in field photography, a full day’s expedition with speciality photographer, Daisy Gilardini, is now on offer ($45), focusing on capturing either adventure pursuits with a remarkable backdrop or stunning landscape scenes.

The 12-night Antarctica Off The Beaten Track expedition includes all meals and accommodation plus Zodiac excursions and landings, special hiking programmes, ship transfers, foul weather gear and overnight camping. Prices start from $8,390 per person based on twin share, from $6,590pp for triple share and from $1,0980pp in a One Ocean Suite. Price excludes flights from the UK to Ushuaia (available from £949 including pre-paid taxes and current fuel surcharges). Dates: 8 – 20 November 2011, (Ushuaia/Ushuaia).

For further info, visit www.oneoceanexpeditions.com or the UK's specialist adventure-cruise agents of The Cruise Line Ltd.