Published: 01 August 2016 by: Kate Webster
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See the South Pole with Seabourn

Couples can explore the wonders at the bottom of the world with the launch of new excursions to the South Pole with Seabourn.

The ultra-luxury cruise line is launching new pre-cruise experiences taking guests to the South Pole on select Antarctica and Patagonia itineraries during the 2016-17 season.

Guests bound for the Great White Continent aboard Seabourn Quest can extend their adventure with two new travel packages that feature UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Polar Quest, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Iguazu Falls.

Seabourn Senior Manager Expedition Planning and Operations, Robin West said '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. These experiences will be the icing on the cake for guests bound for Antarctica aboard Seabourn Quest over the season ahead.'

Both of the pre-cruise packages include a transantarctic flight and landing at the South Pole as well as stays at Union Glacier Camp in the southern Ellsworth Mountains, one of a few private seasonally occupied camps in Antarctica. Operated by renowned land-based tour operator Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions (ALE), the full-service camp offers spacious, double-occupancy sleeping tents, freshly prepared gourmet cuisine, and a spectacular setting for activities from scenic excursions to technical climbs and ski tours.

The new Antarctica and Patagonia pre-cruise experiences also include:

Polar Quest & Patagonia (15 days) – This overland journey takes guests on an exploration of breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site Torres del Paine National Park that encompasses 180,000 hectares of forests, rivers and lakes in southernmost Chile. Included excursions provide daily opportunities to explore vivid blue ice pools, raw glacial moraines and abundant wildlife from guanacos to Andean condors. Packages start from $66,000 per person based on double occupancy and depart on December 4, 2016, followed by Seabourn Quest’s December 19 sailing to Antarctica.

Polar Quest, Tierra del Fuego & Iguazu Falls (17 days) – Guests will join a select company of intrepid explorers at one of the world’s most remote and unspoiled destinations – the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site of Iguazu Falls National Park on the border of Brazil and Argentina. From Santiago in Chile to Buenos Aires in Argentina, guests will explore the falls and its surroundings from extensive walkways or take options such as inflatable boats or helicopter tours. Packages start from $70,000 per person based on double occupancy and depart on December 26, 2016, followed by Seabourn Quest’s January 12 sailing to Antarctica.

Seabourn’s intimate ships offer key elements that set the line apart: spacious, thoughtfully appointed suites, many with verandas; superb dining in a choice of venues; complimentary open bars throughout the ship; fine wines poured at lunch and dinner; award-winning service and a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home on board. The ships travel the globe throughout the year, sailing to many of the world’s most desirable destinations, including marquee cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and lesser-known ports and hideaways.

For more information call 13 24 02 or visit the website here.

 

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