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Antarctica Discovery

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Embark on an unforgettable odyssey, where discovery and adventure converge on the vast canvas of the White Continent. Immerse yourself in stark and surprising landscapes that define this breathtaking region. As you traverse Antarctica's icy expanse, witness the majestic beauty of untouched vistas—a true testament to the raw power of nature. This once-in-a-lifetime journey offers up-close encounters with a diverse array of wildlife—from penguins waddling along the snow to fur seals lounging on ice floes—that call this pristine environment home. Every moment exploring this polar wilderness defines a unique and awe-inspiring experience.

Program Highlights

– Cruise in elegance and comfort. Ocean Victory boasts a delicate balance between modern refinement and responsible travel. From the vessel's energy-efficient systems to its minimized carbon footprint, every detail has been meticulously crafted to ensure a minimal impact on the environments we explore.

– Get lost in luxury. Take advantage of the ship’s five-star amenities, including two hot tubs, spa, gym, spacious lounges, and outdoor bar.

– Dine in style. Savor exquisite cuisine in elegant dining spaces, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, in both the Panorama and Beagle Restaurants.

– Explore at leisure. Ocean Victory is well-equipped with Zodiac boats and a fleet of kayaks, allowing you to discover remote coastlines and wildlife-rich areas up close. Expert guides, scientists, and lecturers seamlessly enrich the learning experience throughout the tour.

– Choose your own adventure. Join the optional Polar Camping excursion on land: with specialized performance gear and expert guidance, sleep unsheltered in a cozy bivy sack for the utmost connection to nature. Kayaking enthusiasts can join the optional Sea Kayaking outing: a one-time opportunity to explore the outstanding grandeur and magical beauty of the polar expanse by kayak. (Participants must have prior kayaking experience.) Optional activities must be booked on board the ship. Each have limited availability, are weather permitting, and extra fees apply.