With an increased appetite for sustainability, single cabins, private balconies and wellness, a whole new purpose-built fleet of ships (all under 200 passengers) are set to revolutionise Antarctica travel in the coming months.
Cream of the crop is Lindblad-National Geographic’s Endurance, a 126-guest state-of-the-art polar expedition ship. Named after the great explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship, it will begin sailing in October 2020.
With the highest ice class of any purpose-built passenger ship, the vessel will be able to roam free at the bottom of the world at any time of the year, vastly expanding the range of exploration in Antarctica and the Arctic.
Travellers can journey to these remote destinations under the guidance of a host of experts, including renowned naturalists, a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, an undersea specialist and a wellness practitioner.
With a total of six decks, the ship has over 10,000 square feet of glass to frame the polar scenery. Guest facilities include a gym, spa treatments, saunas, yoga studio and two infinity-pool Jacuzzi's.
With multiple dining options, she will also keep guests well fed. They can even enjoy barbecues in the Winter Garden, weather permitting.
Cabins are beautifully appointed, with large windows allowing guests to admire the stunning views. 75% offer balconies and 12 are designed for solo travellers.
For the more adventurous, the ship’s expedition tools include cross-country skis, kayaks, hydrophones, underwater video cameras, a remotely operated vehicle, a video microscope and a helicopter landing platform.
Travellers may choose from several itineraries, including a 12-day Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent; the 17-day South Georgia and the Falklands and the 22-day Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands.
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*please note the current pictures are renderings of the final product