Lindblad Expeditions has added four Antarctica departures for the 2022-2023 season aboard its new polar vessel, the 126-guest National Geographic Resolution.
The voyages are all set for early season October/November voyages, as the austral summer is dawning, and this frozen world is springing to life.
These early expeditions offer guests the Antarctica of their dreams – the most pristine conditions, an ice-filled ocean, bright white landscapes of virgin snow and the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime “into the ice” hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski trek in the most thrilling surroundings possible.
Early arrival also provides a front row seat to an extraordinary wildlife spectacle – the courtship rituals of penguins. Adélie, chinstrap and gentoo all come ashore to mate and begin building their nests. Guests will witness colonies a flurry of activity—flipper-waving, pebble presenting, stone stealing and some heated showdowns over nesting space.
Following are the new departures. Rates are per person based on double occupancy in a category 1 cabin, with special offers below.
South Georgia and The Falklands: Explore the wild and intriguing islands few have seen. Steeped in Shackleton and whaling lore, covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: king, gentoo, and macaroni penguins, enormous elephant seals, and a thriving fur seal population. The Falkland Islands are equally impressive, with colonies of nesting albatross and rockhopper penguins, and stunning topographical features including white-sand beaches, vaulting cliffs, moors, and tussock grass. 19 days, departs Oct. 4, 2022, $23,090.
Antarctica, South Georgia and, The Falklands: This voyage has it all: the impossible beauty of the Antarctic ice, the vast king penguin colonies of South Georgia, and the Falklands’ amazing albatross colonies. It’s the impossible beauty of an Antarctica trip exponentially increased by unimaginable numbers of animals. For most travelers, visiting Antarctica is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. So for those with the luxury of time, including the Falklands and South Georgia just makes sense. 24 days, departs Oct. 19, 2022, $26,410.
Journey To Antarctica: The White Continent: People come for the wildlife but fall in love with the ice: an entire museum of colossal and magical ice forms defying description. You’ll get a front seat to the dashing history of the Heroic Age of Exploration. With a flexible itinerary to go where conditions are best and wildlife is most active, you’ll experience the splendor of Antarctica. Venture into channels and coves framed by towering peaks. Watch whales play off the bow; glide around enormous icebergs in Zodiacs; walk around penguin colonies. 14 days, departs Nov. 8, 2022, $15,380.
Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords: The southernmost realms of the planet are places of unimaginable beauty: Patagonia and Antarctica. Humpback whales breach and penguins gather by the thousands. Icebergs shimmer and sapphire-hued fjords harbor snowcapped peaks and virgin forests. This celebrates the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula, southern Patagonia, and the Chilean fjords—all in a single epic voyage. Follow in the wake of legendary explorers to encounter otherworldly icescapes and calving glaciers, remote reserves and pristine parks, and the incredible creatures that thrive at the edge of the world. 20 days, departs Nov. 18, 2022, $21,040.
Guests booking any of the newly added departures will receive complimentary round-trip air from Miami to Santiago, Chile, plus charter flights to Ushuaia to embark the ship.
Special offers for the South Georgia and The Falklands departure include 25% off solo cabins, and book three full-paying guests and bring a fourth person free (combinable with air offer).
Go to www.expeditions.com for more.