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APT launches first expedition cruise to Antarctica

APT expedition cruise


APT is expanding its expedition programme with a new, one-date only Antarctic cruise, now open for bookings.

The 15-day Antarctic Voyage will depart on 3 February 2024 and combine three nights in Buenos Aires with a 10-night cruise to Antarctica aboard Le Boreal.

Prices start from £14,570pp, including all internal flights within South America and a private return APT charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia.

In Buenos Aires, guests will enjoy a locally guided city tour, as well as the choice to explore the city’s street art culture, discover the Parisian character of the city’s architecture, or tour the Teatro Colon opera house.

In Ushuaia, guests will be able to tour Tierra del Fuego National Park and experience the “rugged natural beauty of Argentina’s southern tip”, APT said.

Zodiac expeditions will also visit penguin rookeries, seal colonies and look for orca, humpback and minke whales.

APT growing its ‘adventurous side’

Guests will head to Deception Island, an active volcano and once home to a whaling station. They may also get the opportunity to stop at the Port Lockroy scientific base.

APT & Travelmarvel head of sales and business development Brad Bennetts said: “We are already well established as the leading expedition cruise operator in Australia’s Kimberley region, so it is very exciting to be growing this more adventurous side of our portfolio.

“Antarctica is one of the most bucket-list worthy expedition cruising destinations and we are thrilled to be offering guests and agent partners a one-off sailing in February 2024.

“With just 200 places, we expect the cruise to sell out fast so the trade should move quickly to secure places for their customers.”

Le Boreal has been purpose built for glacial cruising and features lounges, multiple restaurants, a theatre, heated pool, fitness centre and spa.

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