One of National Geographic Traveler's 50 Tours of a Lifetime
Far Side of Antarctica Honored
[10.07 - NORWALK, CT] The prestigious magazine National Geographic Traveler named Quark Expeditions voyage to the Far Side of Antarctica one of 50 tours of a lifetime in its October 2007 issue. The expedition is a semi-circumnavigation of the Antarctic continent that embarks in Stanley, Falkland Island (Islas Malvinas) and disembarks in Fremantle, Australia.
This 38-day adventure follows the seldom-visited coastline on the Indian Ocean side of the Antarctic continent. The icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov last sailed the Far Side in 2003.
During the expedition adventurers will visit research stations, explore Emperor Penguin rookeries and travel for days well below the Antarctic Circle, where daylight lasts 24-hours per day. Onboard Zodiacs and helicopters enable transfers to remote shores and the surface of ice shelves.
The voyage, which begins December 1, 2007 and ends January 7, 2008, will be led by an experienced team of polar specialists who will deliver an shipboard education program. Professional photographers will conduct interactive workshops and an internationally known artist will unlock the secrets of watercolor.
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