Prior to her first expedition to Antarctica in 2010, Andrea had launched a successful travel career in her native Austria. She then developed an unbridled passion for the diverse wildlife and rugged landscapes of the Polar Regions. Her nine years in polar expedition travel have taken her to Svalbard, East and West Greenland, Far East Russia, through the Northeast and Northwest Passages and to the geographic North Pole. Andrea enjoys sharing her expedition stories—as well as her polar passion—in her native German as well as in English, Spanish and French. She’s also a novice speaker of Russian. When not onboard a polar vessel, Andrea loves exploring on horseback.
About Andrea Machacek
Before Andrea embarked on her life-changing first cruise to Antarctica in 2010, she had earned a master’s degree in economics and was well into a career organizing worldwide incentive trips and events in her native Austria. Since then, she has found her true calling and an abiding passion in expedition cruising.
Andrea relishes the diverse wildlife and rugged landscapes of the Polar Regions, especially the High Arctic. Her 9 years in polar expedition travel have taken her throughout the circumpolar Arctic, including Svalbard, East and West Greenland, Far East Russia, the Northeast Passage and the Northwest Passage as well as to the geographic North Pole. She also enjoys her work on expedition cruises to the British Isles, New Zealand, West Africa, the Caribbean, Central America and the South Pacific, as well as the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.