Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced Epic Antarctica, a new voyage exploring along the ice’s edge of remote Antarctic shores—including the Antarctic Peninsula, rarely visited Western Antarctica, the Ross Sea ice shelf, Macquarie and the sub-Antarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand. Set aboard Lindblad’s new next-generation expedition ship National Geographic Endurance, the 35-day adventure will offer wildness and wildlife.
With the highest ice class of any purpose-built passenger ship, National Geographic Endurance will be able to roam free at the bottom of the world where white mountains roll to the horizon and glaciers churn icebergs into the sea.
- Four wilderness regions aboard polar ship, in the company of an expedition team
- The big ice of remote West Antarctica, where guests may set foot on ice where no other humans ever have
- The white wall that marks the Ross Ice Shelf, the world’s largest
- The seldom-visited sub-Antarctic islands of New Zealand and Australia, UNESCO sites
- Wildlife: endemic royal penguins, gentoo and southern rockhopper penguins, the world’s largest colony of Adélie penguins, and 100,000 pairs of king penguins on a single beach
Travelers can journey to these remote destinations under the guidance of an expedition leader, a team of veteran naturalists, a National Geographic photographer, plus a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, an undersea specialist, and a wellness specialist.
Slated for delivery in 2020, the 126-guest vessel is the first polar build in the line’s history. With a total of six decks, National Geographic Endurance has over 10,000 square feet of glass to frame the polar scenery.
Epic Antarctica will have two departures only: December 27, 2020 and January 26, 2021. Rates begin at $ 48,800 per person, based on double occupancy in a category one cabin.