Aurora Expeditions launches 2017-18 Antarctic program with an exclusive Early Bird sale

The Polar PioneerPolar cruise specialists, Aurora Expeditions, have launched their 2017-18 Antarctic program with an exclusive Early Bird sale, offering travellers the chance to save up to 15% on selected expeditions when booked before 31 August 2016.

The 2017-18 Antarctic program, which features 10 departures between November 2017 and March 2018 aboard 54-passenger Polar Pioneer, includes two new itineraries and a plethora of exciting adventure options.

The new Fly & Sail ‘Antarctic Explorer’ has been designed for time-conscious adventurers, featuring just one open sea crossing. The new itinerary will allow travellers to maximise their time in Antarctica and enjoy an action-packed expedition exploring both sides of the Antarctic Peninsula. The 11-day Antarctic Explorer starts from £7,200 per person.

Wildlife enthusiasts will revel on the brand new ‘Sub-Antarctic Safari’ as they sail between the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, enjoying up-close encounters with elephant seals, fur seals and various birdlife as well as world’s largest King penguin rookeries. The exclusive 15-day expedition offers an in-depth exploration of the sub-Antarctic islands and starts from £8,300 per person.

Also new to the 2017-18 program is a Photography Masterclass delivered by award-winning photographer and adventurer, Chris Bray. Chris and his team will provide private tuition and group workshops to allow participants to finesse their photography skills and maximise their time shooting the marvels of Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. The 20-day ‘Photographer’s Antarctica & South Georgia’ starts from £10,800 per person, with an additional surcharge for the photography masterclass.

Other optional activities are available for an additional surcharge, including sea kayaking, mountaineering, polar snorkelling and scuba diving. Camping is available free of charge to all passengers on selected expeditions, weather permitting.

With 25 years’ experience in Antarctic cruising, Aurora Expeditions continue to offer active small-group adventures featuring daily shore excursions, genuine wildlife experiences and educational interpretation via their team of expert guides, including naturalists, historians and polar specialists.

Aurora Expeditions invite travellers to book their 2017-18 Antarctic adventure before 31 August 2016 for their chance to save up to 15% on selected expeditions – that’s a saving of up to £2,400 per person! Conditions apply.

(Aurora Expeditions)