Privately-owned icebreaker the Legend will return to Antarctica in December 2019

iExpedition's Legend (Photo credit Justin Hofman)After a highly successful maiden year operating Antarctica’s only superyacht experience in Antarctica, iExpedition announces that the privately-owned icebreaker the Legend will return to Antarctica in December 2019.

The most exclusive and intimate Antarctica experience, this eight-day Exclusive Antarctica voyage aboard the Legend sails with just 22 privileged passengers, ensuring guests are treated to every want and whim while ensconced in a completely redesigned and rebuilt five-star vessel.  

“The Legend brings a new level of luxury and exclusivity to Antarctica. For today’s sophisticated modern traveller this is the ultimate way to experience the White Continent,” says iExpedition Founder, Ben Alexander.

Skipping the tumultuous crossing along the Drake Passage and saving days on the open ocean, travellers will become the ultimate jetsetters with a luxe Fly-in and Fly-out journey, saluting the finest bubbly to a full six days exploring Antarctica’s spectacular powder-white landscape. There’s nothing quite like catching your first glimpse of the world’s most southern continent from the air, a breathtaking and unforgettable sight.

Upon touching down in the Antarctic Peninsula, guests will enter the VIP experience from the moment they board the Legend. Class oozes out of every vestibule. Swap photos from your day in one of the many decadent lounges, catch a film in the cinema, dine on world-class cuisine on the outdoor deck, limber up for the day’s adventure with an early morning yoga class and indulge in a deep-tissue massage upon returning, or sink into the hot tub with a mimosa and marvel at the Antarctic landscape. 

Life on a superyacht offers more than just untapped luxury, it promises an unfettered expedition spirit. Watch waddling colonies of gentoo penguins and their baby chicks with wonder. Glide past monolithic icebergs and alongside pods of playful humpback and orca whales in a Zodiac. Handpicked expert guides are always ready to share their knowledge and stories, transitioning seamlessly from dinner party company to keeping you safe on the ice. Their endless enthusiasm and attention to detail will make the trip fascinating and memorable.

Built-in 1973 in the Netherlands, the Legend began her life as an icebreaker in the service of the former Soviet Union. In 2016 she was been completely rebuilt and renovated, and now cuts through ice floes with ease and glides into areas off-limits to other vessels. Today, she is one the most exquisite and impressive expedition superyacht in the world. 

Departing Puerto Williams, Chile, on 6 December 2019 and 13 December 2019, the Legend’s 8-day Antarctica expedition starts from EU€25,000 per person twin-share.