New 2018 Guide

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Orion expeditions re-traces Antarctic adventurers’ journeys

To mark the 100-year anniversary of polar exploration, Orion Expedition Cruises is offering three expedition cruises that will journey to Antarctica, following the routes of the region’s famed explorers: Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton and Douglas Mawson

All three cruises will visit the World Heritage-listed and seismically active Macquarie Island; Cape Denison, the site of Mawson’s hut; the 100 grounded icebergs at Port Martin; and a number of Sub-Antarctic islands with abundant fauna and flora.

Following the route of Douglas Mawson, the first 18-night roundtrip voyage leaves Hobart on December 1. On January 3, another 18-night roundtrip from Hobart will follow a similar route, while on January 21 a 20-night roundtrip voyage from Bluff (Invercargill) will follow the journeys of Scott and Shackleton.

Guests on the December departure are invited to a centenary dinner on the evening of December 2 to celebrate the departure of Mawson’s expedition 100 years before.

Do you think Scott, Shackleton and Mawson were courageous or crazy?


Readers' Choice Awards

Vote in this year’s special Readers’ Choice Awards

No doubt 2020 will go down in cruise history as the year of the pandemic – a once in a generation event. And this year’s Cruise Passenger Readers’ Choice Awards will reflect it.