Antarctic Expeditions

Australian adventure-cruise specialist Aurora Expeditions is operating 20 voyages taking in the highlights of Antarctic Peninsula, the Weddell Sea, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands in 2012–13, which is set to be their ‘biggest and best ever’ season.

New features include a choice of two ships (Akademik Shokalskiy and Polar Pioneer, both of which take a maximum of 54 passengers) so there is more choice of voyage lengths (8 to 20 days), and more opportunities for adventure activities with kayaking offered on 16 voyages.

Aurora Expeditions has also increased its Fly & Sail options in 2012–13, allowing passengers to see more in a shorter amount of time, and cutting out one sea crossing. These voyages will include either a flight in from Santiago or Punta Arenas in Chile, or a flight out from King George Island or Stanley in the Falkland Islands.