G ADVENTURES RETURNS TO ANTARCTIC
Two and half years after the global pandemic forced the ship out of service G Adventures is welcoming its ‘little red ship’ – G Expedition – back to the water to explore one of the world’s most remote and pristine regions – Antarctica.
David Green, managing director for G Adventures in Canada, says the ship’s program is designed to teach travellers the importance of environmental protection, while at the same time introducing them to the beauty of Antarctica’s landscape and fascinating wildlife.
Guests will also experience a program of life-changing activities onboard, says Green, who explains, “While onboard G Expedition in Antarctica, travellers participate in the ship’s long-standing citizen science projects and onboard education program to help them make the most of their Antarctic expedition. We also have a ‘photographer-in-residence’ onboard to help travellers tell a visual story about their adventure, and to share their learnings when they come home as they ultimately become custodians of the oceans.”
He adds that as part of G’s commitment to environmental protection, Expedition staff also collect data from points in Antarctica where researchers “struggle to acquire information.”
The onboard education program includes lectures on the conservation of birds, marine mammals, marine wildlife, and ecosystems, as well as global climate change and its impact on the world, all delivered by a team of “scientists in Residence” who facilitate the talks.
Sample trips include:
• Antarctica Classic – Passengers will encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins, and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed, including passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning. The 11-day expedition combines South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
• Antarctica Classic In-Depth – Like the “Classic” tour, this 13-day expedition introduces passengers to the spectacular South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula and adds on two additional of exploring. Guests can expect to encounter leopard seals lazing on ice floes and immense rookeries of penguins surrounded by towering glaciers.
Travellers can save up to 20% on this season’s expedition trips when booked before Sept. 29 for travel between Oct. 22 and March 13, 2023. Trips in 2024 are also live to book.
First published at Travel Industry Today