They say when you visit Antarctica, pure ice will flow through your veins and melt into your heart. Here it will find a special place forever; such is the connection you will feel to this indescribable part of the planet.
On this special Antarctic adventure, you'll be joined by two very special guests, two of Australia’s sporting legends—Dawn Fraser and John Eales. Having spent a large part of their lives achieving incredible sporting feats, Dawn and John will be sharing tales of their achievements as, collectively, we explore the world’s last frontier together.
I am a curious person and Antarctica has always piqued my interest on a number of fronts. I can think of no better way of getting my first glimpse. -John Eales
This immersive journey will take you from Ushuaia, at the base of South America, across the Drake Passage, via the South Shetland Islands and onto the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, where your interactive experiences will expand your mind in ways you never thought possible.
As you travel and marvel on this exclusive journey, why not take part in our citizen science program lead by our expert team? Through this experience, you can observe, record and report on natural phenomena that you witness, as part of a collaboration project with Antarctic scientists, further extending your education and unveiling the mysteries of the white continent. Meanwhile, your mind will be dutifully blown by her beauty.
Your experiences through our in-depth expedition program is our number one priority.
We are also proud to be partnering with the Black Dog Institute, hosting a charity raffle and fundraising with our polar plunge onboard this itinerary.
SPECIAL GUESTS ONBOARD
John Eales is one of Australia’s all-time rugby greats. He took part in two successful World Cup campaigns, captained the Wallabies in memorable victories including the 1999 World Cup, led Australia through three Bledisloe Cup series wins and two successful seasons of Tri-Nations fixtures.
He also led the Wallabies to the first-ever defeat of the British and Irish Lions. In his career, John played 20 tests against the All Blacks winning 11 of them. In that time, he was captain for 11 of those tests against the All Blacks, winning six, including six of his last seven tests against them.
Dawn Fraser is Australia's greatest Olympian. In November 1999, she was awarded World Athlete of the Century at the World Sport Awards in Vienna. The same year she was awarded Athlete of the Century by the Australian Sports Hall of Fame.
Dawn is an international phenomenon: a multi-Olympic and Commonwealth Games Gold Medal winner whose success stretched over 15 years, during which she broke and held 41 World records. Her sporting accomplishments are unlikely to be repeated—in swimming or any other sport.
*20-25% discount on the 2023/24 season valid for new bookings from 17 Nov 2022 until 31 March 2023. Excludes Cabin Categories 1, 2, 3 & & 4a. Not combinable with any other promotion. Offers apply to new bookings only. Cabins are subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Further conditions apply, please contact us for more information.
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Trip Code: ACACSLDJ
Travel Style: Small Ship Expedition Cruise
Ship: Ocean Endeavour
Flights: We offer a range of flight options to meet your cruise. Contact us today to discuss.