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20 Reasons Why Antarctica 18.19 Goes Beyond!

Whether you've been on an Antarctic adventure before or this is your first voyage, there are 20 reasons why there's never been a better time to head south.  From our new vessel, to fascinating guests, to one-of-a-kind experiences, the 18.19 Season is one you won't want to miss.

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1. Sail in Style

Our new luxury vessel, the World Explorer, is ready to launch this season. Designed with polar travel in mind, its luxurious all-suite, all-balcony design will ensure you never miss a stunning view. The ship will feature a hybrid engine, an outdoor running track, dedicated spa area, outdoor heated pool, gym, sauna and a glass domed observation lounge. Pair those amenities with the delicious chef-prepared meals, and you'll find yourself never wanting to leave.

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2. Safari, So Good

Experience a wildlife safari unlike any other! Our South Georgia and Antarctica: Penguin Safari, hits up some of the most popular places to spot our black & white friends, including King, Rockhopper and Gentoo species.

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3. Picture Perfect

For those looking to come home with some truly breathtaking photos, there are two new Photography Series this season: Antarctic Explorer, and Crossing the Circle. They feature onboard photography experts, more time spent at photogenic sites, and onboard lectures and workshops. Word of advice: bring plenty of memory cards!

4. Something New

Feel like you've seen all there is to see? Think again. South Georgia is nicknamed the Galapagos of South Atlantic and our newest voyage, Falklands (Malvinas) and South Georgia: Islands of the Southern Ocean, is perfect for both; passengers who wish to experience a new part of the Southern Ocean, or anyone looking for an in-depth South Georgia expedition.

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5. Here's A Tip

New this season, Quark will cover all gratuities to our amazing team of dedicated crew members. That means less for you to worry about on your adventure.

6. Whale, Hello There

February 2 is World Whale Day! Lucky passengers may get a glimpse of majestic humpback whales and orcas below the icy waters. The best time to see them is late in the season. If whale watching is what you are after, we recommend our Crossing the Circle voyage.

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7. More 12-Day Trips

We've heard that you want more time on some of our most popular voyages. We'll now be offering 12-day itineraries, including the Antarctic Explorer, which means you'll have even more time for exploration in the Antarctic.

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Want to Learn More?

Looking to discover everything that the 7th Continent has to offer? Our Antarctica Slideshare contains stunning images of the region, and has info about our itineraries, what you can expect to see and do, and more.

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8. South Georgia On My Mind

With an arresting display of wildlife, glaciers and fjords, the mountainous islands are a beautiful voyage pit stop. On South Georgia, the King penguin rookeries are at their most impressive and macaroni penguins are in their greatest numbers in March, so great time to book Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica!

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9. An Exclusive New Year's Party

With a population of only about 4,000 people during the Austral summer, Antarctica is the most exclusive continent on which to ring in the New Year. Our recommended voyage on which to pop the cork is the Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake, departing Friday, December 28, 2018.

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10. Make a Wish

The late season in Antarctica means stunning sunsets and pristine night skies far away from any light pollution. During your Crossing the Circle voyage, stay out on the deck long enough and maybe you'll spot a shooting star!

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11. Chick Magnet

Visitors in December and January may be able to see one of the cutest sights in one of the coldest parts of the world: newly hatched penguin chicks. Get a glimpse of penguin parents tending to their fuzzy, young hatchlings on the Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent voyage departing January 8, 2019.

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12. Know It By Hart

January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day. And there is no one more aware than the world's top penguinologist, Dr. Tom Hart. Experience his limitless well of penguin knowledge at one of his onboard lectures, or simply sidle up to him during dinner.

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13. Cross the Line

Heavy ice conditions can make crossing the Antarctic Circle difficult or even impossible, but that won't stop us from trying! On the Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle voyage, experience true exploration, as we attempt to be the first passengers of the season to cross the circle at 66°33' in the Southern Hemisphere.

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14. A Cool Holiday

Give you and your family a gift you'll never forget: our Crossing the Circle voyage is an epic Antarctic expedition taking place over the holiday season. No wrapping paper required.

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Want to Learn More?

Expedition travel allows us to embrace a sense of adventure and enrich our lives. Today, there are few travel experiences that define adventure like a journey to Antarctica, Earth's least explored wilderness. Start planning your journey with our free Antarctica Travel Guide.

15. For the Early Birds

On early November's Antarctic Explorer expedition, you'll have the chance to witness the unique mating rituals of the Gentoo penguins. They begin courting and building their nests out of pebbles, and sometimes they offer pebbles to their mates as a form of courting. The austral spring season also means the Antarctic ice is at its most spectacular and pristine – catch a glimpse before it floats away!

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16. Choose Your Own Adventure

When booking the Ocean Endeavour, the transfer package between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia is now optional. That gives you the chance to explore stunning Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia before or after your Antarctic Explorer voyage.

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17. Seal the Deal

Witness playful aquatic mammals, including Fur seals, Weddell seals, and the distinctly snouted Elephant seals, all in their natural habitat. March 22 is the International Day of the Seal, and there’s no better way to celebrate than seeing these fun creatures in their natural habitat.

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18. Raise a Glass

Treat yourself after a day of Antarctic exploration. Starting this season, all dinner services on all ships will now include beer and wine. Cheers to that!

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19. Be Our Valentine

With a number of voyages happening over Valentine's Day, including Antarctic Explorer and Crossing the Circle, make it a romantic getaway. Just don't melt all the ice. With a little notice, we can also accommodate weddings on board.

20. Springtime in South Georgia and Antarctica

November is springtime south of the equator, which means it's the perfect time for blooming wild flowers in South Georgia and playful Weddell, Elephant and Fur seals.

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Book early for savings of up to 30%, and receive an adventure option or shipboard credit! Plus, book with only a 5% deposit.

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