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30 Days Cruising for the price of 26 + RECEIVE AU$750pp FLIGHT CREDIT

Save up to AU$14,600* per couple


Open up Australia’s Antarctic heritage in East Antarctica, as we hope to step inside Mawson’s Hut. Our voyage departing in January affords us the most favourable ice conditions, giving us the best chance of reaching Mawson’s Hut. 

East Antarctica & the sub-Antarctic Islands.

This extended Commonwealth Bay voyage boasts an unprecedented 10 days exploring the East Antarctica! Steeped in Australian Antarctic heritage and known to many as the ‘Real Antarctica’. Here ice-shelves as high as buildings stretch for kilometres, while icebergs the size of Manhattan island float off the continent. We hope to meet magnificent Emperor penguins and the sub-Antarctic islands open up a whole new world of wildlife to us. We’ll meet huge numbers of Elephant seals, King penguins, countless bird species including pelagics and numerous endemic species.

Akademik Shokalskiy:

Comfortable and homely the Akademik Shokalskiy is every bit an expedition vessel. Perfectly suited for this voyage, between her and her sister ship they have explored this region of Antarctica more than 100 times. Providing an exceptional expedition experience, travel on board with a world class expedition team of naturalists, historians, ornithologists, naturalists and biologists.

Ship: Akademik Shokalskiy Main Deck Twin Was  

USD$20,880 Now USD$16,880

Cruise Dates: 08 JAN – 06 FEB 2018 (30 Days) Superior Twin: Was USD$22,880 Now USD$19,380
Embarkation: Invercargill, New Zealand Superior Plus Twin: Was USD$25,880 Now USD$20,680
Disembarkation: Christchurch, New Zealand Mini-Suite: Was USD$26,880 Now AUD$21,630
*All prices are per person, based on twin occupancy in USD$. Flight credit only valid in the cabin categories outlined above and are not redeemable for cash.

*Based on 2 people confirming the Mini-Suite + AU$750pp Flight Credit

*Valid until 15 OCT 2017 or until sold out

Explore the Voyage – In the Wake of Mawson’s


It is extremely rare for this voyage to spend such an extended period of time exploring Antarctica. A few last minute changes to the ships sailing schedule has allowed it to spend more time in Antarctica. For the voyage, not to pass on the costs for the extra 4 days exploring is an exception and now with an AUD$750pp Flight Credit makes the voyage incredible value!


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