Zegrahm Expeditions to Return to Polar Extremes in 2015
Seattle, WA (February 3, 2015) – Zegrahm Expeditions, the world leader in small-ship cruising and overland adventures, is thrilled to be returning to the world’s extremes this year, on expeditions that journey to the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
Northwest Passage, departing September 4, 2015, is a 20-day voyage that will explore western Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. As guests cruise this northern sea route, they will search for seabirds, waterfowl, whales, seals, and with any luck, the mighty polar bear; walk on Greenland’s legendary ice sheet; kayak among fjords, icebergs, and glaciers; and meet some of the hearty locals. Priced from $15,980 per person.
Departing October 22, 2015, the 19-day Circumnavigation of South Georgia with the Falkland Islands spends seven full days exploring the historic and wildlife-rich island of South Georgia. Guests will witness huge colonies of king penguins, with over 200,000 at Salisbury Plain alone, as well as four species of albatross, and fur and elephant seals. They’ll learn about early polar exploration and whaling history, visit the burial site of famed explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, and spend time on the Falkland Islands, observing black-browed albatross, Magellanic and rockhopper penguins, as well as a host of endemic birds found nowhere else in the world. Priced from $15,480 per person.
“We couldn’t be more excited to return to both polar regions in 2015,” says Zegrahm President Edwin Blythe. “Our visits to these destinations in the past have awed travelers with exceptional wildlife and stunning scenery, and these voyages should be no exception. Each is ideally timed to maximize on the best wildlife viewing opportunities and mild weather.”
Both voyages are aboard the 110-guest Sea Adventurer; perfect for exploring rugged, natural environments, this ship has stabilizers and an ice-hardened hull that allow her to navigate easily through polar waters. Travelers will be joined by an exceptional expedition team of naturalists, geologists, ornithologists, and marine biologists. For more information about Zegrahm or to make a reservation on an upcoming expedition, please visit www.zegrahm.com or call 1-800-628-8747.