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Aurora Expeditions outlines shortest Antarctic journey

The 132-passenger Sylvia Earle will operate Aurora’s shortest journey to Antarctica
Aurora Expeditions’ nine-day ‘Antarctic Explorer Express’ voyage is for people short on time who want to explore Antarctica.

The company’s purpose-built expedition ship Sylvia Earle will cross the Drake Passage after sailing from Ushuaia, Argentina on February 10, 2024.

The return journey is by air, saving two days of travel after an exploration of the White Continent.

Maximum adventure

Aurora describes its shortest voyage as ‘maximum adventure,’ with two to three landings a day, including three-and-a-half days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula, the northernmost part of mainland Antarctica.

Endless daylight

With 18 to 24 hours of daylight, its expedition team will organise multiple Zodiac rides and shore excursions to watch for whales, penguins, seals and amazing birdlife.

The ‘Antarctic Explorer Express’ will offer kayaking, snorkelling and paddling activities.

Air credit

There is an air credit of US$1,000 per passenger and a 10% saving on category C balcony staterooms booked and deposited by September 30.