December 11th, 2013 - January 4th, 2014
Join Daniel and Tanya in Antarctica, Patagonia and South Georgia Island on one of the world’s leading luxury cruise lines, Seabourn Quest. Visit and photograph Antarctica and Patagonia in the comforts of an all-suite, all-inclusive cruise ship built in 2011. Dan will be a photo coach onboard this voyage, lecturing and helping guests in photographing this incredible area. Daily land excursions (except when we are sea) will give you opportunities to explore this vast continent at the bottom of the world. Seabourn is not one of the smallest ships doing this expedition, but they are by far offering the most luxurious travel to Antarctica, a true photography vacation!
Seabourn Quest 24-Day Ultimate Holiday Antarctica, Patagonia and South Georgia Island Travel Plans
Majestic, unspoiled natural splendors await — snow-capped volcanoes reflected in crystalline lakes, massive glaciers and fjords, the rugged grandeur of Patagonia, Cape Horn and beyond, the sweeping landscapes and diverse wildlife of Antarctica.
A skilled expedition staff will plan and manage this cruise and coordinate special landings in Antarctica, choosing from numerous extraordinary options to give you the very best experience possible during your adventure, based on ice and weather conditions. Experts and special guest speakers will join us on board as well, offering insights and guidance to enhance your experience and help maximize your enjoyment and appreciation of this boundless land.
On board Seabourn Quest, every care will be taken to ensure your complete comfort and well-being, from a well-timed glass of champagne to a rejuvenating massage after a day ashore. Though we may be far from home, the signature touches that make Seabourn one of the world’s highest-rated small-ship cruise lines will never be out of reach.
Special modifications have prepared Seabourn Quest for the unique conditions in and around Antarctica. These important enhancements will enable us to venture closer than ever to the White Continent’s wondrous shores.
When you cruise with Seabourn, they promise a voyage that is nothing short of magical. Each cruise to Antarctica and Patagonia includes the following exclusive amenities and activities designed to enhance every moment:
- A complimentary Zodiac landing each day to selected locations *
- Digital photography workshops
- Seabourn parka and backpack
- Opportunities for frequent wildlife sightings from the ship and on shore
- Guidance and insight from a skilled expedition staff
- Inspiring Enrichment Program and special guest speakers on board
*Subject to government approval. The final itinerary is subject to weather, ice and other conditions and subject to change.
All eyes will be watching flocks of fascinating seabirds flit, soar and swoop to survey your ship. Noble albatrosses glide effortlessly just above the waves, and petrel squadrons shadow the ship and patter across the surface like ballerinas en pointe. We’ll be watching for whales here too.
All the glamorous grandeur Antarctica can muster is on show along this narrow, seven-mile cut between ranks of towering peaks draped in ice and snow.
The name really says it all. And that is good, because words otherwise fail to convey the heavenly beauty of this landscape. The rest of your life may seem a little brighter, just knowing that such a place exists.
A deep, scenic channel between the large islands of the Palmer Archipelago and the Peninsula. Watch for feeding humpback whales in this area.
SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND
Abundant green vegetation will greet you as you arrive by sea. The seas here are rich in nutrients and food, supporting huge populations of penguins, seals and birds. Whales, too, are returning after their long decline due to over-hunting.
Trek among ancient trees, zip-line over canyons or cast for legendary Chilean trout in Chile’s verdant Lakes District.
Walk the trails of the Valdivian Temperate Rain Forest, one of the rarest environments on earth, and learn about the people of Chiloé, who make their livings from the forest and the sea.
Watch for red deer on an island trek, or drive the rugged Rio Simpson Valley to the city of Coyhaique.
Visit the penguin colonies of Otway Sound, or venture inland to the majestic granite peaks of Torres del Paine National Park.
Day after day, your ship glides between towering peaks, some polished and others densely forested. Silvery waterfalls dance from the heights, glittering like tinsel against the stone. A massive, wrinkled river of ice descends to a glowing, blue-white wall at the head of its bay.
BEAGLE CHANNEL/GLACIER ALLEY
A scenic cruise between hanging and tidewater glaciers set in soaring granite cliffs.
Stanley’s cathedral, the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere, is marked by an arch made from whale jawbones. The town’s roofs are painted in different cheerful hues, and the islanders are proud of their sheep, their penguins, and their unshakeable British tenacity.
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Accommodations for Seabourn Quest 24-Day Ultimate Holiday Antarctica, Patagonia and South Georgia Island
Seabourn Quest is the third iteration of the vessel design that has been called “a game-changer for the luxury segment.” Built at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, she was named in Barcelona on June 20, 2011. True to her Seabourn bloodlines, wherever she sails around the world, Seabourn Quest carries with her a bevy of award-winning dining venues that are comparable to the finest restaurants to be found anywhere.
Seabourn Quest offers unparalleled choice in accommodations. From the fine Egyptian cotton linens and overstuffed down pillows to the complimentary in-suite bar filled with your favorite beverages, your suite was designed for exquisite comfort.
All suites include living area and bedroom, five-foot wide picture window or Veranda, walk-in closet, flat-screen interactive TV featuring music, movies and more, a fully-stocked bar, Bose Wave Radio CD, writing desk, spacious bathroom with tub, shower, twin sinks and large vanity, hair dryer, 110/220 volt outlets, direct-dial telephone and private electronic safe. For your pleasure, suites also have best selling audiobooks, CDs and DVDs.
But what you’ll appreciate most is your personal suite stewardess, a highly attentive ambassador, who treats you with the utmost care. Her thoughtful, unobtrusive service will make your suite an enclave where your requests are promptly addressed.
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PLEASE NOTE: This trip is fully conducted by Seabourn, not Daniel J. Cox/Natural Exposures. Daniel is a part of the expedition team and will be a digital photography coach/mentor on the cruise ship for all guests.
Helpful Information for Seabourn Quest 24-Day Ultimate Holiday Antarctica, Patagonia and South Georgia Island
This trip is fully conducted by Seabourn, not Daniel J. Cox/Natural Exposures. Daniel is a part of the expedition team and will be a digital photography coach/mentor on the cruise ship for all guests.
Please visit the Seabourn Quest website for additional details on this trip.
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Christine Crosby, Oregon
"Tanya and Dan’s logistic skills provide a seamless photo tour where one can truly enjoy the experience. With unlimited photographic opportunities Dan’s instruction has taken my photography to a higher level."
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