Sept 8: Seattle, WA: Cruise West, the worlds leading provider of small-ship explorations to the most fascinating destinations on earth, is waiving the single supplement fee for its 18-night ultimate Antarctica voyage departing February 2010.
â€œWe found that the majority of guests interested in participating on our Antarctica voyage are singles, and when you think about it, it makes sense. Every person has their own unique â€˜bucket listâ€™ that may not have the same appeal for their normal traveling companions, said Vice President of Sales & Marketing Richard Genovese. â€œCruise West would like to give these guests the opportunity to follow their dream and not be penalized financially for doing so.â€
The exclusive 18-night Antarctica voyage departs Feb 7, 2010, and includes one night in Buenos Aires at the lovely Palacio Duhua â€“ Park Hyatt Hotel, roundtrip air from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and all excursions. Traveling on board the 114-guest, all-suite Corinthian II, guests will explore such sites as the Falkland, South Georgia and Orkney Islands as well as the Antarctic Peninsula and the myriad of islands that dot its shore. February is optimum viewing season for marine mammals and natural history observation â€“ the penguin chicks have fledged and there is an increase in food supply. Guests will encounter extraordinary opportunities to view Rockhopper penguins in the remote British outpost of the Falkland Islands and thousands of King penguins and nesting grounds of wandering albatross in South Georgia.
The voyage also features a visit to Palmer Station, one of the three United States research stations located in Antarctica. Famed oceanographer Dr. Don Walsh â€“ named one of the world’s great explorers by Life magazine â€“ will lead onboard lectures and discussions concerning the state of Antarctica. In addition, an expert of staff eight naturalists will offer presentations and commentary on the flora, fauna, history and geology of the region.
For further details about this itinerary, visit www.cruisewest.com/antarctica-cruises, call 800-296-8307 or a travel professional.