World Class Expedition Team Leads Seabourn’s Antarctica Voyages

Staff Includes Expert Naturalists, Lecturers, Award-Winning Photographers

To ensure that its guests have the best and most memorable Antarctic cruise adventure, Seabourn has contracted some of the world’s most experienced expedition staff to guide the line’s “Ultimate Antarctica and Patagonia” cruises aboard Seabourn Quest during its first Antarctic seasons.

The skilled team, consisting of naturalists, scientists, political and historical experts and other lecturers with decades of Antarctic experience, will share their knowledge, guidance and passion for Antarctica during all four voyages aboard Seabourn Quest in 2013 and 2014.

The expedition team will accompany guests on excursions ashore to add valuable insights to the adventure, while award-winning photographers will also be onboard to offer digital photography coaching, helping guests capture the visual splendour of the White Continent.

Expedition Leader Robin West is a veteran of more than 40 Antarctic voyages. He and his staff will plan and coordinate the five days spent on the Antarctic Continent, plotting opportunities for wildlife sightings from the ship and choosing from numerous available sites for Zodiac landings, based on real-time weather and wildlife reports.

 “Antarctica is a place like no other. Taking guests to see three-kilometre-long tabular icebergs and thousands of penguins, leopard seals and blue whales — it is a place that makes you realise just how insignificant we are and at the same time makes you feel bigger than life itself. It has to be experienced to be understood,” Mr West said.

Beginning November 20, 2013, Seabourn Quest will sail on a 21-day voyage between Valparaíso, (Santiago) Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina including days exploring the Chilean coast and fjords, Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, the breathtaking Torres del Paine National Park, Cape Horn, the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, Montevideo and five days of cruising and landings on the Antarctic Continent in uncompromised Seabourn luxury, priced from $15,814*.

A 24-day cruise departing December 11, 2013, is priced from $18,888* and will include two days exploring the sub-Antarctic wildlife Eden of South Georgia Island, renowned for its beauty and its vast, teeming rookeries of king penguins and other seabirds, as well as breeding elephant and fur seals.

Seabourn provides guests with an ice jacket while other specialised equipment including boots and waterproof pants will be available for hire onboard.

*All fares are in Australian dollars, cruise-only, for new bookings only, per guest, double occupancy, and subject to availability.