Sail Antarctica in eco-friendly styleAntarctica
Antarctica's lure is undoubtedly it's remote wilderness, where nature reigns supreme and remains largely untouched by man. If you have always wanted to set foot in a place where wildlife is unafraid of humans, where the only sound you hear is the cracking of glaciers and where you know you have travelled well beyond the horizon, then this is the experience for you.
The best way to immerse yourself in these elements is to make as little disruption as possible. To glide silently through glaciers with merely the sound of the elements to lull you to sleep and the call of native animals as your alarm clock. That's where the MS Roald Amundsen comes in, providing an experience that does just that.
The first of its kind, this new ship – named after Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the first person to traverse Antarctica to reach the South Pole – has been specially designed so that you can explore polar waters and reach exciting new destinations in true comfort. All cabins are outside – half of which have private balconies – bringing you closer to the epic surrounds. Beyond your room you'll find three restaurants, a gym, pool and hot tub. It's the complete package and the perfect basecamp at sea.
Cutting down emissions through sailing with electric propulsion also make this experience a highlight for those who share a vision of a future with a dramatically reduced environment footprint. The advanced construction of the hull coupled with hybrid technology will reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by as much as 20 percent, meaning MS Roald Amundsen will lead the way towards more sustainable travel.
Best of all, the ship boasts high-tech interactive Amundsen Science Center, which serves as a fantastic places to learn, experiment and meet fellow explorers. Get ready to glide into pristine wilderness on a ship that sets a new standard for green explorer travel.
- Gliding past glaciers in near silence
- The pristine, natural surroundings
- Contributing toward a greener future and preserving this incredible destination for generations to come
- The price tag hurts the hip pocket, but can you really put a price on protecting the environment while creating everlasting memories?
- Sofa bed
- TV (not that you’ll need it!)
- Espresso maker and tea
- Lounge area
- Panoramic sauna
- Gym and swimming pool
- Double storey observation deck (indoor and outdoor)
- Amundsen Science Center
Board this magnificent new vessel on the 18-day Patagonia, Chilean Fjords, Antarctica – Voyage of Discover – Southbound tour from AUS$11985 per person.
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