Lindblad ExpeditionsNational Geographic announced a new voyage, Epic Antarctica, which will sail along the ice’s edge of remote Antarctic shores including the Antarctic Peninsula, rarely visited Western Antarctica, the Ross Sea ice shelf, Macquarie and the sub-Antarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand. Sailing aboard Lindblad’s new next-generation expedition ship National Geographic Endurance, guests will go on a 35-day adventure where they’ll get to witness various wildness and wildlife.

The National Geographic Endurance will be able to roam free at the bottom of the world on the most untrammeled, adventurous route where travelers take in the white mountains and glaciers. This voyage will explore dramatic places rarely visited.

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Guest observing the gentoo penguin. (Photo courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions.)

Highlights of the itinerary include: discovering four wilderness regions aboard the ultimate polar ship, while sailing with a top expedition team; exploring the big ice of remote West Antarctica; taking in the white waI’ll that marks the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf—the world’s largest; exploring the seldom-visited sub-Antarctic islands of New Zealand and Australia, UNESCO sites; and observing wildlife such as endemic royal penguins, gentoo, and southern rockhopper penguins, as well as the world’s largest colony of Adeline penguins and 100,000 pairs of king penguins on the beach.

Guests will visit these remote destinations under the guidance of an expedition leader, a team of veteran naturalists, a National Geographic photographer, plus a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, an undersea specialist, and a wellness specialist.

Slated for delivery in 2020, the 126-guest National Geographic Endurance is the first polar build in the line’s history and features six decks, and over 10,000 sq. ft. of glass to offer guests spectacular views of the polar scenery

The Epic Antarctica itinerary will only have two departures: Dec. 27, 2020 and Jan. 26, 2021. Rates start at $ 48,800 pp dbl in a category 1 cabin.

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