Marking 100 years since Captain Scott voyaged to the Antarctic, 2012 is the perfect year to take a G Adventures cruise aboard the M/S Expedition to celebrate one of the world’s greatest historic expeditions, the company said in a statement.
G Adventures is offering 10% discounts on a range of Antarctic expeditions for bold travellers looking to explore this region during the cruise season (November to March). Tours must be booked by 30 November 2011 for the 2012/13 Antarctic tours departing between 7 November 2012 and 9 March 2013.
For travellers who don’t want to wait, there are still places available on selected 2011/12 departures, including the Spirit of Shackleton tour. Suitable for history fans, the voyage focuses on the adventurers and legends formed out of the ‘Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration’. The tour’s namesake, Sir Edmund Shackleton, was actually a third officer on Captain Scott’s first quest to Antarctica in 1901, making this journey a pilgrimage for travellers enticed to Antarctica by the dramatic history of its discovery.
The BBC’s current Frozen Planet series shines the spotlight brighter on the region, with Sir David Attenborough visiting the shack of Captain Robert Scott for the second time in 17 years, a place that still touches him today – "If ever there was a place that held the personality of the people that had lived in it, a century ago, this surely must be it"
“The anniversary of Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition and Frozen Planet will arouse interest among travellers wanting to travel to both the Antarctic and Arctic”, says G Adventures’ General Manager EMEA Michael Edwards. “We have also introduced new quad berth cabins on the M/S Expedition for the 2012 season to make cruising more affordable for travellers – particularly for large groups, families and sole travellers.”