Leading small-group adventure tour and cruise operator G Adventures has today announced discounts across all of their Expedition itineraries, including Norway, Arctic and Antarctic trips.
Itineraries included in this offer give adventure cruisers the chance to see the elusive polar bears in their Arctic realm, marvel at the beauty of the Norwegian Fjords or cruise through the ice-choked waterways of Antarctica.
The G Adventures’ Expedition deals aim to capitalise on the steady rise in interest of cruise adventures among Gen X and Millennial travelers, and showcase the variety of Polar Marine experiences the 27-year-old tour operator offers vacationers of all ages. These younger passengers, dubbed the “Cruise Generation” by Cruise Lines International Association in its recent Cruise Travel Report, tend to be more diverse in their ethnicity, and motivated by destination over cost; trends that signal great potential for small-ship adventure cruising and sailing.
“Between our Arctic, Norway and Antarctic expedition tours, travellers now have ten different itineraries to choose from, all led by our highly trained Expedition team,” said Adrian Piotto, Managing Director for G Adventures Australia and New Zealand. “That’s ten different ways to unplug, broaden your perspective, make new friends, and see the other side of the world from an inspiring point of view.”
Arctic tours on sale by 10 percent through March include:
Realm of the Polar Bear – From close-up encounters with icebergs and glaciers to the region’s plentiful wildlife, this is a voyage of non-stop highlights. Always on the lookout for wildlife that live in this polar wilderness, travellers will explore this landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via Zodiac. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer, and colonies of birds all co-exist in this harsh land we dare only to explore a few months of the year. from $3869 (save $430)
Norway tours on sale by 15 percent through March include:
Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Discovery – Set sail from Bergen – the gateway to Norway’s fjords – to the remote shores of Svalbard on this dazzling 15-day odyssey along the fjord coastline of Norway. Explore the glaciers that carved the stunning landscapes, visit subarctic islands by Zodiac in search of wildlife, walk through history at UNESCO-protected historical sites, and much more. Don’t merely pine for the fjords; find them. from $5354 (save $945)
Antarctic tours on sale up to 10 percent through March include:
Antarctica Classic – The Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation, and this is a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendour. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning, encountering huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins, and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce travellers to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. From $1239 on select trips (save $650)
Smaller by design, the 134-passenger <em>G Expedition</em> ship can get in and out of ports that larger ships cannot, providing an intimate polar cruising experience that offers the feel of a home away from home. It was completely refurbished in 2009 and boasts climate control, private en-suite facilities, and spacious cabins with ocean-facing windows or portholes. It also has a library, a lounge, a pub, a computer room, a fleet of Zodiacs, panoramic observation and a passenger-to-crew ratio of about 10-to-1.