Deal Alert: $1,000 Off a Photography Cruise to Antarctica

by  Kayla Becker | Jul 13, 2017
Gentoo Penguins in Antarctica
Gentoo Penguins in Antarctica / Andy Rouse

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If Antarctica is on your bucket list, now is a good time to check it off. Through July, you can score $1,000 off a 14-day trip with Natural World Safaris to the Great White Continent with award-winning photographers who will help you snap shots of penguins, whales, and seals.

Book with the code SHERMAN1000 to get the discount, which applies to either a twin semi-private room or a superior cabin on the cruise ship that’ll take you there. The twin room comes down from $9,995 per person to $8,995 and the superior cabin would be reduced from $12,190 per person to $11,190.

Sticker shock? The price is actually great for this type of once-in-a-lifetime expedition — a shorter 10-day Antarctic cruise with say, Silversea Cruises, comes out to $10,000 for an ocean view cabin — and you still don’t get all the additional inclusions this trip provides.

The price of this package includes a complimentary hotel stay in Ushuaia, Argentina, 12 days on the cruise ship Akademik Ioffe that will take you to Antarctica, plus meals, landing fees, lectures, and wildlife sighting excursions led by expert guides.

You’ll also get photography workshops with photographers Andy Rouse and Andrew James and art classes with wildlife artist Richard Symonds, which will come in handy when you want to document the flurries of wildlife and towering icebergs you'll see.

The expedition takes place November 17-30, 2017, the beginning of the Antarctic summer — and therefore a good time for wildlife and manageable temperatures. If the weather permits, your trip will include one night camping on shore (don’t worry — they’ll provide the waterproof gear).

Just one note: If you plan on snagging this deal, remember to factor in costs for your own flights and arrival transfer, any visas and gratuities, plus the off-chance of a fuel surcharge or departure tax.

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