Traveling to the edge of the Earth can put a glacier-sized dent in your bank account, but Antarctica is one of the few places of pure solitude left on this planet, devoid of cell phone interruptions, car horns, and ? for the most part ? people. For some, this icy tundra is what dreams are made of, and the awe-inspiring scenery, seals, whales, and penguin colonies are well worth the lengthy travel time to reach an expedition vessel. During our summer (Antarcticas winter), the sea is dangerous and nearly impossible to navigate (plus the twenty-four hours of darkness make wildlife viewing a bit tricky), so visitors travel to the region between November and March. To help cut costs, Adventure Life Cruises is marking down rates by 30 percent for its November 7 voyage, which now start at $4,830/person.
THE VALUE: Prices were originally $6,900/person for a total savings of $4,140/couple for this early-season cruise.
THE CATCH: You have to decide quickly this offer expires on September 30, so youll have to have some cash laying around for the deposit.
THE DETAILS: Visit www.adventurelife.com.
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