aboard the L'Austral
Join us for this spectacular 14-day journey featuring a nine-night exclusively chartered cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier. Cruise aboard the intimate L’Austral, one of the finest vessels in Antarctic waters, combining innovative design with personalized service and featuring private balconies in 95% of the 110 deluxe, ocean-view Suites and Staterooms.
Experience “The White Continent” in its unspoiled state—fantastically shaped icebergs, turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries and breaching whales—during the lingering light of the austral summer. Accompanied by the ship’s expert expedition team of naturalists, board sturdy Zodiac watercraft for excursions ashore and observe the playful antics of this region’s abundant wildlife—penguins and seals, in particular, are unafraid of human visitors. The expedition team will provide a series of enriching lectures on this pristine wilderness.
Extend your journey with the exclusive three-night Iguazú Falls Post-Program Option. This unique itinerary is an exceptional value and perennially popular.
Special Note: We are thrilled to have Professor Barbara Murck as guest lecturer on this program. Professor Murck (Environment Programs, Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga) is a geologist by training. She has degrees from Princeton University and the University of Toronto. Barbara is the author of many textbooks on this subject and received the President’s Teaching Award in 2010.
*Professor Murck will be joining the trip based on a minimum of eight U of T passengers.