Join us on this unique 25-day adventure cruise as we chase the historic and famous route of Sir Douglas Mawson. This expedition allows you to embrace your inner explorer to the backdrop of incredible scenery.
East Antarctica is one of the most remote and least frequented stretches of coast in the world and was the fascination of Australian Antarctic explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson. A true Australian hero, Douglas Mawson’s initial interest in Antarctica was scientific. Whilst others were racing for polar records, Mawson was studying Antarctica and leading the charge on claiming a large chunk of the continent for Australia. This expedition allows you to embrace your inner explorer to the backdrop of incredible scenery such as glaciers, icebergs and rare fauna while looking out for myriad whale, seal and penguin species. A truly unique journey not to be missed.
THE AKADEMIK SHOKALSKIY
This fully ice-strengthened expedition vessel is ideally suited to Antarctic expeditions due to its strength, maneuverability and small passenger numbers. Recently refurbished, the ship carries just 48 passengers. On board, there is a combined bar/library lounge area and a dedicated lecture room.
DAY 1: Arrival in Invercargill.
DAY 2: Embark the Akademik Shokalskiy Port of Bluff.
DAY 3: The Snares.
DAY 4: At Sea.
DAYS 5-6: Macquarie Island.
DAYS 7-10: At Sea.
DAYS 11-17: Commonwealth Bay and Antarctic Coast.
DAYS 18-21: At Sea.
DAY 22: Auckland Islands - Carnley Harbour.
DAY 23: Auckland Islands - Enderby Island.
DAY 24: At Sea.
DAY 25: Disembark Invercargill.