Antarctica Expedition Cruise – Book By the Cabin
This is a rare opportunity to be able to reserve a cabin (rather than charter the entire yacht) on the most the most luxurious and well-equipped expedition yacht that is traveling to Antarctica this upcoming winter season (which is Antarctica’s summer season). If you’ve always dreamed of cruising Antarctica with a small, intimate group, instead of elbow to elbow on a cruise ship, then put the 224′ super yacht Legend and the dates of January 13-20, 2019 at the top of your bucket list.
Unlike many cruise ships and super yachts, Legend will be “stationed” in Antarctica so you will not have to bear the long (and often arduous passage) from Chile to Antartica. Instead, you fly to Punta Arenas, Chile and take a flight from there to King George Island in Antarctica. The latter flight is include in your cabin cost.
Warrior on the outside and princess on the inside, Legend will safely take you to some of the least visited destinations in Antarctica, yet shower you with comfort and luxury while you travel. To the discerning adventurer, who wants to “do it your way” with a myriad of off-yacht adventures, this grand dame of the seas is your ticket to one of the most extraordinary experiences on earth. Best of all, you will cruise to off-the-beaten track places where the big ships are not allowed.
A LEGEND in the Making
Originally built as a fully classified Class 1 ice-breaking ship, Legend has been completely refit into an ultra-luxe super yacht that can venture to some the most remote places on the planet – Greenland and the Arctic, Antarctica, and Patagonia to name a few. But don’t let her rugged demeanor fool you. The yacht boasts a Balinese-inspired spa, beauty salon, a heated outdoor Jacuzzi with rain curtains, a fully equipped gym and a giant heated outdoor swimming pool – not to mention a cinema room and a main salon with piano. Plus all the water sports equipment you’d ever need – the Expedition cruise yacht LEGEND is just the perfect package.
Due to her sheer size, the amount of onboard equipment and sporting gear she can carry is outstanding. For explorers, the LEGEND offers a submarine for underwater encounters with a pod of orcas or snow leopards, kayaks for paddling the bays, and tenders galore. So wherever LEGEND can’t take you, her toys certainly will.
The LEGEND offers accommodation for 26 guests in 13 beautifully decorated cabins. There’s a Master Suite with two ensuite bathrooms and cozy lounge area, 3 VIP Suites (which are slightly smaller but still incredibly spacious), 4 Double Staterooms and 5 Convertible Staterooms which can be either doubles or twin, depending on your needs. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms and walk-in closets, as well as state-of-the-art audio and video systems, Broadband Internet and even films on demand. Each suite is is named after a city and decorated accordingly.
The Antarctica Expedition Cruise Experience on Legend
Legend is staffed by a crew of 19, and on this special journey, there will be additional naturalists and expedition guides to lead you on shoreside excursions as well as be a wealth of information as you are underway and observing the magnificent landscape and wildlife.
In January, you will find surprisingly mild temperatures and 24 hours of summer sunlight, offering wildlife viewing is at its best. You’ll cruise among unworldly iceberg castles, get upclose and personal with penguin colonies, kayak by sea lions basking on ice floes, and hike on snow-laden ice fields. Whales and seals will frequently frolic right in front of you.
Here’s a complete list of the onboard equipment that can be used in on your Antarctica Expedition Cruise:
- Fully commercial heli-deck for 6 person Eurocopter EC 135 (2,900 kg lift off pressure)
1 x EC 135 Helicopter (optional)
1 x Robinson Light Helicopter (optional)
1 x Submarine U Boat Works C-Explorer 3 – 3 pax / 300 m (optional)
- 8.35m Novurania Chase 27 Luxury tender, diesel
1 x 8.50m Long Island 28 Luxury Tender, diesel
2 x Zodiac MK 4 and MK 5
1 x 5.20m Novamarine RIB17, diesel4 Kayaks
Cinema room (14 person with Full HD TV screen and professional 5.3 surround sound system)
Gymnasium (1 x treadmill, 1 x step machine, 1 x home trainer, 1 x cross trainer, Selection of weights, etc)
Balinese style spa including Jacuzzi (8 person)
Sauna (10 person),
Dressing room amd Rain shower
Whale deck at the bow with direct access from the navigation bridge
Where Else Can the Legend Expedition Cruise Take You?
In addition to the week that Legend offers this “by the cabin” opportunity, it is also available for private charter in Antarctica through February of 2019. It will be in the Caribbean in March; in the Mediterranean in April and May; and in the Baltic, Norway, Greenland or the Arctic in the summer months.
Legend Antarctica Expedition Cruise – Cabin Rates
Category 1 : 16 m2, 4 suites available at € 25.000 per person
Category 2 : 25 m2, 5 suites available at € 29.500 per person
Category 3 : 30 m2, 1 suite available at € 31.000 per person
Category 4 : 45 m2, 2 suites available at € 35.000 per person
Category 5 : 63 m2, 1 suite available at € 39.000 per person
Cabins are only available at the full occupancy rate (2 guests per cabin); no single occupancy rate
What is included in the price:
• All meals and standard alcohol while onboard
• Roundtrip flights between Punta Arenas (Chile) and King George Island (Antarctica)
• Expeditions guides and expedition services
• One massage per person
• Hotel in Punta Arenas on January 12th and January 20th
• Roundtrip airport transfers in Punta Arenas
• Legend jacket and expedition cap
Contact an Antarctica Expedition Cruise specialist for more details – 239-896-7278 or e-mail.