An update from the Expedition Team on Ocean Endeavour, Antarctic Explorer voyage, Dec 4-14, 2015
It’s a trend that’s sweeping the adventure travel nation: as flight technology improves and more remote areas of the world become viable landing sites for passenger aircraft, travelers are finding polar exploration more accessible than at any time in history. And as polar-passionate people worldwide celebrate the first passenger jet touch-down in Antarctica, we’re reminded just how far we’ve come from the days when treking the Polar Regions often took weeks or months at a time.
Zen: it’s your oneness with the world and everything in it; your freedom from the distractions of material life. It’s living in the present, experiencing reality as fully and peacefully as possible. With that understanding, it’s hard to imagine any place on Earth better than Greenland for finding Zen.
In the early days of Antarctic exploration, persons of exceptional character fascinated by the lure of notoriety and adventure traveled to the most remote regions area on Earth, many with hopes of being among the first to discover new resources, wildlife and shipping routes. Stories of these men, whose fortitude in the face of appalling hardships are difficult to fathom (especially today!), still inspire adventurers today. You’ll learn about several famous explorers on your Antarctic cruise, and also the not-so-famous.
Hiking is a wonderful way to experience the epic beauty of Greenland, and as such is an activity offered on our Greenland cruises, weather permitting. Greenland offers hiking for all intensity levels and prior to each excursion, your expedition team will let you know how to dress and what to expect. Participation is always optional!