We are putting together another trip to Antarctica:)
Antarctica Trip – Nov 30 – Dec 10 2011 – early signup
At long last, we are contacting you with the latests details about our Antarctica 2011 workshop.
We had hoped to be in touch with you much sooner. There have been many delays with the travel company we’ve worked with in the past Quark. We didn’t want to contact you until we had firm details. We do now.We still plan to visit the highlights of the Antarctic Penninsula – Deception Island (sailing into an active volcano), Paradise Bay (gliding below slowly calving glaciers), Neko Harbor (walking up to the edge of and looking down at a calving glacier), Lamaire Channel (sailing through mountain peaks at sunset), Plenneau Bay (iceberg graveyard) and many more.
Our timing (November 30 – December 10) is early in the season when the ice is great, the weather is good, and the penguins are nesting.
There will be many lectures, demonstrations, and reviews – more than in previous voyages.
There will be special guest instructors – soon to be announced. (We’ve got a killer list.)
The cost of the trip is based on the type of berth you opt for – single, double, or triple occupancy.We are traveling on one of Quark’s most comfortable boats the Ocean Nova.
$7,990 (shared triple berth)
$9,990 (shared double berth)
$14,990 ( single berth)
These rates include all on board expenses; travel, room, board, lectures, etc.
They do not include airfare to and from Ushuaia, Argentina.
After long negotiations, we have been limited to one payment option.All participants will need to make a full non-refundable commitment to the trip.
We realize not all of you are either willing or able to make this financial commitment at this time.
We hope that enough of you are able to do this so we can make a 2011 voyage.
We’re writing to you now to inquire if you are among those willing and able to make this commitment now (within the next four weeks).
The fee is transferable – you can sell or gift a spot to someone else.
In addition, we recommend Quark’s travel insurance which will protect your investment should you need to make a cancellation later.
Funds will not be collected by Quark until we have positive responses from enough people (we’ll alert you in the next ten days) and Quark is ready to receive funds (several weeks).
Availability on this trip is limited and will be handled on a first come first serve basis.
The first three voyages sold out in as little as 72 hours.
Even if you are not able to make this commitment at this time, we’d like to hear from you, about whether you are still interested in making this voyage with us and what type of berth you’re interested in.
In short, all we need from you at this time is to hear back from you.
1 You are willing and able to make this commitment now. Your preference of berth types.
2You are unable to make this commitment now but will be able to do so at a later date. Your preference of berth types.
We hope to hear from you very soon (please email us).
And we look forward to recontacting you shortly thereafter.
Our very best wishes,
John Paul Caponigro