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Antarctica Discovery

January 27, 2021 - February 7, 2021

From $11,995 per person based on double occupancy.

Featuring Molly Miller, professor of earth & environmental sciences, emerita

Join fellow travelers for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to experience the boundless beauty and pristine vastness of Antarctica. This remote continent and its precarious waterways have hosted some of the most courageous explorers in history and have been the scenes of both triumph and tragedy since Captain Cook first sailed the region in 1773.

Embark from Ushuaia, Argentina, and cruise through the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands amid the Antarctic Peninsula—exploring the dramatic landscapes and remarkable wildlife that call this continent home. Trek through penguin rookeries, observe vast flocks of seabirds, learn about Antarctic ice conditions and discover the sites of both past and present scientific expeditions.

Throughout this program, enjoy the company and keen insights of expert expedition guides, scientists, and lecturers throughout the journey. And take advantage of the ship’s impressive amenities, including a heated infinity swimming pool, two hot tubs, spa, gym, lounges, outdoor bar, and interactive dining experience.

A Buenos Aires pre-tour and an Iguazú Falls post-tour are available.

Call (615) 322-3673 or contact us to learn more and register.

•1 night luxury hotel accommodations (including breakfast) in Ushuaia prior to embarkation
•9 nights accommodations onboard World Explorer
•A welcome reception and farewell cocktail
•All onboard meals
•24-hour self-service coffee and tea facilities onboard
•All scheduled landings and excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions)
•Your own expedition parka to keep
•A pair of insulated rubber boots for shore landings for the duration of the cruise (to be returned prior to disembarkation)
•A digital voyage log (including a map of the ship’s charted course, a list of wildlife spotted, and a photo album)
•All ship-board gratuities
•All luggage porterage
•Port fees
•Transfers from the hotel to the ship or into town on the day of embarkation
•Group transfers for all guests arriving and departing during the suggested times

Molly Miller, professor of earth & environmental sciences, emerita

Molly Miller’s most recent project is a study of taphonomic, sedimentologic, and bioturbation processes under semi-permanent sea ice off the coast of Antarctica (Explorers Cove). She and collaborators S. Bowser, S. Walker and D. Furbish are identifying processes and rates, constructing models, and using them to refine interpretations of cores recently recovered from Cenozoic deposits off the coast of Antarctica. The idea is to link modern biologic, sedimentologic and taphonomic processes to the characteristics of cores in order to enhance interpretation of ancient ecosystems. Striking results to date are that epifaunal clams thoroughly bioturbate sediment beneath the nearly permanently frozen ocean but are rarely found as body fossils in cores, and similarly that ossicles of the abundant ophiuroids also are uncommon in shallow cores.

Learn more about Professor Miller and her research in her faculty bio.

 

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