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Ross Sea

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Richard T.

Malibu, CA
Feb 2018

Ross Sea – In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton

Research Ship Spirit of Enderby

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This trip is for those who desire to see the real Antarctica, as close to the South Pole (by hundreds of miles) as you can get by sea, in the most pristine water in the world. For spectacular history, close-up encounters with wildlife that could care less whether or not you're there, and being the only 50 people within 500 miles around you, there's no place else you can possibly go. So what if it's a month at sea without news or internet? Great food, wonderful mates. Go for it.

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Carolyn C.

Malibu, CA
Feb 2018

Ross Sea – In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton

Research Ship Spirit of Enderby

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There were many amazing things about this trip but seeing the Ross Ice Shelf is otherworldly and gives you a sense of the greatness of our planet. My top days were probably when we got up-close and personal with Emperor penguins, and the day we saw Emperor penguins and at least twenty-five Orcas swimming in the ice cracks and along the ice edge. Elephant seals are also creatures you can’t believe exist (they’re so weird and awesome) until you are next to them, which we were able to do on this trip. I also watched albatrosses and their mating rituals. Very few people ever see these birds when they’re not in flight, as they spend about 95% of their time flying.

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Corey S.

San Antonio, TX
Jan 2018

Ross Sea – In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton

Research Ship Spirit of Enderby

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The huts from which Scott and Shackleton launched their expeditions were amazing. Also, the quiet, the colors of the ice floes on the breathing sea, the number of animals going about their business, such as blue whales, Emperors penguins, thousands of Adelies, King penguins, and petrels. So for me, the most memorable parts of the trip are: first, the historical huts; then the stark, icy landscape and sea; and finally the sheer amount of animals: nine types of penguins, pods of orca, A BLUE WHALE, enormous seabirds.

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Hazen C.

Victoria, Australia
Jan 2017

East Antarctica – In the Wake of Mawson

Research Ship Akademik Shokalskiy

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The most memorable parts of this expedition were the wildlife and life on the ice, their natural fearless curiosity or total indifference to us—a humbling experience.

The response time for any queries and suggestions were excellent and most appreciate.

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Hilary C.

London, England
Jan 2017

East Antarctica – In the Wake of Mawson

Research Ship Akademik Shokalskiy

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Spectacular environment and wildlife. Excellent programme of educational lectures and briefings. The level of service that the staff and naturalist guides delivered was excellent. Organisation and service were faultless and friendly. The guides and lecturers were real experts in their fields – most impressive.

I'm particularly grateful for your immediate responses to my queries, and especially for the complimentary upgrade to single-occupancy cabin.

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HM

London, UK
Feb 2016

Ross Sea – In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton

Research Ship Akademik Shokalskiy

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I absolutely loved the trip to Antarctica. I thought the expedition team was wonderful and I really appreciated all the lectures and information we were given. We were very lucky to see almost everything we wanted to see... It was all new to me. I loved the sub-Antarctic Islands, the scale of  Antarctica, the colour palette. The highlight were the huts of course!

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Peter W.

Anglesey, UK
Jan 2016

Ross Sea – In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton

Research Ship Spirit of Enderby

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Fantastic, lived up to my expectations completely. The wildlife and scenery on the subantarctic islands was extraordinary particularly Macquarie Is. where one can walk freely amongst penguins (thousands), elephant seals, skuas and giant petrels. On the Ross Sea there were two memorable Zodiac trips amongst the bergs and pack ice which accumulate at Cape Adare (but stopped us landing), and the visits to the Scott Terra Nova and Shackleton Nimrod huts, both beautifully conserved, was very moving. Very careful and safety conscious on the Zodiac trips and excellent lectures and videos during the long days at sea.

The service, information, advice and help by email and phone from ExpeditionTrips was the best I have ever received from a tour agent, particularly given the distance and timelag (UK) between us.

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Howy R.

Tampere, Finland
Feb 2015

Ross Sea – In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton

Research Ship Spirit of Enderby

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Despite being the coldest and windiest continent, Antarctica is also by far the most beautiful, both for its wildlife and its sheer physical splendour. Those who undertake the Ross Sea voyage are rewarded not only with this, but also by being able to experience first-hand the crucible of Antarctic exploration: the ordeal of navigating the pack ice, the welcoming sentinel of Mount Erebus' plume, the historic huts of Borchgrevink, Scott and Shackleton, finally the impenetrable wall of the Ross Ice-Shelf. On top of all this, Antarctica, with its unique system of governance, reminds us what a terrible mess we have made of the rest of the planet, but also inspires us to rectify all the harm we have done to it and ourselves.

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Paul W.

Toronto, Canada
Nov 2014

Ross Sea–In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton

Research Ship Spirit of Enderby

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Expedition trips is great. They helped in our planning and worked with us in getting organized. We were properly advised about the Enderby. The expedition guides were fantastic. The places we went to and what we saw were awe inspiring!  Morton, in particular, deserves special attention. He made sure you saw as much as possible while in the Zodiacs. Brent was more aligned with the hardcore birders but that was ok. He is a brilliant man with a massive knowledge of seabirds. Adam obviously knows the region very well and knows where to go to see the most wildlife.

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Karen S.

Leeming, Australia
Feb 2014

Ross Sea – In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton

Research Ship Spirit of Enderby

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ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, FANTASTIC AND MEMORABLE. You were always quick to respond to my questions. The trip was exceptionally well organized – great crew, well paced, valuable and informative lectures, fabulous food, and comfortable and tidy cabins. I had a fabulous time on the beach with Royal and King penguins at Macquarie Island.

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Lori F.

Flushing, NY
Jan 2012

Ross Sea

Research Ship Spirit of Enderby

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It went beyond my expectations! I think the staff, guides and crew did a fine job. We were kept well informed about our progress and plans so we always knew what was going on. The most memorable part  of the expedition was standing in Shackleton's hut. The extension I did of New Zealand was incredible.

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Nancy M.

Durham, NC
Jan 2012

Ross Sea

Research Ship Spirit of Enderby

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What a fantastic adventure! Too many great things to list.  Penguins, whale, seals sea lions, historic huts, sea ice, icebergs, mountains, glaciers, riding in the zodiacs, feeling the ship getting pounded by big waves and then having a few days of smooth seas, the unpredictable always changing weather, hiking through tussock grass, the great people on the ship (passengers from NZ, AU, UK, Netherlands, Germany and US), staff and crew...One of the most interesting things I saw was the tall tussock grass bending over in the wind while sitting outside of the station on Macquarie Island. I wasn't sure what to expect, I had only been on ship for a few days before and it was a much bigger ship than the Spirit of Enderby.  I was a little concerned about being on a small ship for 4 weeks, but the time went by really fast.  Even on the days (4 going down and 5 coming back) that we were "cruising" to and from Antarctica there was plenty to do.

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Peter N.

Wicklow, Ireland
Jan 2012

Ross Sea

Research Ship Spirit of Enderby

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The service I've had from Expedition Trips has been the best I've yet encountered, prompt, efficient, the personal touch. The most memorable parts were the Ross Island / Terra Nova bay area where we visited Captain Scott's Cape Evans hut, Shackleton's Cape Royds hut, had a session on the sea ice, saw the Cape Bird penguin rookery, the Inexpressible Island site where the Scott 'Northern Expedition under Lt Campbell spent the winter of 1911-1912 in a snow hole, and our landing at Gondwana Base. Also a Zodiac trip round some impressive icebergs.

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Mike R.

Tucson, AZ
Nov 2006

Semi-Circumnavigation of Antarctica

Kapitan Khlebnikov

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I would book future trips with ExpeditionTrips.com, if they fit into my future travel plans. I can't think of anything to improve the service provided. And thank you for the bottle of wine on board!