January 17-30, 2013

Expedition to Antarctica

Aboard MS L'Austral

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Experience the White Continent in its most pristine state during the long light of the austral summer, when sunrise turns the icescape pink and gold. You’ll spend nine nights of your 14-day journey cruising Antarctic waters aboard the innovative, intimate, and luxurious cruiser L’Austral, from which you’ll view icebergs, glaciers, penguin rookeries, seals, and breeching whales. You’ll also venture forth from the ship in sturdy Zodiac craft, accompanied by the expedition’s team of expert naturalists, for an up-close view of the Antarctic’s abundant wildlife and its unusual volcanic topography. The natural wonders of this unique adventure begin with urban luxury: two nights in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. A post-cruise option to Iguazu Falls is available.
For more information, call Smith Travel at 800-225-2029, or contact us via e-mail at alumtrav@smith.edu. You may fax the completed registration form to 413-585-2015 or mail it to the address below.
Mail To:
Smith Travel
Alumnae House
33 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01063

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  • The MS L’Austral, which features private balconies in 95 percent of its suites and staterooms
  • The outposts of history’s most intrepid explorers, including Amundsen, Scott, and Shackleton
  • Sightings of penguins, seabirds, seals, and whales
Tom Litwin, Director of the Clark Science Center at Smith College
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Activity level: Very active
  • Cost: From $7,635 per person, based on double occupancy
  • Single supplement: From $3,500 per person
  • Deposit: $800 per person, payable to Thomas P. Gohagan & Company
  • Co-sponsors: Villanova University, Notre Dame, Ohio State University, Georgetown University, and Johns Hopkins University
  • Optional extensions: A post-cruise option to Iguazu Falls is available