MIAMI -- Celebrity's upcoming offerings in the Arctic and Antarctic
-- part of the cruise line's continued rollout of exotic vacation
options under its Xpeditions umbrella -- will be 12- and 13-day
The High Arctic trips jump off from Ottawa, Canada, on Aug. 11
and Sept. 3, and stops include Resolute, Lancaster Sound, Coburg
Island, Ellesmere Island, and Beechy Island, Canada; and Cape York
and various points in northern Greenland.
On the opposite pole, 12-day trips depart roundtrip from
Ushuaia, Argentina, on Oct. 25 and Nov. 5 and spend five full days
in the Antarctic Sound and Peninsula. Other calls on the Antarctic
trip include Elephant Island, the South Shetland Islands,
Livingstone Island and Cape Horn. Celebrity will charter the
112-passenger Kapitan Khlebnikov, a polar-class icebreaker, from
Quark Expeditions for the cruises.
Prices begin at $9,000 for the High Arctic cruises and $8,500
for the Xpeditions-Antarctic voyages; fares include alcoholic
beverages, gratuities and shore excursions.
For details, call (866) XPDTION.
To contact reporter Rebecca Tobin, send e-mail to [email protected].