Press release: Chimu announce Australian singer Paul Kelly as their special guest for March 2021 Antarctic expedition.

Sydney. Tuesday 27th August 2019.

The Latin America and Polar Travel Specialist, Chimu Adventures, are thrilled to announce that iconic Australian singer-songwriter, Paul Kelly AO, will be joining them on their Antarctic small ship expedition cruise in March 2021.

Kelly will be travelling with Chimu on their Songs in the South voyage. Departing on 11th March 2021, this extensive 21 day voyage aboard the Ocean Endeavour will take Kelly and less than 200 other passengers to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

Kelly, whose prolific musical career encompasses 40 plus years, has a unique capacity to tell stories from many points of view and his songs are now lodged deep in the Australian psyche.

During the 21-day Chimu voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, Kelly will perform three times amid the ethereal scenery of the world’s final frontier – landscapes where the fragility of the planet can be seen in all its rawness; where rich history abounds and where those who witness this come back with their own stories and motivations for the future. Chimu have recognised the profound effect Antarctica has on travellers, including how they return as ambassadors for its protection, so are looking forward to seeing how someone of Kelly’s artistic capacity interprets this experience.

Chimu Adventures Co-founder, Greg Carter, elaborates on this: “Paul Kelly’s presence with Chimu on Songs in the South comes from a long desire to invite a musician to Antarctica. Journalists, authors and artists have travelled with us previously and we were intrigued about how and where we could take things musically. Paul shares many of our concerns about the environment and climate change. We think his extraordinary storytelling abilities through music and verse will add an incredible dimension to this departure. Paul is one of Australia’s most accomplished singer/songwriters with a presence that has spanned decades. It is an honour to take an Australian legend with us on this ultimate adventure.”

Join Chimu Adventures and Paul Kelly on Songs in the South aboard the Ocean Endeavour on 11th March 2021 for an unmissable 21-day adventure to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Hear Kelly’s songs to the backdrop of imposing mountains and glaciers; follow in the wake of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton to South Georgia, where penguins reign supreme, and explore the stark beauty of the Falkland Islands’ flora and fauna.

The Ocean Endeavour is a small ship expedition ship carrying less than 200 passengers so places are expected to fill up quickly. The vast majority of Chimu’s Destination Specialists have travelled to Antarctica personally, so can talk potential guests through their options. They can also organise all international and domestic travel arrangements. Contact Chimu here.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Frances Armitage

PH: +44 7817 973254 or 0294581200



Founded in 2004, Chimu Adventures are The Latin America and Polar Travel Specialists. Australian owned, we are the go-to for all Latin America, Antarctica and Arctic travel requirements, from small ship expedition cruises to tailor made itineraries and small group tours, plus all international and domestic flight and transfer arrangements. Our specialist knowledge means we can offer the best options for everything. We use our own operations on the ground to access to an immense range of accommodation and activities and work personally with our traveller’s style and budget, tailoring to their individual needs.

Our team is committed to the destinations which we operate in and are proud members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) Adventure Travel Trade Association and Latin America Travel Association. For more information visit


Author: Frances Armitage