They say when you visit Antarctica, pure ice will flow through your veins and melt into your heart. Here it will find a special place forever; such is the connection you will feel to this indescribable part of the planet.
Proving this point, renowned personalities Jennifer Byrne and Andrew Denton will be joining this exclusive Chimu Charter as our special guests on their respective sixth and seventh trips to the great white. This will be their third with Chimu. As we travel to the great white, along with our esteemed expedition leaders, naturalists and scientists on board, Jennifer and Andrew will bring added life to the show, as they share their deep knowledge, passion, and experiences of Antarctica to the group.
Joining Andrew and Jennifer will be special guest, Australian photojournalist Stephen DuPont who will be creating a limited edition photobook of his experience in Antarctica.
“Capturing Antarctica is about me challenging myself, I want to come away with something unique.” – Stephen Dupont
As you travel and marvel on this exclusive journey, why not take part in our citizen science program lead by our expert team? Through this experience, you can observe, record and report on natural phenomena that you witness, as part of a collaboration project with Antarctic scientists, further extending your education and unveiling the mysteries of the white continent. Meanwhile, your mind will be dutifully blown by her beauty.
This immersive journey will take you from Ushuaia, at the base of South America, across the Drake Passage, via the South Shetland Islands and onto the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, where your interactive experiences will expand your mind in ways you never thought possible.
Your experiences through our in-depth expedition program is our number one priority.
“If Antarctica were music, it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.” Andrew Denton
We are also proud to be partnering with Lifeline, hosting a charity raffle and fundraising with our polar plunge onboard this itinerary.
SPECIAL GUESTS ONBOARD
Andrew Denton & Jennifer Byrne
Andrew Denton is an award-winning writer, performer and producer. His TV programs include The Money or the Gun, Enough Rope, CNNNN (The Chaser), Hungry Beast, and The Gruen Transfer.
Jennifer Byrne is a celebrated Australian journalist and broadcaster. She has worked in all forms of publication, including television, radio and print. From Foreign Correspondent to Celebrity Mastermind, Jennifer has led a colourful and award-winning career.
Stephen Dupont is an award-winning photojournalist. His images have been recognised around the world for his concerned photography on the human condition, war, and climate and have received international acclaim.
Dupont has been awarded some of the most prestigious prizes in photography, including the 2015 Olivier Rebbot Award and the 2005 Robert Capa Gold Medal citation from the Overseas Press Club of America and first place from the World Press Photo. He has also worked as an official war artist for the Australian War Memorial in the Solomon Islands and Afghanistan.
He has been featured in publications including The Smithsonian, Newsweek, The New Yorker, and The Guardian.
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