> Be the first to visit Commonwealth Bay this coming season and have exclusive access to lots of berths.
> Retrace the footsteps of Sir Douglas Mawson.
> Visit Macquarie Island, which supports one of the highest concentrations of Wildlife in the Southern Ocean and is home to millions of penguins.
> Take a Zodiac cruise in the ice-flecked waters.
> See first-hand the majestic glaciers, icebergs and rugged east Antarctica coastline.
> Experience Mawson’s Huts (weather permitting)
The Akademik Shokalskiy
Recently refurbished, the ship carries just 48 passengers in twin or triple share cabins, approximately half of which have private facilities. On board there is a combined bar/library lounge area and a dedicated lecture room. Meals are prepared by Australian chefs who provide excellent international cuisine.