The Q Experiences Announces Exclusive Cruise Journey to Antarctica to Take Place in December

Industry Watch | July 21, 2017 | News

The Q Experiences

Travel is not just about visiting a place, it’s about exploring different parts of the world and living through an experience, which makes for a great story.

The Q Experiences, an Indian luxury travel company, has announced an exclusive for 200 people only, 11-day trip to the exotic, unique and ice crowned continent- Antarctica, also rightly known as The White Continent. Starting off from Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, and the southernmost city in the world - on December 9, – the 11-day trip promises to create an experience of a lifetime and will take the 200 travelers across the temperamental Drake Passage and into the Land of Ice.

The travellers will be cruising through some of the most breath-taking glaciers of Neko Bay & Paradise bay, anchoring at Port Lockroy, finally sailing to the largest colony of Chinstrap Penguins at Deception Island and visit the quietest place on earth- the majestic Weddell Sea, and at every step of the way, there would be experts to guide the travellers and show the sights one had only dreamt of.

Speaking about the uniqueness of the expedition, Vasim Shaikh, Founder, The Q Experiences said, “At The Q, we are storytellers, where we weave a cumulative story of experiences that would make the best memory for our traveller. Curated Journeys are constant endeavour at The Q. With the launch of ‘The White Continent’, we aspire to take luxury travel to unsurpassed heights and focus on rare destinations that Indians are yet to explore”.

The travellers would be on board ‘The Great Majestic Explorer’ – a sleek, gorgeous yacht flying the Flag of India, 460 feet of utter luxury, which would have 132 elegant staterooms and suites, complete with French interiors designed by the French interior designer – Jean Philippe Nuel.

To ensure a superior gastronomic experience to the travellers, Atul Kochhar, Indian Michelin-starred chef will be on board curating the finest of Indian regional cuisine. In addition, the team of a catering centre of excellence run by Alain Ducasse Enterprise will also be on board to enhance the global cuisine. Buffets each day will be of a different theme.

The trip will start at Ushuaia -the City at the Edge of the World. From Day 1 to 3, the travellers aboard the Majestic Explorer will be sailing through the confluence of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, known as The Drake Passage for two days and nights. On Day 4, travellers will get their first experience of magnificent glaciers, rising slowly from the waters at Neko Bay and Paradise Bay. Marching towards Port Charcot & Port Lockroy on Day 5 & 6, travellers will explore the stunning ice-covered rocks and home to the kelp gull-a haven for the avid wildlife enthusiast. The port has a museum, little store and post office from where one can send a postcard to their friends and family. Day 7 will see the travellers explore Deception Island-a place steeped in history and home to the largest colony of Chinstrap Penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula. The travellers will witness a breathtaking sight of over 100,000 pairs of penguins at play along with serenity of Elephant seals and Fur seals. On Day 8, the cruise will sail through the quietest places on earth - The Weddell Sea, giving travellers chance to sight the Weddell Seal. On Day 9 & 10, the travellers will hit the land, crossing the Drake Passage once more, making their way back to Ushuaia and civilization. The ship will dock on Day 11, and the journey to Majestic White Continent will come to an end.

The Q Experiences design handcrafted luxury journeys to rare locations. They have already had the privilege of catering to some of the most distinguished personalities in India. With the leadership team having more than 50 years of combined yet differentiated experience in various segments within the leisure, travel & tourism industry, they weave personalized travel stories and believe that no two itineraries can ever be the same.

'Curated Journeys by The Q Experiences' is a new offering, which will begin with a 11-day exclusive journey to the Ice Crowned Continent.

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