DEAR TRAV­ELLER,

Richmond Hill Post - - Currents - David Pierce Pres­i­dent, Col­la­cutt Travel

Antarc­tica is not a tra­di­tional travel des­ti­na­tion, and this is not your typ­i­cal Antarc­tic cruise. The White Con­ti­nent is a pow­er­ful place, and a jour­ney there will change your life for­ever. For it is in this world de­void of hu­man sounds, where only the wild cries of birds, seals, and whales echo across a vast ex­panse of land and seas, that even the most sea­soned trav­eller be­comes hum­bled by a re­turn to na­ture. Im­mersed in Antarc­tica’s primeval beauty is the per­fect place to re­flect on man’s re­la­tion­ship with the en­vi­ron­ment and how to re­store its bal­ance. That is why PONANT has in­vited two renowned New York Times sci­ence con­trib­u­tors on board this ex­pe­di­tion cruise to ini­ti­ate a larger con­ver­sa­tion on po­lar en­vi­ron­ments and cli­mate change. Henry Foun­tain and James Gor­man, who to­gether have over four decades’ ex­pe­ri­ence writ­ing and re­port­ing for the Times, will be your eru­dite guides to the spec­tac­u­lar, other-worldly land­scapes you will view from the decks of

L’Aus­tral and the ice and fauna you will meet on daily Zo­diac ex­cur­sions and hikes ashore. Once you come face-to-face with Antarc­tica’s frag­ile en­vi­ron­ment, the peril it cur­rently faces will no longer be ab­stract - it will have be­come per­sonal. Just ten days spent ex­plor­ing this fi­nal fron­tier cre­ates a per­ma­nent shift in one’s per­spec­tive, and you are guar­an­teed to re­turn home with a re­newed ded­i­ca­tion to solv­ing one of the great­est chal­lenges of our time. JOIN OUR SPE­CIAL GROUP FOR THIS EX­PE­RI­ENCE OF A LIFE­TIME!

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