Climb aboard the National Geographic Explorer, December 7-20, 2016, for the ultimate exploratory experience, a comprehensive cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula.

Princeton Journeys is delighted to announce another opportunity to experience what could easily be named the single most unique travel expedition our world has to offer: a journey to Antarctica. This coming December 2016, join your fellow Princetonians on the adventure of a lifetime where you will inhabit the vastness and discover the wonder of being in a location entirely pristine. See huge tabular icebergs floating in pools of turquoise blue melt water and mountains rising some 9,000 feet straight up from the sea. Watch raucous penguin behavior from courting to mating. Kayak among exotic wildlife. Descend from your ship, "parked" in the ice, for the thrill of walking on a frozen sea. Cruise through the solemn majesty of the Lemaire Channel. Capture the magnificence of your surroundings with an onboard National Geographic photographer. In crossing the Antarctic Convergence, you'll join the ranks of the legendary explorers who've ventured there. And, depending on where your prior travels have taken you, you may even join another illustrious and exclusive society — the "Seven Continent Club."

About the Study Leader

Dr. Christopher Harig is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona. Previously he spent several years at Princeton University as a research scholar. His research covers areas of geodesy and geodynamics. His current work studies the melting of Earth's ice sheets due to climate change measured by satellite gravimetry. During this Journey, Dr. Harig will discuss not only his work with data from the GRACE satellites to study ice mass change in Antarctica, but also the methods of modern scientific work in this area and the controversies it brews.

Trip Details

  • Dates: December 7-20, 2016
  • Cost: From $13,360 per person, double occupancy
  • Deposit: $1,500 per person
  • Activity Level: Moderate

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