Tour to the Antarctic

Subject: Tour to the Antarctic
From: Turramurra Travel <>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 19:48:35 +0000
Dear all at Birding-aus,

I have just joined your listing and am fascinated by your interest in our 
wonderful birdlife in Australia - 
but would you like to experience the bird and wildlife of Antarctica?

We have managed to secure 18 cabins on the MARCO POLO - a 4-star ship that 
sails down to the Antarctic only 
every two years.  Our cabins are on the Peninsula Cruise departing Australia 8 
January, 1998.

Now this may seem a long way off!  But because of the unique nature of this 
trip, the ship usually sells out 
some 12 months prior to sailing.  We have these cabins secured until 28 
February 1998 and would like to know 
whether you birding-aus people would like to join our group.  Ross and I will 
be escorting the group from 
Sydney, spending a few days in Buenos Aires before flying down to Ushuia to 
join MARCO POLO FOR 8 nights.  
This trip is for those who are seeking soft adventure - i.e. it will be 
comfortable, luxurious, but at the 
same time offer the opportunity to go ashore some 4-5 times by Zodiac, onto the 
ice at varous ports of call 
down the Peninsula.  There is a team of expert lecturers on board, experts in 
wildlife and bird life of the 

Ross (my husband) and I have been on board the MARCO POLO when it was in Sydney 
this year.  It is the old 
Alexander Pushkin, which has been purchased by an Englishman who then spent 
some millions on up-grading it to 
a 4-5 star vessell.  This is not just a small Russian ice-breaker, but a large 
cruise ship (normally carrying 
800 passengers, but to the Antarctic only carrying 400 because of  
environmental restrictions on tourism to 
the Antarctic).
There are only two ships of this standard visiting the Antarctic, and this is 
the only one which is English 

The total package including airfares from Australia, some time in Buenos Aires, 
sightseeing and transfers will 
cost you in the vicinity of $7900 - call us on Sydney 02)9488 8388, Fax 02)9488 
9717 or email  
if you are interested.

CRUISEABOUT is a new division of the old established TURRAMURRA TRAVEL.  This 
division specialises in 
"anything that floats" anywhere in the world.  If you want to see us, and get 
to know our credentials, please 
look at our home page on

We only have these cabins until February - then they are on the open market to 
America and will be gone,

Kind regards,
Denise Blackmore

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