Gap Adventures Embraces The Cold With Its 2011/12 Line-Up Of Polar Cruises

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Gap Adventures, the world’s adventure travel leader, introduces its 2011/12 Arctic and Antarctica cruise season with a slew of new features. Perfect for the cold weather and adventure enthusiasts, a trip aboard the M/S Expedition delves deep into the vast array of wintry wildlife and breathtaking scenery of narrow waterways, glaciers, icebergs, and rugged mountains, which very few people will ever have the opportunity to see.
“We’re excited to launch the next line-up of our glacial trips,” says Bruce Poon Tip, founder of Gap Adventures.

“The polar regions of the planet epitomise adventure and provide unparalleled experiences. We’re delighted to offer our travellers added value on all our cruises that visit these unique destinations.”

Seeing is Believing – New M/S Expedition WebPages, the award-winning website, hosts brand new pages dedicated to the sub-zero trips ( Complete with all the information travellers have come to trust and rely on, the webpages boast new elements including:
• A virtual tour of the ship with panoramic views of cabins, the mud room and Lonely Planet library
• An interactive deck plan
• Biographies and profiles of the expedition crew who are among the most experienced and skilled in the industry
• A Gear Shop filled with the essential apparel for passengers to purchase prior to departure

Bells, Whistles AND Freebies!
In addition to the new webpages, the adventure travel company has introduced several new features created to enhance a traveller’s experience on board the ship.

Gap Adventures is pleased to provide free destination cruising guides, as well as complimentary Wellington boots for the duration of the trip to keep passengers’ feet warm and dry. Plus, travellers on select cruises who book category five cabins receive exclusive, complimentary Canada Goose Adventurer jackets. Parkas are also available for purchase online for $269 USD (approx: £173 GBP)

Gap Adventures 2011/12 Line-up of Polar Cruises
For the ardent adventure-seeking passengers, Gap Adventures now offers sea kayaking in the Arctic and Antarctic – a unique opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the native wildlife. Following in the footsteps of bold explorers, travellers can also camp and experience the majesty of Antarctica at night. Excursions must be pre-arranged as they are not sold on board.

Travellers with ample holiday time can also enjoy extensions and add-ons pre or post cruise. Antarctica extensions allow travellers to unravel the mysteries of Easter Island, indulge in the fine food and wines of Chile and Argentina or travel to the heart of the Amazon to discover Iguassu Falls. Arctic add-ons allow travellers to explore the beauty of Longyearbyen and Oslo.

Passengers who book a space on a selection of the Arctic cruises by 31 January 2011 will receive a 25 per cent early-booking discount.

Uniquely equipped to meet the demands of cruising in polar environments, the M/S Expedition provides an exceptionally safe, spacious, and comfortable experience for all passengers. At a nimble 105 metres in length, the ship is able to approach remote areas to which many other vessels cannot navigate. The M/S Expedition is also one of the most stable expedition ships in its class.

For more information on Gap Adventures call 0844 272 2040 or visit

About Gap Adventures
Gap Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures on all seven continents and beyond to more than 100,000 global travellers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of adventure – people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically immerse themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a sustainable manner. Demonstrating its ongoing cultural, social and economic commitment to responsible tourism, Gap Adventures established the Planeterra Foundation, as a way the company and its passengers can give back to the communities visited. For more information, please visit and

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