Introducing a trip of a lifetime through 'Curated Journeys by The Q Experiences'
~An exclusive 200 only people trip to Ice Crowned Continent – Antarctica~
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.
Q Experiences, an Indian luxury travel company, today announced an
exclusive for 200 people only, an 11 day trip to the most 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 the 9th of December 2017 –
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. Watch the mysterious stories unfold atwww.thewhitecontinent.com
travelers will be cruising through some of the most breathtaking
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
travelers and show the sights one had only dreamt of.
Speaking about the uniqueness of the expedition, Mr.Vasim Shaikh, Founder of 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 traveler. Curated
Journeys are constant endeavor 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”.
travelers 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.
ensure a superior gastronomic experience to the travellers, Mr. 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
Day Wise Brief Itinerary:
The trip will start at Ushuaia -the City at the Edge of the World. 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.
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.
Exploring 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.
Sailing through the quietest places on earth- The Weddell Sea,
travellers will get a chance to actually sight- The Lord of The Weddell
Sea- The Weddell Seal himself.
Day 9 & 10: The travellers will hit the land, crossing the Drake Passage once more, making their way back to Ushuaia and civilization.
Day 11: The Triumphant Return, the ship will dock and the journey to Majestic White Continent will come to an end.
The 800-kilometre wide passage between Cape Horn and Livingston Island
is the shortest crossing from Antarctica to any other landmass. There is
no significant land anywhere around the world at the latitudes of Drake
Passage, which is important to the unimpeded flow of the Antarctic
Circumpolar. Ships sailing through this passage can have great sighting
platform to watch whales, dolphins and seabirds including giant petrels
and other petrels, albatrosses and penguins.
5 Unknown facts about visiting Antarctica:
Its freezing cold in Antarctica the year round, the coldest temperature
ever recorded on the Antarctic was minus 89 degrees Celsius!
Nobody lives in Antarctica. In January 1979, Emile Marco Palma became
the first human to be born on Antarctica. Since then, only ten other
people have been born on the continent.
Antarctica is only accessible by small sailing boats or motor vessel;
no more than 100 people can land on the Antarctic Peninsula at any given
point of time.
• There are no time zones in Antarctica, hence it’s always zero o’ clock in Antarctica.
During the summer months, experience 24 hours of daylight. In December,
when the ship starts to sail, it will be summer in Antarctica
About Q Experiences:
Experiences, also rightly known as the storytellers, 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. At The Q, they weave personalized travel
stories where your imagination is your only limitation. They believe
that no two itineraries can ever be the same, which is why their team of
specialists customizes unique travel experiences for each one
essentially leading to our brand message of 'Luxury Travel Reimagined'.
The company was founded in 2012.
Think soaking in
the hot-water springs of frozen highlands in Nordic Island of Iceland,
exploring Botswana’s lush Okavango delta or taking in the surreal
landscape of Patagonia in South America on horseback, a journey into the
surreally beautiful coastal desert of Namibia in Africa, visiting
Churchill the land of Polar Bears and Beluga Whales in Canada or a
country in a wineglass in Europe. While they hope to engage you with one
of these travel stories, they would like to know your choice of
destination for this year and allow them to handcraft an experience for
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