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No single supplement on selected 2023-24 Antarctica sailings!

Published 4 months ago • 5 min read

Dear JourneyWoman,

As you may have heard, JourneyWoman's Carolyn Ray has been on a Swan Hellenic ship for the past three weeks, having visited Egypt, Jordan and East Africa. When the Swan Hellenic team heard of her plans to return through Israel, they arranged for her to stay on the ship for another 10 days and fly safely home from Dubai instead. That's incredible service!

Today, we're sharing an exclusive special deal with no single supplement just for JourneyWoman readers on Swan Hellenic's Antarctica expedition cruises from November 2023 to January 2024 - with prices starting at $5,999 USD/$8,200 CAD. Whether you travel solo or with a friend, or if you've been thinking about a polar cruise, these prices are just too good to pass up. Some run through the holidays — why stay home when you can reconnect with nature and wildlife. These exclusive deals are valid until November 10, 2023 or while inventory lasts.

Kelly Predmesky, Director, North America, Swan Hellenic, says: "Female travelers should consider traveling to Antarctica because it is place where you can simultaneously disconnect, while feeling more connected than you have ever felt in your life. With Mother Nature’s finest work as the backdrop, surrounded by surreal iceberg formations, landscapes that will leave you feeling like you’re on another planet, and a symphony of wildlife and creaking ice, you have no choice but to be jerked into the present moment by the power, the vastness, the silence, the fragility, and the life found only in Antarctica.”

Swan Hellenic is a founding partner in the "Small Ships" section of our Women's Travel Directory, and offers boutique-style cultural expeditions across all seven continents on their three brand new ships — the Minerva, Vega, and Diana — which carry less than 200 passengers each. It's the perfect size ship to connect with other guests, and receive personalized service in an expedition environment.

Interested? Call 1-800-537-6777 between 9 am - 6 pm ET Monday to Friday and tell them you heard about this discount from JourneyWoman to get your special pricing. Use the code CAT0040 to take advantage of this JourneyWoman exclusive offer!

Check out the JourneyWoman-exclusive no single supplement Antarctic itineraries below!

Hurry - these exclusive deals are valid until November 10, 2023 or while inventory lasts.

Antarctic Peninsula Discovery

November 6 - 15, 2023 (10 days), December 11 - 20, 2023 (10 days) & December 20 - 29, 2023 (10 days)

Starting at $5,999 USD/$8,200 CAD (originally $10,254 USD/$14,086 CAD) - No single supplement

From Ushuaia to Ushuaia 10-Day Expedition Cruise

Travel across the legendary Drake Passage to the frozen Antarctic Peninsula - where you'll discover mesmerising icy wonders like the Gerlache Strait and the magnificent Antarctic Sound. Step ashore, meet curious penguins and explore otherworldly frozen landscapes.

Africa to America Antarctic Epic

November 21 - 11 December, 2023 (20 days)

Starting at $5,999 USD/$8,200 CAD (originally $14,750 USD/$26,623 CAD) - No single supplement

South Atlantic 20-night semi-circumnavigation cruise from Africa to Latin America

Voyage across the southern Atlantic on this epic Southern Atlantic & Antarctic Islands Discovery cruise on board our boutique ship that takes you places few have been before. Starting in South Africa, you have plenty of time at sea to sit back and relax before visiting some of the world’s most remote islands in Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island. Taking in the sights of Antarctica, as well as South Georgia, you will visit beaches crammed with penguins which will stir the emotions.

Antarctic Peninsula Odyssey

December 12 - 22, 2023 (10 days) &
December 29, 2023 - January 8, 2024 (10 days)

Starting at $5,999 USD/$8,200 CAD (originally $14,000 USD/$19,240 CAD) - No single supplement

From Ushuaia to Ushuaia 10-Day Antarctic Peninsula Expedition Cruise

Step ashore, meet curious penguins and explore otherworldly frozen landscapes on board this expedition cruise. Sail on Zodiac boats through ice-choked waters, searching for seals, whales and seabirds, and journey alongside polar specialists as you share in their vast knowledge of these isolated regions.

Spirit of Antarctica

December 22, 2023 - January 2, 2024 (12 days)

​​Starting at $5,999 USD/$8,200 CAD (originally $19,240 USD/$26,435 CAD) – No single supplement

From Ushuaia to Ushuaia 12-Day Expedition Cruise on the SH Vega

Cross the Drake Passage on your voyage to the incredible Antarctic Peninsula. This frozen wonderland is home to unparalleled beauty – breathtaking rugged coastlines, enchanting blue icebergs, and endless wind-carved snow glistening in the sun. Head for shore on a Zodiac to get fantastic photos of busy gentoo penguins, graceful leopard and Weddell seals, and magnificent kelp gulls and skuas. Connect with the natural world in an environment that’s truly like no other.

Weddell Sea Discovery

January 2 - 13, 2024 (12 days)

​​Starting at $5,999 USD/$8,200 CAD (originally $16,435 USD/$22,559 CAD) – No single supplement

From Ushuaia to Ushuaia 12-Day Expedition Cruise

Sail deep into Antarctica’s furthest reaches on this adventure of a lifetime. The ice on the Weddell Sea is too thick to navigate for most of the year, so only the lucky few get to experience this phenomenal corner of Antarctica. Watch massive tabular icebergs float past and stay on the lookout for emperor penguins – a rare sight on any other Antarctic cruise. Steeped in polar history - it was in the Weddell Sea that Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, became trapped in the ice, giving rise to one of the most remarkable survival and rescue stories of our time. Take your Antarctica exploration to the next level on this truly unforgettable voyage.

Antarctic Peninsula in Depth

January 8 - 21, 2024 (14 days)

​​Starting at $5,999 USD/$8,200 CAD (originally $16,800 USD/$23,172 CAD) – No single supplement

From Ushuaia to Ushuaia 14-day Expedition Cruise on the SH Diana

This cruise is your real Antarctic adventure. Aboard our 5-star ice-class ship, you’ll experience this incredible part of the world in comfort and style. Traverse the formidable Southern Ocean with ease enjoying spectacular views from the ship’s sweeping windows and decks. Thanks to her compact size, we can also sail through narrow passages and visit remote bays; usually where the most interesting things are found. After testing your mettle across the notorious Drake Passage, your arrival on the White Continent will be greeted with spellbinding landscapes and extraordinary wildlife.

Exclusive to JourneyWoman readers, Swan Hellenic is offering no single supplement on these trips. Call 1-800-537-6777 between 9 AM and 6 PM EST Monday to Friday and use the code CAT0040 at the time of booking to take advantage of this special offer!

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Founded in 1994, JourneyWoman™ is the world’s first and largest women’s solo travel website and community, inspiring women over 50 to travel safely and well. Led by CEO and Editor Carolyn Ray, we publish a monthly newsletter with first-hand travel tips and destination features written by experienced travel writers, host webinars and events, produce the award-winning Soul of Travel Podcast. By joining our mailing list, you have access to our Things She Loves newsletter with women-recommended travel gear, the JourneyWoman Book Club in partnership with TripFiction and exclusive travel deals and discounts with no single supplement from our partners in our Women’s Travel Directory, which features women-friendly tours, retreats, places to stay and small ships in over 120 countries. Learn more at

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