ANTARCTICA’S ROSS SEA

EmpERORS Of ThE ANTARCTIC ExpEdITION
Dear Adventurer, No matter how many times you have visited the great white continent of Antarctica, you have probably never stood surrounded by the lords of that land, emperor penguins, the largest of all penguin species and regarded as the most difficult birds to see in their natural habitat. During this voyage Antarctica is bathed in almost 24 hours of continuous daylight, reflecting off enormous glaciers and towering icebergs beset in mile after mile of frozen fast ice. Combine this splendor with the most majestic of penguins and the sub-Antarctic islands of New Zealand and Australia, and you have our 31-day Ross Sea expedition. In terms of diversity and contrast, the sub-Antarctic islands of the eastern hemisphere have few equals. On Macquarie, thousands of king penguins jostle for space with millions of royal penguins. Classified as nature reserves and administered by the New Zealand Department of Conservation—the Snares, Auckland, and Campbell Islands are safe havens for countless birds and mammals seeking breeding grounds. We will search for endemic species such as the Campbell Island teal, Auckland Island shag, and Snares crested penguin along with handsome yellow-eyed penguins and the majestic southern royal albatross, which breed throughout the sub-Antarctic islands. We plan to spend ten days in the Ross Sea region searching for emperor penguins and the elusive Ross seal. Ice conditions determine our exact schedule, but we hope to land on the continent in the vicinity of Cape Adare, Cape Hallet, and Terra Nova Bay. Helicopter flightseeing over the Dry Valleys is a special highlight. We are offering this voyage aboard one of our favorite icebreakers, the Kapitan Khlebnikov, in conjunction with Quark Expeditions. It will be a voyage celebrating the ship as it is her penultimate voyage; she is ending her service in the spring of 2012. Zegrahm Expeditions cofounders Mike Messick, Peter Harrison, and Shirley Metz will join Quark’s expedition team along with a contingent of experts who will lecture on the history, geology, and marine and bird life of the Antarctic continent and sub-Antarctic islands. We hope you can join us on this truly exceptional voyage. Warmest regards,

Jon Nicholson President

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ANTARCTICA’S ROSS SEA
ITInERARy
For Zegrahm Expeditions (joining operator Quark Expeditions.)
Monday & Tuesday, November 7 & 8, 2011 Tuesday, November 15

EmpERORS Of ThE ANTARCTIC ExpEdITION
November 7 – December 7, 2011 | Aboard the Kapitan Khlebnikov

The rare yellow-eyed penguin breeds here, as do endemic Auckland shags.

into the hut’s preservation. Cape Adare is also home to 260,000 pairs of Adelie penguins, the largest rookery anywhere of this species.
Saturday – Tuesday, November 19 – 29

Campbell Island
Campbell Island was declared a nature reserve in 1954 and vigorous eradication of introduced species has resulted in the successful return of seabirds and recovery of native vegetation. Birders and photographers thrill to close encounters with southern royal and light-mantled sooty albatross and Hooker’s sea lions. Broad bays, vertical headlands, and surf-washed beaches serve as backdrop to our exploration.
Wednesday & Thursday, November 16 & 17

USA / Day lost crossing the International Date Line
Depart on your independent flights from the USA.
Wednesday, November 9

The Ross Sea
From Cape Adare, the Kapitan Khlebnikov negotiates the ice of the Ross Sea, steaming southward into the historic heart of Antarctic exploration. The next 10 days are spent exploring the coast along Victoria Land. The captain and expedition leader assess daily conditions and take full advantage of every opportunity to make landings by Zodiac or helicopter. Weather, sea, and ice conditions determine our exact itinerary. Visit several rookeries of emperor and Adelie penguins, and take in the breathtaking scenery of glaciers and tabular icebergs. We also visit McMurdo Station and Scott Base, and historic huts erected by Scott and Shackleton. If conditions permit, participate in a fl ight to the Dry Valleys, accessible only by helicopter.
Wednesday & Thursday, November 30 – December 1

Christchurch, new zealand
Arrive in Christchurch, a fitting place to begin our voyage to the Ross Sea. In 1908 Shackleton stayed in Christchurch before he embarked for Antarctica. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Thursday, November 10

Lyttelton / Embark Kapitan Khlebnikov
Embark the Kapitan Khlebnikov and follow in great Antarctic explorers’ footsteps. Like Shackleton, Robert Falcon Scott boarded a ship in Lyttelton when he began his journey to the South Pole.
Friday, November 11

At Sea
Soaring albatross and petrels circle the vessel, as we follow in the wake of Scott, Mawson, and Shackleton to the Ross Sea. A dramatic drop in water temperature represents the Antarctic Convergence and our fi rst icebergs herald the frozen splendor of Antarctica. Our naturalists will be on deck to help spot and identify seabirds and marine mammals. Our ship’s historian will begin recounting the history and heroic tales of the Ross Sea region and Antarctica.
Friday, November 18

At Sea
Th is is the penultimate voyage as an expedition vessel for the legendary Kapitan Khlebnikov. Today the expedition team reminisces about the discovery of emperor penguin rookeries, the first visit to the Dry Valleys, and all the other firsts made possible by this icebreaker. Special guest Nigel Watson, Director of the Antarctic Heritage Trust (NZ), cares for the expedition bases left by Scott, Shackleton, and Borchgrevink in the Ross Sea Region of Antarctica and provides insight into the current efforts to save the historic bases.
Saturday, November 12

Balleny Islands
The uninhabited Balleny Islands straddle the Antarctic Circle. Adelie and chinstrap penguins breed here and we go ashore and cruise in Zodiacs past ice tongues in the channels and bays.
Friday, December 2

Cape Adare, Antarctica
Views of the 12,000-foot Admiralty Mountains herald our arrival at Cape Adare, discovered in 1841 by Captain James Ross. Here we see the hut where Carsten Borchgrevink was the fi rst to over winter on the Antarctic Continent in 1899. Special guest Nigel Watson provides insight

At Sea
Today we bid Antarctica farewell as the ship crosses the Antarctic Convergence once more. Search for birds and marine mammals on deck, attend lectures, and relax as we head north.

Snares Islands
Landings are not permitted in the Snares Islands. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site the Snares are without terrestrial mammals, making it a superb environment for birds and seals. Fur seals and penguins line the kelp-covered shores, aboard Zodiacs we cruise around the islands, home to endemic bird species such as the Snares tomtit, Snares fern bird, and the Snares crested penguin.
Sunday & Monday, November 13 & 14

Auckland Islands
The Auckland Islands are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Enderby, the largest island of the archipelago, is one of two of the islands that visitors are permitted to explore.

Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4

Macquarie Island
This remote island sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to an astounding three million royal penguins and 100,000 king penguins. Large groups of southern elephant seals slumber on the island’s sandy beaches and there is a rich variety of other wildlife to find and observe. Our landings depend on permissions as well as local weather and sea conditions.
Monday & Tuesday, December 5 & 6

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At Sea
We recap our experience and celebrate this penultimate voyage with the captain’s farewell dinner.
Wednesday, December 7

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia / Disembark / USA
After breakfast disembark and transfer to the airport for homeward flights. Cross the International Date Line arriving home on December 7.

ExpEDITIon STAff
Zegrahm co-founders Mike Messick, Peter Harrison, and Shirley Metz will join Quark’s stellar team for this expedition. Experts in natural history, geology, and Antarctic history will lend an educational component to our voyage through lectures, recaps, and guided excursions.

RATES
$45,890 per person, double occupancy (standard cabin) Contact our office regarding the rates and availability of suites and singles.

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RATES InCLUDE
• Icebreaker voyage and onboard lecture program • All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners throughout the voyage • All helicopter transfers, aerial sightseeing, shore landings, and excursions per the daily program • A high quality parka to keep, and a pair of waterproof boots on loan for shore landings • Emergency Evacuation Assurance for all passengers to a maximum of $100,000 per person

THE ICEBREAKER

KApITAn KHLEBnIKoV
The Warstsila Company, Finland, the world’s leading builder of icebreakers, constructed the Kapitan Khlebnikov in 1981. Not simply an ice-reinforced ship, the Khlebnikov is a powerful working icebreaker designed for the challenging conditions of frozen polar seas. The Khlebnikov was refurbished to accommodate passengers in 54 outside cabins and suites, all with en suite facilities. Cabins are spacious and comfortable. Public areas include a lounge, two dining rooms, digitally-equipped lecture room, small heated indoor pool and gymnasium, library, and sauna. Views are excellent from the bridge and large open decks. In addition to its fleet of Zodiac landing craft, the Khlebnikov uses two helicopters for ice reconnaissance and passenger excursions. Ship registry: Russia.

• Gratuities are included, as always Zegrahm will take care of these for you • Hotel accommodation, dinner, and breakfast in Christchurch as per the itinerary

noT InCLUDED
All air transportation; excess baggage charges; airport arrival and departure taxes; transfers for independent arrivals and departures; passport and/or visa fees; travel insurance; items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, alcoholic beverages, e-mail/fax/telephone charges, additional private helicopter flying time can be purchased on board when helicopters are available.

AIR fARE
A tentative flight schedule is available upon request. Zegrahm Expeditions will contact you approximately 180 days prior to the departure of this program to finalize your flight plans. As of December 2009, the approximate economy air fare as listed in the itinerary is $1,650 for Los Angeles/Christchurch – Hobert/Los Angeles. Additional fares from other cities will be quoted as needed. All rates are per person, quoted in U.S. dollars and must be paid in U.S. dollars. Rates and itineraries are subject to change.

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TERMS & ConDITIonS
1. Reservations: A $2,000 U.S. per person deposit, along with a completed and signed Reservation Form, will reserve a place for you on this Zegrahm Expeditions, Inc., d/b/a Zegrahm Expeditions (ZE), program. An additional deposit of 25% of the expedition fare is due one year prior to the voyage, with the balance due 120 days prior to departure. Air fare is due at time of issuance. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars and must be paid in U.S. dollars. Credit cards accepted for deposits only. 2. Cancellation and Refund Policy: Notification of cancellation must be received in writing by ZE. At the time we receive your written cancellation, the following penalties will apply: • • • • 181 days or more prior to departure: $750 per person 121 through 180 days prior to departure: $2,000 per person 91 through 120 days prior to departure: 50% of expedition fare 0 through 90 days prior to departure: 100% of expedition fare surcharge at any time before departure if there are exceptional cost increases beyond our control. 8. Itinerary Changes & Trip Delay: Itineraries are based on information available at the time of printing and are subject to change. ZE reserves the right to change a program’s dates, staff, itineraries, or accommodations as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which ZE or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays or changes is not included. 9. Itinerary Cancellation: ZE reserves the right to cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants or logistical problems such as strikes, wars, acts of God, or any other circumstances that may make operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of ZE’s liability. ZE is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip, including nonrefundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses. 10. Participation: ZE reserves the right to decline to accept any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever. 11. Limitations of Liability: This section defines ZE’s responsibility with respect to all of our trips, including extensions and independent arrangements. Please read it carefully. ZE, its Owners, Agents, and Employees give notice that they act only as the agent for the owners, contractors, and suppliers providing means of transportation and/or all other related travel services and assume no responsibility howsoever caused for injury, loss, or damage to person or property in connection with any service resulting directly from: acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays, expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, terrorism, government restrictions or regulations, and discrepancies or changes in transit or hotel services over which it has no control. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the passengers. As described in item 7 above, all prices are subject to change. As described in item 9 above, in the event that an expedition must be cancelled, ZE is not responsible for any personal expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the program. Certain ship owners require use of preprinted ticket forms that limit the ship owner’s and operator’s liability. When such tickets are used, you are generally bound by the terms of these tickets with respect to your legal relationship to the owner and operators of the ship, their agent (ZE), and the ship’s crew. On advancement of deposit to ZE, the depositor acknowledges that he/ she has read and understands the above recited terms and conditions, and agrees to be bound by them. California Seller of Travel Program Registration # 2031043-40

Some air fare may be nonrefundable. Once an expedition has departed there will be no refunds from ZE for any unused portions of the trip. The above policy also applies to all extensions and independent travel arrangements made in conjunction with this program. 3. Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance: We strongly advise that all travelers purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance as coverage against a covered unforeseen emergency that may force you to cancel or leave an expedition while it is in progress. A brochure describing coverage will be sent to you upon receipt of your reservation. 4. Share Policy: Accommodations on all ZE programs are based on double occupancy. If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, a roommate will be assigned to you whenever possible. When pairing roommates, we will always pair participants of the same sex. All shared accommodations are nonsmoking. If it is not possible to pair you with a roommate, you may be asked to pay a single supplement for the land portion of the program. 5. Medical Information: Participation in a ZE program requires that you be in generally good health. It is essential that persons with any medical problems and related dietary restrictions make them known to us well before departure. We can counsel you on whether the expedition you have selected is appropriate for you. The tour leader has the right to disqualify any participant at any time during the tour if he or she feels the participant is physically incapable and/or if a participant’s continued participation will jeopardize either the individual involved or the group. There will be no refund given under these circumstances. 6. Luggage Restrictions: Luggage size and weight limitations for both checked and carry-on luggage, imposed by the airlines or as an operational requirement due to type of aircraft, will apply for flights to/from/within this program. Specifications will be provided with pre-departure materials. 7. Fuel Cost Increases and Currency Fluctuation: In order to keep rates as low as possible, we do not build into the trip fare an allowance to cover possible increases from fuel costs or currency fluctuations. Therefore, as fuel-cost increases may occur and currencies do fluctuate around the world, it may be necessary for us to initiate a rate

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