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January 2018

Monthly news from éminence Canada


Each year brings the opportunity to start anew. The world is our canvas, letting each of us paint the future with new experiences. Let our travel partners inspire you to reach new heights over the next 12 months. To help you get started, visit www.behindthevelvetrope.ca
Wishing you a healthy and prosperous 2018.


LAST CALL! Polar Latitudes has extended the 2018 - 2019 Antarctic, South Georgia and the Falklands Early Booking Discount of $1000 per person on 2018-19 voyages* through to January 31st.

This offer applies to Owner's, Penthouse, Veranda, Deluxe, Promenade, and Window Suites. Confirmed bookings must be under deposit by January 31st, 2018. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions.
*Offer does not apply to the Dec 31, 2018 or Jan 18, 2019 departures.

Polar Latitudes only works with Travel Professionals, and each booking is commissionable at 20%. Superb ships and award-winning expedition leaders. www.polar-latitudes.com.

Expedition cruising is ‘en vogue’. To enhance the overall experience, it pays to do a little homework, and study the details. A ship’s dimensions could make the difference between an offshore sail by, or enable the opportunity to get up close and personal, walking among flora, fauna and wildlife.

Australis purpose built the Stella and the recently launched Ventus for navigating only one area of the world: the channels of Tierra del Fuego & Cape Horn.

Here is a comparison to illustrate the difference between two expedition style ships, comparing Stella Australis and Seabourn Quest in Ushuaia.

Ship Passenger Capacity Ships Length Gross Weight Decks Draft*
Stella/Ventus Australis 210 guests 89mts/291 Ft 4,500 Tons 5 3.3 M/10.8 Ft.
Seabourn Quest 450 guests 198 mts/650 Ft 33,000 Tons 11 6,5 M/21.5 Ft.

*Important! The lower the draft, the shallower the ship *Important! The lower the draft, the shallower the ship sits in the water and the easier it is to manoeuvre in pristine areas, fjords and allow landings in shallow harbours.

Travel + Leisure World’s Best 2018 is now open for voting. We encourage your support in putting Australis back onto the podium for Small Ocean Cruise Line again this year. Vote by clicking here!

Conde Nast Traveler has honoured only 3 hotels in Chile on the 2018 Gold List; explora Rapa Nui and explora Atacama are proud to be recognized by this prestigious travel authority. For more information click here.

Overlanding, by definition, is the act of self-reliant over the land travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. Getting off the grid is gaining in popularity and explora’s overland style of travel, Travesia (TRAV-AH-SEE-AH) takes guests beyond the ordinary. Each Travesia starts or ends at an explora lodge, featuring a tailor-made route to cross regions or countries. Salta, El Chalten or Uyuni Travesias feature sublime silence and the multi-coloured valleys of the Andes. Travesia Salta recently featured in Vogue Magazine and The Globe & Mail.

Introducing Alchemy, an enterprise focused on transforming a well-planned trip to Argentina into a life-enriching experience that sophisticated travelers will never forget. The Alchemists blend the best outdoor experiences with culinary, wellness and culture. The Alchemy Laboratory is open. To learn more click here.

Tea & cheese? Indeed. India is renowned for tea estates, and many establishments feature tea sommeliers. Matched perfectly with the right cheese, the result is an explosion of delightful flavours. A custom designed experience through India for the tea and cheese connoisseur is yours to discover. More information click here.