Your Vantage Team
Experts to serve you, ship to shore
During your Antarctic cruise adventure, you'll be well taken care of. Your Adventure Leader will provide briefings about upcoming ports, coordinate social and cultural activities on board ship, and generally make sure that your experience is the best it can be. And to guide included shore excursions, we've selected the best Regional Experts. If your program includes a land stay (or if you have chosen an optional extension), enjoy the services of a City Host at your hotel, who can help plan your exploration.
Adventure Leaders make your trip “smooth sailing”
Your Antarctica cruise will be led by a seasoned Adventure Leader whose job it is to see to our travelers' comfort and satisfaction. Think of him or her as an onboard "host," the person to turn to with questions about your itinerary, updates on the day's activities, reservations for optional tours, and so much more.
Meet Ignatio "Nacho" Eires
This native of Argentina, known to one and all as Nacho, took his first trip at the age of four and is now on his seventh passport. He's traveled throughout South America, of course, the US, most of Europe, Africa (including climbing Kilimanjaro), Asia, and Australia and New Zealand. In fact, the list of countries he hasn't visited is probably shorter than the list he has! "Every place is special and all the places we go have some magic," he says, "but if I had to choose I would pick Machu Picchu and Antarctica." Nor does Nacho slow down when he is not traveling: He is a martial arts instructor, a hang glider pilot, a climber, a fly fisherman, a runner, and a golfer. So it is no surprise this energetic guy feels "that what is most important in life is to have an adventurous spirit and to enjoy the moment."
"Nacho was very patient, kind, and thorough. More than being merely a guide, he genuinely wanted us to feel the place."
Regional Experts in Each Port
No one knows a destination better than an insider, so in addition to your Antarctica Adventure Leader, you'll enjoy the services of experienced regional experts in select ports during your included tours. Their deep command of regional history will certainly enrich your viewing of important attractions. But our "insiders" go a step beyond, sharing insights on behind-the-scenes aspects of local culture that ordinary tours usually overlook. How do families on this island get by? Why are local fishing boats painted a certain color? What is the most popular local dish? Your Antarctica polar exploration regional expert is eager to bring it all alive for you – in fluent English.