Don't miss this rare opportunity to join Dr Karl Kruszelnicki on a voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula A perfect day in the Antarctic Peninsula |  <i>Peter Walton</i> Kayaking the tranquil waters in Antarctica |  <i>Justin Walker</i> Camping on the ice in Antarctica |  <i>Justin Walker</i> Gentoo Penguin |  <i>Peter Walton</i>
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Explore Antarctica with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Exercise your mind and body on our exclusive 2019 voyage

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience Antarctica's famous wilderness and wildlife and have your questions answered by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, better known as ‘Dr Karl’, on our exclusive charter to the Antarctic Peninsula in November 2019.

He’s been described as an answer waiting for a question, a National Living Treasure by Australia's National Trust, and as the man who helped make science cool for scores of young people across the world. Now, you have the opportunity to ask him why the ice in Antarctica is blue, or anything else that may boggle you.

With a variety of informal lectures from on board experts as well as Dr Karl, it's not just your mind that will be blown away on this Antarctic cruise. There are also optional activities to choose from including kayaking, camping, snowshoeing and climbing, which are all included in the trip cost but offered strictly on a first come first served basis.

We have chartered the M/V Ortelius for this special voyage, which can carry 116 passengers as well as an experienced crew, specialist lecturers and expedition leaders. 

Two reasons why you should book early

  1. Dr Karl’s previous trips with World Expeditions to the Arctic, the Galapagos, Madagascar and Mongolia all sold out within one week.
  2. There are a range of berths to suit different budgets, but all are limited. Get in early to secure the right berth for you.

Why does Dr Karl think Antarctica is so special? Watch the video

Antarctica is a special place - but don't take our word for it. Hear why Australia's most famous scientist, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, thinks Antarctica is so special, and what he's looking most forward to when he escorts our exclusive World Expeditions voyage to the great white continent in November 2019.  With an enthusiasm for science, nature and wildlife, no one is better able to convey the excitement and wonder of the spectacular Antarctic than Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.  Visit to find out more.  TRIP HIGHLIGHTS • Travel alongside Dr Karl and ask him your prying scientific questions • Be involved in a citizen science project • Cruise via the fabled Drake Passage • Venture to the northernmost part of mainland Antarctica, home to unique wildlife • Take guided shore excursions on a zodiac boat • Encounter penguins, seals, sea birds and more • Whale watch in search of humpbacks and minke whales  • Marvel at dramatic icebergs and steep glaciers from far-flung corners of the world • Kayak through sheltered waterways and fjords, camp on ice, climb Antarctic glaciers, or hike/snowshoe on remote shorelines (complimentary options) • Free photography workshops available  __________________ LET'S GET SOCIAL #WorldExpeditions Subscribe to our channel above. Follow us on Instagram: Like us on Facebook: Tweet us on Twitter:

What does Dr Karl consider to be one of the great moments in science?

We caught up with him recently to ask him this and many more questions related to his career, science and what he is looking forward to on this amazing adventure to Antarctica. As you would expect, his responses were both insightful and funny.

Who is Dr Karl?

This exclusive charter is being sold through World Expeditions offices around the world. For those outside of Australia who may not be familiar with Dr Karl, we could tell you all about the man who received an Ig Nobel prize from Harvard University for his ground breaking research into Belly Button Lint, and why it is almost always blue, or you could simply visit his website where you can learn so much more, and even download his 15 page CV.

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