Jennifer Byrne and Andrew Denton with host Chimu Adventures' Antartica Untouched exhibition in November 2020.
The cruise will raise funds for the Mawson's Huts Foundation, and will be Andrew's sixth and Jennifer's fifth visit to the continent. The November 2020 voyage will see them share their passion for this destination with less than 200 other passengers through lectures and discussions.
"Given that we cannot yet fly into outer space, Antarctica is the closest that you can get," Jennifer said.
Antarctica Untouched will depart Ushuaia, Argentina, on November 22 and sail for 11 days across the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. Guests can expect to see pristine scenery such as glaciers, icebergs and snow-covered mountains as well as wildlife such as nesting penguins, migrating whales and seals.
"You never know, from one day to the next, one hour to the next, what is going to happen in Antarctica," Andrew said.
The expedition will be aboard the Ocean Endeavour, Chimu's new small ship which they are running in partnership with Peregrine. Carrying less than 200 passengers, the ship offers guests a comfortable experience with sustainability as a top priority: all departures will be double carbon offset, only sustainable seafood will be served and there will be no single use plastics.
There is an emphasis on educational lectures from passionate biologists, historians and geologists outlining the delicate nature of the Antarctic environment and the need to return as a 'polar ambassador' for its protection.