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M.S. Le Diamant
The deluxe M.S. Le Diamant is a rare find - an oceangoing vessel with only 113 spacious outside cabins providing an intimate, casual ambiance. The M.S. Le Diamant combines the deluxe amenities and superior standards of service offered aboard a larger vessel with the charm and enhanced navigability of a yacht and is continually refurbished to maintain the highest standards of comfort and elegance. Savory, innovative Continental cuisine is served during continental breakfast, buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and late-night snack in single unassigned seatings. The M.S. Le Diamant has been specially outfitted for cruising the polar regions and is equipped with a fleet of sturdy Zodiac landing craft.

Marriott Plaza Hotel, Buenos Aires
This deluxe, nine-story hotel over looks Plaza San Martín and is within walking distance of the fashionable boutiques of Calle Florida and several of the city's finest restaurants. Built in Beaux-Arts style in 1909 by Alfred Zucker, the architect who designed St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, the hotel was last renovated in 2003.



January 30 - February 12, 2009

Following in the wake of intrepid explorers like Amudsen, Scott, and Shackleton, travel with us to Antarctica and experience the White Continent's majestic coastal scenery and abundant wildlife. Spend two nights in the Argentinean capital of Buenos Aires before boarding the exclusively chartered, deluxe M.S. Le Diamant in Ushuaia, and embarking on a journey of discovery to Earth's most pristine wilderness, where towering mountains of ice and lava rise abruptly out of the ocean, and constantly changing patterns of ice stretch as far as the eye can see. In this seemingly harsh environment, a vast array of wildlife flourishes, including millions of penguins and thousands of seals and whales. From volcanic topography and majestic glaciers to wildlife and the outposts of some of history's great explorers, this itinerary encompasses destinations that have been carefully chosen to provide you with the opportunity to experience special Antarctica offerings. Throughout the program, an expert team of naturalists will lead excursions on state-of-the-art Zodiacs and insight into this region's unique ecosystem.







This extraordinary 14-day travel program showcases Earth's "last frontier" - the pristine wilderness of Antarctica. We offer this comprehensive Antarctic experience with a focus on the continent's majestic coastal scenery, its teeming rookeries of shorebirds, its abundant marine mammal and breathtaking natural wonders. 

The specially designed travel program features the deluxe, exclusively chartered M.S. Le Diamant, which represents the best value for luxury cruise travel to Antarctica and has sold out every year. 

Shore landings led by one of the most expert expedition teams of naturalists provide participants with the ultimate Antarctic experience.


Cost  Special Tulane pricing is from approximately $5195 per person, plus airfare and based on double occupancy.

Booking  For booking information please contact Thomas P. Gohagan at 800-922-3088, or  Tulane Alumni Travel at 877-488-5263.

Specific trip details (itinerary, meals, sightseeing & accommodations) will be published in the brochure.

Alumni Relations, Tulane University, 6319 Willow Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5901