The Antarctica Open

There is only one first time.

Featuring

JOHN McENROE & PATRICK McENROE

February 22 – March 5, 2022

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Experience the first ever professional tennis exhibition in Antarctica on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition.

Antarctica Open

Be a Part of History

Journey to the Seventh Continent with Tennis legend John McEnroe and his brother, Patrick McEnroe, to experience this first of its kind event! This voyage has been tailored for an intimate group of tennis aficionados, whose love for the game transcends geography. Our route will navigate the famed Drake Passage, visiting unique locations across the South Shetland Islands and Antarctica Peninsula that have amazed and inspired scientists, explorers, and sightseers alike for centuries.

Antarctica Expedition Expert Leaders

We will be joined by highly experienced Antarctica experts and expedition leaders who will present hands-on workshops on topics ranging from marine wildlife, ecology, and climate change, to photography and Antarctica history. This expedition is timed to coincide with the height of whale watching season and returns to Florida just in time for the start of the Miami Open.

Travel In Style

Travel in style aboard one of the newest and most luxurious vessels in the polar regions – The World Navigator – which utilizes leading technological innovation to get you closer than ever to snowy peaks, colossal blue glaciers, and roaming icebergs. Enjoy gourmet meals, an open bar throughout, and as many 7th-continent landings as possible on this all-inclusive voyage. All cabins feature luxurious amenities, free wifi, complimentary 24-hour room service, and a private balcony with pristine ocean views.

Private Charter Flight

Exclusively for our ship, we have chartered a plane from Florida to Ushuaia, Argentina, which is included in the cost of the program. Enjoy the comforts of flying direct for our journey to the bottom of the earth.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid restrictions imposed by the country of Argentina, all travelers must be vaccinated to participate in this expedition.

Meet Your Tennis Pros

Your trip is hosted by two of the greatest legends of tennis of all time, ready to take their epic rivalry to the end of the earth for this once in a lifetime event!

Meet The Pros

John McEnroe

John McEnroe is an American tennis legend and a titan of the sport. As a singles player, he was ranked #1 in the world four times. He holds multiple Open Era records for a male tennis player, including the best annual singles match record (his 1984 run of 82-3) and the most combined singles and doubles titles (at 77 & 78 respectively). Known just as much for his fiery temperament as for his superb tennis skills, including a volley touch that has been called the best in tennis history, John is an Emmy nominated sports analyst recognized as “the voice of tennis.” He offers up expert analysis and television commentary for five worldwide television networks covering all four Grand Slam tournaments (Australian Open / French Open / Wimbledon / US Open).

John won a total of seven Grand Slam titles over his illustrious career – four at the US Open and three at Wimbledon. His 1980Wimbledon men’s singles final against Bjorn Borg is considered one of the best, if not the best, tennis match in history. In addition to his success on the singles circuit, he also had a prolific career as a doubles player, most notably with his longtime doubles partner Peter Fleming. All told, John won nine Grand Slam doubles titles and was ranked #1 in doubles for 270 weeks.

In addition to being a tennis hall-of-famer, John is also a global pop culture icon, and a passionate philanthropist. He started his Johnny Mac Tennis Project, a non-profit, in 2012 which removed economic, racial and structural barriers to success through tennis and has reached over 6,000 kids throughout New York City. For years, he co-chaired with CityParks a tennis fundraiser for New York City’s largest municipal youth tennis programs. Today he continues to spread his love of tennis throughout various projects and programs across the world.

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Meet The Pros

Patrick McEnroe

Patrick McEnroe enjoyed success as a player on both the collegiate and professional levels, and since then as a tennis commentator for ESPN, and as a renowned coach and team captain.

In December 2000, Patrick was named the 38th U.S. Davis Cup captain, bringing home the title in2007 for the USA for the first time since 1995. He resigned from that position in September 2010, having served in the role longer than anyone in history. In April2008, he was named General Manager, USTA Elite Player Development, as part of a new strategic direction for the development of future American champions (title later changing to General Manager, Player Development). He also was coach of the 2004 U.S. Olympic men’s tennis team.

Most of Patrick’s professional playing success came in doubles where he reached a career-high ranking of #3 in April 1997. eH won 16 titles, the gold medal at the 1987 Pan American Games with Luke Jensen, the French Open title in 1989 with Jim Grabb, and the Paris Indoors with his

brother John in 1992. In 1991, he was also runner-up in the men’s doubles at the Australian Open, partnering with his former Stanford teammate David Wheaton. Patrick was selected to represent his country in Davis Cup competition in 1993, 1994 and 1996.

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Dine & Play With The McEnroes!

This trip provides unprecedented access to two of the most iconic individuals in US sports history, John and Patrick McEnroe. Imagine hearing about their experiences on tour, interacting with them at private dinners, exclusive small group cocktail functions, sharing a private landing in Antarctica to experience local wildlife and landscapes, or even having an opportunity to play a game or two with the Pros. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and an only-of-its-kind expedition!

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Your Ship – The World Navigator

The World Navigator is one of the most luxurious and technologically advanced ships on the planet today, and your home for this only-of-its-kind journey. Atlas Ocean Voyages spared no expense in building this wonder of engineering combined with the finest details of craftsmanship.

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Route at a Glance

Itinerary

This itinerary is subject to change based on weather.

FEB 22 – DEPARTURE

Fly from your city of origin to Orlando to meet the group and board our chartered plane to the southernmost city in the world – Ushuaia, Argentina.

Current guidelines require all travelers to be fully vaccinated and to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival into Argentina. The ship will also administer an Antigen test for each traveler prior to boarding the flight and all travelers will then stay in bubble protocol until everyone has boarded the World Navigator to prevent exposure prior to embarkation on the ship.

FEB 23 – USHUAIA, ARGENTINA

The snow-capped Martial Mountains behind a sprawling city of colorful buildings create the backdrop of the southernmost city in the world: Ushuaia, Argentina. A mix of historic buildings and rugged nature make this city a welcoming stop for travelers venturing beyond to the Seventh Continent.

After expediting through customs from our private charter landing, enjoy a welcome breakfast and overview of this charming city, before boarding the World Navigator.

FEB 24 & 25 – DRAKE PASSAGE NAVIGATION

Voyage beyond the Beagle Channel and navigate the famed Drake Passage. Petrels and albatrosses that glide across the skies guide the way on this waterway where cold southern ocean meets warm northern sea water. While the waterway is famous for its challenging navigation, you may still get another side of the “Drake Lake”, as on some occasions, the channel is calm and flat. As you emerge from the Drake Passage, the mammoth, icy peaks of the South Shetland Islands loom ahead, greeting you on your victorious landing which is likely to happen before sunset on Day 4.

During the crossing, enjoy lectures on marine biology, glaciology, astronomy and more from seasoned guides on the ship.

FEB 26 – SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, ANTARCTICA

The South Shetland Islands are silent and serene. Natural wonders like the black and white effect of Deception Island and the peaks of massive glaciers sitting atop the water’s surface inspire awe and admiration – even from the most veteran explorers. The stillness of the Shetland Islands evokes a sense of wilderness left to be discovered.

Along the rugged cliffs of Brown Bluff, the exposed portion of a glacial volcano, you can hike to a backdrop of expanses of ice and ocean.

Deception Island, the caldera of an active volcano, creates a black-and-white photo effect with black sands mixed with white snow at Neptune’s Bellows. A dip in the steaming hot springs of a black sand beach feels like an unreal experience amid the snow-capped mountains in the background.

FEB 27 & 28 – EXPLORATION ON THE ANTARCTIC CONTINENT

Enjoy two more days of exploration on the Seventh Continent, with an estimated two landings per day, guided by weather conditions. From the remarkable blue coloring of glaciers to leopard seals napping on ice floes, the Antarctic Peninsula contains a multitude of wonders to behold. Cormorants soaring high above and orcas breaching the waters below surround you with a magnificent array of wildlife that calls to your inner explorer.

Visit the permanent ice cap at Cuverville which houses Port Lockroy, a flagship historic site for the main base building of Bransfield House. It’s also home to the famed Penguin Post Office, the southernmost post office in the world where you can make an unforgettable memory among the Gentoo penguins. At Neko Harbor, watch for humpback whales as their flukes come above the water and splash back down. Paradise Bay offers a glimpse into scientific research at Argentina’s Almirante Brown Antarctic Base or Chile’s González Videla Antarctic Base. Cruise in zodiacs along icebergs with your expedition guides, and enjoy daily optional activities including kayaking, paddleboarding, and of course, a polar plunge.

Captain’s Choice ports of call add to the sense of adventure and an element of surprise. Your ship’s master will navigate the changing weather conditions as needed to take you to the best areas for wildlife viewing. Captain’s Choice ports include: Deception Island, Paulet Island, Brown Bluff, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay, Cuverville Island and Goudier Island.

MARCH 1 – TENNIS IN ANTARCTICA

Witness history being made when you attend the first-ever exhibition tennis played on the Seventh Continent. Experience the thrill of an exhibition in one of the most remote places on the planet when two tennis legends go head-to-head for a true champion showcase.

MARCH 2 & 3 – DRAKE PASSAGE NAVIGATION

Recross the Drake Passage on the journey back to South America. The meeting of warm and cold waters creates an environment that attracts marvelous wildlife and the chance to witness humpback whales and hourglass dolphins that accompany the voyage back home. The soundtrack of the journey through the Drake Passage includes the cry of petrels, skuas, and gulls. We will also enjoy another series of lectures and presentations on all the wildlife we have seen throughout the journey, as well as discuss the conservation on this remarkable part of the planet and the stewardship of its land and seas in the years to come.

Behold the lush, yet imposing cliff, as you pass Cape Horn, the southerly head of Tierra del Fuego.

MARCH 4 – USHUAIA, ARGENTINA

Arrive safely back at port in the morning at the “End of the World,” Ushuaia Argentina. Today we will have the chance to further explore this town and its wild natural surroundings. Enjoy a wide variety of hikes for all skill levels through the forest of Parque Yatana and its lush nature and rich, indigenous culture. The forest’s name translates to “weave” in the native language of Yaghan. Take a ride on the Train at the End of the World, and visit the Maritime Museum at the Presidio in town. Enjoy a farewell Argentinean feast, local music, and authentic boleadora performance before boarding our chartered plane back to Orlando, Florida.

MARCH 5 – ORLANDO, FLORIDA & HOME

Arrive back on the chartered plane in Orlando and transfer on to your city of origin.

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Ticket Options

Please note the following ticket prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin. Single rooms may be available for a supplement upon request.

Courtside Cabin

$24,990pp
  • Queen Stateroom on Deck 5
  • 270 sq. ft. of indoor living space
  • Top-drop Juliet-style Balcony

Courtside Pro

$29,990pp
  • Queen Stateroom on Deck 6
  • 270 sq. ft. of indoor living space
  • Top-drop Juliet-style Balcony

Balcony Cabin

$34,990pp
  • Queen Stateroom on Deck 5
  • 270 sq. ft of living space
  • Private Outdoor Balcony

Balcony Pro

$39,990pp
  • Queen Stateroom on Deck 6
  • 270 sq. ft. of living space
  • Private Outdoor Balcony

Superstar Suite

$69,990pp
  • Queen Suite on Deck 6
  • 300 sq. ft. of living space
  • 52 sq. ft Private Outdoor Balcony
  • Charter flight upgrades
  • Lunch with the McEnroes!

Champions Suite

$79,990pp
  • 1 Bedroom Suite with Queen Bed
  • 382 sq. ft. of living space
  • 106 sq. ft. Private Outdoor Balcony
  • Charter flight upgrades
  • Play tennis and dine with the McEnroes!

Grand Slam Suite

$79,990pp
  • Amazing Queen Suite on Deck 5
  • 445 sq. ft of living space
  • Private Oversized Outdoor Balcony
  • Charter Flight Upgrade
  • Play tennis and dine with the McEnroes!
  • Private excursion with McEnroes in Antarctica

Player's Suite

$99,990pp
  • The Best Suite on the Ship
  • 465 sq. ft of living space
  • Private Oversized Outdoor Balcony
  • Charter Flight Upgrades
  • Play tennis and dine with the McEnroes!
  • Private zodiac or other tour with McEnroes in Antarctica
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