The Antarctica Open

There is only one first time.

Hosted by Legends

JOHN McENROE & PATRICK McENROE

February 17 – February 28, 2023

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

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.

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!

Antarctica Expeditions 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 also timed to coincide with the height of whale watching season.

Travel In Style

Travel in style aboard one of the newest and most luxurious vessels in the polar regions – The World Traveller – 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 unlimited 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 Buenos Aires, Argentina 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!

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Meet The Pros

John McEnroe

John McEnroe is a name that has become synonymous with world-class tennis. Ranked No. 1 on the all-time ATP Tour tournament win list with 155 combined singles and doubles titles, John marveled the tennis world as a player of considerable skill and finesse. His volleying touch is considered the best tennis has ever seen and his crafty play sparked some of tennis’ most intense rivalries. His 82-3 singles match record, set in 1984, remains the record for the best year win percentage of the Open Era. However, it’s John’s fiery competitive spirit that truly makes him one of the most memorable sports icons of all time. His passionate and outspoken persona often captivated the sports world, although there could be no disputing his enormous talents. After his breakthrough performance at Wimbledon in 1977, where he became the first qualifier to reach the semifinals, John began his professional career in 1978 and quickly became ranked No. 1 in both singles and doubles.

John dominated tennis in the late seventies and eighties by winning three Wimbledon titles, four U.S. Open titles and countless other events. He won 77 career singles titles, including seven Grand Slams (Wimbledon in 1984, ’83, ’81 and the U.S. Open in 1984, ’81, ’80 and 1979). John was ranked No. 1 in the world four straight years, from 1981 through 1984, and also helped lead the United States to five Davis Cup championships in 1992, ’82, ’81, ’79, and 1978. In addition to his singles crowns, John won 78 doubles titles, the most recent being at the San Jose ATP tournament in 2006 when he and Jonas Bjorkman won the doubles title 12 years after he played in his last tour event. In July 1999, John received the ultimate achievement in tennis for his outstanding career when he was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame...READ MORE.

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John McEnroe Legends Abroad
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Meet The Pros

Patrick McEnroe

Patrick McEnroe, who enjoyed success playing tennis on the collegiate and professional levels, serves as a tennis commentator for ESPN. He often serves as a match analyst, but also calls play-by-play – especially during the US Open when he is paired with his brother John – and can be seen as either a studio host or analyst.

In December 2000 he was named the 38th U.S. Davis Cup captain, winning the title in 2007 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 April 2008, 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 changed to General Manager, Player Development). He also was coach of the 2004 U.S. Olympic men’s tennis team.

Most of McEnroe’s professional success came in doubles, with 16 titles and reaching a career-high ranking of #3 in doubles in April 1993. He won the men’s doubles gold medal at the 1987 Pan American Games with Jensen, the French Open men’s doubles title in 1989 with Jim Grabb and the Paris Indoor 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. In the Davis Cup, McEnroe represented his country as a doubles player in 1993, 1994 and 1996.

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Your Ship: The World Traveller

The World Traveller 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.

  • Cinematic ocean views in all cabins, most with private balconies, and several suite upgrade options available
  • Unlimited premium pours at multiple intimate bars and lounges with a full selection of all-inclusive liquors and fine wines, as well as classic and creative cocktails
  • World-class chef’s prepare every meal at the all-inclusive restaurants on board
  • Around the clock room-service
  • Dedicated deck for health, physical, and mental wellness, featuring SeaSpaSM by L’Occitane, the fitness center, sauna, a jogging track, a juice bar and more
  • Limited wireless internet service included throughout the entire ship where available
  • Best-in-class sound, tech, and entertainment systems
  • Industry leading green initiatives
  • All gratuities and fees included

Adventurers like you expect every comfort and the time to savor every moment. That’s why we offer thoughtful extras to provide an All-Inclusive Luxe-Adventure Experience.

SAVOR GLOBALLY INSPIRED GOURMET CUISINE
Exceptional culinary adventures with five included onboard dining option

RAISE A GLASS
Unlimited premium pours to share with like-spirited travelers

RELAX AND INDULGE
Luxurious L’OCCITANE bath amenities, personalized in-room bar service and more in every accommodation

EVERYDAY CONVENIENCES
Prepaid gratuities and more

SPA
Pamper yourself with a session at SeaSpa by L’OCCITANE, the brand’s first-ever luxury spa at sea aboard World Navigator. With optional, signature treatments, you can indulge in pure bliss to rejuvenate and reinvigorate.

FITNESS
As part of a holistic approach to health, you can stretch out with Pilates and yoga classes or work up a sweat at the Fitness Studio with the equipment you need. Take a lap or two at the jogging track on the top deck, complete with breathtaking horizons.

PREMIUM POURS
Relive the day’s adventures with like-spirited explorers at one of our three bars: The Dome, and Atlas Lounge. With unlimited premium pours, craft cocktails and a bar setup and stocked mini fridge in every suite and stateroom, you can bask in a satisfying experience.

ENTERTAINMENT
Anticipate a unique entertainment experience like none other at sea aboard a small, expedition-style ship. We’ve curated an onboard entertainment program that completes our luxe-adventure travel experience.

WATER’S EDGE
Watch for wildlife sitting just 30’ above the water from Water’s Edge, including heated seating for absolute comfort.

THE DOME OBSERVATION LOUNGE
With 270-degree and overhead views, perfect for watching the horizon and stargazing, The Dome gives you a whole new perspective.

PORTO
Our main restaurant’s name is inspired by Atlas Ocean Voyages’ rich, Portuguese heritage. This luxurious venue serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, both indoors and al fresco, weather permitting.

ALMA
Taking inspiration from our Portuguese heritage, we’re offering an additional specialty menu on alternating nights in Porto named ALMA. Aptly named, as that is the Portuguese word for “soul,” this menu brings you true soul food, featuring recipes just like grandma makes and that have been passed down for generations.

THE DOME OBSERVATION LOUNGE
Enjoy a late, light lunch, perfect after a day of exploring, along with 270-degree and overhead views. Delight in snacks, teas, cookies and finger sandwiches alongside an open bar.

PAULA’S PANTRY CAFÉ
Serves a variety of specialty sandwiches; salads; soups; cookies and cupcakes; specialty coffees made with small batch-roasted, organic, and Fairtrade-certified Caffè Milano beans; Kusmi teas; and fresh detox juices.

ROOM SERVICE
Available from a breakfast or “always available” menu.

A WARM & FRIENDLY WELCOME
Every luxe-adventure expedition offers a chilled champagne or craft cocktail welcome that make guests feel at home.

ABSOLUTE RELAXATION & COMFORT
Permission to indulge and luxuriate on board with supreme amenities.

  • L’OCCITANE en Provence bath products
  • Terrycloth robe and slippers
  • Egyptian cotton bed linens, duvet and pillow menu

COMPLIMENTARY PLUSES
It’s the little things that make a standout experience. Enjoy these in-cabin extras on us.

  • Personal, reusable water bottle
  • Private stationery

If you forget anything when you get on board, not to worry. We’ll have you covered. Once aboard, simply check with your butler or call reception and we’ll deliver what you need to your stateroom.

FOR EVERYDAY CONVENIENCE
Careful considerations for everyday needs available in every suite and stateroom.

  • Nespresso coffee; teas; and personalized bar service
  • Limited Wi-Fi is included. Speed and bandwidth are affected by vessel location and number of simultaneous users
  • Nightstands equipped with the necessary tech (110/220 voltage + USB ports)
  • Private climate control
  • Quality cabin amenities such as personal safe, hairdryer and satin hangers
  • Room service available from a breakfast or “always available” menu
  • Butler service in suites

IN-ROOM ENTERTAINMENT
A state-of-the-art infotainment center keeps you entertained for days at sea and quiet nights.

  • Music channels and on-demand movies
  • Daily world news programming

Route at a Glance

February 17 | Join the group in Buenos Aires for a welcome dinner and 5-star hotel stay

February 18 | Board our chartered plane and fly to Ushuaia, Argentina (USH), where you will board the ship

February 19 & 20 Drake Passage Navigation

February 21-23 | Explore Antarctica

February 24 | First-Ever Tennis Exhibition on Antarctica

February 25 | Drake Passage Navigation

February 26 | Navigating Cape Horn, Chile

February 27 | Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina and board the evening charter flight back to Buenos Aires where you will catch your flight home

Each day will feature expert talks by our expedition guides, extraordinary meals, and special exclusive programming for this once-in-a-lifetime voyage. Days in Antarctica generally have two off-ship excursions each day, along with optional activities such as sea kayaking and paddleboarding if available.

Itinerary Highlights

Friday, February 17

Fly from your city of origin to Buenos Aires, Argentina to meet up with our global group of tennis aficionados. Kick off the expedition by watching a warm-up tennis match between the McEnroe brothers in the late afternoon, before attending an elegant welcome dinner in the evening. Overnight in a 5-star hotel in the city.

Saturday, February 18

Take our chartered plane to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, Argentina, where we will board our luxury vessel. Onboard the World Traveller, settle into your cabin, and attend the mandatory safety briefings. Afterwards, we will have a special bon voyage party and Captain’s welcome as we set sail.

Sunday & Monday, February 19 & 20

Voyage beyond the Beagle Channel and navigate the famed Drake Passage. As you emerge from the Drake, the icy peaks of the South Shetland Islands loom ahead. During the crossing, enjoy tennis themed programming and camaraderie with fellow travelers along with lectures on marine biology, glaciology, and more from seasoned guides.

Tuesday, February 21

Arrive to the South Shetland Islands. 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 and US Open Champions. The stillness of the Shetland Islands evokes a sense of wilderness left to be discovered.

Wednesday & Thursday, February 22 & 23

Enjoy two more days of exploration on the Seventh Continent with your tennis family, with an estimated two landings per day. From the remarkable blue coloring of glaciers to leopard seals napping on ice floes, the Antarctic Peninsula contains a multitude of wonders to behold.

Friday, February 24

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

Saturday & Sunday, February 25 & 26

Re-cross the Drake Passage on the journey back to South America. We will enjoy ongoing tennis themed programming and 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.

Monday & Tuesday, February 27 & 28

Arrive safely back at port in the morning. Today we will have the chance to further explore this town and its wild natural surroundings. In the evening, enjoy a farewell Argentinean feast before boarding our chartered plane back to Buenos Aires. From here, transfer on to your city of origin or choose to spend some additional time in the city.

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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

$19,990pp
  • Queen Stateroom on Deck 5
  • 270 sq. ft. of indoor living space
  • Top-drop Juliet-style Balcony

Courtside Pro

$24,990pp
  • Queen Stateroom on Deck 6
  • 270 sq. ft. of indoor living space
  • Top-drop Juliet-style Balcony

Balcony Cabin

$29,990pp
  • Queen Stateroom on Deck 5
  • 270 sq. ft of living space
  • Private Outdoor Balcony

Balcony Pro

$34,990pp
  • Queen Stateroom on Deck 6
  • 270 sq. ft. of living space
  • Private Outdoor Balcony

Superstar Suite

$59,990pp
  • 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

$69,990pp
  • 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

$89,990pp
  • 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

Your Hosts for this Epic Adventure

Legends Abroad Tours

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