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Break the ice with an arctic cruise

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

Visit Antarctica's eastern coastline during the austral summer when the sun never sets aboard the icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov. The 38-day voyage will depart from the Falkland Islands and end in Australia, with copter rides and landings in between at penguin rookeries, research stations and volcanoes.

Dates: Dec. 1 to Jan. 7

Itinerary: Stanley, Falkland Islands; South George and South Sandwich islands; Weddell Sea and Prydz Bay; Fremantle, Australia.

Price: From $38,400 per person double occupancy ($65,280 for a single cabin); includes on-board accommodations and meals, helicopter flights. Does not include transportation to the Falklands or return from Australia.

Info: Quark Expeditions, Darien, Conn.; (800) 356-5699,

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