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Tennis in Antarctica with John McEnroe, Anyone?

Earth from space on black background showing Antarctica.

There are a lot of firsts in a unique Antarctica sailing in the works for tennis enthusiasts this February—including the chance to play doubles with John and Patrick McEnroe, for those willing to go for the $85,000-per-person Player’s Suite.

But even Arctic explorers in a balcony cabin (at $14,990 per person for 12 nights) will find a unique adventure sailing in this intimate group with the brothers, on Atlas World Traveller’s inaugural season, to the first-ever tournament in Antarctica, in support of ocean conservation. At the height of whale watching season in the Southern Ocean.

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The trip surely promises to be something special. It begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on February 14, 2023, with a welcome reception at the Argentina Open for the group of 140 guests. A private chartered flight will then carry the group to Ushuaia, Argentina, where they will board the polar-class World Traveller for a 12-night cruise with the McEnroes, hosted by ESPN tennis commentator Chris Fowler, before returning home on February 28.

The trip includes receptions with tennis stars and tennis-themed events; sailing through the Drake Passage, past the Shetland Islands, and around the Antarctica Peninsula; complimentary excursions including two landings per day in Antarctica; the use of zodiacs, parkas, and boots; butler service, gourmet cuisine, gratuities and wi-fi; and emergency evacuation insurance. Guests can attend workshops on marine wildlife, glaciology, ecology, climate change, astronomy, photography, and Antarctica history—and a movie night showing “McEnroe,” a Showtime Documentary set to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in June.

For the high rollers, those in the suites (from the Superstar Suite, at $54,990 per person, to the Player’s Suite, at $84,990) also will have VIP access to the pros during private lunches, dinners, zodiac rides, or cocktail parties. Guests of the top three suites will get the chance to play the brothers on the court during a five-minute doubles rally.

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