There is such a vast variety of amazing things to see and do during trip to Antarctica. Traveling to the "White Continent" will serve as a sobering reminder of the importance of preserving our planet's natural beauty and remarkable biodiversity.
Here are some of the highlights to catch in your Antarctic cruise:
Traveling to Antarctica is largely motivated for getting up close and personal with these lovable animals and starring in your very own David Attenborough programme. Large rookeries can be found all over the area. And it is there that the region's adorable baby birds are raised from December to February.
The penguins won't be bothered by your presence at all, so you can get some close looks at these remarkable creatures.
As you get closer to Antarctica, massive tabular icebergs are awe-inspiring to behold, thanks to their vertical sides that drop off precipitously into the ocean. Antarctica's icebergs are so visually striking that you'll want to take pictures every five minutes.
The eerie soundscape of your voyage is provided by the cracking and popping of the advancing ice.
Birdwatching in Antarctica and the subantarctic islands is exceptional. Birds will flock to your ship as you sail through the Drake Passage; these aquatic hitchhikers will enjoy a free lift on your ship's updraft.
The subantarctic islands of New Zealand are a mecca for birdwatchers due to the abundance of rare and unique species found there. This will include the Buller's albatross, the southern royal albatross, the red-crowned parakeet, the shy albatross, and the Gibson's drifting albatross.
Whales are frequently spotted in Antarctica all through the season, with the distinctive sound of their blowholes serving as a reliable indicator of their existence.
Pods of orcas chasing penguins among the ice floes are not the only marine mammals that can be seen in the Antarctic Ocean between February and March. Humpback, sperm, minke, and southern right whales can also be seen during this time.
Antarctica seals are another popular attraction, with several rare species making their homes on the Antarctic Peninsula and subantarctic islets. Thousands of fur seals and elephant seals will crowd the beaches of South Georgia, and the male elephant seals will fight aggressively to defend their females.
Leopard seals chase penguins in the shallows around the Antarctic Peninsula. And the lovable Weddell and crabeater seals often sun themselves on the ice. This will be providing a prime example of nature bare and unapologetic in all its untamed glory.
History of Humans
Huge swaths of Antarctic wilderness have not been affected by humans in millennia, just as explorers from the 'Heroic Age' would have found it. The Ross Sea provides access to sites such as Scott's hut at Cape Evans and Shackleton's hut at Cape Royds, both of which bear witness to these extraordinary Antarctica vacation packages.
Explore the relics of exploration and human habitation at Port Lockroy, a former British scientific study station turned into a living museum.