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Antarctica Highlights of the Frozen ContinentGet ready for a rare adventure! From Ushuaia you cross the Drake Passage and sail on to an unforgettable exploration of Antarctica. Meet penguins up close and touch icebergs with your bare hands.13 daysMS Midnatsol7 departures: Nov 10, 2019 - Mar 3, 2020MS MidnatsolGet ready for a rare adventure! From Ushuaia you cross the Drake Passage and sail on to an unforgettable exploration of Antarctica. Meet penguins up close and touch icebergs with your bare hands.From $ 7,764
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Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica The Ultimate ExpeditionThis epic expedition takes you through the isolated Falkland Islands and stunning South Georgia before experiencing the great continent of Antarctica.23 daysMS Fram5 departures: Nov 17, 2019 - Feb 9, 2020MS FramThis epic expedition takes you through the isolated Falkland Islands and stunning South Georgia before experiencing the great continent of Antarctica.From $ 15,320
Antarctica Christmas on the White ContinentCelebrate a spectacular Christmas! From Ushuaia, we cross the Drake Passage and sail on to an unforgettable exploration of Antarctica. Meet penguins up close and touch icebergs with your bare hands.17 daysMS MidnatsolDecember 13, 2019MS MidnatsolCelebrate a spectacular Christmas! From Ushuaia, we cross the Drake Passage and sail on to an unforgettable exploration of Antarctica. Meet penguins up close and touch icebergs with your bare hands.From $ 9,525
Half Moon Island
Enjoy a stay on this staggeringly photogenic island. We will explore the serrated and creviced cliffs, home to a large colony of chinstrap penguins.
This distinctive ring-shaped volcanic caldera has a navigable opening into the flooded interior.
One of the main sights here is the large colony of gentoo penguins, estimated to be 4,000 breeding pairs.
The huge ice shelves of the Antarctic continent give birth to mile-long tabular icebergs. The strong currents of the Weddell Sea bring these massive flat-topped bergs north into the Antarctic Sound.
This 2,440 ft high, rust-coloured bluff is volcanic and the beach is peppered with lava “bombs”.
Cuverville Island boasts the largest known colony of gentoo penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula.
Neko is one of the places in this area where we have a chance to land on the Antarctic mainland.
Paradise Harbour offers another rare opportunity for a mainland landing.
This wide channel is one of the most beautiful passages in Antarctica.
This is a great spot for iceberg and whale spotting, with views across the channel to the Antarctic Peninsula.
Tourists rarely visit this rocky island.
Wildlife in Antarctica
There isn't much life in the Antarctic. While the landscape may seem somewhat desolate to the untrained observer, it is actually one of the most interesting places on earth. Apart from a few herbivorous Antarctic creatures, all animals on the southernmost continent are predators.
There are four types of seals that live in the waters surrounding Antarctica: leopard, crabeater, Weddell, and southern elephant. All seals are fairly slow predators that hunt by waiting in places their prey is likely to appear. Most of them are unlikely to pay humans much mind at all—except for the leopard seal.
This seal, named for its characteristic spots, has been known to become aggressive with humans in small boats. They're fierce predators and are perfectly happy to eat anything. Although they don't attack humans often, it's best to give leopard seals a wide berth.
During the austral summer, Antarctic waters are full of many different types of whales looking to eat fish, squid, and plankton. Killer whales are one of the species travelers might be able to spot on their trip; these are the most aggressive and ambitious hunters, as their sights are set on seals, seabirds, and even other whales. They're perfectly capable of taking down creatures that are much larger than they are, provided they hunt in groups.
The world's favorite Antarctic creatures, penguins mostly eat krill and very small fish. They spend most of their time in the water, but usually come on land to mate and raise their chicks.
Although penguins in the region don't think of humans as a threat or a meal, it's still best to exercise caution when around them. They're not shy around people, and may come right up to you—still, they can and do bite, so it's wise to treat them the way you would any other wild animal.