Cruises to the Ends of the World – Antarctica & the Arctic Circle
Cruises to the Polar Regions – the Arctic Circle and the Antarctic Peninsula – is an awe-inspiring experience, considered a once-in-a-lifetime trip for many. Extreme, pristine and serene regions, they really are at the edge of the world – at the edge of survival, yet both in their own ways utterly vital to the well-being of the rest of the planet.
Antarctica reveals the dramatic extremes of a frozen continent – the planet’s last untouched region. It’s the coldest, driest, highest and cleanest continent on Earth, but in spite of all the snow and ice, Antarctica is also teeming with life. It is home to millions of penguins, thousands of seals and is a rich feeding area for large numbers of whales that visit in the austral summer.
Experience Antarctica with an expedition cruise which will bring you closer to the wonders of this surreal landscape that includes remarkable scenery of icebergs that come in shades of white and blue weathered by the sea. Discover the world’s largest concentration of marine wildlife, with hundreds of thousands of penguins, six species of seals and nine types of whales calling it home. Marvel at calving glaciers and experience up-close encounters with marine mammals. Observe seals sunbathing on slow-moving ice floes, perfectly at ease in the company of visitors. Hear the cries of penguins multiplied by the thousands. Feel the unspeakable magnificence of a whale surfacing from beneath the frigid waters. These astounding animal encounters are opportunities found nowhere else on earth. Since most of the wildlife in Antarctica is found on the ice-free narrow ridges of coastline around the islands and mainland, cruise passengers get to witness the marine life in all its glory.