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The Ultimate Wilderness Expedition

A land of rugged wilderness and imposing views, Antarctica has beckoned to history’s most daring travelers. Antarctica is the ultimate Southern destination, allowing explorers to witness the expansive landscapes of Patagonia, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the historic Drake Passage on an Antarctica Expedition Cruise.

Antarctica Expedition Cruises

An Antarctica expedition cruise is the best way to experience one of the most extreme climates on the planet.

With its extreme temperatures – 33 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius) in Summer – an Antarctica expedition cruise might not be on your ordinary travel list; however, the region showcases some of Earth’s most extraordinary biodiversity. Visitors are guaranteed to see one of the many different whale species, including Minke, Humpback, Orca, Sperm, Right, and even Earth’s largest mammal, the mighty Blue Whale. Naturally, Emperor Penguins’ playful colonies on Snow Hill Island are a must-see on any Antarctica expedition cruise.

And for those who feel particularly bold, several cruise lines, such as Quark Expeditions, encourage passengers to participate in an icy, polar plunge. A photographer will, of course, be standing by to capture smiles (and frozen screams).

Despite its fearsome reputation, an Antarctica expedition cruise is safe for those who wish to travel in style and complete comfort. Modern expedition ships to Antarctica offer various features, from spacious cabins to delicious culinary delights and full-service spas. You might not be able to spend an afternoon on the pool deck, but as you watch a pod of Minke whales swim past, you’ll never miss it. 

Humpback Whale, Antarctica

Scenic Eclipse offers ultra-luxury tours of the region, where passengers aboard their superyacht can experience stunning vistas of fjords, glaciers, and snowy mountains from the deck of their verandah suite, complete with private butler service.  

Travelers have several options for luxurious Antarctica expedition cruises, including some of the world’s most exclusive liners. Lindblad, Seabourn, Silversea, Scenic, and Quark are well-established tour leaders with decades of experience cruising in Antarctica. The best season for an expedition cruise to the 7th continent is between November and February during the polar summer. For those eager to set out on their own Antarctica expedition cruise, reach out to Extraordinary Adventures today and let us help you plan the journey of a lifetime!

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