Across the Antarctic Circle - Fly/Sail
In this frozen region of extraordinary beauty, powerful orcas and leopard seals patrol the waters, while ethereal snow petrels grace the skies against a backdrop of bristling mountain ranges and surreal icebergs. Taking in the Drake Passage, the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula we thread our way on our Antarctic cruise through an intricate system of icy waterways, as we aim for the glorious Crystal Sound at the mouth of The Gullet. Crossing the geographical milestone of the Antarctic Circle is a moment to celebrate, and we do so with enthusiasm.
You will be joined on your expedition cruise by knowledgeable experts delivering a variety of presentations on the natural wonders of the polar region as well as historical accounts of the great Antarctic explorers. At this time of year, wildlife viewing opportunities are abundant as mother birds encourage their fledgeling young out into the open and minke and humpback whales and orcas feed in the still waters. An Antarctic cruise like this is a trip of a lifetime.
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Attempt to cross the Antarctic Circle, then celebrate with a champagne toast
Splendid wildlife activity
Opportunities to explore Antarctica on Land & by sea in Zodiacs