On your Emblematic Antarctic Cruise, you will discover the polar desert with its grandiose landscapes. Admire the mountains, narrow channels, dramatic bays and spectacular icebergs while taking in some of the magical highlights of the White Continent.
Penguins are the veritable emblem of this ice-bound region, living in colonies of many thousands of members. Sailing on the drifting ice floe or waddling over an icy beach, you will be able to watch these unusual animals going about their daily life. Gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, are some of the varieties you will be able to observe on the Antarctic Peninsula. Fin whales, humpback whales, Weddell seals, leopard seals and seabirds: This expanse of polar iridescence is home to many other species that you will encounter during your various excursions, as we cruise by zodiac around the icebergs and bays, and land to walk and explore on the South Shetland Islands, and the continent itself.
We will take the time to visit research stations and former whaling stations, and onboard there will be plenty of lectures and info sessions...and of course more great scenery from the observation decks! Between the snow-covered mountains, the ice and the wildlife, you will be captivated by the magic of this unique destination. Onboard you will enjoy the comforts of your well appointed suite, fine dining, chic style and outstanding service.
This unforgettable 12* day Emblematic Antarctica voyage is a perfect blend of luxury, comfort, adventure and exploration!
*please note select dates are 11 days duration
Viva's Best Bits...
"Travel to extreme environments in style, these luxurious ships were built with comfort in mind, visit the penguins and then come back to champagne!" Tara, Team Viva
The White Continent offers outstanding wildlife opportunities - expect to see thousands of penguins, plus whales, seals, and other bird life
Be in awe by the pristine polar environment and dramatic landscapes. Plus your chance to set foot on the continent of Antarctica (or even polar plunge if you dare)!