In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton: Antarctica
Departing Bluff, New Zealand, this Antarctica cruise takes you to isolated and rarely visited Ross Sea region of Antarctica, as well as exploring the Sub Antarctic Islands. Go where very few travellers go! Traversing the formidable Southern Ocean this expedition cruise gives you the chance to truly follow in the footsteps of an intrepid Antarctic explorers. You will travel with crew that are experienced in the regions on the ice-strengthened ship Spirit of Enderby. Visit penguin rookeries, historic huts and sites, and be wowed by icebergs, sea ice, whales, seals and bird life.
On the way to Antarctic, explore the remote sub Antarctic Islands. The Snares, Macquarie, Campbell and Auckland Islands have their own unique natural and historic profile. The Snares boast colossal populations of nesting seabirds, the penguin population of Macquarie Island is in the millions. Seals and elephant seals line the shores of Macquarie and Auckland Islands and countless sea and land birds fill the air with their chatter. On Campbell Island, explore the nesting site of the Southern Royal Albatross. Visit the Ross Sea area of Antarctica on this cruise and experience the continent as though you were alone. Infrequently visited by Antarctic cruises the air is dry and cold here and the sun never sets. The ice is thick and vast and scores of seals, penguins and other seabirds patrol the horizon.
Viva's Best Bits...
King, Royal, Rockhopper, Gentoo, Adelie & Snares penguins, the rare Hooker Sea Lion, Southern Elephant Seals, Weddell seals, Sothern Royal & Sooty Albatross...see wildlife unique to this region.
"If you like wild, rarely explored and off the beaten track, then this adventure is for you! A rare opportunity to visit The Snares, Macquarie, Campbell and Auckland Islands, plus Antarcticas Ross Sea!" Tara, Team Viva
Venture into the remote Ross Sea region of Antarctica - and see where the adventures takes us - perhaps visit Antarctica’s largest Adelie Penguin rookery.