Quest for the Antarctic Circle
Join a voyage of discovery to our planet's last frontier - Antarctica - a fantastic and virtually untouched paradise. This ice-strengthened expedition ship is ideally suited to cruising in this icy wilderness. Taking in all the wonders of Antarctica, this cruise visits the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, before delving where only intrepid explorers get to go - across the Antarctic Circle.
Throughout the Antarctic cruise, opportunities for wildlife viewing are endless. Seals, orcas, minke and humpback whales, extraordinary numbers of penguins; gentoo, chinstrap and Adelie..., as well as many other seabirds dot the shoreline, sea and air. We aim for two daily excursions where there is the chance to meet these animals up close, visit research stations, walk on the continent, as well as revel in the beauty of the breathtaking landscape of ice, snow, glaciers and waterways. Ultimately this Antarctic cruise is more like an expedition than a traditional cruise.
Crossing below the legendary 66.5 degrees south, the memory will be like no other, and this will be the trip of a lifetime.
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Spend seven full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and go further south than most - cross the Antarctica circle
Time to walk, camp, kayak, photograph, take a zodiac cruise, or simply relax and listen to the sounds of nature.
"I knew I would see lots of penguins in Antarctica, but really there are thousands everywhere, and they are so amusing and curious, I could watch them for hours!" Tara, Team Viva