Quest for the Antarctic Circle
Join a voyage of discovery to our planet's last frontier - Antarctica - a fantastic and virtually untouched paradise. The 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 and their young, as well as many other seabirds dot the shoreline, sea and air. Trips ashore can be frequent where there is the chance to meet these animals up close, as well as revel in the beauty of the breathtaking landscape of ice, snow, glaciers and waterways. Ultimately this Antarctic cruise is more like a private 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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Cross the Antarctic Polar Circle, the most southerly point reached by Antarctic cruises
Spot wildlife including whales, leopard seals and penguins sliding into crystal waters
Sail the famous Beagle Channel