Realm of Penguins & Icebergs: Antarctica
Bid farewell to South America from Ushuaia as your board your expedition cruise and sail across the legendary Drake Passage headed for the Great White Continent - Antarctica! Those first days at sea on your Antarctic cruise are a great introduction to the polar region. Wildlife spotting can already be plentiful as albatross, petrels and many other seabirds weave in and out of the ship's wake and if we're lucky, humpback whales can be seen feeding in the nutrient-rich waters. Our incredibly knowledgeable crew deliver a series of lectures on the fascinating natural history of the region.
Journey on this 114 passenger small ship with the comforts of a luxury hotel onboard. Your Antarctica cruise makes aim for the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. The scenery, naturally, is stunning. Monolithic icebergs cruise through glassy bays, flanked by glaciers and impressive mountain ranges. Get your cameras ready to capture the beauty of this landscape and all the animals inhabiting it - penguins, seals, countless seabirds and more whales. Our team can take you ashore to meet these curious locals and truly experience Antarctica up close. To visit Antarctica is a trip of a lifetime.
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“During your cruise try to get up early to experience the morning atmosphere, stand outside on the open decks, quite often you may be the only one there.” Pia, Team Viva
Options for everyone - join the included landings, walks and zodiac cruising, or spend time with the onboard professional photographer, perhaps add on the kayak club or camping excursion.
In the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula you can go ashore at sites where gentoo, chinstrap, and adélie penguins come together in boisterous nesting colonies, and seals will laze around, not bothered by your presence.