Discover a huge diversity of birdlife, including Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie Penguins, Storm Petrels, skuas and terns. You are also likely to see polar mammals like Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, orcas, humpback and minke whales.
There is nothing quite as spectacular as an Antarctic cruise. As the boat navigates through breathtakingly beautiful waterways, you have the opportunity to go ashore by Zodiac to visit penguin rookeries, historic sites and scientific research stations. For those with an adventurous spirit, some departures offer options to camp on ice overnight, mountaineer, cross-country ski, kayak or scuba dive (experience required).
Some voyages visit the more remote eastern side of the Peninsula and the Weddell Sea. Emperor Penguins have rookeries here at certain times of the year, and the scenery is more akin to the vast icy deserts that characterise Antarctica’s interior.