Take an epic exploratory cruise to the very “heart of Antarctica”, the remote Ross Sea and one of the most untouched regions on our planet.
Cruises to the Ross Sea transport you further south than any other sea route, navigating masses of sea-ice where wildlife abounds, including penguins, sea birds, seals and whales.
Crossing the Southern Ocean deep into Antarctica has challenged even the best sailors, but it is well worth the adventure. The remote Ross Sea is the site of historic huts left behind by legendary polar explorers Scott and Shackleton, and it is home to the Ross Ice Shelf, McMurdo Station, impressive mountains like Mount Erebus and Mount Terror, and the mysterious Dry Valleys.
Voyage through sea ice to view abundant wildlife: huge colonies of Emperor and Adelie penguins, sea birds, whales, seals and other marine mammals. Some ships carry helicopters specifically for shore excursions. On any journey to this side of Antarctica, you will usually visit some of the Sub-Antarctic Islands such as Snares, Auckland and Campbell Islands, plus the World Heritage Site of Macquarie Island, home to three million Royal Penguins and hundreds of thousands of King Penguins.