Antarctica is a feast for the senses: the cracking sound of calving glaciers, the bright sun glistening on spectacular icebergs adrift in deep blue water, and the freshest air imaginable. Cruises here explore what many consider to be the final frontier on Earth, as it is untouched by civilization and remains in nature's purest form.
Trips include the services of expedition guides who are familiar with Antarctica's history and wildlife. Your ship sails through Drake Passage en route to the continent, while onboard lectures address topics in history, geology and marine biology. Guests go ashore in small, motorized Zodiacs on excursions led by the expedition team.
Explore islands that are home to a fabulous assortment of wildlife -- penguins, seals, sea lions, petrels and albatrosses. Some trips may stop at the Falkland Islands, a remote and beautiful archipelago with a temperate climate, diverse wildlife and friendly people of British descent; King George Island, home to elephant seals; or the South Shetland Islands, where thousands of chinstrap penguins nest.