Antarctica

Antarctica is one of the last true wildernesses left on earth, it is devoid of any permanent human life and is the world’s southernmost continent. Covering an area of some 14 million square kilometres, the ‘Great White Continent’ is the world’s fifth largest landmass, much of it blanketed in a permanent ice sheet some 2,000 metres thick.

In this seemingly endless white wilderness, 98% of which is covered in ice, life has nevertheless found a way to thrive and Antarctica is home to the world’s greatest concentration of wildlife. Here, amongst a breathtakingly beautiful landscape that has changed little since the first polar explorers arrived in the 19th century, you can find vast colonies of Antarctic fur seals, breaching humpback whales, giant albatrosses and thousands of emperor, Adélie and king penguins.

Whilst the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands remain the most accessible areas of the continent, there are ice shelves, seas and islands spreading as far as South America and Australia and amongst the less visited waters of the Weddell Sea you can find icebergs and penguins in their thousands. Little can prepare you for the majesty of this remarkable place, but the impression it will leave behind will last a lifetime.

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Although the ships have physicians and medicines on board, be sure to take some strong seasickness tablets just in case.

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Jonny

Internet is usually available although the cruises have to set you up with an email address in advance.

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James

If you wish to pay extra to camp or kayak as part of the cruise, notify us in advance as spaces are limited.

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Charles

Most cruises will provide you with a free parka and you can rent other gear locally, so check exactly what to buy in advance.

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