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The Antarctica Peninsula ~ Realm of Penguins & Icebergs

Photo of The Antarctica Peninsula ~ Realm of Penguins & Icebergs

The Antarctic Peninsula is a pristine polar wilderness featuring abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery. Explore the last discovered continent aboard the 114 – passenger luxury expedition ship, the M/V Sea Spirit. The air gets colder, and daylight grows longer as we head south across the infamous Drake Passage, accompanied by albatross. Our first sighting of the White Continent is the South Shetland Islands, historically significant and rich with iconic Antarctic wildlife. Our time in the Antarctic Peninsula region focuses on the Gerlache Strait area, where towering mountains, immense glaciers, and blue icebergs create a picture-perfect setting for incredible penguin and marine mammal encounters. This cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula is an authentic expedition in a wilderness of extraordinary proportions.