Antarctica Cruises take you to one of the most remote, wild, cold and inhospitable places on the earth.
It isn’t cheap to get to Antarctica, however it is wonderfully beautiful and there is amazing wildlife.
You can see such amazing creatures as: Emperor Penguins, Rockhopper Penguins, polar bears and fur seals.
You can also see Weddell seals, humpback whales, and more.
The tour season is very short. It is only about four months long. It goes from November to February.
Antarctica Penguin Group
November is courting season for birds (and especially penguins). In December and January the penguin’s chicks are hatching and feeding begins. February is great for whale watching.
Later in the season has more sunlight (up to 20 hours a day). Also, later in the season is usually less crowded and thus you will spend less time waiting for motorized Zodiacs (motorized dinghies) and station tours.
Investing time researching the various options for an Antarctica Cruise can save you dramatic amounts of money.
You can educate yourself on your options with one or two excellent books on the subject. Blue Planet puts out excellent books. There are others that are good as well. See
Antarctica Books at Amazon.com.
The more you know the better armed you will be to get the best deal that meets your Antarctica vacation needs and doesn’t break the bank.
For example, by staying with two or three in a cabin, and by spending less time in Antarctica can save you significant sums of money.
On a trip like this, safety is paramount. Require (no; demand!) an operation that has been in business for many years, has an exceptional reputation and has a strong safety record.