The White Continent
The Antarctica expeditions start in South America. From here ‘the Drake Passage’ needs to be crossed. Albatrosses and petrels will accompany the ship to Antarctic paradise. The South Shetland Islands are the first destination. Wildlife is overwhelming: seals, sea-gulls, cormorants and petrels use the Antarctic summer to raise their young. Once in Antarctic waters the ship anchors in sheltered bays practically every day. The crew will take groups ashore in the dinghies to see glaciers, mosses and lichens, seals, birds and penguin rookeries. The experienced guide will give you information about the flora and fauna and will also tell you where to find bird and sea elephant colonies.
Finding the ship in port always makes my heart jump with excitement!
The first impression I had when I got on board was that of entering a movie scene
The waves, the ocean swell and the beautiful skies never gets boring
From sailing under a full moon to the sensation of flying through the dark, to the sounds of dolphins exhaling next to the ship.