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.
The skies at night are amazing, brightness of the stars and the moon rising like a big red fiery ball.