The mysterious White Continent of Antarctica was once uniquely the domain of scientific expeditions and explorers. Today, under strict environmental guidelines, on an Antarctic expedition discerning visitors are allowed to discover the extraordinary wildlife and scenery in the world’s last true wilderness area. These voyages are truly unparalleled and cannot be compared with any ordinary cruise. Massive sheer cliffs with jagged peaks drop straight into the sea! There are many icebergs that calve (break off) off the glaciers which produce beautiful shades of blue. You can often see wildlife floating on the ice floes, such as penguins, seals and birds. The icebergs, the penguins, the whales, the numerous birds, the seals, the wildlife, and the spectacular sunsets make for a photographers dream come true!
- Antarctica is the only permanent landing area for the Emperor Penguins.
- They spend their whole lives on Antarctica and its waters.
- Emperors are the only animal to spend the winter on the Antarctic ice.