Antarctica is a continent of superlatives and of contrasts. It is, for example, the coldest, the driest, the windiest and the highest continent on earth. It is among the most beautiful, pristine and least explored places on the planet. For over two centuries, the 'White Desert' has attracted scientists and adventurers, drawn by its unmatched natural beauty. Nowadays, this largely untouched wilderness is more accessible to a new generation of intrepid explorers on expedition cruisers. Exploring this incomparable landscape is a unique experience. … The cruise itineraries are expertly planned to take best advantage of the amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery during each time of the Antarctic season. You will be taken to remote places only visited by few people before. You will see busy penguin colonies, a spectacular variety of seabirds, an abundance of seals and magnificent whales, all set in breathtaking scenery of imposing mountain ranges, ice-filled channels, tabular and beautifully shaped icebergs and glaciers.
Antarctic visits are mainly concentrated at ice-free coastal zones over the Antarctic summer, the five-month period from November to March, in high summer there will be 20+ hours of daylight. Visiting Antarctica, truly the last pristine region of the world, in the southern summer is a rare and unique experience, surrounded by spectacular scenery and ice-filled channels. The constantly changing weather, scenery and colors provide marvelous opportunities for photographers and will leave you awestruck and sometimes overwhelmed.The formation and movement of sea-ice outside of these times means that from March to November, Antarctica is left to the scientists and crew.