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Antarctica Cruise Vacations Guide - Information on Antarctica cruise travel, Antarctic expeditions, sightseeing, attractions, weather and cruise port information. The mysterious White Continent of Antarctica is filled with multi-colored ice caps, and snow-capped mountains that tower over the glistening glaciers. This destination offers scenery and photographic opportunities that you wont find anywhere else. The waters of the Antartic are home to numbers of penguins, whales, seals and seabirds. Between mid-October through early March, the Antarctic Peninsula is a destination that can be reached by cruise ships. Most itineraries start from the Argentine port of Ushuaia, on Tierra del Fuego. After the brief summer season the peninsula is ice-locked by a 100 mile frozen mantle. Antarctica has no permanent human residents, only scientists and specialists.  These scientist and specialists live there a few months at a time. Cruise passengers will enjoy the rare opportunity to visit Antarctica as it is one of the world's last unspoiled frontiers offering visitors the chance to see the icebergs in Drake Passage, the spectacular narrow channels that separate the mainland from the South Shetlands, the flooded volcano crater at Deception Island, the humpback and killer whales of the Lemaire Channel, the giant icebergs and the soaring ice cathedrals. All of this, frozen in time at the bottom of the world and awaiting your visit!  

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Antarctic Peninsula
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The most isolated continent on earth, this rugged landscape is some 1,200 miles long and reaches beyond the Arctic Circle. Its shores are comprised of unusually sculpted icebergs, blue-tinged glaciers, majestic mountain peaks and a steep...
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Beagle Channel
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The Beagle Channel was named after the famous ship HMS Beagle on which Darwin first sailed as an amateur naturalist from 1826 to 1830. The ship's mission was to survey the coasts of the southern part of South America. When the ship reach...
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Cape Horn
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Located on Chile's Isla Hornos in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, Cape Horn is widely considered to be the southernmost tip of South America. The culmination of the Andes mountain range, the legendary Cape is prone to unpredictably str...
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Deception Island
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Deception Island is considered by many to be one of the world's most incredible islands. Found in the South Shetland Islands, which are located off the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, this volcanic landmass boasts quite an inter...
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Elephant Island
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Elephant Island is an ice-covered mountainous island off the coast of Antarctica in the outer reaches of the South Shetland Islands, in the Southern Ocean. Its name was given by early explorers sighting elephant seals on its shores. The ...
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Lemaire Channel
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Lemaire Channel is one of Antarctica's most popular tourist destinations, which is why many tour operators include a visit to this picturesque waterway on their itineraries. Found between rocky Booth Island and the mountainous western coast...
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      McMurdo Sound Antarctica might not be the most highly visited destination in the world, but the few cruises who manage to make it here every year would likely recommend it without delay. Spectacular scenery and a range of fascin...
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  Paradise Harbour (also known as Paradise Bay) for its beauty, is a wide bay and natural harbor on the West Antarctic Peninsula. Paradise Harbor is another of Antarctica's most visited areas, "zodiac cruising" on the ubiquitous small i...
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      Port Stanley is the capital of the Falkland Islands. It is located on the island of East Falkland, on a north-facing slope in one of the wettest parts of the island   Most of the people with any awareness of the Falkland Islands...
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Puerto Madryn
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No South America cruise would be complete without a trip to see penguins, which with the exception of zoo dwellers only reside in the Southern Hemisphere. On this itinerary, there were ship-organized penguin tours in Puerto Madryn, Stanley ...
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Puerto Montt Chile
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As you travel the winding roads of Chile's Lake District, the snow-capped shoulders of volcanoes emerge, mysteriously disappear, and then materialize again, peeping through trees or towering above broad valleys. The sometimes difficult j...
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Punta Arenas Chile
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Until the Panama Canal was built in 1914, the Strait of Magellan was the main shipping route for commercial vessels traveling between the Atlantic and the Pacific. At the same time, it was also a major world supplier of wool. Today, as t...
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South Georgia Island
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South Georgia Island  is a sub-Antarctic island administered by the United Kingdom as part of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. It is located 1390 km southeast of the Falkland Islands and 2150 km from South America. It is th...
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South Pole Antarctica
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The South Pole, also known as the Geographic South Pole or Terrestrial South Pole, is one of the two points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects its surface. It is the southernmost point on the surface of the Earth and lies on t...
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The South Shetland Islands are a string of islands running parallel to the north west coast of the Antarctic peninsula. The South Shetlands are almost completely ice covered. About 2-3 percent is ice free, usually along the coast, where ...
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Ushuaia Argentina
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Ushuaia is a glorious port city found at the southern-most end of Argentina. Right below the Straight of Magellan, Ushuaia is technically not on the Pacific side or the Atlantic side of the country. It stands at 55 degrees latitude south...
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Wilhelm Archipelago
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The Wilhelm ArchipelagoThe Wilhelm Archipelago is really a cluster of islands situate from the western coast from the Antarctic Peninsula in Antarctica. The most known being Booth Island. The peaks and coves from the Island provide shelte...
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