Cruise with Humpback Whales

While cruising in the Antarctic waters, one can almost always spot whales swimming by. I was fortunate enough to experience two humpback whales swimming alongside our cruise ship during our passage through the Lemaire Channel. The captain turned of the propellers so as to calm the waters and quiet the surroundings, making the whales more …

Play with the Penguins

While in Antarctica, the most common expectation is to be able to see penguins and get up close with them. And yes! This will be possbile on multiple occasions. Also to clear the misconception that many people hold, you will NOT be able to find polar bears in Antarctica since they are only found in …

Titanic + Iceberg? No Big Deal

Almost everyone knows about the infamous Titanic disaster as a result of crashing into an iceberg, but you will be able to experience easy navigation around icebergs in Antarctica. The picture shows you the scale of the size of cruise ship in comparison to the icebergs. The cruise navigates between and around such obstacles throughout …

Trekking the White Continent

On most stops as the one on Cuverville Island in the Antarctic Peninsula, one is able to trek and wander on terrain that will seem previously unexplored and fresh. While the temperatures often drop below zero degrees celsius, the the sun reflecting off the snow will make you sweat and peel of layers on your …

Send a Postcard From the South Pole

One of the only landings along the Antarctic cruise that involves human interaction with the outside world was at Port Lockroy. Port Lockroy is a British Research Station, Museum and Heritage Site. A landing there involves shopping for souvenirs, and browsing through life on an Antarctic Research Station. The best of it all is an …

Land on an Iceberg

As an added surprise, the captain aboard Le Boreal arranged for early morning landing on an iceberg during a cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula. A chance to land on a chunk of ice that is only 10% above water and floating in the middle of ice cold Antarctic waters was scary and thrilling but also …