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Antarctica

If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.

 

 

Antarctic Circle Crossing

Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic Sound

Bouvet Island

Brown Bluff

Coronation Island

Crystal Sound

Cuverville Island

Deception Island

Detaille Island

Elephant Island

Errera Channel

Esperanza Station

French Southern Territories

Gerlache Strait

Greenwich Island

Half Moon Island

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Hope Bay

Intercurrence Island

Lemaire Channel

Livingstone Island

Mcmurdo Station

Melchior Island

Mt. Erebus

Neko Harbor

Orne Harbor

Palmer Station

Paradise Bay

Paulet Island

Petermann Island

Pleneau Island

Port Lockroy

Ross Ice Shelf

Ross Sea Region

Schollart Channel

Sigma Island

Snow Hill Island

South Georgia

South Orkney Islands

South Pole

South Sandwich Islands

South Shetland Islands

Vernadsky Research Base, Galindez Island

Wilhelm Archipelago

Wilhelmina Bay

 

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12/12/2017 - 12/28/2017

16-Nights Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2017-18) - Luxury Expedition Cruises

Abercrombie & Kent

$16995

1245629

1/16/2018 - 2/1/2018

16-Nights Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (2017-18) - Luxury Expedition Cruises

Abercrombie & Kent

$16995

1245629

12/27/2017 - 1/7/2018

11-Nights Classic Antarctica (2017-18) - Luxury Expedition Cruises

Abercrombie & Kent

$11995

1245630

1/6/2018 - 1/17/2018

11-Nights Classic Antarctica (2017-18) - Luxury Expedition Cruises

Abercrombie & Kent

$11995

1245630

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