Experience Earth’s most wondrous cosmic event in pristine Antarctica when you witness a total solar eclipse in December. Cruising far out into the Weddell Sea, your Five-Star, ice-class ship will be positioned in the path of totality, revealing the spectral glow of the corona, an evocative moment for both umbraphiles and first-time observers. During your 8-night journey to the White Continent, you’ll also witness fantastically shaped icebergs, sparkling turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries, and awe-inspiring whales. All combined, this is a voyage to Antarctica unlike any other!
Antartica Expedition Youth Travel
The ultimate whale watching and wildlife expedition. By March, the short Antarctic summer is drawing to a close. Penguin chicks are almost fully-grown and quickly shedding their downy coats in preparation to take to the sea before the long winter. March is a time of great activity in and under the water where we have historically encountered a high concentration of whales, in particular, Humpback and Minke. Crabeater, Weddell, and Leopard seals also often grace us with their presence, as they rest and store energy that will sustain them over the cold months ahead.
For this special expedition, you will be joined by several world-renowned cetaceans (whale) and marine mammal specialists. They share with us unique underwater footage and scientific data, and help us interpret the behavior, migration characteristics and feeding patterns of adult whales and their calves. For those with a passion for whales, this unique voyage should not be missed. Did we mention it’s also a favorite time of the year for electric orange and pink Antarctic sunrises and sunsets?