If you are a daring explorer, Antarctica is on the top of your travel bucket list. You can see icebergs, meet an elephant seal pup, visit a research station, be exposed to an ability to photograph thousands of penguins and more. Traveling during the summer means our expedition will be exposed to light more often. We take expeditions to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands, in January 2020, on a small-ship cruise with 100 guests, starting at $23,480. You can tour the Falkland Islands to view specific populations such as Rockhopper, Gentoo, and Magellanic penguins. You will see various types of penguins such as the king or macaroni, and chinstrap.
Antarctica is the Biggest Continent
You are also able to see large numbers of elephant, and fur seals, on the beaches. While you set foot on the Antarctic continent, you revel in the scenery of snowcapped peaks, incredible glaciers that are melting at faster rates than previously thought, and shining icebergs, all suited to be photographed for posterity if the glaciers do wind up melting faster. Sites like https://www.zegrahm.com/destinations/antarctica-0 can provide more information. Antarctica is the geographic location of true South. Antarctica is twice the size of Australia and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. It has an area of 14,000,000 km or 5,400,000 square miles. The population is 1,106.
The Island Sky
We will be using the Island Sky expedition vessel, because of its comfortable and modern design. Public spaces include a large lounge, a bar with a piano, a library with fiction and reference books, as well as games and a single-seating dining room. There are sun decks, suites with ocean views, and a sitting area. With the accommodations, you can also have a bathroom in the suite, large closets, a small refrigerator, and a television. The ship is registered in the Bahamas and was built in the year 1992.
The Coldest Continent
Antarctica is the coldest continent on this planet. Antarctica is a polar desert. The average for the third quarter or the coldest month of the year is -81 degrees Fahrenheit, or -63 degrees Celsius. Antarctica has organisms native to the region, such as types of algae, bacteria, fungi, plants, protists, and animals such as mites, nematodes, penguins, seals, and tardigrades, which are water-dwelling, eight-legged micro-animals. Nematodes are also called roundworms, which are found in salt water, fresh water, soil, and in all regions including the tropics. Antarctica is not necessarily awash with tourists who can see all those things, year-round.
Antarctica the Vacation Destination
Antarctica has much to offer as a destination, even if it is colder than the Arctic by far. Antarctica has specially protected areas such as Deception Island, which is circular, and covered by glaciers. You have to get to Antarctica to see the glaciers before they melt, and soon. Scientists do not know how long this planet has until the sea levels rise as they have not risen too sharply in the last 20 years since 1999. Antarctica is a fascinating adventure to go to on a tour.