There are so many things that you will see on Antarctic Cruises. Glaciers the size of Sky scrapers, beaches with thousands of penguins all going about their daily lives, killer whales prowling the seas for prey, whales splashing about in the shallows and fantastic bird life patrolling the skies above. Not to mention some of the most pristine landscape, and fantastic views on the planet. Antarctic Cruises really are an assault on the senses and there is so much to see every day.
However not everything can be viewed on every Antarctic Cruise, for example certain species of penguins or birds can only be seen in certain areas. There are certain sights or locations that can only be seen on Antarctic Cruises that visit these destinations. The general rule of thumb is you can't see everything all in one go, but the longer your Antarctic Cruise, the more you will see. However time off from work and budget may also have a say in it!
To help we have prepared a table the most popular sights that we are most often asked about, and which Antarctic cruises you would need to take in order to see them;
You will see Beaches of Penguins on all of the Antarctic Cruises in our programme
You will see huge Icebergs on any of the Antarctic Cruises heading over to the Antarctic Peninsula
You have a good chance of spotting Whales on most Antarctic Cruises from November to February
You have a good chance of spotting Killer Whales on most Antarctic Cruises from November to February
You have a good chance of spotting Seals on most Antarctic Cruises heading over the Antarctic Peninsula
King Penguins can generally only be seen on cruises going to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
Crossing the Antarctic Circle only happens on a few cruises including Quest for the Antarctic Circle with G Adventures and Exodus
Baby Penguins can be seen on most Antarctic Cruises heading over to the Antarctic Peninsula from late December onwards
The Falkland Islands are only visited on certain longer cruises, they do not feature on most Antarctic Classic or Explorer Itineraries.
Emperor Penguins can generally only be seen on Antarctic Cruises going to the less explored Weddell Sea area of Antarctica
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