When you think of Antarctica; images of boundless ice, towering icebergs, comedic penguins, and epic snowstorms are at the forefront of your imagination. However, vessels have changed and the level of safety on a journey to ‘The Great White Continent’ has increased immensely.
Visit the 13 small rocky islets, submerged reefs, dramatic outcrops, and rugged pinnacles known as the Aitcho Islands; the small rocky peninsula of Almirante Brown deep within Paradise Bay; and the Polish Antarctic research station, Arktowski, established in 1977. Discover the prominent rocky headland, Bailey Head, on the island's south eastern side; the iron-rich volcanic rocks that form the beach cliffs at Brown Bluff; and Cuverville Island which is home to 13,000 gentoo penguins. Visit the geological wonder Deception Island; Devil Island to see the two hills that resemble devil's horns; and Elephant Island which resembles a formidable fortress.
Other ports of call include: Half Moon Island, Hannah Point, Hope Bay, King George Island, Lemaire Channel, Neko Harbour, Neumayer Channel, Paradise Harbour, Paulet Island, Pendulum Cove, Petermann Island, Pleneau Island, Point Wild on Elephant Island, Port Charcot, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia in Argentina, Vernadsky Station, Waterboat Point, Whalers Bay, and Yankee Harbour.