Antarctic Peninsula (Scenic Cruising)

The most isolated continent on earth, this rugged landscape is some 1,200 miles long and reaches beyond the Arctic Circle. Its shores are comprised of unusually sculpted icebergs, blue-tinged glaciers, majestic mountain peaks and a steep ice shelf that continues to shrink at an alarming rate.

Though the peninsula is covered in icy tundra, it actually features the mildest climate in Antarctica, the perfect environment for hosting the only flowering plants on the entire continent, Antarctic Hair Grass and Antarctic Pearlwort. In addition, the icy waters surrounding the peninsula cater to various species of seals, penguins and seabirds, including the Cape Pigeon, the American Sheathbill and the Antarctic Tern.

Enjoy your scenic cruise in this remote area of the world - it's a breathtaking wonderland nestled in nature's frosty embrace.

Note: Antarctic Peninsula is a scenic cruising site. Ships will slowly travel past while a knowledgeable port lecturer points out significant sites you'll be able to see from onboard.

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Points of Interest

  • Dramatic Scenery
  • Wildlife
  • Flora

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  • Dramatic Scenery

    As you glide by the Antarctic Peninsula, you'll likely spot unusually sculpted icebergs, blue-tinged glaciers, steep ice shelves and the towering peaks widely accepted as the continuation of the Andes Mountains. It's a breathtaking wonderland nestled in nature's frosty embrace.

  • Wildlife

    The icy waters of the Antarctic Peninsula cater to various species of seals, penguins and seabirds, including the Cape Pigeon, the American Sheathbill and the Antarctic Tern.

  • Flora

    Though the peninsula is covered in icy tundra, it actually features the mildest climate in Antarctica, the perfect environment for hosting the only flowering plants on the entire continent, Antarctic Hair Grass and Antarctic Pearlwort.

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