ARCTIC & NORWEGIAN FJORDS
A sense of wonder overcomes when you step into Arctic lands filled with more than ice and snow. The breathtaking beauty of wild landscapes invite you to unleash your inner explorer. The stunning Norwegian Fjords inspire and delight with deep blue waters, majestic mountain peaks and abundant waterfalls.
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ANTARCTIC CIRCLE CROSSING
As you make the voyage across the Antarctic Circle at the 66th parallel, you join the Order of the Red Nose, the select few who navigate deep into the frontier of The White Continent to make the crossing. It is a feeling of triumph that cannot be beat.
Nicknamed The White Continent for its vast expanse of icebergs, snow and glaciers, Antarctica is often the final frontier for experienced explorers to conquer. As you navigate Antarctic waters, you may set foot on sites like Beak Island, Brown Bluff, Cierva Cove, Hidden Bay and many more. Each landing throughout the continent offers its own unique landscape, from expansive tundra to rugged mountain peaks, all beckoning you to follow the paths that few explorers have trekked before.
Amid the Falkland Islands, also known as the Islas Malvinas, you’re sure to find a variety of wildlife like Magellanic penguins, sea lions, elephant seals and dolphins. As the connecting destination between the Seventh Continent and South America, you will find less ice and snow and more sandy beaches. It’s where the fauna and flora of both frozen and tropical ecosystems come together to create an altogether unique environment that piques your curiosity. Among the notable stops in this archipelago is Port Stanley, a destination with a big, local personality despite its small size. Other possible stops include Carcass Island, New Island, West Point and Prion Islands.
SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS
From the extraordinary wildlife found in Gold Harbor, such as elephant seals and hundreds of Gentoo penguins, to the lush scenescapes of Stromness Bay, Salisbury Plain and Cooper Bay, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands offer diverse environments that invite you to discover the world anew. Fields of tussock grass and rugged cliffs offer the perfect hiking grounds to get your blood pumping and be rewarded with impossible views. They’re also ideal locations to bird watch and find the many species of Antarctica, such as the graceful albatross as it glides through the sky.
SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS
Part of the greater Antarctica region, the South Shetland Islands contain plenty of wildlife, scenic landscapes, hiking opportunities and magnificent viewpoints that inspire a sense of discovering another world. A possible landing on Elephant Island, named for the shape of its cliffside and the elephant seals that call it home, puts you on the same path as the famous Shackleton Expedition. Deception Island, another possible landing and named for its very nature, is in fact a volcanic caldera where you can find heated springs amid the striking black sands. Other stops could include Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbor, Point Wild and Barrientos Island, where you can find plenty of Gentoo penguin rookeries.
CAPTAIN’S CHOICE – Captain’s Choice ports of call add to the sense of adventure and an element of surprise. Your ship’s captain takes you to the best areas for wildlife viewing and expertly navigates to remote and hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion.