As you cross the Antarctic Circle at the 66th southern parallel, you enter what feels like another world, creating a connection with your inner explorer spirit. It’s a space rarely navigated, with narrower channels that bring you closer to ice floes, snow-capped mountain peaks and wondrous icebergs, making for a picture-perfect scene you’ll want to capture on your camera. On this expedition, aside from joining the Order of the Red Nose, you’ll also explore the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. In November, keep an eye out for young elephant seals returning to land. December brings blue petrels gliding overhead along the Drake Passage. January is prime penguin hatching season onshore while the waters become plenty with orcas and humpback whales. In February you’re likely to see fur seals in abundance while in March cormorant chicks begin learning to fly.