A cruise to Antarctica ought to be on your bucket list. Between the unending shades of white and blue planes to the mother penguins caring for their newborn young, the sights are like nowhere else. Besides penguins and many other types of birds, according to RealtimeCampaign.com, there is plenty more wildlife, such as different varieties of seals basking on the shores and whales appearing nearby. Being an arms link from the mass colony of penguins is gratifying of an experience as you could imagine. Many take advantage of a small boat referred to as a zodiac that can bring a group into narrow passageways revealing more scenic views even with a chance to see a leopard seal. The close encounters you will have with massive icebergs will awe you. Antarctica is a photographer’s dream, and the experience is most rememberable.
There are a few options when considering visiting Antarctica. A luxury cruise running in early January with Zegrahm begins around twenty grand for Antarctica. It lasts for approximately 3 weeks. They start in Argentina and make the rounds to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands also promising a visit to the burial site of Sir Ernest Shackleton. A zodiac (as mentioned earlier in the article) is also part of the cruise and tour guides. Most cruises will run from October to March, which is late spring to early fall in the southern hemisphere. Late October is the first chance ships have to get through the sea ice. There is more on the web concerning Antarctician cruises if you want to find more info.
A neat Antarctician story comes from Japan, where a woman tells of her experience as a cook for a research expedition. The full article is “The Kitchen at the End of the World: A Japanese Chef’s Adventures in Antarctica”. Her story is packed with challenges to overcome and some to suffer through, friends gained and lots more of the beauty she encountered all from her perspective as a cook. After over a year, from December 2015 to March 2017, Watanuki Junko returned to Japan with some of her new skills. Now she delights the Japanese public with her “rice balls” invented to accommodate the research team as a between-meals snack. You can find these snacks at local convenience stores all over Japan. After over a year of serving the 57th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition in Antarctica, Watanuki Junko brought more home with her than just “rice balls.”
No other cruise is in comparison to an Antarctic cruise. To experience the massive penguin colony up close, with seals and whales within near sight is an unforgettable experience. The ice peaks, enormous glaciers, and unending plains make Antarctica a place like no other on Earth.