The awesome scenery and wildlife of Antarctica make it the ultimate destination for adventurous souls. You can explore the spectacular icescapes of the Antarctic Peninsula in the company of distinguished naturalists and explorers. Some longer cruises combine an Antarctic expedition with visits to the majestic Chilean fjords or the remote Falkland Islands.
Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. Technically, Antarctica is considered a desert, with annual precipitation of only 8 inches along the coast and far less inland. There are no permanent human residents but up to 5,000 people reside throughout the year at the research stations scattered across the continent. Only cold-adapted plants and animals survive there, including penguins, seals, many types of algae, and Tundra vegetation.