Amazing Antarctica Cruise

Posted August 8th, 2013

One of our Cruiseabout consultants recently took an amazing Antarctica cruise to visit one of the world's last untouched landscapes.

I loved waking up each morning and looking out the window of our cruise ship, the MS Expedition. Antarctica really is the most majestic untouched wilderness on the planet.

Every day two small Zodiac boats departed from the main vessel so we could cruise around looking at icebergs and make shore landings, where those of us keen to experience the wildlife had the opportunity to walk amongst the penguins and seals.

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On one excursion in the Zodiac our group came across a mother and baby leopard seal resting on a small ice flow. Upon closer inspection we saw that the mother was suckling her cub.

It was just breathtaking seeing one of Antarctica’s top predators in such a tender nurturing moment with it’s offspring. We just sat there watching for several minutes as the mum and cub checked us out and then ultimately decided to have a nap as we returned to our cruise ship.

Nothing can prepare you for the experience of sitting amongst a penguin rookery and just watching as hundreds of penguins waddle, squawk, flap, gather, swim and dive their way into your memories. And seeing icebergs that were the size of a skyscraper turned on it’s side was just humbling.

An Antarctica cruise is a truly unique and unforgettable experience, and one I wholeheartedly recommend.

For more information on Antarctica cruises please contact a Cruiseabout cruise specialist or call on 0800 22 11 14.

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