Usually cruise trips offer to relax and have a good time at the same time forgetting about the habitual and hasty everyday life on dry land. As it is characteristic to the tourism field, the offer is getting wider and more diverse and it can definitely be applied to the Antarctica cruises as well, since it is clear that many of us would appreciate a chance to see this cold, untouched but incredibly beautiful side of the world.
Antarctica Cruise Ship
First of all, it is worth noting that Antarctica cruises can be divided into several categories and it is possible to choose between Luxury Expedition ships, Expedition ships or ships with adventure options. Thereby the potential passengers can pick the best cruise type depending on the needs and desires.
Travel to Antarctica
The main destination of all of these cruises, of course, is Antarctic Peninsula, but among popular ones also Weddell Sea and Ross Sea Region can be named. In majority of the cases voyages begin from Ushuaia (Argentina), but Ross Sea and Eastern Antarctica cruises usually set out from New Zealand or Australia.
Each Antarctica cruise company organizes only several explorations per year for example in 2013 Aurora Explorations will go on 9 trips to Antarctica and thus this kind of voyage is definitely a great opportunity to seize if having enough money.
The ordinary length of the trip is from 12 to 17 days and it costs from $7,000 to $17,000. Although, it is a large amount of money indeed, it definitely is worth every single dollar. Just imagine how it is to watch and sense such trough and trough snow-covered and glacial spot of the planet which has not been conquered by the human race. Sheltered channels, magnificent mountain ranges, Antarctica’s wildlife etc. is what every passenger of Antarctica cruise can experience. Various companies offer not only to observe but also to fully feel the power of such beautiful and impressive nature by taking part in such activities as scuba diving, sea kayaking or climbing.
Cruise to Antarctica is certainly a voyage of a lifetime and a chance that cannot be missed if ever having enough wiliness and resources to make the decision to recede from the usual destinations and chose something a bit more extreme yet very exciting and beautiful.