Southbound: polar explorers for the Antarctic wanted

Welcome to the highest, driest and coldest continent in the world – welcome to the Antarctic! Here the summer stretches from November to March and is the best time to visit. Where other ships have to give up, the adventure is only just beginning for you. Thanks to the highest ice class for passenger ships, our expedition fleet moves through the icy polar world and offers you sights that you will not soon forget: glittering icebergs, massive panoramas filled with glaciers, seabird colonies, seals and, of course, thousands of penguins.

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Fascination of the Antarctic – board the new expedition class for breathtaking expeditions into the ice

Experience safety in the polar regions – thanks to the highest ice class for passenger ships

Off on an adventure – numerous Zodiac rides and landings take you right up to the wonders of nature

An ornithologist’s paradise – the Falkland Islands are home to more than 60 bird species

Well-dressed welcome committee – enormous colonies of up to 200,000 king penguins are waiting to welcome you on South Georgia

Quench your thirst for knowledge – your experts will draw your attention to wonders both large and small

To know is to understand – a team of renowned experts let you in on the secrets of the Antarctic

In use over and over again – the Zodiacs get you up-close and personal with the experience

Simply breathtaking – the giants of the seas will surface unannounced from time to time

Packed with experience – the experienced polar crew gets you to every destination

Fascination of the ice – enjoy unforgettable moments in untouched landscapes

Thrilling wildlife sightings – discover Adelie, rockhopper or gentoo penguins, for example

Not all seals are the same – which species will you be able to observe?

Active on the ice – on selected cruises, take a kayak past stunning bays and bizarre ice sculptures

In a small group of explorers – experience the Antarctic with no more than 199 guests


Further information about the Antarctic

Animal calendar

November

  • Return of the whales
  • Mating season, nest-building and egg deposition of the Adelie, rockhopper, macaroni, king and chinstrap penguins
  • Cubbing season of the Weddell seal, leopard seal and South American fur seal

December

  • Egg deposition and breeding season of the wandering albatross
  • Cubbing season of the Antarctic fur seal
  • Breeding and upbringing season of the Adelie, chinstrap, macaroni and gentoo penguins

January

  • Upbringing season of the Antarctic fur seal
  • Breeding season of the wandering albatross and king penguin
  • Breeding and upbringing season of the Adelie, chinstrap, macaroni and gentoo penguins

    February

    • Breeding season of the wandering albatross and cape petrel
    • Upbringing season of the Antarctic fur seal
    • Breeding and upbringing season of the king, Adelie, chinstrap and macaroni penguins

        March

        • Upbringing season of the wandering albatross
        • Upbringing season of the king, macaroni and gentoo penguins

        Note: These monthly lists and wildlife sightings are based on past experience and may vary from year to year.