The southernmost continent and location of the South Pole, with its mostly ice-laden landscape, barely has any human inhabitants.
There are cruises that traverse to the Antarctic Peninsula, which leads all the way to South America. Around 20,000 people make their way to Antarctica every year to gaze at the icebergs that are almost as tall as cruise ships.
Despite being a freezing region, it houses Mount Erebus, the southernmost active volcano in the world with lava lakes.
Before going on a cruise, heed these tips to maximize your vacation to the fullest.
Bring a Swimsuit
Contrary to popular belief, the Arctic is not absolutely freezing. Be sure to pack a swimsuit so you can lounge at the pool while taking in the breathtaking views.
Pack a Camera
You wouldn’t want to miss out on a special moment like these King Penguins congregating together on a patch of ice.
Ride a Raft
Besides being aboard the cruise ship, why not ask the crew members if you can sit on the raft to get a closer look at the wildlife and icebergs? There’s no harm in asking, and you can see a view of Antarctica like you’ve never seen it before!