What to pack for
your Antarctica cruise

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Camera equipment


Bring plenty. Estimate how many photos you think you will take, then double that number.


They lose their charge quickly in the cold. Always carry a fully charged backup when you are on a Zodiac excursion. You don't want to miss the shot of a lifetime.

Battery charger

It's essential if your camera uses rechargeable batteries.

Voltage converter

If you have a 110-volt-only charger, you need a converter to use the ship's 220-volt electricity.

Photo gloves

Ski and other thick gloves can make it difficult to manipulate the dials and buttons on your camera. Some photographers carry special gloves with finger holes. They temporarily don them (or at least the right hand glove) when a photo-op calls for frequent lens or camera-setting changes.

Small, lightweight backpack

If you bring on Zodiac expeditions a large camera and interchangeable lenses, you must wear a lightweight backpack when boarding and getting off a Zodiac. Reason: For safety's sake, both your hands must be free - and a camera or binoculars must not be dangling from your neck. Note: Some ships give a free backpack.

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