pros & cons of the
Late Antarctica
cruise season

mid-February to March

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Late Season
mid-February to March


Whale watching is at its delightful best.

Prices begin to fall - and last-minute bookings are easier to secure.

Some ships become less crowded onboard.

Ice continues to melt, allowing ships to sail to destinations farther south.


Some landings bear the messy, muddy impact of many previous cruisers.

The penguins begin their "disappearing act" (they leave their breeding grounds to go out to sea to feed).

Daylight hours become shorter and shorter.

Temperature gets appreciably colder.


The above advantages and disadvantages are the most pronounced in March.

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