pros & cons of the
Peak Antarctica
cruise season

to mid-February

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Peak Season
mid-December to mid-February


Long daylight hours (this peaks on December 22).

Seas tend to be calmer. Waves and winds subside at sea - and in the bays and channels.

Wildlife viewing is at its best, both onboard and on shore. This is the prime penguin egg-hatching season - and the fluffy chicks are adorable.


Prices are at their highest in all cabin categories.

Many cruises are fully booked six or more months in advance.

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the pros & cons of each season

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PAGE TWO - Early season
PAGE FOUR - Late season

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