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2013/14 Itinerary
Peninsula Cruise
10 days from $4,595
Fly over the Drake Passage then join your ship in Antarctica. Fly both ways or fly one - sail one options
Across the Circle
Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Circle, Historic Areas - kayaking, camping
14 days from $5,499
Ross Sea in the Wake of Scott and Shackleton
Ross Ice Shelf, McMurdo Sound
29 days from $18,700
Antarctica Peninsula to the Ross Sea
Wildlife and History
rarely travelled itinerary
31 days from $24,163


Cape Adare

Cape Adare is located at the end of the Adare Peninsula in Victoria Land, part of the Ross Sea area of Antarctica 71°17′S 170°14′E. It was first discovered and named by James Ross in 1841. The name comes from Ross's friend Viscount Adare after Adare in county Limerick, Ireland.

The area is most famous for being the site of the first planned overwintering in Antarctica by Carsten Borchgrevink and the crew of the Southern Cross expedition of 1898-1900. This was also the place where first permanent structure in Antarctica was constructed, this hut has been the subject of recent conservation work.

Cape Adare is the site of one of the largest Adelie penguin colonies in the Ross Sea area of Antarctica with around 250,000 breeding pairs at the height of the season.

Cape Adare Antarctica

Picture courtesy of Mike Usher - Mike went on a Ross Sea expedition on board the Kapitan Khlebnikov in 2005.
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