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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


Royal Penguin Colony - Macquarie Island

This Royal Penguin colony is at Sandy Bay on Macquarie Island (Macquarie Island is home to about 3 million Royal penguins), amid hummocky grass about 100m inland and 50m above sea level up a steep slope. It is both noisy and smelly, and is reached (by humans) via flights of wooden steps and a boardwalk from the beach, which is the preserve of the king penguin colonies and the elephant seals. The royals therefore have to 'run the gauntlet' in getting to and from the water across the beach and up onto the grassy escarpment.

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