Christmas in ANTARCTICA

Christmas in ANTARCTICA

Penguins, Dolphins, Whales, Icebergs, Glaciers, Zodiacs, and Polar Plunging in a Snowstorm…a Very White Christmas in Antarctica indeed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUc1XoQOZFM Want To Travel More? Don't Know How? Enter your email below to receive my latest...
Zodiac Cruises and Penguin Colonies

Zodiac Cruises and Penguin Colonies

  Christmas Eve. Up at 7 so that we could begin our 2.5 hour zodiac cruise through Cierva Cove. It was snowing – a very white Christmas indeed. We were on a search for sea mammals, specifically whales, but unfortunately we didn't see any. It wasn't that much of...
First view of Antarctica!

First view of Antarctica!

We were awakened at 6:30am to an announcement saying to look out our windows and view Antarctica! I screamed and ran to the upper deck to take photos (naturally). It was freezing cold but the views were astonishing – so nice to see after two days at sea. We...

The Drake Shake

One of our photographers captured the view from the bridge while the Vavilov was crossing the Drake Passage on our way to Antarctica for Christmas! Pretty wild…50 knot winds! It's most definitely referred to as the “Drake Shake” for a...
All Aboard the Vavilov…Let’s go to Antarctica!

All Aboard the Vavilov…Let’s go to Antarctica!

All aboard the Vavilov for Christmas in Antarctica! It was slightly overwhelming as I was making the journey to the “Deep South” on my own but, as always, I managed. That night we were told to take our motion sickness meds because the Drake Passage, the roughest seas...