I always want to go beyond the limits... and this voyage took me further south than 70° latitude, right down to the Antarctic ice fields. An unforgettable experience. Like the entire trip, with quite a few landings on our way up along the Antarctic peninsula to finally reach the Falkland islands before getting back to Punta Arenas.
It was quite impressive to see all the different wildlife during this trip, from wales, seals, penguins to lots of different species of birds. On our way we also landed on Stonington Island to visit the historic sites of the former American and British stations on the Antarctic, which both have been abandoned more than 50 years ago. On our way back, we also stopped at Vernadsky Research Base, a Ukrainian Antarctic Station located at Marina Point on Galindez Island of Argentine Islands. A visit of the station and its facilities gave an insight of how these people live and work.
And finally the drake passage made me realize how rough and challenging the sea can be when Atlantic and Pacific ocean meet around the cape.
Spacious and with all amenities you would find in a 5* hotel