A cruise between Buenos Aires and Antarctica provides a holiday of stupendous contrasts, from the exotic sophistication of the legendary city with its subtropical climate to the sublime wilderness expanses of Antarctica, one of the last natural frontiers on earth. Going in February ensures that you’ll experience virgin snow fields and the most pure icebergs on the planet, as well as that magical sensation that you’re the very first to witness these unspoilt wonders.
Buenos Aires is one of the great cities of the world, home to legendary tangos and the most exciting nightlife to be found anywhere. The cuisine is mouth-watering in its variety and styles, the people open and welcoming, and the surrounding subtropical landscapes exotic and beautiful. Visit the flamboyantly neoclassical cathedral of San Martin and stroll in the city’s squares before heading out on the town as the sun goes down to experience some serious cafe society in venues such as the famous El Molino Coffee House, or enjoy a night at the Colon Theatre, opened in 1908. Whatever your tastes, Buenos Aires will be able to satisfy them in spades.
Antarctica is simply one of the most exotic places left on this congested planet, an unspoilt wilderness that unfortunately according to the experts will not be with us a whole lot longer, so catching it now in all its glory will constitute the holiday of a lifetime. It’s the windiest, coldest, highest, driest and most beautiful landscape you’ll ever come across, and in fact scientists and tourists are the only people there. Many tourists are attracted to Antarctica for its extreme hiking conditions and trekking in extremes of cold, arriving by chartered airplane and carrying all the necessary equipment for camping out. The rest of us prefer to get there in more style on a cruise liner with all the comforts of home.
These Antarctica cruise vessels stay on the edge of the great white continent, and excursions onto the pack ice last only for a few hours at a time, with all meals and entertainment taken strictly on board. This allows holidaymakers to experience the beauty of the place at firsthand but without any danger to themselves, which would be very real in these conditions.
Azamara Club Cruises
Seals, elephant seals, humpback whales and hordes of penguins are just some of the delights of an Azamare Club cruise to Antarctica, taking in some of the most stunning scenery on earth.
- Prices start from $4,299 for 16 nights.
- For more information check out their website.
The highlights of this cruise include the Gerlache Strait with its spectacular mountains and glaciers, Paradise Bay to see leopard seals, humpback whales and penguins, and Elephant Island with its array of exotic indigenous wildlife which includes a colony of elephant seals.
- Prices start at $10,000 for 14 nights.
- Visit their website for more details
This line has been running popular cruises from Buenos Aires to Antarctica for a number of years now, and has a solid reputation with visitors to the pristine Antarctic waters. See the frozen continent while there’s still time to do so, and get close and personal to some of the most exotic species on the planet.
- Prices start at $12,000 for 14 nights.
- Visit princess.com for more info.