One benefit of polar cruising is the lead time — trips for 2020 are already on the schedule — and that means you can start planning and saving now to make your (penguin, polar bear, or iceberg) dreams a reality.
These dapper, distinguished birds are much more than feature film fodder, though and boast some pretty impressive features.In no particular order, here are our nine favorite facts about the King Penguin:
We travel because we love seeing the world and all its splendor.
South Georgia's birds are a bit safer this week after a years-long project to rid the island of invasive rodent species was complete.
Polar adventurers aboard Poseidon Expedition’s 114-passenger vessel Sea Spirit will now benefit from advanced technology when the ship is equipped with new retractable fin stabilizers next year.
“The stark polar lands grip the hearts of men who have lived on them in a manner hardly understood by people who’ve never got beyond the pale of civilization.”
—Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton
After two days at sea from Puerto Madryn, Argentina, we make a morning landing to observe birds near a small settlement on Carcass Island in the Falklands. The number of species in the Falklands (over 200) is impressive. These islands, we’re told, have more striated caracaras, slender-beaked prions and pale-mantled sooty albatrosses than anywhere else in the world.