Our pick #1
Jutting out of Antarctica, the Antarctic Peninsula is the most accessible part of mainland Antarctica, slightly less inhospitable than the rest of the continent. It is still an incredibly wild place, formed mainly of snow and ice, though an abundance of wildlife carves out a life in this frozen land. Expedition cruisers will weave past colossal icebergs to make land, in the hope of spotting giant lumbering seals and great penguin colonies not far from the shore. Jagged mountain peaks and towering glaciers dominate the landscape, whilst back out to sea there are good opportunities to spot minke, killer (orca) and humpback whales at close range.