Antarctica is one of the last off-the-beaten-track destinations in the world. It’s a bucket-list honeymoon for adventure seekers, wildlife enthusiasts and lovers of glacial beauty. After days of traversing some of the most extraordinary and thrilling terrain on Earth, snuggle up in a cabin and watch icebergs float by.
Tierra del Fuego, the land of fire, beckons you from the heady appeal of Buenos Aires, where Ushuaia (the southernmost city of the world) could be the hop-off point for your grand adventure. Sail in luxury on board an expedition vessel such as the exquisite Le Lyrial or the elegant Hebridean Sky. You’ll cross the daring Drake Passage, past the Falkland Islands where you may disembark and potter the charming streets of Port Stanley, and onwards towards the seventh continent. Deck-side sightings of whale, seal and other wildlife become more frequent as your journey continues past South Georgia, a nearly-submerged continuation of the Andres mountain range.
Be wowed by vast colonies of king penguin as well as inquisitive fur and elephant seal. Sail through Paradise Bay and the Lemaire Channel, referred to as Kodak Alley for its stunning camera-ready vistas of towering icebergs and deep blue waters. Visit the remains of a turn-of-the-century whaling station and stroll along a sheltered beach teeming with basking elephant seal. Back in the zodiac, circumnavigate colossal icebergs that serve as floating homes to the charming wildlife.
Antarctica’s long, ethereal twilight is fantastic for photographs; enjoy evenings with your loved one taking pictures of the jewel-like icebergs and mighty skies. This isn’t a honeymoon for those who wish to lie around and do little – there are plenty of early starts – but if the sound of kayaking beside silvery fur seal, coming within inches of a curious waddling penguin and seeing massive ice chunks calving off glaciers into the sea sounds appealing then this is the trip for you. Moreover, you will start your life together experiencing a place few others ever get to visit and make memories to last a lifetime.
If you’d like to discover the pristine beauty of the ‘white continent’, speak to our honeymoon specialists. The nature of this wilderness means no two trips are alike, so you’re guaranteed a unique experience. We’ll tailor your holiday to ensure that your Antarctic adventure is the perfect start to your other grand expedition – spending the rest of your lives together.