Even for the savviest of travelers, the journey to Antarctica is anything but easy. Best case scenario you’re talking multiple flights and then there’s the infamous Drake Passage. But once you’re there, electric blue icebergs piercing through cobalt colored water, and an entire continent dotted with hundreds of thousands of waddling penguins awaits you.
It’s a bucket list destination like none other and has become one of the most popular travel destinations of late. However unlike other destinations, traveling to Antarctica takes a fair amount of research and planning. From nitty gritty details like what to pack to understanding the different types of operators to choose from ie expedition ships versus luxury ships and research ships, I’m breaking down everything you need to know from what to pack to how to pick the best cruise for you.