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The 8 Best Cruise Itineraries (and When To Go)

by Heidi Sarna | May 05, 2017

20-night Antarctica

This expensive trip-of-a-life-time sails round-trip out of Ushuaia, Argentina, and explores all three of Antarctica’s main regions — the Antarctica Peninsula for its stunning ice bergs and penguins; South Georgia Island to follow in the footsteps of explorer Ernest Shackleton; and the pastoral Falkland Islands

When to Go: December

Why Then: Penguin chicks start hatching during this time of the year, when Antarctica sees the most sunlight (20 hours per day) and the warmest temperatures of the year.

Who Goes: Seabourn Quest, Le Boréal, Silver Explorer, MS MidnatsolZaandam

Heidi Sarna

Heidi Sarna is a Singapore-based contributor to ShermansCruise who has also written for Condé Nast Traveler and USA Today.

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