Book by September 30, 2010 to save 30% off an 11-day polar voyage onboard the Antarctic Dream. This discount applies to the November 7, 2010 departure. Here’s a beautiful clip of an Antarctic Dream expedition to give you an idea of what you might expect during a trip to the Great White Continent. Click here for details on the expedition and discount.
The month of November (late Austral spring and early Austral summer) undoubtedly offers the most adventurous time to visit the Peninsula. This is the time to see Antarctica at its most undisturbed form. As the season goes on, the landing areas become impacted and muddy. Some operators tend to discourage November voyages as temperatures tend to be colder and polar ice is still breaking up so access to some areas may be limited. The cold temperatures, however, also offer the most impressive ice-scapes, pristine snow and breathtaking scenery.
Antarctica wildlife — particularly whales — is not as plentiful as later in the season. That said, I have personally been to Antarctica during November and we had five humpback sightings; one that graced our zodiac. Penguins numbers and plentiful, and this is a great time to see the penguins mating.