One thing you might not expect to see in the Antarctic is a boiling cauldron of heat, but that's exactly what Deception Island is! As you cruise the Southern Ocean on your exploration of Antarctica, an exciting stop is the active volcano caldera that is Deception Island. Over 10,000 years ago, the volcano erupted and caused its collapse, thus flooding the caldera. But it's just as active as ever, has erupted several times since its first discovery by humans in the 19th century. When you visit, you will marvel at the seemingly hidden entrance called Neptune's Bellows, with steep rock walls rising on both sides. Then you'll meet the locals - countless seabirds and a huge colony of chinstrap penguins. Let us know when you're ready to start planning your trip to Antarctica.