Courtesy of Hurtigruten
The new North & South Antarctica itinerary takes travelers into the rarely visited Marguerite Bay. There, the ship makes stops at Adelaide Island—to tour an operational research station—and Stonington Island. The bay is also home to the only breeding colony of emperor penguins on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Passengers on the 256-passenger Fram can brave the Drake Passage, cruise among icebergs, land on the White Continent, and pitch a tent on the ice (weather permitting). A lottery determines which guests get to spend the night in a two-person pop-up tent—not nearly as comfortable as the ship’s contemporary cabins, but undeniably memorable.