An Antarctica Cruise

#8 - Antarctica, Antarctica
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You won't find this location on many travel sites, but it made our #8 spot because it is truly like nothing else you'll ever experience. In this case, it's not just the destination that is breathtaking, but the whole journey to arrive there. The chilling -56° F literally makes it the coldest place on earth. The southernmost continent, which is home to the South Pole, stretches for 5.4 million sq. miles, 98% of which is ice. You'll see a lot of penguins, whales, seals and krill but very few people. Just think - you'll be one of the few who can say s/he visited Antarctica - and no one can disagree with you.
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Antarctica - Baby Penguin
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Antarctica - Iceberg
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Antarctica - Mountains
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Antarctica - Penguins
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Antarctica - Sailing
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Antarctica - Sea Lion
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Antarctica - South Georgia Elephant Seal
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Antarctica - South Georgia Penguins
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Antarctica - South Georgia Island, St An
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Antarctica - Whale Fluke
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  • Approximately 50 cruise ships currently sail to Antarctica, with about half of them carrying 100 passengers or less.
  • No humans had ever seen Antarctica until about 230 years ago. Now nearly 45,000 visitors travel to Antarctica every year.
  • Technically, Antarctica is a desert due to the fact that it averages under 2 inches of precipitation every year.
  • If Antarcticas ice melted, the oceans would rise 65 meters (210 feet) worldwide.
  • In the dry valley regions of Antarctica, the conditions are so similar to the conditions on Mars that NASA used it for testing and practice before the Viking mission to Mars.
  • The lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth was in Antarctica at a whopping -89 degrees Celsius (-129 degrees Fahrenheit)!
 

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