Antarctica is the place of the moment. Cruises sell out a year in advance, and the Andrew Harper Travel Office is deluged with inquiries.
Our Antarctica cruise followed a route from Ushuaia, across the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands, and along the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.
A surprising high point of the trip was our visit to Port Lockroy, a former British base that has been restored and now operates as a museum.
If you thought that ice was a fairly straightforward substance, and chiefly of use for cooling a gin and tonic, then Antarctica will be a revelation.
Antarctica is the place of the moment. I am asked constantly about cruises to the Great White Continent, and the Travel Office is deluged with inquiries.
These are the creatures we saw on our Antarctic voyage, and you will have a very good chance of seeing them as well.
When contemplating a cruise to the Antarctic, it is vital to think carefully about your personal priorities.
The books and DVDs I found most useful and enjoyable in preparing for our Antarctic trip, and while there.