Antarctica, the southernmost continent and site of the South Pole, is a virtually uninhabited, ice-covered landmass. Most cruises to the continent visit the Antarctic Peninsula, which stretches toward South America.



  • Antarctica is the coldest continent on Earth with the lowest recorded temperature reaching -89.2 degrees Celsius
  • Not only is Antarctica the coldest continent it is also the driest, highest and windiest with winds reaching over 200mp.
  • Some parts of Antarctica haven’t experienced rain or snow in two million years.
  • In 1978 Emilio Palma became the first document child to have been born in Antarctica.