Most Antarctic cruise operators are based out of Ushuaia at the tip of South America, where as Heritage Expeditions is the only company that specialises in cruises to the Ross Sea region sometimes referred to as ‘the heart of Antarctica’.
The remote East Antarctic coastline is locked under ice for most of the year, making the Ross Sea region one of is the last great unspoiled part of the world’s oceans. During these short summer months, the Ross Sea is home to an abundance of wildlife including Adélie and Emperor penguins as well as numerous whale and seal species. It is also rich in birdlife including Snow Petrels, South Polar Skuas, and Southern Fulmars.
With only a select number of departures to the region only a few hundred people are able to visit each year – making this region of Antarctica a true privilege to explore.