Above: The National Geographic Explorer in the Lemaire Channel, Antarctica

When contemplating a cruise to the Antarctic, it is vital to think carefully about your personal priorities. Do you want a luxurious voyage, or are you in search of a wildlife adventure? Is it the quality of the lecturers and naturalists, or that of the food and wine that is of primary importance?

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Above: The National Geographic Explorer in the Lemaire Channel, Antarctica

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