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Discover the Ultimate Penguin Adventure in Antarctica

Our Antarctic Airways jet descends rapidly onto a harrowingly short gravel runway, coming to a surprisingly smooth stop. Realizing I’m holding my breath, I exhale deeply. I’m not alone. Flying into Antarctica is, well, breathtaking. I’ve come for an Antarctic Bridge cruise on board the 200-passenger, ultra-luxe Silver Endeavour. But, really, I’ve come for penguins.

An Antarctic Bridge cruise necessitates a long journey prior, involving three flights and overnights in Santiago and Punta Arenas, Chile. Yet, this type of voyage skips the two-day crossing each way of the potentially turbulent Drake Passage. Instead, we fly some two hours from Punta Arenas smack-dab into Antarctica. On this last flight I keep pinching myself; I’m going to see penguins again. Read more…

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