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7 unconventional cruises for your bucket list

By: Josh Lew on Feb. 25, 2013, 3:54 p.m.
Antarctic penguins with cruise ship in background

Photo: Bob Simpson/A&K

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South to Antarctica

Antarctica isn't the first place that comes to mind when people dream of cruising. However, this unpopulated and icy continent is a great destination for anyone who wants to see nature at its harshest and most beautiful. For some people, a cruise to Antarctica is part of their bucket list goal of setting foot on every continent. Cruisers can see massive icebergs, glaciers, penguins, seals and other cold-climate wildlife, and also experience the kind of adventurous vibe not available at other destinations. The expedition experts at Abercrombie & Kent offer attractive cruise packages to the Antarctic that feature a strong educational element, with naturalists and scientists onboard to offer insights into the amazing landscapes, animals and ice formations nearby.