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Antarctica travel reveals the dramatic extremes of a frozen continent.  It holds the title of coldest, driest, windiest, and highest elevation on earth.  A number of ships ply the Antarctic waters, from Russian icebreakers to luxury expedition ships with strengthened hulls.

Antarctica cruises offer zodiac excursions for up-close encounters with wildlife and the blue icebergs that float quietly in the surrounding waters.  Experience some Antarctic kayaking.  On Antarctica tours, on board experts lecture on the region's natural history, weather, and captivating wildlife commonly seen during a cruise to the frozen continent.

Different types of animal will be in front of your eyes; humpback whales, penguins, orcas, albatrosses, petrels and sea lions, among others.

The first formal use of the name "Antarctica" as a continental name in the 1890s is attributed to the Scottish cartographer John George Bartholomew.  The name Antarctica is the Romanised version of a Greek compound word meaning "opposite to the Arctic", "opposite of the north".