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Celebrate World Penguin Day 2016

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It’s one of our favorite occasions: each year, penguin lovers from around the globe celebrate World Penguin Day on April 25th! It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn more about penguin facts, how to protect their fragile environments, and the unique characteristics of the various penguin species in Antarctica, the sub-Antarctic regions, and the Galapagos Islands.

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Top 5 Things to Bring on a Galapagos Islands Vacation

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Whatever you have planned for your Galapagos Islands holiday, one thing our passengers have learned is to be prepared for anything! In this geographically stunning and biologically diverse Pacific Ocean archipelago, you might find yourself hiking among the remnants of Chilean and Norwegian whaling stations one day and snorkeling alongside pilot whales, orcas, dolphins, marine iguanas and majestic green sea turtles the next.

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5 Truths about Adventure Cruising

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New technologies and innovations are giving intrepid travelers exciting new ways to take holidays. On our 17-day Intimate Falklands: Bespoke Expedition, for example, travelers explore the biodiversity of East and West Falkland from both land and sea, traveling on the 12-passenger small exploration boat Hans Hansson to places large cruise ships simply aren’t able to reach.

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Recommended Reading for Galapagos Islands

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Galapagos travel can be a life changing experience, almost overwhelming in its intensity. It’s a kind of sensory overload; the spectacular island vistas, never-before-heard calls of diverse and inquisitive wildlife as they draw near, and the blissful scents of rare fauna and fresh seawater all competing for your attention.

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Inuit Throat Singing - A Mesmerizing Experience

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Two young women in flowing traditional Inuit amautis -- one white, one purple -- clasp one another’s arms and stand face to face, rocking and swaying in front of a mesmerized audience, their fearsome growls and raspy cries melding together in oddly hypnotic song.

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Cutting Edge Video in Antarctica

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It’s what exploring Antarctica is all about: a Zodiac excursion around the pristine shores one of the many spectacular islands in the region. Taking your seat, you nod to the skipper and pull away from the expedition vessel, headed for up close interactions with rare Antarctic land and marine wildlife.

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Meet Icebreaker Captain Petr Golikov

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Meet a living legend. Meet Master Mariner, Petr Golikov.  

Along with highly experienced crews, vessels carrying passengers to remote Polar Regions must be specifically designed and prepped for intricate journeys. Petr and powerhouse Kapitan Khlebnikov icebreaker, seen here crushing through arctic sea ice, have been dedicated to making this journey for over 20 years.

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Antarctic Small Ship Vacations aboard the Hans Hansson

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Only a century ago, venturing as far south as the 7th continent was an undertaking requiring months of preparation and weeks at sea. You were literally taking your life in your hands, as Antarctic explorers Roald Amundsen, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, or Nobu Shirase would surely attest.

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Meet Our Young Polar Explorers

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We often get questions from passengers about what it’s like to travel to Antarctica with kids, and how kids enjoy a polar expedition.

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Meet the Frigate Bird

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Frigate birds (also called frigatebirds, frigate-birds or even the frigate petrel) are found across tropical and subtropical oceans, but the unique ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands is home to two types of this distinctive seabird: magnificent frigates and great frigates.

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