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Why You Should Add South Georgia to Your Antarctic Cruise

What’s so great about South Georgia and Antarctica?

Frank S. Todd (1942-2016), world-renowned ornithologist and penguin expert, famously said, “If God took a vacation, it would be to South Georgia.” This subantarctic island is known throughout the world — and perhaps beyond — as one of our planet’s greatest locations for wildlife viewing. But South Georgia is a worthy cruise destination for other reasons too. Read on to learn about the special attractions and things to do on a trip to South Georgia and Antarctica.

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Kings of the Southern Ocean: 9 Delightful Facts About the King Penguin


Generous, athletic, caring, and gregarious — with all their charms, it's no wonder King Penguins often serve as the quintessential image of the black and white bird.

These dapper, distinguished birds are much more than feature film fodder, though and boast some pretty impressive features.

In no particular order, here are our nine favorite facts about the King Penguin:

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South Georgia is rodent-free: How they did it and why it matters


South Georgia's birds are a bit safer this week after a years-long project to rid the island of invasive rodent species was complete.

The Scottish-based South Georgia Heritage Trust Habitat Restoration Project (SGHT) announced on May 9 the long, narrow, mountainous and glaciated island located in the southern Atlantic Ocean was free of rodents for the first time in at least 200 years.

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A Front line View of the Falklands and South Georgia


St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia © Charles and Mary Love October 21 – November 7, 2017

“The stark polar lands grip the hearts of men who have lived on them in a manner hardly understood by people who’ve never got beyond the pale of civilization.”

—Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton

After two days at sea from Puerto Madryn, Argentina, we make a morning landing to observe birds near a small settlement on Carcass Island in the Falklands. The number of species in the Falklands (over 200) is impressive. These islands, we’re told, have more striated caracaras, slender-beaked prions and pale-mantled sooty albatrosses than anywhere else in the world.

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