If you're thinking of heading south, you've still got plenty of time for planning before the short Antarctic travel season kicks off in mid-November. Avoid the large cruise lines, because not only are their expeditions more expensive than those on smaller ships but they also don't make regular landfalls on the ice and their insular atmosphere (not to mention bingo and cabaret) keeps you from experiencing the true remoteness of the continent.
Most tourist trips to Antarctica leave from Argentina, but from Asia-Pacific you might want to make your way via Christchurch, New Zealand, where prominent...
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